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Independent Venue Week: Two shows funded by The Arts Council

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CLUB VELOCITY announces two shows in January 2016
in association with INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2016 (funded by the Arts Council England)
Show Number One
Friday January 29th 2016
Bands  Quiet Quiet Band/Big Zero/Matt Maltese
Show Number Two
Saturday January 30th 2016
Bands Vienna Ditto/Pink Diamond Revue/Juliet And The Raging Romeos

Monday 25th January – Sunday 31st January 2016

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that run them, week in, week out.

These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.

These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.


CLUB VELOCITY started in March 2003, at the Rising Sun Arts Centre.it is the longest regular gig night in Reading.Over the years it has hosted very early shows by the likes of Sundara Karma, The Amazons,Bloc Party,Midimidis Ben Marwood, The Good Natured,Pete And The Pirates, Six Nation State, Mat Maltese, Palm Honey, Echoic and many others

Plus over years many representatives  of the music industry from all three major record labels, many independent record and publishing companies plus managers who look after from everyone from the Libertines to Heaven 17.
Friday January 29th 2016
Quiet Quiet Band 
(Are definitely one of the best live bands in the land.
They deal in great forward thinking alt country folk, with a huge slab of sonic rocknroll swagger)
Big Zero 
(Could be the future of popular music.They are are cool.They wear socks.
They sound like Devo/The Cars/Weezer/The Knack)
Matt Maltese 
(19 years old, from rural Berkshire.Huge talent alert.Causing big
waves in London)
Saturday  January 30th 2016
Vienna Ditto
(Living Reading legends, girl-boy electro blues.Championed by Radio 1, Radio X and 6 Music)
Pink Diamond Revue
(Two chaps-who create amazing beats, with drums and B Movie samples. Incredible)
Juliet And The Raging Romeos
(Female fronted bubble gum garage-pop-punk that mummy used to bake.Tasty)
!!!!!!Rising Sun Arts Centre is the only Reading venue that is involved with Independent Venue Week!!!!!!

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