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What's the idea behind New Music Nights?

New Music Nights was launched to meet the need for original live music in the Reigate area. It is a platform for local talent and an attraction for local music lovers.

Since its launch in May 2013, NMN has played host to more than 50 bands, duos and soloists, helping young performers to get their act together, and giving older acts the chance to rekindle theirs.

NMN has also put on a number of special events, including the Spanish-themed Nuevas Noches Musicas, Sonic Relief (in aid of Oxfam), Guitar Specials and three summer festivals. These events combine live music with great cooking – we like to keep our audience fed when we can – and all of them have sold out.

Where and when does it happen?

Regular NMNs take place on the FIRST* Friday of every month, at various venues, including Reigate Priory Cricket Club and Old Reigatians Rugby Club. Doors open at 7.45pm and admission is £2.50 on the door.

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Did someone say 'festival'?

Oh yes, we put on an outdoor festival every summer. This takes place at Reigate Rugby Club in Colley Lane, not to be confused with Old Reigatians Rugby Club in Park Lane (see above). It features around 30 different acts spanning all sorts of genres, plus food and drink, FREE camping, lots of sideshows and space to run around in. Learn more here.

What sort of music?

All sorts, but the key difference between this and the local pubs is that we encourage original material, so if you like being at the cutting edge, this is for you. There will be cover versions played, of course, but if the only thing that excites you is some old git doing a half-hearted version of Sweet Home Alabama, try the Prince of Wales.

I'm a singer/band member/duck impersonator, can I play?

If you fancy performing at a New Music Night, you can email us here. No-one will be excluded on the grounds of musical taste. Just remember the bit about Sweet Home Alabama.

Will I get paid?

Currently we don't pay performers, other than headliners at our special events. The deal is that you get a platform for your music and the support of the NMN publicity machine, plus the opportunity to play at our bigger events. Any money we make is invested in new equipment to improve what we can offer to performers and audiences. NMN is not-for-profit.

What about recording?

We're partners with Dragonfly Recording Studios, also in Reigate, and they offer discounted rates for NMN performers to record in the studio. We also offer the opportunity to have your live performances recorded for a professional quality video to use for your own publicity. More info...