David J Pichilingi's Blog #12
By david.pichilingi on 21 December 2009It seems so bizarre to be writing my first blog for Liverpool Sound City a few days away from Christmas with snow on the ground and Bing Crosby singing Little Drummer Boy over my shoulder. Summer and Sound City seems so far away. However when you look at it in day terms it is only 147 days to go. What with SxSW and other stuff in the way it is not long at all...... Blimey we better get cracking!
Actually the wheels are already in full motion. We are already lining up some of our key bands and artists and over the coming weeks and months it will be my pleasure to reveal them here first. Liverpool Sound City has always prided itself on unearthing the best talent before any other festival get their dirty mitts on them.
Over the past 2 years we have been the first to present such luminaries as Santigold (when she was still Santagold), Glasvegas, Iglu and Hartley, Ladyhawke, Crystal Castles, Florence and the Machine (when she was still wearing thick wooly socks) The Whip and White Lies alongside relative veterans such as The Zutons, The Wombats, Hadouken!, Enter Shikari, You Me At Six...the list goes on. All in all over 450 bands in over 30 amazing venues which include car parks to Grade 1 listed buildings.
On top of this we also host a world class international music business conference. Once again this features debates, discussions, networking events, meet and greets with the very best people from all levels and areas of the music business. This is aimed at those people who have made a career out of music to the new young guns who are on the first rung of the ladder and turn to Sound City to make their first contacts and learn more about how not to do things. Once again we look for innovative ways of turning the traditional conference on its head and offer new ways for people to get their message across and engage with each other. Las year we did an event called The Trial which involved real courts, real judges, real barristers and real people from the music business on trial in front of a real jury made up of music fanatics.
This year we promise to be even bigger and better. Liverpool Sound City happens May 19th to the 22nd 2010. There are exclusive ticket offers on now that end very soon. Get them and treat the one you love to the best Christmas present they will get this year!
Anyway that is probably just about enough for now. Stay tuned and have a great Christmas.
David J. Pichilingi