ROOMFUL OF TRASHA!: CORNERSHOP SMASH UP HOTEL

Cornershop cancelled their Bristol Fleece & Firkin show on Sunday (February 28) after the band smashed up a hotel room...

Cornershop cancelled their Bristol Fleece & Firkin show on Sunday (February 28) after members of the band, including singer Tjinder Singh, smashed up a hotel room.

The incident occurred at around 5pm on Sunday, after the band had returned from soundchecking at the Fleece & Firkin, at the Marriott Hotel in the city’s Lower Castle Street. Andrew Fletcher, duty manager at the Marriott, told NME that 500 pounds’ worth of damage was done to one of the rooms booked by the band.

“There was some damage done to the room and the hotel called the police. The band were asked to leave and they settled the bill amicably. There were no complaints from other guests. In monetary terms there was about ‘500 worth of damage.”

A spokesman for Bristol police confirmed that they’d been called to the hotel but said that no arrests were made or formal cautions issued. “As far as we’re concerned it’s a matter between the hotel and the group,” a police spokesman said.

A handwritten sign taped on the doors of the Bristol Fleece & Firkin read: “Tonight’s gig is cancelled due to Cornershop being unable to act like adults.”

A Cornershop spokesman refused to comment any further on the issue other than to confirm that Tjinder had been involved and that the Fleece & Firkin gig had not taken place. Tonight’s Cornershop show at Brighton Concorde is not affected by events in Bristol.