Frank Turner playing gig to help save The Joiners in Southampton

Daily Echo: Frak Turner playing gig to help save The Joiners Frak Turner playing gig to help save The Joiners

IT’S a festive fundraiser with a difference from Frank Turner.

The Winchester musician, now a stadium filler, and one of the stars of the London 2012 Olympics, spends his 31st birthday playing two intimate gigs to help keep one of his favourite venues – The Joiners – in business.

A matinee show was added after tonight’s gig became the fastestselling in the venue’s history with tickets being snapped up by fans in just 90 seconds.

On the subject of small venues, he said: “Despite having played at larger places in recent years, the vast majority of my time as a musician has been spent on the stages of small bars, clubs and pubs. They are the lifeblood of any scene and are vitally important to anyone who gives a damn about music, whether underground or mainstream. Some venues that I know and love are, heartbreakingly, having a tough time.

“The Joiners Arms in Southampton is a venue that is really special to me. I saw my first ever show there (Snug, 1995, featuring one Ed Harcourt on guitar). Million Dead played there many times, including our last ever show in 2005. I have played there solo four times to date.

“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. See you there.”

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9:03pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J.P.M says...

WHO?
WHO? J.P.M
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9:44pm Fri 28 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

J.P.M wrote:
WHO?
I fully appreciate you're on a trolling exercise, but I did ask the same question in my mind.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: WHO?[/p][/quote]I fully appreciate you're on a trolling exercise, but I did ask the same question in my mind. IronLady2010
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12:36pm Sun 30 Dec 12

TheJoiners says...

Local lad from Winchester. Old sold out Wembley, Opened the Olympics. Helped raise a lot of money for The Joiners to hopefully stay open for Southampton youngsters can come and enjoy live music for years to come.
TY Frank :-)
Local lad from Winchester. Old sold out Wembley, Opened the Olympics. Helped raise a lot of money for The Joiners to hopefully stay open for Southampton youngsters can come and enjoy live music for years to come. TY Frank :-) TheJoiners
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12:57pm Sun 30 Dec 12

The Music Man says...

J.P.M wrote:
WHO?
someone who clearly is a lot more important than you
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: WHO?[/p][/quote]someone who clearly is a lot more important than you The Music Man
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