One Zero Presents…

Established at the very end of 2018, One Zero Presents was put together as one of the two in-house promoters for Dubrek Studios, alongside the already existing promoter Outta Mind Presents.

With the Director of Dubrek Studios focussing on recording and an Arts Council funding bid, the intention was for both promoters to book two gigs a month with different intentions and focus. Add in the private hire functions at the studio, and it made for a very busy 2019 for all.

One Zero Presents‘s brief to begin with was to ‘book what we don’t book’ and ‘attract new audiences’ which we have managed to do all year round. Gigs have ranged from aggressive metal bands to laid back intimate folk sessions.

In recent months, One Zero Presents has provided assistance to Fusion# co-hosting a night at Dubrek Studios and developing more plans for 2019 both at Dubrek Studios and in Nottingham.

Richard McKerron is the man behind One Zero Presents and also works at Dubrek Studios doing voice recordings, live sound and as the on-site host for Rock School exams, as well as manning the bar on occasion. He runs 3D – Derby Djembe Drummers most Wednesdsays.

Richard also makes art under the guise of Outsider Art Prints and his work has featured on promotional posters of four One Zero Presents gigs, as well as the Hindsight exhibition in October 2019. Previous to this, Richard spent a year focussing on gig photography as RMCK Photography.

Occasionally, Richard also works with Furthest From The Sea as Stage Manager, Technician and Artist Liason. He also has a day job!

What have you done lately, though?

2019 saw One Zero Presents

  • Plan and execute and run 19 gigs for Dubrek Studios
  • Do live sound for many Outta Mind Presents gigs
  • Book the Sunday Acoustic session, and run live sound for Aunty Austerity Feeds The Hungry at Dubrek Studios
  • Co-host three DJ nights that were organised by Bloop/Psychic Dancehall
  • Book and curate two large Art Exhibitions at Dubrek Studios

2020 had all the intentions to flow straight on from this, including branching out slightly by assisting Fusion# on 10th January 2020 at Rough Trade.

After that we put on three two-piece post rock bands on one bill, and then branched out with an gig that was an experimental fusion of Jazz, dirty Blues Rock, poetry and improvisation by a select group of talented individuals.

We also started to host Jam Sessions with Dorothy Ella in the café and then lockdown kicked in.

This left us with a quandry… so after two months of kicking back and watching the world go by, we began updating and renovating the studio which included new sound and lighting for indoor gigs upstairs (when we can do so confidently and safely) as well as putting in new paving, a new stage and new seating and lighting outside in the studio beer garden!

From there we are now running as many gigs and events outdoors on Saturdays and so far they’ve been an absolute blast! We’re looking forward to more.

Rich (Last update Sept 2020)