All 3 acts have released incredible albums in 2017 with Richard’s remarkable ‘Peasant’ album in the Top 10 in Norman Records, Uncut Magazine, The Quietus and more. This is a gig not to be missed!
Hans Theessink & Brooks Williams
Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide, a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since The 1960s.
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist with a beautiful voice. Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks’ music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana.
Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip + Hyde Family Jam
Returning to The Crescent for a 2nd time this three piece from Leeds have a growing national reputation and are proving to be one of the most interesting, unpredictable, and exciting acts on the circuit. Mik’s lyrical dexterity has the ability to make people laugh, cry, and throw themselves about.
“The best live band I have seen all summer” – BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe
Roddy Woomble (Idlewild) + Tom Joshua
Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently released his fifth solo album ‘The Deluder’. Straddling the indie-folk of his homeland and the more riffy noise of his acclaimed band, the album was a triumph and has once again shown Roddy to be an adept genre-hopper.
A great bill of four young bands to rock yer socks off in this pre-Christmas Northern Radar promoted Christmas party headlined by returning York heroes Hello Operator.
Dr Phil Hammond
A real doctor with an axe to grind; black comedy with a political edge. Phil Hammond is a GP, writer, broadcaster and possibly the only comedian to have appeared at a public inquiry. He is Private Eye’s medical correspondent and has appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show and Countdown. He is rude about everything (politicians, doctors, death, drugs, sex, himself) but in a funny way. Free swabs and sick notes for all.
Congratulations to Joe Coates: York Cultural Champion 2017!
Congrats to our champ, Joe Coates! We played a right hex on him! His face was priceless! Joe puts in tonnes of hard work behind the scenes, through Please Please You, Ouroboros and much more. Our chief bookings manager. We love him very much. […]
York Music for Refugees presents The Howl & The Hum, Bull + The Blueprints
York Music for Refugees are a local organisation who put on gigs and local activities to raise money for Refugee Action York and other related organisations. This particularly show brings together three of York’s best indie/alternative bands for the bargain price of a fiver.
Beth McCarthy – The Outline Tour
Following the phenomenal success of Beth McCarthy’s singles ‘Pretty Lies’ and ‘Lemonade’ earlier this year, the Yorkshire born singer/songwriter has announced seven U.K. dates, kicking off in London on 1st November, criss-crossing the country and wrapping up on the 25th in her home town of York.
Ting – An Evening of Experimental Music and Improvisation
Ting – An Evening of Experimental Music and Improvisation Monday 20th November, 7.30pm Tickets for this event are £3 on the door only. Featuring: The Assembled James Whittle qb Triptych Some Kind Of Duo Carmen Troncoso