Local talent rocks out for charity gig

THE BEST of local talent came together to rock out for a good cause and raise cash for charity.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 22nd February 2012, 10:30 am

Gainsborough lad Andrew Ingleton had an 18th birthday party with a difference - by using it as a chance to raise nearly £500 for Cancer Research UK whilst also showcasing some of the area’s best young musical talent.

StereoEpic, Skarlett Riot, We Were Infinite, Everglacier, Nicky Selwood and Avalon all took the Blues Club in Gainsborough by storm as the town’s music fans came out in force.

“The hype leading up to this event was amazing - lots of people were looking forward to the night,” said organiser Andrew.

“Opening the night was Nicky Selwood - she’s a great acoustic act who people may have previously spotted playing at Gainsborough Riverside Festival and her mix of well-known covers along side her own creative originals was perfect to get the crowd sitting up and noticing what great talent this 16-year-old girl has.”

He continued: “We Were Infinite have played a few gigs around the town before. Being one of very few metal bands within Gainsborough, their sound differentiated from all the other bands playing and the crowd responded excellently to this.”

“Headlining the night was StereoEpic. Having played both Gainsborough Riverside Festival and Fake Festival last year the band were firm favourites in the town and they didn’t disappoint. They got everyone up singing and dancing with the mix of their original and covers and they delivered the perfect end to an amazing night.”

Andrew added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out and made this night a great success for Cancer Research UK. I more than double my target of £200 and am pleasantly shocked £475 was raised, it was another great night for Gainsborough.”

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