Wednesday, 30 March 2022

NEWS 30 March 2022

Well that's another month done in a Flash.....and will come back to that in a second. 

Bravo to all the bands for providing a great nights live entertainment for those who came out to see them. Certainly it could be better and should be based on the level of bands always stopping on their tour or arranging a specific night. 

Also to those returning to rock the night away to 3am even tho many got caught out again with the clock changing on their smart devices thinking it was nearly 3am when it was still nearly 2am GMT. Wish we could go old tech on nights like this as it always confuses folk or you could just wait on the music stopping then you would know it's hame time. 

Granted a few curve balls are still coming in and hitting us square on the jaw due to ongoing covid transmission causing mayhem - bands to pull out and isolate also people having to change plans last minute too. It's commonly termed as BAWS. Nothing we can do - nothing you can do just baws.

Thankfully the Covid Rollercoaster is nearly over as it looks like rates are going down as quick as they went up and most events are being attended well enough which we can only hope will get back to where they should be sooner than later. Certainly at time of writing this 2nd April event with FLASH - QUEEN TRIBUTE is only 15....hang on 13 tickets away from being sold out and a few other crackers coming up in the months ahead following suit. 

So don't hang off - if you fancy it - get in there and make sure you grab a ticket. It also helps us more than you can imagine to stock, staff, time, prepare and most of all ensure events go ahead with a great turnout they deserve. 

We are getting there and dare say there will still be the odd blip and change last minute to come still which without a crystal ball will just have to make the best guess where we can. 

Certainly and hopefully this will hit home we want to go ahead with EVERYTHING we have scheduled but sometimes that can go out of the window with various event factors/set ups some that could be crippling financially to the band or venue if sales just don't look like they will be good enough. Hey we know everyone would like to be at the club for every event but life is still complicated just now and cash is getting tighter. 

Sadly one has fallen foul of having to be cancelled yesterday due to very poor sales in the shape of WHO Tribute - The Sellout which is a shame as the lads are top notch. Based on the event hits and stats it just doesn't look good never mind the super low advance sales which isn't near enough to cover the band expenses. Those "going" or "interested" via facebook events sadly didn't follow on and grab a ticket. We ain't giving anyone a hard time btw we know its hard going just now and many do that to remind them when they see it or forget to look it up again. We get it. Thankfully it's not a regular occurrence and most events are seeing sufficient interest. Granted it could be better but heading in right direction.  Thankfully it doesn't happen that often but when it does it's still the very last resort and hurts more than anyone could know. 

GORDONS ALIVE will now play on 9th April instead - Event info now online. 

News emerged yesterday that The Quireboys has parted company with Spike. It's all getting a bit complicated and dare say will take a while to a point where we can get the answers we need from management about the proposed 28 Oct event we have scheduled. We won't take sides in this and ultimately we will have to decide to go one way or another with the event based on various factors but mostly on what the fans are saying which seems to be getting rather heated at the moment. When we know more we can advise best course of action but if ticket holders have questions email me please - alanr@dreadnoughtrock.com

We have a packed APRIL schedule all of which is listed on the website so please take the time to have a wee read. 

The 50th Anniversary Party invites are flowing big time now and have intentionally not been pushing them via social media channels to try and get folk back into the swing of using and checking the website FIRST. That seems to be working as the 80's night invites are now waiting list only. SO if you fancy joining in the fun get onto the website and apply for an invite and tickets will be issued via skiddle from yours truly. Simple