Events — Gigs

SLAP Festival: Dryhump

Live Art Bistro is back again… gyrating its way to York for one night only.

DRYHUMP is the perfect blend of amusement, carnage and cabaret. A fun, carnivorous cabaret salad one might even say. A salad with glitter boots and tweed jackets, topped to the brim with queer performance, grimy games and dancing shamelessly.

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The Orielles, LYLO + Bull

The Orielles are back in York and have grown another member!
2018 has been some year for The Orielles. Having started it as one of the most talked about new band’s in the U.K. they delivered on the hype thanks to a much acclaimed debut album, Silver Dollar Moment in Feb and their breathtaking live show which saw them sell-out increasingly large venues across the U.K and play festivals from Latitude to Camp Bestival and End of the Road.

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Love Music Hate Racism

Crossfire Eagles are a Sheffield indie rock band who play a mix of covers and original music

Joe Solo is Scarboro’s answer to Woody Guthrie playing self penned protest songs with passion and a Billy Bragg like commitment

A Joker Among Thieves are a tuneful, riffy heavy rock band from South Yorks

All three are playing to benefit York Stand up to Racism and our campaign fund which is needed now more than ever in the face of a rising threat from the far right and racist groups across Europe.

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Pelico + Sandra’s Wedding

Indie folk-pop band Pelico, return with The World Turns, their first release in 4 years. This experienced outfit from York are regularly found playing venues and festivals across the UK, supporting the likes of Roddy Woomble (Idlewild) and more recently John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and have also featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show as a highlighted band.

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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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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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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

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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Bloxx

2017 was a terrific year for the red-hot Uxbridge based Bloxx – who arrived ferociously at the tail-end of the summer, with boundless energy and a fresh new charge of grunge-pop that the world was very ready for.

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