PLAYING OUT LOUD!
Welcome to the latest edition of Playing Out Loud,
POL for short, a monthly guide to live music
in the South of England, with gig listings, articles, interviews, news, CD and
gig reviews and much more. We now get nearly 250,000 hits per month, reflecting
the success of our mission to stimulate interest in live music in Hampshire,
Dorset and Wiltshire and parts of adjoining counties.
Jazz, pop, blues, folk, country, rock, soul and classical music are all covered
- if itís live itís here. Just click on the headings above to go where you want
to go, or use our search engine to keep track of your favourite artists.
As experts in the music media field with a host of contacts in the music
industry, we also offer our services, for a small fee, to bands and performers
looking to improve their press, media or web content, and get more gigs, and to
venues wishing to raise their profile and pull in more customers. Please email
me for more details. And if you like the look of this website our website
manager can also help you set up your own website or improve your existing
one. Again, just email for more information.
donít forget to look out for AND Magazine where PLAYING
OUT LOUD has a
double-page spread in each issue. The magazine covers the same geographical area
as POL and also includes leisure, travel,
food, fashion, cinema, theatre and
many other subjects.
Welcome to the August edition of Playing Out Loud. As
usual weíve got pages and pages of live music
Listings which includes more
information about the artists and styles than most websites, and in our
Articles section we focus on a few
gigs to give you a bit more information. We cover rap, rock, country and many
other musical genres this month in the shape of The Damned, Lightniní Willie &
The Poorboys, Loomer, Spooky Mens Chorale, Isaac Hayes and Lethal Bizzle.
Our Festival Focus section keeps
you up to date with the festival scene in the South and beyond. If you havenít
caught up with our Food & Things
section, then take a look now. It lists 160 restaurants and eating places across
the South and we will soon be updating our Restaurant of the Month, and will do
so each month from now on! All of the restaurants listed have been sampled and
given the POL seal of approval. So if you want to find somewhere to eat before
or after going out to a music gig, or are looking for somewhere to celebrate a
special occasion, just take a look at Food & Things which is set out
geographically just like our Listings
Album, gig and book Reviews will be
added during the month so keep coming back to us to keep up to date.
We welcome your input, so if thereís anything weíve left out or you would like
to see on our site, just email us. And donít forget to support
The Brook in Southampton
Ė they are just about to announce new owners so the future is bright for this
great venue, but they still need you there!.
NUJ Member No 0896708
CDs for review or press packs etc should be sent directly to:
Playing Out Loud
Co/ Peter Ashton
45 Roselands Gardens,
Hants SO17 1QG.
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Donít forget to check
COMING SOON! PREVIEW section which enables you to plan ahead. It gives advanced listings for
most of the bigger venues, with further dates added throughout the month.
7th August - News update
6th August - NEW LARMER TREE FESTIVAL GIG REVIEW!
1st August - New Edition of Playing Out Loud.co.uk
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Wednes August 8
& Thomas Tripp, Christchurch
Thurs August 9.
Talking Heads, Southampton Thursday August 23
The Opera House, Bournemouth Saturday August 4
Wickham Festival Friday August 3
& Sidmouth Festival Saturday August 4
The Joiners, Southampton Thursday August 16
The Brook, Southampton Saturday August 18
Southampton's No 1 recording studio