L-r Brothers and SpeedQuizzing founders Alan and John Leach

York-based SpeedQuizzing has unveiled the latest instalment in a series of virtual pub quizzes featuring members of some of the biggest indie bands from the last three decades.

Available to watch on the company’s Facebook page, the quiz features an array of well-known drummers, including: Jack Atherton, drummer in singer-songwriter Jake Bugg’s band; Kaiser Chiefs Vijay Mistry; and Supergrass’ Danny Goffey.

Other top percussionists who feature include: the drummer for 90’s pop-rock band Dodgy, Matthew Priest; Eds Chesters of indie rock band The Bluetones; and Chris Prendergast, formerly with The Kooks and now drumming with singer-songwriter Alex Clare.

It’s hosted by SpeedQuizzing co-founder and Shed Seven drummer Alan Leach. He 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 the first 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 will be 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.

The company experienced a 108% increase in demand for its quizzes in April, with 10,000 virtual SpeedQuizzing events hosted over that four week period.

Their technology is also benefitting teachers and schools, who are using it to stage virtual quizzes for pupils in order to further their learning and keep them engaged, relieving some of the home-schooling pressures parents and guardians are currently facing.