Our first weekly column has begun with Artistic Echoes and there’s not a better week to start. This week at Longevity Records has been a busy one. Channel MBC, who are a digital TV station based in Macclesfield, have been filming our day to day activity in the office, they are producing a documentary about our label with a focus on what we do and how an independent label works. They are mainly just filming our work and our preparation for the first heat of the Last Band Standing competition which is taking place this Thursday at the Roadhouse in Manchester. Posters have arrived and on Tuesday we went flyering in town to spread the word.
As always our bands are gigging and have upcoming gigs soon, Reuben Hester played at the Thirsty Scholar open mic night on Thursday and as the weeks go on Reuben is getting more and more deserved recognition which is always good to see. Shauna Mackin is due to play at the Night & Day café on Saturday in support of Two Weeks Running which we are sure will be a great night.
Surprisingly this week brought some small but strange news in that Cliff Richard and Tom Jones will be supporting Morrissey in the USA, not sure what to make of that one? Neither are we. Our own band Kill For Company have been quite busy as of late, on Saturday they were on BBC Radio Manchester to give an interview about upcoming gigs and their impending third EP, soon to be released in May. They will be playing at the Ruby lounge on the 28th of February for BBC introducing in support of Pins, a band that most bands would give there arm to support at the moment. The event is free so get yourselves down to the Ruby lounge if you’re reading this, you won’t regret it.
It might be a while away yet but on the 14th of March Artistic Echoes have an event at The Swan with 2 necks where three of our acts Rawcuss, Sootytern and Reuben Hester will be in town and playing for your pleasure. All very talented, so come down and support.
All in all a very busy week for Longevity Records, lots of preparation for the last band standing heats and exciting times being part of a documentary. Till next time, goodbye and be well.