Newport’s most unique club promoter Paul Blandford started his own business Perc Events which hosts techno, and underground music nights in some of the weirdest places that the city has to offer.
Perc Newport was only started two years ago but has gone from strength to strength, with its ability to draw in not just young people as well as an older crowd.
Owner Paul Blandford from Newport decided to turn his passion into a business after settling down with his family leaving his partying times behind.
He said that; ” without knowing that he was financially secure and not expecting to make a profit with Perc that he was at the perfect place in his life to start a business.”
Paul believes that without the support of his wife, family and friends he would not be half as successful as he is now.
Perc’s home was once in a pubs basement where only 150 people could fit at a time. This allowed for all events to feel intimate and help create a family feel for the regulars.
However soon Paul was having to turn away customers as there wasn’t enough room.
Paul wanted wherever he hosted his events to be ‘off the wall and underground’ to help make the whole experience something special.
His favourite venue was an old restaurant using its character to his advantage. The newest home for Perc is The Neon which is old cinema in the heart of Newport city center.
The Neon has been refashioned into a club while keeping its unique features helping to create a fun atmosphere.
Paul set up the business modeled on what he wanted to see and hear at clubs opposed to the normal mainstream clubs that Newport has to offer.
By providing a service that hasn’t been seen before in Newport he has control of the entire market.
Paul’s inspiration is his wife and two daughters, and without them there would be no Perc events.
Family isn’t his only inspiration as he believes that ‘music in its entirety is inspiring’ with inspiration for his events coming from not just techno but also could come from a guy with a guitar.
Music is at the forefront of everything that Paul does and finds that traveling across the globe helps to inspire him and bring in new guests for Perc Events.
Perc is hosting a new event on March 25th 2017 at a new premise and with huge guest.
Phil Kieran is considered to be a techno legend and will be appearing at Percs first event of 2017.
The event will be held at The Neon which is in keeping with the weird and wonderful places that have hosted Perc previously.
You can get tickets to the event at http://bit.ly/2iMXsHb for Saturday 25th March.
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