1st October 2002

 

MUSIC FANS PREPARE FOR EGO-MANIA

 

Fans of live music are set for a Transatlantic treat on Thursday (3rd October) when the University of Lincoln’s Delph Bar makes room for Jim’s Big Ego.

 

The acclaimed trio from Boston, Massachusetts are currently on a UK tour and will be headlining at the official Student Union bar on Thursday.

 

Jim’s Big Ego are the latest band to fill the recently established Sounds for a Pound slot of weekly live gigs.

 

They follow hard on the heels of rising stars DNA Doll whose audience last week included Bill Burrs, RCA Vice-President Rock Music, and other label reps who had flown in from New York specially for the gig, as well as journalists and photographers from national music magazines including NME and Rock Sounds.

 

“To have DNA Doll at the Delph and then book live favourites Jim’s Big Ego during a rare visit to the country has been a real double whammy for our new music nights,” said Student Union events co-ordinator Maria Lyon.

 

“We couldn’t have wished for a better start to our new weekly live music evenings which aim to bring the best new bands to the university while only charging students £1 to see them. Judging by the reaction of the crowd at last week’s gig, we are on to another winner.”

 

Jim’s Big Ego are a quirky trio of upright bass, guitar and drums based around the genius of songwriter, poet and Boston café lurker Jim Infantino. Their live shows, incorporating audience participation and plenty of spontaneity, have won them a sizeable following all over North America.

 

Support at the gig is from The Lanes and Glass Onion. Doors open at  7.30pm and admission is just £1 – details from Maria Lyon on Lincoln 886642.

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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