We’re celebrating 14 years of bringing the bass to York. In the last year alone we have had the likes of Roni Size, Calibre and Loefah absolutely shelling it, on top of the scores of talent that have represented over the years.
We have big plans for 2020 starting with the godfathers of grime/uk bass and drum&bass/jungle. Two legends that have been in the game since they were youths, and have helped push and progress these underground dance music scenes to global recognition and mainstream appeal: SLIMZEE & NICKY BLACKMARKET
Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle, returns to York with his band and his 6th record, 2020, an utterly contemporary state-of-the- nation study, that uncovers an equally tumultuous and even bleaker time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown. This is England today.
Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy herself is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. Her first “solo” album of traditional music in 14 years, Restitute is literally a homely affair, recorded as it was at Eliza’s home in the picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire.
At the end of February, 8 members of NYBB will fly out to Rio to spend 10 days working with Favela Brass. They will take with them a stock of new instruments and Stu our sax player take his repair kit from his workshop. The Sunday afternoon family gig at The Crescent on 9th February is a fundraiser for Favela Brass.
His strange stories unfold with reckless abandon upon an idiosyncratic Guitar and Foot Tambourine accompaniment, influenced as much by the avant-garde as music from the middle ages and his home place in rural Ireland.
WorldService Project are the leading specialists of Brit ‘punk-jazz’, and are one of the most exported live acts in their field. Their energetic live shows have taken them to festivals across the world, touring in 18 countries and releasing four highly acclaimed studio albums.
Blues-rocker Oli Brown returns to The Crescent with his band. They’ve previously toured with John Mayall, Walter Trout and Robben Ford amongst others.
The Haggis Horns return, this time with a new album under their belt! Bring your dancing shoes for this funk filled Friday night of madness.
Bootleg Blondie is the world’s No. 1 official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band.