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Supergrass drummer and Frome resident Danny Goffey takes part in all-star virtual pub quiz

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FROME resident Danny Goffey, best known as the drummer and backing vocalist for Supergrass, was one of a number of well-known band members to feature in an all-star virtual pub quiz – which you can watch here.

SpeedQuizzing co-founder and Shed Seven drummer Alan Leach

Hosted by virtual quiz company SpeedQuizzing, Danny took part alongside an array of well-known drummers from some of the most influential indie bands to ever come out of the UK.

They included: Jack Atherton, drummer in singer-songwriter Jake Bugg’s band; Kaiser Chiefs Vijay Mistry; Matthew Priest of Dodgy, Eds Chesters of indie rock band The Bluetones; and Chris Prendergast, formerly with The Kooks and now drumming with singer-songwriter Alex Clare.

The players divided into two teams, captained by Shed Seven frontman Rick Witter and singer-songwriter Mark Morriss, who is best known as The Bluetones’ frontman.

It’s the second in a series of virtual pub quizzes hosted by SpeedQuizzing, in which leading players and singers from some of the UK’s most acclaimed bands come together to compete in a fast-paced quiz, providing the nation with some much-needed entertainment while at home.

Presiding over the quiz was yet another drummer, Shed Seven’s Alan Leach, who co-founded SpeedQuizzing alongside his brother John.

Alan comments: “I’m really enjoying hosting these regular quizzes with various folk from the indie music scene, not least because it’s made me realise I’ve got more friends than I thought I had.

“While we had mainly singers feature in our first virtual quiz, this time we’ve got a stellar line-up of drummers, who I always say are the most important members in any band.

“While the line-up might have changed, the format is very much the same and people can expect the usual dose of intellectual jousting and fierce rivalry, mixed with a very large dollop of humour, chaos and colourful language.”

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 for their team.

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