Part of YOUR record label is putting on gig nights across the UK. Come and support new artists at our live nights.
NEW NIGHT / NEW VENUE / NEW ARTISTS
How the nights runs...
- 3 bands and 1-2 singer/songwriters performing.
- There are 2 sets, each act gets to perform three songs in each half. This gives every one a fair chance to impress the whole audience and not just their friends that they bring along.
Q. How much?
- FREE Entry @ Floripa London. Entry is automatic membership to the site when you give your email address!
Q. What equipment do I need to bring?
- We provide full backline of drums, bass amp, fender deluxe amp, Orange Head and cab, DI Boxes etc.
- To make the night run smoothly all bands have to use our backline, please inform us if their is anything extra you would like to bring so as their are no nasty surprises! (Bands will need to bring their own Snare, Cymbals and Keyboards.)
- If you or your band wish to play at any of our UK gigs, then Contact Us and we will endeavor to put you onto our roster. These venues are quite big so you gotta be good and you gotta have a following. We want our nights to become the best nights in London and that can only be done through consistently putting on good bands.
Review by Nicola Jones - Band Republic @ Floripa 8th February 2012Wednesday night (8th Feb) saw Band Republic hosting the relaunch of their music nights at London’s Floripa club, showcasing four amazing acts associated with the website. The great thing about Band Republic is the new ideas; the set consisted of the four different acts, from country to indie, pop to rock, playing three of their songs in the first half of the night, and three more in the second half after an interval.
All of the initial songs were of such a high standard it was a brilliant introduction to the acts, so far unfortunately unknown. Matt Wills, Halfway To New York, Luke Armitage and Shea Seger all performed stripped-down versions of their work and yet each were still able to convey such high energy and high power in their performance. Shea Seger, originally from Texas, stole the show with her edgy, country folk-rock; the crowd mesmerized by her stage presence and responding to each song with thunderous applause, even a standing ovation by some! Awe-inspiring were all of the artists, it was impossible to take your eyes and ears of any of the unsigned acts. The intimate feel the auditorium provided was a great way to get to know the artists, not only through their captivating and soul-filled performances, but with the opportunity for the crowd to speak to all of the talent as they mingled after their sets.
Speaking to inspired Matt Wills after his performance I was able to find out more about him on a personal level as well as details of his up and coming work; a refreshing style of interview, it was great to see the acts so relaxed. Although there were some minor technical difficulties, the bands were un-phased, even embracing the faults with humourous responses. Additionally the over-running of time didn’t spoil the mood, and despite a couple of the acts being unable to finish their 6-song set, there remained a positive atmosphere and the crowd left pleasantly upbeat.
We all know that there is a hard edge to live music. Beyond a certain point, suspicion and hostility can kick in and the whole commercial enterprise takes over. If you are serious about live music then log on to Band Republic who are firmly behind the notion of an unsigned band getting into the top 40. Check out the philosophy-just a bit different,just a bit more caring. If you like what you read then lend your support. The gigs I've reviewed are fun-why not turn up?<br />Ultimately we get the music industry we choose ....and perhaps deserve.
Lisa Parker, Review - Band Republic 12th March LSE SolissThursday night at the LSE proved something that I've long believed in...that music has an energy of its own-something alive and breathing. Soliss-a band from Southend proved this theory conclusively by filling the LSE with energy from their very first musical note.In doing so,they not only raised their own performance but that of every other person in the place.I suspect that if their 50 or so fans had turned up (I'll come back to this later)then the roof would have come off. The passion they conveyed through their music made their performance seem effortless. They were simply having the time of their lives.We all know that this is partly down to sheer hard graft but whatever it was- it infected and sustained the entire audience including a member of Ashnode who simply responded with some of the best dance moves that I've ever seen. Soliss told me that they 'gauge audience reaction and respond accordingly' and that their aim is ' to win over everyone in the room'. What they may not recognise is their own humility. They allow music to work through their combined talents and then share it with whoever is listening. For this reason it was impossible to single out any one song as being the best-the whole performance simply segued into a glorious whole. As for the fans who missed out-this is directed at the unnamed driver working for an unnamed coach company who apparently deliberately stranded 50 paid up fans because they might have trashed his coach. If this is so- then somewhere in your murky little soul you need to recognise what you missed- respect,courtesy,thoughtfulness,gratitude,warmth and above all generosity of spirit.I know this because I talked to the band. I know because they shared equipment with other bands on the night and offered practical support.My work has a wide audience-and now mr coach driver -so have you!
Band Republic 12th March LSE Prima DonnaPrima Donna played their first gig for Band Republic-no mean feat considering that they are LSE students. When speaking to them, I was very aware of the connections running between the individual band members. In my notes I recorded a series of adjectives-principled,thoughtful,generous,honest, uncompromising,resilient,trusting,able to fight and able to make up again. It didn't all come through on the night. In some ways it couldn't-the descriptions I've used can only form some kind of future template for their success. The first set was a bit of a struggle-the version of 'Oh Well' was an excellent start but their performance only really caught fire in the second set,once they had allowed themselves to relax into the energy that their audience was providing in bucketloads. There was a feeling of fragmentation at times-fine if you're after a quirky and edgy sound but confusing if you're not.We kept getting glimpses of what this band could be like in the future-they have originality and a potentially strong stage presence. They clearly believe in each other-they now need to believe in themselves as a whole and above all to trust in what their audience is trying to say to them-that you have the talent to go a very long way.