We have arrived!
Well, after two and a half years of waiting, we’ve finally managed to use the domain name for something proper, rather than just a link to the Facebook page! So, for all you new users, here’s our first blog entry, which doubles as a guide to our wonderful new site.
The menu can take you wherever you need to go within our site. Artists/Bands gives you information and biographies for all of our featured acts. We are always looking to expand this section, so if you’re interested in joining our little group please let us know! It won’t cost you anything to become a featured act… if we decide to add you we’ll need a short biography and a list of all the upcoming shows/events you have booked. If we receive an enquiry about you, we’ll try to get you as many gigs as we can for a commission we’ll negotiate with you when you join. All we ask is that you share the site with your friends on social media… the whole point is to get fair treatment for musicians across the north east in a way that’s mutually beneficial. Eventually we plan to host a directory for pretty much everyone who is involved in the local music scene, but when that happens you would still be featured on the homepage, hopefully with a reach of hundreds or possibly thousands of people.
Next is the Events section, which gives you a complete list of Sessions Newcastle events and other promoters’ gigs involving our featured acts. They are listed by date, but there are plans underway to also have them listed by band and by venue, with individual band schedules on their own pages too.
The Blog page is what you’re looking at right now. We’ll be using this for important updates as well as gig, venue and single/album reviews for north-east bands. Further down the line we may well be looking for extra contributors, so please contact us if you’d be interested in writing them. Our sister company, www.proofperfectonline.co.uk, will proofread your submissions free of charge.
After that we have the Services page, which contains details of all of the other services we offer. Customers/clients/users can use our forms to enquire about PA hire and operation, pub quizzes, recording services and tuition. We offer very competitive rates for all of these. If there’s something you’re after that isn’t listed on the page, ask us anyway! If we can’t do it ourselves, we guarantee to find you someone who can. We have heaps of contacts covering a wide range of musical services; some of these can be found on our Links page too.
The Gallery features photos from all of our featured acts, as well as gigs we’ve organised… the Videos page is much the same but we’ll occasionally post videos we like from other bands and artists. You can also follow us on YouTube at youtube.com/sessionsnewcastle or by clicking the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the screen.
Then comes the Links page, which features links to friends’ websites, and finally the Contact Us page, where you can send us an email via the site. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thats pretty much it… so happy browsing! If you’d like to see what we’re about in the flesh, come to The Block & Tackle in Ashington on a Wednesday night for open mic, or Mr. Lynch on a Monday for our awesome pub quiz!