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)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Genie

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Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong
Dec
15
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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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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

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Dead Good Disco
Dec
28
to Dec 30

Dead Good Disco

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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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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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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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 / £18 On The Door


£15 Advance / £17 On The Door

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Independent Venue Week: Land Sharks
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Independent Venue Week: Land Sharks

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),

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Doors 8pm / Seated 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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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: 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 / Seated Show

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Beth Rowley
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Beth Rowley

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 / Standing Show

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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)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

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)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Quiz Night
Dec
5
8:30 PM20:30

Quiz Night

Quiz Night with Quiz Master Brian!


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

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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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)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

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)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Only

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Tony Wright (Terrorvision) + Toby Spiby
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Wright (Terrorvision) + Toby Spiby

Extremely listenable, instantly likeable and damn good.
Uber Rock

There are those of us who often wondered if Tony Wright had a good solo album in him… consider it confirmed!
Subba Cultcha

Yet, for all his hushed tones and softer hues, Wright has still managed to fashion a set of songs that are, in their own way, as anthemic and as rallying as the high watermarks of his old band.
Classic Rock Magazine

Thoughts 'n' All is a wonderful album for lonely nights, glass in hand, melancholy on your mind; depending on your outlook it will make you raise a smile, or bring a tear to your eye. Either way, you'll enjoy it and be thankful you did.
Fireworks Magazine

Rather like Tony himself, it's down to earth, unpretentious and easy to get on with. 4/5
Pure Rawk

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Toby Spiby

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The Lantern Jazz Nights Presents@ The Ben Crosland Quartet
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Lantern Jazz Nights Presents@ The Ben Crosland Quartet

We are delighted to announce the second night of our brand new Monthly Tuesday night Jazz Nights, running on the last Tuesday night of every month.

Expect super chilled Speakeasy vibes with the best Jazz musicians from around the country hosted by Ben Crosland & His Trio.

8:30pm Start / Bar Opens at 7:30pm

Free Entry. (Downstairs Bar)

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Hot Soles + Knuckle
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Hot Soles + Knuckle

A two piece band from Sheffield, playing aggressive soul, absorbing life and singing about it. Hot Soles are a breathtaking duo who's every live performance is a dynamic show-stopper. Since October 2010, the Yorkshire band have been wowing audiences from all walks of life with their rip roaring, raucous soul vibe.

When they first met during an idle lunchtime at school, one of them vigorously beat the other with a piece of wood. Fortunately, after much crying, sighing and some lengthy spells in detention, they decided to bury the hatchet and become best buds. It's not every day that two sensual souls of such rare groove and voracious passion collide in the cosmos, and so, Hot Soles were born.

Their live shows are so high octane that you should probably consider bringing protective headgear and breathing apparatus if you're of a nervous disposition. Their achievements include an incredible transatlantic jamming session with the legendary Duane Eddy on BBC Radio 5, performing to 20,000 people in Sheffield City Centre, European tours encompassing overseas festivals and countless local media and radio appearances. Along with these delights they've also had the pleasure of playing alongside a plethora of well-known artists including Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, Deap Valley, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sleafod Mods, The 1975 and Dr Feelgood - to name just a few!

"In the not-entirely-crowded field of post-Black Keys blues-rock duos you might want to listen to, the Hot Soles deserve kudos for sounding like Solomon Burke fronting a 60s power trio (without the bassist, naturally)" - The Guardian

"Hot Soles take everything that is brilliant about rock and roll, condense it, then tell it to 'stop fucking messing about'. The riffs come thick and fast and drums hit hard and true, and by the end of their 25 minutes in the spotlight every foot is tapping, every head is nodding and the applause is as rapturous as if they were headlining." - Watch The Band Not The Pit

"Hot Soles are the most exciting Rock 'n' Roll band I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and have a very addictive live performance energy, which we needed to capture in the right studio environment" - Steve Power (producer - Robbie Williams, Blur, Joe Cocker)

It's clear from building such a shimmering musical CV in such a short space of time that they have a mission. The mission is simple - to make a very loud noise filled with rare groove and ferocious gusto and liven up the musical landscape.

There are many duos, but there is only one Hot Soles.

Free Entry Show / 5pm Start (Downstairs Bar)

Support comes from Huddersfield’s power house trio Knuckle

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Dead Good Disco
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Dead Good Disco

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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Sink Ya Teeth
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sink Ya Teeth

Sink Ya Teeth are a Norwich duo that capture the powerhouse post-punk of Pylon and the Raincoats, packaged with the off-kilter art-pop of early Kitsuné Maison compilations and big Chicago beats - all produced from their living rooms.

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Tickets 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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Stuart McCallum
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Stuart McCallum

Guitarist of considerable facility and creativity, Stuart McCallum rose to prominence playing with the Cinematic Orchestra on Ma Fleur and Live at the Albert Hall, but it is with his own music that confirms his reputation as one of the most vital, creative and soulful guitarists of his generation. His new EP, Solitude, explores the subtleties and emotive nuances of the acoustic guitar in a breathtakingly beautiful way

'Master guitarist McCallum's music is heaven sent. Beautifully crafted, warm blooded, folk and jazz inspired magical stuff....' WRITTEN IN MUSIC

9:00 Pm Start / Free Entry (Downstairs Bar)

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An Evening With Mike Garry
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With Mike Garry

Mike Garry was a librarian for 15 years before becoming a poet.

He began by reading his own poems to the hundreds of young people who attended his Library Homework Centre. They loved what they heard and encouraged him to perform them at live poetry events and Slams, which he did, instantly winning fans and prizes throughout the UK.

His gritty poetry has won the admiration far and wide and his collaboration with Joe Duddell and New Order in New Yorks Carnegie Hall in 2014 received five star reviews.

Championed by Philip Glass for whom Mike is currently writing a libretto that will be premiered at the 2015 Days and Nights Festival in The Big Sur

Mike has worked in thousands of schools and his three books, Men’s Morning, Mancunian Meander and God is a Manc have become schemes of work in schools throughout the UK and his poetry is regularly heard on BBC Radio and TV.

He has read his poems in Prisons, Young Offenders units, Mental Health Hospitals, Children’s Homes, youth clubs and local pubs. He’s passionate about bringing live poetry to places it wouldn’t normally reach and to people who wouldn’t normally listen to it.

His performances are passionate swirling rhythms of thoughts and emotions converted to monologues of quick fire words.

In 2010, Mike was hand picked to tour with John Cooper Clarke by his management.

“I liked what he said and the way he said it” Said John reflecting on their five year working relationship performing in over 500 venues throughout the UK and Ireland.

Mike has recently been appointed Associate Fellow and Artist in Residence at the University of Westminster in London and is collaborating with number musicians to create new works.

£10 Advance

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

14 + Show

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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The Little Unsaid
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Little Unsaid

The Little Unsaid release a new album for Reveal Records (home of Lau, Joan As Police Woman, Eddi Reader and more) in 2018. Fronted by songwriter John Elliott, they are a band with an original sound and international outlook. The Little Unsaid have spent the last year touring Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion’. 

Their sound is all their own but echoes the intensity and melancholic overtones of greats such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. 

2017’s critically-acclaimed Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras album was recorded with Radiohead engineer and film score producer Graeme Stewart. The Little Unsaid embrace elements of rock, folk, electronica, jazz and alt-pop. One of the UK’s must-see rising live acts and recent winners of the Steve Reid award for Innovation.
'Entrancing… songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry’ – Clash

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

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

 

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Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton + Tom Attah
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton + Tom Attah

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, Jumbo Records, Leeds

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Standing Show

Support comes from Tom Attah

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Sunday Club Presents: Kirk McElhinney
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Kirk McElhinney

Kirk is a passionate singer-songwriter and renowned master of the acoustic guitar.

His soulful voice and insightful lyrics mixed with a rich and vibrant mosaic of picking give him a sound that is both unique and enticing. A gig with Kirk is never the same as the last due to his free-spirited jamming style and raw energy which captivates audiences everywhere. 

He has played with the likes of Nitin Sawhney, folk legend Bert Jansch and Tommy Emmanuel.

"Kirk's sound is a melting pot of sonic bliss" Nitin Sawhney

Downstairs Bar / 5pm Start / Free Entry

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Steve Davis + Kavus Torabi DJ SET
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Steve Davis + Kavus Torabi DJ SET

Steve Davis was the most successful professional Snooker Player of the 1980's, winning a total of 28 major ranking events including 6 World Championships. In recent years his involvement in snooker has been limited mainly to TV punditry, which has given him far more time to indulge in his musical hobby, namely collecting left field music from around the globe and presenting a weekly Radio show on PhoenixFM and monthly residency on NTS Radio with Kavus Torabi. His favourite band is Magma and it was well documented that at the end of the 80's he brought them to London for a series of shows. His musical tastes range from quality 70's Prog, Canterbury and Zeuhl through to modern day Rock in Opposition and Avant-Progressive and now further into left-field electronica and IDM.

Kavus Torabi:
Kavus Torabi is an experimental/ psychedelic musician with a long history in the field. He fronts his own band, Knifeworld and plays in Gong, Guapo and was previously a member of the clad Cardiacs.
He runs the boutique record label, Believers Roast, has collaborated with a wide range of left-field artists and co-presents The Interesting Alternative Show and Fire Shuffle shows with Steve Davis, shows championing new, experimental, avant-garde, far out, underground, electronic, pop, folk, psych, rock and classical music.

An explanation of their live DJ set is hard to narrow down but it is effectively across the board weird and left field Prog Bangers with Quality Electronic and top end Techno slung into the mix!

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

Tickets 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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Phoenix Nights Quiz With Clinton Baptiste (Alex Lowe)
Nov
7
to Nov 9

Phoenix Nights Quiz With Clinton Baptiste (Alex Lowe)

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

Tickets: £10 / £12 Advance

Available Via:

The Lantern, Revo Records, Halifax + Online Via www.seetickets.com

2 Shows On Each Night.

1st Show: Doors: 6:30pm / 7:00pm Start (Early Shows on 7th + 8th - SOLD OUT)

2nd Show: Doors: 8:45pm / 9:15pm Start ( Later Shows on 7th + 8th - ON SALE Friday at 9am)

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The Sunday Club Presents: Serious Sam Barrett
Nov
4
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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Corduroy
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Corduroy

Corduroy arrived on the Acid Jazz scene in early 1992. Self-styled as the Fabric Four, they cut a striking presence with their soundtrack for the beatific generation. Dressed in black turtle neck sweaters with goatee beards, their cartoonish charm and visual style, a cross between Bop musicians and Greenwich Village bohemians, was the cat’s miaow.
Behind the flummery though, there was music that captured hearts and minds; three albums, Dad Man Cat, High Havoc and Out Of Here for Acid Jazz that drew on their unifying love of 60s and 70s TV themes and film soundtracks, then two, The New You and Clik, for Big Cat. The Acid Jazz trilogy will be reissued later this year; the later through Well Suspect Records. 
2018, however, welcomes a new album. The aptly titled The Return Of The Fabric Four, recorded in the 2Bit studio in south London between May and November 2017, takes the group – drummer Ben Addison and keyboardist Scott Addison, bassist Richard Searle, guitarist Simon Nelson-Smith – back to their Acid Jazz source with 12 tracks that score that archetypal ’60s spy film, with split screens and montages, car chases, secret agents in black specs and fawn macs and girls in kinky boots and knitted dresses. Interspersed with jazz passages, mood mosaics and a samba, it reminds us just how much Corduroy were ahead of the curve, pre-empting the mid 90s easy listening renaissance that blew up with Club Smashing and Indigo’s and the lifestyle paid homage to in the Austin Powers films.
But their influence stretched even further: a favourite of Blur’s – they’d play their early records on their tour bus as they were formulating their ideas for the Parklife album and British Image Number 1 – Corduroy’s imprint is writ large over Britpop’s foundations. Blur showed their appreciation, inviting Corduroy to play at their 1994 Alexandra Palace extravaganza alongside Supergrass and Pulp. They put on an amazing show, explaining why they reached Number 2 in the Melody Maker 1994 end-of-year Live Poll, despite the music-paper making it very clear they hated the very idea of them. 

£10 Advance

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: Acoustic Dogz
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Acoustic Dogz

We’re delighted to welcome ‘Acoustic Dogz’ for a debut at the Sunday Club. Don’t miss this, this will be a good fun, rocking afternoon. Featuring Paul Uttley of Halfax legends ‘Lost Weekend’ and I’m sure some of you will remember Nigel from ‘Glitter & Twisted’ See you there!

5pm Start / Downstairs Bar / Free Entry

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Available Jones (Featuring Miguel Monteblan)
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Available Jones (Featuring Miguel Monteblan)

In 1983 a 14 year old Free/Bad Company fanatic and budding bass man Neil Howarth, had a Kerrang magazine article on a band called Raw Deal hanging on his bedroom wall. The reason for this was that Alexis Korner, the legendary British jazz/blues pioneer, who had managed both Free and Paul Rodgers, was claiming he`d found the next great British Blues/Rock voice since Rodgers first appeared on the scene. That voice belonged to one Des Horsfall. Sadly, Korner passed away shortly after, and Raw Deal fell apart.

Fast forward to the Rockless 90s. Howarth`s own band Dirty Tryx, now regarded as one of Britain`s greatest lost rock outfits and relentlessly championed at the time by Iron Maiden`s manager Dave Shack, imploded on the verge of the big time in a sea of alcohol and drugs. The two met up after Horsfall sent his European hit CMT video to the monthly music magazine Country Music International where Howarth was then working.

The pair hit it off immediately with a deep mutual, musical respect. In the 90s, Howarth, along with other Dirty Tryx members would often feature in Horsfall`s backing band supporting internationally renowned artists such as The Tractors, Joe Ely, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris amongst others.

Moving on to 2018 - Horsfall has recently released ‘Chameleon’, a collaboration with legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend while Howarth and Horsfall are midway through recording a debut album for their hard rock band Available Jones.

Bluesy and soulful with great songwriting, Available Jones also features, ex Dirty Tryx member Jonathan Kane on Hammond organ and backing vocals and the highly regarded guitarist Chris Preston from legendary blues rockers Slack Alice. The band also features new guitar hero Miguel Montalban regarded by many as the best guitarist of his generation gaining millions of hits to his YouTube channel.

Montalban was recently invited by Roger Daltrey to perform at his annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit in London and was introduced onstage by Rod Stewart by satellite link from his Los Angeles home.

Howarth has this to say about the sound of Available Jones..…”we`re not making music for anybody else but ourselves. I`m just writing and playing the music that I want to hear. It may sound selfish, but all of my heroes played music that more than anything was honest and heartfelt”.

Those influences (Free, AC/DC, Skynyrd, Boston, Montrose, UFO) can be heard in the classic hard rock sound of Available Jones.

The band`s debut single `Back To Yesterday` (a politically charged critique on the war in Iraq) will be released on June 25th. Their promo video will be shot at the beginning of March and will be uploaded to Montalban`s YouTube channel which has over 21000 subscribers

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8:00 pm / Standing Show

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Hands Off Gretel + Knuckle
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Hands Off Gretel + Knuckle

"If you’re a fan of grunge, powerful female vocals and catchy distortion then Hands Off Gretel are a band that need to be on your radar – like right now! - Louder than War

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8:00 pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Huddersfield trio ‘Knuckle’

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The Sunday Club Presents: Little Giants
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Little Giants

From LITTLEgiants acoustic roots has grown a new kind of string band with on foot in the past and one firmly in the future, taking inspiration from Honky Tonkers, old time string bands, mountain music and country blues but writing and arranging songs in their own timeless style.

From close country harmonies to stompin’ old time, murder ballads to sweet love songs, high and lonesome to low down and dirty all supplied by the plucking of strings suspended on a variety of different sized and shaped wooden boxes and accompanied by vocal chords.

Supplying these sounds are husband and wife team Martin Nuttall on vocals, guitar, banjo and dobro and Ruth Nuttall on vocals, occasional accordion and clarinet, supplying the grounding, the glue that holds it all together Morley Hilton on upright bass.

LITTLEgiants have appeared across the UK to rapturous applause, having recently supported the Sweetback Sisters on part of their UK tour and previously supporting the likes of The Wiyos, Emily Barker and red clay halo, Chris Wood, Pete Molinari and the Dirt Daubers as well as playing Nozstock Festival Main Stage and Willowman Festival.

Their debut recording, the 5 track EP “Welcome to our House” was recorded and produced by the band ‘live’ around a single microphone in the front room that is their practice space with no over dubs or fancy stuff to give an honest representation of the bands down home sound.

The bands new full length album 'From the Roots on up' was again self recorded, produced and released and is available at all unreputable outlets.

"What appealed to me was that they didn’t have that all too common over-produced sound you often hear today, instead they had a sound I love that dates back to a bygone era when bands sang around one microphone.” - FOLK RADIO

5PM Start - Free Entry (Downstairs Bar)

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Mik Artistik's EGO TRIP
Oct
20
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

Tickets £10 and available via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-mik-artistiks-ego-trip-halifax-tickets-47816192519

8pm / Standing Show

** Please Note - This Show Is Promoted By An External Promoter And Is Not An In House Show**

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