DESK: Behringer X32 (32 channel digital desk) with stage box (16in/4out) - we can record your set on Logic for free!!
SUBS: 2 x D&B E15 15” speakers + D&B D6 amp
TOPS: 2x D&B E12 12” speakers + D&B D6 amp
MONITORS(5): 2 x Yamaha 15” passive wedges + 2 Electrovoice 15" passive + 1 x Mackie Thump 15Active
4 x SE Electronics V7; 4 x Shure SM58; 1x Shure 57, 1 x Shure 57 Beta 1x Sennheiser e935,
2 x Sennheiser e906;
Drums etc: SE Electronics V-Kick, SE Electronics BL8 boundary. mic, SE Electronics V-Beat (x3), SE Electronics V7X, SE Electronics sE 8 (condenser pair), Audio Technica ATM650 (snare), Shure PGA56 (x2)
DI BOXES - 3 x BSS AR133 Active, 2 X Klark Teknik Active, 2 x Klark Teknik Passive plus 4 others of various brands
STANDS: 8 mic stands; 4 mini boom; 2 keyboard
LIGHTING 4 x LEDJ 7QS + Showtec Fademaster 16 DMX Control. Mitsubishi WD2000 projector. Chauvet Hurricane 700 fog machine.
Drums: Yamaha Stage Pro - kick, floor, rack tom and stands BUT no breakables
Guitar Amps: Fender Blues Jr MkIV , Fender Blues Jr MkIII, ; Fender Bassbreaker 30; Vox AC-15; SubZero 30w acoustic amp; Marshall 4x4 speaker cab (no head)
Bass Amps: Trace Elliott 712 SMC
2x 110v/230v converters
Pioneer XDJ RX3
Klark Teknik DW20BR Bluetooth Wireless Stereo receiver
It’s easy. Just drag an absolute minimum of 30 people along and we’ll take their money.
Actually, that’s NOT how the Windmill works.
We love good music, and while we need to shift beer to put on nights at low entry prices, we’re first and foremost after quality music. It’s no good emailing and saying “we’ll ram the place out cos we’ve got lots of mates” if your music sucks. We book proactively, in the sense that we hear of good bands from our regulars or bands that have already played the Windmill and get them to play.
The ONLY way to contact us for a gig is by email: email@example.com
Please Include a link to some music preferably on a page that has some biographical info such as were you’re from, what gigs you have coming up and generally a bit of info about yourselves.
If you can’t be bothered with providing some basic info, we can’t be bothered listening to you.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED ATTACHMENTS, INCLUDING EPKs so if you send us audio files, PDFs or Word documents we just bin them. Once again WE DO NOT ACCEPT ATTACHMENTS and we hate EPKs. We prefer a list of links to music and social media as it is all contained in one handy email.
Due to the constant workload of putting on 7 shows per week we cannot engage in critique or communication. In short …IF WE HAVE A GIG FOR YOU WE WILL CONTACT YOU. That might sound harsh, but as we can get up to a hundred a day to listen to, we just don’t have the time to respond to everyone.
For promoters please bear in mind that we are signed up to the Musicians Union Fair Play Venue Scheme and adhere to those principles strongly. If you want to rip off artists, go elsewhere, like preferably nowhere.
We will do our utmost to put you on a bill that will fit in with your music. We try to theme nights so that bands (and their fans) will enjoy the other bands’ music. We won’t put on krautrock with folk and punk on the same bill just because we think all three bands will pull 30 people each and the place will look busy. That’s no fun for anyone and we don’t do that.
We don’t issue bossy contracts. Performers get 90% of the door money and we divide it up at the end of the night on an amicable basis taking into consideration who brought the crowds, who has touring expenses and who brought the gear. And, since it’s cheaper to get in than any other venue on the London circuit, we strongly discourage guestlists – you might as well have the money.
We’ll list all gigs on our socials (over 50k followers over Insta, FB and twitter).
We do have regular gig-goers at our place but you never know when they’ll turn up so don’t count on a crowd of eager punters waiting for you on your arrival. We trust all bands to try their best to get people to gigs. If you don’t do that you’re not only letting yourselves and us down, but also the other bands on the bill. If we all work together we’ll have a good night…and you’ll get paid.
Some of this stuff is really basic but you’d be surprised how few bands do it. Basically if you look organised, there’s a better chance of us wanting you down, so please enclose: