29th September 2017


BIMM Manchester Events Management students Brooke Williams and Phoebe Bramwell have started a club night called ‘SHE’ through their promotions company ‘ZENA’. The regular event is running to promote, empower and inspire women within the local and wider national music scene.

ZENA‘s first event back in April was held at Jimmy’s NQ and was a huge success, with brilliant performances from PeachThe Elephant Trees and The Velveteens. The night received such a positive response that the promotions company are putting on the second instalment in the series, with performances from Kumiko, Ambiere and LAYFULLSTOP And as if that wasn’t enough, the event will also feature a student club night after the gig!

Brooke spoke to us about “SHE” and its ethos.

“We host SHE to support, inspire and empower women in music. We’ve noticed a lack of female acts in the scene and we want to do something to change that! Women in music need to be supported and encouraged, so that more will be inspired to join bands and feel that there is a place for them in this male-dominated industry. The event idea came from noticing a lack of females in bands at our university. We hope to grow the event so that we can host bigger acts, inspire more people and make a positive and necessary change in the music industry.”

We’re 100% behind Brooke and Phoebe at ZENA as well as the quality ethic behind the awesome club night that is “SHE”. Entry to the next event on October 9th is completely free of charge, although a voluntary £3 donation is encouraged. You can show your support by liking the Facebook page and demonstrating your attendance on the night HERE.



James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.