First Wednesday of every month is our ever-popular Open Mic night at the Ship. All styles and abilities welcome.
This is not a "jam night", in that we don't have drums or electric backline; it's more of an acoustic affair, but amplified. We supply the PA & sound man, microphones, DI boxes for electro/acoustic guitars, a selection of instruments/percussion (pro-standard electric piano available), you supply the talent! (Small amps, backing tracks, etc. can be accommodated - please let us know in advance).
We can digitally record your performance and supply you with an mp3 copy to download, totally free of charge!
We also offer a FREE DRINK (pint or single shot/mixer etc) for each performer (after you've done your bit!)
First started in 2000 down the road at the Barge, our open mic is a bit different to the usual jam night - we offer a 15 minute slot* for you to do what you want, be it music, spoken word, poetry.. we've even had a magician in the past.
We do our best to fit everybody in who wants to have a go, but please arrive early (8pm onwards) to ensure you get a slot.
* if it's really busy we may need to shorten the slot times slightly in order to try to fit everybody in.