Frankie & The Heartstrings North East indie five-piece, led by former Sunderland pub landlord Frankie Francis, who formed over a mutual love of the Housemartins and the Smiths. Think of these classic bands, combined with influences ranging from Orange Juice to Dexys Midnight Runners, Bobby Conn and Billy Childish, then add the Sunderland accents ofContinue reading “3 GIG WEEKEND // THE LINCOLN IMP”

The Lincoln Imp // Independent Venue Week 2014

Scunthorpe’s Historic Lincoln Imp is building on its recent live entertainment’s success by holding two special shows on 30th/31st Jan 2015 as part of a National Arts Council /Lottery Funded “Independent Venue Week” The Imp is further committed to live music within the town and is sending a representative to London as part of VenuesContinue reading “The Lincoln Imp // Independent Venue Week 2014”

Lincoln Imp// Get Skanking With Smiling Ivy

Sheffield’s finest – Smiling Ivy visit the Lincoln Imp for some funky skanking. Smiling Ivy are a lyrically-explosive Sheffield five-piece who play an authentic fusion of ska, dub, hip-hop and punk. Since forming in 2007, the outspoken band has clashed good-time vibes and controversial social observation – offering an upbeat, but unashamedly honest, opinion ofContinue reading “Lincoln Imp// Get Skanking With Smiling Ivy”