Arts section writer
Tom McGhie is a recent graduate of English Literature from UEA and now whiles away the time as a part time barman and member of local band ‘Bag of Cans’. Pseudo-journalist, pseudo-musician, pseudo-human (…enjoys long strolls on the beach, etc).
(11.11.18) – The Future of Norwich Music
It’s about half past six as we pull up outside the Brickmakers, the once great bastion of free music and celebrated Norwich venue. In the fading evening light, I can still make out the instantly recognisable logo of the guitar which adorns the pub’s entrance – a beacon of sorts for music lovers and punters all over East Anglia. The ‘Brickies’ is large enough to accommodate 300 people and on most Fridays and Saturdays it does so, playing host to many raucous rock gigs and performances. However, as with all local music venues, on non-gig nights the atmosphere in these places is far less febrile and only dedicated drinkers and regulars frequent the venue.