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Important//We need Your Input #Scunthorpe

Hello Everyone,

We have been running a survey for a little while but it tends to get lost after a bit. We have added 2 or 3 new questions. If you could please take the time to fill it out it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

We know surveys can be boring but this is to help Scunthorpe Nights improve or put forward your views.

So far we have received some great feedback on and off the survey and now more than ever we are happy to say people are sharing and commenting us more often, which is great! We like public interaction as without it Scunthorpe Nights media and page would be pretty pointless.

Thank you in advance, we really do appreciate your time. The survey is below via poll daddy.

Please share the survey if possible.

Just to give you an idea of what people have already put, we will give you some answer quotes: (Just so you know we aren’t making these answers up to sound good we will post a detailed report of them once a results quota has been met)

Is there a Local event/gig you have attended due to seeing it via Scunthorpe Nights? (This question helps us see what type of events your attending & want to see)

“Lot’s – it’s a fantastic resource for finding stuff on in the local area, it’s the most comprehensive place online for local events of all description”

“Café Indiependent”

“Yes. The Carnaby’s at The Lincoln Imp”

“Yeh quite a few actually try to keep an eye out for everything you post.”

“Twisted Wheel at the Light”

“Skarlett Riot at the Lincoln Imp”

“The Priory”

How Could We Improve & What Would You Like To See More Of?

“Carry on what you’re doing”

“People sharing your stuff more”

“More live music”

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Public Message// To Our Following

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As the main admin and creator have decided to purchase the domain name of http://www.scunthorpenights.co.uk for 2 years. Then after that WordPress fees to redirect our site were kindly paid for by our new web sponsor (Who often does us some reviews) Casper’s Computers  for one year.

We have been receiving more and more interest and web traffic and with that we feel it was time to .co.uk.

By now you should know we are not for profit  and while we can it will continue to remain this way.

This is our hobby and we do not get paid in monies so please appreciate, we are personally self funding this to promote and support our local area and scenes. We enjoy what we do but occasionally we can make spelling mistakes and use incorrect grammar and punctuation. A lot of the time we are quite busy with full time and work and other side projects and obviously our own lives but when we are asked to do something politely for an event or review we will try to do it as quick as we can.

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We try not to take ourselves to seriously and remain a friendly rather than just informative. So send us a comment once in a while and interact with us. We like to know what you think and what you want to see.

In a few more months we are nearing 2 years of Scunthorpe Nights running.

Thanks to those page liker’s, Twitter & Blog followers and everyone who has ever shared us or something by us. Also all the fantastic organisations, venues, bands and promoters who have invited us to review or attend events/shows, it’s been great and I for one have seen a great variety of talent and passion being put into the local scene for Music, Theatre, The Arts and Charity etc.

Please keep sharing our page http://www.facebook.com/wearescunnynights or inviting your friends list. 

We would also like to thank our news partners The Scunthorpe Independent for being behind us and kick starting our reviewing, they are a fantastic platform of non profit news and media.

Help us out and promote with us: 

If you are a venue, promoter, band or artist CLICK HERE or email us about how we can help you with pre promo and reviews.

If you are a general member of the public CLICK HERE. Like our Facebook, share some statuses and articles now and then and keep us going. Because without your views we are a bit pointless after all. 🙂

If you have seen or aim to see something locally that you think deserves a review you can guest review, so get in touch via Facebook or Email scunnynights@gmail.com.

Kind Regards

Your Scunthorpe Nights Main Admin

(LGM)


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Skarlett Riot – Hometown Gig Review

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On Friday 23rd May Scunthorpe Nights went over to The Lincoln Imp to watch a local Rock Band come good, returned home, ready to rock. The one and only Skarlett Riot.

So this story starts with thunder.

Headed out of the house in the sunshine, video camera and tripod slung over my shoulder ready for our interview later on. I’d gone maybe 20 metres when the first spits and spots of rain came down another 10 meters and the sky dropped, hail and fury. So I was under a tree in a t-shirt trying to cover the camera up thinking you’re not supposed to stand under trees when there’s lightning but I cant go out there! Trying and failing to text “Save me!” onto a wet touch-screen. Thankfully I got rescued before I got washed away, and thoroughly soaked we made it to The Imp.

10415647_10152478106834587_366861809451841417_nNot been to The Lincoln Imp for a gig for a long, long time. Its a small intimate room, but there’s something right about sweat and darkness and close-pressed crowds for a rock gig. We headed on down to the cellar for the interview, where the generator was chugging away, and we set up amongst the taped-up gym gear and the tattered wrestling ring. And there were the band, all in black and ink. Skarlett, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen herself (the Lead Singer and Guitarist), Danny Oglesby ( the Lead Guitarist), Luke Oglesby (the Drummer) and Martin Shepherd (the Bassist). It’s not very rock and roll  I suppose but the first impression I got was ‘they really look after their hair’. They must have Timotei for blood. (it took 3 hours of Metallica, AC/DC and Pantera to purge this un-rock thought from my mind haha). They were all genuinely nice folks, happy to give up their time, we sat down asked a few questions, there was a little bit of banter, and you can hear what they had to say on the interview video below.  A big thanks to the band for letting us in for a few words it was an honour and a pleasure.SAM_0768

Interview over and back upstairs for some music. We picked our spot at stage left. They kicked off with Riot and it was plain they were well up for this. Straight away Danny was leaping all over the place, head banging, with Skarlett dancing back and forth, melting the mic with her stunning vocals, Martin adding a crushing rhythm with his awesome white bass guitar and Luke smacking at the drums as if they’d just admitted to loving Avril Lavigne. Throughout the whole performance they were stirring the crowd, cajoling them, ordering them to rock out, never letting up, never lowering the intense level of sound. Something like a storm building.

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At this point, as always happens the tallest human in Scunny came and stood in front of me, you know wearing a hat just to give himself a couple more inches. So we had to climb onto the bar to see the show. And the show is loud. As it should be, the small room creating a cauldron, but its not just noise, you could hear the melody and the words, you have to be good for that to happen, I was so impressed at how tight and talented this band were. As you know Scunthorpe Nights is here to primarily promote our local artists and so we could be accused of being nice about everyone, we’re not, we’re honest and I would absolutely defy you to go see Skarlett Riot live and disagree with me. They tore through Tear Me Down and then Villain. A mosh pit started, a little tornado in the centre of the crowd and Danny was off stage and in there, guitar and all. The crowd loved it. Luke’s flipping his drumsticks in the air between beats, Martin’s jaunting around the stage entertaining, properly enjoying himself, and Skarlett’s just there, holding them all in awe as she belts out the words.

I told a friend of mine “I like Villain” and he said, “Yeah but you should hear Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen” and I meant to listen but I never got round to it. Glad I forgot really because hearing it for the first time as live was amazing. Hard, gritty, head-banging stuff. It was their last song, and it took it up a notch, and took me back to that place when I loved rock and metal more than anything. It was like having the sky dropped on you, in hail and fury. And so it seems this story ends with a bit of thunder as well.

Top night, top band, nice people, nice hair, and hard rock. Thank you very much for coming home Skarlett Riot.
Thoroughly enjoyed getting caught in the storm.

Scunthorpe Nights admin wanted to add a little something to the review in saying:

It made a change to see a band that wasn’t indie, there are a lot of talented indie bands in the area but it’s nice to see one of the more alternative rising stars of Scunthorpe. It’s a whole different ball game at a close up personal rock gig, yes you can smell the sweat in room and feel the body heat clam on your skin from the surrounding audience but hey, who cares.

I have liked Skarlett Riot ever since I discovered them online, I knew they were from Scunthorpe but in this time they have never played their hometown to my knowledge. Which is understandable as they do gig in a lot of big venues and in many different cities and at festivals and are moving up the popularity scale from hometown to UK domination. I will definitely be making the effort to travel to go see them live again and wait in anticipation for them to return for another hometime gig as there was something quite special about it being a hometown gig for the band. I’m just hoping I don’t have to wait another 2 years for that.

The band as Nick said were all really lovely and welcoming and more than happy to help us out with our first self filmed and self edited video interview even without having fancy equipment.  Great night and great live stage presence and impressed that having listened to them online recorded that they were still amazing when belting it out live. Also have to say well done to the Lincoln Imp for lighting and top sound as always.

Scunthorpe Nights Interview With Skarlett Riot

 

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They are touring later this year and they have an Album out – Tear Me Down available on Amazon and ITunes etc. You can find them on Facebook Skarlett Riot Facebook. They are on Twitter @Skarlett Riot, #TearMeDown. Please please check them out.

Progress Update: LGBTS Community Campaign

Scunthorpe Independent News

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So far WE ARE 66%  WE NEED 100%. A couple of weeks ago a campaign was set up to support Scunthorpe’s LGBT Community. We wanted to let you know the progress that has come in these 2 weeks of setting up a Petition, Facebook, Website & Twitter.

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#100happydays Can You Complete The Challenge?

Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?

We live in times when busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it.

71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason.These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you?
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