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.
Happy New Year music lovers! Hope you had a great Christmas and are ready to
enjoy some music in January 2006. Our
Listings for the month are about as comprehensive as we can make them, and
we preview some of the most interesting gigs in our
Articles section. The acts include
American visitors Kevin Montgomery and Eileen Rose, both in the Alt Country
mode, Basingstoke upstarts The Johnsons, folk veteran Richard Thompson and
bluesman Dan Phelps. Weíve also got some brand new CD reviews in our
Reviews section which will also be
topped up with live gig reviews later in the month.
Our News section will also be added to
throughout the month and this monthís
Coming Soon is the most comprehensive so far. And donít forget our
Festival Focus section which will
also be updated as names for all the festivals are announced.
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Playing Out Loud
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Hants SO17 1QG.
STOP THE PRESS!
Due to public demand we are introducing this new section to enable you to plan
ahead. Coming Soon! will give basic live music listings over the next couple of
months after the current month. Full listings with details of music genres will
of course appear in the monthly Listings later. Please donít forget to have a
look at Festival Focus for lineups right through to the end of September!
section will be constantly updated throughout each month, so keep coming back!
Click here to see what is COMING SOON!
26th January - 2 News,
9th January - Listings Update (Talking Heads, Southampton), Message
1st January - New Edition of Playing Out Loud.co.uk
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Sunday January 8
& The Railway Inn, Winchester
Friday January 13
& Central Studio, Basingstoke Saturday January 28
The Railway Inn, Winchester
Sunday January 29
Havant Arts Centre, Havant
Friday January 20
& Forest Arts,
Friday January 27th
Friday January 13
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Friday January 27
West End Centre, Aldershot
Saturday January 14 & Wedgewood
Sunday January 15
Southampton's No 1 recording studio