Sent: 19 Jan 2009
* Acoustic Strawbs/Dave Cousins - Isle of Wight gigs off
* UK government makes live music even more difficult
* Strawbsweb/Dick Greener e-mail change
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS/DAVE COUSINS - ISLE OF WIGHT GIGS OFF
The two shows previously advertised at the Quay Arts Centre on 8 Feb (Acoustic Strawbs) and 9 Feb (Dave Cousins solo) are not taking place. Whilst signed contracts were received by the Acoustics/DC, it appears that the promoter has not been able to secure the venue.
UK GOVERNMENT MAKES LIVE MUSIC EVEN MORE DIFFICULT
News from Dave Cousins of another piece of proposed legislation that will adversely affect live music in the UK.
It appears that the government wish to introduce laws insisting anyone applying or re-applying for an entertainment license must have a noise control device fitted to the venue. This will be the final NAIL for ALL entertainment in the UK as the level at which these devices off is dreadfully low. In a blog in November about this the proposed level mentioned then was 70Db, about the same as a hair dryer.
Someone has organised a petition on the Government Petition Site. We urge all UK Strawbs fans to sign it (it's for Brititsh citizens only). Not only will this law affect musicians but the whole musical instrument industry, fans, venues.......
PLEASE DON'T DISMISS THIS. Spread the word and get everyone you know who loves live music to sign the petition.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE:
STRAWBSWEB/DICK GREENER E-MAIL CHANGE
My e-mail has now changed to (that's lower case letter O2 not zero 2)
I'll be killing off the old address at some point in the future, so please get the new address in your address books.
STRAWBSWEB - www.strawbsweb.co.uk
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