AFTER4, the St Ives rock band, are playing with Levellers frontman Mark Chadwick in London - having played with former Oasis guitarist Paul Arthur s (Bonehead) band The Vortex last month. The band have now been invited back by the promoters to support

AFTER4, the St Ives rock band, are playing with Levellers' frontman Mark Chadwick in London - having played with former Oasis guitarist Paul Arthur's (Bonehead) band The Vortex last month.

The band have now been invited back by the promoters to support Mark Chadwick and the hotly tipped signed band The Tunics. After4 are putting on a combined coach and ticket deal for £18 all in.

Chadwick is playing his first gig of 2010, armed with the tunes that have been pleasing people for 20 years. Still touring, writing and recording with the band, he has teamed up with Absent Kelly for a warm up gig for the Levellers' 2010 tour.

This is a rare chance to see Mark singing his catchy melodic and unique folk rock songs, in a more intimate venue (600 capacity) than you might be used to. It is also the only London scheduled date.

INFORMATION: Saturday, April 17. Doors, 7pm. Location: Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, London SW9 6LH UK. Tickets are £12 on the Door (£10 Advance) This is an 18 and over event.

AFTER4 are selling advance tickets for £10, and putting on a coach for this gig from St Ives (Cambs) to London (and back) for £8. Places on the coach are limited. To book your seat and buy your ticket for a combined price of £18, contact AFTER4 ASAP on after4rock@gmail.com, myspace, facebook or 07940 220468

You can also get tickets online from

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=376044&REFID=after4

Also appearing:

The Tunics - http://www.myspace.com/thetunics

Henrys Children - http://www.myspace.com/henryschildren

Kenelis - http://www.myspace.com/kenelis

Gemma Mewse - http://www.myspace.com/gemmamewse

NEWS: BANDS WANTED FOR SALFORD AND CAMBRIDGE GIGS

CAMBRIDGESHIRE bands are being offered an exceptional opportunity to play in Salford, Manchester, at the end of May, courtesy of The Salford Music Co-Operative. The co-operative, was set up to promote independent live music and give bands the opportunity to work together and get their music heard by a wider audience.

This will offer the possibility for gig swaps between Cambridge and Salford bands. Former Salford resident Paul Travis, now based in Cambridge, currently runs FMS Promotions which promotes unsigned bands on a non-profit basis, and is the local link to this scheme.

Paul said: "Our idea was to set up gig swap opportunities for bands to play in Salford and Cambridge in front of a local crowd. It is really difficult for bands to break into new cities and gain a wider fan base. Many of the larger cities are dominated by large commercial promoters who will only put on non- local bands if they can guarantee to sell 30-40 tickets. "

If bands work together it could be feasible to set up a network of UK music co-ops where like minded bands could play to a new set of fans and grow their exposure and fan base."

The format of the gigs would be a six band showcase with each band having a 30-minute slot and getting an equal opportunity to play a great show. There will be four Salford bands plus two Cambridgeshire bands each night. The two-day music showcase is set for Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31 - the May Bank Holiday weekend at the historic Kings Arms in Salford.

All bands will get a 30-minute showcase set, full drums and bass backline provided, with press coverage leading up to the gig.

INFORMATION: Contact Paul Travis via his Myspace page: www.myspace.com/fmspromotions

PAUL RICHARDS

GIGS ROUNDUP

ONE of the biggest highlights of the forthcoming week takes place in the cellar of CB2 Restaurant (Norfolk Street, Cambridge) for the regular 'Living Room' acoustic session on Friday evening (April 9).

Headlining are the quirky, interesting London band Revere, who are often the backing band for the brilliant Gabby Young (her debut album, We're All In This Together was one of my favourite albums of last year). In their own right, Revere have won national acclaim for their live performances, and their set promises to be one to look out for. They will be supported by Adelaide's Cape, Jay Leighton and Alex Shepphard.

INFORMATION: Tickets, £4. Doors, 8.30pm.

Caption: Revere

PINK2FLOYD, a two-man tribute to Pink Floyd, will play a two-hour set of progressive rock gems at The Hopbine (Fair Street, Cambridge on Saturday.

INFORMATION: Starts 8.30pm.

THE ever-brilliant Blue Haze perform a free-entry, afternoon gig at The Nelson's Head in St Ives on Sunday.

INFORMATION: Starts 2pm.

PAUL RICHARDS