This week, we get the lowdown on The Underground in Bradford, for this week's Venue Spotlight.
Events and Promotions Manager, Matthew Booth, tells us about the new venue, what's up next, and his proudest moment at the venue to date.
- The Underground, 9 Duke Street, Bradford, BD1 3QR
- Capacity: 350
- Established: May 28th 2016
- The Lowdown: The bar has undergone a full refurbishment, sticking with the Tube theme, giving Bradford its very own Underground.
Has the venue gone through any major changes since it opened (location, renovation, style of music etc)?
No real changes. (We're) constantly evolving as time progresses.
How many gigs or club nights a week do you host?
We're currently open (and host events on) Friday, Saturday and the occasional Sunday.
Which band that's played your venue has gone on to be the best known?
On the 17th of September we have Maverick Sabre which is our first established commercial artist.
Which band that played your venue deserved/deserves to be better known than they are?
TrueHeights opened the venue for us back in May. If you don't know who they are, you definitely need to check them out!
Do you host events besides gigs and club nights?
All out Gigs at the minute!
If you could change one thing about the live music industry, what would it be?
More people supporting live music, and support for grassroots bands and venues.
What's been your proudest moment working at your venue?
Our opening weekend seeing the place full, and realising the potential that the venue has!
What's the best show you've put on recently?
ISSIMO - a local ska/disco/funk band who put on an awesome show!
Track The Underground here to keep up to date with all forthcoming events.