Temple of Art and Music, TAM

Dana Gillespie's Journey from Mary to Music Legacy. "I Don't Know How To Love Him" - Jesus Christ Superstar 1972 

Celebrating Dana Gillespie's 60-year musical career, we accompany her to some of her favourite venues, including the iconic Innsbruck Piano Bar.

Dana Gillespie will have her SXSW showcase at The Continental Club in Austin on Saturday, March 18th at 11pm.

It sounds like the Continental Club in Austin, Texas is a fantastic venue for anyone who loves classic Americana music and Southern charm. The venue has a rich history dating back to 1955 and is decorated with vintage decor and an old-school vibe. The intimate setting of the venue allows for an immersive and engaging experience for around 300 people.

What makes the Continental Club special is not just the atmosphere but the lineup of talented musicians who grace the stage. The venue hosts a diverse range of genres and styles, paying homage to the roots of American music. The venue also has a long tradition of hosting legendary performers, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Continental Club is a must-visit for anyone who loves music and wants to experience the authentic sounds of Austin. The venue is a true gem of the city's vibrant music scene and attracts big-name acts like Jimmie Vaughan or Alejandro Escovedo.

On March 18th, the venue will be hosting Dana Gillespie, an iconic musician who has been a prominent figure in the music industry for almost 60 years. She will be performing for her first-ever SXSW showcase, and the intimate and vintage atmosphere of the Continental Club is the perfect fit for her unique blend of blues, rock, and folk. With a career spanning six decades, she is sure to deliver a performance to remember and continue to cement her status as a true icon of the music industry.

Thursday 16th March SXSW 2nd Play Showcase at Rules & Regs

Are you looking for a chance to network with music industry professionals and creatives at SXSW? Then head over to Rules & Regs on the 7th floor of the Fairmont Hotel for the Music Industry Happy Hour Presented by Italian Trade Agency. Join the Italian Trade Agency for their official happy hour event, where you can enjoy complimentary beverages while mingling with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Don't miss the chance to meet legendary musician Dana Gillespie, who will also be in attendance. Dana has been a fixture on the music scene for decades, with a career that has seen her collaborate with some of the biggest names in rock and blues. This is a rare opportunity to meet a true music icon, and to make valuable connections in the industry. So mark your calendars, and get ready to network and have a great time at the Music Industry Happy Hour Presented by Italian Trade Agency!

Friday 17th March SXSW 2nd Play Showcase at Fairmont Hotel 

Get ready to experience the electrifying sounds of Dana Gillespie and her London Blues Band at their upcoming double showcase! On Friday 17th March at 5pm, head to the Fulton Bar in the Fairmont Hotel for an unforgettable evening of blues, rock, and soul.

Dana Gillespie is a true music icon, with a career that spans decades and collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry. Her London Blues Band is equally impressive, featuring some of the most talented musicians in the UK. Together, they create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary, with a raw energy that will leave you wanting more.

So mark your calendars for Friday 17th March at 5pm and head to the Fulton Bar in the Fairmont Hotel for an evening of music that you won't soon forget. Whether you're a die-hard fan of blues and rock or just looking for a great night out, Dana Gillespie and her London Blues Band are sure to deliver. See you there!

The stars are definitely shining on Dana Gillespie right now as she has been accepted to perform at the world famous SXSW Festival in Austin,Texas, and so in March she will be taking her British musicians to perform songs from her 73rd double album which was recorded ‘live' at the Temple of Art and Music on her 73rd birthday, in London. One of the tracks she will be performing is ‘Andy Warhol’, the song that David Bowie wrote for her, as well as her European hit called ‘Move Your Body Close To Me’. She will also be talking about her colourful life to coincide with the release of her memoirs called ‘Weren’t Born A Man’.

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Temple of Art and Music (TAM) Dalston opens to honour Dana Gillespie's 74th birthday.

As a proud member of Tam, I am excited to share some thrilling news with you. Following the incredible success of our live recording of 73:Live at the Tam featuring Dana Gillespie and our appearance at SXSW, we are launching our latest location in Dalston.

This new expansion is a significant milestone for us as we continue to work towards providing a fair and equitable platform for musicians and artists. We believe that each new location strengthens our network and our ability to support independent artists and their creative journeys.

We are especially delighted to unveil our new location as we celebrate Dana Gillespie's 74th birthday. We invite all music lovers to come and join us for a sneak peek and be a part of this exciting moment.

At Tam, we remain steadfast in our vision of creating a sustainable solution for musicians and ensuring that they have the freedom to maintain creative control over their careers. Our expansion to Dalston is a testament to this commitment, and we are confident it will have a positive impact on the industry.

As a member of Tam, I feel proud to be part of a community that is dedicated to making a difference in the music world. This soft launch is just the beginning, and we are looking forward to the exciting opportunities and collaborations that lie ahead.

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