Events — Gigs

Lily Monarch: Bottoms Up

A variety show sure to mesmerise feat. Lily Monach, Luna Hex, Reese Wetherspoon, Lois Carmen Denominator, Robynne Ryske, Ferne Ando, Bodie Snatcher, Reece Mccullagh, Dust Bunnie, Tommy Boi, Dick Fran Dyke and the Hairy Houdini’s.

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Herbal Mafia: Residents Triple Birthday Beats feat. Yenz’ 40th

Bob Yenz (a.k.a. The Don) is turning 40! We’re celebrating alongside fellow crew members Moxx and Sarah Tonin for a triple birthday rave!
Two rooms of residents old and new, representing the only place in York that does it proper: The Crescent!
With cheap entry, cheap drinks and the heaviest bass music in town – this will be a party to remember!
Fancy dress theme: Hawaiian shirts!

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Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Dele’s Afrobeat pedigree is impeccable. He was keys player and a musical director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 and subsequently with Fela’s son Co founding & leading Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. Dele’s pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of Afrobeat – one that is faithful to the original blueprint, but also clearly bears Dele’s own DNA, expanding the horizons of the genre.

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FARA

Fusing the talents of three fine Orcadian fiddlers and vocalists – Jeana Leslie, Catriona Price and Kristan Harvey – alongside stand-out Highland pianist and newest member Rory Matheson, FARA have firmly secured their foothold at the forefront of the Scottish folk scene since taking 2014’s Orkney Folk Festival by storm. Their unique mix of spell-binding vocals, intricately woven fiddle harmonies and energetic closers, combined with an obvious kinship born in childhood, is sure to delight and entertain audiences wherever they go.

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Burning Duck Comedy: Matt Forde – *POSTPONED*

Host of hit political podcast ‘The Political Party’ Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The British Scandal, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) explores the dark comedy horror that is British politics, ahead of the next election. Plus silly voices.

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Sound Of The Sirens – *At The NCEM, York*

Sound of the Sirens are a singer-songwriting duo based in Exeter, Devon comprising of Abbe Martin & Hannah Wood. Honing their craft over the past decade, Martin & Wood have cemented themselves as firm favourites as “one of the UK’s finest folk acts” not only on the Westcountry scene, but nationally, and internationally too. Their status, and fast-growing fan-base is not only testament to the pair’s prowess as songwriters and musicians, but as people too.

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Chameleon x Ouroboros: Martyn

Dutch-born Martijn Deijkers, aka Martyn, has always stood in a scene of his own. As an explorer of several sonic palettes since the mid-90s, Martyn’s aesthetic traces back to his roots in UK-originated hybrids of bass music with an added flavour of Detroit-influenced jazz. But these days, Martyn is more than just a DJ and producer. His work spans multiple projects, from mentoring emerging artists to platforming new producers through his 3024 label.

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Captain Starlet, Autocamper, Vehicle + Speedreaders

We’re very excited to host our very first headline show with York quartet Captain Starlet in The Crescent next month!
A fab supporting bill too,anyone into indie-pop, jangly giutars, garage-rock, Love, Yo La Tengo, Flying Nun Records, Soft Boys – this is for you.

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Willie J Healey + Clara Mann

Alex Turner, Joe Talbot of IDLES, Jamie T, Florence Welch and Orlando Weeks are among those who have hailed Willie J Healey as a unique talent. Having completed a run of support dates with Florence + The Machine this past January, opened as special guest this spring to Jamie T at his Finsbury Park show, and toured throughout Europe with Arctic Monkeys this summer and appeared on Jools Holland.
To cap it all off, Willie finds himself back at The Crescent in May!

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