Mudcat Café message #2583391 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119211   Message #2583391
Posted By: SunrayFC
07-Mar-09 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Subject: RE: Tom Bliss - So long and thanks
Well, when I started out (some time ago now) we had a choice of clubs every week. Now, with many closing, or turning into sessions and others moving to monthly, etc etc, it comes down to a lot less gigs available.
I do see the same names on the club gig list year in year out, so it gets tougher for people to break into. And in the end you have to have BOS people (bums on seats) Club organisers can not shoulder losses, and neither should they.

What the answer is, is probably too much to say in this little box.

But as club organisers we have to work hard to promote this genre.

As to the performers...with petrol, agents fees, etc etc it ain't easy.

BUT, lets keep working at it.

http://www.sunrayfolkclub.co.uk/