mr.nwb


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Profile Type : Band
Profile URL : nwb.co/mrnwb
Web : www.suedeapple.co.uk
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Genre : Country
Location : Burnley

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About




What made you decide to start Northwestbands?

The original idea came about in 1999 when a mate and I were at work and were trying to think of a pub in our local town that had regular live bands on. We trawled through local newspapers for a gigs listings but couldn't find anything of interest, only a bunch of karaoke nights or solo vocalists. It was then when we seeded the idea "it would be great to have a website which listed all local gigs and bands"


It wasn't until 2005 that I decided to initially develop Lancashirebands.co.uk. Little did I know that the site was grow and expand like it has.

What are the aims of the site?
The number one aim of the site is to provide a comprehensive gig listings service for everything going on in local scene in the northwest. The site isnt particularly interested in what's going on at the MEN, or Apollo, as their gig listings are well documented on other sites. I'm more interested in the local level; what bands are playing in my local pub? what can I see tonight for free within drunken rolling distance home?


The secondary aim of the site is to be a FREE resource to support local bands and venues. Bands can create their own profile, upload mp3s, and post news and photos of themselves. Venues can advertise their gigs, post information about upcoming events and provide information on available gig slots.


The site is also giving a helping hand to small music related businesses in the northwest. The site has partnerships with local businesses who can advertise on the site for free and in return offer discounts to northwestBands members. It is hoped to expand the partnership scheme even further.

Have you discovered any bands you like, who have linked to the site, that you wouldn't have otherwise hear of?
Yeah, I've discovered quite a few bands. However with the amount of coding and admin work the site requires I never get to listen or check out as many bands as I would like.

Gigs

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Repertoire

Song NameArtistTypeLength (mins)
Rocket Man Elton John Cover 4
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash Cover 2
New York New York Ryan Adams Cover 3
Firecracker Ryan Adams Cover 2
Sweet Carolina Ryan Adams Cover 4
Smooth Santana Cover 3
On The Road Again Wille Nelson Cover 3


Community Blogs Posted

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Official Site Closure Notice

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Posted By : mr.nwb | Comments : 136 |

Yep, it's true - NWB is closing

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Accrington Pub Drinker Has Real Life Del Boy Moment As He Falls Over In Busy Bar

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The Arden Inn, Accrington I think?

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Social Networks

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Posted By : mr.nwb | Comments : 6 |

Adding social network links

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Win an EBS Fuzzmo Pedal Every Friday With Guitar Interactive

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Posted By : mr.nwb | Comments : 0 |

Win a funky Guitar Effects pedal

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Homepage Slot Available

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Homepage slot now available - £20pm

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Queens Hotel - Accrington Jam Night

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Is this still on?

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NWB Showcase 2013

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Posted By : mr.nwb | Comments : 26 |

Been a while since we've had one - Who's up for it?

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Homepage Placement Available

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Ooooooer!

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Reidy’s Opens new Blackburn Store

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With one of biggest guitar walls in world

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NWB - For Bands Only?

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Posted By : mr.nwb | Comments : 32 |

Are we losing focus?