www.ryansgigguide.com email@example.com 0121 374 2890 Whilst we try to get all gig listings and dates cor- rect, it is advisable to check with the venue before travelling. Text and advertising are copyright of Ryan’s Gig Guide. Reproduction in part or whole without written permis- sion is strictly prohibited. The views and comments expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher. Features 6 Wolverhampton Litfest 7 Independent Venue Week 12 The Verdict 16 Spoiler Alert 18 Local 19 Louise Distras 20 The Wave Pictures 24 Ella Mai 26 Ryan Roxie 27 The Sunset Beach Hut 27 Scott Doonican 28 Line 6 HX Stomp 32 Our Survey Said... 33 The Black Country Music Awards 34 Frank Turner 35 Nik Turners New Space Ritual 37 Lisa Mills 38 Fun Lovin Criminals Gig Listings 8 Mondays 10 Tuesdays 10 Wednesdays 14 Thursdays 22 Fridays 25 Saturdays 31 Sundays Contributors Nick J Townsend Adam Roberts Fat Bloke With No Tattoos Editor DaveVale Content & Design PeterWilliams Head Of Reviews Nick J.Townsend This issue marks our first year of producing Ryan's Gig Guide. Last January, we took over RGG from founder Shaun Ryan and what a learning curve it has been! RGG was always Shaun’s baby and his personality made it what it was. It was always going to be a daunting task to keep the stan- dard high without Shaun. Our background is web-based media and none of us had produced a printed publication before so it was a veritable leap into the un- known for us all. Driven by our passion for live music and ably assisted by long- time RGG contributor Nick J.Townsend, regular music gear re- viewer Adam Roberts and other contributors, we're confident that we've done our utmost to make each issue the best it could be. We’d love to hear any comments or suggestions on how we can improve RGG so drop us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Here’s some of our future goals and how you can help us achieve them: Inassociationwith WIN GIG TICKETS GIG PREVIEWS MUSIC REVIEWS 100s OF GIG LISTINGS Supporting liveMusic in Birmingham & The Black Country JANUARY 2019 J a n u a r y 2 0 1 9 WHAT A YEAR ! Widen our distribution area Run a business and want to stock RGG? Let us know. If it's cost ef- fective we'll do it! Promote more local acts & venues How you can help: Bands, venues & promoters: Send us press re- leases/announcements. Submit rec- ommendations - tell us your favousite local acts & why you love em! List even more gigs How you can help: Submit your gigs online or via email Increase page count & the number of copies we produce How you can help: 1. Place an advert.Adverts pay for the printed guide - without them, we'd only be online :O 2. Support us - ANYONE can get their name or logo in every issue and on our website - see page 39 for details.