This open mic is not your typical venue. It is pretty noisy, full of non-performing guests on a night out, and does not require 100% focus on the performers. It is brilliant for bringing friends along for a fun night out of drinking, eating and even playing some ping pong.
How can I sing at the event? You must (slots are limited) e-mail Iain at [masked] to book your slot ASAP. He does have some limited walk-in slots for the night; however, it is a very busy open mic so if you don't pre-book, you most probably will not be able to perform more than 1 song. The website with further details can be found here: http://www.pluggedinswitchedon.com
What is the event type? Reviews say it is very popular open mic night that runs from 7:30 - 10pm. Very noisy and the later the night gets the harder it can be to hear the musicans. However, this can be an advantage if you don't want to spend the whole night focussed on listening to music and would rather have some time to socialize with your friends/guests.
Are there entrance fees? Free How many songs are allowed per singer? Each artist is allowed 4 songs or 20 minutes (whichever is shorter) Also, all sessions are recorded and 1 of your songs may be featured on their website. Recordings of your full set are available on request for a fee of 15 pounds.
What Equipment is Provided? There is a good sound system and Iain allows the use of his guitar.
Are Backing Tracks Allowed? No! Backing tracks are not allowed. Are food and Drinks Available? The pub serves food and drinks which are resonable priced.