Status Quo’s sell-out crowd treated to two Scarborough bands

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As the crowd took their seats for Status Quo’s sell-out performance at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre, they were treated to two “brilliant” performances from local bands.

The Remedy opened the show with a high-energy performance, handing over to Alabama Paydirt to further build the excitement prior to the rock legend’s performance.

Local support act The Remedy. Lead singer Simon Vooght, centre. Former Scarborough News news editor James Hanley, second left.  133043g

Local support act The Remedy. Lead singer Simon Vooght, centre. Former Scarborough News news editor James Hanley, second left. 133043g

Simon Vooght, lead singer of The Remedy, said: “It was awesome, we loved every minute of it. We were playing rockstars for the day.

“It was an honour and privilege to be asked as it’s not something you expect.”

Guitarist and former Scarborough News news editor James Hanley added: “It’s a very nice idea to get local bands in and give them a chance to play on stage. It’s a huge asset and the community should get to enjoy it,”

Mike Dunn, from Alabama Paydirt, said: “As local musicians it was nice to be asked – especially to be on stage right before the Quo. It was epic.”

Speaking on the night, Tony Viney, of Sant’ Angelo Resources, said: “The two local support acts here tonight sounded like arena acts. They were brilliant, we were so proud of them.

“It just shows you what we can do in Scarborough.”