As it is a Bank Holiday Music Quiz day we thought why not make it double the fun and get our good friend Jim to play too!
So from 5.30 we have the usual music quiz nonsense (£2 min per person, max 6 per team, all proceeds to Swindon Mind) followed by some groovesome live Roots, Blues and Funk music from Swindon’s master of slide guitar, whisky soaked vocals and flip-flops with flares Mr Jim Blair of Hip Route fame!
Add to that all the usual Tuppenny magic and all is in place for a stonkingly good Bank Holiday.
One year ago, against our better judgement, we let the Swindon Shuffle team take over the place to put on a music quiz to raise money for their chosen charities. Our gut instincts were right sadly, it was a shambolic mess and the ‘humour’ was a tad specialised. However, you lot loved it for some reason, so it went monthly as we do like to give you want you want, even if is bad for you.
So roughly a year on, on 17th December, we present another Christmas special edition of the quiz. The lads have promised us lots of treats but sadly much more of the same tomfoolery and idiotic questions. If the guest round is not Christmas related we will eat our Christmassy elf hats..
The details haven’t changed either: Teams up to six people, entry minimum £2 per person to go to Swindon Mind. The guys will be letting us know how much they have raised this year too. registration is at 5.30pm so don’t panic, it won’t go on late, although it will be followed by the usual live request jukebox. Oh, and prizes – there will be boozy prizes.
Sunday 26th November is going to be a bit of a belter it appears. Not only will our birthday celebrations roll on unabated with some live entertainment it is also the craziness of the Old Town Christmas Lights Switch on where we will also be operating an outside bar in Wood Street!
Yes, we have tempted the legendary Swindon DJ and his outrageous collection of classic vinyl back to the Tuppenny after an excellent set a few weeks ago. His extraordinary collection of Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Hip Hop vinyl will soundtrack your Sunday afternoon just the right way and warm you up for the infamous Music Quiz. Yes, the boys are back with more off-piste banter, attempts at humour and some challenging and not so challenging music questions.
And don’t forget to come grab a beer from us on wood street too!
So, last week the chaps from The Swindon Shuffle resurrected the classic old Songs of Praise Christmas Music Quiz. We had a blast as did the teams and the guys. So much so in fact, that their quizzes may become a more regular thing so watch this space!
Winners were the boffins of Heavens Knows We’re Quizzerable Now (Pictured with beardies Ed and Paj from The Shuffle) who walked away with a mini-keg of Good Old Boy Best Bitter courtesy of our friends at West Berkshire Brewery and a bottle of Hayman’s Gin with a slab of Fever Tree tonic that we supplied. All competing teams took away a pack of craft beers courtesy of the legends at Renegade Brewery, who also provided some extras for the best team name – “The Swindon Swingers Club Christmas Party”. Huge thanks to our hosts and sponsors as well as all of the teams who competed. We managed to raise a healthy £80 for Swindon Homeless Shelter.
On Sunday 18th December we risk our reputation and hand over the place to the chaps from Swindon Shuffle and their resurrection of the back-in-the-day classic Songs of Praise annual Christmas Music Quiz. Luckily questions are not set by Rich Craven any more so are eminently answerable.
The format will be pretty much the same as the summer quiz they hosted to open up the festival – teams of no more than 6 people, and it is a minimum of £2 per person to enter – all entry money will be donated to the Swindon Homeless Shelter. Prizes will include beer from the guys at Renegade Brewery and West Berkshire Brewery.
That’s it really, so come along, drink, be merry, try to answer some music questions, and don’t forget to laugh at the idiots on the microphones!
(And for anyone who is concerned, it’s a music quiz at Christmas, not a quiz all about Christmas music – although there may be one or two rounds!)