Punk Rock Boat Ride In Bristol!

The Punk and Metal fraternity is stepping out in style on 30th March to support new Bristol Rock School...

Three of the UK´s hottest new bands are playing a unique show ... it´s free, on board a ship and is the launch party for The Bristol Institute Of Modern Music.

Brighton hardcore mobsters The Ghost Of A Thousand, Leeds maniacs The Plight and heavyweight newcomers Hexes are set to play a completely free gig on board Bristol ship venue the Thekla.

Ghost Of A Thousand will be airing brand new material from their as-yet-untitled second album as well as offering one lucky fan the chance to win VIP tickets to every Ghost Of A Thousand gig for a year!

The show will also see the guys behind Total Guitar, Rhythm Magazine and DJs from Kerrang Radio and the Radio One Rock Show in attendance looking for new talent. So find your sea legs and bring your demos and get your music heard at what promises to be one of the most blistering shows of the year! There will be collection points to drop CDs into upon arrival at the show.

Mark Clayden (Pitchshifter/This Is Menace), BIMM College Manager and event organiser says, "This is going to be one big party! We have some awesome bands on board. BIMM has always supported up and coming music and we know there are some amazing bands out there who need to be heard by the industry so bring your demos to the show.”

The gig is in support of the Bristol Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) which opens its doors in the heart of the city in September 2008. The college has an impressive line up of tutors who are highly experienced professional musicians whom have sold millions of albums signed to major and independent record labels, had chart hits, toured the world and have placed music into film, television and video games including players from: ‘A´, Reef, Hundred Reasons, Rooster, Biomechanical, Malakai, ex Prodigy, The Crimea, Skunk Anansie, Pitchshifter, This Is Menace and Snow Patrol.

The college runs courses for musicians who are serious about a career in the music including: certificates, diplomas, professional diplomas and a Foundation Degree in bass, guitar, drums, vocals and song writing. Core areas of the courses include: Technical Development, Session Styles, Aural Skills, Notation, Pre Production, The Music Industry, Music In Context, Music Performance and Process, Styles & Technique, Advanced Musicianship, Business Studies, Gig Preparation, Live Performance Workshop, Theory and Sight Reading. Students will use state-of-the-art equipment endorsed by the world´s biggest bands the professional vintage and modern backline includes: Mesa Boogie, Cornford, Laney, Marshall, Vox, Fender, Line 6, Ashdown, Ampeg, Peavey, Warwick, Hiwatt, Orange, Yamaha, DW, Roland.