Archive for April, 2011

Oh My God that was amazing….what a brilliant day we had. The sun was shining and the bands were on form, and so were you lot! We had 12 awesome hours and each one rocked in aid of such a worthy cause.

During the course of the day, with your help we managed to raise a total amount of £1856.64

With two great Cancer charities in mind we are donating £1000 to Breast Cancer Research. The good news here is that the wonderful team at Barclays Bank have agreed to match us pound for pound. So they will also be donating £1000 to Breast Cancer Research .

TOTAL AMOUNT FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH = £2000

Our second charity is chosen in honour of Jason Leech, a very dear friend and inspiration to us all. Two of his friends are tackling the 400km bike ride through Kenya, over the course of 5days in aid of Breast Cancer Care. We are going to donate the rest of the money to the cause in his name. You can read more about the girls cycle ride across Kenya by visiting their JustGiving pages here.

TOTAL AMOUNT FOR BREAST CANCER CARE = £856.64

GRAND TOTAL RAISED: £2856.64

Check out the breakdown below to see exactly how the money was raised!

DOOR MONEY £861.03
TOMBOLA £414.72
FACE PAINTING £50.00
MARK ( £10 DONATION) £10.00
BOB MARSHALL DONATION £20.00
SUGAR RUSH DONATION £50.00
CUSTOMER DONATION £5.00
DILLIP (BBQ MAN) DONATION £50.00
MISTER PINK DONATION £150.00
TUB ON BAR £74.05
TUB ON BAR £49.29
CUSTOMER DONATION £6.60
CHANGE LEFT ON B2 BAR £2.85
CHANGE LEFT ON BRICKIES BAR £7.10
ANNIE (DOOR) DONATION £5.00
CUSTOMER DONATION £6.60
CATHERINE WHEEL DONATION £20.00
SALE OF PIN BADGES £64.40
THE BURNING CROWS DONATION £10.00

SUB TOTAL £1856.64
BARCLAYS £1000.00

GRAND TOTAL £2856.64

Thank you so much for all your support today, it meant the world to us and we’re chuffed to bits with what you all helped us to raise. WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!

Right folks, it’s getting on for 3am and my ability to type is dwindling so I am going to say goodnight now. Thanks again for everything, your support and friendship is overwhelming.

With love –

Charley, Pam, Em and the whole Brickies team!!! xxxxx

Well it’s quite a chilled out Easter Sunday so far. I’m sitting here at the sound desk listening to the marvellous Lee Vasey band. It’s Claire’s last session with them today, she’s heading out on her own with her own band and embarking on a solo career. We wish her all the very best, I have to say we are definitely gonna miss her on Sundays but watch this space guys, we have dates booked with her band so come and check them out, Claire is one of the most talented voices in the city right now!   Check out Claire Barker’s Website!

It’s been a great weekend for gigs, classic rockers kept us shaking on friday night and then I was in stage last night with Pure Passion, I was a little worried it might have been quiet what with the bank holiday but I needn’t have worried, we were jam packed and we had a brilliant gig, both from a pub point of view and personally – I had a great night.

Right now, we’re all looking forward to tomorrow. It’s our first charity bash of the year and it’s in aid of Breast Cancer charities. We’ve got 10 bands on from
Midday including, Mr Pink, Riot on the Third Floor, Sugar Rush, Gameplan, The Burning Crows, Pout at The Devil, Mucked Up Funkies, The Collective and more. We’ve also got bouncy castle and face painting for kids of all ages, yes- I reckon I might have a go too!! We have a massive tombola with loads of cool prizes including a digital video recorder and a Westfield Stratocaster guitar up for grabs donated by Norfolk Guitar And Bass Centre! It’s gonna be hot, it’s gonna be great fun. Come on over and help us to raise some big money for this worthy cause that means so much to us all! We kick off at 12 midday and it will only cost ya £2 to get in! See you there…

Right that’s it folks, have a fantastic Easter break!

C xx

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Hey everyone 🙂 I know it’s been a while since my last blog, things have just been completely mental on both a professional level and a personal level.  I’m juggling standing on one leg at the moment and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been struggling keeping up to my deadlines. It’s a full time job running a busy venue let alone playing in a band , adding a wedding to organise and caring for poorly grandparents to the mix. However, we are still here, The Brickies is thriving and still rockin’ in a scary economic climate and we are SO ready to party. YES! it is that time of year again where we are going to celebrate another fantastic year here at ‘The Brickmakers’. Mum, Em and I took over in April 2003 and it’s been an epic journey from there to here… We’ve made alot of wonderful friends on the way, and seen some awesome bands. With the future of pubs swinging uncertainly in the hands of fate we are constantly amazed at the amount of love and support we get from you guys, it is definately you and of course the bands that keep us going every day. So with a view to rockin’ away the next eight years we are inviting YOU ALL to get your butts down here tomorrow night (SAT 16th APRIL) for our 8th birthday party. Its FREE ENTRY and it’s going to be mental. There is a surprise band on, that kind of means that none of you will know who is playing until they strike that first chord. I have to say, the last month has kept us smiling as you all keep trying to guess who the band is. I even got asked in TESCOS who the birthday band was… yes it nearly caught me out lol. So, make sure you get down here early as Annie will be on the door counting you in and when we’re full I’m afraid you’ll be in a queue.  We’re not giving away any clues other thatn 1) it’s a band that we’ve never had before and 2) They have been around since late 70’s spanning all decades to now!  – That’s it, thats all youre getting.  If you want to know, we’ll see you here for a beer tomorrow night from 8.30pm.  We’ll be down the front ready to dance so we’ll see you there!  – If you want a little giggle, check out some of the piccies below!

As for tonight, if you feel like getting warmed up for the birthday bash, awesome local rockers FIREWIRE will be bringing us a set of modern and classic rock complete with lasar show starting around 9pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Right thats short and sweet I know, but as I said im sooooo behind on deadlines, my newsletter should have been sent off two days ago, I only started it this morning so I better get some ABBA on and get a shifty!!!

C xxx