Grimsby band UnFortunate's plea after fire wrecks rehearsal room
A GRIMSBY band are hoping they can find some luck after fire wrecked their rehearsal room.
The band, aptly named Unfortunate, have been left without anywhere to practise after the blaze earlier this year.
Fish merchants Ben Sleight Jnr Ltd on Murray Street, Grimsby, was destroyed by an electrical fire in the early hours of February 8.
The band had used the building to meet and rehearse as well as store all their equipment.
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Band member Kieran Hough, 24, of Winchester Avenue, says losing the building has been really tough on the band.
"We had been practising there for seven months. We had everything stored there, £20,000 worth of equipment, including guitars and amps.
"Luckily, we only lost a few small bits but everything was smoke damaged. If the fire had lasted 30 seconds more we could have lost everything. The electrical fault could have started a fire when we were practising, it's scary really.
"We didn't have insurance, so it would have been very hard to replace everything.
"Since we lost the factory we have not been able to meet as a band more than a couple times. It's been really hard to keep practising but we have pulled together.
"Our friends Signature 67 have let us use their space a few times but we really need our own place."
Unfortunate are hoping someone has a suitable space they can use.
"We need a space that's about 20ft by 20ft with somewhere secure to keep our equipment and an electrical hook-up. We can pay rent, we just need somewhere suitable.
"Having your own room lets the band come together and really progress."
Unfortunate will be playing their first gig since the fire alongside Signature 67 at the Old Lloyds Arms, Victoria Street, on March 31, from 7pm. Entry is free.
If you have space or know of someone that does, find the band on Facebook.