Popular Scunthorpe Rock Open contest resumes on Friday night at Bridge Hotel
The Scunthorpe Rock Open resumes at the town's Bridge Hotel tomorrow (Friday) with two Lincoln bands up against three home-spun acts.
A trio known as Bear Makes Ninja (it's an anagram of their names) will be going for the double in the second heat of this year's contest.
Bassist and singer Ben Kutzner, guitarist and singer James Palmer, both 26, and singer Karina Lawrence, 23, won the Lincoln Battle of The Bands in April, pipping more than 50 other groups.
Karina rated their performance in the final at the city's The Red Room the best of their career to date – but fans at the Bridge Hotel tomorrow may decide different.
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The Ninjas however may find the going tough against fellow Lincoln musicians Lock Up Laura who with Aaron Hall, 25, on lead vocals, write all their material like Crashing Down and Dreaming of Insomnia.
Also not at The Bridge to make up the numbers are North Lincolnshire hopefuls Ameira and Fateful who are both taking their second successive stabs at the title.
Ameira are back in the battle with new bassist Cam Preskey, 16, in the line-up and aiming to make the final after being knocked out at the semi stage last year.
Drummer James Hughes, 20, said: "We had some technical problems last year but we've got a new bass player and loads of new material now so hopefully we'll grab the title this time."
The most unusual act in this year's battle promises to be 22-year-old Cameron Calder who puts on a one-man show under the stage name of Mr Smiley Cam.
The one-time drummer from Scunthorpe now writes many of his owns songs, most of them in a comedy vein, and sings and plays covers like Rolling In the Deep and Thousand Miles.
Admission on the door tomorrow at The Bridge is £2.50 and the DJ will be Adrian Cromack with Mike Linehan as the MC.
If your band wants to enter the Scunthorpe Rock Open, contact Nick Cole on 01724 273128 or e-mail nick.cole@ gsmg.co.uk for details.