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I'm James Richings, Producer, Club Promoter, Writer and one half of the dubstep/drum and bass duo Sublok. I like to share my music with those who are interested and also to write the occasional article giving advice to fellow producers and promoters whilst sharing my experiences with you all.

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jamesrichings on 05/09/2016 at 09:08AM

Let’s Get Brighton Rocking - Great LIVE Bands to Hire in Brighton

The Mighty Bloxed !

There are over 500 bands available to hire from in and around Brighton. Considering that Brighton is known as the European version of San Francisco, you can imagine why there’s so many, and just what kind of diversity that 500+ strong list represents. If you’re looking to work with an artist for your recording session or live event, one of the easiest ways to narrow down the thousands of performers from the area is to search a free-to-use trading platform like Warble Entertainment , which lets individual artists, groups (and even non-musical acts like fire-spinners) list their sweet skills at their going rate, along with some evidence of what they can do.


It certainly seems a lot more streamlined than the traditional music booking process of meeting friends-of-friends of going through agents (who represent just a few artists and take part of their hard-earned dues), but what kind of Brighton bands can you really find on the platform?


You’ll find rock and Britpop cover bands like The Great Escape or The Works, both with years of experience playing at parties, specializing in floor-filling chart toppers. Then there’s personality-driven trios of vocal gospel singers or harmonisers like The Dotty Dolls. You can hire a dozen different jazz bands, or Beatles tribute band the Brighton Beatles with their convincing sound and very committed haircuts.


What if you’re after something at the more outlandish end of the spectrum? You can hire the absurdist music group Musical Santas for a Christmas party (they really do seem to specialise in classic Christmas tunes – it’s not just a visual theme), classic/rock ballad gothic songstresses Luna who will – no kidding! – sing you an incredible Italian version of Chris Isaac’s Wicked Game. Or, is it in Latin? You could even hire your very own beat-boxing vocal group in the form of Brighton’s Bloxed Beatbox. You can even hire this crazy guy to show up to your event with his Future Harp. I kind of think it must just be like air guitar, except the weirdest air-instrument you’ve ever seen. But even doubting that it’s real, you can’t take your eyes off it.


Most performers offer to bring all their own top-of-the-line equipment, so you can get around the costs of a PA. You can hire more than just live music, too. There’s a Sussex-travelling fire juggler and Brighton-based

fire entertainment troupe


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jamesrichings on 02/10/2016 at 04:13PM

Top 3 Destinations in America for Music Lovers

The world of music has for long been growing tremendously in United States of America. The country bears a great musical name as it is home to iconic musicians across the globe. USA features all genres of music like rock, jazz, soul, classics and reggae among many others. In this regard, a lot of people from all corners of the world travel to USA to quench their thirst for music. Moreover, travelling to the United States of America has been made easy as people can use the new online visa waver program and get a short term (90 days) recreational travel visa called the 'Electronic System for Travel Authorization' (esta visa) from places like esta-visa in order to acquire travel documents faster, as opposed to the long document filling process and harder to aquire full US Visa. Whether looking for concerts or just to listen to your favorite music, you will be in the right place while in USA. In fact best music venues are innumerable across the country. For music lovers, it is time to pack and head to USA in search of the following music venues:



This legendary music venue is situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park community. The venue is legendary in the sense that it existed several decades ago and was in a position to nourish its name for its historical drama dating back in 1934. It is also known for hosting and launching personalities like Dave Mathews. The venue is spacious enough to carry a great number of people. Schubas Tavern’s great name has seen the venue grow and attract a lot of people in each music show. It is the best venue for those seeking indie type music concerts and performances.


Situated in Los Angeles, Troubadour ranks among the top most famous music venues in USA. It was established in 1957, and since then has hosted music shows done by renowned world artists. Those who have visited this venue have been privileged to watch live performances from musicians like Elton John, Carole King, and James Taylor among others. Troubadour never runs dry of both local and foreign visitors as they come to listen to all genres of music. A lot of upcoming artists have seen their names grow for hosting performances in this venue. It is guaranteed that whenever you step on the stage at Troubadour, your name is heading to fame.


It is one of the leading venues where visitors enjoy a dose of classics and other songs dating back decades. The hall is a landmark historical music venue designed and decorated in its own unique way. It is here that you will hear and encounter some of the best symphonies ever. The venue also hosts cultural music and romantic music as well. Those who have been at Severance hall can attest to the fact that the performances will leave you calling for more. Severance hall is located in Cleveland and remains ever busy for its pleasant tunes.

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