Paul Draper – Mansun

Paul Draper (Mansun) will play his first ever full length acoustic tour this November, accompanied by guitarist Ben Sink. Hear a set of tracks spanning Mansun Official, Spooky Action and solo EP’s PLUS new and as-yet unreleased songs from his second solo album.

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York Mediale 2018 – Skinny Pelembe + Ola Szmidt

With a sample-hunting, studio-meddling mindset, Skinny Pelembe’s music roams hazy afro-tipped soul with psychedelic tangents. Born in Johannesburg, growing up in Doncaster, he’s a sparkling multi-instrumentalist who blends his production, guitar, singing and MCing to tap into a unique, influence-weaving sound.

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Fawn, Amy May Ellis, Crake + Laura Kindelan

A really good and eclectic selection of singer-songwriters from across Yorkshire including Fawn performing as a full band, Amy May Ellis and Crake as duo’s and Laura on her lonesome. DJs after the bands for fun in the front bar.

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Bad Saloon + Cowgirl

Bad Saloon – Heavily influenced by the usual suspects – Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King and the like – but with it’s own distinctive, attacking sound, Bad Saloon delivers a cool no-nonsense, vintage blend of Chicago blues and Texas rock.

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Dream Nails + Crumbs

Dream Nails are 100% DIY feminist punk witches. They like eating chips and hexing dicks.

Crumbs are a post-punk pop party pack from leeds/york. They like pets and puns.

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John Smith

Devon folk singer John Smith returned to the limelight last year with his 5th album ‘Headlong’ which he dedicated to his late mentor, John Renbourn.

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Like a hazily remembered dream, U.K. duo the KVB blend reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production to create their delicate and ephemeral sound. Working alongside such luminaries as Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Anton Newcome (Brian Jonestown Massacre) the pair have recorded two albums of lush, gothy krautrock.

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Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

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.

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