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Thursday, 30 July 2015

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Threads transforms into shop window for talent

MUSIC fan and events promoter Danny Maudling was never one to let the lack of a venue stand in his way.

Mark Morriss of the Bluetones : Lined up for Threads

“They’ve shut the Civic Hall but we can still put on a show... let’s do it right here!” It all sounds just like a scene from a movie.

Danny, whose day job is proprietor of men’s fashion shop Threads, will be clearing away the shirts and ties, tops and socks and once a month using his shop-floor to stage a music gig.

To be called, what else, the Threads Sessions, they will see the King Street sales floor transformed to double up as an intimate music venue for acoustic shows and gigs. The first one is scheduled for a Saturday night, August 30, and similar events will run through until December, with a view to putting more on in the future, providing they are well received and supported.

The line-up so far includes Micky P Kerr, Nigel Clark from Dodgy, Mark Morriss from The Bluetones.

Says Danny: “We have promoted quite a few of these artists before under the guise of the Mighty Boof. I felt it was now time to bring two key aspects of my life, clothes and music, together.

“We’ve thought about doing the Threads sessions for a while now and toyed with having a few bands on before Christmas. Then we thought it was about time to start a regular monthly night. The live events will take place on our ground floor with a fully licensed bar and seating area on the second floor.

“And there are still support slots available so artists can send in a demo and they may be lucky,” says Danny, who also books acts for county festivals.

Tickets are limited to 80 tickets per show available from the store or via www.threads-clothing.com. The line up so far is: August 30, Micky P Kerr; September 20, Nigel R Clark (Dodgy); October 25, Mark Morriss (The Bluetones).


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