June 18, 2018


Open spots are available, so come on down to Shandon Court in East Islip for their open mic night:


open mic night at Shandon court east islip ny


Musician and host, Gil McLean runs the weekly event:

  • Are you a hobbyist musician or singer seeking to play out somewhere?

  • Are you a new act seeking a “baptism of fire” to see how you sound in front of people?

  • Are you a semi-professional or professional band seeking to expand your circuit of gigs?

  • Do you just like to play live music and need somewhere low key, yet fun, to go?

  • Do you perhaps want to make a live video of your act and you want some crowd and ambience instead of just filming at home?

    If so, the NEW and improved Musicians’ Night at Shandon Court may be the place for you! Here’s how it works.

    Musicians’ Night is every Monday. It is a four hour night subdivided into eight half-hour time slots, between 7.00 pm and 11.00 pm. If you are an act without drums you get a half-hour. If you are an act with drums you get an hour. Factor in your set up and break down time, Gil figures it’s roughly a wash as to performance time with or without drums.

    Hosted by Gil McLean, who will also serve to fill any downtime with his own musical performances (and who will also help you with your gear), Shandon Court provides a house PA– Mackie 808 powered mixer, Bose ceiling-mounted overheads serving as mains and monitors, as well as JBL subwoofer– which should cover most of your needs. Bring your drums, amps, keys, tech– whatever you feel makes you comfortable when playing.

    Gil requests that you try to keep it simple though, as they will have multiple performers for the night.

    VENUE DETAILS- Shandon Court is located at 115 East Main Street, East Islip, NY. (631) 581-5678. www.shandoncourt.com

    RESERVATIONS- How do you get in on it? Simple. Direct-message Gil or call/(preferably)text 631-891-8359 and he will put you on the schedule at an open time of your convenience.

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