Category Archives: ChrisCooperBand

What’s On this weekend

Find out what’s on in and around Scunthorpe.

Feel free to send your events to our Facebook wall.

Continue reading What’s On this weekend

toploader headlining // Party In The Park

‘Party in the Park’, a new summer music festival coming to Normanby Hall Country Park this summer with an exciting line-up of international and local acts.

Continue reading toploader headlining // Party In The Park

What’s On This Weekend

Up On The Roof Gig

The Lincoln Imp. Saturday Daytime bands will be playing up on the roof. 2pm until 7pm. Bouncy Castle and Burger Van. FREE entry.

Tacheless Vol.3 All Dayer

Next Saturday 11th in Scunthorpe it’s the popular Tacheless Promotions returning for an all Dayer at Café INDIEpendent.

Heslam Park – Art Showcase

The first Scunthorpe Arts Showcase will take place Sunday 12 August at Heslam Park, Scunthorpe.

This is a family-friendly indoor and outdoor event showcasing Scunthorpe arts.
Entry is FREE

*Bands and Performers Playlist:
Chris Cooper Band
Johnny and the Rocket
No Idle Talk
Momma’s Days are Done
Ash Johnson
Jess Ashton!

*Local artists including Seascape Artist Dameon Strong
*Bar and BBQ
*Bouncy Castles
*Face Painting
*Craft and Artisan Stalls
*Workshops and craft activities
*Original artwork for viewing and for sale
Entry is FREE
**Picnics are welcome, providing you leave no trace. Please do not bring alcohol. The bar will be open all day.

Facebook Page

Forest Pines Family Fun Day!

Enjoy bbq food cooked by their chefs
PLUS lots of fun activities such as: Face painting, Crazy Golf, Hook a duck, Games, Prizes, Bucking bronco & Much much more!!! All money raised will be donated to make a wish uk ! Also VIKING FM are attending as part of their summer tour.

Humber Bridge Festival- Family friendly

11th August – 2 Stages, 23 bands and a Massive Silent Disco! Bridge Festival has a full day of music from 11am – 11pm. With a food court, Licensed Bars and a fab day of music. Get your tickets now from or Hull Box Office! Facebook Page.

Rum & Reggae Fest- Over 18’s Only

Cleethorpes Beachcomber
11th August 2018- All day festival with reggae tribute acts, rum, food, fun and games!
Acts include Jar Macia, Bob Marley Tribute, Steel band! Facebook Page.
OVER 50 RUMS, Limbo Dancing! Poolside Party! Cocktails! Caribbean Food.

For more visit our What’s On Page and check the Calendar.

Feel free to share any events on our Facebook

Gig Review// Bridge The Gap Tour


On Saturday 8th November we wandered down to Café Indie to watch part 2 of the Bridging The Gap Tour, a set of three shows collecting together three of the best original bands in the region from north and south of the river.

It was held upstairs amongst the retro lampshades in the acoustic corner. The sofas and chairs were set out for the audience with tall candles on the tables. A set up made for people who have come to listen rather than dance, perfect for this sort of gig.

The evening began with the Happy Endings a 4-piece from Kingston upon Hull. Made up mainly by members of the Fee family, with Emma on Vocals and Guitar (Emma Fee is also a solo artist in her own right), Rachel on guitar and vocals, Adam lead guitar and Michael Jessop on the Cajon. Their songs were melodic, captivating, filled with hope and longing, some sadder, some more stirring just beautiful really. Perfect for the candlelit venue. With 3 guitarists I couldn’t quite tell who was playing the acoustic solos or even if they all were playing them but they were a personal highlight for me.

The second of the three bands; The Finest Hour from Cleethorpes brought what I would describe as a mixture of acoustic punk and folk rock. It was the perfect second course accompaniment to the Happy Endings delicate starter. Not brash but catchy. The rockiness of the electric guitar tempered by a folky style, really enjoyable. The three of them, Rob Bywater on Vocals and Guitar, Sam Simmons on Guitar and Vocals and Iain Carpenter on Drums finished their set with a fantastic cover of the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

As it was the Scunthorpe leg of the tour The Chris Cooper Band rounded things up. I’ve seen them a few times before, and they’re always good, but I think this was a stand out performance. Simon Barley’s keys really came through working with Chris Cooper’s and Daz Ebbatson’s guitar lines to create that atmospheric wistful but driven signature CCB sound. Jack Spence and Gav Mcarthur provided the rhythm section on Bass and Cajon. They had two hard acts to follow but they just weaved their magic did their thing and it was a superb ending to the best gig I’ve been to in a long time.

Well done to the groups for coming up with the idea of this mini tour. They each complemented the others style really well and because they are all on the same sort of level, it was an event that maintained a level of high quality throughout. So a great weekend with three original bands and a trilogy of gigs (original trilogies are always better you know). I really hope they arrange to do this again soon.

(Please check out the links to the bands. They all have music of some kind available to buy and plenty of shows coming up.)


Bridge The Gap Tour// Cafe INDIEpendent

Three Bands, Three dates, Three Venues, Three different locations. Cleethorpes, Scunthorpe and Hull.

The three bands will headline the gig for their own home town. Scunthorpe being Chriscooperband’s home town means they will headline the Cafe INDIEpendent stage supported by their friends The Finest Hour from Cleethorpes/Grimsby and Hull band The Happy Endings.

The gig will be door only (no ticket sales) £3. So get there early. It will take place on Saturday 8th November.


Live Music// This Weekend

WEBBANNERThere is quite a lot of events on this weekend involving live music. The 30th August seems to be a pretty popular date for events.

Friday 29 August 2014

Indie-Friday’s – Abacus

Saturday 30 August

☆ SlateFest Family Festival – Slate Farm Messingham Slate Fest – Slate House Farm, Holme Lane, Holme, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE. Live tribute bands, bar and food available.

☆ John Bramwell (I Am Kloot)- Cafe INDIEpendent

☆ Briggstock Music Festival – Brigg Town Centre. Main stage in Market Place, with busking stations throughout the town centre.

☆ Acoustic Music in the Park – Normanby Hall Country Park

☆ Child of the Year Awards- The Baths Hall

☆ Birdhead -Lincoln Imp

☆Lady Monsoon-Ashby Star

☆The Shard- Lord Roberts

☆Catch 23- The Malt Shovel, Ashby

☆Northern Soul & Motown- Ashby Mill Road Club

☆The Ignitors- St Bernadettes, Ashby

To see listings of all types visit

 Send us your photos over the weekend if you are attending any local event and we will put your photo in our gallery. Anon or credited


Pulling The Strings @ Indie Friday’s Manchester Band Puppet Rebellion


Indie-Friday’s have a new home, this friday see’s popular local indie folk band ChrisCooperBand  and solo artist Jay Cressey support upcoming Manchester band Puppet Rebellion. They have that catchy indie sound all indie fans love.

The gig will be priced at £3 on the door at Abacus on Scunthorpe High street this Friday.

Puppet Rebellion were formed in January 2013. The band released an EP in July 2013 called ‘Chemical Friends’ which got plenty of good reviews, there’s some nice quotes below but you should really make your own mind up as to whether or not you like it you can listen to it on SoundCloud or download it from iTunes. Continue reading Pulling The Strings @ Indie Friday’s Manchester Band Puppet Rebellion