An exciting start to 2020 in LOUD WOMEN HQ – already January has seen the launch of two new chapters!
LOUD WOMEN Canada is headed up by Dana Eileen – the force behind and very much in front of the mighty Hello Delaware. The band (who wowed us at last year’s LW Fest) have just announced that they are one of 74 new international participants in the PRS Keychange Capacity-Building Programme. Dana is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and runs the Nova Scotia Music Week showcase.
LOUD WOMEN Ireland is headed by Sam McCann – Bangor-based front-hero of the awesome band Gender Chores – and Jamie Canavan – Queen of the Galway Pro-Choice organisation. Their first collaboration is coming up 23 May with the This Legislation is Shite fest in Galway, with performances by Gender Chores, Secondhand Underpants (our friends from Turkey – who also played LW Fest last year!), and London LW’s own I, Doris. It’s gonna be mega!
The idea behind these and all the LOUD WOMEN chapters is to bring female and non-binary DIY musicians together to support each other, share news and ideas, and build a global, united scene. Bands are using the groups to find new members, gain fans, land gigs, link up with reviewers, and promote their own music. The groups are open to all music-lovers.
Where’s next for LOUD WOMEN? You decide! If you’re interested in setting up your own chapter, get in touch with us and we’ll get you started.