The Tom Cartledge BandNet Project

The Magnet, Hardman Street
23rd January 2006

Reviewed by Alicia Rose

Ripping into 2007 is the all blazing, good time vibe happening at 'Net Project'. It’s a packed night of distributive music that really is fresh, off the cuff and altogether far too comfortable. Organised by 'on the ball' smart people, for 'on the ball' party people, you can indulge in quality beats and band stuff from the likes of Testcard and The Tom Cartledge Band (left). And in between you get fired up DJ Griffin to keep you rocking throughout. With madship antics from the likes of compere Marcus Ascotti (right) and his trusty axe directing you where you should be listening, it all adds up to a ball of fun.

Marcus AscottiThis second celebration of the already ignited Net Project gig night was held downstairs at The Magnet, Hardman Street and it was three quid in. On the non-existent flier were Thomas Western, The Flicks, Tom Cartledge Band and the already mentioned Testcard. All artists hail from ‘Lively pool’ city and between the lot of them they mustered up a rippling party.

Testcard’s music is high tech laptops, mixing desks and after initial instrumental intro it all comes together with sleek live vocals. They're a trio producing fresh electro house, breaking on waves of resonant rave. Band in flavour, The Tom Cartledge Band makes a structured sound of aspiring rock. All five members are in their final year of a music degree and at bubbling point in their career are sure to be in the mainstream arena soon. More than one hundred guests piled in to bump and groove to this grand eclectic bash.

The boys behind the event choose to roll their vibe around the city and The Net Project will change venue for next month. Their promotion of the funky event is done by utilising word of mouth and such internet engines as, so keep your ear to the Nerve grapevine for further contact details.

Next event is in February 2007.

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