SATURDAY MARCH 22nd
THE ZYNX £8
With support from The Lamms
Following their barnstorming performances at last years Howden Carnival it was also inevitable that we got this terrific band back in town for full blown concert.
The Zynx are one of the Uk’s top Ska/Punk covers band’s hailing from Yorkshire and performing classic tracks from the legends of Punk and Ska. …..The Clash, Sex
Pistols, The Ramones, Bad Manners, The Specials, The Jam, The Stranglers and many many more. .
With the demise of the tribute band “DaveisBowie” in 2007 – self explanatory as to who that band honoured – out of the ashes (to ashes ?) sprung Dave, Rich (guitar) and Ash (drums) with the dream to create a band that paid homage to music of the late 70’s and early 80’s. A love of punk & alternative music bonded Dave & Rich, whereas Ash boldly stated that he was along for the ride, so long as his beloved ska / two tone music could feature. With the local scene already having ‘cover’ bands attributed to the two genres, the three lads decided to combine the two, to create a lively, powerful set.
In their hunt for extra personnel…namely a bass player and a keyboard player…they tried and tested the local muso’s, before settling with ‘TNT’ Walters on bass (ex Meg Williams Band) and Mr English on the keys (The Kinked). THE ZYNX, in its current format, was born. Several quick-fire gigs propelled the band into the arms of local promoters and they were chosen, above many, to support the UK Subs on their 2010 British tour. With recommendations coming from Subs vocalist Charlie Harper and (guitarist) Jet, THE ZYNX were given the opportunity to support internationally renowned “The Beat” a few months later. Word quickly spread and – as a result – The Zynx have successfully backed the UK’s number one tribute band “Badness” for the last few years, as part of Badness’s ‘Christmas Special’ gigs.
Time to break free of that supporting role and take on the mantle of the main act. A memorable appearance at the Howden Music Festival in 2013, secured a gig of their very own. With “The Lamms” in support. When North meets South… expect fireworks! the Lamms are a six piece rock band formed in Hull, England in 2010. Band members are Tom Ladbury (vocals), Pete Burgess (bass), Brian Taylor (drums) and Adam Cotson, Chris White and Matt Allen (guitar). The lads have recently put the finishing touches to their debut record, soon to be released.
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SATURDAY APRIL 5th
Plus the strong possibility of a young local bands first Shire Hall appearance in support, watch this space!
The unique six man tribute to rock’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. And in this AC/DC’s fortieth year, the band cover both eras as always with both Bon Scott and ‘Pete’ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember.
The unique six man tribute to rock’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. And in this AC/DC’s fortieth year, the band cover both eras as always with both Bon Scott and ‘Pete’ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember. The rhythm section keep it all meticulously together giving Ashgus the freedom to mesmerise the audience with his sublime playing and infinite energy. Those who have seen the show on the ‘For Those About To Rock’ and ‘Ready to Bite’ tours are already witness to the talent and dedication Ash gives on stage with his portrayal of the livewire Angus Young delivering a truly amazing two hours of duck-walking, bedevilled Rock and Roll.
The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and for the aficionados !
There’s always something special as well. Back in Black, Rosie, Highway to hell, the songs go on and on until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standing……..we salute you !!
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SATURDAY APRIL 19th
GENO WASHINGTON & THE YO YO’S £17.50
+ The Soul Collective
A living legend returns! Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things ’60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, when the Good Time Guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.
Geno Washington is still the UK’s No 1 1960’s Soul Man, he’s the real deal, enjoying cult status on the Soul, R&B, Blues and Northern Soul scenes. This is due in main to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. Geno was a contemporary of Alexis Corner, Gerogie Fame, The Small Faces and Jimi Hendrix (all of whom were his support acts back in the day) and he is as electrifying on stage today as ever; a force of nature and a joy to behold. Geno was recently invited to play to a sell-out audience as part of the prestigious annual Lord’s Taverners charity fundraiser at The Albert Hall and was also picked by Ray Davies to play as the main act at The Royal Festival Hall at his ‘Summer Meltdown’ finale. He was also recently asked to present Dexy’s Midnight Runners with an award for longevity at The Mojo Music Awards.. is that irony?
Geno Washington and the Yo Yos! This new (2011) recession busting, up-tempo, kickass outfit (which features Geno’s half of the super tight Ram Jam Band) play a blistering set of pared down Street Soul, R&B, House Rockin’ Blues. Jump, Boogie and Rock ‘n’ Roll…
THE SOUL COLLECTIVE were formed in 2011 as a one-off gig project, in order to play at a friend’s surprise birthday party. They were so well-received, and
enjoyed themselves so much, that they decided to continue playing together, and since then they have played countless weddings, parties and other shows,
including Goole Beach Day in 2011, Snaithfest in 2012 and 2013, and Selby Family Fun Day in 2013.
The Soul Collective’s repertoire consists of a range of classic and contemporary soul, funk and R’n'B from the likes of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.
Keeping such a large band of busy musicians together can be a huge challenge, and the band line-up is quite fluid, with the Collective usually featuring between five and nine members (depending on gig size and other commitments!). For the show at Howden Shire Hall, the band will be a sextet, with Danny Tupling on lead vocals, Sarah Garrard on sax, Matty Linklater on lead guitar, Jonny Crossley on keyboards, Chris Miley on bass guitar and Luke Harrison on drums.
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SATURDAY MAY 3rd
TOO REX £12.50
Without doubt the very best T Rex tribute in the land…the world perhaps! Back for the third year in a row performing for the 15th Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal concert (Formerly Cookridge) Bobby T is Marc Bolan!
Too REX (featuring the incredible Bobby T as Marc Bolan) bring back the Glam Rock era of the early seventies with a spell binding show that covers most of Marc Bolan’s career from the early hippy period of Tyrannosaurus Rex to the megastar, chart topping days of T-Rex. Complete with full costume changes, retro live equipment, glitter, and more than a dash of star quality, TooREX come incredibly close to the real thing.
This full nostalgic rock concert usually includes some early singles such as “Deborah”, “One Inch Rock” and “Ride A White Swan” to the big hits “Get It On”,
“Telegram Sam”, “Hot Love”, “Metal Guru”, “Jeepster” and “Children of the Revolution”, to some of the fondly remembered album material.
The show can also feature a selection of T-Rex tracks such as (“I Love to Boogie”, Cosmic Dancer” etc) that were featured in the Award winning box-office smash movie Billy Elliot!!
With sell-out shows, and a Glam revival in full blossom, there’s never been a better time to grab your spaceball-shoes and feather boas and relive the legend of Marc Bolan and T-Rex.
“Marc was one of my best mates and when I work with TooREX it brings a lump to my throat – it reminds me of some fab memories- great band!” – Alvin Stardust
FRIDAY MAY 16th
BLACKBEARDS TEA PARTY £10.
+Joe Solo & Beggars Bridge
Folk, rock and everything in between, Blackbeard’s Tea Party began as a busking, function and ceilidh band, but quickly grew a reputation as a formidable live act. They soon found themselves selling out venues in their home town of York.
During this time, Blackbeard’s Tea Party released a mini-album (Heavens to Betsy, 2009) and a full length album (Tomorrow We’ll Be Sober, 2011) to excellent critical acclaim and public response.
After the release of Heavens to Betsy the band’s distinct sound was picked up by the BBC’s Mike Harding, who played Blackbeard’s Tea Party on BBC Radio 2′s weekly folk show.
2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet. In April, Blackbeard’s Tea Party issued their second full length album “Whip Jamboree” and hit the road for their first UK headline tour, playing in gig venues far and wide including triumphant sessions at Beverley Festival in June.
Funky folk tunes, storming songs and an infectious stage energy, Blackbeard’s Tea Party mix fiddles & squeezeboxes, guitar noise & synth bass, and a feast of international hand percussion to bring you an unforgettable folk-rock extravaganza. Grounded in English traditions, but never afraid to explore more exotic musical avenues, they create a sound that is equal parts tasty, dramatic and danceable.
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JOE SOLO has in his time been a busker, a barman, a kerb counter, a warehouse hand, a copywriter and an engineer. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play in seven countries either as the lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of folk, punk and blues in his own right. Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.
Named after the famous stone bridge which spans the River Esk at Glaisdale in the North York Moors, Beggar’s Bridge hail from Hull and write their own songs, many of which are based upon true tales of people, places and events from their home county, encapsulating its rural, urban and maritime heritage.
Their sound has a timeless quality to it, feeling at once traditional, yet contemporary too; there are echoes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Jethro Tull in their music, along with more recent influences such as The Levellers and Seth Lakeman. It’s not just the music which makes a Beggar’s Bridge gig memorable though; the spaces in between are just as compelling, as the backgrounds to the song-stories are explained, usually with a good helping of earthy humour, and it all makes for an experience which is not only musically satisfying, but amusing and informative too.
Their debut album “Riding East” gathered some very favourable reviews from both print and online folk/roots media, while they have been developing a great reputation for themselves as a live act at folk venues across the North of England.