DESK: Behringer X32 Compact (18 channel digital desk) with stage box (16in/4out)
BINS: 2 x EV Double 15″ w/ Yamaha 1500watt P5000S amplifier
TOPS: 2 x EV 15″ 600Watt ZX590 speakers w/Yamaha 2000watt P7000S amplifier
MONITORS(4): 2 x Yamaha 15” passive wedges + 2 x Mackie Thump 15Active
MICROPHONES: 3 x Sennheiser e935, 2 x Sennheiser e906; 1 x Sennheiser E902; 6 x Shure 58; 1 x Shure 58 Beta; 1x Shure 57, 2 x Shure 57 Beta; 3 Shure PGA56 drum clip-ons; 1 x Audio Technica ATM650 plus a few others
STANDS: 8 mic stands; 4 mini boom; 1 keyboard
LIGHTING 4 x LEDJ 7QS + Showtec Fademaster 16 DMX Control. Mitsubishi WD2000 projector. Chauvet Hurricane 700 fog machine.
Drums: Yamaha Stage Pro with stands BUT no breakables
Guitar Amps: Vox AC-15 (2017); Fender Blues Jr IV (2018); Fender Bassbreaker 30 (2019); SubZero 30w acoustic amp; Marshall 4x4 speaker cab (no head)
Bass Amps: Fender Rumble 200; Fender Rumble 100 (for keyboards)
Numark CD Mix USB CD/MP3 Player and DJ Controller
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 phoning up 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. We also take recommendations from people in the industry that we work with and trust.
The best way to contact us for a gig is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 so if you send us audio files or PR documents in that format we just bin them.
Due to the constant workload of putting on 6 or 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.
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 discourage guestlists – you might as well have the money.
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 gig-goers 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.
We’ll list all gigs on a range of mags, websites and radio stations.
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: