Tribute band guarantees Spinal Tap mayhem at Grantham gig

The Spinal Taps.
The Spinal Taps.
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Get ready to rock your socks off and relive the legend that is Spinal Tap!

On Friday, October 11, acclaimed tribute band The Spinal Taps - the UK’s only Spinal Tap tribute band - will play an exclusive show at the Guildhall Arts Centre with Grantham’s very own Tim Hall appearing on keyboards.

The gig will be a return to the town for the band who played a barnstorming set last year at The Playhouse.

The band returns with new songs and sketches which are inspired by the film This is Spinal Tap, bringing along a mix of heavy duty rock, mayhem and comedy.

The band will not only be performing those classic songs from the film - including Big Bottom, Rock ‘n’ Roll Creation and Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight - but also the most famous scenes from the movie. Expect arguments, walkouts, flying cricket bats and, yes, a miniature Stonehenge monument lowered on to the stage...

The last time they were in town, The Spinal Taps re-created the most famous moment of the real Spinal Tap’s legendary performance at the Wembley Live Earth concert from 2007. At Live Earth, Tap played their classic song Big Bottom live with an army of “every bass player in the known universe” – in reality no less than 15 bass players from bands including the Foo Fighters, Metallica and the Beastie Boys. At the Playhouse, the Taps recreated the scene, this time using the cream of local music talent including members of the official Green Day tribute Green Date, Midlands rockers Wallflower Blues and local legends Skeleton Crew. Rumour has it that the band are planning something even bigger this time.

Tickets cost £8 and are available from the theatre box office (Tel: 01476 406158) or visit