A CLYDEBANK business is looking to improve nightlife in the area.

Transmission Room Studios, a recording and rehearsal facility in the area, has teamed up with the Clyde Venue.

Diane Jardine, owner of the studios, revealed that monthly tribute nights will take place at Clyde Venue, starting at the end of the month.

She said: "I worked in television sound for years. I have always been a musician and I have always enjoyed music.

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"I have long been involved in the music scene in Clydebank, I worked in Red Eye Studios [a rehearsal and recording studio in the area], and I have been in bands here.

"My niece told me about a studio in Clydebank that was up for sale, and I took it over. It became Transmission Room Studios and coming up to May that will be it open nine years.

"Putting on tribute nights is a way for us to show that we are trying to help the community as well and showcase that the studio is not just about bands being locked away.

"It would be great if we could create an atmosphere where people are able to see live music in Clydebank with regularity. "

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The end of every month will see Clyde Venue host a different band, beginning on Friday, April 26, with 'Oasus' - a tribute to Britpop kings Oasis.

And Diane explained how she is overseeing the whole operation.

"I have taken on the mantle of booker, sound person, equipment supplier and other things," she continued.

"Transmission Studios will put the nights on and that includes dealing with the booking. We have the tickets up online to buy and that means I am overseeing the whole thing.

"The venue has been brilliant in terms of helping with the promotion of the event. We have started the social media campaign and will be putting up posters soon to advertise the upcoming event.

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"We are still in the process of trying to build it up as we didn’t want to bombard everyone but putting up all the information at once and then it ends up getting lost in the shuffle.

"We are trying to stagger the promotion at the minute, so it keeps appearing online up until the event."

While tribute nights are the current plan for Diane and her team, she hopes down the line she will be able to shine more of a spotlight on up-and-coming bands.

She added: "My experience tells me that tribute nights sell well. I would love to give original bands a chance as well but that is not always a guaranteed success.

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"Tribute bands are what are bringing people into venues at the moment. I think the vast majority of people who go to see live music are of a certain age and a lot of that is to do with the fact that my generation grew up through going to gigs all the time.

"There is a certain age group that wants to see tribute bands as it lets them relive their youth.

"Also, the prices for going to see some of these big bands are ridiculous. Not everyone can afford to do that, so people go to see tribute bands.

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"If the venture is successful, then the plan is to give support slots to up-and-coming bands."