Happy Birthday dear Briiiickkkkkieeeeeeeeesssss!!!! Happy birthday tooooo us!

Posted: April 28, 2012 in Just another Day...

Well…here we are about to start to celebrate our 9th birthday and what an amazing nine years it’s been. I have to admit sometimes it feels a bit like 90 years though with the long hours that running a pub entails. I know for a fact though that neither Mum, Em or I would change a single thing though.  We sat and calulated the amount of bands we have had on our stages since we moved in and it is well in excess of 10,000 band appearances. That is a huge amount of bands and actually makes me feel slightly better about our mixing desk packing up in recent months – bless it, it certainly did a lot of work and at the end of the day didn’t owe us anything. More impressive is the fact that Norwich has so many amazing bands to offer – our music scene is vast and it’s a huge asset to the city and one which we continue to urge you to take advantage of.. it’s all out there for the taking folks!

So – tonight, 9 years after moving in we celebrate ‘The Brickies’, it’s staff and customers, and most importantly all the fantastic bands that the Norwich Music Scene has delivered to our ears.  Thank you ALL for you loving, support and friendship – it means the world to us. I remember the first day we walked into the place as the new owners, full of excitement but equally scared shitless as I had never stepped foot behind a bar let alone pulled a pint…  There isnt anything like being thrown in at the deep end though and before we knew it were were running around like nutters.  And still, we run around like nutters. We’ve learnt so much over the last nine years though, we can now install, service and maintain our own PA system, we can make cables, wire up speakers, install lighting rigs, install CCTV systems – Hell – we can even rod the drains (YUK!) – learning all this stuff for yourself  means you can fix things in a hurry and it means you don’t have to rely on others to do things for you.  Our air conditioning leaked last night however and we haven’t learnt to fix that yet – so there’s always something new to learn and we are the first to hold up our hands and say we don’t always get it right but as long as we keep trying that’s the main thing…  The good news too is that no I can almost actually pour a half decent pint lol.

It, may well be raining outside, its grey and miserable but all the more reaso to get your butts off of that sofa and down to the pub – we have an awesome night of music planned for you, and still no-one knows who’s playing, at least not for another hour or two. Come on – get up, get ya best dancing shoes on and we’ll see you on the dance floor.

Cheers peeps and here’s to the next nine years!

Rock On



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