Beginning life in the 80s out of the rallying cry of punk and still a call to the wild at heart, Theatre Of Hate fronted by Kirk Brandon / Stan Standard / John Lennard the frontline commandos of sound.
Torchbearers of American roots for 25 years, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and released 14 albums of undiluted, upbeat and soulful music pulled from honky-tonk, western swing, rockabilly, rock & roll, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop!
Doncaster garage-punk trio The Blinders set out on their biggest headline tour to date in the autumn and make their debut at the Crescent on the 2nd.
Paul Draper (Mansun) will play his first ever full length acoustic tour this November, accompanied by guitarist Ben Sink. Hear a set of tracks spanning Mansun Official, Spooky Action and solo EP’s PLUS new and as-yet unreleased songs from his second solo album.
With a sample-hunting, studio-meddling mindset, Skinny Pelembe’s music roams hazy afro-tipped soul with psychedelic tangents. Born in Johannesburg, growing up in Doncaster, he’s a sparkling multi-instrumentalist who blends his production, guitar, singing and MCing to tap into a unique, influence-weaving sound.
A really good and eclectic selection of singer-songwriters from across Yorkshire including Fawn performing as a full band, Amy May Ellis and Crake as duo’s and Laura on her lonesome. DJs after the bands for fun in the front bar.
Dan brings his full band to The Crescent to celebrate the release of his fourth album ‘Devil Sky’.
Bad Saloon – Heavily influenced by the usual suspects – Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King and the like – but with it’s own distinctive, attacking sound, Bad Saloon delivers a cool no-nonsense, vintage blend of Chicago blues and Texas rock.
Dream Nails are 100% DIY feminist punk witches. They like eating chips and hexing dicks.
Crumbs are a post-punk pop party pack from leeds/york. They like pets and puns.
Devon folk singer John Smith returned to the limelight last year with his 5th album ‘Headlong’ which he dedicated to his late mentor, John Renbourn.