24 gigs challenge a huge success in King’s Lynn

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Battle of the Bands winners Addison’s Uncle have raised around £2,000 for charity after taking on the mammoth challenge on playing 24 gigs in 24 hours across Lynn over the weekend.

Organised by Triston Finnis of Twisted Melon Promotions to raise funds for KLFM’s Cash In The Community, and collecting for the KLFM Toy Appeal, the event ran over Friday and Saturday.

Triston said: “We did it! It has to be one of the most interesting things I’ve ever organised. In the space of 24 hours I felt euphoric, sad, happy, drained, energetic. At times, I thought we couldn’t go on yet 30 minutes later I felt we could go on for another 24.

“I’m truly amazed at how professional and brilliant the band were right till the end. Philip, Aaren, Georgia, Joe and James put as much energy into gigs 22, 23 and 24 as they did in gig one and two, and I know they have come away with hundreds of new fans.”

He added: “I think the highlight for me was the Hardwick Sainsbury’s gig. With all the hustle and bustle of a Christmas Saturday afternoon at a supermarket, the band still managed to stop everyone in their tracks and forget the commercial rat race for a few minutes. Children and adults alike tapping their feet, clapping and dancing in a supermarket is quite a sight.”

The group were joined by photographers Kevin Elfleet, Josh Yates and Ian Ward on their journey, who captured every minute of the event, including the band becoming the first to play at Lynn’s Police Station.

Triston said: “We managed to collect hundreds of toys for the KLFM Christmas toy appeal, mainly thanks to The Downham Market Club, and although we don’t yet have final figures it looks as if we’ve managed to raise in the region of £2000 For KLFM’s Cash In The Community.

“Will we be doing it again? Watch this space for something even bigger!”