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Independent Venue Week Rocks On At Truro's Old Bakery

OBTV Episode 4

Independent Venue Week Special

Sunday 31st January 8pm





Independent Venue Week launched in 2014 with the aim of promoting and celebrating independently owned performance venues; IVW caught the imagination of music fans and venues alike and is now an important part of our live music scene. Sadly, the global pandemic means that we have already lost venues across the country with many more under threat – all the more reason this year to acknowledge and support venues across the country who are currently unable to open their doors to live audiences. Truro’s Old Bakery Studios hosted their first live performance in April 2017 quickly becoming a popular venue for both local and touring artists; under the black cloud of Covid the Cornish venue could easily have fallen by the wayside, but owner Catherine King was determined to fight on. With funding from a successful bid to the Arts Council, Cath and her small team created OBTV to stream a total of 10 free shows showcasing the cream of local music. To mark this year's Independent Venue Week in style the 4th OBTV episode streams this Sunday 31st January at 8pm on You Tube and Facebook with a diverse lineup of local talent.

Any music fans desperate to get together with mates, enjoy a pint and catch up on the local live scene will enjoy Sunday’s show – OBTV can’t wave a magic wand and get everyone together, but it does promise a variety of great performances. The running order is a who’s who of local names with The Rezner kicking things off Indie style, moving onto Bailey Tomkinson’s country/pop, Flats & Sharps’ bluegrass, You Tube superstar Daisy Clark, festival legend Sam Richardson and last, but not least, The Velvet Hands who close the show with a banging new track.


BBC Introducing’s Sarah Gosling also joins in with her thoughts on why IVW is so important to the local music scene.


Followers of The Velvet Hands can enjoy a double dose of the Indie rockers, the link below takes you to a brilliant free live album that is only available until Sunday 31st January. The boys were unaware that the sound engineer had recorded them at London’s Amersham Arms until after the gig when a copy reached their manager at Jam X. Live At The Amersham is a marvellous mash up of TVH crowd pleasers along with previously unrecorded material that the band were trying out on the night. www.thevelvethands.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-amersham


To follow and find out more about The Old Bakery and OBTV –


Facebook www.facebook.com/oldbakerystudios

Instagram www.instagram.com@old.bakery.studios

Twitter www.twitter.com/OldBakeryEvents

YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UC47q3bZPTx9c8ywZRXETc9g


Sheila Vanloo

January 2021

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