Garage music is a genre of electronic music which emerged in the UK, from clubs such as Vauxhall in South London, between the years 1994 to 1996. Its roots can be traced back to the original garage sound which was founded in New York in the 1980s. The original garage sound initially comprised of a four to the floor beat. Other sounds such as the 2 step, reggae, drum ‘n’ bass, hip-hop, R&B, house and rock, made garage music even more popular from 1997 onwards. To date, garage music has grown tremendously and is still adored by the millennial generation.
The Garage Gigs Series
Garage gigs return this Summer and are set to take place in London, with a first-time visit to Cork expected to be confirmed soon. The main aim of the Garage Gigs Series is in assisting bands to establish themselves, by giving them gig spaces, as well as other essential services. The gigs are managed by former Blink Man, Dermot Lambert, and have garnered massive support from the likes of RAAP, IRMA, Hot Press, IMRO, and RTE. Throughout the 17 years that it has been in existence, the series has contributed to the rise of popular bands such as Kodaline, The Script and Fight Like Apes. This series is set to take place in June, July and August and fans should brace themselves for a good time.
Booking Garage Bands
A performance night will always be available to you if you are willing to fit into the schedule that a band plans for your gig. Here, all the arrangements will be made on your behalf, but you have to be responsible for the attendance of your particular audience. The best way to do this is by visiting a Garage Band website, book an appointment and fill out an easy request form. They will respond to you very quickly with all the information. This is very profitable not only to the sponsors themselves but also to the individual. You will still earn pennies based on the crowd you have gathered for the event. Upcoming gig players can also use this as a great opportunity to market themselves.