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A singer and bassist with a Bury St Edmunds band is appealing for pictures and videos of the ‘Washing Machine’ gig sessions for a film she is making to celebrate its 10th birthday.

The live club nights were set up by Seymour Quigley and Neil Rayson, in 2011, first at the LP in Woolhall Street in the town, before moving to the Hunter Club, in 2012.

The milestone will be celebrated at the St Andrew’s Street South club on October 30 and Catherine Lindley-Neilson, of Gaffa Tape Sandy, wants fans’ footage for the project.

Catherine Lindley-Neilson, right, is part of Gaffa Tape Sandy. The Bury St Edmunds / Brighton trio have played Glastonbury in 2017 and 2019 as well as Latitude in 2018.
Catherine Lindley-Neilson, right, is part of Gaffa Tape Sandy. The Bury St Edmunds / Brighton trio have played Glastonbury in 2017 and 2019 as well as Latitude in 2018.

The 24-year-old, who is based in Brighton, said: “I started a YouTube channel called PinkNoise right before lockdown that was doing live sessions and also mini documentaries.

“Before everything shut, I did one on Gaffa Tape Sandy making our album Family Mammal and really enjoyed it.

“With Washing Machine being incredibly special to me, having gone there since I was 16, I wanted to do this to celebrate it.”

Co-founder of Washing Machine, Seymour Quigley, inside the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley.
Co-founder of Washing Machine, Seymour Quigley, inside the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley.

A film was started by someone else for Washing Machine’s five year anniversary but never finished so Catherine hopes with people’s help she can finish this one.

She said: “It would be good to have a film out there about it as people have talked about it over the years but no one has managed to do it.

“Video and photographs are cool to send, it does not even have to be of bands playing. It would also be nice to have people just hanging out at the gigs or setting up and doing sound checks.”

Catherine hopes to also get some new footage during the all-day party event, as well as playing with Gaffa Tape Sandy there.

She said: “Yeah, I am going to be busy for that, but we would not be a band without Washing Machine.

“We all met through being in various bands at different Washing Machine shows and to have somewhere like that to play in a small town like Bury has been great.

“We love to play Washing Machine and are so excited for October.”

Anyone with any footage or photographs to help Catherine with her film, can email pinknoisesessions@gmail.com.

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