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 November 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. Featured this month are pop, folk, jazz, Americana and psychedelic
rock with artists including Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Stacey Kent,
Dengue Fever, James Yorkston, Imelda May and Micah P Hinson.
Coming Soon section looks ahead to gigs right up until the end of January
2009 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
Our Festival Focus section has now wound up but we have a recent addition,
The Shop, in which we offer
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.
3rd November - 2 Gig reviews,
1st November - New Edition of Playing Out Loud.co.uk
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see POL Articles
DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK
CELLARS AT EASTNEY, SOUTHSEA SATURDAY NOV 15
THE BROOK SOUTHAMPTON WEDNESDAY
MICAH P HINSON WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
SUNDAY NOV 9
STACEY KENT CONCORDE CLUB EASTLEIGH
DENGUE FEVER SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE
WED NOV 19
JAMES YORKSTON THE JOINERS SOUTHAMPTON
WED NOV 19