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Local Bands in Scarborough, North Yorkshire*

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  • Another Manhattan are brilliant and can be seen at various venues around town including Indigo Alley, Tap & Spile, Merchant and the Commercial.
  • Great singer/performer David Nicholson - performs around the town but try the Glass House for a great night of entertainment.
  • Seaside Danny Wilde. Sings in Scarborough, but even The Ramshill has seen his decline in popularity of late. He`s upset his Wildettes, and has been advised by his new `companion` to perform more contemporary hits. As you can imagine this has gone down like a lead balloon with his regulars. His fans tend to be 30 + , and the rest , and they want to hear rock and roll and not the music choices of an ignorant Lolita. On the plus side, there are lots of great bands in Scarborough, all playing for free in local pubs. Try Snatch, Running on Empty. Or local solo artists, Sammy Lee, Patrick Dean - all good.
  • Scarborough`s Seaside Danny Wilde - disillusioned fans have set up an alternative website! Have you seen him lately in Scarborough No Wildettes, no fun no atmosphere anymore. It`s crime to see this old rocker letting himself be manipulated this way. Bring back the Wildettes !! Or better still, vote with your feet and stay away from his gigs. Theres pleanty more singers in Scarborough.
  • St James's Gate, one of the best covers around, everything from Chuck Berry to Kings of Leon, see them at the Merchant.
  • local scarborough band EXCEPT FOR ACCESS really rock they also play there own music, local pubs, indigo alley,the tap and spile,the ship,castle tavern, the albion, captains house,red lion cloughton ,available to you all, thanks for the listing good luck the last gig i went to a taxi driver called´╗┐ in at the pub to pick up a fare he forgot about the fare and stayed for the rest of the gig the whole place rocked get them on youtube for some old covers etc all the best from freddy in sunny scarborough, want to know more
  • Swagger, a lot of nineties rock music.
  • The Pulse. Newcastle Packet once per month. Play at least 40 live covers of just about everything. 5 musicians (old boys) with sound engineer and lighting rig. Cracking atmosphere.
  • Anyone remember DJ Tripp ?? - play'd all the Galactica raves & lots of local clubs in early 90's. patrick Dean, Danny Wilde
  • Sea Side Danny Wilde
  • the good old days of when the metal scene in scarborough was good with such bands as (faKe),dripfeed,element,act of violence,moon chicken,magic tree,neutrino,our own,homage,active minds,sorrow....these were the days when scarborough had something fun going on...such great musicians as well i wonder where they are now?any one know?
  • Banalmaralma: the band that followed Alma Fudd, and spent two years playing the regular spot at the Ramshill, famous for 12 hour charity playathons.
  • adrien
  • the occasion are pretty ace, very innotive!!
  • a lot of students in scarb playing 'metal' or 'britpop' thatdont know what there talking about, you have to put up with them playing in vivas for 2-3 years (then they split up and leave univeristy and never play in thoose bands ever again). Aside that scarb doesnt have much music scene
  • Murrays do Band groups of tributes with Competitions called Battle of the Bands.
  • Scarborough used to have a pocket of punk / hardcore which did well for a while, Satanic Malfunctions, Active Minds etc, do both these still exist?
  • what's happened to hamps tramps - or are they just for old fuckers?
  • I LOVED A BAND CALLED UPHEAVAL ( cos i was in it )
  • alma fudd rocking the ramshill - circus in reverse jamming to a heady indie beat - king louis ( whatever happened to mark richardson ) - the best unsigned band in england UBS ( utterley bastard sexy ) - with guest vocals from the crowman - scarborough rocks - simpo and the enemy busking outside woolworths at christmas
  • circus in reverse are due for their breakthrough single making the charts mike dixons pop beat indie class act are most famous for their cult clasic mr perfect less well known postman pat rendition from b side single due for a new 25 date scarborough tour in june / july 06
  • radio theatre are great!!!!
  • mark richardson from feeder used to get leathered ona regular basis with us at bacchus toby jepson - little angels - the smallest dick in the world
  • Only one man you need to know..... DECOY remember the name
  • Check out Local Band Trilogy, they totally rock, what ever you want ,they'll play the socks off it!better than the original

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