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 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.
don’t 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 June
edition of Playing Out Loud. 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. We cover rock, pop,
folk, blues and punk ska this month with previews of Senser, Blue Oyster Cult,
Tiny Tin Lady, Dani Wilde, Chase Long Beach and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Our Coming Soon section looks ahead
to gigs right up until the end of July 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 keep up to
Our Festival Focus section is
back, and we have a new section, The Shop,
in which we will be offering music-related items for sale at reasonable prices –
vinyl records, CDs, music magazines like Q, Record Collector etc, music
memorabilia, book and much more. You can also contact The Shop for specific
enquiries if you are searching for a particular record, CD etc and we will try
to help you.
Our Food & Things section
includes reviews and a list of recommended restaurants. We hope to update this
section a bit more regularly in future and welcome the submission of reviews
from any of you out there who want to share their eating out experiences with a
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 five 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 June - New Edition of Playing Out Loud.co.uk
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see POL Articles
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, WEDGEWOOD ROOMS,
BLUES ON THE FARM, PUMPBOTTOM FARM, APPLEDRAM, NR CHICHESTER FRIDAY JUNE 20.
TINY TIN LADY
THE LIGHTS, ANDOVER,
WEDS JUNE 18 FOREST ARTS CENTRE,
FRI JUNE 20 ASHCROFT ARTS,
SAT JUNE 21
CHASE LONG BEACH,
THE JOINERS, SOUTHAMPTON MONDAY JUNE 23
TALKING HEADS, SOUTHAMPTON
FRI JUNE 13
BLUE OYSTER CULT, THE
SUN JUNE 8