Omeara is a an independent London music venue that is under threat. Please support the venue and it's staff.
In an effort to prevent the closure of Omeara and protect the wellbeing of our extended family, as well as ensuring we are still here on the other side of all of this to host artists again; we’ve reached out to artists, dug into the vault, spoken to everyone from our cocktail makers, suppliers, engineers, chefs and promoters to do what they do best… get creative and think of experiences we can open up to our community to show your support, as well as creating some special moments along the way!
Over the coming weeks Omeara will roll out a series of incentives in a bid to raise our fundraise target, with any donations over £35 automatically entering you into a lucky dip to win from a selection of special prizes.
As part of the initiative, the venue is proud to be working alongside award-winning British designer Louise Goldin. A long-standing favourite of the global world of fashion, Louise has worked alongside the likes of artists such as Kanye West, From Yeezy to Omeara, the venue is honoured to collaborate with Louise on a limited edition run of t-shirts and hoodies.
Alongside Louise, we’ve also worked with our friends at renowned NY fashion brand La Ligne to design some very tasteful, branded face masks. We’re all going to be wearing face masks at shows for the foreseeable, and so should you. Stay safe and stay stylish. Again, these are a limited edition run, and we’re very excited to be their label’s first face mask collaboration.
Beyond the world of fashion, the Omeara lucky dip will also offer up the opportunity to win tickets (+1) to attend almost every future show that Omeara hosts, a “supper club” night for friends at British tapas’ finest London restaurant (and our neighbours) Lupins before a night out at Omeara, or a complete takeover of Flat Iron Square to have the most ridiculous party ever dreamed of.
Further prizes include a private cocktail masterclass for a winner and ten pals by legendary London mixologist Ernest Reid (with bottomless sampling held at The Siding – Omeara’s gallery space), or even a Zoom call with one of the venue’s in-house cocktail specialists, taking the winner through their drinks cabinet to help them make the tastiest cocktails no matter what’s leftover.
So whether it's buying one of our new limited edition hoodies, dining experiences from Flat Iron Square, or your very own full take over of the space, every single contribution will make a difference…
Also, keep your eyes peeled for more incentives throughout the coming weeks and if you have any other brilliant ideas for new experiences, or getting involved please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT”: LIMITED EDITION GOTR (GENTLEMAN OF THE ROAD) GOOD TIME BANJO
As a further initiative to the crowdfunder, all donations of £10 or more will automatically enter you into a raffle to win a Limited Edition GOTR (Gentlemen of the Road) Goodtime Banjo. Specially designed for Mumford & Sons (and signed by the band), the instrument was modelled after Deering's legendary Goodtime Openback and is hand built in Spring Valley, California. Weighing only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and travel with.
For those looking for further details on the spec:
The Neck - Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck, 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets, GOTR Shield Inlays, Mumford & Sons Engraved at the 21st Fret, Est. 2007 the Year Mumford & Sons Formed as a Band Engraved at the 22nd Fret, Sealed Geared Tuners, Geared 5th String Tuner, Durable Satin Finish, Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead bearing Mumford & Son’s Original Willis and GOTR Shield.
The Pot - 11" Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim, Steel Tension Hoop, 11″ Custom Remo, Banjo Head Bearing the Delta Tour Mumford & Son’s Wings Logo, 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge, 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts, 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments, Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece, Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments, Durable Satin Finish, Openback, Triangle Goodtime Box for Carrying
Oh, and the strings…
Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings… Thank you Deering!
“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT”: ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM JACK COULTER
OMEARA are very excited to announce a collaboration with renowned Irish artist Jack Coulter, in the latest phase of our fundraising initiative.
Jack Coulter is an abstract expressionist painter and photographer from Belfast Coulter, whose fans include the likes of Paul McCartney, Hans Zimmer, Shia LaBeouf and Harry Styles.
He revealed: "Aside from art, music is everything. I’m lucky enough that they both play a major part in my life. Artistically, psychologically & neurologically. The painting I’ve donated to Omeara is Freddie Freeloader by Miles (Davis), it’s one of my favourite tracks. I wanted it to be linked with my other works in Omeara.”
OMEARA's founder, Ben Lovett is a friend of Jack’s and commented: “The thing I love about Jack’s work is that I believe art should be felt first and contemplated second, and given the unique way in which Jack channels his Synesthesia, he does this naturally. I also love that I feel a connection somehow to his experience as when I look at one of his pieces inspired by a song, more often than not Jack’s work makes me feel like the song does on quite a unique level.”
All donations of £20 or more will automatically enter you into a raffle to win the artwork.
All proceeds will go directly to our staff and artists. Everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country. There will be no surplus or profit retained by Omeara and we believe in supporting all venues as much as we possibly can.
Since its launch in 2016, Omeara and our team of bar staff, engineers, management and curators have been dedicated to delivering the best possible experience for artists and fans that we possibly can. So much passion and heart has been poured into this small business by so many, and your support to date has been what has made it all possible.
With over 500 artists taking our stage since our doors opened. We’re very proud of the intimate shows we’ve put on at Omeara for huge global names such as Beck, Kylie Minogue, Skepta, Laura Marling, Lewis Capaldi, Anne-Marie, Biffy Clyro and James Bay. We’ve also had early careers London shows or indeed first time in the UK shows from the likes of Jorja Smith, Maggie Rogers, Octavian, Sam Fender, Jade Bird, Poppy, Dermot Kennedy, Marlon Williams, Yxng Bane, Another Sky, Allan Rayman, Bruno Major, Tyler Childers, Anderson East, Mahalia, Yungen, Albin Lee Meldau, Poppy Ajudha, Black Honey, Tamino, Blaenavon, Maisie Peters, Fatherson, Celeste, and Avi Kaplan.
Music Venue Trust, the charity which protects, secures and improves the UK’s grassroots music venues has launched #saveourvenues to draw together fundraising activity aimed at preventing the permanent closure of these vital venues due to COVID-19.
There are 556 venues at risk of closure, so this campaign aims to bring together artists who want to help with the venues they love, and provide an easy way for music fans to financially support the resultant live streams.
The idea behind #saveourvenues is to secure grassroots music venues one by one, as Frank Turner has been doing with his Independent Venue Love series of concerts.
THE AMOUNT THAT YOU DONATE WILL DIRECTLY CORRELATE TO THE INCENTIVE AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE KEEN FOR MULTIPLE INCENTIVES THEN PLEASE DONATE MULTIPLE TIMES. WE ARE AWARE THAT WE ARE INTRODUCING THESE INCENTIVES AFTER OVER A HUNDRED OF YOU HAVE ALREADY KINDLY DONATED. WE WILL APPLY THESE RETROSPECTIVELY TO YOUR DONATIONS.
ALSO WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY AND GRATEFUL TO RECEIVE DONATIONS. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH EVERY PERSON WHO DONATES AND IF YOU WISH TO NOT RECEIVE AN INCENTIVE FOR ANY REASON THEN YOU CAN JUST TELL US THEN. ALL OF THE BELOW IS SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
SOME POINTS TO BE MINDFUL OF: SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE UK WILL BE AT YOUR EXPENSE, THE FUNDRAISER WILL RUN UNTIL 31ST AUGUST 2020, THOSE SPENDING OVER £35 WILL BE ENTERED INTO A LUCKY DIP - WINNERS AND PRIZES WILL BE SELECTED AT RANDOM AND NOTIFIED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF FUNDRAISER CLOSING. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISE WHATSOEVER PLEASE EMAIL INFO@OMEARALONDON.COM .
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