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Jake Martin back in town

12036732_1239370699422781_4121017666717637218_nTomorrow at The Roaring Donkey we have the amazing Jake Martin. He was last in town in the company of Gaz Brookfield but here you can catch an intimate show but still full of the passion and verve that you have come to love his music for. Opening the night is the more chilled and considered sounds of local lad Steve Millard. A top night of music if ever there was one.


12032792_889717027763398_6926717901493668994_oMaybe we have to get away from this idea that important and impressive musical events can only take place in more revered places – New England coffee shops or Camden venues, in large stadiums or within media defined scenes. Good music takes place in town every week; you just have to know where to look. In the last month I have witnessed blistering, national circuit alt-rock; underground, gothic pop and ranting music and poetry from a stalwart 35 years into his career. I have also watched and hung out with a charming satirical, agit-folk performer and the icing on the cake was watching two iconic songwriters who helped define the sound of the early days of indie, pair up and deliver music that was nothing short of gorgeous. All in Swindon and it was all free. Beer may be expensive but do you feel the desire to get out of your face on premium lager when you go to the cinema or theatre? No, so why is the price of beer used as an argument against live music. The music is already out there; all it needs is your support.

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