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…

#IVW21 Community Stories – Communion Music

We had a fantastic full week line up announced for both Omeara and Lafayette which we’ve fortunately been able to reschedule most of to dates in April and May. All of the shows are socially distanced so the capacities at both venues will be greatly reduced, giving fans the chance to experience live music in a truly intimate setting.   The…

#IVW21 Community Stories – The Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

In the run up to #IVW21 we’ll be featuring stories from people in our community about how they have found the last 12 months, what they’re looking forward to in the next year & how live music can only thrive if everyone survives.  Today we chatted with the lovely Dee from The Oh Yeah Centre…

#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 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…

#IVWTake5 Ailbhe Reddy chats with Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers)

#IVWTake5 Ailbhe Reddy chats with Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers)

#IVWTake5 sees two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This eleventh edition features last week’s guest singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy…

#IVWTake5 Pillow Queens chat with Ailbhe Reddy

#IVWTake5 Pillow Queens chat with Ailbhe Reddy

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This ninth edition features last week’s guests Dublin indie-rockers…

#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….

#IVWTake5 SOAK chats with Pillow Queens

#IVWTake5 SOAK chats with Pillow Queens

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This ninth edition features last week’s guest SOAK having…

#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…

#IVWTake5 Billy Nomates chats with SOAK

#IVWTake5 Billy Nomates chats with SOAK

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. his eighth edition features Billy Nomates having a chat…

#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 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…

#IVWTake5 Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) chats with Billy Nomates

#IVWTake5 Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) chats with Billy Nomates

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This seventh edition features Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods…

#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…

#IVWTake5 – Geoff Barrow (Beak) chats with Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)

#IVWTake5 – Geoff Barrow (Beak) chats with Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This sixth edition features Geoff Barrow (Beak) chatting to…

#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…

#IVWTake5 – James Cox (Crows) chats with Jehnny Beth (Savages)

#IVWTake5 – James Cox (Crows) chats with Jehnny Beth (Savages)

It’s Monday, so another #IVWTake5 is here and this week we have last week’s guest James Cox of Crows chatting with Jehnny Beth of Savages, ahead of the release of her debut solo album.. Stay tuned until the end to see who Jehnny will have as her guest next week.     #IVWTake5 sees two…

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…

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi chats with Joe Talbot (Idles)

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi chats with Joe Talbot (Idles)

The second #IVWTake5 is here, and this week we have #IVW20 ambassador Anna Calvi chatting with Joe Talbot of Idles. Stay tuned until the end to see who Joe will have as his guest next week.  #IVWTake5 sees two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve…

‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for independent venues’ – Anna Calvi exclusive

‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for independent venues’ – Anna Calvi exclusive

‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for independent venues’ Ahead of her Homecoming Tour show at Brixton’s Windmill, 2020 IVW ambassador Anna Calvi explains how grassroots gigs made her the kind of artist who scores Peaky Blinders, croons with Jeff Goulburn and makes “quite intense, in a good way” Mercury Prize-nominated music. Ambassador for IVW…

Q&A – MEET JULIA HEATH, BOOKING ASSISTANT @ HARLOW’S

Q&A – MEET JULIA HEATH, BOOKING ASSISTANT @ HARLOW’S

As one of the oldest independent venues in Northern California, Harlow’s embraces all kinds of music in a time where it seems like many venues steer clear of certain genres. Julia Heath from Harlow’s explains her favorite part of working at her venue by saying, “In any given week, we might have artists that are…

Marshall Records bring their bands on the road

Marshall Records bring their bands on the road

Getting in the van and on the road for Independent Venue Week 2018, Marshall Records is bringing some of its bands on tour. We wanted to give you a little introduction to their music. Joining us on the road this year for Independent Venue Week, we’ll have a number of Marshall Records, artists playing a…

Meet the Artist: Tim Burgess

Meet the Artist: Tim Burgess

Meet the Artist: Tim Burgess (The Charlatans, O Genesis) You just finished your tour at the end of last year, how did it go and how did it compare to playing the smaller venues on your first ever headline tour? It went really well thanks. We released an album at the beginning of the year…