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Wheatus @ Lincoln Imp

Crown Promotion & Management present the mighty Wheatus.
Plus tour support from the super talented MC Frontalot.

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2018 Upcoming // Top Alternative Gigs

If you’re into something a little more alternative, maybe rock, metal, emo, screamo, punk then these gigs could be right up your street. Here’s our top picks for BIG alternative gigs announced so far for 2018 in Scunthorpe.

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NEW: Northern Sky festival In Scunthorpe

The very first Northern Sky festival will take place at The Baths Hall over the weekend of the 3 & 4 September. Three stages of great live music.

Richard Hawley will headline the festival on Saturday, 3 September. He is known as one of Britain’s greatest songwriters of the past 15 years and in February completed a UK tour which included a sensational stop off at The Baths Hall. He found success in the 1990s in indie band The Longpigs before starting a successful solo career which has seen him nominated for a Mercury Music Prize twice and a Brit Awards once. Last year he released new album ‘Hollow Meadows’. Continue reading NEW: Northern Sky festival In Scunthorpe

Eva Plays Dead + Support // Lincoln Imp

This Saturday 21st November you can catch rock band Eva Plays Dead for £5 on the Lincoln Imp stage. Their newest video release has just featured on http://www.kerrang.com.

No-nonsense hard hitters Eva Plays Dead are a British rock band from Nottingham/Derby, UK. Fronted by boss-lady Tiggy Dockerty and her punk tinged vocals. ‘Eva Plays Dead’ blend big riffs, infectious melodies and raucous energy. They have been referred to as the Midland’s Joan Jett and The Black Hearts but EPD take influence from a vast range including Halestorm, Marmozets, Black Flag, Aerosmith, Queens of the Stoneage, LostAlone and Heaven’s Basement to name a few.

KERRANG! – “Monster riffs & powerful vocals.”

ROCKSOUND – “A hard edged rock ‘n’ roll effort. Returning with a greater focus on whopping riffs and melodies.”

METAL HAMMER: “Putting the backbone in blues, this feisty slab of rock’n’roll does a good Halestorm impression while ramping up the tempo with Tiggy Dee’s smash ‘n’ grab act.”

POWERPLAY MAGAZINE: “There are some ferocious riffs to be had here, served up with a hefty dose of snarling attitude from take no prisoners front woman Tiggy Dee. A punchy and gritty slice of modern rock and roll that’s well worth the time of any discerning lover of rock music.”

PUNKTASTIC: “Huge and packed with dark and venomous riffs. Frontwoman Tiggy Dockerty displays her swaggering vocals, laced with plenty of confidence and gusto.”

PLANETMOSH – “4/5. One of the hottest, hard biting rock quartets.”

THE MUSICAL OUTCAST: – “Blasted out at breakneck speed from start to finish this is another slab of hard rock which is impossible to ignore.”

Eva Plays Dead
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Sordid Lies
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Modern Day Dukes
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£5 OTD

Doors 7.00pm

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BIG GIG ALERT // Funeral For A Friend Playing Scunthorpe

4 September 2015 at 19:00–22:00

Limited amount of these tickets are back online.

Even more limited amount are still in the cafe and they’re cheaper.

Funeral for a Friend are a Welsh post-hardcore band from Bridgend who formed in 2001. Continue reading BIG GIG ALERT // Funeral For A Friend Playing Scunthorpe

August Festival // Party In The Pines 2015

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NEW MUSIC // Native Braves – Cathedral

Scunthorpe Nights were lucky enough to preview the new Native Braves track and video ahead of it’s release date (18th June 2015). I don’t usually like to review videos and songs because I believe music speaks for itself, it’s for hearing not so much describing, but I received the preview today and eventually got round to having a look at the new video “Cathedral.” Continue reading NEW MUSIC // Native Braves – Cathedral

Baths Hall // Iconic Irish star Gilbert O’Sullivan

Iconic Irish star Gilbert O’Sullivan to perform at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

He was the superstar who topped the UK and US single charts in the 70s with songs of endearing tunefulness, unabashed sentiment and existentialist musings. Today, British singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan continues to be regarded with tremendous affection and his songs remain well-loved around the world – and he will be performing at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday, 11 June.

Gilbert O’Sullivan was born Raymond Edward O’Sullivan in 1946 in Ireland. He moved to Swindon, England with his family aged 7 and after a formal education became a student at Swindon Art College, specializing in graphic design.

But he had another love – music – and after forming and joining local bands as a drummer/vocalist, he started writing his own songs, heavily influenced by The Beatles as writers and Bob Dylan as a performer. Calling himself Gilbert, with a very distinctive image, two singles released by CBS Records and one with the Major Minor label, got little attention. Undeterred, he sent a demo tape to Gordon Mills, the man behind Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck, who impressed with his song writing, became his manager. The result was his first single on the MAM label, Nothing Rhymed, became a UK Top Ten hit in 1970.

More hit singles and a debut album Himself followed. But it was 1972’s Alone Again (Naturally) that sealed his fame, topping the USA charts for six weeks and garnering three Grammy nominations. Soon after, he got his first three British number one hits with Clair, Get Down and LPBack to Front. Gilbert was named “Songwriter of the Year” at the 18th Ivor Novello Awards, embarked on an 18-city UK tour and a USA tour, performed sold-out concerts, clocked another UK Top 10 hit with Why Oh Why Oh Why and in 1974 won a third Ivor Novello award.

A few years later, Gilbert parted company, due to musical differences, with his manager, and following new representation teamed up with Gus Dudgon (Elton John, Chris Rea) as a producer for his next album. The critically acclaimed Off Centre released by CBS in 1990 produced the international hit What’s In A Kiss. Litigation with former manager and record company prevented him from releasing any new product for a number of years. However, even during this period he never stopped writing. That to him is the key to everything he does as an artiste. As Gilbert says, ‘Without the songs, there is no artist.’

1990 saw the release of the album In the Key of G, producing a minor hit So What Whilst recording his second album in the 90’s, Sounds of the Loop, which contains the now classic Peggy Lee duet Can’t think straight, he was involved in another law suit, this time against rapper Biz Markie for sampling Alone Again (Naturally) without permission. Gilbert’s win set a new benchmark for protection against copyright infringement.

The 2000s have seen Gilbert enjoying a career revival with The Berry Vest of Gilbert O’Sullivan returning him to the UK Top 20 in 2004,Gilbertville (2011) enjoying success in the UK and Japan where in 1994 he had a number 1 with the song Tomorrow, Today, and well-received performances at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival and London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2009.

His current compilation entered the UK album charts at Number 12 Gilbert O’Sullivan: The Very Best Of – A Singer & His Songs (2012) and following this ‘Ooh Wakka Doo’ became the theme song for National Lottery adverts across the UK. Cover versions of his songs continue to be released, in particular ‘Alone Again, (Naturally)’, with the latest being Neil Diamond and Diana Krall featuring Michael Buble. And now, with the completion of his latest album, recorded in Madrid with a Latin influence, ‘Latin Ala G’ is due for release early June with tour dates to coincide with this throughout the UK and Ireland.

Gilbert O’Sullivan performs at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday, 11 June. Tickets, priced £40 (booking fee may apply, see website for details), go on sale at 10am on Friday, 20 March. Call 0844 8542776 or visit http://www.bathshall.co.uk