Mudcat Café message #2593390 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119211   Message #2593390
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
20-Mar-09 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Subject: RE: Tom Bliss - State of the nation address
Out of interest our club is predominantly singers/local heroes to utilise Tom's phrase. I would dearly love to have more 'journeymen' there but with the audience being set in their ways and the other organisers unwilling to raise the admission I doubt if we could afford many:-( Oddly enough we have Johny Silvo on in early May (is he journeyman or old guard?) but that is now an annual tradition in itself! I have tried to get other evenings booked where I have booked such journeymen but they have sometimes failed due to what I now know is bad planning on my part! Thanks to Tom for the insight into how dificult it is to publicise someone who is not well known in the area and how easy it is for the organiser (me!) to assume the artist will 'bring their own audience'. I am far from making excuses - I agree with everything Tom says but how do we now turn this around? Or is it too late?