Rock for Research [Part 1]: Cascades @ Bar 42

Tuesday may not be the best night for a gig at Bar 42. Tonight was quite dead for the most part though we did make a nice £35 on the door in support of cancer research. I feel that the main problem with this one was the promotional aspect of the gig.

One major item i forgot to do at the beginning was contact Cancer Research and notify them to the fact that i was hosting two fundraising gigs for their charity. This is something that should have been done straight from the start when i decided on the charity to raise money for as they may have seen this and thought “hey, this guy is hosting a couple of gigs to raise money for our charity, may be in our interest to give some sort of coverage to boost the event”. Another floor was the fact that it was on Tuesday night which after talking to Mark Knowles, owner of Bar 42, i discovered that actually they don’t usually host gigs on a Tuesday and that is something i really should have looked into was the best dates where he usually gets the most customers.
Another thing to address was my set… actually let’s not talk about that



Operation Kino @ Bar 42

Last nights gig was awesome! All the bands were really great and also very friendly, definitely people who i would work with again and hopefully will soon. The only real problems we encountered were band members from Operation Kino and Technicolour Limabean being stuck in traffic and so sound checks had to be delayed slightly. This unfortunately cannot be helped and is no one’s fault. Despite that hiccup we got round it quickly and easily especially Mike Baker, Bar 42’s sound tech, who has probably had similar situations many times before.

The turnout was quite good for a wednesday evening as well, i think it was even better than the gig on 16th was. Hopefully i will be hearing back soon from Technicolour Limabean and Operation Kino about playing a gig on 18th may at Bar 42 in support of the absolutely brilliant Dreamwaves!

Lineup –


Photos taken by Leanne Cushnie


Management Team Proposal and Band Interview (College 2016)

Managing an Artist

As the new year dawns upon us, we prepare for not only 2016 but to manage an artist. The band my group will be managing is Funkzilla, a worthing based rock band with a funky edge.

Management Team

  • Joseph Bagwell – Music Business and Management
  • Jordan Meher – Live Sound
  • Ryan Heaney – Music Business and Management


  • Chris Dewey – Vocals
  • Ben Wilkinson – Electric Guitar
  • Finn Haynes – Electric Guitar
  • Luke Rippingham – Bass Guitar
  • Seth Markes – Drums/Percussion



We also had to interview our artist breifly, here is what they had to answer our few questions we could pull out of the top of our heads.

1. What Sort of music would you be creating?

We will be making rock/funk rock music

2. What do you hope to acheive by the end of this project?

We wish to record an EP consiting of five or six songs. After this we hope to play a live gig to promote our new EP and also have it released online using stores such as iTunes, Amazon MP3 etc.

3. How can we help you with that?

We will need you guys to book recording/practice rooms, find people to help produce our album and also market and promote our new EP.


Taking it one step further…

So to expand on this project i thought it would be an interesting idea if not only i act as a manager but also if i try to create my own online record label. That way i can release their EP through my label and hopefully if the project goes well then i can continue this in the future, Incidentally if you are reading this and the site is already an established netlabel then it means it worked out and this is part of the history of Hot Air Music Group.

This not only will i have a small business to hopefully make some money i can also release my own music through here instead of sending out many emails to various labels in the hope i can get my music released…

With that note, HOT AIR MUSIC!