Easily the best singer songwriter night in Birmingham – Bohemian Jukebox – is no more after tonight, at least for the time being.

Booker and promoter Ben Calvert is taking time out to concentrate on his own musical efforts and also to develop Bohemian Jukebox as a record label.

Its a shame, but I can very much understand where he’s coming from. Its an exciting time to be a musician, because we have the possibilty of taking our careers in our own hands, but its also tough, because there are so many people with the same thought and the job of becoming a self releasing musician actually involves one person doing theur best to do about 7 different jobs at the same time.

I recently quit Project X, partly for similar reasons.

Anyway, if you want to catch the last Bohemian Jukebox for now, I’m sure it’ll be a great gig – its tonight (Thursday Jan 14th) at the Hare & Hounds.

Best of luck to Ben for his future plans.


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