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ME5 Launch Line Up Confirmed for 29th/30th November

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The weekend of the 29th and 30th November promises to be a good one. The ME5 album (our fifth annual download compilation of Medway music) is in the can and ready for digital release at midnight on Friday 29th November, all 58 tracks of it, and the Just Giving page for donations to Young Minds is under construction. For reasons we’ll come to in a minute, we thought a five year run was worth celebrating with a more than one event, so think of the weekend as a mini-festival.

On Friday 29th November you will have two choices: You can come to the Nag’s Head in Rochester to see Broken Banjo, The Flying Isaacs and The Flowing, or you can go to St Mary’s Social Club in Gillingham to hear acoustic sets by Theatre Royal and Wildfowl plus some open mic performances.

On Saturday 30th we’ll be at the Barge in Gillingham for performances by Balance Lost, Natalie Evans and Chris ‘Arfur’ Allen for a gig that will serve not only as an after launch party for the ME5 album, but also as a ‘goodnight and thank you’ from Medway Eyes. Not only will ME5 be the last album we put out, this will also be the last ever Medway Eyes event. We’ve achieved a lot along the way, but five years is a long enough run for a good idea and it’s time to pursue other things.

So come along. It’ll be fun :0)

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ME3: Album Line-Up and Launch Details

It’s that time of year again. Medway Eyes is three years old in October, and what a long way we’ve come. Three years of art, music, photography, community and fun can only be a cause for celebration, so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. In grand tradition, we’ll be releasing a download album of Medway music at midnight on Friday 7th October. You’ll be able to pay what you like for the album, and every penny raised will go to Oxjam. The album will be available via http://www.medwayeyes.co.uk.

We’d like to thank the following lovely, fluffy bands and musicians for contributing to the album we have so imaginitavely entitled ME3: The Ambience, Arcelia, Archie Wah Wahs, Baron Von Marlon, Ben Jones, Billy Wears Dresses, The Blissful Mop, Bob Collins, Brigadier Ambrose, Crybaby Special and the Monsters, Damsel, Dave Read, Didi Bergman, Falling Lucid, Firstborn Heroes, The Flowing, Frau Pouch, The Galileo 7, Glenn Barnes, Groovy Uncle, Houdini, James Doyle, The Kids Unique, Los Salvadores, The Love Family, Lupen Crook, Maker, Mr Bridger, One Eleven Edmund, Porlie Eidolon, Reavsey, The Reg Varney Trio, Science Noodles, The Shagmonroes, Simon Bunyan, The Singing Loins, Stuart Turner and the Flat Earth Society, Survivors Of Suki, Tape Error, Theatre Royal, Thomas Turner and the Contents, Tyrannosaurus Alan, Unlucky Fried Kitten, UpcDownc, Wheels, Wolfgang Riot and Z-Stacks.

That’s 47 tracks. Not bad for a dead music scene, eh? We’ll be plugging it shamelessly when we take over Fizzer’s show on Radio Sunlight between 8pm and 10pm on Monday 3rd October.

We’ll be celebrating the launch of the album at the Nag’s Head in Rochester from 8pm on Friday the 7th, in the splendid company of Singing Loins, with support to be announced soon. It’s the landlady’s birthday that day, so expect a top atmosphere. And get there early. It might get a bit busy.

UPDATE 02/10/2011:  We are delighted to announce that Singing Loins will be supported at Friday’s gig by Crybaby Special and Gary Robertson of The Love Family. That’s two more reasons to come along!

 

 

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Medway Happenings 2011

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Medway Eyes    The Medway Broadside    Oxjam    Facebook Event

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Medway Eyes Does Britpop

Saturday 6th November sees us back at the Barge in Gillingham for our last Oxjam fundraiser of 2010, where we’ll be celebrating the best of Britpop which, you may recall, was the UK’s last great bid for musical dominance. Back in the Nineties it was all M People, Spice Girls and Grunge, and previously dance music had ruled the waves. Now it was time for proper tunes you could whistle as you did the Lambeth Walk down to the newsagents to buy your copy of Loaded magazine, or surfed the tide of New Labour pre-millenial optimism on your way to procure your first ever DVD from the Virgin Megastore. Or something like that.

Like all of Medway Eyes’ Barge bashes, we reckon this will be big. Even bigger than the mobile phone you had during the great Blur vs Oasis made up media war of 1994, so get there early to bagsy a table. The live music will start some time between 8:30 and 9:00.

Please do your bit by coming along with a pocketful of change for Oxjam, by spreading the word and by clicking on the poster to download and share it.

As ever, our line up is subject to change. We’re relaxed and groovy like that. Expect some bonus performers.

See you on Saturday.

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ME2: Medway Music for Oxjam

It’s out!  Released at midnight on Friday 15th October to celebrate our second birthday, and for the benefit of Oxjam, ME2 is a compilation of music from Medway and the surrounding area featuring Theatre Royal, Groovy Uncle, Brigadier Ambrose, One Eleven Edmund, Gavin Alexander, Ben Jones, Glenn Barnes, Archie Wah Wahs, The Shagmonroes, Nick Hughes, Unlucky Fried Kitten, Stuart Turner and the Flat Earth Society, The Bresslaws, The Flowing, Lupen Crook, Fires Took Over, Lauren Bateman, The Ambience, Clinker, The Galileo 7, Firstborn Heroes, Los Salvadores, Bob Collins, Reavsey, Rich Clark, The Deccas, The Effectives, Wheels, Chris Austin, The Dentists and Didi Bergman.

We hope you enjoyed our birthday bash at the Nag’s Head. Now you can enjoy a cracking 31 track download.

We did this for Medway. Now you can do it for Oxjam by donating as you download.

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An Interview With Fizzer Rippon

On Monday 11th october, we sent Phil Dillon to Radio Sunlight to be interviewed by Fizzer Rippon on his radio show. They talked aboutMedway Eyes, ME2 (the second birthday gig and album). A big thank you to Fizzer and his team for having Phil on the show and for sorting out the audio for us.

You can now hear the whole thing, including songs by the three acts playing at the birthday shindig this very evening, Stuart Turner & The Flat Earth Society, The Flowing and Fires Took Over. Enjoy it, and we’ll see you in a few hours.

Pop over to our Facebook profile to stream the interview, or download it if you prefer.

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