Fibbers puts on starry line up to celebrate Indie Venue Week

29 Jan 2015 @ 10.05 pm
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Flying solo, Bluetones legend Mark Morriss
It’s testament to York’s thriving live music scene that such a variety of talent chose Fibbers as the site for their celebration of Independent Venue Week.

Two-fifths of resident legends Shed Seven, a couple of revered local acoustic heroes, a now-solo Seahorses man born within the bar walls and simply, THE Mark Morriss are coming to Fibs on Friday (January 30) to perform a mostly acoustic show.

Part of Independent Venue Week, the gig champions the wonderful creativity and singularity shown, both here and in standalone venues nationwide.

Tim Hornsby puts it brilliantly when he says:

“One day if we’re not very careful, independently-run venues will cease to exist…(by becoming) legislated out of existence or simply just swallowed up by economies of scale.”

However, this surely cannot happen any time soon in dear old Eboracum, with this show having sold out and attendances for many other gigs at our outstanding venues attaining solid numbers, even for (supposedly) sleepy Sunday night shows and open mic nights.

Put simply, York typifies how Britain’s music scene should be. If you truly believe that the modern gigging world is slipping downhill, as it seems a bizarre amount of people are at the moment, maybe it’s time to get off your high horse and get through the door of Fibbers, the Duchess or the Basement one night soon.

If you’re not already, it’s time to support the scene rather than worry about it, and discover some wonderful music while you’re at it.

If you are, you’ll know exactly what I mean. It’s fantastic.