The City of Westminster has its thumb on the windpipe of live music, and seems to have it in for bassists, keyboard players and drummers in particular.
It was passed at a meeting at Westminster City Hall last Monday.The Musicians Union were not allowed to attend or be reprsented the meeting. Here’s the MU’s story. The meeting was chaired by Colin Barrow CBE, who has been a board member at Rambert Dance Company. He said in 2003: “Politics demands an impatience with the status quo. Politics is about getting something done, about effecting change, about making the world a different place.”
After this impatiently-applied ruling, Westminster will indeed be a different place. Simon Little has just posted this on his blog: