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In keeping with the venue’s long standing tradition of nurturing emerging talent, the Vortex proudly launched a brand new night on Friday 22 March. Grass Roots is hosted by drummer Jamie Murray with his band Beat Replacement alongside Soulsa DJ and promoter Mr Boogie, and is a monthly affair serving as a platform for young bands to ‘polish their chops and play their own choons’. These fresh and fully inclusive jam sessions are a ‘must attend’ for patrons and participants alike.

Stick the third Friday of the month in your diary and spread the word!

“Beat Replacement led by drummer Jamie Murray have quickly earned respect as one of the UK’s most exciting new bands with their forward-thinking approach featuring virtuosic musicians, Zhenya Strigalev on sax/electronics, Tomasz Bura on keys/synths, David Preston on guitar and Kevin Glasgow on bass. Pushing time signatures with intense grooves and melodies making a mind blowing experience.”

Bands and musicians wishing to get involved can email


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Beat Replacement


Mr Boogie



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