Happy Mondays, Bluetones, Inspiral Carpets and Shed Seven members unite for milestone virtual quiz

Members of some of the biggest indie bands of the 90s have taken part in a milestone virtual quiz, hosted by SpeedQuizzing co-founder (and Shed Seven drummer) Alan Leach, which you can watch  here.

Happy Mondays legend Bez, radio presenter, DJ and Inspiral Carpets keyboardist Clint Boon, Shed Seven frontman Rick Witter and singer-songwriter Mark Morriss from the Bluetones, all took part in what was the 500th virtual quiz Alan has hosted since the start of the first lockdown.

The quiz gave fans from across the UK the opportunity to take on the Britpop stars, with almost 100 teams taking part.

Alan’s regular music-themed virtual quizzes have featured a host of well-known singers and musicians over the last 16 months, including Rowetta from the Happy Mondays, guitarist Dave Rotheray from the Beautiful South and Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey.

With more and more people returning to pubs, Alan is moving his main focus back towards hosting in-venue quizzes using our industry-leading software – though he’ll still continue to run three virtual quizzes every month, including a music-themed contest.

Alan said:

“At the start of the first lockdown I didn’t know what ZOOM was, but we got lucky early on and realised how well our SpeedQuizzing Live app worked alongside it.

“Although at times it has felt like a full-time job with all the preparation, it’s been really enjoyable bringing people together for some much-needed fun and human interaction. I think I’d have gone insane some days if I didn’t know I was going to get to have a laugh with all those people come the evening.

“It’s been an added bonus to have some of my music pals get involved along the way and this last
quiz was a great way to end it, with both Bez and Clint on brilliant form, alongside regular team captains Rick and Mark who have been fantastic throughout.

“I still plan on running three virtual quizzes every month, which people can access through my Patreon page, but for now I’m looking forward to taking quizzing back to its true home, the pub!”

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