The introduction of The Live Music Act 2012 meant
performances of live amplified music to audiences of
less than 200 people would no longer require a special
licence. The aim was to encourage pubs and other small
venues to host live music events.
While this did not quite create the seismic impact that some
expected, it has certainly left the local live music stirred, if not shaken. The fact that the country was still in the depths of a recession did not help matters, with pubs closing on a weekly basis. Now we are starting to see signs of a slow recovery with new venues springing up to replace the ones that unfortunately fell by the wayside. Let's hope things continue to improve and we will try our best to point you in the direction of the very best music that Essex has to offer.