Big Night Out

Thumbs up for Big Night Out

 

We've just had a splendid 9 days of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.  The Town Hall has been lucky enough to be involved in lots of different ways, but we were particularly excited by BigNightOut not only as an event here at The Town Hall, but also because it was a collaboration of two of our tenants, the arts festival and BigSmallNoise, a music talent agency in the building.

BigSmallNoise is headed up by Steve Chrisanthou, Dan Chrisanthou and Chris Bussey, three music industry profesionals with impressive credentials of working with artists such as Newton Faulkner, Corrine Bailey Rae, Eliza Doolittle and rising star Chloe Howl.  Together, under the banner of BigSmallNoise, they discover, nuture and develop new musical talent.  BigNightOut was their first showcase and they presented an impressive selection of northern artists.

 

Getting things ready in the Waterfront Hall

 

The hard work of setting up the showcase started on Thursday with rigging the stage.  Friday was spent sound checking before the event itself that night.  BigNightOut welcomed music industry from London, local music lovers and Hebden Bridge Arts Festival devotees and everyone had a fine time.

 

Dan, Steve and Chris (l-r) making sure Agne sounds great

 

Imi and her band sound checking

 

Curtis Johns impressed the audience with his soulful voice and quirky covers

 

Everyone was so impressed with Alexa Mullins confidence that no-one guessed she's just 14 years old

 

The talented Jake Smallbones got everyone talking 

 

The Mexanines finished the night off in style