The Catapult Club celebrates 10 years at Birmingham’s 02 Academy

Legendary Midlands based promoters The Catapult Club, who helped to establish local acts from throughout the region, including Ocean Colour Scene, Editors, Dodgy, Kasabian and The Twang, this March celebrated its 10th year of promoting gigs at Birmingham’S 02 Academy.

Arthur Tapp creator and owner of The Catapult Club has been promoting live music in the Midlands for over 20 years with a truly hands-on approach

“I created The Catapult Club when I was a 17 year old Sixth Former, due to the lack of shows for local Birmingham bands.”

In recent years the Catapult Club has truly established itself as the face of Birmingham’s independent music scene bringing some of musics most famous bands and singer-song writers to the city including David Gray, Travis, Maximo Park, Kasabian and The Enemy to name but a few.

Russell Leetch, bass player from Editors really sites The Catapult Club and its legendary gigs at the much missed Moseley pub The Jug of Ale as a real launch pad for the bands career.

“We had great times playing the Jug of Ale whilst starting out as a band. The Wednesday nights were frequented by bands around at the time and if there was ever a music scene it was always around those doors. It was a shame when the venue closed and boarded up, but Arthur moved on to different venues and still bands play to this day. Cheers Arthur and keep on putting on shows for the locals!”

For listings and further information about up and coming gigs visit The Catapult Club website.


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