Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong

Sing along with Kirsty and the crowd to all your favourite old-school tunes and timeless classics. Over 1200 pop hits to choose from!
"Human Jukebox" Kirsty Newton is a veteran performer on the musical comedy scene, having toured, sung and played with award-winning comedy legends Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Arthur Smith, Rich Hall, The Comedy Store Players and many other top artists, but she is also able to play thousands of songs by ear on the piano. 

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

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Dead Good Disco DJ Set (Downstairs Bar)
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Dead Good Disco DJ Set (Downstairs Bar)

Dead Good Disco is DJ Gavin Hayes. He is on a quest to play good records to good people in good places. 

With over 25 years of DJ experience, Dead Good Disco will not let you down. Specialising in soul, disco, boogie, afrobeat, funk, breaks, broken beat and everything in between.

Anything party is the Dead Good Disco vibe, come well prepared to smash the dance floor

Free Entry, Downstairs bar

8pm - Late

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Jon Turner & The Ben Crosland Trio
Feb
26
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Jon Turner & The Ben Crosland Trio

After our third instalment of our monthly Jazz night up in the venue at The Lantern, we’re back in the downstairs bar at the end of February with a very special guest…. Mr Jon Taylor.

Jon is the ultimate jazz entertainer. He plays saxophone, flute, accordion, harmonica and sings. He tells great stories. An alumnus of the Leeds College of Music and a contemporary of Alan Barnes, Dave Newton and Snake Davis, he has been one of the most popular figures on the northern jazz scene for over forty years. He plays an engaging range of material encompassing classic standards, funk, blues, latin and chill out grooves. His mission statement is to keep the music interesting and stimulating and create a little bit of joy. He will do that in spades! 

Jon will be backed by the always delightful Ben Crosland and his trio.

Downstairs Bar // Free Entry / 8:30pm

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The Sunday Club Presents: Gideon Conn
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Gideon Conn

After finishing a degree in sculpture at MMU, Gideon decided to become a builder, but nipped that in the bud after 8 months because it was very hard work. That was the point when he decided to be a full time artist and musician. He became a feature on the Manchester indie folk scene and was known for doing drawings at gigs and giving them to bands as a souvenirs.

Known for effortlessly blending acoustic folk and hip hop, Gideon has a unique performance style which make audiences very happy.

Dec ’07 was the release date of Gideon’s first single ‘I want you around’ a 10″ vinyl released on Get Cape Wear Cape Fly’s label Mannequin Records. It was Xfm playlisted, and breakfast single of the week on Shaun Keaveney’s 6 music show. This was followed by a BBC Maida Vale session with Huw Stephens.

UK Support tours with Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Jason Mraz followed in ’08 along with appearances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Latitude and several other festivals. ‘Trademark’ featured on Rob Da Bank’s Bestival A-Z compilation.

’09 – runner up in red stripe music competition (Ben Howard won), UK tour with folk pop group 6 Day Riot, also documentary ‘Hitting Home -Good Luck Gideon’ aired on Manchester’s Channel M. Acoustic single ‘Londonderry’ released on newly formed independent label ‘New Bop Sounds’ which became the title of Gideon’s debut full album released Sept ’10.

The second album ‘Take It all’  (released June 2012 on Tantrum Records), shows Gideon at the height of his song crafting powers. The record opens with lead single Fall Under Tokyo, a pumping  radio tune with pure pop beats, soaring synths and Gideon’s mellow-sweet vocal. The Record features a vocal track from Josephine on Colours, a beautiful classic sounding soul ballad.

2013 has brought a UK tour with alternative Brighton based act, Bunty (Resonators). and plans are afoot for a joint October tour and 12″ vinyl release called ‘Highlights and Perceptions’ with independent Scottish singer Donna Macioca.

2015 saw the release of his 3rd studio album ‘Hiphop Original’ , released by London soul/jazz label Wah Wah 45s

‘I don’t believe in genres – I believe in songs.’

‘The people of Britain may not know it yet, but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures.’ – Scroobius Pip

‘What’s going on in that crazy noggin of yours?’ – Russell Brand

Conjoined with music, sculpture is  Gideon’s number 1 passion. His work is often abstract and usually involves rhythm and processes. It’s about materials and how they behave, discovering the unexpected things they can do, and always about finding ways of breaking up space and the search for a new aesthetic. Materials include wood, paper fliers, ceramics, plastic, fabric, electric cable, cardboard and whatever else i can get my hands on. Influences include Matisse, Brancusi, Richard Deacon and many more.

Free Entry Show // 5pm Start

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Devil's Jukebox
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Devil's Jukebox

Red hot ragtime, vintage viper jazz and scurrilous popular tunes from the twenties and thirties is where the Devil’s Jukebox lives. The band features Leeds Jazz legend Jim Lodge on clarinet, Pinky Camber Sands on banjo bass, Lotus Dubois on jazz ukulele, Scarlet Bonansea on harmonium and suitcase percussion, and Dr Bordello on hooter-phones and vocals in a line-up which pays authentic homage to the wild and eclectic hokum bands of that era.
Described by the Yorkshire Times as ‘five piece vaudevillian sensations, playing an infectious brand of red hot ragtime.’, as, ‘a flamboyantly entertaining spectacle’ by Leeds Guide, ‘a marvellous Tom Waits-esque cabaret’ by the Guardian, and as‘darkly surreal, sinister and bewitching’ by Sandman Magazine, they’ve just released their third album ‘Sure is Righteous! ('1920’s Chicago Good Time Music that can be enjoyed by all”- Just Jazz Magazine, ‘Music of the 1930’s full of booze, sex, humour and no little talent, a joy to lift the spirits!’- Blues Matters.)
Expect a raucous night of rags, tangos, charlestons, and more...

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5pm Start

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Bromleys
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Bromleys

The Bromleys are John, Jenny & James (father, daughter & son). Each gifted with a powerful voice, they sing a mixture of traditional and contemporary folk songs in three part harmony, both a capella and with instrumental accompaniment. Together, The Bromleys create a rich blend of voices that is unique to their kin. They have each performed solo and as part of a variety of bands, including Kimber's Men, A Rookery and Jump Jive & Wail and it was only ever a matter of time until they began singing together. It runs through their blood.

Free Entry

Downstairs Bar

5pm Start

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Victor Brox
Mar
21
8:30 PM20:30

Victor Brox

Manchester born blues legend Victor Brox is probably one of the most underrated champions of the British Blues scene and its unsung hero. This may well have been because he has refused to be pigeon-holed into any single category and has produced an eclectic style which often defied analysis. What cannot be disputed is his excellent singing voice, musical virtuosity and total eccentricity. He was described by Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner as their favourite white blues singer. He is without doubt a national treasure.


He has worked with: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, Charlie Mingus, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Aynsley Dunbar, Graham Bond, Alexis Korner, John Mayall, Country Joe McDonald, Keith Moon, Bill Coleman and Screaming Lord Sutch.

In 1970 Victor performed as Caiaphas on the original recording of Tom Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar.

In 1998 he appeared as a 'look-alike' of Leonardo da Vinci in the motion picture Ever After

Free Entry // Downstairs Bar // 8:30pm Start / Free Entry!

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Bruce Adams With The Ben Crosland Trio
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lantern Jazz Presents: Bruce Adams With The Ben Crosland Trio

BRUCE ADAMS (Trumpet and Flugelhorn): Not only is Bruce one the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, he is also a tremendously affable companion. A band-room with the Glaswegian Mr. Adams present is a happy and riotous place. His stream of jokes, anecdotes, and hilarious observations reflect an early immersion in show-biz, and a keen eye and ear for the many quirks of human nature.

His stories are populated by a sort of Scottish-Runyonesque cast of characters, some of them long-gone pals of his father and uncle, who were both professional musicians. However, on stage, Bruce Adams takes the playing side of things very seriously. 

And he cut his musical teeth on solid commercial work – on cruise liners, in dance halls, music halls, and even worked in support of comedy legends like, Tony Hancock and Freddie Starr. He has been a regular jazz poll-winner and with his spectacular range and power on the instrument has been in demand as a lead, and jazz trumpet man. 

Bruce has often worked as a special guest soloist with both the Scottish Radio Orchestra and the BBC Big Band. Bruce’s long-running musical partnership with saxophonist Alan Barnes has produced many plaudits and acclaimed recordings.

£12 Advance

Tickets Are Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8:00pm / 8:30pm Start / Seated Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: Serious Sam Barrett
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Serious Sam Barrett

Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.
UNCUT MAGAZINE


Old before his years country-folk fellow who mixes intricate John Fahey fingerpicking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds-THE GUARDIAN (PICK OF THE WEEK)

“Yorkshirecana bluegrass brilliance from Serious Sam. He plays a mean 12 string resonator, mixing songs about his home county with traditional southern folk stompers. There’s authenticity, there’s soul - someone to get very excited about.”- ARTROCKER

(ARTROCKER MAGAZINE voted his first album NUMBER 27 in the top 100 albums of 2009 (not bad for a 500 limited pressing) http://artrocker.com/node/19662)

“Deliciously home-grown, this is a rewarding collection of songs that could well renew your faith in underground folk scenes. This stripped down and raw album is riddled with the gritty reality of this artist's Northern life and makes no apologies” ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

“An endlessly playable delight from beginning to end”- VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE (USA)

Free Entry / 5pm Start / Downstairs Bar

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Bob Log 3
Apr
2
8:00 PM20:00

Bob Log 3

"And then there’s this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He’s this little kid — nobody ever knows how old he is — wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can’t see his face, and plays slide guitar. It’s just the loudest strangest stuff you’ve ever heard. You don’t understand one word he’s saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That’s what I aspire to basically”- Tom Waits

£12.50 Advance / £15 OTD

Tiokets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind

Following on from their critically acclaimed debut album, Super Natural, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind has announced details of its hotly anticipated follow-up, CollectiV, and a UK tour. The single, Sex Robot, will precede both.

Released on 08 March 2019 on Ma§onic Records via Cargo, CollectiV is a veritable sonic feast. Made from only the finest ingredients including rock’n’roll, chain gang chants, mutant soul and gospel, as well as the band’s own heavy lounge, this is the best release yet from singer Jim Jones, whose career has seen him front the legendary bands Thee Hypnotics, Black Moses and The Jim Jones Revue.

Sex Robot is released on 22 February.

Giving weight to the album’s name is a stellar cast of guest musicians. These include guitarist Little Barrie, soul singer Sister Cookie, Urban Voodoo Machine’s Paul-Ronney Angel, and opera singer Vesna Petresin. CollectiV also finds Jim Jones re-uniting with guitarist Ray ‘Sonic’ Hanson and drummer Phil Smith, his comrades from Thee Hypnotics, for the first time in over 20 years.

Joining the band in spirit is The Rolling StonesKeith Richards, whose 1964 Gibson Hummingbird – the very guitar on which Street Fighting Man and other classics were written and recorded – made its way into Jim Jones’ hands and within the grooves contained on CollectiV.

Crucially, these are appearances that build and emphasise the explosive music of Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind.

Commenting on the album, Jim Jones says: “The idea was to take disparate influences and ideas and then bring them together. Just like in real life, these different elements work really well together.”

 

He continues: “Get together and get involved! It’s an important time for us all to break down the barriers, work together, and channel each other’s energies. And that’s exactly what we’ve done on CollectiV.”

He’s not wrong. And in doing so, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have added a new volume to the great rock’n’roll library.

£12.50 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Mik Artistik's Ego Trip
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

“The best live band I have seen all summer” BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe

“As mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass” BBC 6Music Presenter Shaun Keaveny

How do you describe 'Mik Artistik's Ego Trip?, you simply don't, it's impossible to sum up the live Ego Trip experience, it has to be witnessed first hand for you to 'get' it ~ there's nothing quite like it.

Back in Halifax for the first time in three years, and the first time at The Lantern, the three piece from Leeds have a growing national reputation and are proving to be one of the most interesting, unpredictable, and exciting acts on the circuit.

They should be on the national health and are a tonic in these troubled times.

BBC 6Music’s Gideon Coe regularly plays their tunes, Tom Robinson also , Keith Allen has one of the Band’s teapots, John Cooper Clarke called them “sensational”, and Glastonbury love them, this year is their 10th invite back to the Worthy Farm Festival on the trot.

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip are a mix between John Shuttleworth, John Cooper Clarke and Jake Thackray. The band say they are influenced by people like Reeves & Mortimer, Half Man Half Biscuit and The Fall but their mix of Rock ’n’ Roll & dry West Yorkshire wit is unique

£10 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com + www.eventbrite.com

8pm / Standing Show

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Blair Dunlop
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

Blair Dunlop

'Blair Dunlop is a cult hero, an artist whose work is adored by those who come across it.'
CLASH MUSIC

Following the release of his critically acclaimed 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’, award winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop plays 16-UK shows this autumn. Looking forward to performing the new songs live, Blair thinks the record is “easily my best yet, and it should translate really well to a live show”.

Blair is one of Britain’s best kept musical secrets and 2018 looks set to be the year where he receives the recognition he deserves in the UK and abroad. Daily Telegraph Australia described ‘Notes From An Island’ as “a massively impressive collection of songs from a young man with talent to burn” in their 4 star review, comparing Blair to the likes of legendary artists Jackson Brown, Richard Thompson and Ralph McTell.

‘Blair is a true artist in his prime, as is wholly evident on this beautiful record. He has it all; a wry turn of phrase in his words, barbed & moving within a second, seriously demonic guitar skills that belie his youthful looks (curses under breath) & a voice like some sort of melancholy angel.’
Ed Harcourt, producer of ‘Notes From An Island’.

A natural storyteller and gifted guitarist Blair will be joined on stage by long term band mates Fred Claridge and Jacob Stoney. The set will consist of new tracks from this most recent release as well as hits from his previous 3 albums - ‘Gilded’, ‘House Of Jacks’ and debut ‘Blight And Blossom’ which won Blair the coveted Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

With its timely mix of socio-political insights, tender love tales and impressive virtuosic guitar playing, ‘Notes From An Island’ is very much an album which reflects the age in which it has been created. Nevertheless, as with everything Blair does, it is fuelled by a desire to keep moving forwards, break down barriers and maintain the integrity which has established him as a favourite of not just a growing body of fans but of radio programmers and critics.

His guitar playing, always impressive, has taken another quantum leap, at least in part because of his love affair with his new Gretsch, on which he wrote most of the songs.

“Dunlop is an adept guitarist whose epic songwriting instincts prevail on a personal-political fourth album” MOJO

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets available via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Chris Helme (Full Band Show)
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Helme (Full Band Show)

“Echoing the fragility of Gram Parsons, while flirting with the rustic side of Neil Young” Uncut

Chris first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ which saw him touring extensively and sharing the stage with The Rolling StonesU2 and Oasis in numerous support slots.  Now solo- he is still rightfully remembered for Britpop classics Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun – songs that evoked everything the 90’s stood for, the excitement, the culture and the bands that provided a voice in a period of political and social imbalance.

£12.50 Advance / £14 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Or Online via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

In Echoes

Halifax's very own alternative indie rock 3-piece IN ECHOES, are poised to launch their comeback 2nd album, "Hidden In Clear View"...here at THE LANTERN in May this year!

The trio, Darran Jackson (vocal & guitar), Steven Hillary(bass), & Nathaniel Lodge (drums & backing vocals) are establishing a reputation for intelligent, thoughtful, & powerful music to accompany the existential and philosophical lyrics aimed at connecting everyone. Influences are far and wide, though specifically, Muse , Queen , and Radiohead, reflect the diverse sound that makes it difficult to pigeon-hole In Echoes. Catch them here on:

Saturday 4th May

Friday 17th May

Saturday 18th May

£10 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Via: Darran Jackson: 07970517129

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Matthew Bourne + Isotach
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lantern Jazz Presents: Matthew Bourne + Isotach

ISOTACH

Matthew Bourne Dulcitone / Harmonium / Cello

Aby Vulliamy Viola / Voice

Michael Bardon Double Bass / Cello

This acoustic trio arose from the desire to recreate the atmosphere captured on Bourne’s most recent solo album for The Leaf Label, Isotach. The trio are currently providing supporting performances for a two-piano concert series featuring Bourne, and pianist and composer Keith Tippett; and will perform an extended set of the material, especially for this concert at The Lantern. With an atmospheric, wide open palette; acoustic keyboards, bass, cello, viola & voice delicately circle each other. Space, a hymn-like reverence, and harmonic beauty permeate this exquisite suite of instrumental songs. 

"Matthew Bourne is both a strikingly talented jazz/improv musician and a boldly adventurous composer” 7/10 Uncut 

“A brave and rewarding left field adventure" 4/5 The Skinny

£8 / £10 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8:00pm / 8:30pm Start / Seated Show

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In Echoes
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

In Echoes

Halifax's very own alternative indie rock 3-piece IN ECHOES, are poised to launch their comeback 2nd album, "Hidden In Clear View"...here at THE LANTERN in May this year!

The trio, Darran Jackson (vocal & guitar), Steven Hillary(bass), & Nathaniel Lodge (drums & backing vocals) are establishing a reputation for intelligent, thoughtful, & powerful music to accompany the existential and philosophical lyrics aimed at connecting everyone. Influences are far and wide, though specifically, Muse , Queen , and Radiohead, reflect the diverse sound that makes it difficult to pigeon-hole In Echoes. Catch them here on:

Saturday 4th May

Friday 17th May

Saturday 18th May

£10 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Via: Darran Jackson: 07970517129

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In Echoes
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

In Echoes

Halifax's very own alternative indie rock 3-piece IN ECHOES, are poised to launch their comeback 2nd album, "Hidden In Clear View"...here at THE LANTERN in May this year!

The trio, Darran Jackson (vocal & guitar), Steven Hillary(bass), & Nathaniel Lodge (drums & backing vocals) are establishing a reputation for intelligent, thoughtful, & powerful music to accompany the existential and philosophical lyrics aimed at connecting everyone. Influences are far and wide, though specifically, Muse , Queen , and Radiohead, reflect the diverse sound that makes it difficult to pigeon-hole In Echoes. Catch them here on:

Saturday 4th May

Friday 17th May

Saturday 18th May

£10 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Via: Darran Jackson: 07970517129

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Peter And The Test Tube Babies
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

Peter And The Test Tube Babies

1978 the 17 year old punks Peter Bywaters and Del Strangefish founded PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES in the small town of Peacehaven near Brighton. After a couple of rehearsals they made their first recording ‘Elvis Is Dead’ which appeared on the Vaultage ‘78 compilation of Brighton new wave bands. Radio 1 DJ John Peel loved the song instantly and produced a John Peel session with the TEST TUBE BABIES. The success was breath taking and PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES became one of the hottest unsigned bands in the UK overnight.

The first single ‘Banned From The Pubs’ followed fast, and fans and press freaked out in equal measure. From that moment everything went crazy, sold out concert halls in England and Europe and their big success in the media pushed their debut album Pissed And Proud to #1 in the English independent charts. Directly after that The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs was released – a must have for every record collection – and sold more than 100.000 copies, resulting in invitations from far and wide. THE TEST TUBES BABIES played shows all over the world and cemented their status as one of the most brilliant and funniest live bands in punk rock culture. They also had the honour to represent the United Kingdom at the historical MTV East/West party to celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall.

A few bass players and drummers have served their time in the band, but the songwriters Peter & Del have always been the foundation of PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES and together wrote records like Soberphobia, and the brilliantSupermodels, which brought them their comeback in 1995.  Around this time the  DVD Paralitico (Spanish: crazy disturbed perception, elicited by alcoholic and other suggestive excesses) was released , followed triumphantly by the albums A Foot Full Of Bullets and For A Few Bullets More with the guest appearances of Campino ( DIE TOTEN HOSEN ) and Olga fromTHE TOY DOLLS. All three products sold out worldwide.

However, constant touring around the world made it nearly impossible to record a new record, until the day when Lars Friedrickson from RANCID told Peter at the REBELLION festival and Campino told Del in a hotel bar in Stuttgart: “I’m in need of a good, new Test Tubes album.”   Del and Peter didn’t need to be told twice. Recruiting Nick Abnett and Sam Fuller  on bass and drums respectively, was a masterstroke  giving THE TEST TUBES the impetus to create their best album ever – the highly acclaimed That Shallot.

Featuring not just one, but two hit singles ( None of Your Fucking Business and Crap Californian Punk Band ) , That Shallot is the album that the critics are raving about and the fans are buying in ever increasing numbers.

Next year ( 2018 ) is the TEST TUBES 40th year , but nothing can hold them back from going on tour again  and presenting their new record That Shallot. The band surprisingly now states: “We’ve actually held back our best record until just before retirement and we’re more than happy that we were able to create this.”

Now THE TEST TUBE BABIES are planning more and even bigger things. For example to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2018, the band will soon present their own TEST TUBE BABIES festival.

PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES remain indestructible.

£12 / £14 On The Door

ON SALE MONDAY 11TH FEBRUARY AT 12 NOON!

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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Beth Rowley + Josh Flowers
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Beth Rowley + Josh Flowers

After the release of her critically acclaimed second album, Gota Fria, British singer Beth Rowley is embarking on an intimate duo tour of the UK - showcasing songs from her new record, as they were originally composed. 

£13 Advance / £15 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Partially Seated / Standing Show

Support comes from Josh Flowers

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The Sunday Club Presents: Lucy Mae & Luc Phan (Soul Jazz Duo)
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Lucy Mae & Luc Phan (Soul Jazz Duo)

Lucy Mae is a Soul Jazz artist from Manchester working alongside French Multi Instrumentalist Luc Phan on Guitar, Loop Station & Saxophone, creating a sophisticated and mellow atmosphere.

Described by critics as revivalists, Mae & Phan's sound is unique. Smooth, ambient and enticing with hints of Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz. After 18 months of touring Europe, the U.K and the festival circuit, the pair are back in England to write their highly anticipated LP.

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5PM Start

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Godthrymm
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Godthrymm

Godthrymm is a new band comprised of veterans from the UK metal scene, focused on heartfelt, crushing riffs and a melancholic sense of dread.

£10 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via:

Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax, Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Old Time Rags (Downstairs Bar)
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Old Time Rags (Downstairs Bar)

The Old Time Rags Travelling show is an interactive show with a vaudevillian flair. Singing music hall to early Jazz classics one man band Laurence Marshall and percussive dancer Phoebe Douthwaite present an energetic array of skilful performances. Expect honking horns, duelling banjos, dazzling tap dancing, slapping spoon playing and their world famous traditional broom dance. They have performed nationally and internationally at festivals such as Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Southland Buskers Festival (NZ ) Auckland Folk Festival (NZ) Cuba Dupa Street arts festival (NZ) Musicport and Sidmouth Folk Week, Cork Folk festival.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar - 5pm Start

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Land Lubbers (Venue)
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Land Lubbers (Venue)

Fresh from playing at countless venues across the Calder Valley this hearty bunch from Halifax will bring their own blend of rip-roaring traditional shanties with their own self -penned ‘industrial shanties’ (industrial as there's not much sea surrounding Halifax). Paying homage to the likes of Wainhouse Tower, The Piece Hall, the Calder Valley resilience in the wake of the 2015 floods and of course the Mills and Hills of Halifax Bay.

So bring your voices, bring your friends, bring your pirate hats for a rollicking night of shanties and high seas aboard the good ship; Withering Lizzie, crewed by Halifax’s very own band of riotous Landlubbers.

£5 Advance / £7 On The Door

Doors: 5pm / 5:30pm Start

Standing Only

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IDLES (DJ SET)
Feb
8
to Feb 9

IDLES (DJ SET)

Bristol band IDLES, known for their incendiary live performances topped 2018's best album lists with their phenomenal second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’.

We’re delighted to have them here for a very special DJ set.

£13.50 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via:

Revo Records and The Lantern, Halifax.

Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors: 9pm (IDLES DJ SET 10:45)

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Independent Venue Week: Jarrod Dickenson
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Independent Venue Week: Jarrod Dickenson

Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them.

Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.

Jarrod's critically acclaimed album 'The Lonesome Traveler' and his subsequent EP 'Songs From Willow St' paved the way for him to tour the UK, Ireland and Europe extensively over the last several years. Breakout performances at Glastonbury and Larmer Tree Festival, along with recent tours supporting legendary artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Don McLean and The Waterboys have earned Jarrod a formidable and loyal fan base across the globe, including BBC radio hosts Dermot O'Leary, Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan, Janice Long, Robert Elms and Alex Lester.

New album, 'Ready The Horses' out now in UK on Decca Records. Worldwide release slated for 2019.

"His songs carry an independent spirit and grit... a hard-bitten, yet romantic eye that seems bred into Lone Star Songwriters" -Q Magazine

"A smokey-toned Texan with a smooth line in Americana-Soul... already a big favourite at Radio 2" -Uncut Magazine

"A slice of pure, unadulterated white boy soul... watch out for this guy" -Acoustic Magazine

"Painting extraordinarily cinematic pictures with his words..." -Rocking Magpie

"A smokey, filthy, Waitsy, Cohen-Inflected piece of subterranean melodrama...and I like it." -Shaun Keaveny, BBC Radio 6 Music

"
In the tradition of old southern Americana, but with a feel of something current; storytelling with soul." -Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music

"If you can catch him, you should...he reminds me of this cat, Gram Parsons" -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2

“A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for.” - No Depression

"An incredible talent" -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
 
"Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice..." -Country Music People (5 Star Review)

"Brilliant songs" -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music

‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’ - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) & Revo Records, Halfax

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Limited Seating/Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: Tom Attah
Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Tom Attah

Tom Attah is a strong and soulful performer of new and original acoustic blues material, based in the UK.  

Dr Tom Attah is a practising musician, and Course Leader for BMus Popular Music Performance at Leeds Arts University. His Ph.D. was awarded by University of Salford. His research interests include the effects of technology on popular music, particularly blues music and blues culture.

Tom’s teaching and blues advocacy includes workshops, seminars, lectures and recitals delivered to learning institutions in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.  Before being appointed to LAU, Tom taught undergraduate modules at University of Salford and BIMM Manchester.

As a guitarist and singer, Tom performs solo, with an acoustic duo and as part of an electric band.  Tom’s solo acoustic work includes his own original Blues compositions and has led to performances at major music festivals around Europe, including major stages at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, and Blues Autour Du Zinc.  

Tom’s musical commissions include composing and performing the music for the HandelHendrix permanent exhibition in Mayfair, London, and Tom’s multiple national radio appearances include performances and documentaries for BBC Radio 4  and BBC Radio 2.

Tom’s journalistic writing is regularly featured in specialist music publications including Blues In Britain magazine, and his original research papers and book reviews  are published in several international peer-reviewed  journals.  Tom’s chapter on the blues in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s was published by Equinox Press in April 2018.  His most recent publication is a co-edited book by David Sanjek, published in September 2018 by Routledge.

Downstairs / Free Entry Bar Show

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Independent Venue Week: The Shining Levels - Gallows Pole Live
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Independent Venue Week: The Shining Levels - Gallows Pole Live

The Shining Levels is a musical collective put together using rural folk musicians, loops and electronics to produce a contemporary soundscape acting as a companion piece to Benjamin Myers' novel The Gallows Pole.

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

£15 Advance / £17 On The Door

Tiokets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 3pm

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Tiffany + Support
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tiffany + Support

With a career spanning over 30 years and with a sizable and devoted fan base, Tiffany isn’t afraid to take risks. ‘Pieces of Me’ is a step away from what her fans might expect, but one that won’t disappoint. Fusing elements of rock and pop, the 11-track set shines a spotlight on Tiffany’s vocals, songwriting and producing skills, while still showcasing her trademark tendency for big radio friendly choruses.
“It’s not what people will think a Tiffany album should sound like,” says Tiffany. “From the writing process to recording, and producing, and working with amazing musicians that understood my vision - this is the music that’s been in my heart for a very long time. It’s time to fulfill my dreams and step into these shoes.”
Kicking off with the epic new single, ‘Worlds Away’ (out 31st August) the song sets the tone for the whole album – big vocals, big drums and big electric guitar riffs showcasing an authority from Tiffany people might not have seen before. “I’m in total control of my music now. I was written off as a one hit wonder but I’ve continued to release music, and to grow as an artist, and this album is all about that growth. It’s about change.”
The infectiously powerful ‘Feels Like a Storm’ is one of the album’s most instant moments, with gritty guitars and a haunting melody working perfectly with Tiffany’s soulful vocal. Elsewhere there’s the fun rock pop of ‘Beautiful’ (available now with all album pre-orders) which brings classic Blondie to mind and the anthemic ‘Waste of Time.’ The introspective, confessional lyrics and brooding beats of ‘Pieces of Me’ make it a standout, and unsurprising that it birthed the title of the album. “It’s about embracing life, even if you’ve made mistakes, wasted time on relationships or career choices, it’s about taking back control and moving on. So it made total sense as the album title. You really are getting all the pieces of me, everything I’ve ever dreamed and wanted.”
Other highlights include the all out rock of ‘King of Lies’, the beautiful piano led ‘Hey There’ – a classic love song and the album’s only ballad which let’s Tiffany’s voice shine. And don’t miss the 80’s rock of ‘Starting Over,’ the perfect blend of pop rock - ‘Heaven’ or the excellent closer, ‘Fall.’
‘Pieces of Me’ was recorded across numerous locations, including Nashville, LA and London and brought Tiffany together with an array of hugely talented and experienced musicians for what she calls “the most organic musical experience of her career.” These included co-producers Mark Alberici (also lead guitar) and Steven Leiweke and musicians like The Killing Floor, Oliver Alberici (Rhythm Guitar) Cody Waggett (Drums) and Jake Barr (Bass). There were also guest players; Mark Brzezicki (of Big Country/The Cult/Pete Townsend) and Johnny Martin (of LA Guns/The Chelsea Smiles/Adler). “I’m very fortunate to have these people on the record,” says Tiffany. “You couldn’t get any better than this. They all bring their own talents to the album and the end result is not just a Tiffany record, it was recorded as a band, and it’s a band album. A lot of them are now with me on the road too, so you’ll hear the record how it was recorded when we play it live.”
Tiffany has sold over 15 million albums to date. It all started in 1987 when her iconic number one hit single ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ captured the heart of a nation and catapulted her to pop super stardom. She earned two US number one hit singles with ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ and ‘Could’ve Been’ and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. After two massively successful albums and world tours, at age 21 her priorities shifted. She gave birth to her son Elijah and wanted to raise him out of the spotlight, but she never stopped writing music. In 2000 Billboard Magazine described Tiffany’s album ‘The Color of Silence’ as “thoughtful, intelligent, and full of grace” and ranked it among the “Top Ten Best Albums of the Year”. In 2011 she released her country-pop LP ‘Rose Tattoo’, embracing the music she grew up on, and her last album was 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘A Million Miles’ which marked the first time Tiffany had been a co-producer on her own record. Fast forward to 2018 and Tiffany is now on the eve of releasing ‘Pieces of Me’ and with its feet firmly fixed in the rock world, is she worried how her devoted fan base will react? “My fans are amazing, they let me be me. They really are a wonderful presence in my life. I think I’ve delivered an album that makes sense for all us. We’ve all grown up together and this is an album on where we’re at now. As long as I’m sincere and they can hear the message behind it I think they’ll be happy

£18 Advance.

Physical Tickets Available Via:

Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Independent Venue Week: Wot Gorilla + Lost Ground
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Independent Venue Week: Wot Gorilla + Lost Ground


‘Sometimes you can hear and feel where a band is from. Yet, venture beyond Halifax, deep into the wondrous valleys of Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire and you’d be forgiven for thinking even this mythical landscape can’t contain such sounds brewing within. For there lies a whole different kind of monster beneath the hills, as since 2010 Wot Gorilla? have been pushing the musical boundaries of alternative and progressive guitar music. Undergoing a variety of lineup changes since that time, the band are now settled as a newly reformed five-piece. 

 

Devastating riffs command legions of winding song structures, time signatures, poly-rhythms and screams get thrown around like wedding confetti with seemingly brazen disregard - all the whilst upholding a melodic backbone via delicate breakdowns. This is dizzying and at times terrifying music, but ultimately a uniquely rewarding experience which fans of The Fall of Troy, Infinity Land-era Biffy and Meshuggah will appreciate fully.’

£5 Advance / £7 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via:

Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern

Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Support comes from Leeds’ Math Rockers Lost Ground

Doors 8pm

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Independent Venue Week: Land Sharks + Hot Soles
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Independent Venue Week: Land Sharks + Hot Soles

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the venues.....

Land Sharks is a whole new monster of a band The very filthiest in rock n' roll comes together to deliver a serious slice of twisted steel and sex appeal.

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Tiokets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax),

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

Support comes from Sheffield’s HOT SOLES

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Independent Venue Week: Snake Davis & The Ben Crosland Trio
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

Independent Venue Week: Snake Davis & The Ben Crosland Trio

Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfields “Change”, M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up” and Take Thats “A Million Love Songs”. He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurhythmics to Amy Winehouse – having recorded on more than 500 tracks in recent years for over 60 artists and played live with dozens more.

Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe.

His greatest love is to play intimate venues as himself. Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in. He is also a musical director, a writer and an arranger.

Tonight as guest soloist with The Ben Crosland Trio sees Snake in a jazzier frame of mind, but the soul and beautiful ballads will not be completely left out.

www.snakedavis.rocks

“A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while”  TIME OUT

“Snake is a joy to work alongside.  His musical skills have no limit, in fact he is as free as a bird”  DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)

“He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN


£15 Advance / £17 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Kimbers Men
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Kimbers Men

Audiences everywhere, rave over the harmonies of Kimber’s Men. They have appeared at Festivals in Ostende, Appingedam, Portmagee, Portsoy, Fano in Denmark, and all over the UK. Featured twice on Sunday brunch for Channel 4 ,they also starred in the BBC2 and BBC4 production of Sea Songs, with Gareth Malone; the latter being the most viewed programme of the year, on BBC 4.

 

Kimber’s Men possess probably the finest bass singer on the British folk scene today, in John Bromley. John has been singing folk songs since he was sixteen and has sung in several folk bands and is a solo artist. John plays guitar, whistle and bodhran.

 

Neil Kimber has been performing and singing since the late sixties and has a massive repertoire of songs at his disposal, he plays guitar and is the only real sailor amongst us. Neil and Ros Kimber composed the wonderful song ‘Don’t Take The Heroes’, which is now being sung by many shanty bands all over the world, and describes the aftermath of the Penlee lifeboat disaster.’

 

Kimber’s men are lucky to have long standing member Gareth Scott. He has a powerful and bluesy voice and is an accomplished guitarist, bringing another dimension to the sound they produce. Not forgetting Steve Smith our recent stowaway, who, as sound engineer and multi-instrumentalist, completes the group with his high harmonies.

Expect to laugh, sing and be generally entertained.

£5 Advance / £7 On The Door

Tickets Available Via:

Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax, Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com (Subject To Booking Fee)

Doors 2pm / Standing Show (Limited Seating Available)

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The Sunday Club Presents: Terri Shaltiel
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Terri Shaltiel

The Sunday Joint is proud to kick off a brand new season of Sunday sessions at The Lantern.

And our first out of the starting blocks is Terri Shaltiel

erri is a powerful funky singer as well as being a band-leader, song-writer, who sings a bluesy fusion of deep soul, jazz, funk, rare-groove, reggae and all that is fine, with a tone ranging from gutsy and raw to lilting and lush.

The ultimate queen of Funk, Soul, Blues and Reggae.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

5pm Start

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Angelos & Barry
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

Angelos & Barry

BBC’s Angelos Epithemiou and Channel 4’s Barry froom Watford return with a new show following their sell out Edinburgh Festival shows in August 2018.

Barry wants to tell you all about his career in showbiz ‘at the end of the pier’ while Angelos is onstage to discuss his art, poetry, literature and all the other stuff no one is meant to understand.

Perhaps it’s time for the newly intellectual Angelos to move on. Is their fabulous double act doomed?

More hysterical silliness following their last show which The Guardian called ‘A Puerile delight’

£16.50 Advance / £18 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, Jumbo Records, Leeds, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

Thursday 10th December - SOLD OUT!

Second date added on Friday 11th December!

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Bulsara & His Queenies
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Bulsara & His Queenies

Bulsara and His Queenies are a remarkable 7-piece band that perform the music of Queen. They have recently been selected by Queen Productions Ltd. to headline the official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux, Switzerland in September 2018.

Made up of youthful music graduates and an ex-physics teacher, they have their ownidentty; not what is quite expected of your typical ‘Queen Tribute Band’. There are no wigs, no yellow jackets and no attempt to look like Queen. Instead, the band’s whole ethos is based upon performing the studio versions of the songs to an exceptional standard, rather than hiding behind any gimmicks.

“We haven’t made a conscious decision to be alternative; we’ve just evolved that way!”

In recent years, the Queen Tribute market in the UK has become somewhat flooded. Bulsara and His Queenies [BAHQ], founded in the summer of 2016 in the North of England, offer a unique and sensational alternative. They don't describe themselves as a ‘Queen Tribute Band’ per se; think ‘homage’ rather than ‘pastiche’.

“We are quite ‘alternative’ and unique for a ‘tribute band’ as we don’t attempt to look like Queen. The fact that we were still booked for the hottest party in showbiz by the world’s biggest band is testament to our musical capabilities.”

BAHQ exist to provide the most discerning Queen fan with a unique experience. As well as performing several of Queen’s more mainstream hits, the band place particular emphasis on the ‘Deep Cuts’ from the first half of Queen’s career. To date, Queen have sold over 300 million albums worldwide, proving that album tracks are extremely popular with the hard-core Queen fans.

“In 2017, the band rapidly evolved and we had our own identity. Reassured by the feedback we received from our growing fanbase, it became clear that we had exposed a niche in the Queen Tribute market, in that it’s possible to perform Queen’s music without looking like them and be respected more for doing so.”

£20 Advance / £22 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Jumbo Records, Leeds

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Bright Moon + Genie
Dec
14
to Dec 15

Bright Moon + Genie

Bright Moon is brothers Tom (voice/guitar) & Jim O'Keefe (drums) along with life-long musical cohorts the 'two Ryans' - Wilby (bass) and Wilkinson (Voice/Keys/Synths). The boys have been playing music together in various incarnations for over a decade but it took Ryan's Wilkinson’s recent introduction to knit their sound together with his textured keyboards, drones and tones. Bright Moon's heady brew of pyschedelic pop was cooked up in their bolthole in North Halifax, a derelict farm on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. The band's ambitious arrangements fuse classic songwriting and the ambient leanings of late era Talk Talk, with a doff of the hat to Wild Beasts, The Smiths and Massive Attack. Check out the band's recent demo which was recorded with up and coming producer David Watts (recent production credits include (The Fall/Kaiser Chiefs/Paul Heaton).

£5 Advance / £6.00 On The Door

Tiokets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Genie

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Halifax Hikers Present: Hardcore Punk All Dayer
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Halifax Hikers Present: Hardcore Punk All Dayer

Halifax Hikers, in conjunction with The Lantern present a Hardcore Punk Rock Special on Sunday 9th December.

Featuring: Billyclub, Anti-System, Burning Flag, Unholy Alliance, Toronto Blessings & Bleed.

Tickets: £12 Advance / £14 On The Door.

Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax, Direct from Halifax Hikers.

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

2PM Start / Standing Show

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Ozzbest
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Ozzbest

A seemingly endless stream of weird and wonderful characters to rival Spinal Tap has resulted in the current line-up after many years. With Phil as the only original member, much like the real Ozzy's band, Ozzbest has evolved and changed over the years. With a combination of Phil as a shrieking, ranting Ozzy, Paul's Zakk Wylde style riffing and shredding, Bob's near-perfect Geezer Butler bass attack and the powerful precision thumping backbone of Goldie's drumming, the band suits perfectly any period of Ozzy era Sabbath right up to his modern day solo work. 

With almost a hundred years of playing experience between them, Ozzbest deliver an exciting stage performance; their love of Ozzy and Sabbath songs really shines through

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tiokets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Heather Findlay + Joska de Langen
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Heather Findlay + Joska de Langen

The Heather Findlay Trio is... Heather Findlay - Acoustic guitar, vocals, woodwind Sarah Dean - Harp, vocals, woodwind percussion Martin Ledger - Lead electric guitar, vocals

Heather Findlay Trio ~ Aces & Eights A Night In The Saloon Bar In April 2017 the Heather Findlay Trio took to the intimacy of a stripped back, laid back show in London town resulting in the unique and beautifully low-lit, Rembrandt-esque, ‘Aces & Eights - A Night In The Saloon Bar’ film. Paring down the wall of sound usually found in the full line up of the Heather Findlay Band, Sarah Dean on harp, vocals, percussion and woodwind, and Martin Ledger, lead guitar and vocals, join Findlay on acoustic guitar and woodwind, to form a trio that manages to reveal more than just the fragility one might anticipate from a semi-acoustic performance with a surprising amount of power in explosive bursts of energetic frisson. Expect all the delicacy, warmth, humour and camaraderie as if the trio were playing in your own living room!

£15 Advance / £17 On The Door

Tiokets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Tensheds
Dec
4
9:00 PM21:00

Tensheds

MOJO – “He’s Exceptional” Classic Rock – “A refreshing whiff of anarchy” Get Ready To Rock – “Nick Cave meets Lady Gaga” 
” Viva Le Rock “Genius”

RICK WAKEMAN – “A very rare talent”

In 2016, following the release of his 3rd album, Tensheds was awarded the Discretional Rock Award at a ceremony held at the House Of Lords. The award was presented by rock piano legend Rick Wakeman. who spoke at great length about the similarities between himself and Tensheds - having both hailed from a classical background. It was a crowning achievement that marked ten years since Matt Millership - aka Tensheds, left the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in search of the Rock n Roll dream.

Since then, the world of Tensheds has been anything but ordinary.

His latest album ‘The Dandy Punk Prince’ marks a milestone in his development as an artist. Doing away with all instruments except piano and drums, he set about re-defining the ‘Piano Album’ and in the process created a genre all for himself which he calls ‘21st Century Blues’. Not only had no rock record ever been made with such instrumental limitation, Tensheds instructed his engineer that this must be a hard, gritty, base heavy punkblues record, oh and that it was to be recorded on his near 200 year old grand piano! Having already set the bar high, Tensheds then moved himself, drummer and engineer into Leicester Square Theatre in Soho for seven nights to record the drums – he wanted the largest space possible but unfortunately his 1835 grand piano was too fragile to move. So following their Seven Nights In Soho, Tensheds and engineer Simon Kitts then relocated to his Sussex Square home in Brighton, turning the entire house into a recording studio to finish the record.

Tensheds attention to detail and crazy ambitions certainly paid off when the record won critical acclaim across the board from the likes of Classic Rock, MOJO, UNCUT, Maverick, R2, Vive Le Rock, BBC Radio. Praise certainly doesn’t come higher than Liverpool Sound & Vision declaring “A New Spectrum of Music”, well maybe from Penny Black Music “Settle back andinhale his Genius”.

However, Tensheds real magic lies in his live performances. His audacious showmanship and Rachmaninoff style piano skills, deftly delivers a brand of gritty, heavy, edgy blues/punk, which incorporate elements of this classical background.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar Show

9pm Start

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Cockney Rejects + Unholy Alliance
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Cockney Rejects + Unholy Alliance

THE COCKNEY REJECTS EXPLODED ONTO THE SCENE IN 1979 AND GRABBED THE INDUSTRY QUITE LITERALLY, BY THE THROAT.

These four kids from London's East End were battlehardened veterans of the streets, smoky boxing clubs, and West Ham's bearpit terraces, with experiences beyond their tender years.

They were the first and original band to weld driving rock rhythms to terrace singalongs, and they crashed out of the East End like a demented freight train, flattening everything in their path.

The searing soundtrack they created has refused to die, and with US bands such as Rancid, Green Day and the Dropkick Murphys citing the band as major influences, they have become a cult to a new generation.

Older and wiser, the Cockney Rejects now tour the globe igniting audiences worldwide with their red hot live set and uniting kids from the four corners of the earth with their particular brand of rock'n'roll and West Hammery.

£18 Advance / £20 On The Door (Subject To Availability)

Support comes from Unholy Alliance (Fronted by Former English Dog’s main man Adie Bailey’

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Mysterines + Casino Rockets
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Mysterines + Casino Rockets

“Not many bands can say their first gig was a sell-out. The Mysterines however can. Still only in their teens, the trio led by the knockout vocal projection of lead Lia Metcalfe, set the scene aptly. Chiller-psych met with the bluesy-folk outer-tone of Metcalfe‘s past solo performances as bandmates, bassist George Favager and drummer Zak Mcdonnell, held it all together with tight, measured instrumentation. Three young musicians showing talent and professionalism well above their collective years.” 

Support comes from Halifax's own - CASINO ROCKETS!

Tickets: £5 Advance / £7 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Only

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