‘Five things to look out for’ at the Symphonic Sounds of Back To Basics

This Friday two Leeds institutions come together to celebrate the full range of the city’s sensational musical offering, with dancefloor anthems reworked and performed live by Yorkshire’s own symphony orchestra, joined by guest artists from Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Republica and more. Here are fiev things to look forward to at this Friday’s concert in Millennium Square.

Billie Marten at The Harrogate Club. Picture: David Hodgson

Gig review: Billie Marten at The Harrogate Club

The Harrogate Club has a rich history dating back to 1857, when a group of Gentlemen agreed to establish a ‘Public Reading and News Room’. Once it had been located in the current grand Victorian building, it gained such luminaries as Titus Salt and Samson Fox.

Dunlop Sisters in the Alex Mendham Orchestra.

Fitting festival finale

They’ve saved the best until last as Sir Bryn Terfel and Alex Mendham take to the stage in Harrogate says Grace Hammond.

Texas & Ocean Colour Scene to perform at Doncaster Racecourse

Doncaster Racecourse set for a spectacular August with Ocean Colour Scene & Texas to perform at music live festival

Doncaster Racecourse has announced two further top acts for its summer festival of music – the 2017 Sun Bets Music Live!

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O2 Academy Leeds.

Leeds Academy's O2 title to remain after new rights deal signed

Phone company O2 will continue to have its name associated with the Leeds Academy venue after a new deal was signed.
Shed loads of fun in the Park

Shed loads of fun in the Park

KIDS rule. Or they certainly did at Baldersby Park this weekend.

Indigo Girls. Picture: Jeremy Cowart

Gig review: Indigo Girls at the Leadmill, Sheffield

“Sorry it took us so long to get here,” quips the auburn-framed Amy Ray midway through the Indigo Girls’ performance at Sheffield’s Leadmill. “We had some crazy belief that it was a lot more difficult to get to England than it actually was.”

We Are Scientists

Gig review: We Are Scientists at Warehouse 23, Wakefield

“Is that your car alarm?” curly-topped bassist Chris Cain enquires of fellow We Are Scientists member and frontman Keith Murray after the latter’s instrument lets loose several unintended wails of piercing feedback. “Apparently, right now in New York, my car is being stolen,” quips the singer to hearty chuckles. “The rest of this show is going to be rather bittersweet for me.”

The Sherlocks

TRAMLINES EXCLUSIVE: The Sherlocks to play 'secret' Facebook Live album preview gig at Crystal Stage

South Yorkshire's latest Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks tare o play 'secret' album preview gig at Tramlines Crystal Stage, we can exclusively reveal.

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Film maker, DJ and radio braodcaster 
Don Letts has created a Reggae 45 podcast for Turtle Bay restaurants. Picture: Anthony Upton

Music interview: Don Letts on podcasts, punky reggae and DJ-ing at Tramlines

DJ, broadcaster and film maker Don Letts is a man of many parts. He spoke to Duncan Seaman about his latest projects.

The Velcro Teddy Bears

WIN: Stand & Fall signed EPs by Sheffield's The Velcro Teddy Bears celebrating Tramlines weekend gig

Sheffield rock and roll quartet The Velcro Teddy Bears - who play a Tramlines Saturday night gig, July 22 - are celebrating the release of their new EP and we have signed copies to be won.

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The Libertines headline and open Sheffield's Tramlines festival on Friday night, July 21.Photo: Roger Sargent.

EXCLUSIVE: Libertines reveal fans may get sneak preview of new songs at Sheffield's Tramlines

Tramlines headliners The Libertines today revealed their fourth album is due out next Spring but lucky fans might get a sneak preview of new songs in Sheffield.

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Nick Curly

Music preview: Nick Curly at Distrikt, Leeds

If there is one person who has had a long and winding relationship with Leeds then it must be Nick Curly; not only a one time resident of our city, he has performed here for over ten years at nearly every venue around and about that you could name!

Apollo Junction on stage at this years Isle of Wight Festival.

Music interview: Apollo Junction prepare for lift-off

If an unsigned band from Leeds were to make it on to the national stage by persistence alone the chances are it’ll be Apollo Junction.

KT Tunstall

Music interview: KT Tunstall

Since rising to fame with her multi-platinum debut album, 2004’s Eye to the Telescope, KT Tunstall has released four more studio albums. Each LP is followed by a three-year hiatus, but that doesn’t stop her base of loyal fans from flocking to her shows and buying enough copies of her studio efforts to keep her in the Top 10.

Alan Braxe. Picture: Laura Favali

Music interview: French house pioneer Alan Braxe prepares to head for Leeds

Alan Braxe is one of the pioneers of French house music, who was one third of the production trio behind the multi-million selling Stardust hit Music Sounds Better With You. He’s gone on to found his own label, Vulture Music, and remix songs by the likes of Beyonce, Goldfrapp and Kylie Minogue.

Scouting For Girls headline Party In The Park at Flamingo Land on Saturday, July 29.

PREVIEW: Scouting For Girls, Taken, X Factor stars and tribute acts at Flamingo Land's Party In The Park July 29 - tickets from £10

Scouting for a great deal to rock your summer? Flamingo Land's Party In The Park with headliners Scouting For Girls is on Saturday, July 29 and tickets are from just £10!
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The crowd at the Don Valley Bowl enjoy Catfish and The Bottlemen. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Gig review: Catfish and The Bottlemen at Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield

“Sheffield, are yis good?” hollers Van McCann, guitar draped loose, as several thousand teenage girls respond with wails of rapture.

Free Tramlines entertainment in The Peace Gardens

Tramlines announced line-up for free stages at Sheffield music festival

Tramlines tickets are close to selling out for this weekend's urban music festival but bosses today announced the line-up for two free stages in Sheffield city centre - featuring hotly tipped young acts snd street performers.
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The keyboard of the organ at York Minster

Summer music at York Minster

York Minster’s season of summer music will feature a recital by its organist emeritus, Dr Francis Jackson, two months before he celebrates his 100th birthday.

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