A West Yorkshire music venue is struggling for survival.
Owner Malcolm Shipman says that Wakefield’s The Snooty Fox needs a £15,000 cash injection to secure its future, and hopes to raise the money via a crowdsourcing campaign.
Says Shipman: “Live music venues all over the country are closing down. People can’t afford to go out as often as they used to – but venues are needed for when people do want to go out.”
“The Snooty Fox is an internationally-known venue thanks to its innovative streaming of all gigs on the internet. Despite that, surviving his getting harder and harder. The venue is in debt. But I don’t just want to get out of debt; I want the Snooty Fox to be better.”
If the funding campaign is successful, the £15,000 will go towards ensuring The Snooty Fox’s financial stability, upgrading the sound system and improving the live streaming service.
TeamRock Radio presenter Dewsbury has a longstanding connection with the venue and said today: “We have plenty of arenas and mid-sized venues, but bands don’t start out playing there. They start in the Snooty Foxes – and for young bands to have video of their early gigs, so they can evaluate their own performance, is invaluable.”
“Malc is one of the good guys in the industry and the passion with which he runs the place is unreal. The UK needs places like the Snooty Fox.”
You can make a donation to help secure the future of The Snooty Fox via Malcolm Shipman’s GoFundMe page.