Many of you will remember Mint Burston. For those who don’t, he was the man who was almost single-handedly responsible for turning the Joiners Arms from a back-street Southampton pub into one of the most important venues on the UK gig circuit, vital in the early careers of Radiohead, Oasis, Muse, Coldplay, The Charlatans, Supergrass, Razorlight, Carter USM, Suede and almost any important band of the last thirty years. Mint’s unerring instincts, his tolerant approach, his unselfishness and his promoting skills are remembered and appreciated by all who have visited or played at the Joiners
Sadly, Mint died 5 years ago on 17th November (2007). To commemorate and remember the man, we are helping to arrange an all day event at The Joiners – on Saturday, 17th November 2012.
We want everybody who remembers Mint (and even those who don’t) to get involved and to take part in whatever way they can. The main form of the day will be an all day gig, with all money raised going to the MacMillan Cancer Support.
The day doesn’t have to be just about music – whether you want to share memories, want to play, you have some pictures or just want to help on the day, please contact: email@example.com with your ideas.
We’d especially love you to get in touch if you were in a band who played a gig for Mint. One idea we’ve been looking at is to get many of the bands who have since split up to reform for a one off gig. If this is something you can do (or know someone who was in a band), get in touch.
We’d also like to hold a raffle of music memorabillia to help raise money, so if you are able to (or know anybody who can) donate something, get in touch.
Alternatively, please leave your comments/ideas below on how we can make this a day to remember.