Sorry, you're not a-loud to go on
PUBLISHED: 12:48 03 March 2006 | UPDATED: 21:44 28 May 2010
A ROCK 'n' roll band got the blues when club officials pulled the plug on their performance because the music was too loud. The 59ers were playing That'll Be The Day when they were told to call it a day by officials at March GER Club. And the March-based
A ROCK 'n' roll band got the blues when club officials pulled the plug on their performance because the music was too loud.The 59ers were playing That'll Be The Day when they were told to call it a day by officials at March GER Club.And the March-based band cannot understand why a sound meter cut in when it claims the music was no louder than usual.The club said it was trying to keep noise levels down following complaints to Fenland District Council from nearby residents.The band had been booked for one of the club's regular rock 'n' roll evenings and had played there previously. The audience, which included fans of the band from all over the area were given a refund.A band member said: "We think the meter needs to be checked because it was set too low for the band to do anything. "With our sound check the sound meter cut us off twice playing a quiet ballad."We had people travel from as far as Spalding and Cambridge disappointed because they had paid and travelled to see the band." A spokesman for the club said it been made aware of levels of noise coming from the premises because of complaints to Fenland council and had taken heed of those complaints.Some residents in Robingoodfellows Lane are being asked to fill in log sheets monitoring noise levels and a council spokesman said the club was doing its best to solve the noise problem.He said: "It is often an issue with clubs in residential areas. Bands like to play loud music but a lot of the buildings are not acoustically designed for this. "The club needs to control noise levels and they seem to be doing their best to co-operate.