From: chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com
Sent: 20 December 2007 13:30
Subject: Greetings from Kentgigs
Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide
Merry Christmas
from Chris, Sandi and all at
We wish that you all have a great Christmas holiday with the family this year and that you come back refreshed and continue to help us keep the music scene in Kent alive .
We have had a good 25th year, with more quality venues joining us, but not generally bringing more work for the bands. It has been.. Er... different.

Our record company Red Admiral Records has created some great albums by Kent and International artists who have been making an impact on the web as well.

Chris joined the Board at Digimix Records Ltd as MD. The company specialises in worldwide digital distribution of music through their international licensees and associated download sites.
Kent Musicians Web has now served over 3000 of musicians looking for a band, music teacher and those looking to add more musicians to their act.

Music publishing has also seen an upturn with more of our writers, local and worldwide gaining exposure through record releases, international download sales through our digital distribution services and the expansion of our production library products for TV, Radio, Film and Advertising.
Our history of Kent Bands at Kent MusicBiz has suffered a little due to us being so busy but we will catch up eventually. Sorry.
2008 is going to be a real challenge with many small pubs and venues hit by the no smoking ban. Attitudes really need to change if this is not to be the worst we have seen the live scene in 25 years. Previous live audiences are now sitting smoking Belgian tobacco in the warm at home with the car in the garage, French wine and beer and music supplied by MTV. 
We predict nothing this year, the future a mystery.  Most of the people we work with felt the ban immediately as audiences started to decrease, others will  surely come to terms with the reality of its effect on live music the second that 2008 arrives, the festivities are over and it is too cold to huddle in doorways or under flimsy canvas.
The good news is that non-smokers musicians and venue staff will be able to enjoy the occasional band and the eating experience we have been told will happen, in the clean air. Or maybe we are looking at a new outdoor society with braziers (Ah! Wood smoke and Chestnuts over an open fire)
See you there.
The best for 2008 from all at
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