Fancy working in a recording studio? It’s a thankless task to start with – long hours, churlish bassists and a singer who won’t start until he’s had colonic irrigation.
That last task won’t be up to you, but you’ll be expected to run all sorts of errands. You will get a good grounding and the world may eventually be your lobster.
The Birmingham Music people have a vacancy for a studio assistant to work in their new recording studio. The successful applicant will work alongside the Studio Manager. No experience is necessary and this is a great opportunity for someone to start a career in the music business.
The role will take up 35 hours per week of your time but it's more than likely the hours won't fall into the usual 9am-5pm format. Minimum wage will apply and in the first instance, if you wish to be considered for an interview, you should send your CV and an accompanying letter, by post, telling them why you wish to be considered, along with any relevant information to: Matt Ridding, Birminghamusic.com, PO Box 1060, Birmingham, B1 3PQ. Closing date for receipt of CV's is 5pm on March 14.
It could be your best ever use of a stamp.
It’s always good to see a new venue opening up in the city.
The Tower of Song Cafe Bar at 107 Pershore Road South, Cotteridge, opened at its new venue last Saturday with a gig by Tom Martin and the Band. The main musical focus will be roots and acoustic music, performing a useful service in getting buskers off the street. Sundays will be an open session through the afternoon from 1pm onwards.
Check the website for upcoming events at www.towerofsong.co.uk.
Sad news from the Asian music scene. Soni Pabla, a well-respected local Punjabi singer, has died. The singer, famous for his collaboration with Sukhinder Shinder on the album Behind The Scenes, collapsed on stage during a performance.
There are many rumours going around regarding Soni’s death. However, the death is in no way related to drugs, alcohol or poison. An autopsy revealed that Soni Pabla had died of a heart attack.
Looking for a gig on Valentine’s Day on Wednesday? Take your beloved to see Micah P Hinson at the Glee Club in Birmingham.
This Memphis-born singer has been threatening to break through for a couple of years now but things haven’t quite gone his way yet.
A debut album recorded with the Earlies served notice of a huge talent and his new material is even better.
Don’t expect a night of soppiness though. Hinson has impeccable bad boy credentials. In the Spring of 2000, he was caught forging prescriptions and was sent to county jail –"I ended up losing my car, my home, all my money, my instruments and recording equipment, and basically my entire family".
Full torrid story and pics at www.glee.co.uk.
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