Young Artists Cut Their Teeth At Acoustic Night
A pioneering music night is allowing young musicians to gain valuable experience in front of a live audience has led to three aspiring musicians getting their first paid gig.
The Acoustic Warm Down is held on the last Sunday of the month in the Titans Rugby Bar in association with Rotherham Arts Events. The night is led and compared by top acoustic act Swansong Acoustic and features guest artists each month and a jam session where anybody can have a go while seeing how professional artists apply their craft.
Following the September Warm Down three Oakwood High School Students, Cait Ford, Jenny Butterfield and Joe O’Brien were given their first paid gig in the Titans Bar following the clubs game versus Bedford.
Following other music events, the Titans Bar has now given paid first gigs to five young artists in the past two months, with the others being Billy Goulden and Dan Mackley.
Titans Events Manager Mick Sylvester said, “Many venues use open mic and jam sessions to get entertainment on the cheap. Our association with Rotherham Arts Events and the Acoustic Warm Down is designed to develop and nurture local talent, the main artists are paid and we will support any that impress at the Warm Down with paid sets”
The next Acoustic Warm Down is being held on Sunday 27 October starting at 7.30pm with guest artists Storm Trees.
Anybody wanting to bring an instrument to join in is more than welcome.
For more details contact Mick Sylvester on 07432 509987 or at firstname.lastname@example.org