“This is call to all and any Medway pub, bar, cafe, club, venue, garage, warehouse, kitchen, ship, studio, rehearsal room, WW2 bunker, art studio, shop, house, Fort, woodland or whatever. These are places in which I have played or been to a show in over the years. We (Medway) are in dire need of somewhere like this to put shows on in. The Medway music scene is as huge and as diverse as it has always been and thanks to people like Motherboy etc it has become a place on the UK undergroung touring circuit for many bands on a stop gap from London, some of which have slept on the floor of my house. Times are shitty and everyone has their overheads, I get it but venues expecting bands to play for free, promoters to shell out costs for security and charging ridiculous prices for drinks is not the way forward. Most bands and promoters I know work nearly always towards just paying something towards petrol for the bands and not to line their own pockets. We all know the council won’t help unless it benefits them so Medway, I ask of you, there must be somewhere or someone who can help us with a space where we can put shows on without any worries of volume, drinks prices, PA/security costs etc where the minimal door costs go to getting the band to the next show or to record their next record. It’s a small ask and will benefit all the artists and musicians of this town. A few years ago, we played a small DIY Festival in a woods in Kent. That Festival has now grown in ArcTanGent so we know it works. If you agree, then please share. Rant over.”

Thanks for your support, Chris, and for putting it so poignantly.

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Venue issues.

November 2, 2013

Ok, bad times for us. Unfortunately, the Singapora Lounge venue, which has been wonderfully supportive to us over the last year, is longer able to let us have the basement for gigs due to live music not generating enough income anymore. All upcoming Motherboy gigs have been cancelled until we can find a venue where we can actually pay bands, whether that be through bar takings or door charges. Thanks to everyone who has played for us and even more thanks to those of you who came down and supported the gigs and made it possible to have a math rock/noise rock night in Medway. Xx