The Big Jeff Chat – Now Available as a Podcast

The Big Jeff Chat – Now Available as a Podcast

We’re over the moon that you can now take The Big Jeff Chat anywhere with you as a podcast. Over the last year legendary gig-goer Former Independent Venue Week ambassador, avid gig-goer and all round legend Big Jeff has been over on our YouTube channel having a friendly chat with someone he admires from the…

‘Music Is My Substantial Meal’ Merch, Designed by Big Jeff

‘Music Is My Substantial Meal’ Merch, Designed by Big Jeff

Over lockdown, legendary gig-goer, artist, IVW ambassador and our wonderful pal Big Jeff designed this fantastic artwork based on one of his own tweets. Just like Jeff, music is our substantial meal and we can’t wait until we can get into venues once more – we’re hungry for some live music.  You can order your…

#TheBigJeffChat with Self Esteem

#TheBigJeffChat with Self Esteem

Welcome to the 22nd instalment of The Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff caught up with the wonderful Self Esteem who he spoke to as part of his #IVW20 blog earlier in the year. The pair chatted about self care,…

#TheBigJeffChat with She Drew The Gun

#TheBigJeffChat with She Drew The Gun

Welcome to the 21st instalment of The Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week as part of the release of our #IVW20 live record Jeff chatted with Louisa of She Drew The Gun, who penned a poem specifically for Independent Venue Week…

#TheBigJeffChat with Mig (The Louisiana, Bristol)

#TheBigJeffChat with Mig (The Louisiana, Bristol)

Welcome to the 20th instalment of The Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff spoke to Mig from independent Bristol venue The Louisiana about what it’s been like running a venue over lockdown, the positive impacts that venues can have on…

#TheBigJeffChat with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

#TheBigJeffChat with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Welcome to the nineteenth instalment of The Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff chatted with Newcastle hard rockers Pigsx7 about their band name, their show for IVW20 and what they’ve been up to lately. Watch the full video on below…

#TheBigJeffChat with Rachel Aggs (Shopping)

#TheBigJeffChat with Rachel Aggs (Shopping)

Welcome to the eighteenth instalment of The Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff chatted with Rachel Aggs of post-punk band Shopping about all of the different projects she has worked on over lockdown, her influences and a whole lot more….

#TheBigJeffChat with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

#TheBigJeffChat with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Welcome to the seventeenth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff chatted with TEED about the power of creating sounds and the incomparable experience of DJing for a live audience. Watch the full video on the link below or head to…

#TheBigJeffChat with Dan Carey (Speedy Wunderground)

#TheBigJeffChat with Dan Carey (Speedy Wunderground)

Welcome to the sixteenth Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Big Jeff chats to Dan Carey of South London record label about releases past, present and future. Watch the full video on the link below or head to our YouTube channel…

#TheBigJeffChat Ollie Judge – Squid

#TheBigJeffChat Ollie Judge – Squid

Welcome to the fifteenth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff had a natter with Ollie Judge of Squid about how gigs are looking at the moment and how nothing will stop Jeff bopping about to his favourite music! Watch the…

#TheBigJeffChat – Dom Frazer (The Boileroom, Guildford)

#TheBigJeffChat – Dom Frazer (The Boileroom, Guildford)

Welcome to the fourteenth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by venue owner Dom Frazer, who runs The Boileroom in Guildford. The pair had a chat about what the venue means to them, and how people make venues….

#TheBigJeffChat with Nathan (Brudenell Social Club)

#TheBigJeffChat with Nathan (Brudenell Social Club)

Welcome to the thirteenth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by venue owner Nathan Clarke, who runs the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds. The pair had a big geek out about their favourite bands and gigs, the atmosphere…

#TheBigJeffChat – Maita

#TheBigJeffChat – Maita

Welcome to the twelfth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by up and coming American indie musician MAITA, who chatted about what music she’ll be releasing next and how important it is to represent different perspectives in music….

#TheBigJeffChat with The Orielles

#TheBigJeffChat with The Orielles

Welcome to the eleventh Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by Heavenly trio The Orielles, who chatted about the release of their second album earlier this year, what they miss about touring and what they have in coming…

#TheBigJeffChat with Dream Wife

Welcome to the eighth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by punk rockers Dream Wife after the release of their charting album which was entirely produced by women. They caught up about drawing while on tour, record shops…

#TheBigJeffChat with Alicia Gaines of Ganser

#TheBigJeffChat with Alicia Gaines of Ganser

Welcome to the ninth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by Alicia Gaines of New York post-punk band Ganser. The pair chatted about chatting about the band’s influences, their style and the power music has to unify people…

#TheBigJeffChat – Zena White (Partisan Records)

#TheBigJeffChat – Zena White (Partisan Records)

Welcome to the eighth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by Zena White of Partisan Records. The pair chatted about chatting about signing Idles, their favourite venues, festivals, and what will the future holds for them. Watch the full…

#TheBigJeffChat – Tim Burgess

#TheBigJeffChat – Tim Burgess

Welcome to the seventh Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by Charlatans frontman, solo artist, former IVW ambassador and master of Twitter listening parties: Tim Burgess. The pair chatted about gig going, listening parties and lockdown and their…

#TheBigJeffChat – Nadine Shah

#TheBigJeffChat – Nadine Shah

Welcome to the sixth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by singer-songwriter Nadine Shah ahead of the release of her new album Kitchen Sink. She and Jeff had a right laugh and Jeff’s mum even made a cameo…

#TheBigJeffChat – John Newton (JOHN)

#TheBigJeffChat – John Newton (JOHN)

Welcome to the fifth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by musician John Newton of JOHN. The pair chatted together about Bristol, the joy of record shopping, their favourite gigs and a whole lot more. Watch the full…

#TheBigJeffChat – Anna Meredith

#TheBigJeffChat – Anna Meredith

Welcome to the fourth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm UK Time. This week Jeff was joined by musician Anna Meredith who chatted with Jeff about her artistic processes, experimenting with different music types and being creative during lockdown. Watch the full video on…

The Big Jeff Chat – Jeff Barrett (Heavenly Recordings)

The Big Jeff Chat – Jeff Barrett (Heavenly Recordings)

Welcome to the third Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm UK Time. This week Jeff was joined by founder of Heavenly Recordings, Jeff Barrett for a Jeff x Jeff special! Jeff and Jeff chatted together about Bristol, how Heavenly was founded, and the record…

#TheBigJeffChat with Kate Stables (This Is The Kit)

#TheBigJeffChat with Kate Stables (This Is The Kit)

Welcome to the second Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm UK Time. This week Jeff was joined by musician Kate Stables of This Is The Kit. She and Jeff had a lovely long chat about Bristol, the atmosphere, joy and community spirit of live…

#TheBigJeffChat with Bill Ryder-Jones

#TheBigJeffChat with Bill Ryder-Jones

Welcome to the first Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm UK Time. This week Jeff was joined by singer-songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones and you can hear the really moving conversation they had with one another covering the value of art, mental health, self-doubt…