Yes, there are no excuses Im afraid. It’s been so long since I wrote anything on here I figured I should pull my finger out and touch base with you all. Its been a crazy, manic last year or so and somewhat hard for us all too. Personally we’ve suffered several family losses in a very short time, pulling yourself together while trying to run a business can be difficult. I think that’s probably why I stayed away from blogging to be totally honest. When I write, it feels as if I am chatting and that gives a certain amount of me to you all. I think that while we were all feeling so much grief I didn’t really want to spill that over to my blog, it wouldn’t have been a pretty sight and quite frankly not what you all want to be reading. We love what we do here at The Brickmakers, Both Mum, Em and I work hard to keep this lovely venue treading water in a very difficult sea however, things are good, the bands are exceptional as always and our lovely customers (that’s you lot) keep coming in and supporting our thriving music scene which is the most important thing. It seems we are busier than ever these days and there’s no time to sit back and rest on our laurels… this isn’t a trade in which we can afford to get complacent. Its hard to keep up with other venues, many of which are backed by corporate or government funding, arts council funding etc. These venues can afford to install state of the art equipment, the sort of stuff we can only dream of. However, we have ploughed every penny we have made back in to The Brickies and B2 over the last three years to finally move into the digital age, both rooms are now running Allen & Heath digital mixing consoles, just this month we have installed a new processor and re-coned all the front Speakers and Subs so we are now firing on all cylinders with a few mods. the system is looking happy and sounding sweet and almost just in time for this years BRICKFEST!
Mum, Em and I make the perfect team when it comes to aspirations for the future of The Brickies. We may have been here 12 years but there is always something happening on our dream train. I am the one that seems to dream up crazy dreams, Mum is the one that usually says the hard stuff, like the reasons why we can’t, Em is the mediator in the middle that finds a way that we can. This is how B2 got built, BRICKFEST was born and we refurbished the main bar area. We have lots of dreams and ideas for the future, our main problem is deciding which on to do next, you’ll have to watch this space for that one lol.
Anyway, Im not going to ramble on too much, i’m just waving hello here and apologising for my lack of presence. I’ll endeavor to maintain a much better blogging relationship with you all now.
Have an awesome week, hopefully we’ll see you down here this weekend – we’ve got some great stuff happening.