Modern Age Music Roots to Support Independent Venue Week 2021 with Weekend of Fundraising Events
Our friends at Modern Age Music Roots have announced a schedule of online events in support of Independent Venue Week 2021. Now in its eighth year, Independent Venue Week is an annual, seven-day celebration of independent music venues around the United Kingdom. Independent venues around the country are a a really important part of any artist’s career and, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is crucial that we support them now more than ever, to help them ride this storm. All of the activities listed below include donation links and full details can be found on the Modern Age Music Facebook page at @modernagemusichq
EVENT 1 – Kezia Gill Livestream Gig
Friday 29 January – event link here
For her infamous Friday night live stream show, BCMA Female Artist of the Year 2019, Kezia Gill is teaming up with Modern Age Music Roots as part of the Independent Venue Weeks music highlights. Tune in on Kezia’s Facebook page at @keziagillmusic for original music and some covers that have inspired her musical journey so far!
All donations can be made to: paypal.me/keziagill
About Kezia Gill
Kezia Gill is a singer Songwriter from the Midlands, and crashed onto the UK Country scene in 2018 picking up the ‘Peoples choice’ award for best soloist at the British Country Music Awards. Followed by a tour in Australia in 2019 and playing the Long Road Festival for BBC Introducing, Kezia success continued to grow seeing her become the most nominated artist at the 2019 BCMA Awards, taking home the prestigious award for ‘Best Female Artist’. Her last 3 original releases have all been played on Radio 2, seeing her anthemic tune ‘Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ reach the Radio 2 Playlist. With new music and a tour planned for 2021, Kezia’s success shows no sign of slowing down.
EVENT 2 – Quiz Actually
Saturday 30 January – event link here
Now that we’re in another national lockdown it’s only right that there be a virtual quiz on the line-up of events. Join Quiz Actually LIVE on Facebook, YouTube & Twitch!
Prior to the event make sure to like the Quiz Actually Facebook page at @QuizActually so that you get a prompt for when we go live.
No team size limit – use Messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom etc to connect your team together or even play on your own. Teams choose a team captain to record your answers. This is about having people connect with each other again and to have fun. The optional score sheet for this weeks quiz is at tinyurl.com/QAScores
Due to Facebook having a varying streaming lag of up to 40 seconds please do not post your answers on Facebook, instead send them to your team captain. Please leave your posting for general comments and to ask for shout-outs – we love our shout-out connection with you all.
A lot of teams like to watch the quiz on YouTube on their TVs and comment on the Facebook livestream. We have been advised by quizzers that the best visual quality is on Twitch.tv which we also simultaneously broadcast to.
Free Entry – Donations will be encouraged, all money raised will go to support grassroots music venues to keep them open – All questions appear on the screen and are also read out and therefore anyone can participate.
There will be the usual 4 ever-changing rounds for each virtual quiz and we will be taking requests for the categories.
If you are able to donate please kindly send funds to www.paypal.me/MAMRoots
EVENT 3 – Live Raffle Draw
Sunday 31 January – event link here
We’re delighted to be supporting MAM Roots’ Live Raffle Draw. The BCMA have donated 2 prize bundles each including 2x BCMA memberships and 2021 calendars.
Tune into @mam_roots Instagram for a chance to win exclusive prizes including mugs, T-shirts, EPs, beer and so much more! All prizes have been donated by artists, agents, sponsors and independent companies who rely on the support of independent venues in their careers.
The draw begins live at 8PM and will be hosted by Megan Rose – Tickets are £2 per number or 5 tickets for £5. Payment for tickets can be sent to www.paypal.me/MAMRoots
About Megan Rose
Megan first began to make her name known when she released her debut EP ‘Brave This’ in 2018 which soared to number 6 in the Apple Country Music Charts. Since then, she secure another top 10 Country Music Charts hit with her single ‘19’ which was released in August 2019 and a growing fan base since her latest release ‘No Strings’ in November 2019.
With influences spanning from Maren Morris, Maddie & Tae to Alanis Morissette and The Stereophonics. Megan’s lyrics and melodies are unique, pure and edgy.
All the money raised from this weekend’s activities will be going to venues that are in need of additional support due to ongoing pandemic, without our support these venues are at risk closing.