BFR music nights return to Norwich with new home at the Bowling House

For a number of years legendary figure of the Norwich music scene Alex Carson ran regular music nights across the city showcasing local musical talent through his Bare Feet Records (BFR) gigs at venues such as The Birdcage, Plasterers, Gonzo’s and even some special BFR nights at Norwich Arts Centre and OPEN. It was through BFR that I first came across many of my favourites such as Milly Hirst, Phoebe Troup and Birds of Hell (BoH played their first gig at one of these nights).


A few years ago Alex relocated to London and although the gigs continued “remotely” for a while it’s been some time since they stopped but that’s all about to change with BFR nights soon to be resurrected in a new home, The Bowling House on Dereham Road, opposite the Reindeer.  A spring run of nights and line-ups have already been confirmed with further details on Facebook event pages.

lisa redford

Lisa Redford

They will take place fortnightly on Thursdays with the current run commencing on Thursday 5 March 2020 and with an opening night featuring Lisa Redford, Yve Mary B, Chad Mason, and Tangles. Doors are at 7pm and admission is £4 (advance) and £6 on the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at:

Yve Mary B

Yve Mary B

chad mason

Chad Mason

Other names already confirmed for future BFR at BH nights include: The Turf Club Racebook, Niamh, (the) Red Dear, Alexander Carson, Hot Raisin.

(c) shashamane 2020


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