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'Russia calling!' - Sheffield man's World Cup song scores big with football fans

As England get off to a flying start, a Sheffield man's catchy World Cup song is scoring thousands of views on YouTube and winning praise from big names in football including Robbie Savage.
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Emeli Sande

Music interview – Emeli Sande: ‘I want my next album to be full of hope’

Emeli Sandé is working on her third album but found time to talk to Duncan Seaman ahead of next month’s gig in Scarborough.

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Low at Brudenell Social Club. Picture: Ross McGibbon

Gig review: Low at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

“You’re a superhero!”, an audience member declares after guitarist-singer Alan Sparhawk refers to 2018 being Low’s 25th anniversary.

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How many festivals will you be attending this summer?

The essential festival guide to summer in Leeds

With summer now in full swing, festival season is well and truly upon us and Leeds is brimming with exciting events to look forward to over the coming months.
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Brawther

Music interview – Brawther: ‘There’s no time for being pretentious in Leeds’

Brawther is a name that’s been on the house music radar for quite some time, however whilst residing in Leeds for the past six years the French native has found more inspiration than ever.

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Miles Kane. Picture: Laura Dukoff

Music interview – Miles Kane: ‘When I’m in a good place with the music, I feel like life is on track’

Even after all these years, Miles Kane still can’t believe the resumé of collaborators he’s assembled.

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Katy Perry at FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Gig review: Katy Perry at FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield

Witness: The Tour is Katy Perry’s fourth world tour. Nearly ten years ago she embarked on the Hello Katy Tour after the success of her second studio album ‘One of the Boys’ and her enduring appeal has never faded.

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A couple dance to Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club.

Interview: Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club at Harrogate International Festival

Starting Harrogate International Festival in sultry style is Benoit Viellefon and His Hot Club.

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Sir Paul McCartney announces new album Egypt Station

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first full album of new music since 2013.

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Backing Harrogate  - Renowned actor-director Reece Dinsdale inside Harrogate Theatre.

Award-winning actor is new Harrogate Theatre patron

Harrogate Theatre bosses say they're delighted to have gained the support of a new official patron - a renowned Yorkshire-born actor whose CV stretches far and wide..
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Gin

What's on in Leeds this week

Looking for something to do in Leeds over the next week?

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Waxahatchee

Gig review: Waxahatchee at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Katie Crutchfield, the Alabama singer-songwriter who trades as Waxahatchee, has specialised in introspective catharsis since 2012.

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Chris Simpson, left, and Magna Carta.

Harrogate legend's big festival date at Grassington

This year’s Grassington Festival has been launched tomorrow with a line-up awash with music stars – including a Harrogate music legend.

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Progressive rapper Lence who headlines at Harrogate's North Bar on Friday, June 15.

Harrogate gig for rapper Lence at North Bar

One of the north’s most progressive rappers has been talking about his headlining slot tomorrow, Friday in a special Hip Hop night upstairs at Harrogate’s North Bar.
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Gig review: a-ha at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

Gig review: a-ha at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

For a band who have folded their cards on two occasions before, a-ha can’t quite stay out of the game.

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Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory of BEF and Heaven 17 will be appearing at Grassington Festival.

Music interview – Martyn Ware of BEF: ‘I know how much hard work it is to try to stay on course’

Martyn Ware, formerly of Heaven 17, is heading to Grassington Festival with his ‘other band’. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Gig review: Belly at Leeds Beckett University Students Union

Gig review: Belly at Leeds Beckett University Students Union

“We are going to be more professional tonight,” announces bassist Gail Greenwood with a mischievous grin as she and her bandmates Tanya Donelly and Tom and Chris Gorman take the stage at Leeds Beckett University.

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The Script. Picture: Andrew Whitton

Music interview – Danny O’Donoghue of The Script: ‘This is an amazing journey we’ve been on’

Danny O’Donoghue is a positive person, in his own words.

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Kinga Kreffta's new single, Easy To Love, is out now.

Music interview – Kinga Kreffta: ‘All relationships can be difficult, you need to communicate’

Kinga Kreffta trained as an opera singer in Poland but has found her true voice in the world of pop.

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The sleeve of rock supergroup's The Tallywags' World Cup record out now on a Hartogate record label.

Harrogate's own World Cup single!

A Harrogate music fan is releasing a star-studded England World Cup single via a record label run from his own home.
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