The Music Rooms Charity Gig 2014

Charity Gig 2014

It’s back and it’s bigger than ever. On Friday 7th November 2014, ‘The Music Rooms’ Charity gig in aid of the RNIB will take place in The Braid Arts Centre Ballymena and what a night we have planned for you.

The ‘Main Act’ on the evening will be students from The Music Rooms. Each year at our Charity gig’s we try to involve our students as much as possible, giving them a platform to perform in front of great crowds, in great settings and with each other. This year is our best student representation to date. Alongside our ‘House Band’ (The Mentors) our students will be singing, shredding, strumming, tinkling, banging and generally ripping up the stage to the amazement of their audience. We are so proud of every one of them who has volunteered and agreed to this (even those who took some persuading) and can’t wait to see them in action.

Also taking  the stage on the evening will be local folk act ‘The Coves’ fronted by local singer/songwriter, Rodney Beggs. Expect speedy banjo, silky harmonies and some obscure covers to songs that would seem less than synonymous with this particular line up.

Also appearing are a young local band, who have performed at many ‘Music Rooms’ events over the years called ‘One Way There’. We’re slightly biased because all the lads trained with ‘The Music Rooms’ down through the years but their energetic brand of pop and rock covers will have you moving and grooving in no time so be sure to catch these guys before their legion of young female fans means you no longer can!

Finally, It’s our absolute pleasure to again be joined by ‘The Counterfeit Notes’ (formerly The Stonehouse Band) who have performed at every ‘Music Rooms’ charity gig to date. The resident band from The local BT Blues and Rock Club have a fantastic sound and repertoire that is a treat for any listening ear. Fronted by local man Chris McGahey who seamlessly mixes fantastic vocals with mind blowing guitar licks, for the budding musician or the seasoned player, this is well worth the cover charge alone!

Sound like a great Friday night? I think so. Friday 7th November, Braid Arts, Centre, Ballymena, doors open 7pm. There will be a door charge on the night of £7 as well as a raffle with great prizes from local businesses. For more info please call 07837201058 or email

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