A Certain Ratio – December 6th

Latest show is a co promotion with Tees Music Alliance at The Georgian Theatre featuring A Certain Ratio on December 6th.

A Certain Ratio are proud to be a partner of Action Against Hunger’s MealTickets campaign, with £1 from ticketing fees on each ticket supporting the charity’s amazing work saving the lives of malnourished children around the world. http://againsthunger.uk/mealtickets

TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY AT 10AM.

Initially on line sales via the Georgian web site at http://bit.ly/2IbqcqO

 

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Fallen Leaves at The Westgarth Club Middlesbrough

The Fallen Leaves return for their 9th visit to Teesside on Saturday 9th February .

Ticket info here

People have asked me why I have promoted them so many times. Well the simple answer is they are just so darned good, one of the best live bands around, especially in The Westgarth, a room which seems to suit their sound brilliantly.

The band formed in 2004 and consist of Rob Green on vocals, Rob Symmons on guitar, Mathew Karass and Brett “Buddy” Ascot on drums.

annotation 2019-01-30 111019What do they sound like you ask?

Well, imagine a cross between The Who and The Ramones and you might be somewhere near. Brought up on Punk and Mod. Influenced by classic British beat such as The Who, Kinks, and Rolling Stones.  The Times called it “Sharp, angular, melodic garage-pop”

From an earlier visit to the Westgarth:

Last year with a new and unrecorded track.

The band have released 4 classic studio albums and recently released the compilation  album “Punk Rock For Gentlemen – 12 near Misses”

A live album is due out shortly, recorded at the legendary Hope And Anchor in London. Hopefully early vinyl versions will be available at the gig at the Westgarth.

To keep you going until next week here’s a You Tube playlist of some excellent videos from The Fallen Leaves.

The Filthy Tongues

Extremely pleased to confirm that  The Filthy Tongues will return to The Westgarth Social Club on Friday 3rd May 2019.

Full ticket details, event page, support band  etc will be available shortly. A very limited number of tickets are available now  via Ticketsource only at a reduced price with no booking fee. These are only available until the end of January or until they are all sold – which ever comes first.

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Ticket Purchasing Option

Tickets for Fast Forward shows are available from the following on line outlets and venues.

See TicketsWeGotTickets and Ticketsource.

Georgian Theatre, Stockton

Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

Tickets can also be bought direct from Fast Forward Promotions using the Pay Pal link below. This involves no fees for the buyer or Fast Forward and postage costs are also free.

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Merry Xmas :-)

I’d just like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year for 2019. Also to thank all the bands who have  featured on shows I’ve promoted this year, the staff at The Georgian Theatre and The Westgarth Social Club for help and assistance. As ever much appreciated and all those who’ve turned up to support the shows by buying tickets, paying on the door or helping out in some way.

Acts Featured In 2018

John Otway, Old Muggins, The Chords UK, Thee Strawberry Mynde (twice), Sound Reaction (twice), The Galileo 7, The Mourning After, Spear of Destiny, Crazy Pink Revolvers, The Fallen Leaves, The Filthy Tongues, Quarterlight, Chas Thomas, The Monochrome Set, The Cathode Ray, Theatre of Hate and Johnny Seven.

See you in 2019 with The Fallen Leaves and The Space Agency providing the entertainment for the first show.

 

 

 

Reserving Tickets

Since I began promoting gigs way back in 2010 I’ve been happy to “reserve” or hold tickets for people to pay the advance price on the door. By and large this hasn’t been a problem but recently I’ve noticed more and more people asking to reserve tickets and then not turn up or even tell me they weren’t coming. For example 37 people asked me to hold tickets for the recent Theatre of Hate show and only a handful turned up. I’ve even had people I don’t know turn up expecting to pay the advance price when they haven’t even asked me because “everyone does it”

The process is unfair on people who buy on line tickets in advance as they get tickets cheaper than the ”On The Door” price and therefore this doesn’t encourage people to buy in advance which when you’re committing to large amounts of money to put on a show is a real comfort blanket.

I appreciate booking fees/postal charges can be seen as a rip off but they are a necessary evil. The promoter gets no money from booking fees, postage charges, it all goes to the ticket agency.

Therefore I have reluctantly decided that I am not going to ‘reserve or ‘hold’ tickets any more. I realise that may be seen as unfair on the group of people who have always played the game and not let me down when “reserving” tickets but it’s simply unfair on others and causes me too much hassle.

I’m more than happy to sell tickets directly to people and I absorb the postage fees and don’t charge any booking fee when selling directly. I’m happy to take payment via Paypal which provides payment protection for the buyer and at no other additional cost to the purchaser other than the price of the ticket.

Anyone wanting tickets can use the Paypal link here  or buy from the venues and usual on line outlets.