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Gig review: Jesca Hoop at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Jesca Hoop is issuing advice to upcoming musicians. “Don’t tell the audience every time you do something wrong,” the California-born, Manchester-based singer-songwriter sages suggests.

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Music interview – Rick Witter of Shed Seven: ‘We wanted to write songs that were ageless’

As York band Shed Seven’s current UK tour heads to Leeds next week, Andrew Steel catches up with frontman Rick Witter.

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Harrogate singer Sharon Colgan is one of the local acts on the Parkinsons CD for charity.

Harrogate acts come togther for charity album

A series of blues concerts held at Ripley Town Hall in recent years has been marked by the release of a new charity album.

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The internationally-acclaimed Acoustic Alchemy.

One of best instrumental bands in world in Harrogate tonight

The high standard of live music at one of Harrogate’s best and most intimate venues continues this weekend with a show by Acoustic Alchemy.
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VIDEO: Twelve Days of Barnsley is town's quirky Christmas message by Ian McMillan

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan lit up social media like a Christmas tree today wth a quirky and inspiring video message celebrating the town's Hear My Voice campaign.

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FESTIVE MUSIC: Organist Gordon Stewart plays at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Classical preview: Carol concerts across Yorkshire

Join with the members of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and Black Dyke Mills Band in the City Hall for tomorrow’s annual Carol Concert.

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Gig preview: Plumhall at HEART, Leeds

Award-winning West Yorkshire-based song-writing duo Plumhall will be celebrating a very successful year with a special Christmas concert at Headingley Heart Arts Centre on Saturday December 16.

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Music interview - Pulled Apart By Horses: ‘It’s going to be a party, basically’

It’s been a big year for Leeds alternative rock band Pulled Apart By Horses – with their first ever top 20 album – and fittingly they’re rounding it off with a big festive blow out.

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Five Finger Death Punch. Picture: Travis Shinn

Music interview – Five Finger Death Punch: ‘It’s a great surprise to have got here’

Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer still can’t quite believe his band have put out a greatest hits album at all, let alone 12 years into their career. Yet the Las Vegas alt-metallers have risen through the ranks to become one of the genre’s superstar outfits, festival headliners in the making.

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UB40

Gig review: UB40 at First Direct Arena, Leeds

Since the beginning of their career in 1978, UB40 have gained a massive number of fans worldwide, quickly becoming one of the most celebrated British reggae bands.

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Mitchell Kezin with veteran film director John Waters. Picture: Jeff Henschel

Film interview – Mitchell Kezin on his film Jingle Bell Rocks! which screens in Leeds

Canadian film maker Mitchell Kezin first began collecting Christmas records back in the 1990s but, he says, the idea for a documentary on the subject didn’t occur to him until much more recently.

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Superb Harrogate band Litany.

New support for Harrogate band's homecoming gig

Presented by long-standing Harrogate independent music promoters Charm, Litany will be coming home to headline the show at Bilton WMC this Wednesday night.
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The Charlatans

Gig review: The Charlatans at O2 Academy Leeds

THE CHARLATANS are one of those bands who have stood the test of time and their appeal remains enduring.

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. Picture: Paul Harries

Gig review: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe at First Direct Arena, Leeds

Last Friday’s Leeds Arena audience may have spotted the similarity between the Boe and Ball moniker projected on the big screens with the Rolls-Royce logo with both considered similarly class British acts.

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GIG REVIEW: Kasabian, First Direct Arena, Leeds

GIG REVIEW: Kasabian, First Direct Arena, Leeds

I get why some people like to see Michael Bublé or The Pogues or someone suitably festive around this time of year.

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PREVIEW: Rising indie stars Jordan Allen “come home” to Leeds tonight

RISING indie stars Jordan Allen say that playing Leeds tonight on their first headline tour will be like a second homecoming.
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Choirs from across Yorkshire perform for 16 hours in a charity choir-a-thon to help raise money for Leeds based St Vincents at Trinity Leeds.
8th December 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

What are 16 choirs doing in Trinity Leeds?

Shoppers at Trinity Leeds will be treated to a whole host of festive numbers tomorrow from members of 16 choirs as part of a Christmas Choir-a-thon.

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Acid Reign including Howard H Smith.

Metal legend was Harrogate's 'class clown'

One of Harrogate’s greatest unsung rock heroes is coming to his old stomping ground this weekend as part of his legendary band’s UK tour.

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Panto legend Tim Stedman in Beauty and the Beast at Harrogate Theatre.

Panto launches at Harrogate Theatre

It's here! Harrogate’s annual family panto started this week and it already looks like being the theatre's biggest sold-out box blockbuster box office hit so far.
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The Wedding Present. Picture: Jessica McMillan

Music interview – David Gedge of The Wedding Present on 30 years of ‘George Best’

The Wedding Present are touring for the 30th anniversary of their seminal album George Best. Duncan Seaman reports.

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