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SpeedQuizzing ‘In The News’ – Well-known faces from the UK Indie scene battle it out in charity SpeedQuizzing Live event

A host of well-known singers and musicians from the UK’s indie music scene have gone head-to-head in a virtual SpeedQuizzing Live event aimed at raising money for good causes, you can watch how it all went down here.

Amongst the well-known faces who took part were: Shed Seven frontman Rick Witter; singer-songwriter Mark Morriss, best known for fronting indie legends The Bluetones; radio presenter, DJ and keyboardist for the Inspiral Carpets, Clint Boon; and Dubstar lead vocalist Sarah Blackwood.

Other competitors included: Happy Monday’s singer Rowetta; Richard Colburn, drummer for the acclaimed Scottish group Belle and Sebastian; and singer-songwriter Chris Helme, who fronted The Seahorses.

Shed Seven drummer Alan Leach, who co-founded SpeedQuizzing with his brother John, hosted the quiz.

The quiz follows the usual SpeedQuizzing format, with players given just ten seconds to answer each of the music-themed questions over a number of fast-paced rounds, with the quickest person to answer correctly gaining bonus points.

Each player was competing to win the £300 prize money, which is being donated to the winner’s chosen charity.

Commenting on the event, SpeedQuizzing’s Alan Leach said: “During the lockdown I am hosting daily free public quizzes twice a day, one for families to play and also a dedicated music quiz, but I thought it would be nice for music fans to see some familiar faces going head-to-head. I contacted a few mates ‘in the biz’, some of whom have played SpeedQuizzing before, and they were all happy to get involved.

“What followed was a brilliant, good-humoured contest, which features plenty of twists and turns, as well as a fair bit of shouting and swearing.

“As well as giving everyone an opportunity to catch up and have a bit of a laugh, it was done with good causes in mind and we hope that it brings some much-needed relief, entertainment and laughter to those people who do decide to tune in and test themselves at home.”

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