Who runs it?

We are a voluntary unincorporated association. This is legal stuff that means we are a voluntary group  of people that run Rock The Lobster mainly for fun. Unfortunately lots of things cost money so we need to raise money to cover our running costs.

There are eight people on the Rock The Lobster committee:

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Malcolm Birtwell aka Malcypoos is our chair. He is an experienced multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who has been performing live in rock bands for many years. Malcolm’s original music may be found on FacebookSoundcloud, Reverbnation and Number One Music. He has played with Green Beach, Nofix d’Bode, Better The Devil, Almost Angels and collaborated with many other musicians. He currently is musical arranger, lead guitarist and backing vocalist in U-WATT. His main instrument is electric guitar although he can play bass guitar, drums, various percussion and can sing baritone. He is also a poet, aspiring author and has been involved in amateur dramatics. His poetry is published online under the nom de plume Isaiah Shannock.

Nigel Pearce is our vice-chair. He runs Out of Town Media. Its aim is to nurture your interest , whether in sound, events or writing and scripting. CaptureThey are a Norfolk based organisation with strong community links and this is shown by Nigel’s involvement as a Broadcaster and Presenter with Future Radio 107.8 FM, in Norwich. He is also a live DJ, having spent many years as a resident DJ in clubs and venues in and around London. Being part of today’s Norfolk media assures his continual links to today’s music and sound. Visit www.outoftownmedia.com .

Louise Pearce is our treasurer.

Ervin Munir is a committee member and liaison with our main sponsor Newbarn Ltd and their associated charity Blue Pits Housing Action. He is a singer/song-writer and regularly plays acoustic guitar and sings, solo and with friends, at Rock the Lobster and other local venues in and around Sheringham.
Please visit www.ervinmusic.co.uk .

Ervin set up the Rock the Lobster record label and produced and mastered the Chilled Lobster 01 album (CD, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc.) of original songs, working with many local musicians. He is currently working on a followup album/EP.

He sings and plays acoustic guitar (and kazoo) in a local band called Cutting the Mustard (http://www.cuttingthemustard.band).

He also plays piano, having just about passed grade 4!

He has a home recording studio based around Logic Pro X and an Apogee Element 88.

He also runs a Facebook page for musicians, singers and instrumentalists called Song Writers which provides a support resource for song writers.

David Moore is a committee member.  He was born in 1945 and brought up during the 50’s and 60’s an absolutely brilliant time to be a teenager!  He got married in 1971 and lost his way a bit with music and didn’t keep up to date with the current trends at the time.
However about ten years ago he rekindled his interest again along with some involvement with local Rep companies.   He doesn’t play any instruments and he doesn’t sing except in a local choir. He has however followed Rock The Lobster since it’s inauguration at the Lobster Public House up to the present day at the YHA. His active participation is in filming the performers and passing the videos onto Ervin for posting onto Facebook and the like. He hopes to improve as time goes by and has suggested to the committee that we need more lights to facilitate this. He has great admiration for all musicians (well most of them) and hopes to help RTL for as long as he can.
Owen Pauley is a committee member.
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