The Scary Clown Presents is DIY punk rock collective, bringing the best bands around to venues in and around Peterborough and Stamford. The main core is a small and imperfect team of friends; Matty, Krispy and Jonny – but we are helped by many good friends in the local scene.
With a DIY ethic at its core, passion over fashion, unity, non-profit shows. Door money pays for venues and bands. Party!
We put on 10 or so gigs a year, usually at the fantastic Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge venue in Stamford, although we are Peterborough lads really!. We have started putting smaller / acoustic shows on with the Ostrich Inn, a fantastic small ‘local’ pub in the centre of Pboro town. If you’re a band looking to join one of our nights, the best way is to get in touch via our Facebook page here, let us know who you are, with links to music stream / video / your Facebook page etc so if we’ve not heard your stuff before we can get an idea. We are non-profit, but always at least cover band costs – we always pay guarenteed agreed amount and it’s not based on door share/selling a number of tickets – we’re not monsters 😉 More about us and our stuff here.
We’ve been putting on DIY Punk shows for a number of years now, and seem to be upping our game, adding 5-6 free entry shows at the Ostrich Inn to our usual 6 or so at Mama Liz’s in Stamford. While we always try and use at least one local band, we focus on getting the best of the scene from across the UK, and also further afield. The list of bands we’ve put on is constantly growing, but includes Wonk Unit (many times), Pizza Tramp, Roughneck Riot, Human Project, The Raging Nathans, Vanilla Pod, Wolfbeast Destroyer, Beverley Kills, The Atoms, The Tokyo Rankers, Nosebleed, A Great Notion, Soviet Films , Calva Louise, Matildas Scoundrels, Snakerattlers, Meansteed, Perkie, Lilith Ai, Crocodile God, The Traits, Airstream futures, The No Marks, Deadbeat at Dawn, Ducking Punches, Burnt Tapes, Greg Rekus, Tim Holehouse, Bear Trade, The Siknotes, Darko, No Contest, Great Cynics, Southport, River Jumpers, The Opostates, The Deadites and tons and tons more – see our gig fliers and posters here.
The Scary Clown Presents are all about putting on a great show – a party which is safe for everyone. Our shows get a lot of regulars, who are our friends (old and new), and we always make bands welcome in our slightly un-organised way.