UK'S biggest and most raucous music quiz is heading to Edinburgh - here's where you can join in

IT'S been called the 'biggest, best and most raucous music quiz in the UK' and it's heading to Edinburgh in March.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 4:56 pm
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

With more than 100 'killer tunes' covering all decades, numerous genres, and the promise that you'll end the night 'busting out your best moves' while 'belting out anthems into inflatable microphones', the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz launches at The Three Sisters on Friday 27 March.

Described as 'the musical lovechild of your favourite jukebox combined with the best parties you've ever been to' this is no ordinary pub quiz. Featuring everything from mash-ups to old skool floor fillers, indie anthems to power ballads and guilty pleasures in one epic quiz night, all the teams have to do is guess the artists and tracks.

The quiz comes from Sounds Familiar who already host weekly sell out events in London, Liverpool, Warrington, Manchester, Blackburn and Birmingham. The Three Sisters launch will mark Sounds Familiar's first Scottish venture.

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A spokesperson says, "We are so excited to bring the party to Edinburgh, a city we absolutely love and can't wait to team up with The Three Sisters. We've been called the most raucous quiz in town, we've been called the best party night around. Call us what you want, just for the love of Bowie, don't call us a pub quiz."

Consequently, the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz differs from any other pub quiz you may have attended in the past. For a start, it’s not geared towards serious quizzers, it's not meant to be that competitive. Rather it's an infectious, funny and raucous night out - a party disguised as a quiz or a club night with a quizzy twist.

Music by everyone from ABBA to B*witched, David Bowie to Dire Straits, Stormzy to Jay Z, will ensure there's an anthem for everyone on the night. Groups of two up to a maximum of 10 are all welcome to take part.

Each team gets a 'round' sheet with an explanation on what to expect on the night. Past examples of our rounds include With Or Without EU, a round based on Brexit, Gibb Us A Clue, 12 songs written but not necessarily sung by The Brothers Gibb aka the Bee Gees, or Girl Power, 12 power ballads by female artists.

A highlight of the night is the Wheel Of Forchooooon, an innocuous looking flimsy circular piece of chipboard on a tripod that has seen grown men have bare knuckle fights over getting up on stage to spin the wheel in order to decide the next theme of music to be featured - the Wheel features up to eight bonus rounds, all 10 songs each.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz comes to The Three Sisters on Friday 27 March from 6.30pm-11pm, with tickets costing £12 each (discounts for group bookings) available from https://www.so