So What is this Ashford Rocks thing Then ?
It was a series of gigs, Formerly held at The Homelands (Ashford Town FC), then held at Club Q in Ashford. The Idea was to get as many local and not quite so local bands a Gig, somewhere to play their hearts out, Somewhere for the many talented Rock, Hip Hop, Metal, whatever you want to call them artists to perform in front of as many people as possible. The Licensing laws decree an age limit on entry which is 16 years old and above. There is a licensed bar so the over 18’s can get a beer.
So How did all this come about then ?
My Son was in a band for a while and his band wanted a Gig, but because they were pretty raw they were not in a position to get a Gig in any local pub. I approached the Football Club and asked if I could organise a “Rock Night” They agreed, my son’s band Monkey Punch and three other bands, One eyed Porridge, Celestial Anxiety and Underground Phoenix turned up as well. To my great surprise the enigma that is Hindsight also turned up, complete with a massive drum kit. I could not believe my luck. We all had a great evening, everybody behaved and the Football Club were happy and suggested I put on some more. Ashford Rocks was born !.
So what’s an old Git like you doing getting involved then ?