Snuff in Stamford; A Celebration of the Life of Ben Ramone Thompson



Jan 20th 2024.  A Celebration of the Life of Ben Ramone Thompson with a lineup of acts that he loved xxx
With an acoustic Snuff headline (full band), Misfortune Cookie, Mark Murphy, & A Great Notion.

Ben came to many of our gigs, and we have some classic pictures and memories of him at those shows.  He also was hugely into his music (and it in vinyl form), and we know had many friends across the UK in bands who he often would chat with.

“On a recent visit to see Emma, she mentioned that Holly (Ben’s Daughter) thought it would be cool to put on a gig in Ben’s name. How can you refuse? So we have a lineup of some of Ben’s fave UK acts to be announced very soon. The idea is to have a party as this would have been 2 days before Ben’s next birthday, and celebrate with great music and fun tales of Ben.”

Doors 7.30pm,   Music ends 10.30pm, bar upstairs open till the early hours.TICKETS ON THE DOOR ONLY NOW – 10 LEFT 


SNUFF (full band intimate acoustic) – legends of the UK DIY Scene on Fat Wreck Chords – back for the 3rd? SCP gig – it is full band, but they are releasing a new ‘acoustic’ album, so are stripping back their songs to play in a more intimate way.  Mama Liz’s is pretty intimate so a great venue to experience this.
MISFORTUNE COOKIE – a band beloved of Ben, and the Scary Clown posse.
MARK MURPHY – No Marks / Crocodile God – and a good friend of Ben’s
A GREAT NOTION – Ben’s favourite local band (sorry the rest of you!)

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Misfortune Cookie + Midwich Cuckoos @ Ostrich Inn

misfortune cookie and Midwich Cuckoo gig Peterborough

We’ve got a MASSIVE FREE ENTRY GIG at our 2nd home, the Ostrich Inn (Pboro town center) – another gig in our favourite boozer…

Misfortune Cookie + Midwich Cuckoos
+ A Great Notion @ Ostrich Inn

MONDAY 11th April 2022 – pub open from noon, first band 7.30pm sharp! (it’s a school night so earlier finish!)
A pre-Manchester Punk Festival warm-up gig

You hopefully have already seen Misfortune Cookie at one of our gigs – if not they are bloody amazing (3 former members of Bear Trade, plus an amazing female vocalist).  We are so pleased to be able to bring them to the Ostrich Inn for a pre-MPF warm up gig.  Midwich Cuckoos are a band we’ve repeatedly tried to bring to one of our gigs – a high-energy punk rock band from that there London – their recent videos have been amazing!   Joining the touring bands are local legends A Great Notion – who need no introduction to our regulars, but if you’ve not seen them before, Jordy’s crew brings you some of the sweetest sing-along anthems you’ll hear.

So this gig is totally free – we’ll probably kick off about 7pm – bring money* for drink and merch – buying something from a band really does help them out! * the bar takes card and cash, but bands normally need cold-hard Sterling!

Let us know you’re coming on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/3726848310872907  and please do share the event there and tell yer mates!

Venue:  2022 CAMRA pub of the year (Peterborough); The Ostrich Inn is our favourite city center boozer – it’s a ‘local’ pub, with proper characters behind the bar.  It’s probably the worst shape for a gig ever, but the owner landlords have put in a stage area, lighting, PA and sound desk, and you know what, gigs do work there.  It’s as intimate as you’ll ever find!  We’ve had far bigger names in the pub than anyone would ever think, and had some right rowdy nights!  They do great real ales, some craft keg beers, great gins, and hot pies.  It’s not a foodie pub, but you’re in the town center with lots of other grub choices nearby.   There’s a decent-sized car park opposite the pub entrance.  Also a cracking small beer garden outback.   IT WILL BE RAMMED FULL on the night, our gigs always are.

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Murderburgers Hot For Sex at the Ostrich Inn!

murderburgers in Peterborough1st june 2019

Fraser is one of those absolute legends on the DIY Punk scene, his band THE MURDERBURGERS seem to have played every country and every venue in Europe, and so they had to add Peterborough’s Ostrich Inn to their empire. Their new album ‘What A Mess’ will be out in March/April on Asian Man Records/Brassneck Records/Umlaut Records/Waterslide Records.

DEADBEAT AT DAWN – they absolutely smashed it last time they were at the Ostrich, and after a short break to train up a new guitarist, they will be back bringing their  Skapocalyptic punk rock to rock the party.

A GREAT NOTION – full of local punk leg-ends, no gig is really ever complete with the ever cheerful Jordy and his band.

FUZZY DUNLOP – a new name but a well-known face – Le Jarv & Joe bring their dirty fens ukelele punk rock back to the Ostrich.

It’s a FREE ENTRY show again – we do treat you all well


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The Scary Clown Presents… Nosebleed Lonely Hearts Club Tour

nosebleed tour

One of our favourite bands NOSEBLEED is releasing a much anticipated album “Scratching Circles on the Dancefloor”- and we and the Ostrich Inn are hosting them on their tour!

Nosebleed have delighted punters at our shows before, but if you’ve not had the pleasure before, in their own words; “No frills, smouldering, riffy garage punk from Leeds.”



No SCP gig would be complete without a local band (apart from those which don’t) – and we’ve got the best * – A GREAT NOTION (full band**) complete the line-up! https://www.facebook.com/agreatnotionmusic/

* best at a cheap price, haha. ** full but not standard!



A good friend of us Scary Clown’s returns in his solo form, playing an acoustic set of heartfelt local songs, for local people.


So bring your 2nd best dancing shoes and join us for a night of noisy garage punk! FREE ENTRY! BEER!



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The No Marks return to Mama Lizs with Firework Display

no marks nov4th 2017

SAVE THE DATE!  4th Nov 2017, when The Scary Clown Presents…. another banger of a gig @ Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge in Stamford.


We will stop the music for 15 mins or so between the last two bands, for a FREE FIREWORK DISPLAY OUTSIDE!  Yep we are treating you!

Doors to Voodoo Lounge:  7.30pm.   First band 8pm sharp!

The No Marks https://www.facebook.com/thenomarks1/
Deadbeat at Dawn https://www.facebook.com/DeadBeatAtDawn/?ref=br_rs
Burnt Tapes https://www.facebook.com/burnt.tapes/
Incisions https://www.facebook.com/incisionsmcr/
A Great Notion (Acoustic) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=132239303468502&ref=br_rs

Keep your eye out on the FB page for more info and stuff 🙂



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Punk Rock BBQ 2017

Scary Clown April Punk BBQ
limited green tee

Buy tix auto entry prize draw: our limited green t-shirt – put your shirt size in comments when you checkout!

Scary Clowns Punk Rock BBQ and half dayer is an afternoon spent hanging out and BBQing in the awesome surroundings of Mama Lizs followed up with a relentless 7 band onslaught in the Voodoo Lounge from late afternoon till Midnight. Possibly our most fun and best attended date of last year. Will be using this event to raise a few (s)quid for Sea Shepherd too!!!


Okay final few tweaks and running order sorted all times are approx and subject to influence of alcoholism.

BBQ will Start at 2.30: Come hang and try some of Gareth finest menu yet, expect burgers, pulled jackfruit, seitan kebabs and more. Fully Vegan Menu and gluten free options too!  Plus a vegan craft beer brewed special (obviously lots of lovely drinks at the main bar too!).

BONUS:  Limited Edition T-shirt Prize draw – ALL WHO BUY ADV TIX ARE IN THE DRAW!  Street Trash/Scary Clown tee-shirt in bright punk green!   Put your t-shirt size in the comments when you checkout in case you win!  Tees to be handed out on the day.


About 4pm Jordy from A Great Notion will be serenading you whilst you chomp on your BBQ delights in an unplugged set hopefully in the sunshine!!!

5.30 Soviet Films – Sonic Hamster Butchery from PTownhttps://www.facebook.com/sovietfilms/?fref=ts
6.15 The Atoms – Its Joes birthday, its gonna get messy!https://www.facebook.com/theatomsuk/?fref=ts
7.00 Ariel Salad – Manchester New Blood on Alex Wonks Labelhttps://www.facebook.com/aerialsaladband/?fref=ts
7.45 Not Tonight and the Headaches – Sweet pop punk singalongs from Grimsby https://www.facebook.com/nottonightandtheheadaches/?fref=ts
8.35 The No Marks – Welcome return for melody driven Scouse punkers https://www.facebook.com/thenomarks1/?fref=ts
9.35 Vanilla Pod – Anything could happen!!!!! You know the score.https://www.facebook.com/vanillapodrock/?fref=ts
10.30 Faintest Idea – TNS Rudeboy/girl Street Punk back to make you shake!!!! https://www.facebook.com/Faintestidea/?fref=ts


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Punk BBQ Gig in Stamford, Seven Bands!

April half dayer with wonk

We’ve come up with a new concept; chill afternoon then gig all night.

16th April 2016.

This will be an afternoon spent hanging out at Mama Lizs with a Vegan BBQ and then a 7 band evening spectacular in The Voodoo Lounge. Gazeebos, Beers, Burgers, Clowns. Sweet. More info as it becomes available. This day will be a benefit for North Cambs Hunt Sabs, because we hate Fox Hunting Toffs.

BBQ and beer 2.30-5.30pm. 

8 Bands and beer 5.30 – Midnight (bar open late)

* The BBQ will be vegan, but Mama Liz’s caters for meat eaters if you prefer plus there’s decent take away chinese opposite venue, and very good chip shop 10 minutes walk away.

UPDATE: Friends of Scary Clown, the fantastic WONK UNIT, have been added to the line-up.  


Line-up is COMPLETE!  7 Banging  Bands,  13 Tix will be on the door @ £12.  SOLD OUT ONLINE.

  • Vanilla Pod
  • Black Volvo
  • Pizza Tramp
  • Meansteed
  • The Siknotes
  • A Great Notion


The Great Bunch of Lads, the might Wonk Unit…

Dutch mentalists Black Volvo!

Welsh Skatepunk Pizzatramp!

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