30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (26th to 28th April)

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Hi Everyone

They say that a watched kettle never boils.  So imagine my dismay when my kettle failed to boil even though I wasn't even watching it.  It was then that I realised that perhaps somebody else (Gary, Hendryx J) had been watching it, causing it to remain unboiled.  They both denied this and a row subsequently ensued.  It only calmed down when we realised it hadn't boiled because it wasn't plugged in!

How we laughed when the mystery was solved

In other news, there's some events or something at the Rising Sun this weekend

On Friday, it's time for another CLUB VELOCITY

Another fine selection of beat combos for the enjoyment of us all courtesy of Velocity HQ and it looks just so:-

Nearly Unsociable first performed live as a band at a school concert in 2014 under the name ‘Painted Faces,’ and their desire to become a guitar rock band was ignited. They swiftly established their current line-up: Louis (guitar/vocals), Beatrice (vocals), Olly (guitar), Lewis (bass), and Henry (drums), and began to perform regularly together.

At first they played a selection of covers, such as ‘Starman’, 'Can’t Stop' and 'R U Mine', and eventually in 2016, Louis wrote their first original song, ‘Valerie in the Gallery.’ Over the next couple of years, as the band members left school for university and college, Nearly Unsociable began performing to public audiences at local pubs and community festivals, such as ‘Around the Boundary' near Oxford. The group became closer-knit as they rehearsed and collaborated on more original material written by Louis, and their classical music training gave them the skill base from which to develop their own individual style.

Now fully focused on original songs, the alternative rock band recorded their debut single ‘Fight The Feeling’ in 2018 at Blue Dot Studios in Brighton, with producer Olli Daffarn. Looking towards the future, the band plans to expand its performance opportunities, while working on new original material and continuing to develop that style which is uniquely ‘Nearly Unsociable.’

Club Velocity legend.His fans include Brett Anderson/Zane Lowe/Tom Bellamy

"I make music of the future with bits of the past. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I like Autumn, shapes, colours and Star Trek. The future? Watch this space."

A new indie rock band with hook-driven post-punk influences. Made up of salesmen, scientists and guys tattooed with exploding chickens, from Wandsworth and Reading town. Spanish Green are named after the village where they met and fell in love

We're open at 8pm and it'll cost you £6 on the door or £5 in advance from www.wegottickets.com

On Saturday, we're part of ARE YOU LISTENING? FESTIVAL

Are You Listening? Festival returns for another instalment in 2019.

Since launching in 2013, the one-day Festival has raised nearly £60,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with Learning Disabilities and their families.

The critically acclaimed Festival has won ‘Festival of the year’ at the Reading Cultural Awards 2018, ‘Event of the Year’ at the inaugural Alt Reading Awards and has received nominations for two ‘Pride of Reading’ Awards and a Reading Cultural Award for ‘Best Festival’ in 2017.

And you can buy an advance ticket from https://areyoulistening.org.uk/tickets

The confirmed line-up for the Rising Sun looks just so...


17.30 KT KING






Sunday evening sees another OPEN PAGE/OPEN STAGE

A monthly collaborative event for writers, artists, musicians, and everyone in between! The premise is an extension of the traditional ‘open mic’, however the focus is on words and collaboration. We want people to come and showcase their art in a safe and comfortable environment. If you’re an artist, bring your work early on so we can hang it around. If you write – poetry, prose, songs, plays – bring a piece or an excerpt. Actors – come and practice for auditions! If you play an instrument, bring it along! Think of the evening as a cross-creative spectrum jam night.

We’re open at 7pm and it’s absolutely FREE!

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)

Have a nice weekend!

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