The members of Team Bobbysix spend their lives at gigs about the globe. We are never happier than when watching some up-and-comers giving it their all in an intimate venue. A few years back, we saw Editors in a pub in London with about 30 other people. Similarly, we watched The Jezabels in Sydney when no-one knew who the heck they were and more than once we've sat cross-legged on the floor in Brighton to see Kimya Dawson. Heck, just last week we boogied with Kitty Daisy & Lewis in the backroom of a boozer.
So we're always sad when we hear that music venues are in danger of closing. After the demise of The Hopetoun in Sydney, another of the city's venues is in trouble. The Annandale Hotel is a rock’n’roll icon in Sydney’s live music scene, yet is in need of upgrades, is crippled by debt and on the verge of closure.
To battle this, the owners are running a Buy-A-Brick Campaign. The Annandale team want to make loyal supporters feel they have a place at The Annandale in the future. By offering them different packages which include a ‘brick’ with a plaque mounted on it, with their personal inscription, they are forever connected. For the hotel owners, Matt & Dan Rule, it really is now or never. They know it is not just personal to them, it is personal to a lot of people. We don't want to see the hotel go down and a high rise block of apartments go up in its place.
Last week, EMI showed their support for the campaign. Over the years, current and past EMI artists that have played The Annandale include: Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate, Papa Vs Pretty, Faker, End Of Fashion, Operator Please, Grey Ghost, King Cannons, 360, Birds Of Tokyo, Airbourne, Bob Evans, Jet, The Sleepy Jackson, Oh Mercy, The Cat Empire, You Am I, amongst many others. So it made sense that the label would want to get involved.
For more information on Buy-A-Brick membership packages visit www.annandalehotel.com