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Fans.. families.. friends.. singles.. everyone welcome.
Bottle's of something & chocs' raffle..
Lanky Shop - Fab Surprises..
LANCASHIRE'S No 1 HOTSPOT
The Standish Unity Club Live Lounge
5 Mins M6 Junction 27
15 Mins M62 Junction 6
and having a shed-full of fun
while we're doing it!
10:15 - 11:00
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2018
8' till 11:00pm
STILL only £1 on the door for ALL...
RUNNING ORDER as listed below..
FOUR LIVE BANDS FOR A QUID!
*Lankykats are famous for providing 'four live bands for a quid...' and we will always resist increasing our door admission charge of a £1. People often say we are 'too cheap' and a night out at Lankykats is worth a lot more that! We say... "we are happy with the way things are and we don't want to change anything." However, if people feel that they would like to tip-up more than £1 on the door (as some people already do) then you are more than welcome to do so. Then again you can always buy more raffle tickets or put your loose change in the charity bucket at the end of the night. As you know, nobody gets paid at Lankykats where everyone is a willing volunteer and this income funds our state-of-the-art sound equipment and our six delegated charities. Either way we will continue to supply you with a happy smiling face at the end of each and every night you spend with us... Rock 'n roll forever...
PLEASE-PLEASE HELP ME!
No open glasses on stage
Capped bottles are fine.
Taking your glasses from the
dressing room back to the bar
helps our bar-staff Ta!
Turning your amps up on stage means the sound engineer has to turn you OFF on the desk in order to balance
the sound system.
LANKYKATS Bands please feel free to get in touch to play at our other rock 'n roll family north-west members..
*LankyMuso's see below..
PEACE AND LOVE
8:45 - 9:30
NICKO McBRAIN - DAVE CAVEY & LOVE
8:00pm - 8:45
GUITAR AND LOVE
CAVERN AND LOVE
9:30 - 10:15
NICKO McBRAIN of Iron Maiden meets the famous drumming ledgend Bill Hart!!!
Thursday 6 September 2018
Lankykats - 7 years old...
We take pride in all that we do and what other people do for Lankykats and have done for Lankykats during this time. Getting back to where it all began is how this year, we are celebrating this milestone achievement by publishing our opriginal Mission Statement.
BY MUSICIANS - FOR MUSICIANS
Lankykats was conceived as venue for musicians to meet, get together and play.When this began seven years ago on 30 September 2011 we started with a scratched together back-line of amplification, drums and sound system, mostly donated gear.
Over the years we have strived to upgrade this equipment by selling old stock and replacing with better gear. This is a continuous ‘work in progress’ where visiting bands can enjoy playing on the stage with its state-of-the-art equipment.
The £1 admission charge for all attendee’s, a prize raffle and any other funds is, first and foremost, used in this capacity.After this any surplus amount is donated to our charities each year. £25,000 is the total so far.
All Lankykats volunteers, front and back room, and the bands, donate their time and talents for free. No one receives any payment in cash or kind. We shall continue to request a £1 admission fee (or more if you feel like tipping up) and will continue to operate Lankykats in this successful manner.
Bill Hart - Chair - September 2018
LANKY BEAT - LANKYKATS - HOSPITAL RADIO WRIGHTINGTON
In 2010, whilst building the historic Lancastrian archive rock 'n roll website called Lanky Beat, I could never have imagined what was going to happen next. As it turned out it was to be a set of delightful consequences. From uploading my own 60's band pics, I was soon to be deluged with other like minded musicians sending me their coveted contributions to the amazing 50s, 60s and 70's rock music era, and the parts that they themselves played in it.
In constructing the website, I wanted to fill the huge gap in the history of rock music in the north west of England and in particular - Lancashire. Manchester and Liverpool were of course well documented and underpinned by the unique phenomenon and legacy left behind by world famous bands like The Beatles and The Hollies. However, I wanted to put forward the notion that 'we too' played our small but collective part in these proceedings. In short, I set out to put Lancashire on the world's rock 'n roll map, hence my Lanky Beat archive with well over 300 bands now uploaded, with Lanky Beat being the parody title of the existing household and world renowned name - Mersey Beat.
It didn't take long thereafter, before another idea kicked in. Such was the massive interest in the nostalgia of Lanky Beat’s popularity, suppressed and dormant musical feelings were being stirred. Old guitars where being carefully dusted down and drum kits began to be finely re-tuned. These guys needed to play their live music again. Lankykats was formed in September 2011 as a rock 'n roll charity collective. Located in the heart of Lancashire with good transport links and based in a venue of agreeable ambience; the Standish Unity Club was ideal. The first meeting was held with an attendance of 22 volunteers, most of whom were musicians. We were off...
Twists and turns were aplenty. We put together two shows a month enabling musicians to play a 30-40 minute set, and then relax and watch the others do their bit by being organised by a Lankykats steering group of volunteers. Soon the word was out and we were being contacted by existing, reformed and never-went-away bands - all eager to play, leave their own heavy gear at home and bring along just guitars and drumsticks. We charged (and still do) £1 for all, on-the-door admissions - which included the musicians.
We began building a sound system with quality back-line amplifiers and a professional drum kit with door admission and raffle ticket sales, but progress was slow, however our popularity was growing fast. Chance and fate are a funny things. Lanky Beat and Lankykats websites together with Facebook were making new friends all the time; enter Diane Herring, Chair of Hospital Radio Wrightington. Making contact and attending her first Lankykats show night, she knew - as a vastly experienced sound engineer of some 30 years and BBC Radio Lancashire producer - that Lankykats had problems with their sound system. If Lankykats were going to attract musicians to give of their services free for charitable causes, they would have to play through a top quality state-of-the-art sound system - controlled by a quality sound engineer. This matter to service the stage as a priorty and any surplus funds going to our charities was voted on and resolved.. She was in...
Diane began her work with Lankykats which continues successfully to this very day. The proof of which is easily evidenced by celebrating nearly 200 shows over the last seven years, with over £25,000 being raised for local charities. Not content with these wonderful achievements, Lankykats and Hospital Radio Wrightington's professional relationship was also flourishing and joint projects were developing. The Lanky Beat Show was born, hosted by myself with Diane Herring producing a suitable product for broadcasts on Youtube, and our related websites. In addition, live outside broadcasts are planned for Lankykats shows and a pilot show has already been undertaken, done and dusted. Hospital Radio Wrightington are also charity recipients of Lankykats; as one of their named charities.
Of course, it requires passion, dedication and shear hard graft to put together a successful volunteer organisation and keep them going. Both WHR and Lankykats with their amazing volunteer members continue to grow stronger by working closely together. Both have emerged simultaneously from very recent, resembling and similar circumstances where Lankykats didn't exist at all and WHR almost went out of existence. Look at both organisations now. Collaboration, cooperation and collusion. Each thriving in its own right and becoming stronger by working together. Without me seemingly getting carried away... It's just like a musical marriage made in rock 'n roll heaven!
Bill Hart: July 2018