“Over seven dates – from Sunday 10th October to Sunday 17th October – ‘Westway Round The UK’ will bring a selection of fast-rising bands, picked from this year’s Strummerville campfire sessions at Glastonbury, Lounge On The Farm, Secret Garden, Endorse It and the Goodwood Vintage Festival, to venues around the UK. As well as showcasing local Strummerville supported acts in each town.
The tour begins at The Boardwalk in Sheffield (formerly the Black Swan – where the Clash played their first ever live gig) and will rouse your musical palette every night until the tour culminates at The Flowerpot in Kentish town, with an all-dayer not to be missed. Get tickets for each event early to avoid disappointment.”
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How did your part in the Strummerville tour come about?
Well, we got involved with Strummerville after The Great Fire Of Nambucca burned all of our equipment to the ground, which Strummerville were generous enough to replace for us. Since then we’ve been gigging around the country with them – particularly on this year’s festival circuit which was wicked. We were also lucky enough to be taken out to Texas to play at SXSW and are doing the Westway Round The Uk tour with them, so it’s a relationship that has been going from strength to strength really.
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Thanks to Mike Sprague and the Rat Bandits for organising this benefit for us on 20 November.
Punk West: featuring local punk bands from the South West
Faith of the Gods
Tatworth Memorial Hall
Doors Open @ 7:00
Music 7:30 till 11:00
November 20th 2010
Strummerville sits in a trailer park under the Westway flyover in Hammersmith, near a car repair shop and horse stables. The location was chosen because the foundation founders wanted to stay close to Joe Strummer’s roots. This used to be a favorite squatting ground of the 101-ers, Strummer’s band before The Clash. Strummer also busked in this area.
Strummerville helps young musicians who wouldn’t have the means to get their voices heard by supplying facilities, coaching and recording platforms.
“Our objective is to give opportunities through music to people who wouldn’t otherwise have them,” Charity Director, Trish Whelan says.
The organization has helped more than 200 bands. Young bands working at Strummerville are offered use of the ‘Strummerville Magic Bus,’ which they can use for tours. Strummerville have also helped more than 40 young bands get into the recording studios. Unsigned bands can post their music for free download to help get their music out to eager ears.
Everyone at Strummerville is passionate and dedicated to perpetuating Strummer’s DIY ethos, “We’re just trying to keep Joe’s spirit alive… and to keep the fire burning.”
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Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences out to the family and friends of Camden Calling member Tasha Hollywood.
We were so sad to hear about the loss of Tasha yesterday and today we hold her memory in our hearts.
These are the highlights i shot myself throughout our Strummerville campfire tour 2010.