It’s time to take back the music!
Grand Theft Audio is a project by Passing Clouds, The Silver Bullet and Hive Dalston to open a grassroots community venue this year in London – bringing together the best of all these important venues.
This project is supported by The Music Venues Trust, The Nightime Industries Association and the new Night Tzar of London – Amy Lamé. And growing everyday.
The idea is to bring together the people who truly want to bring live music and creativity back into the heart of this city and to share, entertain and collaborate on making it happen!
A decade ago the Scissor Sisters ‘didn’t feel like dancing’, while Justin promised to bring ‘Sexy Back’… and in that time London has lost half its live music venues – historic streets and bars where legends cut their teeth, disappearing into giant glass structures and trendy eateries. The city is turning into a place where elevator music and advertising jingles are our soundtrack and we’re forced out into the fields for our live music and for the sense of community it brings. Herded into zones with our wellington boots and festival hats. Paying handsomely for the privilege.
That’s not how it should be. London once buzzed with great bands and world famous venues, it’s where the talented came to be discovered. It’s where you came to find the hidden gems. And it can be again.
Let’s stand up for the music that brings you to your feet… let’s rise for the bands that lift our hearts… together we can create an event that will change the face of music in our city for the next ten years.