Tuesday 26 March 2024

Portland Arms Strawberry Fair Portland Ballroom fundraiser

We're not playing at Strawberry Fair itself this year (had a great time opening the Portland Ballroom Stage last year tho); but we ARE thrilled to be playing this fundraiser on 28 April, alongside Thy Last Drop, For The Hornets and Shifty Statues!

It's an early start (4.30pm). Gonna be a blast!

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Next gig: Eddie & The Hot Rods, Department S!

Don't forget, On 27 December we'll be supporting not only punk/new wave legends Department S, but also pub rock/proto punk legends Eddie and the Hot Rods, at Cambridge Junction.

We have a small allocation of cheap tickets too, so message us via Facebook if you want to get direct from us...

What better way to round off your Christmas fun, eh?

Tuesday 24 October 2023

'MonsterTime' by The Scissors (uk) video!

Monster Time on Bandcamp

 Our new single will be buy-able from 26 October on Bandcamp!

Monday 23 October 2023

It's Monster Time! New single out 27 October

It's been a while since we've released new music... but here it is! Our new single, out this week, 'Monster Time'! A heady glam/punk-stomper full of Hallowe'en-shaped fun (although it's pretty much always Hallowe'en here at Scissor HQ), with a retro horror video to go with it!


Thursday 15 June 2023

Charlie Marshall returns to Cambridge!

We were thrilled to be able to play with the legendary Charlie Marshall aa few years ago, so we're doubly-thrilled to welcome him back to the UK in September! Us and Goddammit Jeremiah will be supporting Charlie when he plays the Blue Moon Cambridge on 21 September. Info below...

21 September 2023
at Cambridge Blue Moon
Charlie Marshall
+ The Scissors (uk) and Goddammit Jeremiah
Melbourne legend Charlie Marshall returns to Cambridge! 
"My musical adventures have taken me on many paths since the 90's but still some of my fondest musical memories are of playing with Charlie in The Body Electric and recording our first album, which I still regard as a great piece of work. A stone cold classic.” 
- Warren Ellis (Nick Cave, Dirty Three, Marianne Faithfull)
plus support from The Scissors (uk): Psych punk quartet from Cambridgeshire. Warped guitars, DIY keyboards, b-movie style.
and Goddammit Jeremiah: sweary, quirky punk songs, "Absolutely irresistible" - Tom Robinson - BBC 6Music. New album soon!
Tix £6 (plus BF) advance, or £8 OTD https://www.wegottickets.com/event/578438/

Monday 10 April 2023

Strawberry Fair 2023!

It's been a while, and it's a stage we've never had the honour of playing on before... but we're BACK at Cambridge's legendary Strawberry Fair this year, kicking things off at noon on The Portland Mutiny Stage! Strawberry Fair is always a blast, and we're really looking forward to being part of the fun (and hopefully, sun). See you there!

Full info:

Ahoy there me hearties.
Come the revolution, the Portland Stage will return on Sat 3 Jun 2023 at the lovely, free and awesome Strawberry Fair on Midsummer Common, Cambridge.
Join the MUTINY at the Portland Stage and Bar with over 10 hours of music from 19 Acts and over 80 Performers at the largest indoor stage at Strawberry Fair.
They are all playing to you for free - thank you so much to them - please follow them on social media, go to their gigs and have a look at buying their music and merch. This year's Line-up will start to be announced from 11 Mar (12 weeks before the Fair) and listed below here as they are confirmed:
Thank you to everybody who gives their time and assistance to enable us to put this event on for you. The Fair is FREE, Non-sponsored and Volunteer Run - anyone interested in helping out please get in touch (message us or email avalonites@gmail.com )
We are raising funds to enable us to bring you the Portland Stage@Strawberry Fair 2023 on Sat 3 June. If you can do so please donate a pound or two at https://gofund.me/6beb50d5 so we can carry on providing this amazing free event for our community.
The Portland Stage is presented by the EAST ANGLIAN FESTIVAL NETWORK https://www.eafn.co.uk/ and GIGS OUT https://www.facebook.com/groups/gigsoutineastanglia/?ref=share
The real ale bar is provided by the very lovely Portland Arms who also provide the marquee and power for the Portland Stage and Bar, which is the largest indoor area at the Fair. www.theportland.co.uk . 
Stage Sound and Lighting is from the lovely crew at We Are Blueshed who will again be providing our stage, sound and lighting. Power by Gofer Ltd.
Barton Studios once again provide us with the stage drum kit.
Why not get involved and become part of our crew - it could be a couple of hours stewarding on the day or helping in the set up beforehand and the takedown afterwards, please get in touch. Message us or email to avalonites@gmail.com
Rockinmike Gigs Out/EAFN/Avalon Event Support - Strawberry love x