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Kashmir Klub and BMI Link for Webcast Showcases

Posted in News on January 24, 2000

The Kashmir Klub, in conjuction with BMI, has announced plans to webcast a monthly showcase of BMI writers and artists live from the heart of London to the rest of the world. Kicking off at the Kashmir Klub on Tuesday, January 25, the first webcast (http://www.kashmirklub.com)will feature writer/performers Marie Claire D'Ubaldo (whose writing credits include Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" and Robert Mile's "One And One") and ex-Black front Man Colin Vercombe, plus new talent.

The Kashmir Klub, recently described by The Sunday Times as "the coolest club in town," is, arguably, London's most innovative live music venue. The brainchild of former Cutting Crew keyboardist and veteran singer/songwriter Tony Moore, the club has set as its goal to provide the best possible platform for live music in London. Run on a strictly non-profit-making basis, performers at the Kashmir play for pleasure and are not paid; similarly admission to the club is free, and much equipment, like the sound system and internet connections, have been donated.

Quickly establishing itself as essential showcase platform for new acts, the Kashmir boasts that two artists who made their debut appearances at the club have already signed major record and publishing deals this yer. In addition to the newcomers, name artists/writers also turn up, often unannounced, to perform, including Kiki Dee, Ron Sexsmith, Nik Kershaw, Jerry Jeff Walker, David Poe, Dennis Morgan and Suzi Ragsdale.Originally open on Tuesday nights, the Kashmir Klub proved an immediate hit; the club is now a regular fixture Tuesday through Friday nights, as well as occasional Monday and Saturday evening for special events.

The first Kashmir/BMI live webcast takes place on Tuesday, January 25. Starting at 9:00 pm, the full line-up of acts is as follows: Marie Claire Du'Ubaldo, Colin Verncombe, Thompson, Matthew J and new band Brew. As always, the night will be fully hosted and each act will perform two mini sets. The webcasts will be broadcast on www.kashmirklub.com.

Brandon Bakshi, BMI United Kingdom Writer/Publisher Relations, comments, "We are proud to be associated with the Kashmir Klub. The monthly webcasts will provide an unrivaled worldwide A&R source with the key focus on live performance."

The Kashmir Klub is located at the Basement Bar & Restaurant, No 6 Nottingham Place (corner of Paddington St), W1. Nearest tube: Baker St. For table reservations, call 0171-224-2556.

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