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The Hope and Anchor Natascha Sohl in the Red Room at the Comedy The Comdey

What is Big Note?

Big Note is a platform, set up to showcase dynamic and contemporary songwriting talent.
It was started by Marc Johnson, in London 1997, to give songwriters the opportunity to get their songs heard and to give people who want to hear new songs the opportunity to hear them.

In a way it was a reaction against the corporate music industry's "machine obsession" of product and about getting back to the point of why music is exciting, inspirational and - dare we say it - fun!!!

Above all its about great new songwriting and giving those artists a platform on which to shine.

Big Note Promoting New Talent.

Not only are we promoting artists here, on this very website - check out our featured artists (containing interviews, biographies, photos and music samples).
We also have an artists' links page (a portal to songwriting musicians' own websites) as well as a more general other links page to more sites of interest.

In addition to this Big Note promotes artists at it's live shows "Big Note Unplugged and Acoustic " at various London venues including the Hope and Anchor - the Islington based venue made famous during the punk rock era and one of London's few surviving original venues, artists that performed there include; The Police, U2, The Stranglers, Joy Division, The Cure, Ash, Black Flag... to name but a few - also in The Red Room at The Comedy Pub, 7 Oxenden Street,Piccadilly Circus, W1 is an intimate basement venue, located between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. See about the club and our listings section for further details.

We have also produced a CD album "Big Note Songwriters", recorded at Carm Studios. This features 20 original tracks by 10 artists, all of whom have performed at the Big Note Club. For further details go to our recorded material page. To buy a copy go tol www.jaggedmusic.com

Big Note is not restricted to London and has featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the Beck's Famous Speigel Tent in 1997 & 1998.Also co-founding the Kings Cross Music Festival a three day outdoor event in August 2002 and staging acoustic artists at the Trowse Festival in Norfolk in June 2004.