PICTURE a child that has a nose that turns into a bubble machine, with that little bit of dribble hanging from his lip because they can’t contain excitement and with eyes the size of a large screen TV and it’s as if someone’s pressed pause on channel adulation.  Got that in your mind’s eye?  Well, that is me right about now.

I can barely contain my excitement at present.

It’s been a week since the surprise was released that we at The Acoustic Couch are so proud to be launching a fabulous day of community activities in the heart of Bracknell’s town centre and just minutes away from good old Wokingham.

Something needs to distract us from the day-to-day chaos that is the regeneration programme and we think we have found just the remedy.

Community thru music is what we stand by as our slogan at The Acoustic Couch: we are bringing the music so you can help us with the community.

On Saturday, July 23, our ball of bounciness, bonkers, fabulously free spirited artist (and part of our writing team) Natalie Gauci will be taking to the stage joined by my good friends Spriggan Mist and their son Aaron, who will feature in two different bands, I told you before this lad is instrumental to the future of music (such a talent), his band The Undecided with fellow Garth Hill students and the bright, fun and wonderful Pixiaphonic.

Jodoo Tribal return to support with their gorgeous and stunning Middle Easter dancing, then there’s Matt Merry aka Horizon, which will be a great treat, as he will no doubt be sharing from his new album Confessions.

We could not have a party without Mellotronanism turning up to entertain.  It does not stop there though…

To bring all this crazy community cacophony together we have lined up a friendly neighbourhood super hero and DJ Aces High to help co-host the whole day, help us unwind and keep us informed of any updates throughout the day’s antics.

He’ll be offering up chilled out vibes; perhaps some reggae and wound down EDM beats.

Starting at 10am, we will host for you a day and evening (split into two events) of live music and great revelations and plans of what The Acoustic Couch is and what we’re planning.

You can discover the future we envisage as a community centre in Bracknell,  There will be stalls with information of promotions/events already alive and booked in.

This will all take place at the epicentre of entertainment of Bracknell: The Point complex, home of our friend Hollywood Bowl and across the road from our huge 5,200sq ft venue on Market Street.

I cannot wait to announce more information over the coming weeks.

Being so close to Bracknell train station (which is only one stop from Wokingham) and being seconds away from the bus station and with out venue (underneath a multi-story car park), we feel we are in a great location for all to attend the first of many colourful community days.

If you want any more information get in touch with us or The Wokingham Paper and we will get back to you with all the answers where possible.

If you are an act that might be interested in supporting a great event or a volunteer or promoter that thinks they may want to get involved then please do get in touch with us.

With the influx of interest from musicians and other entertainers we are considering extending the July 23 event to either Friday, July 22 or Sunday, July 24.  Exciting!

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