“What do you mean, original music?” I hear you ask…. the easiest answer to that is, not covers of other artists. Original bands may cover popular songs from time to time but prominently they write and perform their own songs and lyrics, supported by fans that follow their band and people willing to open their ears and hearts to the prospect of loving a new local band with original music that they’ve never heard before.

Scunthorpe have had some outstanding bands with original material, it seemed slim pickings for a while with many leaving the scene or calling it a day but it looks like there are a few new formations to liven the original scene back up and things are looking a little more exciting than last year.


Friday, 31 January at Cafe INDIE. Low Hummer with support from Fidelity Freak and Scunthorpe’s newest Indie, Punk eccentrics…The Nancys. £4 on the door | Doors 7:30 14+


Sunday 2nd Feb – Strange Bones Bring their Headline tour to Cafe INDIE. Along with FINNO. £6 on the door


On Saturday 1st Feb, (not part of Independent venue week association) the Lincoln Imp will have a night of local live music.

Local lads, The Kölns will performing at the Lincoln Imp. To celebrate their three single releases, which came out in December! As well as that there are some very tasty supports… KINGSWAY,SAVIOURS & BILLY SANDERS. All that for £5!


Saturday, 25 January– 20:00 – 23:45 Ramble Gamble live @ Ashby Bowl Free entry. All welcome. 1st set 9.15pm


15 February The Waah-kin Tribe/The Lamberts/Kingsway/Cal Brown 20:00 – 23:30 @ Lincoln IMP Scunthorpe


Friday, 24 January Regulus / Blind Haze 20:00 – 23:00 @ The Official Jolly Brewer Tired Bear Booking and Promotions presents live music at The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln! 🤘🐻🤘 REGULUS – Stoner Rockers from Sheffield and Lincoln return to The Jolly Brewer for their first show of the year! BLIND HAZE – Hard Rockers from Leeds. This trio blew us away when they played an outstanding set locally later in 2019. Don’t miss their first show at The Brewer!


P.s Just a note, I wanted to say there is by no means ANYTHING wrong with cover bands and tribute acts. Total Respect to all musicians. It is important to support live music of any kind and the venues they play in, whatever your taste may be.

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