Tell me what acts you'd like to play Offline!

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    As you know, my cheeky offer of two pints of beer to each performer has managed to persuade some top notch acts to play at Offline - Richard Herring, Robert Newman, Tom Robinson, Morton Valence, TV Smith etc - but I'd like to hear what bands/acts/coemdians you'd like to see at Offline.

    Please note there's absolutely no point posting up Wembley Arena-filling enormo bands who clearly will never play the club - I'm looking for up'n'coming acts, great acts you've just seen, brilliant new comics or the kind of well-known performers who are likely to understand the ethos of the club and chip in.

    If they're not so well known, please give a description of the act, a link to their website/music and - this is the important bit - some way of contacting them. If you don't want to post up their contact details here, PM me them to me.

    I'll then set off nagging them into submission (currently getting pestered by me: Mark Thomas and Roddy Frame)

    If this works it'll be a win-win situation - you get to see the bands you love for free and you'll help me put on more great bills at Offline!

    Offline site:
  2. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Two bands that I caught at EndorseIt were great, and would probably go down well at Offline :)

    Imperial Leisure and Lazy Habits

    Would be nice to see Portico Quartet again too :cool:
  3. zenie

    zenie >^^<

  4. Groucho

    Groucho Wrapped in plastic

  5. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    The Stabilisers and they're also in myspace.

    Real life mates, although I've lost touch recently, I'm still on their mailing list and know that they're still playing gigs around London.

    They supported Billy Childish on a few occasions...

    Oh, actually, how about getting The Buff Medways to play? They are fantastic!
  6. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Great thread idea.

    Friends of mine from Bristol
    (for god's sake, only play the first two songs on their myspace. the other two are embaressing products of too much weed and time)
    more songs here: (but older)

    Folk/jazz/reggae/rock ish. Very tight on stage anyway. or PM me for a phone no. if you fancy.

    Oh, and Rob Sharples would love to come back now that there's a decent PA :)
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  7. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I was going to post these two up as well. They'd be great to see again. (especially WanDan the human beatbox! - who I've just noticed is playing this thing in Kennington Park - some kind of free hip hop/beatbox festival? - which looks like fun!)
  8. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  9. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Keep 'em coming and I'll do a monster mail out tonight!
  11. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    i still have the details for Leonard And Bubba's Delicious Goo Goo Cluster, as seen at Endorse It!

    get Morton Valance again :)
  12. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    He was very :cool:

    That does look alright, but think I'm already busy that Saturday :(
  13. twister

    twister may be some time

    I'd love to see Mark Thomas, sic him ed! ;)

    .. um, how about Bill Bailey...? maybe too big an act, but he comes across as the kind of guy who might just be tempted by 2 pints of somerset's finest (and the ethos of the night)... :D
  14. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Thanks for that.

    Tickets ordered! :cool:
  15. Err I'm only posting this cos I wanna look cool :cool:

    I know the bassist out of the Mystery Jets.

    They've been on MTV, Kerrang and played big festies and stuff. Oooh!

    I could ask?
  16. citydreams

    citydreams on the road again

  17. craigxcraig

    craigxcraig Prefers 'cxc'

  18. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    i've just spent two years living with two of them :p
  19. Utopia

    Utopia "Jackanackanory"

    The Mystery Jets are wicked! :)
    "You can't fool me Dennis"
  20. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    get the native hipsters. i'd come from preston to see 'em. and my dad would...
  21. I snogged 2 of them (before they were famous) :oops:

    I went to school with Kai so I sort of knew them, been to a few of their gigs, they're not bad :)
  22. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Oh yes, these lot too:

    funk/jazz/acoustic etc
    excellent vocals and tight rythym section (lady drummer too, not many of them about, no sir) - saw them at Ashton court and they were fab
  23. rocketman

    rocketman Taxed and tested

    Some suggestions:

    Lisa Dee

    Starbase 109

    Babar Luck *****


    And why not make a try for booking Daddy Fantastic? I bet at least one of that lot knows Urban already, and while they'll fly high for 5 minutes, and loads of board folk will slag off the big brother connection (there's always critics, these days), the gig would generate a tidy sum for the server fund - particularly if you move fast and get lucky.

    (Gets coat).
  24. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    nah, there's no admission fee!
  25. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Billy Bragg.

    I reckon he would do it, too!
  26. strung out

    strung out (",)

    I've seen WanDan playing a few times in Reading before. Definitely worth seeing, best human beatbox i've seen probably.
  27. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    how about Atomic Suplex? They'd probably do it.
  28. rocketman

    rocketman Taxed and tested

    Drat, I forgot. Doh!
  29. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I reckon you could get any number of comedians to do it. The Chortle website has a long list of names.

    I wouldn't know where to start with recommending specific comedians, although I saw Die Clatterschenkenfietermaus recently at a cheap, local gig in South London, so they could be a good option. And they were very funny. I reckon.
  30. subversplat

    subversplat writer of wrongs

    Babar Luck is a good one :) He played my sister´s charity gig once for free :cool:

    And I´ll pick a band too, er how about Hacksaw? One man with a guitar and one man with a very beaten up drum kit have a laugh and play some good punk rock (and throw about some toilet paper) :D

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