East London folk band Stick in the Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Known for Kearey’s fierce, authentic delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music with its roots firmly embedded in the genre’s traditional, working-class heritage.
Events — Gigs
After three years constant touring, these genre-defying Geordies are back at it in November when they embark on their biggest tour yet!
Our last show sold out well in advance so get yourself a ticket sorted double quick if you want in.
Delighted to be joined for a special show by one of London’s finest musicians redefining the ‘jazz’ genre at the moment! His recent critically acclaimed Brownswood album fused jazz, hip hop, soul and dub to amazing effect. We can’t wait to see his band, also comprised of London jazz superstars, put it into action!
Yorkshire trio Drahla have recently signed to American indie Captured Tracks, toured with METZ, Ought and Parquet Courts and been recording with that MJ chap from Hookworms. Pretty good!
‘Blending wiry post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla found their identity in Yorkshire’s fertile music scene with their minimal yet robust bass-heavy sound.’
After their triumphant sellout show in April, the Kate Peters Big Band return for another show in the run up to Christmas.
We invited six-time World Snooker Champion Steve Davis to come and DJ at The Crescent whilst he’s in York working in December and he said yes!
Alongside his esteemed partner Kavus Torabi, they’ll be weaving uniquely through prog and krautrock to electronica and techno deep into the night.
Starting at 1pm from the Tap York Railway Station progressing in a 1920s route and venues through York featuring filming and photographs finishing with a live performance at The Crescent between 4pm and finishing at 7pm in a Peaky Blinders themed Ballroom with vintage cars as used in the new series.
We’re happy to welcome Blackbeard’s Tea Party back to The Crescent with their brand of gutsy folk rock. A mix of traditional and self-penned songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.
This will be their annual Christmas Show so expect some festive shenanigans!
Gomez singer and songwriter Ben Ottewell released his third solo album, A Man Apart, in May. It’s a record that crosses musical genres such as Americana, blues and folk backed by Ben’s unmistakable gutsy and gravelly voice. Co-written with childhood friend and former Tunng member, Sam Genders, and recorded in Los Angeles and Sheffield, the latter with Martin Smith (Richard Hawley).
A special Christmas show with progressive folk-rock outfit Mostly Autumn.