Gig news and updates

Gig Preview - Proud Mary - 8th April, The Other Room

On 8th April, The Sharp Darts are supporting Proud Mary at The Other Room

It will be our first time playing the venue and lending support to such a great band will make our first performance in what used to be the Academy 2, will be a pleasure.

Also playing on the night are dance-til-you-drop indie quartet We Writers, Coventry's Yes Sunshine and The Mills who are well worth a listen.

You can check out all the details on facebook. Come on down and have a listen!



New Gig Dates

The Sharp Darts LiveWell, it looked to be a quiet couple of months, but The Sharp Darts have some new gig dates to announce!

Firstly, we'll be heading up to Wolverhampton to spread our wings a little, which will hopefully be shortly followed by an acoustic set up in Manchester.

In the new year we're booked in for a slot back home in Birmingham supporting a band called Towns.

February we'll be doing our bit for charity in Bearwood.

Details of all of the above will be popping up on the gigs page and facebook over the next couple of weeks.

Dates are as follows:

Supporting The Trews

This Saturday 22nd October, The Sharp Darts are supporting Canadian chart-toppers The Trews at HMV Institute (Library).

Not only are we supporting a great band in The Trews, but we'll be playing a 45 minute set, so this one is well worth coming down to. On top of that, this will be our last full band Birmingham gig for a little while, as we take a break during November (we will be doing the odd acoustic performance).

It's our biggest support slot to date, so we're really hoping you can come down to support us so we can put on a good show and bag ourselves another one in the future.

Tickets are available from us at £7 (£1 off if you came to London, £1 off if you post a picture of FB wearing your The Sharp Darts t-shirt). So if you haven't already, have a word with one of us and we'll get you a ticket.

You can find out more about The Trews on their official website.

Surface Festival Regional Showcase - This Sunday!

The Sharp Darts @ O2 Academy for Surface Festival 2011 Regional Showcase!As I'm sure you're aware, we are going to be playing main stage O2 Academy Birmingham this Sunday 28th August for the regional final of Surface Festival. We can't wait! We've been running a series on our competitors for the event.

Surface Festival Regional Showcase - How it works

The Sharp Darts @ Surface Festival Regional Showcase

The Sharp Darts are through to the regional showcase of Surface Festival 2011 at O2 Academy Birmingham! In this post I want to talk a little about how this round works, as it's a little different to the previous rounds.

In the first two rounds of the competition, the scoring was reasonably complicated, being based on text votes (1 rating), audience votes (5 ratings), musician votes (20 ratings) and industry votes (30 ratings). In the semi-final this changed slightly with the introduction of a judge.

In the semi-final, text and audience votes were added together and the top four bands were presented to a judge who voted through two acts of their choosing, independent of how may ratings they got. In the regional showcase, judges will play an even bigger role in selecting which bands continue to the International Final at IndigO2 in London.

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