Upcoming Gigs:Thursday, 11th May 2017 Kate Rusby
‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’ Sunday Times
“…exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit” Daily Telegraph
Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.
A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.
Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making together with a selection of fresh new songs from her latest album Life in a Paper Boat (Autumn 2016 release). As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents.
Damien O’Kane – Tenor Guitar and banjo
Duncan Lyall – Double Bass
Nick Cooke – Diatonic Accordion
Steve Byrnes – Bouzouki, guitar and tenor guitar
The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.
Seats for this event will not be allocated in advance they will be allocated based on time of arrival. Doors open at 7pm, the show will start at 8pm.www.unityworks.co.uk/event/kate-rusby-2/
Friday, 12th May 2017 Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club
Actor, presenter, broadcaster, DJ, performance poet, voiceover artist â€“ thereâ€™s not much Craig Charles hasnâ€™t lent his hand to over the years! Most famed for his appearances in cult classic TV series Red Dwarf, and more recently, for playing Lloyd Mullaney in Britiainâ€™s longest running soap, Coronation Street, he also hosts The Craig Charles Funk and Soul show on BBC 6 Music, the longest running show since the station began broadcasting, attracting the biggest audience of any show on the station.
Charles takes the show out on the road for a series of DJ sets, making appearances at some of the UKs biggest festivals, and now heâ€™ll be bringing the show to a city near you! Tickets to catch Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show are on sale now!
Support from Samuel S. Parkes Band.
This event is 18+.www.unityworks.co.uk/event/craig-charles-funk-soul-club-2/