Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.
James Acaster: Classic Scrapes **SOLD OUT**
James Acaster is releasing his first ever book this year, James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, which is going to be a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes about scrapes James has gotten himself into over the years.
Brummie indie band JAWS finally return to York. ‘JAWS always had the potential to turn into a grunge-infested, kicking and screaming juggernaut. They’ve gone from screaming nursery school kids to fully-fledged giants within a couple of years.’ DIY
Police Dog Hogan
Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass.
***VENUE CHANGE*** Pictish Trail
***THIS SHOW IS NOW AT THE BASEMENT IN YORK.***
A self-styled “intimate yuletide Eigg-nog of Hebridean Casio folk, with stripped back, twisted and blissed out regurgitations of ol’ Pictish Trail favourites” it’ll take in a clutch of dates up and down the UK, and feature Johnny performing as a three-piece together with multi-instrumentalists Suse Bear (Tuff Love) and John B. McKenna from Monoganon, who also be the tour support.
Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) + Dorian (Long Blondes)
Frontman and creative force behind The Futureheads, Barry Hyde, will be returning to the stage to perform solo acoustic guitar shows of the anthems everyone knows and loves plus a few choice songs from his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘Malody’.
Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles On The Future
Mark sets out to find what the future has in store for us by asking the audience what their predictions for the future are, creating a fantastical, hilarious and sometimes accurate vision of the world.
Peggy Seeger and Family
Concerts will feature Peggy and family members performing her and Ewan MacColl’s most treasured songs from a career spanning over 60 years interspersed with readings from her memoir and plenty of whip-smart banter.
The Cactus Blossoms
The Cactus Blossoms bring a new energy and vitality to a classic sound with their blood harmonies and instantly memorable songs — they’re often compared to the Everly Brothers.
The Temperance Movement **SOLD OUT**
Blues-y rockers The Temperance Movement embark on a short tour of small venues “as a chance to take our music back to it’s roots in a way, playing up close and personal with some of our fans who’ve been there from the start and in some very special places.”