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Nomadic music club on the move again
A MUSIC club has announced its third change of venues in recent months.
Darlington R’n’B Club was forced to move in July, when its previous home, the town’s Arts Centre, closed down.
It relocated to Central Hall, in the Dolphin Centre, but the acoustics of that venue were not suitable.
Further events were held in the Bistro bar at the Dolphin Centre, which also failed to solve the problems.
Mike Prendergast, from the club, said: “We knew when we left the Arts Centre we would have a problem finding the right room to hold our gigs.
“After looking practically all over town, we approached the managers of the Dolphin Centre and asked if they could help.
“They were brilliant, and gave us the opportunity to try the Central Hall, even giving us the use of their equipment and being able to sell our tickets for us at reception.”
Sadly neither Dolphin Centre venue was quite right, meaning the club had to look elsewhere.
Mr Prendergast added: “We have one last event in the Dolphin Centre - which is our Christmas party, and we have sold over 100 tickets for this gig already.
“We are moving back to Central Hall for this gig because it can hold a bigger crowd and because of this reason, it will improve the sound.
“The human body absorbs sound and can improve the acoustics in a big room.
“So the more people we can get in, the better the sound will be.
“We are hoping for at least 150 people, which we feel is achievable.”
The club will start 2013 in another new venue – the Forum Music Centre, in Borough Road.
The last Dolphin Centre show is being held on Friday, December 21, with a headline set from Nine Below Zero and support from Lewis Hamilton and The Boogie Brothers.
Tickets priced £15 are available from 01325-388410.
For more information, visit darlington-r-n-b-club.co.uk