Review // Friends of A&K ‘Winter Warmer’

The weekend just gone I was Invited to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment in aid of ‘Friends of Keadby & Althorpe Primary School’. The event was held at the Keadby Working Mens Club. I’d never been there before probably not somewhere most people would think of going, but it had a very nice warm and welcoming atmosphere and very reasonable drinks prices.

I’m not going to go into too much detail of all the acts as there were a few, but I will sum it up a little.

First to the stage was the Axettes, a trio of three young ladies performing an acoustic set of covers including Dolly Parton’s Jolene and Kings Of Leon. It was clear the girls were nervous but regardless they did a great job of entertaining with the aid of their solo guitar and harmonising vocals.wpid-20141212_195354_20141214195811038.jpg

Next up was our very own Scunthorpe Nights writer and local musician, Nick Akester running through a set of originals with a cover thrown in. It really shows that people listen to Nicks Music and love it as they sing along. His voice is pretty powerful and he puts a lot of effort and emotion into his performance.

Lizzie Goddard stepped up to the mark next with her crowd favourites, which included her original song ‘Skint’ which she wrote  based on the Channel 4 show. Lizzie has a subtle and sweet tone to her voice that people just can’t seem to get enough of.

wpid-20141212_215828.jpgRamble Gamble are always an interesting composure to watch on stage with their wacky dress sense and outgoing personalities. The gang managed to get the dancing under way and got the energy going. They manage to turn covers pretty much into their own song. And they like to cover other local artists songs in their sets.

The Crash Blossoms are another new one to me, not seen these lads perform before but they delivered a very funky sound with the aid of a double bass standing tall. Some nice catchy tracks throughout the set. This band were talented in both vocal arrangement and sound but also clever with their instruments and sound.

Overall a very good night had by all and well done to the organisers. It was nice to see a full room of people listening to the music. Everyone has smiles on their faces and really seemed to be enjoying it.

Apologies for the poor photo quality it was a little dark.


Next up this weekend, our event collaboration with SMB Promotions at Cafe INDIEpendent.


Published by Scunthorpe Nights

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