The Scene: Making some noise for a worthy cause

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Three bands are ready to get loud and heavy for a good cause in Stamford tonight (Friday).

The Voodoo Lounge at Mama Liz’s in North Street, Stamford, will host a lineup of local punk and metal favourites in a charity gig to raise funds for Lucy’s Hope 4 Others.

Organiser Sadie Spencer has booked Latest Gossip, Dont’ Look Down and BlackHawkDown for a second show after the success of her first last year.

The bands will all be playing for the charity, which was set up by Sadie’s best friend Terri Tissier after the death of her baby daughter Lucy.

Proceeds will go towards equipment at Leicester Royal Infirmary neonatal unit.

Latest Gossip played at last year’s event and will bring their mix of indie, rock n’ roll and prog back to the Voodoo Lounge tonight.

Singer James Caine, guitarist Kane Coulson, bassist Liam Hudson and drummer George Gardiner are based around Stamford and Oakham and take their influences from a diverse mix including Thin Lizzy, Arctic Monkeys and Pink Floyd.

Heavy rockers BlackHawkDown, pictured, will bring some new songs from their latest album to the gig.

The fivepiece, who recently recruited a new guitarist, have been busy recording the album since last year and are keen to show off their new material.

While the band have previously recorded some low-fi demos, this is the first time they have sat down to come up with a full album.

And punks Don’t Look Down will bring energy and attitude with a drop of reggae and ska.

Taking their influences from SNFU, Bad Religion and Bad Brains, noise and a good time are guaranteed.

Promoter Sadie, 24, hopes to see plenty of people go down to enjoy the night and raise funds for Lucy’s Hope 4 Others.

She said: “I have a daughter myself and couldn’t imagine what Terri went through, so I decided to do what I could.”

Doors open at 8.30pm and entry is £4.

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