Mailshot?

Posted by: Sleepwalker

Mailshot? - Sun, 30 Oct 2005 19:34:00

Hi Peeps!

Cerise has kindly included Monument in the latest news letter which most of you should have had through your email by now?

As Paul Chaplow said!

We are really keen to put together some kind of 'Official' Voxgate for sometime in March of next year, Oi! Mark! what about The Thought Criminals playing too?

There may be the prospect of Global Citizen doing a FULL Numan set & we also have a contact who's involved with a Human League tribute who are gagging to play live soon.

We need some feedback from you, the forum punters
before the 12th of next month..(November) if possible to see if this would be at all possible to pull off

C'mon guys...lets make this happen & put more faces to forum names, it was good to see a good turn out at the Montagu Pike yesterday, much like the turn out we had a couple years back at the Foxx/ Voxgate / Glasgow gig wink

Quite a few of the attendees for the above have became good pals since & also spreading the of word of all things Ultravox!

Regards...
Sleepy zzzzz
Posted by: Caroline

Re: Mailshot? - Sun, 30 Oct 2005 23:19:00

I'd be very interested in this event, and have a couple of friends (not members of this forum) who are also likely to be interested.

Here's hoping for positive feedback from everyone else too!!
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 02:29:00

Peter Ebdon playing as well eh? Hmmm... biglaugh

Yep, good idea.
Posted by: Oesterreicher II

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 03:13:00

You have kindled my interest, also. Show me where to sign.
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 03:14:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
You have kindled my interest, also.
Isn't that illegal in some countries?
nutjob
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 03:16:00

I mean I can bring 50 easily and will commit to this. I dont mind booking venue..Im not intrested in money at all. I will also colour card flyer this in clubs where UVOX/NUMAN types go and plug it on about twenty sites. My numbers 0208 299 8813 Mrs X is neded on board as she made teh meet up other day a sucesss... Yes were on board.. Am i the tiny support band lol We do have a Mannikin Stageset
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 03:38:00

blatant suggestion for the event name..
Posted by: Si_W

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 03:41:00

Only if it comes with the Warren Cann speakey bit in the middle... laugh
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 04:00:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Si_W:
Only if it comes with the Warren Cann speakey bit in the middle... laugh
lol..this sounds like a unforgettbale event lol
Posted by: Chappie

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 04:16:00

Anyone who is interested in this event please can you PM either Sleepy or myself - so we can keep track of numbers. I would think we'll be in a position to announce something substantive in the next couple of weeks.

Cheers. Paul.
Posted by: Mike C

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 04:35:00

Yep, I'd be up for this. I take it'll be an all dayer on a Saturday? laugh Bring it on.

[edit] - PM sent to you Chappie.
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 04:47:00

I can gurantee a minimum of 50. Thats are usual hardcore of Criminals who show up in obscure places even heathrow lol
Posted by: Si_W

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 05:14:00

Quote:
Originally posted by thethoughtcriminals:
I can gurantee a minimum of 50. Thats are usual hardcore of Criminals who show up in obscure places even heathrow lol
Hardcore Criminals? Whatever next? wink
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 05:23:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Si_W:
Quote:
Originally posted by thethoughtcriminals:
[b]I can gurantee a minimum of 50. Thats are usual hardcore of Criminals who show up in obscure places even heathrow lol
Hardcore Criminals? Whatever next? wink [/b]
wel half are slutts as they have just started claling themselves on livejournal...
Posted by: Cerise

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 05:28:00

Paul - I've had a few replies via email to the mailshot, will forward details to you now and then as I get them.

Cheers!
Cerise.
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 06:00:00

This sounds like a definate go'er guy's as i spoke to Mark earlier this evening & looking forward to meeting up with the said chap ovr a JD & cola...(erm...or 15!!!) nutjob
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 06:12:00

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
<strong>This sounds like a definate go'er guy's as i spoke to Mark earlier this evening & looking forward to meeting up with the said chap ovr a JD & cola...(erm...or 15!!!) excited

Yes this event does sound good...
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 08:13:00

Fingers crossed!!! wink
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 08:28:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Oesterreicher II:
You have kindled my interest, also. Show me where to sign.
A pleasure to have you on board again OS2..(Erm...Danny) wink
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:45:00

Im voting London for location...
>venue hire
>promotion is easy
>choice of hotels
>not obscure location
>public transport facilities
Posted by: Cerise

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:50:00

The idea behind Birmingham for venue was that it would be central for everyone, not least for Monument themselves. It has the same positive points as London:

>venue hire
>promotion is easy
>choice of hotels
>not obscure location
>public transport facilities
>airport close by for those coming from overseas

But also has:
>easier parking
>slightly cheaper hotels

I know I'd rather travel to Birmingham, and it's roughly the same distance there as to London, for me. smile
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:59:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Cerise:
The idea behind Birmingham for venue was that it would be central for everyone, not least for Monument themselves. It has the same positive points as London:

>venue hire
>promotion is easy
>choice of hotels
>not obscure location
>public transport facilities
>airport close by for those coming from overseas

But also has:
>easier parking
>slightly cheaper hotels

I know I'd rather travel to Birmingham, and it's roughly the same distance there as to London, for me. smile
I think we have to look at covienence or viability. London is probaly more viable but Birmingham more conveninat for some. From a vibailty view I know a lot who of people who would turn up to a london event. Who don't post here but love Ultravox. Im just coming form a promotions sense. Obviously as UVOX fan I want the most new faces and faces there possible. I know members of the Human Leauge crowd and Numan crowds who would definatlty turn up to such an event in London..
And the Electric Dreams crowd.
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:09:00

This is the main reason we ask our chum Cerise to dish out the news letter with a view to getting some feedback from the forum on weither people would be interested in coming to an event such as this.

Both locations are viable, we're really not bothered where we play in the UK as long as it's easy for everyone to get to.

Chappie? wink
Posted by: Shirl

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:09:00

I can get to either place without any problem, although Birmingham is nearer to me. The only weekend that I couldn't do would be the first weekend in March as I will be in Germany then. Please keep me posted!! excited
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:13:00

Shirl,

It's probably going to be in the latter half of the month wink
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:30:00

Suggestion if london...

If it was london The Water Rats theatre would be an excelent venue. 200 capacity nice stage and 2 mins form kings cross station and has very cheap hotel across road..theres all a large NCP car park near buy and is very easy to get to. And could fit Monumens synths on stage easily. It has lovey dj Booth/Sound and Stage and is well equipped and has held Adam Ant conventions sucessfully. I go a monthly goth/new wve nigh there called B-Movie great location and has a nice atmosphere as a venue..

Birmingham Edwards NO.8 It does have a great 80's night on friday and good EBM/Industrial night on saturday but im not sure if they hire venue..but crowds go for more Uvox-dark sinpop style there
Posted by: Chappie

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 20:47:00

Mark - It sounds like you have your finger on the pulse here sunna. I'll give you a call tonight, if that's OK, to discuss more.

Lets see if we cant get a really big crowd out for this.
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 20:50:00

Brum or London is ok for me. Brum would make a nice change - be interesting to see what some of the other "out of towners" think though. Either way if its going to be a late one it looks like a hotel's in order...
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 21:05:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Chappie:
Mark - It sounds like you have your finger on the pulse here sunna. I'll give you a call tonight, if that's OK, to discuss more.

Lets see if we cant get a really big crowd out for this.
Im backing the london bid lol I just think it would work there and relalisticly would be suceccesfull and i ahve so mnay clubs at my finger tips to flyer.. And get a lot of new faces there. HotELS.. cheap one opposite which has single rooms only 35 and cheaper as you can get mini dorms of 6 beds for 15 odd quid per person a night. Also ideal for Rob and people who want stalls in the front bar part.End of march would be good urtle. Only other venue i know which would be good is Purple Turtle one tube stop form Kings cross 200 capacity venue biug stage excelent lighting and location, some car parking space on street from 7pm and 2 a clock liscene easy to get anywhere at night from...
Posted by: Chappie

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 21:07:00

I have already been in contact with Hotels in Brum (no responses yet) regarding the possibility of group rates / bookings since this will be a late night Saturday type affair.
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 21:53:00

http://www.edwardsno8.com/

Only venue capable of such a night and also on smaller size...
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 22:50:00

Looks great!
wink
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 22:58:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
Looks great!
wink
just won't get the numbers you would in london in birmingham sadly...
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 23:20:00

I'm not so sure on that - I do think being London-centric put some people off really. Having an event more central may encourage other EV/UV-ers to come - if it's dependent on a club crowd, maybe you have a point. But surely there are clubs in the Birmingham area that run 80s based events/nights and that would jump at this sort of thing, no?
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Mon, 31 Oct 2005 23:27:00

Quote:
Originally posted by E. G. Ekin:
I'm not so sure on that - I do think being London-centric put some people off really. Having an event more central may encourage other EV/UV-ers to come - if it's dependent on a club crowd, maybe you have a point. But surely there are clubs in the Birmingham area that run 80s based events/nights and that would jump at this sort of thing, no?
Edwards No.8 which i posted link to on this thread..numanoid djs on the friday saturdays booked witah a ebm night sadly...

I've been to any such events for diffrent Bands unless its in London can honestly say never seen one be a great sucesss. The ones in London people have come from all over the place and world. I love Birmingham but tyring to get a Venue there on saturday is a no go booked up by clubs...Either waay im playing so if its Birmingham Or London im turning up...
Posted by: Mike C

Re: Mailshot? - Tue, 01 Nov 2005 02:17:00

Although Birmingham is nearer, geographically, it's a four and a half hour train journey for me whereas London is only 3 hours. However, I am happy to go with the majority and whatever will be easiest for most people. I suppose it would be nice to have something a bit more central as I'm usually complaining "everything always happens in London." smile
Posted by: thethoughtcriminals

Re: Mailshot? - Tue, 01 Nov 2005 03:00:00

lets do a Poll Vote... laugh Democracy must prevail. I've said my reasons for london and people have said their reasons for Birmingham. If it was Edwards.no.8 I know a few people who go there plus am on anotehr brummie forum... and on mailing list... :p
Posted by: Mrs. X

Re: Mailshot? - Tue, 01 Nov 2005 04:04:00

Er...March? Don't think I'll be able to make that one. Sorry. frown

Mrs. X
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Tue, 01 Nov 2005 20:20:00

Chappie...a poll is called for here me thinks, so get yer bloody finger oot!

Just a pity it's no got a nice fit redhead roond it eh!!!...(ho hum!) wink
Posted by: Taffy

Re: Mailshot? - Tue, 01 Nov 2005 20:29:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
Chappie...a poll is called for here me thinks, so get yer bloody finger oot!

Just a pity it's no got a nice fit redhead roond it eh!!!...(ho hum!) wink
I know a few clubs like that shock
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: Mailshot? - Tue, 01 Nov 2005 20:33:00

MMMMM.....Tell me more!!!!...erm getting back on topic....PHEW down boy!!! nervouslaugh