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).
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.
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.
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.
Two of York Theatre Royal’s 16-19 Youth Theatre groups present a new site-specific theatre piece inspired by The Crescent, and the stories that may have happened inside.
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.
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.
Indie folk-pop band Pelico, return with The World Turns, their first release in 4 years. This experienced outfit from York are regularly found playing venues and festivals across the UK, supporting the likes of Roddy Woomble (Idlewild) and more recently John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and have also featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show as a highlighted band.
Street Cleaver and The Crescent are teaming up to feed the homeless and anyone who is in need of a good hot meal, made with love and care. Meat and Vegan options available.
Tim Burgess, best known as lead singer of The Charlatans, has also recorded three solo albums and one collaboration album with Peter Gordon. He’s bringing his band The Anytime Minutes to play an intimate show in The Crescent as part of Independent Venue Week on Feb 3rd.