January 2016

IWV – Artist Development DayJanuary 28, 2016

We are happy to announce that we will be launching a Stage 2; Artist Development Day, to our youth music programme ‘The Project’ as part of Independent Venue Week!

This will be a monthly event where more advanced young creators will be able to perform original songs and receive feedback from a panel of industry professionals.

It launches this Saturday from 11.30-3.30pm. This is a closed event but video footage and photos will be online next week so keep an eye open.

Meet the Panel:

Toni Coe

Primary: Music Venue Manager/Community Arts Coordinator/Youth Music Artist Development
Secondary: Events Management & Promotions/Festival Logistics and Artist Liason/Vocal Coach/Activist Practitioner.

Charlie Simmonds
social media manager/publicist/label manager (Venn Records)/artist manager/all round cool guy.

Mark Bounds

Mark’s background is in A&R, beginning at Sony UK in the 90s, working with Roger Sanchez, The Crystal Method, Satoshi Tomiie and Puretone, before setting up an A&R consultancy and consulting to Sony Europe, Sony Japan, BMG Australia, The Voice UK and Jeepster Recordings, to name a few. Mark is a Artist Development consultant for Talentcoach in Sweden, he is on the Advisory Board for SXSWedu, worked with Arts Council England and The Great Escape to deliver their artist development programme. He has delivered panels on the future of artist development as far afield as BIGSOUND in Australia and Sweden.

Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis has been active in the music industry for approaching 30 years and during that time has been involved with Music Publishing, A&R, Artist Management, Fund Raising, Marketing & Communications and Music Education. Andy’s current role, leading on Education & Outreach for PRS for Music, allows him to bring all of these strands together with the objective of raising awareness and understanding around PRSfM – what it is, what it does, how and for whom – whilst at the same time sign posting some of the ways which aspiring music creators can generate an income whilst developing a career.

Joe Frankland

Joe Frankland is Senior Grants and Programmes Manager at PRS for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres.

Through schemes such as The Open Fund, Momentum, the International Showcase Fund, Women Make Music and Flash Funding, PRS for Music Foundation supports the creation and performance of outstanding music across the UK.


Huge thanks to Silent Hill Studio’s in Guildford for coming on board as a partner and providing a backline for young creatives to develop their identity and hone their craft!



If you are a young musician wishing to be involved with ‘The Project’ get in contact with Toni@theboileroom.net

Eliza & The Bear – IVW 2016January 26, 2016

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A BIG thank you to you lovely lot and Eliza and The Bear for kicking off Independent Venue Week 2016 in style with us last night! Come join us for one of our other shows this week – check out our full IVW listings here. X


Guildford SOUP 21.01.16January 22, 2016

Wolf Alice for IVW 2016

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A big shout out to the lovely folks at The Guide To Guildford for covering our Independent Venue Week listings, and to this year’s IVW Ambassadors and all-round good chaps in Wolf Alice for such kind words X

Read the interview here

Read more about Independent Venue Week here

We want your old band t-shirts!January 21, 2016

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We’ll have a Craft Club stall at Vintage Guildford on Sat 6th Feb where we’ll be making patches and modifying old band t-shirts – come down and join us! Or feel free to drop off any band t-shirts there on the day – the more the merrier!

Find out about all of our upcoming Craft Club events via the Facebook Group page here.