Join Us For The Joiners

Frank Turner performing

Frank Turner performing

First published in Music News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

OASIS, Coldplay, Green Day, Manic Street Preachers and Arctic Monkeys are among a host of era-defining bands to have graced the stage at Southampton’s legendary Joiners Arms since it opened in 1968.

But a show announced yesterday beat them all to become the fastest-selling in its history, with tickets snapped up in just 90 seconds.

Winchester’s Frank Turner, a celebrated folk-punk singer-songwriter, is to play a benefit gig there next month after bosses admitted they were facing an uphill battle to keep the venue open due to lack of revenue and rising costs.

Audiences can expect a few early samples from his fifth studio album, due for release in March 2013, as well as the odd festive treat. He wrote on his blog: “This is a venue that is really special to me. I saw my first ever show there. The venue is having a tough time of late financially – a common occurrence for small venues, as they operate on a thin margin.

“When I heard about it, I naturally wanted to help. Let’s all gang together and make sure The Joiners survives and continues to provide a platform for the music we all love.”

The night coincides with the launch of Green Circles, a new monthly club night set up by Joiners manager Pat Muldowney, Mod DJ Lee Elliott and Tommy Overington, the frontman of rock- ’n’rollers The Rising.

Russell Marsden, of festival favourites and alternative rockers Band of Skulls, who hail from Southampton, gave his support. He said: “The place holds lots of special memories for us.

“All music venues at the moment are facing this struggle.”

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5:15pm Thu 15 Nov 12

TheJoiners says...

Thanks Echo for your support. Its vital that this venue prospers for many years to come
Thanks Echo for your support. Its vital that this venue prospers for many years to come TheJoiners
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5:59pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bigfella777 says...

What about all the local residents who have to put up with the noise, the crowds who are always on the streets outside drinking from the off licences shouting and screaming and the piles off litter, broken glass and vomit every morning.Not to mention the ones smoking drugs in the alleyway.
The sooner it shuts the better, the venue cares nothing for the community it operates in.
What about all the local residents who have to put up with the noise, the crowds who are always on the streets outside drinking from the off licences shouting and screaming and the piles off litter, broken glass and vomit every morning.Not to mention the ones smoking drugs in the alleyway. The sooner it shuts the better, the venue cares nothing for the community it operates in. bigfella777
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6:07pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Voracious Soul says...

bigfella777 What about the gigs for the kids showcasing what they've learned in Southampton Rock Academy? Is that not community?
bigfella777 What about the gigs for the kids showcasing what they've learned in Southampton Rock Academy? Is that not community? Voracious Soul
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6:08pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Voracious Soul says...

http://www.facebook.
com/HelpSaveTheJoine
rs

It might help - it might not. Hopefully it'll raise awareness.
http://www.facebook. com/HelpSaveTheJoine rs It might help - it might not. Hopefully it'll raise awareness. Voracious Soul
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10:55pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bigfella777 says...

Voracious Soul wrote:
bigfella777 What about the gigs for the kids showcasing what they've learned in Southampton Rock Academy? Is that not community?
Respect the neighbours then, if this was any other pub it would have it's licence revoked, you cant even have your windows open in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]Voracious Soul[/bold] wrote: bigfella777 What about the gigs for the kids showcasing what they've learned in Southampton Rock Academy? Is that not community?[/p][/quote]Respect the neighbours then, if this was any other pub it would have it's licence revoked, you cant even have your windows open in the summer. bigfella777
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2:36pm Sun 18 Nov 12

TheJoiners says...

Big fella 777, pop in for a chat, if you have any issues id love to help resolve them. Im there nearly every night, ask for Pat.
I think we do more for the community than any other venue in Southampton. We have local kids playing in there every night nearly. We have local kids coming to watch every night. We do all we can about any noise issues. Kids drink in the street everywhere, if they are Joiners customers and are seen drinking in the street they wont be allowed back in, simple as.
Like i said, please pop in, we will resolve any problems you have.
Big fella 777, pop in for a chat, if you have any issues id love to help resolve them. Im there nearly every night, ask for Pat. I think we do more for the community than any other venue in Southampton. We have local kids playing in there every night nearly. We have local kids coming to watch every night. We do all we can about any noise issues. Kids drink in the street everywhere, if they are Joiners customers and are seen drinking in the street they wont be allowed back in, simple as. Like i said, please pop in, we will resolve any problems you have. TheJoiners
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8:44am Mon 19 Nov 12

bigfella777 says...

TheJoiners wrote:
Big fella 777, pop in for a chat, if you have any issues id love to help resolve them. Im there nearly every night, ask for Pat.
I think we do more for the community than any other venue in Southampton. We have local kids playing in there every night nearly. We have local kids coming to watch every night. We do all we can about any noise issues. Kids drink in the street everywhere, if they are Joiners customers and are seen drinking in the street they wont be allowed back in, simple as.
Like i said, please pop in, we will resolve any problems you have.
Hi Pat, I would just like to highlight this weekends events. Friday night was awful, a group of your customers decided to use our residents car park and then when they came back after 11.30 they all gathered in the car park, shouting, swearing and even blowing a flaming vuvuzuela horn for about 30 mins.I had to be up for work at 7 and was in bed awake very cheesed off.
When they finally left they slammed all their doors and revved their engines as much as they could.That was on top of the large group of people who were outside the front of the premises all night making loads of noise.
Where do you live? Do you have to put up with this,all we want to do is be able to relax.
You can see that more flats are going up now and people are not going to put up with this much longer.
You need to be responsible for the people outside your venue as well as inside.
[quote][p][bold]TheJoiners[/bold] wrote: Big fella 777, pop in for a chat, if you have any issues id love to help resolve them. Im there nearly every night, ask for Pat. I think we do more for the community than any other venue in Southampton. We have local kids playing in there every night nearly. We have local kids coming to watch every night. We do all we can about any noise issues. Kids drink in the street everywhere, if they are Joiners customers and are seen drinking in the street they wont be allowed back in, simple as. Like i said, please pop in, we will resolve any problems you have.[/p][/quote]Hi Pat, I would just like to highlight this weekends events. Friday night was awful, a group of your customers decided to use our residents car park and then when they came back after 11.30 they all gathered in the car park, shouting, swearing and even blowing a flaming vuvuzuela horn for about 30 mins.I had to be up for work at 7 and was in bed awake very cheesed off. When they finally left they slammed all their doors and revved their engines as much as they could.That was on top of the large group of people who were outside the front of the premises all night making loads of noise. Where do you live? Do you have to put up with this,all we want to do is be able to relax. You can see that more flats are going up now and people are not going to put up with this much longer. You need to be responsible for the people outside your venue as well as inside. bigfella777
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