Events — Gigs

The Wave Pictures + Cowgirl

The Wave Pictures return with the promised second album of the year, Look Inside Your Heart – a warm, joyous record celebrating friendship, happiness and drunken party times.

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The Oli Brown Band

Oli has never lost the love of the Blues or his appreciation of the Blues fans that have supported him over the years. He has been enjoying the Blues gigs this year so here we have one more! Don’t miss the opportunity to see this young singer, songwriter and stunning guitarist.

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The Haggis Horns + DJ Mr Green

The infamous Haggis Horns hardly need any introduction, having been at the forefront of the UK funk scene since they came to our attention on the legendary album “Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds”. They have four funk-fuelled albums under their belt and they have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking breakbeats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.

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Michael Chapman & Band

Michael Chapman

The Crescent and Please Please You proudly present Michael Chapman, with a full band featuring Bridget St. Cole, BJ Cole and Sarah Smout, who all feature on his newest album True North.

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The Howl & The Hum + HYYTS

A triumphant return to The Crescent for York four-piece The Howl & The Hum after they spent 2018 busily touring, writing and recording in preparation for the release of their debut album. It’s not here yet, but it’s coming!

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York Blues Festival

We welcome a new all day event to The Crescent in April with ten blues bands from across the region coming to play from 1pm onwards.

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Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman, Sarah Loughran & Paul Young + Tilly Moses

Two of the finest singers to come out of the UK folk scene in the last 15 years have joined forces to record a brand new duo album. Recorded at Kate Rusby’s legendary Pure Records studio and produced by musical maestro Damien O’Kane, the album contains a dynamic mixture of revamped traditional material and brand new original songs, and promises to be one of the most exciting records of 2019.

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David Thomas Broughton + Andrew DR Abbott

A truly singular talent, David Thomas Broughton is coming to The Crescent in April to play a solo show for new promoters Wildfowl. We know this will be an inspiring and unforgettable evening because all DTB gigs are. Do not miss.

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TVAM + Jellyskin

Another cracker to look forward to in April when one man electro-psych machine brings his TVAM project to York for the first time after the release of debut album Psychic Data. ‘Hazy psychodramatic atmosphere that brings to mind proto-electro punks Suicide, the swaying noise of MBV, and the brooding nostalgia of Boards Of Canada. Quite simply this is a superb debut album’
Piccadilly Records (#5 Album Of The Year)

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