King’s Lynn band to go live with peak performance

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Fans of a Lynn band will be able to watch them play a gig at the summit of England’s highest peak this weekend, without even having to leave home.

That’s because Jimmy Rockit have teamed up with a West Norfolk technology company who will help them to broadcast the performance from the top of Scafell Pike in the Lake District online this coming Saturday, June 28.

As previously reported, the band, which is made up of brothers, Zach Stanford, 22, Harrison Stanford, 19, and Frazer Stanford, 15, and their cousin Bradley Carr, 20, are raising funds for their drummer, Frazer, to go to Tanzania next summer to undertake voluntary work.

The challenge will also see them play a concert at England’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, near Richmond in North Yorkshire, on the same day as the Scafell Pike gig.

The band, who are all keen hillwalkers, plan to camp in the area on Friday, before being helped to carry their equipment up the 3,200 foot peak by a team of relatives and friends.

Frazer said: “We are just hoping the weather will be on our side.

“If it isn’t we will be playing the four highest pubs in England, all on the same day.”

As well as the Tan Hill, they would play at the Travellers Rest in Bradwell, Derbyshire, the Cat and Fiddle near Macclesfield and the Kirkstone Pass Inn in Ambleside.

To stream the performance, the band will be using a wireless broadband extender, known as a Wi-Be, which has been supplied by the Heacham-based firm, Rural Broadband.

Managing director Richard Dix said: “The Wi-Be uses multi-beam antenna technology to extend the range of the 3G mobile network so should give the band internet access on the summit.”

Frazer added: “I would like to thank Richard and all of our sponsors for getting involved and am looking forward to playing the gigs.

“They will really be something unique and very different to anything we have done before.”