Lantern Jazz Presents: Nishla Smith Quintet
May
21
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Nishla Smith Quintet

Nishla is a jazz singer/songwriter, currently working on a narrative song cycle produced by opera north's resonance. her other original project, the nishla smith quintet will start the year with shows at nq jazz, the vortex and jazz leeds. 

in september 2017, nishla produced a major commission for manchester collective. 'cabaret', a collage of her original songs and reimagined classical and jazz repertoire toured throughout the uk, was performed live on bbc3 in tune, and was later revived for a limited second run and inclusion in the at home mcr's push festival. in 2018, after a tour to australia to perform at mona's summer jazz festival in tasmania, and a sell-out show at melbourne's paris cat jazz club; she recorded a debut ep at low four studio with support from manchester jazz festival's hothouse talent development program. after a summer residency at the sage in gateshead, she closed the year with shows at manchester jazz festival, lancaster jazz festival, matt and phred's, and band on the wall. she will be releasing music from her new ep in 2019

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30 PM Start

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Galaxians + Support
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Galaxians + Support

“Let The Rhythm In is a tour de force of excuberant club energy” CLASH

“Dazzling” Huffington Post

“Fiercely danceable astral-gazing trio tear up every show they play, regardless of who they’re billed with. A room full of indie kids, a room full of disco lovers, a room full of punks – they all fall hard for the Galaxians party” NME magazine

“Channeling New York’s late ‘80s “freak disco” (Was Not Was, Liquid Liquid, Arthur Russell) and Detroit’s Acid House scenes, Galaxians produce a maximum output from a minimal set-up.”Our Favourite Places, Sheffield Culture Guide

Within the music of Galaxians – the trio of Jed Skinner, Emma Mason, and Matt Woodward – lies a powerfully hedonistic strain that does much to loop a thread through the party lineage of their hometown of Leeds.

Coupled with the first impressions of what the pair loosely term their “pre-digital dance music”, you might not raise an eyebrow to find out that their cues are taken in-part from classic disco and house labels such as Sleeping Bag or Chicago’s TRAX, nor that their early EPs found homes across the Atlantic on the similarly-minded Dither Down in Brooklyn, and Atlanta’s Rotating Souls Records.

However, it’s the beating pulse of Northern England club life, married with the thriving independence of much of the region’s best venues and spaces that forces its way through in the band’s live shows and recorded output.

Galaxians’ soulful, muscular sound resonates a raw playfulness, and with the addition of Emma Mason in 2015,the band have forged a path to a sound steeped in the tradition of New York disco and boogie heavyweights such as Inner Life, Gwen Guthrie, and producer/writer Leroy Burgess.

In recent years the band’s appearances at Beacons, Blue Dot, Beat-Herder, and Tramlines festivals have gathered significant praise for the bristling energy of their live performances.

Galaxians have played alongside acts such as Horse Meat Disco, Tom Tom Club, Jessy Lanza, The Juan Maclean, Golden Teacher, Auntie Flo, Zombie Zombie, Discodeine, Ultramagnetic MCs, Ital, Happy Meals and more

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax.

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Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Dead Good Disco (DJ SET) Downstairs Bar
May
25
to May 26

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

8:30pm Start / Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

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Sunday Club Presents #PenninePop1 With Gauranga
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents #PenninePop1 With Gauranga

The Sunday Club are delighted to present the first of hopefully many shows dedicated to supporting the very best of the new breed of up and coming bands from the Pennines and nearby. First up we have Gauranga.

West Yorkshire-based Gauranga produce catchy guitar-based indie pop music. The 5-piece, consisting of Conrad Berriff (vocals, keys), Will Bolton (guitar), Alex Holdsworth (guitar), Henry Strangeway (bass) and Dillon Harrison (drums), emerged in 2018 with the release of their debut single, Butterfly Brain.� With influences ranging from The 1975 to Circa Waves to The Kooks, Gauranga offer an eclectic sound accompanied with heartfelt lyricism and sing-a-long choruses.� Gauranga’s second single, Back to Me, was released on 8th February

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 5pm Start

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Kyla Brox (Full Band Show)  **Re-Scheduled Date**
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Kyla Brox (Full Band Show) **Re-Scheduled Date**

Kyla Brox‘s scintillating, multi-faceted new album, Pain & Glory marks her ascendancy to the very first rank of British singers.

Kyla has been a professional musician since the age of twelve – first in her father, Victor Brox‘s band, then striking out on her own – and Pain & Glory represents the culmination of a quarter of a century’s experience on the road and in the studio. The variety and depth of her vocal performances have grown year on year and are given a superb setting in this album’s sweeping landscape of soul, blues, urban R&B, blues-rock, and singer-songwriter pop of the highest class.

The collection opens with the joyous ‘For The Many’, replete with Stevie Wonder-style clavinet sounds from keyboardist John Ellis, and a politically progressive lyrical sentiment which is emblematic of Kyla’s generosity, humanity and proud optimism throughout this collection.

Highlights abound: the retro-soul, slow-burn balladry and melodic momentum of the title track; the jubilant R&B of ‘Choose Life’; ‘In The Morning’ is a swaggering, sensual blues shuffle; ‘Manchester Milan’, unfurls as a wistful, sophisticated meditation on a cosmopolitan affaire d’amour; Lover’s Lake has the gentle, inviting pulse of a Fleetwood Mac b-side; while the hot funk of ‘Let You Go’ flames with righteous Girl Power brio.

Two tracks perhaps deserve extra-special mention. Firstly, the swingin’, jivin’, ‘Bluesman’s Child’ which documents Kyla’s teenage years of singing with her father’s band. A bit of background: in the early ’60s her dad, Victor Brox formed the Victor Brox Blues Train with singer Annette Reis, who would become Kyla’s mother. They were, perhaps, the first interracial band on the scene, Annette having been born in Stockport of African-Canadian, English and Nigerian heritage. Victor went on to the influential Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation drawing the admiration of Jimi Hendrix, who dubbed Victor his “favourite white voice”. Robert Plant was also a teenage fan. Kyla sometimes performs with Victor and Annette to this day.

Secondly, classic-in-waiting, ‘Don’t Let Me Fall’ wields seriously radio-friendly soul-pop heft, as Kyla builds from a crooning start to an astonishing crescendo where she sings without the brakes on. It is a truly thrilling aural experience.

Such a treasure shines all the brighter in being supported by a superb team – Kyla’s brother, Sam Brox of Dust Junkys fame produces empathetically with help from Kyla herself and her husband, co-writer and bassist Danny Blomeley – it is indeed, a family affair. John Ellis(Honeyfeet, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen etc), plays keys with alchemical excellence; in-the-pocket drummer Mark Warburton is a master of economy; Paul Farr (Corinne Bailey Rae, Joss Stone, Tom Jones) is an enchantingly fluent guitarist; while the renowned Haggis Horns – proclaimed “the best horn section in the world” by Mark Ronson – create a further dimension to these already finely crafted, appealing songs with their mellifluous and punchy arrangements.

In September 2018 Kyla won the UK Blues Challenge with a breathtakingly charismatic set at Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion. She will represent Britain at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2019 and at the European event in The Azores, April.

Kyla Brox is one of the very best soul-blues singers the British Isles has ever produced, and with the arrival of this beautifully composed cornucopia of an album, her time has come.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

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

www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Partially Seated/Standing Show

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 Lantern Jazz Presents: The Ben Crosland Trio W/Special Guest 'Rod Mason'
May
28
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: The Ben Crosland Trio W/Special Guest 'Rod Mason'

Crosland formed his new Quartet, his current working band, in 2006, bringing together three long term playing partners, Rod Mason (saxophones), Jez Platt  (keyboard) and Dave Tyas (drums). Each member of the band is a leader in his own right and this relaxed joining of kindred spirits produces an open, mature and energetic performance in which there are no conflicting egos, only a desire to enjoy each others company, play good music and entertain.

The band's repertoire consists of Crosland originals and compositions by contemporary musicians including Don Grolnick, Mike Mainieri, John Scofield and Jaco Pastorius.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30pm Start

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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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David Ford + Support
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

David Ford + Support

David James Ford (born 16 May 1978 in DartfordKent) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and songwriter. He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, ...Better Ways to Self Destruct and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in 2004.

As a solo artist, he has released four albums to date, two of which were named "Album of The Year" in both The Sunday Times and Word Magazine. David has toured the world opening for such artists as KT Tunstall, Gomez, Elvis Costello, Ingrid Michaelson and Ray LaMontagne and he has played the UK Latitude Festival, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. Ford has also performed on Last Call With Carson Daly and Sun Studio Sessions. The Guardian called him “unmissable... one of Britain's best."

£16.50 Advance

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

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show (Limited)

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Secluded Sea + Bravado Cartel + Boxteles
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Secluded Sea + Bravado Cartel + Boxteles

Secluded Sea is a collaboration between Halifax born multi-instrumentalist, Blair Murray and Welsh actor - come-vocalist Angela Hazeldine, who initially met when the latter was performing in a band at The Deaf Institute in Manchester. Having played in several local bands himself and also having done a variety of session work, Blair began writing his own solo material. 

Blair’s influences transcend a range of genres which all contribute to his song-writing style and help to create a wide sonic pallet, consciously glancing back to the halcyon days of cinematic style studio productions, thus swimming against the tide in this compressed modern world. 

The results are songs best described as shimmering dream pop, where experimentation with repetition, texture and tone rule over conventional song structures. Blair soon realised that for him to re-create his burgeoning ideas, he would need a band to back Angela and himself, and they are now augmented by live drums, bass rhythm guitar & keys.

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax & The Lantern Venue Box Office.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Boogie Bitches (DJ SET)
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Boogie Bitches (DJ SET)

"Boogie Bitches are Nikki, Sidonie and Lara, three likeminded mates that wanted to kickstart a more 'female-led' DJ collective in the North-West of England. With a number of successfully curated nights and events already under their belts, Boogie Bitches aim to bring the party to any setting, combining their tastes to bring people an eclectic evening of soul, disco, synth-pop and beyond

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / From 8pm

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Casino Rockets
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Casino Rockets

Casino Rockets combine the more intelligent aspects of indie rock with elements of electronica to create a sound that never really settles on a single template and consequently keeps you completely engaged. The tunes are loud, often propulsive.

Their latest single ‘Conscience’ is out Now!

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Sunday Club Presents: Lucy Mae Trio
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Lucy Mae Trio

A Manchester based Duo/Band, lead by Lucy Mae (Vocalist/Writer) & Luc Phan ( Instrumentalist/Producer), they play with elements of Jazz, Soul, Pop and Trip Hop to craft their music.

" Revivalist, methodical and passionate Lucy Mae is doing what we like to see! Making music, movements and keeping the live music scene a-thrive!" M20 Collective.

'It was a great musical gift to those who were present that night - it is much more than just Jazz and Soul!' - Nicolas Albernhe - The RoofTop Lounge - Nha Trang, Vietnam.

"Her voice is a dip from the norm in the Manchester music scene, deep and powerful and enticingly ear catching. Makes you tingle." - Cheryl Hill, Hive Radio

" A low, sultry voice at times reminiscent of Sade" - Ged Camera - BagThing

"The music they make is of a different generation. They clearly know and love this music and play it with warmth and energy" - Keith Savage, Buxton Fringe Festival Review - 2016.

5PM Start / Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

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The Last Internationale + Knuckle + Hot Soles
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Last Internationale + Knuckle + Hot Soles

Formed on the streets of New York City, The Last Internationale will be bringing their high-energy progressive rock ‘n’ roll to the main stage for Sunday At The Fair at Ramblin’ Man 2018. Featuring the mesmerising vocals of Delila Paz and the sonic blues and gritty guitar sound of Edgey Pires, TLI as they are affectionately known have toured with the likes of Robert Plant, Neil Young, The Who, Kings of Leon, Slash, Scott Weiland, Weezer, OneRepublic, Tom Morello, Lenny Kravitz, Incubus, Royal Blood, and many more.

With their soon to be released new album ‘Soul On Fire’ about to win a whole new audience for the rebel New Yorkers, we leave the last words to Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage’s Tom Morell “The Last Internationale are one of my favorites in the next wave of rebel rockers. They’re raw and real and mix East Village rock sensibilities with Battleship Potemkin firepower.”

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

Tickets Available Via:

The Lantern (Venue Box Office)  , Revo Records, Halifax, Jumbo Records, Leeds

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Support comes from KNUCKLE

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: Paddy Steer
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Paddy Steer

Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity. It’s a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc. or all these roles at the same time.

In rejection of the notion of ‘immaculate reproduction’, live performances from Paddy’s own project err more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies.

He creates his tools, as he creates his craft, here from scratch, there from new, ever from long-garnered experience that includes running the massive ensemble Homelife, years hence. In style he is unique on the circuit that knows him, on which similarly his blinkered resolve and capacity to create must be unparalleled.

This has been reduced down over a long period of time, and applied coat by coat with subtle mastery, for richness, depth, and vivid texture, as if it were some magnificent curry, or a samurai sword. Lounge, romp, deep groove, homely and galactic-expedition whimsy, furry electronic invention, it feels akin to playing and winning a computer game made from reality, to hear.

“sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop”. (Graham Massey)

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5pm Start

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The Sunday Club Presents:  The Night Creatures
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Night Creatures

The Nightcreatures play New Orleans R&B inspired by the hit HBO series ‘Treme’ and the recordings of Dr John, James Booker and Professor Longhair. They draw repertoire from a varied mixture of New Orleans classics, old time blues, traditional spirituals, mardi gras and more modern songs given the ‘Nightcreatures treatment’, as well as original music. 

Half blues band, half brass band they have the capacity to perform in a street parade as well as on stage

They host their own monthly jam session at Matt and Phred’s in Manchester inviting musicians to join them in playing authentic material from the crescent city. They also regularly perform at the club as well as at venues and festivals across the UK.  The individual members collectively have experience of playing all over the world and are all full time professional musicians.

They have a new recording available to listen to (above right) and a video offering a glimpse of how it was made, filmed at Limefield studios. You can also visit the Soundcloud page

5PM Start / Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

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Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts

Based near Fort Worth, Texas, singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton released his first solo album, the

critically acclaimed ‘Hell of a Day’, back in 2015. Prior to this, Ryan had experienced success across

North America and Canada with former band Smile Smile.

February 2017 saw the first release under the banner ‘Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors’ – with the

album ‘the Devil’s in the Detail’, produced by Dave Draper and hailing the introduction of the

‘Traitors’ – Mickey Richards on Drums and Rob Lane on bass. Single ‘Heavy Heart’ was playlisted by

Kerrang! Radio, as later was the follow-up ‘Smarter’, also put into heavy rotation by XS Manchester.

These tracks, along with the charity single (for Samaritans) ‘F**k You Brain’, written & recorded with

former touring buddy Ginger Wildheart, have in turn been voted Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Track of

the Week’. Little Steven/Stevie van Zandt has not only bestowed upon the band the honour of

‘coolest song in the world’ multiple times already, he also play-listed half the album on his Sirius XM

show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

Album and live reviews were universally glowing, hotly followed by the live album ‘Capital Spirits’

and in 2018 the EP ‘Traitors Club – Year 1’.

Ryan hosts his own podcast through Milieu Media Group, ‘Ryan Hamilton’s Lost the Plotcast’ which

has been a Top 10 iTunes success. Guests already having appeared include artists Amanda Palmer

and Frank Turner.

Upon signing to Stevie Van Zandt’s ‘Wicked Cool’ label in June 2018 the band underwent a name

change and are now recognised as Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts. New music is expected

from the band on Wicked Cool in Spring 2019.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via The Lantern (Venue Box Office) and Revo Records, Halifax

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors: 7:30pm / Standing Show

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Lantern Jazz Presents: John Etheridge Trio North
Jun
25
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: John Etheridge Trio North

John Etheridge is one of Britain’s finest contemporary guitarists with an awesome technique and an extraordinary diversity of playing experience, having worked with, amongst others, Soft Machine, Andy Summers, Nigel Kennedy and Pat Metheny. Ben Crosland and Dave Tyas are well known to northern audiences, having worked for many years with many of the UK’s finest jazz musicians.

The band plays an attractive and entertaining mix of standard tunes, rocky/bluesy material and original compositions. John invariably includes one of his engaging solo spots during a performance. A return performance for this fine Trio.

£15 Advance / £17 On The Door

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8:00 PM / Venue / 8:30 PM Start

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Phoenix Night Quiz Hosted By Clinton Baptiste
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Night Quiz Hosted By Clinton Baptiste

Alex Lowe is a comedy actor who plays Barry from Watford on Steve Wright’s Radio 2 show and who is also known for playing Clinton Baptiste, the hapless hopeless psychic from Peter Kay’s hit C4 tv series “Phoenix Nights”.
Alex regularly plays Clinton on the comedy circuit and now he is here to host his Phoenix Nights quiz

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door (Subject To Availability)

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Please Note: ** There are two show on the night**

1st Show - Doors 7pm

2nd Show - Doors 9pm

Seated Show.

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Sunday Club Presents: Vibe-Ology
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Vibe-Ology

Heres a bit of spiel about the band and a picture


Yorkshire based quartet Vibe-ology pays tribute to the music of musicians and composers Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, John Patton, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and many more.


Using the seldom seen combination of Hammond organ and vibes, the music of the band covers a wide range, from jazz and blues to Latin and funk. Collectively, band members have worked with artists as diverse as Corinne Bailey Rae, the New Mastersounds, Haggis Horns, Martina Topley-Bird, New York Brass Band, Larry Carlton, Alan Barnes, Dennis Rollins, and countless others.

The band have toured venues around the north of England and have played several jazz festivals with more planned for later in the year. They have also found time to record their eponymous debut album, which is on sale now.


Vibes - John Settle

Guitar - Al Morrison

Hammond Organ - Bob Birch

Drums - TBA

5PM Start / Free Entry

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Dirty Laces + Special Guests
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Dirty Laces + Special Guests

Formed in early 2017, Dirty Laces have been making an impact on the Manchester music scene with their punk inspired high energy performances, heavy riffs and their own interpretation of popular 60’s and 70’s bands, whilst fusing these components with powerful choruses and raw rock and roll edge. They have had a solid first 12 months as a band with sell out shows in Manchester on more than one occasion and also sell out shows in Leeds and Sheffield.

More recently, then have shared a strong billing on the Tim Peaks stage at Liverpool Sound City and were part of The Charlatans CW9 North by Northwich takeover. They have had 3 releases to date, the first two were DIY digital releases and the most recent, The Modern Age EP, was released in conjunction with NoCo Records on 12” Vinyl. For the rest of year, they have some decent festival bookings and some self-promoted shows in the local area along with shows in Brighton, Hastings, London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Paris.

£5 Advance / £7 On The Door

Physical Tickets available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) and Revo Records, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Skwid Ink
Jul
16
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Skwid Ink

Skwid Ink are a raucous and theatrical quartet from the up and coming Leeds based label, Tight Lines. Described as "bombastic and inappropriate", Skwid take influence from artists ranging from Kamasi Washington to The MC5. With a debut vinyl release on the horizon, they're looking to put their stamp on British Jazz.

Skwid will be playing a mixture of originals and imaginatively reinterpreted favourites that promises to be just as exciting to watch as to listen to.

THE BAND:
Will Lakin - Guitar
George MacDonald - Keyboards and piano
Fergus Quill - Upright Bass
George Hall - Drums

Free Entry / 8:30 PM Start / Downstairs Bar

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S.V & The Eruptions
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

S.V & The Eruptions

Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions may contain two members of UK punk rock and rollers Dirt Box Disco, but they are far from being a part-time side project. ‘Not Wired Up Right’ is their third full length album and their fifth release in as many years. Unchained from the restraints of his guitar and taking on lead vocal duties, Spunk Volcano has free reign to indulge himself and his songwriting to whatever style he sees fit. From sweetly sappy love songs, to hardcore thrash and everything in between, there are no rules or boundaries for him or his Eruptions. But much like his work in Dirt Box Disco, for Spunk Volcano, the melody, the sing-a-long and the ear-worm always remains the number one focus.

£10 Advance

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8PM / Standing Show

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Whitney Rose (Full Band Show) + Support
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Whitney Rose (Full Band Show) + Support

Rewind to January 2017. Whitney Rose was primed to release her first recording of the year, South Texas Suite, a countrypolitan valentine to her hometown of Austin, Texas. Days before the EP hit the streets and Rose kicked off a four-month worldwide tour, the burgeoning songwriting force packed her boots for Nashville, where she entered BlackBird Studio A to reconvene with the Mavericks’ Raul Malo. In one short week, Rose, Malo and co-producer Niko Bolas crafted her acclaimed latest effort, Rule 62. Rose, a unique and inimitable writer and performer has been highly lauded for her work. Rose and her seasoned band have performed nearly four hundred shows in the past two years gaining international notoriety. Here is what people are saying:

“Whitney Rose is making country music gold.” - THE FADER

This Texas-based singer's 21st-century update of classic country's most cherished ideals – boot-stomping rhythms and take-no-guff lyrics – is rich with sly wisdom, its full-bodied arrangements putting the spotlight on her sweetly tart soprano." - ROLLING STONE  

"This is her singular vision. And with two terrific worldwide releases to her name, she’s just getting started... She pens nine of the eleven tracks, all of which tap into a stylized yet never clichéd, ’60s-influenced era in country." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER

"Rose has acquired a deft talent for penning timeless material...Rule 62 suggests she’s firmly etched her identity in a genre that begs for singularity simply to stand out." - PASTE


"Meticulous in every respect. On Rule 62 she channels her inner Bobbie Gentry... In short, Rose does not limit herself, or want to be pigeonholed. She's doing it her way." - NO DEPRESSION


"All performances on Rule 62 are delivered with a casual assurance that gives the record the feeling of an old favorite; it feels like a record that you've lived with for years, in the best possible sense." - ALLMUSIC
"Whitney Rose elevates herself by writing and selecting songs that do what all the best classic country artists did: say something in a way that’s never been said before, giving perspective to universal emotions and moments, and making you feel something deeper than simple nostalgia." - SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door.

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / ** Please Note This Is a Standing Show**

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Sunday Club Presents: The Broken Orchestra
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: The Broken Orchestra

The Broken Orchestra are a four piece trip-hop act formed in Hull, UK in 2010 by production duo Pat Dooner and Carl Conway-Davis. Influenced by Hip-Hop, Jazz and Soul, the duo collaborated with various musicians, chopping and looping their performances to create tracks consisting of vocals, drums, guitar, bass, Rhodes piano and various samples and textures. 

Their debut album ‘Shibui’ was initially released in Japan via ‘P Vine Records’, subsequently a worldwide release followed via Canadian label, ‘Phonosaurus Records’. ‘Shibui’ and later releases received airplay worldwide with regular airplay in the UK via BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1. The first single ‘Over and Over’ was also featured on a Café Del Mar compilation. To add to the band’s uniqueness, their success was achieved without any live performances. 

In 2017, the duo recruited guitarist Tom Kay and vocalist Emily Render to take The Broken Orchestra on the road. The band played a sold out debut show in their hometown of Hull in August 2017 followed by various other performances around the UK. ��The Broken Orchestra’s latest recording, the ‘Blinded EP’ was released on their own label ‘A Bridge Too Far Recordings’ in March 2018, The release was supported by a UK summer tour which saw them perform at Band On The Wall in Manchester, Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle, The Hi-Fi Club in Leeds and the BBC Introducing stage at Humber Street Sesh of which a crowd of over 30,000 attended. 

The band will support Jazz legend and four-time Grammy Award winner Larry Carlton in October 2018 before taking a short break to record their second full- length album which is scheduled for release in 2019.

Free Entry / 5PM Start / Downstairs Bar

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Emma Johnson's 'Gravy Boat'
Jul
30
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Emma Johnson's 'Gravy Boat'

Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat is an outlet for Emma's original compositions featuring Calvin Travers (g), Sam Quintana (db), and Ali Wells (dr).

Emma's first project for small ensemble aims to explore the different textures and possibilities that emerge from a small band of close knit musicians performing together. Emma's writing for the quartet displays an accessible, contemporary sound rooted by strong melodies

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30pm

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Lantern Jazz/Sunday Club Presents: Kilimeter (Chris Sharkey + Chris Bussey)
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Lantern Jazz/Sunday Club Presents: Kilimeter (Chris Sharkey + Chris Bussey)

From two of the minds that brought you trioVD...

Altimeter fuse avant garde electronica and free improvisation to create a myriad of colours and

sound palettes. From subtle ambient soundscapes to room shaking groove’s, the result is one of

constant interest and flux. Using musical language aligned with Free Jazz Improv / Electronica /

Minimal Techno and Fusion, Altimeter bring a fresh perspective on genre blending creative music.

Members:

Chris Sharkey - Guitar , Electronics,

Chris Bussey - Drums , Electronics

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 5PM Start

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Hope & Social
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Hope & Social

Who, what, where and how..?

Over the last 10 years H&S have done some amazing things with their fans. They have

  • released 8 albums, 4 EPs and dozens of videos. Played hundreds of shows including Glastonbury, Durham BRASS Festival, Square Chapel – Halifax, Brudenell Social Club, Greenbelt Festival, Fibbers – York, Musicport, The Borderline, The Trades Club, The Bedford, Hull Truck, Moonbeams, Underneath The Stars Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pocktoberfest, The Deaf Institute, The Lexington, Freedom Festival…

  • turned their studio into a bistro and had 70 people join them to record as a wine-bottle orchestra

  • chartered an open-top bus for a day trip to the seaside culminating in a show on Runswick Bay beach

  • staged a magical garden party, bringing together some of Yorkshires' finest home-grown food, ales & independent artists

  • Performed “The Big Wide”, at the opening ceremony of the Tour de France with a 10,000 strong live audience and 300 million TV audience across the globe

  • worked with Arts Council England and the British Council in the UK, Georgia and Kazakhstan developing and performing “Bring The Happy” with interactive arts company Invisible Flock.

  • taught 1200 people how to play with Hope and Social as “The Band Anyone Can Join”, playing 12 shows in 12 towns along the route of the Tour De France Grand Depart over 4 days

  • commissioned ten independent artists to create a full album of videos to accompany their 2016 album FEEL

  • collaborated with “The Real Junk Food Project” to feed 400 and make the world's largest Christmas dinner ever made from food destined for waste. And put on a darn spiffing show to boot!

  • working with Durham International Brass Festival, traversed the north of England teaching people how to play plastic pBone brass instruments and perform with H&S

  • Made six location-specific, binaural music installations at Grassington Festival for This Must Be The Place

It’s all online (hopeandsocial.com/projects) and it was all only possible because fifty... five-hundred... five thousand people came together to make good things happen.

£15 Advance / £18 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, & The Lantern Venue Box Office

Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors 8PM / Standing Show

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Anti-Nowhere League
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Anti-Nowhere League

The Anti Nowhere League set out on the road in 1980 to prove they could be the worst band on Gods earth loud,violent,obnoxious yobbos with one mission... to get banned from every TV show, radio station and newspapers as possible just for a laugh......they were hated by the general public as well as 'real' musicians who thought they were a disgrace to the music business(and of course the fact they were pulling more people in their live shows than they were).....with numerous encounters with the authorities they have continued to play and release new material away from the public eye....In this day and age it does not seem quite as big a deal as it was back then when they stood alone now a few of the 'real' bands have taken up the 'flag' to be original with attitude...long may independent bands continue keeping the music live and real.....long live the League

£15 Advance

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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Xander & The Peace Pirates + Support
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Xander & The Peace Pirates + Support

Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, their pervasive blend of inspired song writing and memorable performances has already seen them enrapture audiences from around the world. 

Brothers Keith and Stu were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, the Stones), who was so smitten by their music he offered to produce the band’s first album.

"Despite being a new name to many, they've already shared space onstage with rock & blues glitterati like Buddy Guy, Bon Jovi, Vintage Trouble, The Temperance Movement, Eric Bibb, Robben Ford, Manfred Mann, Joe Bonamassa, Ritchie Kotzen, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) and The Fabulous Thunderbirds

."FRASER LEWRY - Classic Rock Magazine UK

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records & The Lantern Venue Box Office

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 7PM / Standing Show

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PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS

Seven is the magic number. What’s more, this is about more then the number of days in the week or continents in the world - psychologists have theorised that the human memory’s ability to calibrate information on a short term basis is mostly limited to a sequence of this length.

Thus, it seems strangely fitting that Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - the Newcastle-based maximalists whose riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across the darker quarters of the underground in the last five years - have made a second album in ‘King Of Cowards’ which does its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits.

Moreover, another notable seven is dealt with here - that of the deadly sins. As vocalist and synth player Matt Baty notes “In terms of how the theme came together I’d relate it to throwing paint at a canvas in a really physical and subconscious way, then stepping back to analyse it and seeing it all as one piece. It wasn’t until then that I saw there was this continual thread of sin and guilt in the lyrics throughout the album” For a long time I’ve questioned how and where guilt can be used as a form of oppression.

When can guilt be converted into positive action? After typing all of the lyrics up I realised I’d unwittingly referenced every one of the seven deadly sins throughout the album. That’s my fire and brimstone Catholic upbringing coming into play there!” The period since Pigs’ Rocket Recordings 2017 debut ‘Feed The Rats’ - a mighty tsunami of rancorous riffage and unholy abjection that wowed critics and wreckheads alike - has seen the band build on their incendiary live reputation far and wide, from the sweatiest of UK fleapits to illustrious festivals like Roskilde. Perhaps the most relentlessly head-caving outfit of an alarmingly fertile scene operating in Newcastle at present, the band have all been busying themselves in a variety of activities, with Baty running Box Records (home of underground luminaries like Lower Slaughter, Casual Nun and Terminal Cheesecake) and both himself and bassist John-Michael Hedley playing in Richard Dawson’s band - indeed Dawson himself guests on ‘King Of Cowards’, both on synth and as part of a vocal ensemble on the opening ‘GNT’ - moreover, guitarist Sam Grant has been working hard on a new incarnation of Blank Studios, which began its life with the recording of this very album. Yet once united, and building on the momentum this band has built in the last year, this opus sees them entering a new phase as a sleeker and still more dangerous swineherd, with ex-Gnod and Queer’d Science drummer Chris joining the ranks and a new approach being taken in its creation. The Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct, yet the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests sharpened into addictive hammerblow and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon. Moreover, against all odds, the writing of this record entailed encounters with actual pigs. “We hired a remote, converted barn in the Italian countryside and spent a week there writing the bulk of the album and trying to make friends with wild boar.” notes Adam Ian Sykes “The results are shorter, more concise songs with a little more focus, especially thematically. We wanted to shift slightly from our old jam-based way of working. The album gets darker than Feed the Rats, especially lyrically but we also tried to get a fair amount of levity in there.” “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” So George Orwell noted at the end of a certain slim volume. ‘King Of Cowards’ is nothing less than just such a metamorphosis, one in which - in a blur of primal urges and beastly physicality - this band shows us just which animals are really in charge of the farm.

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern, Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield, Crash Records, Leeds, Revo Records, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com (On Sale Tuesday 27/03/19) at 10AM!

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show / 14+ Show With Adults

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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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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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Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

Although still in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast.

   Jerron performed to a sold out audience at the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and other stars. It is no exaggeration to say that Paxton made a huge impression. In the two years since his incredible performance at that star-studded show in one of the world’s great concert houses, Paxton’s own star has been rising fast. He opened for Buddy Guy at B.B. Kings in NYC; for Robert Cray at the Reading PA Blues Festival, and performed at numerous other festivals including: Woodford Folk Festival & Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia; Calgary Folk Festival in Canada; Jewel City Jam in Huntington WV; Freihofers Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs FL; Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-The Hudson NY; Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville AR: Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK., Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues Festival in Ireland; and headlined the 2017 Brooklyn Folk Festival.

 Jerron Paxton is a two-time participant in the Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise and is the new Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival & Workshop at Centrum in Port Townsend, WA. 

 Paxton was featured on CNN's Great Big Story and appeared in the multi award winning music documentary AMERICAN EPIC produced by Robert Redford, Jack White & T-Bone Burnett. In October and November 2018 Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton will be touring the U.S. with the musicians from this groundbreaking AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS music documentary. 

   This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. He's a world-class talent and a uniquely colorful character that has been on the cover of Living Blues Magazine and the Village Voice, and has been interviewed on FOX News. Paxton's sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind" Lemon Jefferson. According to Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal, Paxton is "virtually the only music-maker of his generation—playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements—to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ‘30s."

£15 Advance

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Partially Seated Show (First Come, First Served) / Doors 8pm

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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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TENSHEDS 'Piano + Drums Death Machine Tour'  + Support
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

TENSHEDS 'Piano + Drums Death Machine Tour' + Support

From the Royal Academy of Music to blues hobo, from John Mayall to the House of Lords, from recording in a barn to opening the Isle Of Wight festival, the world of Tensheds is anything but ordinary. 

Tensheds’ audacious showmanship deftly delivers a brand of gritty, heavy, edgy blues/punk, which incorporate elements of this classical background. Back with a new album and now performing with Ed Wells on drums, this duo take no prisoners when they deliver what Tensheds has coined “21st Century Blues”. For the uninitiated think ‘The White Stripes meets Tom Waits via Jerry Lee Lewis’.

An electrifying performer and truly independent artist, Tensheds trashes the very notion of limitations by creating everything ‘In-House’. And when it comes to recording, his latest record totally destroyed the rulebook; Not only did he move into Leicester Square Theatre for a week to record only the drums, he then subsequently turned his home (incidentally next door to Nick Cave) into a recording studio as his 200 year old grand piano was too fragile to move. The resulting record entitled ‘The Dandy Punk Prince’ is a genre-defying, punky blues album that was created entirely on piano & drums, and has had critics haling him “Genius” (PennyBlack Music) and Classic Rock declaring “You Believe His Hype”.

Once described as “Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Waits’ love child”, Tensheds has honed his persona over many years in the time-honoured tradition, hoboing the road. He first sprang to prominence in 2011 with the release of his award-winning album ‘Crazy Beautiful’ which he subsequently toured for two years, performing 300 shows while along the way supporting artists such as John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Hazel O’Connor, Roger Chapman, The Blockheads, James Burton.

£5 Advance / £7 On The Door

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:Edgar Jones (The Stairs/Paul Weller)
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents:Edgar Jones (The Stairs/Paul Weller)

Also known as Edgar 'Summertyme' Jones, Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones' musical path began as frontman and founder of Liverpool band The Stairs, championed by the likes of Elvis Costello and signed to Go! Discs, then also the home of future collaborators Paul Weller and The La’s. The Stairs debut single 'Weed Bus' and album Mexican R 'n' B, became classics of their time and the band have recently enjoyed a much lauded reunion.

Through The Isrites and on to The Big Kids, Edgar’s muse was restless, but by 2005, he seemed to have found the perfect palate for his influences not to mention the players to play the tunes. Jazz, rock’n’roll, soul, funk and doo wop were smeared across debut solo album Soothing Music For Stray Cats, which was released to critical acclaim.

Now three albums in to his solo career, Edgar has achieved legendary cult status as an artist in his own right, and has played with the great and the good including Paul Weller, St Etienne and Lee Mavers, “A form of National Service” to quote Edgar himself.

"A stunning collection of rock’n’roll, jazz, R&B and doo wop"
Mojo

"It bent my head, man. It’s probably one of the best records I have ever heard"
Noel Gallagher

"It sounds like Jones is having the time of his life"
Kris Needs, Shindig

"Mesmerising, pigeonhole-defying, gumbo of beatnik jazz, R & B, doo- wop and out-there Scouse soul... Remarkable"
Tim Peacock, Record Collector

"Listening to this becomes an aural history of the world’s coolest music. A true Liverpool hero"
Matt Wilkinson, NME

"The sound of a man, who is, in every sense doing his own thing"
Q

"Liverpool’s answer to Dr John"
Uncut

Free Entry (Downstairs Bar) / 5:00 PM

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In Echoes - SOLD OUT
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

In Echoes - SOLD OUT

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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Quiz Night (Downstairs Bar)
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Quiz Night (Downstairs Bar)

Quiz Night with Quiz Master Brian!


* Picture Round
* 25 Questions
* Music Intro Round / 10 tracks, 10 artists
* 25 Questions

Free Food!

Entry is £1.00 and all proceeds go to Overgate Hospice.

Plus the opportunity to win £150 + In The Jackpot!

Free Chilli too!

8:30 pm Start

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Sunday Club Presents: The Revelator Band
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: The Revelator Band

'Demented Victorian Gothic Pirate Blues'

Once, long ago, a young and troubled man found solace in records of long-dead blues musicians and found himself wondering why so much contemporary live music had no energy or passion. So he found hardy souls to help him change it. And they found the blues in the strangest places; in that battered dustbin, down the yellow brick road, on the high seas. But the blues it was, because it meant something. A feeling played with feeling. A catharsis, a bloody good time. And here we are; original, inventive, full of fire, often ramshackle and always devoted.

5PM Start / Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

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Blue Dahlia
Apr
24
8:30 PM20:30

Blue Dahlia

Dahlia Dumont: vocals, ukulele-player, singer-songwriter.

Brooklyn-girl, but a nomad at heart, Dahlia Dumont traveled the world from an early age, always absorbing the cultural and musical influences in her path. Her Eastern European heritage and her years as an anthropology student and teacher in France and Senegal shaped her musical palette, and in 2012 she created her project The Blue Dahlia. 

The Blue Dahlia: Lyrics in English and French, French and Mexican accordion, klezmer violin, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson. The music can be heard as an acoustic trio in the intimate bistros of New York and Paris, as well as the electric big band in venues and festivals around the world. 

Dahlia's debut album The Blue Dahlia was released in 2015; the second, La Tradition Américaine, releases in the August 2018, with her single En Dehors du Temps, released in June 2016. 

Today, Dahlia lives between New York and Paris, with a different band in each city. The musicians of New York and Paris are both featured on La Tradition Américaine.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30 PM Start

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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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The Sunday Club Presents: Victor Brox
Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: 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 // 5:00PM Start / Free Entry!

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Dead Good Disco VS Heavy Petting DJ SET
Apr
20
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Good Disco VS Heavy Petting DJ SET

It’s officially ‘G-O-O-D S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y’ and the rival soundsystems of Dead Good Disco and Heavy Petting are revved and ready to go.

Get ready for the best in Dico/Soul/Afrobeat party vibes vs the Post Punk/Electronic/Alternative D-I-S-C-O sounds of Heavy Petting.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30pm - Late!

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Flash Cassette
Apr
18
8:30 PM20:30

Flash Cassette

The only time the radio was ever off in Adam Hunte’s house was if the record player was on. Growing up he was exposed to hundreds of different types of music, with 80’s Synth-Pop and 70’s Disco catching his ear more than the others. Being a child of the 1990’s meant these were the sounds of the past but they somehow felt like they were from the future. Something about the beats and pulsating synthesizers really resonated with him and fuelled his imagination.

Adam began to put together his own tracks in a similar vein throughout 2016 and by the start of 2017 he had completed an albums worth of material. April 2017 saw the full release of this self produced debut album simply titled Flash Cassette.

In order to help promote the album, Adam felt people needed to see and hear the tracks performed live with a loose freshness. To get the desired sound he realised another member, and live instruments would be needed to really boost the power of the music and add another human element to the proceedings. It was at this point that he invited David Kaer onto the team. As a multi-instrumentalist and former music technology and production student Dave added a new dimension to Flash Cassette and really helped transform the project from one man making melodic beats in his bedroom, to a captivating live show.

In between live performances Adam and Dave began working on new material. What was initially going to be a be a 4 or 5 track EP soon formed into something much bigger and September 2018 saw the release of Flash Cassette's first album as a duo, aptly titled II. This release combined the strongest elements of the first album with a more polished disco sound featuring live instruments and guest vocals.

Since it's release II has garnered critical acclaim and has been described as one of last years most exciting releases.

Flash Cassette are here. And they’re bringing Synth-Funk back to the dance floor.

Downsrtairs Bar // Free Entry / 8:30pm Start

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Blair Dunlop + Henry Parker
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

Blair Dunlop + Henry Parker

'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’.

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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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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The Sunday Club Presents: Crosscut Saw
Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Crosscut Saw

Crosscut Saw are a four piece blues band from Yorkshire.
Individually and as a band, they have a solid musical pedigree, having steeped themselves in the recordings and traditions of a great musical heritage, they have worn the boards in countless venues for many a year.

“We tend to shun the temptation to talk about past successes, celebrity endorsements and awards... and concentrate on the next performance.”

A Crosscut Saw gig is a hoodoo rollercoaster of pure primeval power. No hype, no image, no posturing, no deception, just true alchemy. No two performances are ever the same, even the musicians themselves don’t know what potent brew will be cooked up. Nothing can be written to give an adequate impression.

“You have to be there in the moment, you have to feel it.”

“I can say this, they’re incredibly rare, they’re the real deal.”

'Leeds' finest exponents of the blues' - Yorkshire Evening Post

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5:00 PM Start

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Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind (Matinee Show Live Recording) + DJ Set In Downstairs Bar
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind (Matinee Show Live Recording) + DJ Set In Downstairs Bar

We’re very happy on the back of Friday’s SOLD OUT Show to be able to add this Jim Jones shaped extravaganza on Saturday 6th April.

Tickets: £10 Advance / £12 On The Door

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

Or Online via: www.seetickets.com

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW

Doors: 1PM / On Stage: 2PM / Standing Show

Followed by a Free Entry DJ Set in the Downstairs Bar From 9pm

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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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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)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing 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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Lantern Jazz Presents: Bruce Adams With The Ben Crosland Trio (CANCELLED)
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lantern Jazz Presents: Bruce Adams With The Ben Crosland Trio (CANCELLED)

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS SHOW HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL TAKE PLACE WITH THE BEN CROSLAND TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ‘ROD MASON’ IN THE DOWNSTAIRS BAR.

REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM POINT OF PURCHASE.

APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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: The Old Time Rags (Downstairs Bar)
Mar
24
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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Dead Good Disco DJ Set (Downstairs Bar)
Mar
23
to Mar 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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Shack Shakin' Jack (DJ SET)
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Shack Shakin' Jack (DJ SET)

Fans and regulars of Haworth's 1940's weekend will allready be familiar with the cosmic Blues, Rock n roll, Swing and Rockabilly that Shack Shakin' Jack is associated with, so if you aren't, come down!

As most of you will know, we're small, so if you want your ears jammin' with goodness till late!

8;30pm Start / Downstairs Bar / Free Entry

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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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One Sided Horse (Solo)
Mar
14
8:30 PM20:30

One Sided Horse (Solo)

One Sided Horse is the brain child of Mark Whiteside and is his first solo effort away from the radically different Evil Blizzard where "Side" his singing drummer alter ego haunts audiences from the back of the stage.  Here we see Mark move front and centre and with the help of some of his friends, create a new kind of sound which fans of Mark's work, will love.

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:30 PM Start

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