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Organization of Cities in UK

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:51 pm
by BMix
Hey guys,

We're looking for some feedback on what you think would be the BEST organization for all the cities/town in the UK. We're looking for between 30-60 main areas to divide the country up into. We feel this would help people browse much easier on the site and find relevant musicians and bands close to them.

Please let us know what your thoughts/ideas are!!

The BandMix Team

PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:40 am
by Darowyn
The major cities as far as music scenes are concerned are (not necessarily in this order, but pretty much South to North)
Newcastle (on Tyne)

For a division into a more high resolution basis, you could try:-
South Devon
North Devon
Southampton area
Brighton Area
Thames Estuary/Southend
Bristol & Bath
South Wales/Cardiff
South West Wales/Swansea
Gloucester,Hereford and Worcester
Oxford & Stratford
Cambridge and Suffolk
Notts-Leics- Derby Triangle
Stoke on Trent
North Wales
Merseyside & East Lancs
Greater Manchester
Leeds / Bradford
South Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
Lake District/ Cumbria
The North East, Tyneside & Wearside
East Scotland
West Scotland
Scottish Highlands
Northern Ireland
I've tried to base this on the easy travel areas around the centres of population.
Hope this helps,

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:07 pm
by Max_Normal
Seems like Darowyn has totally ignored the whole South East of Britain apart from London.

Kent and has an incredibly vibrant music scene, although it tends to be more covers based. Saying that, I'm from Kent and an ex member of The Clash drinks in my local as well as several session players.

For original stuff, Brighton and Hove without doubt is easily as important as Belfast, Bristol Edinburgh and Glasgow for original music (and probably more) and definately more important than places like Cardiff. It is also by far the largest city in the whole of the South of England except London, and hugely driven by it's underground scenes. Bad omission.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:11 am
by Darowyn
Sorry Max,
How could I forget Brighton?
A significant portion of my former students are involved in the music scene there, so I've no excuse at all!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:16 am
Northern Ireland is fairly easy to list as it consists of only 6 counties and about the same in major cities

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:19 pm
by mechanimal
See you've got Brum but you've missed out the rest of the West Midlands dude!
Wolverhampton, West Brom, Coventry, Warwick, Shrewsbury, Worcester...

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:29 pm
by Flute Parfait
Please add Norwich in Norfolk - it's about the only hub of culture in the whole county! Thanks :D

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:57 pm
by Greeniemagic
Yeah you can't forget Coventry :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:59 pm
by philbymon
*Puts "Coventry" on his bucket list"