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Tony Allen

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 7 April 2018 It's an unseasonably warm Saturday evening and I'm in the centre of Leeds, sipping coffee at the San Co Co, the most convenient coffee house along New Briggate, just a few doors from the Grand Theatre. The waitress and I are almost on first name...

Korby Lenker

The Live Room, Caroline Social Club, Saltaire Friday 6 April 2018 Korby Lenker (USA) with Katie Spencer (UK) as opener The evening opened with relatively local Katie Spencer. I first heard Katie on The Durbervilles Radio Leeds Show earlier this year and was very impressed. She is a huge fan of the...

Musicport Festival and Musicport On The Moors

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October 2018 The first acts performing at this year's Musicport Festival in Whitby have been confirmed. Top acts performing this year (with several more still to be confirmed) include: Vieux Farka Touré (Mali) the 'Hendrix Of The Sahara' and son of the...

Tour News: Connla

Connla Embark on UK Tour with new NEXT CHAPTER album to promote. When they first emerged, Irish Music magazine said of their debut EP: "Consider this your early warning system...here is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla." They had already been crowned Best New Group...

The Secret Sisters/Danni Nicholls

The Live Room, Saltaire Sunday 25 March 2018 The Secret Sisters with special guest Danni Nicholls opening the show. There was a tangible sense of anticipation and excitement from the maximum capacity crowd for tonight's show. Many guests, judging from the rapturous applause throughout and some of...

Coming Up: Joan As Police Woman

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Friday 20 April 2018 American musician, singer-songwriter and producer Joan As Police Woman is known to many for her collaborations with Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and David Sylvian. Video of Joan As Police Woman - Holy City (Official Video) A deeply soulful...

Coming Up: Ambrose Akinmusire

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 28 April 2018 American jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire's Blue Note debut When The Heart Emerges Glistening was released in 2011 to rave reviews and comparisons to Miles Davis. Video of Ambrose Akinmusire - Regret (No More) The Los Angeles Times praised his '...