Quiet please? Not likely.


Punked up blues rock mayhem comes to Lancaster library next month, with the re-ignition of the Get It Loud in Libraries series.

Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess launched the new programme of the award-winning project at Kendal library on Monday, and now hotly tipped garage rock duo Drenge take to the library stage in Lancaster on October 23.

Hailing from the Peak District, brothers Rory and Eoin Loveless made their first TV appearance on Later...with Jools Holland last week, alongside Sting and The Kings of Leon.

They combine guitars, drums and vocals to create a whole lot of noise, and their self titled debut album is out now.

The Get It Loud in Libraries project, which has brought household name musicians to Lancaster before they break into the mainstream, has now been set up as an independent company by Stewart and Emma Parsons, having secured funding from the PRS for Music Foundation, and Arts Council England.

The couple will work with a new network of seven libraries across the north of England to develop young audiences. A series of gigs by up-and-coming bands will be accompanied by workshops to develop young people’s access to music industry professionals, giving them the chance to learn about how to get into creative industries.

Andrew Loog Oldham, ex-manager of the Rolling Stones, has also thrown his weight behind the project, commenting that it was “great news” to have it fully-funded and live again.

Tickets for the Drenge gig, priced £8, are available from the website www.getitloudinlibraries.com and www.seetickets.com. Lancaster library will also be a venue at this year’s Lancaster Music Festival, with details yet to be announced, and the library is where you’ll be able to pick up music and merchandise by many of the 150 bands and artists performing at over 30 venues at the festival between October 11 - 13.

We’ll be running a full festival line-up in the Lancaster Guardian the week before.