Last night was Notes of Stroke, and it was awesome. The bands were fantastic, there was a great crowd (at the highest, there were about 240 people there), everything went smoothly, and I ended up making about $1800 on door sales on the night. The final tally is pending, as there is some money from pre-sales that need to be donated.
I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who helped me with this, and there were a lot of people.
Maryanne, who performed an acoustic set including a Hanson song (A Minute Without You). Love!
one66, a two-man band that sounded like there were a lot more than just two guys.
2010, a band that hasn’t performed for five years, reminded me a bit of Evanescence, and were great
Oryus, whose guitarist Glen is wonderful and found hooked me up with two of the bands.
Esta Banda Apesta, who were a bit strange, a bit funky, and a lot fantastic.
I had four people volunteering their time working at the bar: Glen, Greg, Sarah and Rhys. You guys were wonderful, thank you for giving up your Friday night.
I had some people helping me on the door: Steph, for being the one I went to whenever I was about to freak out, and who always reminded me of the questions that needed to be asked. Tash, Lou and Amelia, for doing some stints of door throughout the night.
Phil, the lovely photographer who stayed for longer than he intended, for diving into the crowd and taking the photos that I never could have. I hope you enjoyed the night as much as I did.
And I could never have done this without the venue: The Red Rattler in Marrickville, who let me use the venue practically for free, and were incredible throughout. Thanks, Patsy, Penelope and Rodney!
Photos to come!