KATZ Kingswinford Rehearsal Rooms

     

Conveniently situated at Unit 1c, Dawley Trading Estate, Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 7HT, this facility is adjacent to MAJ Electronic, and consists of two rooms. Katz 1 is 8 metres x 5 metres in size. Katz 2 is 10 metres x 4 metres, and is laid out differently to Katz 1. Our aim is to provide a clean, amiable, secure rehearsal facility for musicians, whether they be old timers (Sorry lads) or up and coming youngsters (Clean ones only please Mommy...)

       
     
Our hourly rate is £12.
     
     
NOTE: From 1st March 2017 - 1st November, Saturday and Sunday hours will be 9am - 1pm ONLY.
     
Unless the weather forecast for Bromyard is rain..
       
     
KATZ 1
       
      PA SYSTEM - 10 channel 500 watt powered mixer with matching Laney CTX12 speakers, 300 Watt MAJ sub bass unit, and 3 microphones with associated stands. Vocal use only. NO DI’s/Keyboard/CD inputs without prior permission and p l e a s e d o n't m i c t h e b a s s d r u m. (If the twonk can't kick it loud enough in here, forget the gig at the Robin.)
      GUITAR RIGS (3) – Choice of Ameson/Marshall amplifiers with associated Ameson Celestion loaded 4 x 12” speaker cabinets (You are welcome to use these cabinets with your own amplifiers). You must bring your own guitar leads.
      BASS RIG - Ameson Mk IX 250 watt bass head with associated Ameson 2 x 15” Electrovoice loaded speaker cabinet and Ameson 2 x 10" plus HH CD500 horn mid/top unit - (Note this is a stand alone unit - the speaker system WILL NOT work with YOUR amplifier) You must bring your own guitar leads.
      KEYBOARD RIG – MAJ Electronic PA1000 150W 5 channel KB amplifier with associated Ameson 115/8/CD full range cabinet.. Also for use with laptops/ drum machines /Ipods /Phones and backing tracks. You must bring your own input (jack or phono) leads.
      DRUMS - 5 shell TAMA Swingstar kit. Three cymbal stands. You MUST bring your own CYMBALS and SNARE DRUM and sticks.
       
     

KATZ 2

     
     
This room has a drum riser at one end, and is ideal for cameo performances or shooting band videos.
       
      PA SYSTEM - 10 channel 500 watt powered mixer with matching Laney CTX12 speakers, 300 Watt MAJ sub bass unit, and 3 microphones with associated stands. Vocal use only. 200 Watt drum monitor. NO DI’s/Keyboard/CD inputs without prior permission and p l e a s e d o n't m i c t h e b a s s d r u m. (If the twonk can't kick it loud enough in here, forget the gigs fella..)
      GUITAR RIGS (3) – Choice of Ameson/Marshall amplifiers with associated Ameson Celestion loaded 4 x 12” speaker cabinets. Bring your own guitar leads and FX.
      BASS RIG - Ameson Mk IX 250 watt bass head with associated Ameson 2 x 15” Electrovoice loaded speaker cabinet and Ameson 2 x 10" plus horn mid/top unit. You must bring your own guitar leads. AS K1.
      KEYBOARD RIG – MAJ Electronic PA1000 150W 5 channel KB amplifier with associated Ameson 115/8/CD full range cabinet.. Also for use with drum machines and backing tracks. You must bring your own input (jack or phono) leads. AS K1.
      DRUMS - 5 shell TAMA Rockstar kit. Three cymbal stands. You MUST bring your own CYMBALS and SNARE DRUM and sticks
       
     
FACILITIES & CONSUMABLES
     

PARKING – Free large car park.
ACCESS - Easy, no stairs involved!
KITCHEN - Fridge/Kettle/Toaster/Microwave. Free: Coffee, Tea, Someone elses left over milk, Soft drinks, light refreshments.
TOILETS – Ladies and Gentlemens toilets and washing facilities. Flush the toilet after you have piddled. Mommies please tell them..

      CONSUMABLES - Ibanez Plectrums, Zildjian drumsticks, Guitar Leads, Mic leads, Tama parts, Ibanez guitars, Guitar Gubbits, Pedals, Stands, Cymbals
       
      HOURS OF BUSINESS:
      Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 10.00pm. Saturday 7.30am - 1pm. Sunday: 7.30am – 1pm (from March 2017).
      TERMS AND PAYMENT:
      Katz 1 or 2 - £12 per hour. Minimum slot 2 hours. Payment only by cash, sheep, pigs, Lotus Elans, old Jags, etc.
       
     
THE KATZ ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY ...
     

 

This is an ADULT Facility..

Anyone coming in here gets ONE chance, and one chance ONLY. And that means YOU smelly pants...

Any nuisance/abuse/arrogance/attitude/nose pickin'/GUM/ make a mess, forget it you are not welcome.

The first drummer ever to vacuum up after leaving what looks to be like the remains of building a shed will get a free sweet.

Ain't happened yet in 8 years...

And I am quite happy to provide free refreshments for you but I'm dammed if I'm picking the up the wrappers from the floor.

(I'm NOT your friggin' mother...)

And if you are a teenager, but have not yet learned the power of speech, please GRUNT affectionately at the management (rather than arrogantly) to get those extra Brownie points you need for future life or desirable Katz slots... (If in doubt refer to your Mom..)

AND:

We DO NOT accomodate Wonking Metal/I am young and I BREAK things Metal/Winking Metal/Double Glazing Metal (aka Hanging Arse metal)/Death Metal/I make a MESS Metal/Heavy Metal/Dim Metal/Din Metal/Thrash Metal/Bone Metal/IAMRACKEDOFF Metal/Deaf Metal/Zonko Metal/From the planet Zarg Metal/I am a Lulu Metal/Petal Metal (girl singer)/I have big Army boots Metal/Camouflage metal (I have the jacket)/I am just learning metal/Set all the amp controls on FULL Metal/I am a superhero metal/Wannabee metal/Destroy the drum kit metal/Try all the gear out at 11+ because I have none of my own Metal/ bands....

BECAUSE:

WE DON'T WANT TO KNOW - GO AWAY

AND NEXT:

If something fails it is not a great problem, but physically broken equipment/drum heads or any damage to the room caused by dicking around/inexperience/or just plain stupidity, you will be expected to pay for it - period - thats the deal. Do NOT try to hide something if it gets broken - the camera does not lie and it all comes out when we look at the video. Please do not be afraid to tell us of any genuine problems - we don't bite we and look at things sympathetically, especially with our younger rock stars... The most IMPORTANT thing TO US is that we need to know immediately of ANY problems so we can address them right away.

We do not have many problems in this area but I must tell you this one - It is a peach!

A drummer calls me and complains that one of the drum stands has "fell apart in his hands". I attend and replace the stand. Concerned, I look at the CTV footage the next morning. Basically he cannot undo one of the wingnuts on the said stand (even though I provide a WIM'key) and after fiddling with it for a short while, puts it on the floor, kneels on it with his considerable weight, and breaks it into two pieces. No charges were made as the entertainment factor of the video was considered 100%. Unbelievable...

ALSO

WE are frequently asked by local promoters for contact numbers for "good" local bands. With your permission we will pass your phone numbers on. NO commission, all part of the service. Sincerely hope you do well.

FINALLY:

IF YOU BOOK A SLOT AND FAIL TO TURN UP WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE PLEASE DON'T ASK AGAIN

"I tried to call you/ I tried to send a text/ My phone is broke/I have no credit/My mom has no credit/My dad has no credit/I tried to leave a message/My Giro did not arrive/The drummer has broken his leg/The bass player got entangled with the quilt again/etc, is total B******X". There is NO excuse for this crap.

Katz LOG and NAME ALL PHONE NUMBERS so we know you are a time waster or a ballache next time you call.

Thats the way it is, I'm afraid...

Had a laugh? Sounds reasonable? Fine and welcome! (If you disagree please feel free to call... WE like a laugh)..

       
     
SECURITY AND SAFETY
     

The Katz CCTV system is in operation 24/7, and records both rooms, kitchen, and the car park simultaneously. The MAJ ANPR cameras monitor the entrance to the car park. Note content is not monitored or viewed and will only be referred to in case of any discrepancy or argument..

AND one adult must accompany any band with any members under 16 years old - and that means a mom or a dad or an auntie not your girl friends nearly 17yr old sisters half brother second cousin removed or a 12 year old pal from school that has just got off the boat from China or Slovakia, probably on a really good forged passport that says he /she is 19 (Give away is he is only 3 foot 6 tall..)

     
 
     
All our equipment is correctly maintained and safety tested, and the ring main is earth leakage protected. Other equipment may be also be available. You may of course bring and use your own equipment. Do not connect your equipment to ours, in any way, unless you TELL ME first. (This is V important - its your safety - but more importantly it's MY F kit..)
       
DISCLAIMER
 
This is an ADULT facility and we only accommodate children in the care of parents. You rehearse here strictly on the understanding that no liability will be accepted by the owners for any loss damage or injury to yourselves or your possessions whilst on the premises. So DON'T DICK around please and would children try not to be sick on the premises.
 
Telephone Jane: 01384 278646 (11.15am - 1pm) or 07891 874757 (BEFORE 9pm).
 
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