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 it’s live it’s here. Just click on the headings above to
go where you want to go, or use our search engine to keep track of your
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.
Welcome to the February 2011 edition of Playing Out
Loud. We’re now into our 8th year of promoting music in the South
of England, and as usual we’ve got pages and pages of live music Listings
which includes more information about the artists and styles than most
websites, and in our Previews
section we focus on a few gigs to give you a bit more information. Featured
this month are folk, pop, gospel and rock in the shape of The Gospel Choir
of Cuba, Teddy Thompson, Sean Taylor, British Sea Power, Dolly Varden
and Emily Smith.
Our Coming Soon section looks
ahead to gigs right up until the end of October to help you plan ahead
with your live music outings. Album, gig and book reviews
will be added during the month so keep coming back to us to keep up to
date. And our Festival Focus
feature keeps you in touch with the lineups to all the festivals in the
This month we also bring you the latest “My
Music” features in which local musicians are quizzed about their musical
Finally, if you like this site and want it to continue, or you are a promoter,
artist or venue who appreciate our efforts, you can make a donation by
clicking on to our Donations logo. All contributions gratefully received,
as we have been operating at a loss for the last eight years!
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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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Don’t 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.
1st February - New Edition of Playing
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TUES FEB 15 &
TURNER SIMS CONCERT HALL
FRI FEB 18
RAILWAY INN, WINCHESTER
THURS FEB 17
THE CELLARS, EASTNEY,
WED FEB 23
ASHCROFT ARTS CENTRE, FAREHAM
BRITISH SEA POWER
WEDGEWOOD ROOMS, PORTSMOUTH
THE JOINERS, SOUTHAMPTON