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Tickets are now on sale for LIVE/WIRE on Friday April 6th. This band are playing in York at the Grand Opera House the week before this, why pay significantly more for a ticket, pay for parking, probably travel further and pay city prices in a rock unfriendly venue to boot!

Come to Howden, pay less and enjoy the band in a smaller, more intimate environment and avoid all the pitfalls mentioned above!

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All its glory!

Posted: January 8, 2012 in Acoustic, Rock, Shire Hall

The first three confirmed events for the new Howden Live season are now up on the website in all their glory! Read all about them! See them! Hear them! More to be added…watch this space!!!


Saturday August 27th

MEAN EYED CAT         £5

 Rock Meets Country with a satisfying crunch!

During his teens, Lynn Blakeston heard the sound which was to shape his musical taste. It was the vocal harmonies of The Byrds – the American band who drew on country and rock music  “Those harmonies switched me on to that type of music,” said Lynn, who runs The Gig Shop in Hull’s Beverley Road. The musician – who plays instruments including the pedal-steel guitar and the banjo – continues to explore that passion through Mean Eyed Cat. This five-strong country rock band, featuring musicians from East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, is one which has four-part harmonies at its heart.The band  has a repertoire which includes songs by The Eagles and Crosby, Stills And Nash. They also put their own spin on tracks by The Rolling Stones and The Beatles – including Honky Tonk Women and I Feel Fine – which are given a country and bluegrass makeover. “We really need a listening audience for the harmonies,” said Lynn. “If you are in a noisy pub, they don’t really get it.”   Mean Eyed Cat – named after a bar in Austin, Texas, the home of American music – was formed three years ago, after Lynn bumped into fellow musician Robert Nicklas. Lynn and Robert – who sings lead vocals and plays the acoustic guitar and mandolin – were joined by Anita Sykes, whose instruments include the piano, violin and accordion.  WhileLynn began playing the pedal-steel guitar 33 years ago – after seeing a concert by the American country rockers Poco – he says it continues to offer challenges.Five years ago he switched to a double-necked version of the instrument – which lies flat on a table and uses foot pedals and knee levers to change the pitch.”If I live to 150, I will just about have sorted it out,” he said. “It’s the only instrument in the world that you need both feet, both knees and both hands to play.” Tonight is a tremendous opportunity to see the band in all their glory on the Shire Hall stage, a concert not to be missed, especially at this price!

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SATURDAY MAY 21st 2011

 

NEW 2              £10

 

New 2 are the International No 1 Tribute band for U2  
 

Appearing tonight at Howden Working Mens Club.
The band is fronted by lead singer Frank Farkas who is the double of Bono .
When this band perform live on stage they re-create the magic of the real U2 like no other. In fact it has been said on countless occasions that they sound even better than the real thing(please mind the pun!). Something commented on by numerous members of the audience at their last appearance in Howden at the Shire Hall was that the band were exactly that.

This is not just a case of ‘close your eyes and they sound like U2’, as mentioned Frank Farkas is the spitting image of Bono and he provides a dynamic, powerful and mesmerising performance that will have the audience clamouring for more. With riproaring renditions of songs like Vertigo, New Years Day, Desire, Beautiful Day and many, many more a memorable night indeed is on the cards.

In line with previous tribute presentations  New 2 are appearing  tonight raising funds for the local scouts and Howden Live. Other organisations that have benifitted from similar events in the past include: Howden Infant and Junior schools, Rock Challenge, Operation Lifestyle, and the Shire Hall.                                                                 

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 May 7th 2011.

           ….THE HAMSTERS….    £14.

    

THE HAMSTERS PLAY JIMI HENDRIX & ZZ TOP!

                    25TH YEAR – FAREWELL TOUR!

The guitar, bass and drums trio THE HAMSTERS have long been established as one of our premier Blues-Rock attractions, having performed over 4,000 concerts in 24 years.

 Although usually playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana – tonight they’ll be performing two sets of JIMI HENDRIX and ZZ TOP songs, for which they’re also widely regarded as being the UK’s leading interpreters. Guitarist/singer Slim has also just been featured in Guitarist magazine’s ‘Blues Guitar Heroes’ book. 

 “They’re fabulous: one of Britain’s very best live bands” – Bob Harris, Radio2

“No-one does Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top better”  The Times

“Technically flawless, before the Hamsters no-one has contemplated Hendrix covers on such a scale”      Vox

“They really kick ass…Slim is one of your greatest guitarists”   Walter Trout.

“Latest in a  distinguished line of great British power trio’s, the whole band are technically quite perfect…Slim is simply outstanding”     Blueprint

“Rock ‘n Roll at its very best…maximum impact…evil R ‘n B”   Guitarist

An added motivation to come to this gig, them being brilliant aside, is that they recently announced their retirement in March of next year so this is the very last chance you will have to see The Hamsters at the Shire Hall.

Please see below a personal message from Slim.

“This is to let you know that The Hamsters will be retiring in a year’s time: 1st April 1987 was the date of our first band rehearsal, and 1st April 2011 marks the start of our 25th year together. We’ve long discussed ending the Hamsters adventure at the completion of 25 years as we’ve each a lot of other things we’d like to do, but have never had the time. So, we’ve got one more year to say goodbye to you all , and will play our final show on 31st March 2012.”

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                                                  FRIDAY APRIL 22nd       

                                                  THE GOOD FRIDAY    £5

 

With: VINNIE  & THE STARS..COPASETIC and I SWIM WITH SHARKS     

 

Three top bands for a paltry fiver…how can you not come?

Copasetics got together in early 2009, initially intending to put together a couple of sets of reworked ‘60s rocksteady hits, but while they were busy having fun with those tunes their own material began to take over rehearsals.
Based around the songwriting efforts of front man Benj, the band’s sound is still evolving rapidly. Having put out their first EP release last summer featuring their confident take on the ska/punk sound, they are quickly growing into their own skin; experimenting with more diverse influences and sounds for their most recent material, and promising a future that isn’t tied too tightly to the fickle fortunes of the ska scene.
Vinne & The Stars…What can we say? Local heroes.. Craig ‘Vinnie’ Whitehead  started out as a solo acoustic artist and very soon got asked to perform with a full band.
 Never to be same members for each gig ‘The Stars’ were formed. After the release of their debut album ‘Swings and Roundabouts’ , numerous local festival appearances and suport slots, including Beverley Folk Festival and the Beatherder festival. They have decided to whittle down to a permanant lineup of three members.
Going forward into 2011 the band has introduced something fresh into a new sound. This includes some of its original live sound feel of blues, funk, hip hop, soul  and acoustic insrumentation, but also a modern sample based electronic twist.                                   
I Swim With Sharks…..3 piece leeds based band who play rock smothered aggro pop. Played 50 shows last year including secret garden party festival, Wickerman festival and lounge on the farm, releasing their first single of 2011 “just be good” on the 23rd of April. Putting together their debut album aimed for release in October 2011.

                      May 7th 2011.

           ….THE HAMSTERS….    £14.

    

THE HAMSTERS PLAY JIMI HENDRIX & ZZ TOP!

                    25TH YEAR – FAREWELL TOUR!

The guitar, bass and drums trio THE HAMSTERS have long been established as one of our premier Blues-Rock attractions, having performed over 4,000 concerts in 24 years.

 Although usually playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana – tonight they’ll be performing two sets of JIMI HENDRIX and ZZ TOP songs, for which they’re also widely regarded as being the UK’s leading interpreters. Guitarist/singer Slim has also just been featured in Guitarist magazine’s ‘Blues Guitar Heroes’ book. 

 “They’re fabulous: one of Britain’s very best live bands” – Bob Harris, Radio2

“No-one does Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top better”  The Times

“Technically flawless, before the Hamsters no-one has contemplated Hendrix covers on such a scale”      Vox

“They really kick ass…Slim is one of your greatest guitarists”   Walter Trout.

“Latest in a  distinguished line of great British power trio’s, the whole band are technically quite perfect…Slim is simply outstanding”     Blueprint

“Rock ‘n Roll at its very best…maximum impact…evil R ‘n B”   Guitarist

An added motivation to come to this gig, them being brilliant aside, is that they recently announced their retirement in March of next year so this is the very last chance you will have to see The Hamsters at the Shire Hall.

Please see below a personal message from Slim.

“This is to let you know that The Hamsters will be retiring in a year’s time: 1st April 1987 was the date of our first band rehearsal, and 1st April 2011 marks the start of our 25th year together. We’ve long discussed ending the Hamsters adventure at the completion of 25 years as we’ve each a lot of other things we’d like to do, but have never had the time. So, we’ve got one more year to say goodbye to you all , and will play our final show on 31st March 2012.”

                                    BUY TICKETS HERE