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Stourbridge music scene set for a new look at Moochers
3:02pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
THE Stourbridge music scene is set for a new look with the opening of a town centre venue and recording studio.
Moochers Jailhouse on Stourbridge ring road will be launching with a bang on Saturday October 20 with the arrival of south Wales rockers The Guns.
The gig will be one of a number of events to celebrate the completion of a half-million pound investment in the former Conservative Club to completely transform the building.
Moochers studio director, Ross Syner, said: "We hope to bring the music back to Stourbridge by showcasing up and coming bands from a broad spectrum of musical genres providing something for every lover of music."
The venue's live performance room, the Jailhouse, can accommodate a crowd of 250 gig goers, while an extra two separate bars, including the quieter Whiskey Bar, have room for more than 100 more people.
Performers looking to record their music will also be able to make use of a fully equipped studio where they can record tacks or mix live performances from the Jailhouse stage.
Moochers spokesman, Chris Syner, said: "We started with the idea of opening a bar but now I don't think there is anything of this standard within a 20 mile radius - this is music for real."
Another band aiming to put Moochers Jailhouse on the map is punk/dance group Dive Bella Dive who will be calling at the new venue for a gig on Tuesday October 23.
The group is signed to Island Records and have this year played at the Download Festival, Hard Rock Calling and Wakestock .
For more information on events at Moochers Jailhouse plus details of their studio set up, visit www.moochers.co.uk