PUBLIC PRESSURE TEAMED UP WITH L’ALIMENTATION GENERALE, ONE OF THE BEST VENUE IN PARIS, KNOWN BY ALL THE PARISIAN AS ‘ALG’
On September 13th 2017, Public Pressure and ALG tested the concept of bringing 3 of the best London/UK alternative bands to Paris music fans.
Public Pressure curates bands we love and who we feel should have the opportunity to play to a new audience in France.
That “test show” in September was a great success both for the bands and the venue. There was a good crowd for all 3 bands, ALG was happy with their bar earnings on the night and offered us the opportunity to move towards a regular monthly event.
NEXT DATE IS THURSDAY 18 JANUARY 2018
We’re now planning the next Paris gig and if you would like your band to take part, please let us know.
If you wish to apply, you must be 100% sure all your band members are Free for the Thursday / Friday, can travel, have valid passports. (We will send you an agreement to review and sign). You will organise your own transport, and Public Pressure will request proof that this has been done and all travel arrangements are booked at least 4 weeks in advance of the event.
We have agreed with ALG a minimum payment of 300 Euro (to be divided between the bands) and more if the bar takings exceed their minimum requirements.
Entry is FREE for fans. We want to get as many people going to the gig and watching your band. ALG pays the bands with a share of their bar earning, and with a guarantee of 300 Euro (with potential for more). You also get a proper meal after your soundchecks.
It is possible to keep costs low by sharing a van or getting Eurostar tickets well in advance. Hotels in the area are affordable (about 125 euro for a 4 bed hotel room, minutes away from the venue)
The reality is: You are unlikely to break even. However, no bands should incur a big loss. Divided by all band members, the costs of the first event ended up being small. Also, if you sell some merch, you may be able to reduce further your expense. But yes, 300 euro will be insufficient to cover all your costs.
ALG provides a comprehensive backline: Drums (bring drum breakables), bass amp, 2 guitar amps. You can bring your own amps if you wish though gear share is encouraged both to keep costs down and make the running of the night smooth and easy.
ALG is a popular hangout and music venue, with people walking in to check what is going on, especially on Free Entry nights. The venue also has a great mailing list, a solid social following: 20,100 Followers on Facebook, and distribute their gig listings with all the regular and specialised French Press.
Public Pressure also promotes the even on their Socials. We will translate your Press release in French and submit it to our French Network of press and Local Radios.
We suggest each band also undertake their own promotion.