“Just to say thank you for having us at St. Boswell’s Live. We really enjoyed the evening – a lovely audience.” – Gerda Stevenson
St Boswells Live! welcomes musicians of all kinds. Every night consists of a mix of experienced performers, keen amateurs and first-timers; 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 240 if arranged in theatre style. Ticket prices normally range from £10 to £15, and we can offer generous profit sharing for headliners.
“Had such an enjoyable concert last night in St. Boswells! Such a wonderful audience and venue.” – Sirocco Winds
The Public Hall (a.k.a. Village Hall) 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 a 24 mono + 3 stereo channel Allen & Heath QU24 digital mixing desk, with integrated 31-channel EQ and studio quality FX, gates and compressors. The hall also has 2000W RMS main audio courtesy of a QSC speaker system plus a 1300W EKX15 subwoofer. 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!
“We love the set up you’ve got here. Thanks so much for having us.” – Wille & The Bandits
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 Shona)