As well as the online ticket provision via We Got Tickets clicking on the links on this website.

Hard copy tickets will also now be available via the Dove House Hospice shop, 33 Market Pl, Howden, Goole DN14 7BL.  Telephone 01430 431660

Tickets can also be purchased at:  The Shire Hall, 11 Market Place, Howden, DN14 7BJ where online tickets can also be purchased. 

All events are at the Shire Hall unless otherwise stated.

Telephone 01430 432510

Doors are 7.30 for 8pm unless otherwise stated.

Hello everyone,

                          Welcome to the Howden Live autumn season 2022 ticket offer!

We have often wondered how to incentivise ticket purchasing for Howden Live shows, not just for folk who support us on a regular basis but also to encourage anyone who is yet to enjoy the Howden Live experience to dip their toes in……

With that in mind we have introduced a time limited offer based around the booking of a minimum of three shows, all seven if you wish! There is a maximum of 20 applications, within each of which you can purchase any number of tickets for three or more events. In return you will receive a 5% discount and pay no booking fee, a saving of 15% per ticket.

Please e mail and supply the following information in your e mail:

  • Your name.
  • Your address.
  • Your contact telephone number.
  • Your email address for communication regarding this offer.
  • List the shows (minimum of three) you want to buy tickets for and write the number of tickets for each show you require.
  • Ensure you can pay for the tickets you want via internet banking.

Please check out our PRIVACY POLICY at: 

We will then prepare your order and email you with with the amount to pay, our bank details, and a unique reference so that we know where the money has come from and which you must use when making the internet banking payment.

Your tickets will be available on the door on the night of the event. 

If you are buying tickets to give as a present to someone, we can come to a different arrangement which we can discuss if required.

Please note that this is not available via We Got Tickets, Dove House or the Shire Hall, only via contacting This offer, if not sold out, will expire on September 5th 2022.

There is a chance that holiday arrangements will disrupt communication but don’t worry if there is a delay in response, tickets are available on a first come first served basis and will be issued in the order that e mails are received



SEPTEMBER 10th  £17.50


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Badness was formed in 1994 and have been a market leader in the tribute and Ska scene for over 27 years performing the length and breadth of the UK and all over the world. With their energetic show and a frontman that never fails to whip the audience into shape, you know you’re in for a good night if Badness are on the bill.

Badness are a multi award winning band being voted the best tribute to Madness and Ska music at the UK National Tribute Awards from 2013 to 2018, transporting you back to the Ska & Two-Tone explosion of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Their fully ‘live’ performance encapsulates the sounds of Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners and more with classic tunes such as Baggy Trousers, Our House, House of Fun, Ghost Town and My Girl Lollipop to name but a few.

The show is performed in their own unique style incorporating crowd interaction and always encouraging audiences to join in. All this along with a large comedy element throughout the show they will guarantee you’ll be laughing and singing all night long!


SEPTEMBER 24th   £12.50




Our second double headliner of the year and what a cracker it promises to be…..

Raised in the East Yorkshire flatlands on the fringes of Hull, Katie Spencer’s landscape has always been that of open skies and widening rivers. Industry still shapes the city here. The people, as with the land, are moulded by tides and stark horizons. Stand in the same place for long enough and you can watch the sun rise over the North Sea and then sink into crop fields, glowing auburn in late-summer sun. It is this sense of space and movement that flows through Katie Spencer’s music.

The songwriting, and most notably her guitar playing stems from a time when the steel-stringed instrument was truly finding its voice. Artists like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and perhaps most evidently Michael Chapman, flow into her sound, carrying with them the warmth and idealism of the early 70’s folk and songwriter movements.

Katie Spencer’s highly anticipated new album, The Edge of the Land (2022), follows her debut release, Weather Beaten (2019) which was praised for its unique song-craft, spell-binding musicianship and crystal sonic clarity, as she brought together fans of music from all backgrounds and walks of life. Delicate and un-rushed, the ten songs on The Edge of the Land drift by like ships on the horizon, yet intimacy and introspection still remain.

The inclusivity found in her recorded works is most apparent when on stage, with a personal connection and humour that allows the listener time to appreciate the emotion of the music. Her historical gig list is extensive, taking in the world-renowned Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival, whilst performances with Danny Thompson and Alan Thomson have left audiences in awe of her confidence and craftsmanship.

As live music returns to our world, we can expect to see Katie Spencer where she belongs once more, eyes closed, in the moment, performing.

“The way Katie plays is never contrived, showy or imitative; it sounds true … a world-class folk guitarist”fRoots

“Katie’s guitar playing has echoes of my dear friend the late great Bert Jansch. Like a musical weaver she threads her poetic lyrics through the guitar’s strings and produces little tapestries of song” – Ralph McTell

“She makes her own quietly ingenious musical statement through the notes and silences, making every note, phrase and musical punctuation mark count in a deft, elegant and intelligently undemonstrative fashion … Katie’s stylish blend of warmth and precision proves intensely captivating!” – Folk Radio

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed, high energy 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings! 


Best described as “a cross between The Pogues and The Oyster Band, with a bit of The Waterboys and The Saw Doctors thrown in for good measure” the band regularly performs at festivals and venues across the North of England.

“I never tire of this band, soaring songs, sing-along choruses… and passion. Perfect! Do yourself a favour and acquire Live at Otley Courthouse. Do yourself a second favour: go see them at their live best” 5 Stars – R2 Magazine

“A blur of hedonistic delight” – Fatea Showcases 

“Jon Palmer is a very fine songwriter… if the band were a heavy electric group they’d be The Levellers, but that would lose the subtlety of the acoustic performance.” – R2 Magazine (Rock n Reel)

“Genuinely well written songs” – Maverick Magazine

“they explode out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys… a fantastic band” – The Troubadour Show 


OCTOBER 8th     £15


Introducing singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey performing “A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel– The UK’s leading non tribute show”. Now in its eighth year the show continues to please real music lovers up and down the country with a laid back set of arrangements that will take you back down memory lane.

The concert attracts old fans and new and continues to support the arts in rural communities.

Tim Chu has been a professional session musician for many years and his music features in TV, Film and Radio. He has loved the music of Paul Simon from a young age as the original LPs were constantly on the record player! Tim had the vision to put together an ambient show to take to real music lovers around the UK and enrolled the help of Lancashire born Ian Bailey to complete the duo. Ian has been a singer songwriter for many years with 4 critically acclaimed solo albums of his own material to date.

Together they blend in their own unique way without falling into the tribute act category. There will be no make-up, wigs or costumes – Just two great musicians performing some of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic songs in an intimate and relaxed way.

 “Everyone loves the music of Simon & Garfunkel and for me no one has recreated it better than Tim and Ian, the concert simply blew me away”   Phil Cool, TV comedian, impressionist and musician…

  “What a fantastic show with two great guys, two voices and two guitars delivering the best acoustic interpretations of Simon’s classic songs” Sally Naden, BBC Radio.

 “Tim and Ian capture the ‘Simon and Garfunkel’ sound perfectly. This is a two for the price of one show, original talent and timeless songs”

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd   £12.50

Please note the change of date from October 8th. Hang on to existing tickets dated April 9th and October 8th for the rearranged show with CODA. If you cant make the new date please apply to WGT, the Shire Hall or the Dove House shop for a refund, thank you. We are really sorry for the messing around but it was due to circumstances beyond our control after a cancellation by Hats Off To Led Zeppelin


CODA – a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe’s most authentic and exciting Led Zeppelin tribute band, replicating the power,excitement and magic of a Led Zeppelin show like no other. They are the only proper four-piece Zep tribute band in Europe that looks and sounds as close to the real thing as possible, featuring authentic-looking and sounding instruments as well as incredible, hand-made replica costumes that will take you back to the time when the Gods of Rock ruled the world!
Every show features a fantastic selection from classic Led Zeppelin songs such as Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Black Dog, as well as Led Zeppelin live rarities such as When the Levee Breaks, Ramble On, Wanton Song and much more. The band can also perform a wide variety of Led Zeppelin’s acoustic songs such as Going to California and That’s the Way and every year CODA add more and more new songs to their repertoire.
CODA’s show takes it’s inspiration from the studio recordings, as well as official (and unofficial!) live recordings to bring you the best of all facets of Led Zeppelin.Formed by four musicians with a love of, and dedication to, the music of Led Zeppelin, this is no parody or ego trip, just an honest and true representation of the music of the greatest rock band ever,Led Zeppelin, performed live on stage with no tricks, backing tracks or safety net!If you like your Led Zeppelin tribute band with big hair, all the stage moves and excitement of the original band, an incredible attention to detail unrivaled by any other Led Zeppelin tribute band, a singer with all the range and power of Robert Plant, a guitarist with all the riffs and groove of Jimmy Page,a drummer with the feel and power of John Bonham and a multi-instrumental bassist like John Paul Jones, this is the Led Zeppelin tribute band for you!
In 2018 CODA performed a series of three very special shows, including playing at the very first venue Led Zeppelin ever played, exactly 50 years to the day! These shows were received to great praise by hundreds of Led Zeppelin fans, including many who were there at the very beginning:“Fantastic show at Gladsaxe from CODA celebrating the birth of Led Zeppelin 50 years ago.”Jerry Ritz, promoter of Led Zeppelin’s first tour.“The fabulous Zeppelin tribute band CODA from England marked on Friday Led Zeppelin’s 50 years with a fabulous concert in the resurrected teen club…CODA were amazing. The same hair, same poses and same costumes…The more than 400 in the chamber had an experience and clearly expressed their enthusiasm. A worthy mark of the 50 years.
”Jorgen Angel, rock photographer who took the very first live pictures of Led Zeppelin.“A sincere and moving tribute by a group of excellent, nay brilliant musicians who captured the spirit of the legendary group perfectly.”Chris Welch, music journalist and author of several books on Led Zeppelin.”CODA represent the music of Led Zeppelin with passion and dedication – catch them when you can’’Dave Lewis, The UK’s number one authority on Led Zeppelin and prolific author of books about the band.“I have seen many Led Zeppelin tribute bands and CODA are the best. An excellent show!”
Andy Adams, Led Zeppelin super fan and co-author of several books on Led Zeppelin.“A sincere and moving tribute by a group of excellent, nay brilliant musicians who captured the spirit of the legendary group perfectly.”Chris Welch, music journalist and author of several books on Led Zeppelin.Fan quotes:”Not really a cover band, more a reincarnation. I was utterly dumbstruck when I saw them. If I hadn’t already got tickets I’d get them just to see this band again. Incredible band, they really have to be seen to be believed.””The sound, the look,and most importantly the ‘feel’ is true Zeppelin. Pure class.””Definitively the best cover band I have ever seen. Clearly a lot of time and devotion has been given to the great, original Led Zeppelin members, and their music, epitomising them in every way. I’m blown away and will be travelling far and wide to follow this band! Rock on!”


NOVEMBER 5th    £15


Thought it was all over?……It isn’t now…They’re back with an all new show, Heart of Glass 2022 Re imagined, with unfinished business and by popular demand. The world changed over the last two years, and so did ourselves, and our commitments, one thing that didn’t change was our love of performing and everyone’s desire to have a great time, bringing our theatre experience to the show, and re energised with the return of guitar virtuoso Mark Morley, the deal was sealed, and we can’t wait to return to our spiritual home of Howden.


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NOVEMBER 19th  £15


Leeds-based Weetwood Mac are rapidly making a name for themselves as one of the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute bands.

Comprising of ex-members of Ellen & The Escapades(James Warrender/Ellen Smith/Chris Quick),Wayword Sons guitarist Sam Wood and Hope & Social drummer, singer/songwriter and Paul Simon afficionado Gary Stewart well known to Howden audiences via the Graceland show and Hope & Social.,

Yorkshire’s answer to Fleetwood Mac feature all of the hits from the 1970’s ‘Rumours’ era and many other classics such as ‘Rhiannon’,’Say You Love Me,’Everywhere’ and ‘Little Lies’ plus many more. Weetwood Mac whizz you back to make you believe you are enjoying the real deal in their heyday.

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Blues and soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”. Winner of the UK Blues Challenge 2018 and the European Blues Challenge 2019, voted Best Female Vocalist in the 2019 European Blues Awards and semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2019 and 2020, Kyla Brox is at the very top of the UK Blues scene.

Daughter of cult blues figure, Victor Brox, the Mancunian vocalist began her career as a teenager in her father’s band and has now honed her own sophisticated sound, as heard on her last two critically acclaimed and award-nominated albums, Throw Away Your Blues and Pain & Glory, which reached No.1 in the IBBA Charts for 2019 and was nominated Best Album in both the European and UKBlues Awards.

Her voice; tender, urgent, gritty, blurring the distinction between pleasure and pain, mixed with the enchantingly fluent guitar work of Paul Farr, inspired bass playing of Danny Blomeley and in-the-pocket drumming of Mark Warburton, combine to make a unique and powerful, often joyous, always emotional experience.

Kyla also plays in duo form with her husband, virtuoso acoustic guitarist, Danny Blomeley, whose playing, by turns delicate and unrestrained, has earned him a following in his own right.

A completely independent artist, Kyla has built her career year on year; starting out at grassroots with local pub gigs and growing to headlining concerts all over the globe, including some of the most prestigious Blues festivals in the world.

With thousands of albums sold and a constantly growing fanbase, Kyla Brox is widely regarded as one of the very best soul-blues singers the British Isles has ever produced.

“The finest female blues singer of her generation” Manchester Evening News

“Manchester’s answer to Aretha Franklin.” Tony Wilson, Factory Records

Surely one of the finest voices Britain has ever had” Pete Clack, Blues In Britain

“Kyla Brox knows how to handle the gears… the Mancunian vocalist lets songs percolate, raising the temperature by degrees, then giving it both barrels in the final stretch. It’s a thrilling tactic.” Henry Yates, The Blues Magazine

 “An authentic soul diva… sensitive, sexy, and with infinite reserves of sassiness” City Life



1 Comment

  1. Hi Ian we used to get significant amounts of money in grants from the Arts Council which significantly subsided jazz in particular. We decided some five years ago that we would become self funding, we have been successful in that but we are no longer in a position to present shows that make significant losses as jazz ones often did.

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