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Wave Machines Set For Club Attitude Gig
Laurie Tuffrey , March 6th, 2013 07:46

Liverpool band to be supported by Yunioshi and IYES at event run by charity Attitude Is Everything

Liverpudlian electro-pop fourpiece Wave Machines have been announced as headliners for an Attitude Is Everything-run night at Village Underground on March 26.

The band will be supported by "robot funk" group Yunioshi and electronic duo IYES, as well as DJ sets from Jared O’Mara and Stella Mortos' Jehan Harding, at the night, which is part of the charity's Club Attitude series, demonstrating how to put on gigs fully accessible to deaf and disabled fans. For more details and tickets, head here.

For the night, Village Underground will be repositioning their entrance through a street level fire door, shifting the stage to an already-ramped area, marking out a viewing area, adding a lowered bar, providing free tickets for personal assistants and having a sign language interpreter on stage.

It's the second time Village Underground have hosted an Attitude Is Everything night, following a set by Slow Club last year. Dermot Hurley from the venue says: “Last year’s sold out Club Attitude was one of our highlights, so we’re proud and excited to be welcoming them back and hosting the fantastic Wave Machines this time round. Inclusion is at the core of the ethos at Village Underground and our partnership with Attitude is Everything highlights how barriers can be overcome in order to make music accessible to everyone.”

The charity has been working to improve accessibility since 2000, gaining patrons including Robert Wyatt, Amadou and Mariam and Mystery Jets' Blaine Harrison and developing the Charter of Best Practice as a means of helping venues understand the requirements of deaf and disabled music fans.

Says Rob Maddison from Yunioshi: “We have had to turn down what would have been great opportunities for us due to the fact that we couldn't all get into the venue. Live music should be available to everyone. Full stop.”

Wave Machines' Tim Bruzon says of the charity's work: “For many people the opportunity to develop talent is missing; these things take time to grow and need nurturing. I didn't write my first decent song until I was in my 30s. I think Attitude Is Everything's approach will inspire people that may think opportunities don't exist for them."

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