Oct 3 2008 by Stef Lach, Kilmarnock Standard
DON’T make any plans for Saturday, October 11 – because there’s nowhere you’d rather be than at the Autumnfest all-dayer in Kilmarnock.
A line-up featuring some of the hottest bands in Ayrshire will be on show for your pleasure at the Hunting Lodge from 3pm through to 1am.
For the very reasonable fee of £5, you will be treated to sets from Angel Seattles, Tragic O’Hara, The Scruffs, The Travels, Roscoe Vacant, Search Party, Athos Vienna, Forever May, Toy Rocket Ship, Anavris and The Subordinates.
Toy Rocket Ship and Tragic O’Hara will provide the acoustic ying to the heavier bands’ yang on the day.
Angel Seattles and Anavris are expected to turn it up a notch and The Scruffs are known for their live energy.
The dynamic line-up is sure to provide something for everyone at this ambitious mini festival, organised by local music management company Hold Your Breath (HYB).
And best of all, the money raised will go towards furthering the progress of local bands and musicians.
Sharmie Pattrice of HYB explained: “Local bands often find it very expensive to go on tour or to do gigs further afield.
“It costs a lot to hire a van so we’re aiming to raise enough money to buy a van for HYB which will be available for all Ayrshire bands to use for tours and out-of-town gigs.
“So as well as getting to see a bunch of great bands, anyone who comes to the Autumnfest will be helping these bands with future tours and gigs.
“Some of the bands have planned Scottish tours and it would be great if we could get a van sorted out in time for that.”
The Autumnfest is one of two fundraising events planned, the other is a ceilidh in Barrhead, Glasgow, and HYB hope to raise around £1200 in total.
There will also be raffles and auctions at the event – the most interesting of those is what HYB are calling a ‘people auction.’
Who knows, you might be able to pick up a local musician at a bargain price!
Bryan Miller, guitar player with Angel Seattles, told JigSaw he can’t wait for the show and is particularly looking forward to seeing the apparent band of the moment, Anavris.
Bryan said: “It’s going to be a great day, there are so many good bands playing and it’s all for a good cause too.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing Tragic O’Hara and Anavris too. We met Anavris a few weeks back and they are a superb band.
“The play heavy stuff but it’s very melodic.
“They will go down really well at Autumnfest.”
The Hunting Lodge is on Glencairn Square, Kilmarnock, and the event runs from 3pm to 1am.
For tickets, contact any of the bands or call HYB Management on 07833 500841.