Category Archives: acoustic

FAQ PARTY IN THE PINES 2016

Please bare in mind the Party In the Pines team already have a lot on their plate and a lot of work to do so try make their life a bit easier by reading before asking questions.

I.e if the rules say no fire….no you can’t take your hob. If the rules say no glass…then no you can’t bring your new glass cocktail set. Don’t be silly, read the rules 🙂 Continue reading FAQ PARTY IN THE PINES 2016

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WILL VARLEY JOINS THE PROCLAIMERS + BILLY BRAGG ON TOUR

“Powerful, political and pertinent”  THE INDEPENDENT

WILL VARLEY continues his silver-tongued serenading with the opening cut from his much-lauded third album Postcards From Ursa Minor.
‘As For My Soul’ sets out Will’s insight into modern malaise, and his solutions to getting by – “drink a beer, sing a song”.  A slight shanty edge sifts this jauntier song across the centre of his musical spectrum, like a hungover morning with the promise of a brighter afternoon.

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Review// Showhawk Duo @ The Wortley Hotel

On Saturday night we had the pleasure of attending the Wortley Hotel on Rowland Road for a popular duo, who have performed prime time on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One show live and across the festival  & gig circuit. Prior to watching the Duo I had seen good feedback and comments from returning fans. I hadn’t heard of Showhawk before but they are selling out venues across the UK and beyond on their tour.

Firstly a support act from Hull graced the stage called Urban Rain they ran through a setlist of their own songs and threw in a few covers along the way, one being REM. They were a slightly different genre to the main act but nevertheless they were good musicians and the crowd enjoyed singing along.

Soon after Urban Rain left the stage the main act Showhawk Duo got ready to play. The two talented guitarists are named Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright and they use their electro acoustic guitars to produce a genre they call ADM which is similar to EDM (electronic dance music) but the sound and well-known songs are composed of just two acoustic guitars with a lot of tuning and slapping the strings and guitar itself to produce a whole new composition and feel.
Showhawk were no doubt, very talented at playing these dance/trance recreations with what they had. The Duo covered artists songs such as Alice Deejay, Faithless, Clean Bandit and of course their Daft Punk medley that I’d hear so much about. The Showhawk Duo finished the night with Bohemian Rhapsody, which definitely managed to get some audience members singing.

The duo don’t do vocals they leave that to the audience. Which was maybe somewhat lost on the Scunthorpe audience that night in comparison to some of the other gig videos i’d seen. Every song was familiar and easily recognisable. The crowd seemed to enjoy the show with a standing ovation and an encore. Overall it was great night of live music.

It just goes to show though that attending gigs of artists you might never otherwise have heard of can sometimes pay off and turn into a great night of live music.

#SupportLocalVenues

Other Dates on the Showhawk tour:

Mar 30 Showhawk Duo The Underworld Camden Town, GBR
Apr 1 Showhawk Duo Classic Grand Glasgow, GBR
Apr 3 Showhawk Duo The Limelight Belfast, GBR
Apr 4 04/04 – The Showhawk Duo Button Factory Dublin, IRL

SHOWHAWK THIS SATURDAY // WORTLEY HOUSE HOTEL

Showhawk Duo Members Jake Wright & Mikhail Asanovic will be performing live at The Wortley House Hotel this Saturday night. Tickets are priced at ÂŁ15 each, but be quick because the more word gets about that these guys are in town the more the popularity is growing. Doors open at 7pm.

Also if you used to be a resident weekend visitor at Henry’s there’s special guest DJ  Si Jay spinning all the Henry’s dance anthems. Continue reading SHOWHAWK THIS SATURDAY // WORTLEY HOUSE HOTEL

10 Things to do this weekend that are actually in Scunthorpe

WHAT’S ON 18TH-20TH MARCH 2016

Local media give you 9 things to do in Scunthorpe this weekend, most of them aren’t in Scunthorpe! So here are 11 things we picked out of our calendar in Scunthorpe and A few out of Scunthorpe after that. For more events and gigs see the What’s On page for the live calendar.

Child and family friendly (FAMILY EVENT)
Adult/Gig (MUSIC EVENT)

Almost PINK (Tribute) (MUSIC EVENT)
When;Fri, March 18, 8pm – 11pm
Where;The Royal Hotel Scunthorpe (map)
Description:Back by popular demand .. always a sell out! http://www.facebook.com/events/1691664931049873/


The Bootleg Beatles (MUSIC EVENT)
When: Fri, March 18, 7pm – Sat, March 19, 12am
Where: Baths Hall, Scunthorpe (map)
DYIN FLIES + THE BAD FLOWERS + STAND ALONE + RUM DIRECTION (MUSIC EVENT)
Where: The Lincoln Imp
When: Fri, March 18, 19:00 – 22:00 
Bloodstock Festival Presents: Metal 2 The Masses – Lincolnshire – Heat 2 (MUSIC EVENT)
Where: Café INDIEpendent
When: Fri, March 18, 18:00 – 21:00
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Spring Fair  (FAMILY EVENT)
When:Sat, March 19, 10am – 3pm
Where:Old Brumby United Church @ Ashby Rd, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16, UK
Exhibition: Investment by Tabitha Kyoko Moses-  (FAMILY EVENT)
When:Saturday, Mar 19, 2016
Where:20-21 Visual Arts Centre @ Church Square, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15, UK
Easter Egg Hunt/Dudley’s Explorers- (FAMILY EVENT)
When:Sat & Sun, March 19, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Where:North Lincolnshire Museum @ Oswald Rd, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BD, UK (map)
Description: Join Dudley and his friends to learn about North Lincolnshire through the ages, with challenges, games and storytelling. Family fun, suitable for all ages.
Easter Craft Fair
When:Sat, March 19, 11am – 4pm
Where:Winteringham Village Hall @ Village Hall, Frost Close, Winteringham, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 9PL, UK (map)
The Supremely Fabulous Kitsch Cabaret
When:Sat, March 19, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Where:The Baths Hall @ The Baths Hall, 59 Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7RG, UK (map)
Irrational: Romesh Ranganathan
When:Sat, March 19, 8pm – Sun, March 20, 12am
Where:Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe (map)

Outside Scunthorpe:

Lambing Sunday
When:Sun, March 20, 11am – 5pm
Where:Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park, near Brigg @ Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park, Elsham, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 0QZ, UK (map)
Circus Berzercus – A Mismatch Made in Devon

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Bank Holiday Sunday // Free Entry- Abacus Rocks

wpid-fb_img_1440871240571.jpgAcid peacock promotions presents Abacus Rocks

August Bank holiday weekend
The Abacus Scunthorpe from 2pm Sunday 30th August.

Followed by the biggest indie afterparty in town, the only place to be this august bank holiday weekend.

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Guest Review: Battle Of The Bands Final – The Baths Hall

(Photo Courtesy of David Everatt)
(Photo Courtesy of David Everatt)

Battle of the bands final, hosted at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. Although I was disappointed it wasn’t in the main room, it was still a night of great talent of some of the well known (and not so well known) Scunthorpe music scene.
There were 5 acts altogether. Every single one putting their own musical stamp on their songs, whether it being an original or a cover.

First act to take the stage was Capo On 2. I’ve seen these play many times before, but I’m always left surprised after every performance. These guys are growing into a pair of fine young musicians. I’ve never met someone with such a vocal range as Ashleigh’s. Beautiful female melodies fluttering up top, accompanied by Connors fantastic harmonies which are rapidly blending more and becoming more complex, mean these guys are unstoppable. Not only great musicians, but incredibly humble too, they are an act you just cannot dislike. Although they played covers and originals, my favourite had to be their own song ‘Hide Away’ as it’s about the sad tale of the great actor that was Robin Williams.

Next to perform was Lizzie Goddard. Now I have always been a fan of Lizzie ever since I saw her perform a couple of years ago at the Encore festival. She has a great attitude to her music and isn’t afraid to give anything a go. Playing all originals, I was hooked from the moment go. I thoroughly enjoyed her original ‘no surrendering’ as she performed it with pure soul & slight aggression. I felt like I could really catch the emotion that she was portraying to the crowd. What I particularly loved about this song was that not only did she use her guitar to its full potential by adding percussion (bass drum to be specific), but she also did a small rap towards the end. Being a solo acoustic, that is a brave task to attempt, but she dived into the deep end and achieved it with great ease. My favourite song had to be the ending song ‘alone’ with a great comical story to tell before she performed it! It was so melancholy yet so beautiful. Very profound lyrics for someone her age and one that gave me shivers. The texture to her voice in this song was so haunting, with breath taking falsetto to start with, and then gradually ending with full power and nailing it. You really could not stop yourself listening. A consistent performance that pulled at the heart strings for me.

Third act to get set up was The Royal Ocean. I’d heard a lot about these guys, but I was shocked to see there were only 2 people performing (guitarist and a drummer). Although I expected a chilled set with it being just a two piece, I was pleasantly surprised with the sound they generated. If I closed my eyes I would have thought there were at least 3-4 people on stage. Minor errors on the guitar failed to impact on their fun lively set. Well done guys.

The Native Braves then took to the stage. Seeing these guys perform an acoustic set only a few weeks before, I was seriously looking forward to what these were like as a full band, and I was NOT disappointed. These guys were slick, tight, and vibrant. The singer’s voice had a great distant tone, which was a combination of Robert Smith with a tint of early Morrissey
 and he even had the Morrissey dance moves to match! Every musician seemed to really give it their all and that shone out to the crowd. They had an added synth which was subtle but very effective giving their set a unique produced sound. They had great interaction with the crowd by encouraging the audience to sing along. Seeing musicians swap instruments also added extra points in my eyes and it showed off their versatile talents. My favourite song had to be the last song. It had a funky 80’s feel, mixed with modern indie, which surprisingly turned out to be a fantastic combination. I really can’t wait to see these guys again!

Last but not least, was the new band ‘Sorded Lies’. Now I didn’t know what to make of these. All I could see was pirate hats, leather snake skin trousers, feather earrings, and inflatable guitars. I felt like I was in the Rocky Horror Show! But this band was weirdly wonderful. I would class their genre as ‘punk’ with comedy elements as the lead singer was so enthusiastic and managed to get the crowd giggling on more than one occasion. Playing an all original set. My favourite line was of course ‘whiskey by the double’.

So then we awaited the results. I would have struggled to judge this, as every act really gave it their all. Now a lot of you have probably skipped the majority of this article and scrolled all the way down just to find out the winner (yes I know what you’re all like, because I do the exact same!)
To my astonishment there were TWO winners. As soon as they announced that I automatically knew who it was going to be, and I think everyone else in the room did too. LIZZIE GODDARD & THE NATIVE BRAVES. Two great acts, two acts very different yet both very talented. They were hugs and cheers exchanged between the band and Lizzie and it was clear to see that winning meant an extreme amount to these acts.
Well done guys, well deserved winners.

The question is
 Are we going to see a collaboration between the winners now?

Native Braves commented on their win via Facebook:

Ladies and gents, we’re very proud to announce that ourselves and Lizzie Goddard won The Baths Hall Battle of the Bands last night!

We couldn’t have hoped for a better result, it’s a real honour to share the win with such a talented, deserving artist.

A huge thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support, you guys are the best. We’ll be back in Scunthorpe on April 3rd at Abacus, come along so we can thank you properly! 

 https://www.facebook.com/NativeBraves?fref=ts

Lizzie Goddard Facebook:

So I managed to come joint first in the Scunthorpe Battle Of The Bands atThe Baths Hall last night with Native Braves and it couldn’t have even a better result!
A massive well done to the other acts last night, everyone smashed it and it was a night of amazing local talent!
Thank you to Paul for letting me know about the competition and for providing brilliant sound and thank you to everyone that came along to support me and all the other acts. Had a wicked night and I’m feeling chuffed!

Cheers guys
Lizzie x


Guest reviewer Charley Grace Eddy- (Duke & The Daisy)

Photo credit to David Everatt

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New// Unsigned Sundays- Acoustic Acts Wanted

untitledUnsigned Sundays is the re invention of Sunday Sessions at The Abacus. Every Sunday musicians will be performing acoustic sets to wind down your weekend.

At the new time of  4pm until 8pm. Rather than the previous sessions which took place after 8pm.

The Unsigned Sunday’s are looking for acts to take part each week. If you are interested in performing or know someone who is then contact Acid Peacock Promotions.

https://twitter.com/Acidpeacock

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Also On Sunday’s you can find established musicians jamming down at The Lincoln Imp.

Alternatively just down the road from the Abacus at Encore there is also a Sunday Club, where you can catch unsigned acoustic talent weekly.