Band of the Week: Downstairs

This week we're celebrating local music with Downstairs

This week on the Band of the Week Show, we're delighted to feature local music venue Downstairs! Tune in to the show live on shmuFM to hear Gav from Downstairs discussing the local music scene, its growth, and everything else about it - alternatively, you can hear it online at, or you can catch the repeat on Friday at midnight.

Wondering what Downstairs is? Downstairs is what happens when you have a few naughty waters with a friend and say “We should buy a pub!” It’s also a local music venue under The Malt Mill.

While Downstairs has had a lot of touring acts in over the last couple of years, it prides itself on being a local music venue for local musicians, and is very focused on helping develop the local scene.

Downstairs is also hoping to continue to improve upon their 14+ offer to encourage more young musicians to get in touch and get gigging. Check out Downstairs on Facebook – you’ll probably find plenty of familiar names from the Band of the Week Show playing there soon!

You can request tracks by any of our many previous Band of the Week artists by getting in contact with the studio on 01224 483413, by texting 60300 (type SHMU, leave a space and then your message) or by emailing

The Band Of The Week Show is repeated every Friday at midnight until 2am on 99.8FM, and you can listen to the show here on our website using the live stream or Listen Again feature.