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Music night at the Pilot in Melksham

THE ​Pilot​ ​music​ ​night​ ​returns​ ​for​ ​its autumn/winter​ ​season​ ​with​ ​a​ ​headline​ ​‘acoustic’ set​ ​by​ ​hugely​ ​popular​ ​Melksham​ ​band​ ​Hell​ ​Death​ ​Fury,​ ​​on​ ​Wednesday​ ​20th​ ​September​. The band ​will​ ​be​ ​performing their​ ​usual​ ​high​ ​energy​ ​fusion​ ​of​ ​ska,​ ​punk,​ ​rock​ ​and​ ​reggae.

Organiser Mel Austin says, “From 8pm the​ ​stage​ ​will​ ​be​ ​available​ ​for​ ​open​ ​mic​ ​sessions to​ ​anyone​ ​brave enough​ ​to​ ​sing​ ​over​ ​the​ ​noise​ ​of​ ​customers​ ​feasting​ ​on​ ​the​ ​great​ ​value​ ​meals provided​ ​by​ ​landlords​ ​Nick​ ​and​ ​Debbie.”

“Returning will be the​ ​regular​ ​teenage​ ​talents​ ​of​ ​Courtney​ ​Buchanan, fresh​ ​from​ ​her​ ​A​-​level​ ​success,​ ​and​ ​Melissa​ ​Gould,​ ​after​ ​her​ ​triumph​ ​at​ ​the Party​ ​In The​ ​Park​ ​and​ ​the​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​her​ ​debut​ ​album,​ ​which​ ​we​ ​hope​ ​might​ ​be​ ​on​ ​sale on​ ​the​ ​evening. They will​ ​be​ ​joined​ ​by​ ​an​ ​occasional​ ​return​ ​from​ ​Heather​ ​Kerr,​ ​who​ ​has also​ ​just​ ​completed​ ​her​ ​A-levels​ ​and​ ​will​ ​be​ ​taking​ ​up​ ​her​ ​music​ ​studies​ ​at​ ​BIM​ ​in Bristol.​

​Another​ ​returner​ ​will​ ​be​ ​16​ ​year​ ​old​ ​Izzy​ ​Felstead,​ ​a​ ​Teenstar​ ​finalist​ ​like Courtney,​ ​who​ ​is​ ​back​ ​after​ ​two​ ​years​ ​in​ ​Spain​ ​to​ ​start​ ​a​ ​music​ ​course​ ​at Chippenham​ ​College.​ ​They​ ​will​ ​all​ ​be​ ​joined​ ​by​ ​local​ ​band,​ ​Blue​ ​Rose,​ ​who performed​ ​at​ ​Shaw​ ​fete​ ​in​ ​the​ ​summer.”

Anybody​ can ​turn​ ​up​ ​and​ ​book​ ​a​ ​slot​ ​during​ ​the​ ​evening​ ​-​ ​it​ ​is​ ​free​ ​and​ ​all​ ​PA equipment,​ ​including​ ​DI​ ​boxes​ ​and​ ​a​ ​keyboard​ ​amp,​ ​is​ ​provided​ ​and​ ​mixed​ ​by​ ​Mel Austin​ ​of​ ​Melodious​ ​Music/​ ​mobsta​ ​promotions,​ ​who​ ​provided​ ​the​ ​sound​ ​at​ ​Shaw School​ ​and​ ​Shaw​ ​&​ ​Whitley​ ​fetes​ ​during​ ​the​ ​summer,​ ​and​ ​who​ ​supports​ ​young local​ ​talent​ ​with​ ​songwriting,​ ​performing​ ​and​ ​recording,​ ​via​ ​his​ ​music​ ​studio​ ​in Beanacre.

The​ ​music​ ​night​ ​is​ ​on​ ​the​ ​third​ ​Wednesday​ ​of​ ​every​ ​month​ ​from​ ​8.00pm​ ​-10.30pm at​ ​The Pilot,​ ​Bowerhill,​ ​Melksham.​ ​Entry​ ​is​ ​free​ ​and​ ​meals​ ​are​ ​served​ ​until​ ​8.30pm.