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Thread #135716   Message #3096382
Posted By: Rob Naylor
16-Feb-11 - 08:15 AM
Thread Name: Mumford & Sons at the Brits Awards
Subject: RE: Mumford & Sons at the Brits Awards
Ruth Archer: As Dave Eyre suggested on a thread yesterday, if you don't like what's going on, change it. Get out there and run an event

I do, in a small way.

A while back when I put on Tiny Tin Lady ( before Katriona left) at our local indie rock venue, TTL was astonished to find that most of their audience was under 25 and even more surprised to find them up front and dancing. And the younsters were surprised to find that they liked a band that came with a "somewhat folky pedigree". My daughter's friend (a Metal Head) said to her " I love them, they're great...but don't tell anybody I said that" :-). Danni said it was a refreshing change to be playing to an audience near their own age.

I'm putting on Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts at a local venue in April and lining up a young local support with a "youth" following here as, again, I know Katriona and Jamie usually get a more "mature" audience and feel that a bit more "cross-fertilisation" of the local scene wouldn't go amiss.