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Poets on Payday gigs prove a punk success

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Poets on Payday plan another exciting night of live music at the Maltings Club in Page Stair Lane in Lynn next month.

The punk night is the brainchild of Steve Pitcher and Rob Bunting, who will be well known to punk fans in West Norfolk as the guitarist and singer respectively of the band Vanilla Pod.

Pod were a staple of the Norfolk music scene for 24 years having been formed in 1995 and had fans near and far.

Vanilla Pod
Vanilla Pod

Steve and Rob have been organising events at the Maltings since the King’s Lynn Workers’ Club stopped hosting live rock music.

Steve said: “Vanilla Pod stopped playing last year and we just thought we’d give it a go after we’d sold out St Nicholas’ Chapel which showed there was obviously still a good scene in King’s Lynn.

“We’ve been doing gigs over the last year as often as we can be bothered, really. The last one was in September, featuring Rebelation. The music is basically punk but we also have ska and reggae and stuff that we like generally.”


The next gig on Saturday, November 30 (a 40th birthday bash for Rob) will be headlined by Ducking Punches, supported by fellow Norwich ban Other Half.

On Saturday, February 15, there will be a concert featuring, among others, a band made up of Springwood High School pupils, Eluders, Post Pendant and Peterborough band Janus Stark. The gigs are held in the back function room of the Maltings which holds about 100 people.

Steve said: “The Maltings have been really good to us and the concerts are well attended.”

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