Let your shine through at pub battle
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OME all ye wandering minstrels, music groups of any genre, rappers, soloists, instrumentalists etc and together we will try to raise the already high profile of Uxbridge and its surrounding towns as a hotbed of talent to rival any other.
Yes, the Crown and Treaty public house, in Oxford Road, have informed me they are putting on a talent battle that will rattle the now legendary venue to its ancient foundations.
Whatever you do to perform your music makes you eligible for a chance to win the £200 pot.
All entrants have over a month to prepare because the event is on May 24.
From 6pm until 2am, eight acts will play out a 30 to 40 minute set to be judged by a panel of Crown and Treaty staff and regulars.
All you need to do to register is contact me via Twitter @ HughieDixon, Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your band details and I’ll find you a slot on a first-come-first-served basis and, of course, preference will be given to acts that are based in the London borough of Hillingdon.
The old cliche ‘it’s not the winning, it’s the taking part that matters’ stands true because if you’re in music for money then you’re in it for the wrong reasons and should probably go try your luck with X Factor and the like.
The money’s just a bonus as it’ll be a fun day of varied Large Portion @ The General Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge CCN7 @ The Brook House, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes The Trembling Wilbury’s (tribute) @ Tropic, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip The New Ambassadors @ The Crock of Gold, High Street, Ruislip The J45s @ The Black Horse, High Road, Eastcote
Undersound @ The Six Bells, Station Road, West Drayton The Bite @ The Cat and Fiddle, Rowan Road, West Drayton The Skammers @ The Three Steps, High Street, Cowley 8pm Tuesdays @ The Old Crown, Station Road, Hayes Town 9pm Wednesdays @ The White Bear, Ickenham Road, Ruislip 6.30pm Thursdays @ Harris And Hoole Coffee Shop, opp Uxbridge Station 8pm First Thursday of each month @ The Crown And Treaty, Oxford Road, Uxbridge 8pm Last Thursday of each month @ The Brook House, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes
n JAM SESSION: Lips will perform at The George, Twickenham