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ZeddES 16 Nov 2003 22:57

What can we do about this waste of a venue?!?!
Lets go back 10-years, The Central Club Hotel in Richmond hosted some big names in Aussie music. The room is still there, big and lively.... The PA is still there,..some equipment requires work,..but generally it sounds good. The stage is a great size, again,needs a little work,....and the venue still has some atmosphere,.... but the current management for the bands is nothing short of PATHETIC!! Almost every band that has played there in the last twelve months must agree!! I personally know of double bookings, late cancellations, false promises, no promotion.. thelist goes on and on. How can we,.together,.try to get this venue back up?!? Surely, if managed right, this could be a premier Melbourne venue again,... it just needs someone to grab it by the balls and make it happen. Perhaps a petition to the owners could see something?? Perhaps you could approach them for the Indie Initiative Neil?? There must be SOMETHING that can be done??</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


drummerboy 16 Nov 2003 23:53

Yeah i would have to agree!
My band played there, we rocked up and the chick at the door looked at me strangley when i said we were here to play at 10 o'clock, she had to call someone else.."ummm we have another band here" so that was interesting... The sound was alright, as said before a few things need work, but i reckon it would be a great little venue, if it could get run a bit smoother...

So where is this petition..... I'll sign!

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theocelots 17 Nov 2003 10:27

Yeah We also played there on Friday I was suprised to find the venue had not changed at all. It still has the massive JBL modular PA in there separate foldback desk Band room. Which the gate to get rear access was locked. I reckon it could be a thumping venue again.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


SongDog 18 Nov 2003 23:33

Yep couldn't agree more, A waste of a great venue especially these days when good places are becoming scarce! I won't bore with details but we won't play there again.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Maudrude 19 Nov 2003 13:06

Where is it exactly...?</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


sammm 19 Nov 2003 15:18

I think it's 223 Swan st Richmond..

I've played there a few times. It's awful. But your right, it could be something.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


TysonNTB 23 Nov 2003 23:30

yeah, bodyjar and frenzal used to play there back in the day, its a cool venue but now its turned into a place where they give gigs to any band, im not saying this is a bad thing, but alot of bands play like there first gigs there and the venue is always empty, it is one of those venues where u have to bring a crowd, cos there are no regulars there.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Robbb 3 Dec 2003 18:34

yeah the central club is about 5 minutes walk from the corner hotel, and is a bit smaller than the corner. last time we played with a shit metallica rip off band and had to pay the sound guy $30 for a shit mix. and we got no money from the venue. im not going to play there again.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


pharisee 5 Dec 2003 19:28

Somebody should print this thread out and hand it to the Venue. Might wise them up.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Cassidy 10 Dec 2003 21:40

I think it has tonnes of potential as a venue - i played there in a band comp a few weeks back, and the management was nothing short of odd (although it was quite clear that their heart was in the right place!).
I arrived with a quaddie and head, two guitars and a gear bag and the chick at the door told me that all the members of my band were already there and i would have to pay $10. - I promptly got my coleagues outside and made her count - she decided i didn't have to pay, but not with out a shitload of ummming and ahhhhhing, and a visit from Tessa.
Its a great place and the greneral idea is excellent, but there are these crazy mismanagement issues and bad promotional ideas going on that f@*k it up.......it just needs some fine tuning and perhaps some good quality practical experience running the show.....or even helping the current management get it right (i think they are doing best they can- they just need help!)
It's rare that any venue encorages smalltime bands that much, specially in the more trendy suburbs - i see whats trying to be achieved and its great, but some guidance is required...........please keep me posted if anyone is going to do anything about it, as i love the place and would love to see it up and rollin'.......

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