“You’re doing a great thing for the community, we need clubs like this,” Martin Carthy
St Boswells Live! welcomes musicians of all kinds. Every show consists of a mix of experienced professionals and keen amateurs; so, it is guaranteed to be an enjoyable experience for both artists and audience alike.
If you would like to perform, or have been asked to perform, then please contact Keith, using the details below or the form at the bottom of the page:
firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone 01835 822692
The club is run as a non-profit venture by an open committee, dedicated to ensuring as many people in St Boswells and the surrounding areas enjoy the best music available. We are keen to nurture talent from the local area – we have a stage and we want people to use it. Any profits made go back into the club for buying equipment and investing in other community projects.
The Village Hall seats up to 130 people with our normal table and bring-your-own-bottle configuration, although we can go up to 230 if arranged in theatre style. Ticket prices normally range from £10 to £16, and we can offer generous profit sharing for headliners.
“We love the set up you’ve got here. Thanks so much for having us.” – Wille & The Bandits
The venue is situated in the heart of St Boswells village, just off the A68 between Melrose and Jedburgh. For navigational purposes, it is at the beginning of Jenny Moore’s Road, postcode TD6 0AL.
If you are coming from afar then Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh are on bus routes (the 67 and 52 respectively) both of which pass right outside St Boswells Village Hall. The Borders Railway terminates at Tweedbank, which is just 5 miles away. We can arrange pick-up if necessary.
Club nights start at 7.30pm, with soundchecks during the afternoon. If you wish to arrive earlier and look around, then please feel free.
In May 2015 we installed a state-of-the-art digital sound system, consisting of an Allen & Heath QU24 digital mixing desk; 2000W RMS main audio courtesy of a QSC speaker system; a 1300W EKX 15SP subwoofer, and high-quality monitor wedges. The house engineer (Keith) can answer any questions you have in advance.
Stage lighting consists of an all DMX system, using high quality ETC PARs and a Jester ML24 lighting desk, and a range of lighting fills if required.
Travelling sound engineers can use their own desks via the integrated wiring consisting 2 x 12 XLR sends, 2 x 3 XLR returns and 4 x RJ-45 digital audio. We have a range of dynamic and condenser microphones, DI boxes and loads of cables!
You can download the full technical specification via THIS LINK.
If you have any special requirements then just let us know and we should be able to sort something out; if you are bringing along your own instrument amps, mics and accessories, please tell us first so they can be built into the sound design. All performers are given ample time to carry out sound checks on the day of the performance.
St Boswells is a lovely village, which has the distinction of still having its own post office, as well as a chinese take-away, a chippy, a Co-operative store, a butcher, two hairdressers (you never know), and one of the best bookshops / coffee shops anywhere. We also have a huge village green and lots of trees, public footpaths and the River Tweed on our doorstep, if you need inspiration.
We look forward to your visit.
The St Boswells Live! Committee
(Alan, Dave, Graeme, Keith, John and Sharon)
“Had such an enjoyable concert last night in St. Boswells! Such a wonderful audience and venue.” – Sirocco Winds