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When Sam Met Ade: Portishead’s Adrian Utley opens his home studio to Sam Barnett

When Sam Barnett, a young jazz saxophonist, was invited to play a show in Bristol for Independent Venue Week, even he couldn’t have imagined what would happen. Here, he tells the story of how he ended up in Portishead’s Adrian [...]

February 3, 2018 Ambassador

Announcing our fifth ambassador: Big Jeff Johns

We’re over the moon to announce renowned Bristol gig-goer Big Jeff Johns as our fifth and final ambassador for Independent Venue Week. [...]

January 26, 2018 Ambassador, Announcement, News

Pushing On: A Conversation about confidence with Big Jeff Johns

We’re thrilled to have Big Jeff Johns on board. Here he talks a little about his early experiences with music, finding ways of working with his autism, and how Bristol’s independent venues saved him. [...]

January 26, 2018 Ambassador, Interview

Changing cultural currents: A conversation about independence with Jamie Cullum

Joe Zadeh speaks to Jamie Cullum about his early starts making music, about recording, and about his mission to change the cultural currents for music in hard-hit areas across the UK. Words by Joe Zadeh 19 years ago, a 20-year-old [...]

January 24, 2018 Ambassador, Announcement