It's been a couple of months in the making but yesterday it was agreed with Viz "The Spoon", open mic promotions legend and now overseer of various London venues, that Famous First Words will be re-launching in January 2016 at The Gunners in Finsbury Park every Monday night.
The name change from the current night running there (the less than original "Gunners Open Mic") reflects the change in personnel with both James Harris and myself joining current head honcho Nick Purves to take on individual nights throughout the month. Nick will continue to host and book for the first and third Mondays whilst James takes the fourth and I settle into the second.
To make this a truly open mic affair (unlike Bear Jokes and Tight-Tens which are very much curated by myself) people will be able to sign up for their 5 minutes / 2 songs on the wall for each individual event - with the first 15 guaranteed a spot. To keep the respectful community spirit of open mic alive all acts are required to arrive by 8 and stay 'til 10 and also buy at least one drink so this very nice venue can remain in business. Walk-up spots will also be available.
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Tomorrow I'm off to The Duke in Deptford for Bee Happy Comedy. Should be a nice change of scene.