Tramlines 2015 blog

Posted 1 July 2015 about Tramlines 2015.

Tramlines 2015

My name is Jamie, I am the conference and events apprentice at The Showroom. I have been working here for six months and it’s been a great experience. So far I spend a lot of my time working on the planning and execution of the events; which I enjoy.

I am a singer songwriter and also play guitar and piano. In my spare time I perform and organise gigs in association with local charities.  As I am interested in music and event management, I asked The Showroom to give me the opportunity to organise a weekends worth of events during Tramlines here this year!

I spent the last few months researching young local bands from Sheffield and I’m really pleased and excited about giving them the opportunity to perform as part of the massive Tramlines festival this year! Tramlines is all about exposure so this is a brilliant chance for the bands to get themselves out there and for the public to enjoy some excellent music free of charge!

Friday kicks things off with three live indie acts in the Showroom bar. Then Saturday features live music all day and Hip Hop Hooray - a night of classic hip-hop, organised by our very own Simon Beaumont, the perfect warm up to a weekend of hip-hop at the Ponderosa.

The bands performing, which include myself, are Bayonet. a young local band from Sheffield, who made a name for  themselves on Spotify, YouTube and playing popular venues in Sheffield, including the O2 Academy and West Street Live. CROWS are an indie-punk band from Sheffield, they play hard-hitting, emotion driven music with the melodic content of pop and indie married with the raw energy of punk and emo. 

Eden Cowan is a sixteen year old acoustic singer/ songwriter. She is relatively new to the circuit, but has quickly made a name for herself and is a regular in many venues in and around Sheffield. Following Eden will be Christina Higgins plus support, whose performances incorporate as many genres as possible. Finally, we have Perpetual Motion; a brilliant young blues-rock trio, bringing a unique and different approach to the genre focusing on power and feeling.  All of them are thrilled and eager to play!

The beauty of The Showroom is its versatility, and so we decided that we would also show some free music documentaries and classic festival films in the bar, these include with The Last Waltz, Stones in the Park and Woodstock! On top of this; we will have a speciality BBQ outside on the Prow packed with a variety of meat and vegetarian option, and in our Bar we will be serving Tramlines Ale. The Showroom is close to the Sheffield train station, so it’s ideal for a first or last stop for people coming from out of town!

I have learnt from working under pressure and enjoyed the fun of organising Tramlines this year at the Showroom; it has helped me massively improve in understanding my chosen career path. It’s shown my passion towards music, performing and managing events!

I hope that you can come and join us on Tramlines Weekend!

Full details of the Tramlines line-up

Jamie Ring

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