50rpm is a not for profit music community set up to promote music, comedy and the arts in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, and the towns of Coatbridge & Airdrie in particular.
50rpm is what happens when a group of music lovers decide to do something to keep live music and the arts in their hometown when they lose their local music venue to the creep of the developers.
The way 50rpm works is that it has 50 members who pay an annual fee and this gets them entry to all our standard gigs throughout the year. Members get a say in who we book and we run as a co-operative. For those who play at 50rpm, they get a great audience of real music fans, a top quality pa and engineer, a great venue, an excellent fee & top quality food and accomodation if needed. Having said all that, we have to work within a strict budget so there will be occasions when we just won't be able to book acts we would like to as the figures just wont add up. In these cases we put on 'Gold' gigs where members get discounted tickets and have first refusal on additional tickets for friends and family before they go on sale to the general public. This way we can put on bigger acts in bigger venues when required and agreed by our members.
Although our members get entry to standard shows as part of their membership, we make a limited number of tickets available to the public at full price which can be purchased using the ticket link on each of the gig pages but when they are gone, they are gone.
We work with a mix of establish and up and coming acts, giving prominence to independent artists and using local talent for support slots.
Head over to our facebook page to find out more: www.facebook.com/weare50rpm
We have a strong ethical take on what we do and only work with acts that share our values. We believe in giving something back to the community and run weekly music workshops for adults with learning difficulties and work closely with the Children's Humanitarian charity Spirit Aid.
The team that book acts for 50rpm have been putting on gigs for over 25 year and have worked with a wide range of acts. Below are just some of the acts that they have put on:
CHAS & DAVE / JON GOMM / STEVE POLTZ / KEVIN BRIDGES / MICHAEL CHAPMAN / BLACK AKA COLIN VEARNCOMBE / MAEVE O'BOYLE / ELEANOR McEVOY / BAP KENNEDY / SEAN CANNON / HENRY PRIESTMAN / DON ROSS / JOHN GOLDIE / JJ GILMOUR / THE BEGGARS LAKE / MIKE SMITH / KIKI DEE / GLENN TILBROOK / MARTIN STEPHENSON / PAUL ROSE / THE NIMMO BROTHERS / CHESNEY HAWKES / BOO HEWERDINE / BAZ WARNE / IAN McNABB / DECLAN SINNOTT / BIG BOY BLOATER / JAMES GRANT / THE BMX BANDITS / KEVIN McDERMOTT / RODDY HART / GEOFF MARTYN / BEERJACKET / DES CLARKE / PETE MacLEOD / DON MESCALL / NICK HARPER / DES McLEAN / DAVE ARCARI / BOB CHEEVERS / TERRY REID / BEN HUGHES / THE MERCURYMEN / BUTTON UP / GRIM NORTHERN SOCIAL / TOM HINGLEY / BRIAN KENNEDY / NIK KERSHAW / HOWARD JONES / THE SILENCERS / MARTIN & JAMES / JAKE MORLEY / ANDY WHITE / REVERIEME / SHARON SHANNON / JIM BOB / FRANK TURNER / ERIK MONGRAINE / LES GLOVER / TOM MORTON / THE ENDRICK BROTHERS / GAVIN MOORE / DAWN KENNY / ALBERT LEE & HOGANS HEROES / DARRELL BATH / SLUTS OF TRUST / TOY TIN SOLDIER / THE McCLUSKEY BROTHERS / THE RAGLANS / PETE RILEY / THOMAS LEEB / MICK HARGAN / ADRIANA SPINA / THE RADIOTONES / TEENAGE FANCLUB / MURMUR / THE LIGHT / BRIAN McDADE / DAVID HOPE / JUDIE TZUKE / SEAN KENNEDY / JINDER / LOTTE MULLAN / ALDO CRUIKSHANK / HAT FITZ & CARA /JUDITH OWENS & LELAND SKLAR / MATT McGINN / DROPKICK / TOM ROBINSON / RICHARD JOBSON (THE SKIDS) / MARTIN METCALFE (GOODBYE MR MacKENZIE) / RICHARD MORTON / SULIDAE / MIKE & RUTHY (THE MAMMALS) / CATFISH KEITH / DANNI NICHOLS / LITTLE SPARROW & MANY MORE.
2 x LD Systems Maui 28 G3 powered array columns with 12" subs (2000 watts peak each)
2 x LD Systems Dave 12+ powered system (2 x 8" tops and a 12" sub)
2 x Box Pro DSP 108 powered stage monitors
Alto Live 1604 mixing desk (16 channel with 4 aux)
Spirit Soundcraft FX8 (8 channel with 2 aux)
Various microphones including Shure SM58, Red5 Audio RVD30
Multiple mic stands
4 x DI boxes (active)
Floor standing adjustable LED stage lights and LED power bar
Terms & Conditions
Our T&Cs are in place to make sure that we have a safe, enjoyable and friendly enviroment for those who attend and play. We don't want to spoil someones evening, we just want to make sure that they don't ruin everyone elses.
We operate a no talking policy when acts are performing. We do this for the benefit of your fellow gig goers and the acts performing. Surveys and polls show that talking at gigs is the number one complaint so please respect your fellow gig goers and the acts performing. Those who interupt the gigs by talking will be removed and barred.
Non members who purchase a ticket to attend our shows are considered guests and as such are expected to respect and adhear to our terms and conditions.
We have a zero tolerence towards any aggresive behaviour to any staff, members, performers and guests. Anyone who behaves in a threatening manner will be removed, barred and reported to the police if required, whether a member, guest or performer.
We have a zero tolerence to racism, sectarianism, sexism and bullying by anyone attending our shows. We will remove you, bar you and report you to the police if required, whether a member, guest or performer.
We kindly ask that those attending our gigs turn their phone volume off or switch the phone itself off if they prefer so as not to interupt the performances.
Taking photos at gigs has become a common thing, we all do it and we have no objections to photos being taken at our gigs. We just ask that you don't use your flash. In some cases, an act may ask that photos are not taken during their performance and in these circumstances we will notify those attending before the show starts.
Members are expected to fully support all shows but we understand that there will be times when you wont be able to attend, in these cases you can lend your card to a friend or family members or offer it to another member to invite someone in your place. Members who miss 3 shows in a row will have their membership withdrawn unless their are extenuating circumstances.
Members are required to show their membership card to gain entry to shows. Your membership card can also be used to get you discounts from our partners listed below (click on their name to visit their website):