The Scary Clown Presents Janus Stark and friends

Janus Stark gig

The Scary Clown Presents…

Janus Stark Gig

Sat 17th Sept @ Mama Lizs Voodoo Lounge

Pboro’s most famous guitar legend Gizz Butt’s band Janus Stark are back with a new LP and ready to Shred Mama Lizs Voodoo Lounge.

Support from the rather Excellent Midwich Cuckoos (3 guitar rock-n-roll punk) from London (their show at the Ostrich was amazing), Top Left Club with their dirty synth punk from Brighton (topleftclub.bandcamp.com),  and Peterborough’s very own All Fall Down.


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CANCELLED: Janus Stark Album Release Show

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Unfortunately due to the current virus situation we’ve taken the very hard decision to cancel this gig.  Not something we do lightly!  But for everyone’s health sake it’s the only responsible thing we could do.  There will be more gigs, and it’s not worth the risk.   We will start refunding tickets very soon.  Thanks for your understanding  

Yep Gizz Butt’s local punk rockers “JANUS STARK” come back to Mama Liz’s, and this time they are bringing their new album with them!    Janus Stark appeared in the 1990s, signing to Earache, touring, and making a name for themselves very quickly!  Unfortunately, they spilt up way too soon.   In 2018 the legendary local axeman Gizz decided to reform Janus Stark and asked Richard Gombault of 90’s Pop Punk trio Midget to join along with long-standing close friends Fozzy Dixon and Simon Martin. The reunion gig was the Hamburg Punk festival Booze Cruise.  Their first gig in the UK was put on by us Scary Clown’s at the Ostrich Inn, and now in 2020 the journey continues…


BURNOUT:  These lads from Taunton blew a lot of us away at this year’s Wonkfest – and we’d had quite a few of you asking for us to bring them up our way – and how could we refuse?  Raw, full of energy, a singing drummer – what’s not to like?  https://www.facebook.com/burnout.thirteen/

SPRING PARK: Their second gig with us – their first was supporting Janus Stark at Mama Liz’s, so we thought we’d reunite the bands, as they have become firm friends.  Spring Park’s sound has a fist full of punk fury you’re likely to hear from the 77 sound of bands like The UK Subs and The Damned from the good old days, but delivered with the modern pop punk hooks you’d find amongst the likes of NOFX, Green Day and Mest.   https://www.facebook.com/springparkuk/

Fyzz Wallis Band:    A local band who are really making a mark on the scene, not only playing but also putting on gigs and events in Peterborough and Stamford.   We’re not sure how they’ve not played for us before, but we’ve remedied that now.  Branded ‘The Punk Poetess of Peterborough’ by local DJ Doc Mason, after the 1st of many live radio sessions, Fyzz is now joined by Zoe Spencer (bass) and Chris Ballard (drums) who have together molded their ‘femme grunge post-punk’ sound.

Bung 3rd April in your diary and make sure you get tickets as it’s going to draw a big crowd!



NOTE:  This a rare Friday gig!

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Janus Stark + Ana (Germany) + Laserchrist + Spring Park smash up Mama Lizs

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Yep that’s right, on their way to world domination, JANUS STARK play their 2nd Scary Clown Presents.. gig, this time bringing their punk tunes to Mama Liz’s in Stamford. https://www.facebook.com/JanusStarkBand/  Former 90’s pop-punk band Midget’s lead singer and guitarist Richard Gombault joins former Prodigy and English Dogs guitarist Gizz Butt in his reformed band Janus Stark – who signed to Earache back in the 90’s.  They are an experimental punk rock band from Peterborough, England. Their album, Great Adventure Cigar, was highly rated by Foo Fighters and Die Toten Hosen (Vom Richie asked the band to support for the Die Toten Hosen Live tour 2000 and Campino would introduce and praise the band before each performance) and are a fusion of Punk rock, hard rock, heavy metal and alternative with influences from Helmet to The Ruts to The Beatles to The Clash. Their song “Every Little Thing Counts” was featured on the soundtracks to the 1998 films Disturbing Behavior and Varsity Blues.

ANA – Their friends from Germany, ANA join the party – possibly our first German band?  Very highly rated by Gizz himself; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvxDkkXqSc4

LASERCHRIST – dead chuffed to be able to welcome back these chaps, recommended by Alex Wonk for good reason, they blew us away with their tight set last time they played for us.

SPRING PARK – From the smog-filled factory streets of Northampton come SPRING PARK, paying homage to their punk rock roots and influences of the likes of the Ramones and The Clash.

DOORS 7.45pm, FIRST BAND 8.10pm


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Janus Stark and Friends at the Ostrich Inn

Janus Stark reformed first UK gig

Peterborough punk legend Gizz Butt Gets the Band Back Together – Janus Stark first UK gig in many years!

Yep you’ve read right, Peterborough’s own guitar god has reformed his late 90’s punk band Janus Stark, and they will start their comeback with us at the Ostrich Inn. Come along to this free entry gig and be part of a little bit of local history.  Note the early start!  First band playing 7.30pm sharp.


JANUS STARK – back in action after a hiatus and playing their first hometown gig in umpteen years!

THE ATOMS – Fresh the golden beaches of the east midlands the finest surf threesome in all of Derby

PUNCH DRUNK – Punk/Pop/Grunge/Emo/Rock from Nottingham

PETROL BOYS – P Town Three piece punk/hip-hop/reggae band


The Ostrich Inn is a fantastic small venue – while it’s not your idea gig venue, it makes up for its size and shape with an amazing buzzing atmosphere.  The landlord Simon is growing the pub at the heart of a bit of an artistic revolution in Peterborough – hosting artists work, art battle nights, vegan popup food, and plenty of original music gigs, including working with us to bring the DIY Punk scene to the heart of Peterborough town, putting on free entry gigs to help bring new people to the scene.

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