Category Archives: Music venues and Theatres

The Fantastic Shoreham Port Soul Kitchen

Situated in Shoreham Port, Brighton is this fantastic new venture incorporating great food and music. The Shoreham Soul Kitchen.

We are a multi-functional space consisting of two vintage caravans and a Bedouin tent! The caravans are called hungry and sleepy. Hungry is the fully fitted kitchen where we serve home cooked food from.
We do it simply, full monty brekkies, bangers and mash in a box and sandwiches etc.
Sleepy is a rent-able space for holiday lets and can be delivered to a Sussex campsite of the clients choice. When it’s onsite by the cafe we use it for private dining for grown ups and also for kids parties. Sleepy also becomes a green room for artists to tune up and chill down or warm up by the log burner.
Our Bedouin tent is compact and bijou. Especially created for intimate audiences. We create an all encompassing vibe, not an us and them gig. Throughout December we will be starting our acoustic nights on Fridays.
Saturdays are called The Torch Song Supper Club and will have myself onstage singing a collection of popular funk and disco covers peppered with some of my own nu-disco tracks. I’ll also throw in a bit of Kate Bush…just because! Tickets for Saturdays are £20 per head for 3 courses and a glass of mulled wine. Capacity is super limited so book quickly to avoid disappointment.
Kathy Diamond

Contact Kathy on 07858240746

There’s only one Shoreham Port Soul Kitchen. 


Potentiam: Rewarding Music Artists & Fans Alike

Potentiam is a stellar, new music network for aspiring musicians, music bloggers, and seekers with a taste for new tunes for their ear holes. Being the creators of the respectable music discovery site, BritznBeatz, the founders have put together a new platform which will allow artists to engage more in the music industry along with fans and bloggers alike. The vision is to shine a spotlight on rising music creatives and allow their work to be recognised by the rest of the world through the use of a peer-to-peer system, which will be promoted through the use of cryptocurrency. All members of Potentiam have dibs on the reward system as artists have access to crowdfunding.

A wonderful perk to this new platform for the supporters is the ability to listen to what you want to listen to. The algorithm put in place allows you to view the music you want and discard what isn’t your fancy. You will have the ability to connect with your favorite artists and support their journey of musical growth. The best part? You get to be rewarded for simply being a fan and engaging on the site.

As a writer myself for Britznbeatz, I am excited to see this new platform come to light for the exposure of undiscovered and often overlooked, talented artists. This is looking to be a game changer for those gaining their start in the music industry and for those who simply want to be involved whether you’re a blogger, fan or an investor. Potentiam will bring music creatives and fans together under one platform. All you need is curiosity, enthusiasm, and a set of headphones. Potentiam is coming to the world in 2018.

Potentiam PRE-ICO date is TBD

Potentiam’s incentives include:

Low rates
The lowest rates to receive momentum within a social media community and get maximum exposure and commitment.

Reward systems
All members earn monetary rewards in tokens for their commitment within the community. The feed algorithm gives each user the option to see what they want.

The platform allows the musical project of any user to be a reality, taking advantage of the power of a social network. As more fans support your project, you’ll get rewards in tokens.

Basically, even just by browsing, each user can get reward tokens on the platform by interacting with their favorite music in the possibilities that they will find.

Investor opportunities
Investors can take part and earn rewards of 30 percent of fees generated by the network.

For more details please contact Potentiam.

Details of the token sale
Potentiam is launching a public token sale to raise funds for the Potentiam project. The tokens will be called PTMs and will be attached to the new standard ERC20 token in the Ethereum main network.

PTM token details:

Token / Token — Used to buy goods, services and advertising space in Potentiam
Symbol — PTM
Maximum supply — 100,000,000
MTF Price — 1 PTM = USD 0.41
Minimum transaction amount — 0.04 ETH
Coin distribution — 4 weeks after Crowdsale closes.

For more details about the project you can see the White Paper, and about the crowd sale, dates and more details of participation, you can receive the information directly by subscribing to the Potentiam mailing list.

Potentiam Official Website

Potentiam Introduction video

Potentiam Whitepaper

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Originally published at on October 27, 2017.

FFM – An Online Music Magazine With A Difference

Since its launch in February 2017, FFM is rapidly becoming the ‘goto’ place for ordinary musicians worldwide. FFM is the only online music magazine where members can post their music blogs, share their music videos, advertise their products and services and promote themselves or band to a global audience for FREE!

We even have our own independent record label (FFM Records) where musicians can release, digitally, a single which can be stored in itunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.

Anyone can be a part of FFM by joining the Facebook group or simply dropping us a line in the contacts box below.

Freedom For Musicians, by musicians, for musicians and free from exploitation.

SPH Band Contest – Your Band, Your Gig


The SPH Band Contest is the biggest band contest for musicians and artists in Europe and North America. The SPH network includes more than 1,500 participating bands and 500 concerts every year. SPH Band Contest and its live platforms are available in Germany, the United States, UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We provide an international network for all our participating artists.

SPH Band Contest takes place in more than 100 cities all over the world. We are supported by the national and international music industry and corresponding associations who see our concept as long-term and truly supportive for young musicians. That’s why many well-known companies are partners of our SPH Band Contest.

Around the globe, more than 200 young individuals are active and involved in the organization of the SPH Band Contest while all being dedicated musicians. The SPH Band Contest is (and will always be) a platform from musicians for musicians!


When we founded our SPH Band Contest we did this especially due to the increasing dissatisfaction concerning the manners and opportunities at established contests. We simply wanted to build an alternative for bands and help them to play live gigs. From the beginning onwards, it was clear to us that we wanted to change many aspects and offer much more to our bands. For us, our musicians and bands are always the main focus. Together with you, we want to create fascinating concerts and break the wall between organizers and bands. All around the globe.


For us it is very important to stop the exploitation of artists. That’s why we are not charging the bands for anything. There is no obligation to sell any amount of tickets. Of course we need to run our organization in a financially healthy manner in order to still exist next year, but we are trying to give a big part back to you! It is essential that we as organizers of the contest are on the same side with our musicians.


Therefore, values such as community spirit, cooperativeness, friendship and the strive for a unified goal, namely the long-term development of young musicians and memorable concerts, are our main focus. This is supported by the extensive number of participating bands. We are very proud of the strong appreciation and solidarity between our SPH bands.

Sing for Peace with One Day One Choir to make a difference in your world.

Do you know that when we sing together our hearts start to beat at the same tempo, and that singing together bonds us more quickly and more positively than any other group activity?  It also improves our health, lifts our spirits, improves our memory and can be done by anyone of any age, ability, faith or location.

These and other amazing and socially and scientifically proven facts are just some of the inspirations behind the global choral peace project One Day One Choir which uses the power of singing to help unite people in their communities through singing for peace.  Choir of course simply means ‘a group of people who sing together’ and is, as Richard Morrison said in his Times article about the project, ‘ the literal embodiment of people living in harmony.’  So what better way to use our voices.

Created in 2013 from a desire to do something in response to increasing conflict around the world, this inspiring, accessible, inclusive and free initiative offers a platform for anyone, anywhere to unite with others in their community, to sing for unity and peace on World Peace Day (Sept 21st).

A concert, a dedication of something already in place, a school assembly a community sing along, chanting at your mediation group or in a local temple, choral evensong, a rousing flashmob or one song sung with friends … whatever works for you is the way to take part as everyone is invited and all are welcome to take part in whichever way suits best.

Since it began, the project has managed to mobilise around a million people in 55 countries, not bad for something run for free from a spare room.  But then again, who wouldn’t want to use their voice to sing for peace and make a difference wherever they are!  And now the project wants you to sign up and join in too please, to add your voices to this growing ‘global choir for peace’, and to help them reach out to others by by spreading the word.

‘WOW, this is so inspiring!  Count us in.  CEO of Sing Up

An amazing array of groups including schools, cathedrals (30+), offices, prisons, temples, care homes, concert halls and community and classical choirs have already joined in, as have some well known supporters from the music, education, media and peace world.  And, as the project is truly inclusive, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are – or what you sing for that matter – as long as it is suitable and appropriate for peace and unity!  And if you’re not sure what to sing, there are free songs available on the website so help yourselves and try them out.

The project is particularly perfect for schools as not only does it tick lots of educational boxes, but the schools and teachers who have joined in already find it a great start to the new term and love the opportunities it affords for them to talk about peace, of all kinds, and to link with other schools or invite parents and friends in to sing along with them.  Many have joined with other schools and held inspiring assemblies or lessons around peace – some have even made films.

We couldn’t believe the positive and powerful impact our short peace assembly had on pupils and the school; the children talked about it for weeks. Last year we sent music to our partner school in Malawi so they could join in with us.  It was so inspiring; not only did 500 pupils sing there but the entire village came out and sang too!
 Val Riziotis, Cheam Common Infants’ School, Surrey
We love One Day One Choir, engaging with you has united our global school group more than any project we’ve ever done.”  Rachel White-Hunt, BIS Schools Group, Chicago
‘We’re so excited by this project that we’re signing up all 700 of our schools in Pakistan’  CEO – Care Foundation.
With 3 and a half weeks still to go until Peace Day, One Day One Choir (or ODOC as they are known for short) are still hoping that thousands more people will engage with them this year and sign up and take part.  With peace and unity needed in our world more than ever before, what better way to help ourselves and others by taking a small tuneful singing step towards that.  So please, add your voices, sign up (so they know you are joining in and can add you to their world map) and sing with others in your community for unity and peace.
  ‘DO THIS – Sing for peace with One Day One Choir’ – The Mayor of London
Please do, sign up and sing – and spread the word to others too  
Facebook and Twitter at OneDayOneChoir #onedayonechoir
‘What a brilliant and inspiring idea.  I urge anyone who loves their singing to join in and be a part of this mighty Chorus of Goodwill across the globe; making the unifying voice of song a unifying voice for peace.’  
Howard Goodall CBE – EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer and broadcaster.
For further information or to talk to the project director – please call Jane Hanson FRSA on 07932 411623

The UK’s first BAME Orchestra at the Proms

Hailed by critics as ‘fresh’ and ‘brilliant’, the UK’s first majority BAME orchestra Chineke! makes its Proms debut in a programme including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning George Walker and young British composer Hannah Kendall, whose The Spark Catchers takes inspiration from the urgent energy of Lemn Sissay’s poem of the same name.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, soprano Jeanine De Bique and conductor Kevin John Edusei all make their Proms debut here.

There will be no interval

Please note that this event contains an update to the concert programme from that in BBC Proms 2017 Festival Guide

Broadcast on BBC Four, 8 September

Image: Kevin John Edusei © Marco Borggreve

Prom 62: Chineke!
22:15 Wed 30 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall

Tickets for this Event

Booking fee information

Seats £7.50 to £25 (plus booking fee)

The Chineke! Foundation was established in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Chineke!’s motto is: ‘Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’. The organisation aims to be a catalyst for change, realising existing diversity targets within the industry by increasing the representation of BME musicians in British and European orchestras.


The Foundation’s flagship ensemble, the Chineke! Orchestra, is comprised of exceptional musicians from across the continent brought together multiple times per year. As Europe’s first majority-BME orchestra, the Chineke! Orchestra performs a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of BME composers both past and present.


Chineke! is the brainchild of Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, who has this say about the project: ‘My aim is to create a space where BME musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one BME child feels that their colour is getting in the way of their musical ambitions, then I hope to inspire them, give them a platform, and show them that music, of whatever kind, is for all people.’

Many cultural organisations such as the BBC, Association of British Orchestras, Royal Philharmionic Society and Arts Council England agree with this sentiment, and have supported Chineke! After its launch concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in September of 2015, the Chineke! Orchestra was appointed as an Associate Orchestra of the Southbank Centre, and returned there to perform in September of 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall. After a sold-out debut at St George’s Bristol in April 2017, the Chineke! Orchestra has an exciting series of concerts lined up for the coming year, including appearances at the Brighton, Cheltenham and Salisbury Festivals, a return to the Royal Festival Hall, overseas tours to Ghent and Rotterdam, and an engagement at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.

The Fantastic Flutewise at Abbotsholme 2017

Young flute players always enjoy our courses at this beautiful venue. Book Flutewise today!

Flutewise at Abbotsholme is a fantastic residential flute course for young players from the age of 8 to 18, from approximately Grade 1 to diploma level.  Abbotsholme is a beautiful venue in the heart of the countryside on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border near Alton Towers.
Fantastic Flute Fun with Flutewise at Abbotsholme
The course runs from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July and it is possible to come for the whole course or one or two nights only.
Discounts available for bookings before 30 June.
Full details can be found on our website.
Beautiful Abbotsholme
The Flutewise Trust is a registered charity and has the highest possible child safe-guarding policies. We have been running course since 1988. During the course, which is staffed by extremely experienced flute teaches and professional players, we cover a wide range of playing, music making and performance as well as social activities. Everything is carefully planned with the individual in mind. Parents can rest assured that their young flute player will have a rewarding time in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment.
The Flutewise Team

Central Florida’s Best: Celebrate With Us!

Celebrate With Us!

Since opening for business last year, we’ve grown to a membership of more than 500 talented musicians and industry professionals. As a fast and simple solution to gig challenges, we’re celebrating with a special event. Save the date for June 28, 6-9:00 p.m. EST

Central Florida’s Best

Live Music
Complimentary Appetizers Free Drink or Cocktail
Door Prizes
Great Networking, and more!

Wednesday, June 28
6-9:00 p.m. EST

Jazz Tastings
164 Lake Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751

It’s like a backstage pass to meet the most sought after musicians in the area.

Pro Musician’s List Networking Event





Karen Kai Alece Hodge and Rachelle Bivins launched Pro Musician’s List in early 2016. Both Jacksonville, Florida natives are accomplished entrepreneurs, currently residing in Central Florida.

Karen is a pop, soul, R&B, and jazz vocalist, writer, and band leader of Kai Alece & Company Dance Band. The artist’s latest release is a smooth jazz CD titled, REASON SEASON OR LIFETIME. Karen is a co-owner of Abyss Jazz Magazine.

Rachelle is the creator of Abyss Live, a Jacksonville, Florida entertainment live music night. She is also a co-owner of Abyss Jazz Magazine.

The Proms 2017 season is here!

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