Chris Helme & The They, Them & Those

Chris Helme & The They, Them & Those
(full band show)
Kitty VR + Will Dreyfus
DJ Minnie Grace
Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person or online See Tickets.

A rare full band show from this York treasure.

Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ released his debut solo album in 2012. Although rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun – songs that evoked everything the 90’s stood for, from the opening track of The Rookery, the man instantly appeared cut from an entirely different cloth.

Helme’s is an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it was The Rookery’s knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brought each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme’s keen ear for arranging,combined with his beguiling voice, and the brooding string passages resonate even more deeply.

“Echoing the fragility of Gram Parsons, while flirting with the rustic side of Neil Young.”
Uncut Magazine

“Dreamy but driven indie folk. Enhanced by lavishly layered productions and a deftly deployed string quartet.”
Q Magazine

“The Rookery shows Helme’s ability to pen perfect pop songs with dark Zeppelin vibes and acid tripping retro folk soundscapes..for all its folkiness it is deeply soulful, for all it’s retro hat tipping, it is a work of great modernity.”
Green Man

Chris Helme & The They, Them & Those
(full band show)
Kitty VR + Will Dreyfus
DJ Minnie Grace
Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person or online See Tickets.

 

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