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By miss molly - 8 February 2010 19

… a 6 piece high energy funk band who will be in Canberra right after playing at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival.

It is my job to book them in to the best place possible, but I’m not sure where to start.

Where do you think is the best live venue in Canberra for a band like this?

BTW- it will probably be a Sunday afternoon/evening gig.

I’d appreciate any tips you might have:)

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miss bliss 8:48 am 08 Mar 10

I also think one of the uni bars would be good. ANU’s bar is a good size and is accessible. I haven’t been to many of the other venues mentioned, but ANU is a commonly used bar for bands coming through with a one gig only and so forth.

astrojax 9:37 pm 11 Feb 10

good golly, miss – thanks for the link. some neat sounds – not sure i’d classify them as ‘high energy funk’, but. go check out some old skunkhour or the like for high energy aussie funk. neo seem like a good funky blues gig, but. can see they’ll go down a treat at the b-b-blues fez. still rekkun one of the unis might be the go.
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bertofski 9:43 pm 10 Feb 10

Definitely Transit.

qedbynature 1:19 pm 10 Feb 10

You could contact Jim Boots at the Canberra Musicians Club – ourcmc(at)gmail(dot)com about getting the gig hosted.

TheDJPea 12:46 pm 10 Feb 10

PM said :

Basement, or Pot Belly, if you want something northside. Depends on the night you’d be doing it and whether there’d be any local fan base for the band ie space required.

Having said that, these venues are generally closed on Sundays

miss molly 10:47 am 10 Feb 10

They’re all really great ideas! Even the dog kennel idea :)) Thank you very much.

Here’s a link to their site, and one of my fav songs http://www.theneo.com/Busblues.html

Could you imagine the dogs enjoying this kind of thing;)

I’ll be back on to let you know how it goes. Thanks again

realityskin 7:01 pm 09 Feb 10

Rose Cottage Inn has outdoor band sunday afternoons

Ladylike 5:04 pm 09 Feb 10

Tilley’s would probably be your best bet, tilleys.com.au

pierce 3:27 pm 09 Feb 10

There are low-energy funk bands?

bailes23 2:48 pm 09 Feb 10

The George Harcourt Inn occasionally do Sunday Evening gigs.

http://www.outincanberra.com.au/thegeorge – “The George has brought back great live and local music every Thursday night, and throughout the next few months there will be international and local acts playing on some Saturday and Sunday evenings and nights”

Any links to the bands music etc?

Nambucco Deliria 8:57 am 09 Feb 10

The Transit Bar will sometimes open up specially on a Sunday arvo if the band are any good.

PM 8:12 am 09 Feb 10

Basement, or Pot Belly, if you want something northside. Depends on the night you’d be doing it and whether there’d be any local fan base for the band ie space required.

astrojax 6:55 am 09 Feb 10

have you thought about the anu or ucan bar? or the southern cross club?

Im a country member 11:38 pm 08 Feb 10

I have just realised that I’ve made a very funny balls up! I don’t think that Reedy Creek Kennels would be a good venue for the band in question, neither do I believe that the band has any canine characteristics. I actually meant to post the comment in the “next door” post, which is relavent to boarding kennels!!! Ooooops!

realityskin 10:50 pm 08 Feb 10

The Maram

andym 9:14 pm 08 Feb 10

ROFLMAO @ #1 – Posted in the wrong spot, but strangely appropriate.

Thumper 9:00 pm 08 Feb 10

Phoenix is great, but has a tiny stage. Try Filthys in Kingston…

notdingers 8:10 pm 08 Feb 10

You could try the Phoenix Bar http://www.lovethephoenix.com think it would fit in pretty well there.

They have had some pretty good Sunday gigs in the last couple of months though not sure how much they would pay.

Im a country member 7:10 pm 08 Feb 10

The Reedy Creek kennels at Doughboy (about 20k’s West of Braidwood) have always done a fine job of caring for our mutts. It’s very clean and friendly.

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