Announcements

Irie Vibes: Royal P

We welcome another live female vocalist for our January session!

Live PA from Leeds’ own Royal P!
A veteran performer with a warm stage presence and mature vocal style. Join us for a special evening!

Irie Vibes Sound System’s resident selectors running the riddims before and after.

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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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The Stroppies

The Stroppies are a four piece guitar-pop band from Melbourne, Australia. Their new album on Tough Love Records recalls the classic eighties Flying Nun jangle-punk of The Clean and The Verlaines; and college rock silliness of Guided By Voices and Pavement.

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Miles & The Chain Gang, Sauce + Simon Snaize

Miles and the Chain Gang take their cues from songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison and Neil Young. Add in a touch of country, some new wave influences and a pinch of classic soul, and you have a potent mixture. These are great songs, well delivered with punch and considerable heart. The band includes songwriter and poet Miles Salter (vocals, guitar), Tim Bruce (bass) and Billy Hickling (percussion).

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Encouraging the Loony

A special charity show supporting Karl Mullen’s mission to take a digital piano to the school he is visiting in Ethiopia! There will be a raffle, special guests and more! This gig is part of Independent Venue Week at The Crescent.

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Hollie McNish

Say Owt brings you an opportunity to catch this hugely popular poet in The Crescent. Hollie was the winner of the Poetry Society’s Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry in 2016 and counts Kate Tempest, Pink, Tim Minchin and Benjamin Zephaniah among her fans.

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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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Sarah Jane Scouten

Canadian traditionalist Sarah Jane Scouten returns to York on the back of releasing her third album When the Bloom Falls From the Rose. Ranging in style from classic honky tonk to indie-folk rock, Scouten has developed a big, lush sound on the album, coming into her own as a songwriter and performer, drawing from such modern approaches to country music as Sturgill Simpson and Emmylou Harris’ iconic album Wrecking Ball.

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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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