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Leeds: CITY OF LIGHTS @ THE WARDROBE, LEEDS (13th FEB 2016)

February 13, 2016 at The Wardrobe Leeds in Leeds.

CITY OF LIGHTS
“With a sound that guaranteed to fill you with happiness and lyrics that can have whole stadiums chanting…” – keithsreviews
https://www.facebook.com/cityoflightsmusic

Twitter: @CityofLightsUK

WHERE FIRES ARE
‘Explosive, intricate Alt Rock” – Q Magazine
http://www.facebook.com/wherefiresare

Twitter: @wherefiresare

HEADROW
Elements of indie, shoegazey sonic invention, underpinned by tight drums and a hint of post-punk, all help to make up their sound.
https://www.facebook.com/HeadrowBand

Twitter: @Headrow_Band

SECRET SOCIETY
Loud, Emotionally-Charged, Pop-Rock
https://www.facebook.com/SecretSocietyUK
http://wearesecretsociety.bandcamp.com/
Twitter: @WeAreSecret

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The Wardrobe
6 St. Peters Square
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS9 8AH

Address: 6 St Peters Square, Leeds
CITY OF LIGHTS @ THE WARDROBE, LEEDS (13th FEB 2016)

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Leeds: NBSB50

February 07, 2016 at North Bar in Leeds.

“On Sunday 7th February 2016 millions of Americans will be drinking some really bad beer.

We will not.”

The Super Bowl is a yearly festival of excess, pageantry and horrible beer with 2016, the Golden Anniversary, set to be bigger than ever. And we’ll be showing it.

There’s watching the Super Bowl, then there’s watching the Super Bowl surrounded by fantastic beer specially chosen by us, with food and drink brought to your table, in North Bar.

It’s the best all-nighter you’ve ever pulled, and we’ll be there all the way through until 4am to nurse you with coffee and hold your hand.

Spaces are limited, and a £5 ticket gets you a free pint and a hot dog to kick off the evening. So celebrate the Super Bowl with us, North Bar style.

Address: 24 New Briggate, Leeds
NBSB50

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Leeds: Matt Anderson Wildflower Sextet featuring Laura Jurd

January 31, 2016 at Seven Jazz in Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 in Leeds.

Matt Anderson tenor sax, Laura Jurd trumpet, Alex Munk guitar, Jamil Sheriff piano, Sam Vicary double bass, Sam Gardner drums.

Wild Flower Sextet is an all-star band led by saxophonist Matt Anderson playing original music inspired by the sound and approach of jazz legend Wayne Shorter.

The band released their debut album this year on the Jellymould Jazz label to critical acclaim and airplay on BBC Radio 3 alongside a nationwide tour, with London Jazz News writing “The band’s interpretations are cool and assured… Wildflower is an accessible and richly melodic album of great warmth and sophistication.”

Matt Anderson graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2010 with First Class Honours, also receiving the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance. He has since studied with Iain Ballamy and Stan Sulzmann, and was awarded ‘Young Musician of the Year’ at the Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010. The Matt Anderson Quartet toured nationally in 2012, with JazzUK commenting: “melodic standards and original tunes… impressive throughout,” and he has gone on to work with many of his former tutors, currently appearing in bands led by Jiannis Pavlidis, Jamil Sheriff and Jamie Taylor as well as featuring on Taylor’s latest CD ‘Introducing Outside Line’.

The sextet draws on an all-star line-up of UK jazz musicians. Laura Jurd is an award-winning young trumpeter making waves on the UK jazz scene with the Laura Jurd Quartet, her Human Spirit project, and the Chaos Orchestra, and also as a member of ensembles such as Blue-Eyed Hawk. Guitarist Alex Munk is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and is currently working with a number of distinguished UK musicians/groups including Stan Sulzmann Big Band, Ivo Neame and Trish Clowes. Pianist Jamil Sheriff lectures at Leeds College of Music and is well known for his own projects such as his Octet, Big Band and Trio. Finally, drummer Sam Gardner and bassist Sam Vicary have built up a rapport playing together in a variety of settings, from appearing with jazz artists such as Jiannis Pavlidis, Tim Whitehead and Krzysztof Urbanski to performing and recording with ambient hip-hop band Ikestra, and the latter has recently recorded and performed with the Cinematic Orchestra.

Needing no introduction, Wayne Shorter is a legendary figure across the whole spectrum of jazz, from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his own seminal albums on Blue Note Records through the Miles Davis Second Great Quintet and Weather Report to his new Quartet.

“The band’s interpretations are cool and assured… Wildflower is an accessible and richly melodic album of great warmth and sophistication.” Peter Jones, London Jazz News

“the group’s performance incorporated all the classic Blue Note virtues; an engaging hook, swinging rhythms, some excellent horn interplay, and absorbing solos by Anderson on tenor and Leak on piano… proof if any were needed that jazz is very much a living music. Anybody who sees the sextet on this tour is sure to want to hear the album which features some excellent playing.” Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

Listen to the Wild Flower Sextet album at this secret SoundCloud link:
https://soundcloud.com/wildflowersextet/sets/wild-flower-sextet/s-iFOz8

Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLUSRfoOcUe4bpJ3OcLcnCjrwEwlXZvQRD&v=n-OQH9YbzXs
Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/
Web: http://www.matt-anderson.org.uk/

Matt Anderson’s WildflowerSextet feat Laura Jurd @Seven Arts – Sunday 31 January 1.30-4pm £10/8, students £5 kids under 16 free

Address: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds
Matt Anderson Wildflower Sextet featuring Laura Jurd

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Leeds: Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds; support from Alexander Santarpia + Jamie Holroyd

February 05, 2016 at Seven Jazz in Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 in Leeds.

Please note this event is on a FRIDAY rather than our usual Thursday night. Described by Folk Roots magazine as ‘one of Europe’s most impressive Blues performers’, Steve Phillips is a gifted guitarist and singer, who is as much at home building guitars as playing them. One of Leeds‘s favourite sons and founder member with Mark Knopfler and Brendan Croker of the “Notting Hillbillies”, his country blues singing and guitar playing are legendary. With Chris Parkinson (accordion, guitar and backing vocals), Burt Sawdon (double bass and vocals), Phil Moore (keyboards and backing vocals) and Jack Gibson (percussion and backing vocals)

Steve Phillips is one of life’s gentlemen. He cheerfully describes himself as a “Blues Singer/Guitarist, Landscape Painter, Keen Woodworker, And A Bit Of A Dandy” and he revels in the notion of being semi-famous. He was born in February 1948 and began his musical career in his early teens after being exposed to the music of Snooks Eaglin, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake and a host of other country bluesmen. At a time when most of us were busy buying and listening to the albums of The Beatles, etc, Steve was teaching himself to play what have since become country blues classics. He did this by obtaining recordings via mail order from the USA, recordings which though readily available today, were hard to come by in the early 60s and there was no-one around in those days who could teach you the licks. By 1967 Steve was playing in and around the Leeds area with an outfit known as Easy Mr Steve’s Bootleggers.

During the 1960s ‘British Blues Boom’ he accidentally met up with a young guitarist named Mark Knopfler. Mark was then working as a junior reporter on the Yorkshire Evening Post. By sheer coincidence, Mark’s boss was another man by the name of Stephen Phillips. This has caused some confusion over the years and a number of Steve Phillips biographies have claimed erroneously that Steve himself worked as a journalist. Mark and his boss – the other ‘Steve Phillips’ – went to see Steve playing in Leeds. Steve fondly recalls how Mark’s first words were Steve Phillips, meet Steve Phillips.”

Steve and Mark found that musically they had much in common and they went on to form a duo called The Duolian String Pickers. By day Mark continued working as a reporter and Steve took a job restoring paintings and furniture at Leeds City Art Gallery and Temple Newsam House. They played together off and on over the next five years and some of their work is featured on Steve’s 1996 Just Pickin album (scheduled for re-release sometime in 2003). It was during this period that Steve introduced Mark to the majestic lead style of black blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson and the technical minutiae of finger style country blues guitar, a style which Mark eventually evolved into his own unique style of guitar picking.

After Mark left Leeds in 1973 Steve continued performing with The Steve Phillips Juke Band. Then, in 1976, he discovered a new musical soul-mate in the form of Bradford-born singer/guitarist Brendan Croker. At this time Steve supplemented his income by building and repairing guitars. Brendan took an old twelve-string guitar for Steve to repair. “It had a neck like a banana”, Steve remembers, and Brendan recalls seeing his first National steels in Steve’s flat. So began a long-standing musical partnership, the two performing under the unlikely name of Nev and Norris. They also established their own venue in Leeds known as ‘The Packhorse’. Steve maintains that the secret of the success of their musical partnership is all down to the attraction of opposites.

During the 1980s, as the ‘British Blues Boom’ came to an end, the partnership of Nev and Norris also ended. Brendan moved on to form The Five O’Clock Shadows whilst Steve, disillusioned with the music scene, began to make a living as a landscape painter. Steve has painted many scenes from the beautiful, natural landscape of his beloved North Yorkshire and used a detail from one of his paintings for the cover for his 1995 Been A Long Time Gone album.

By the mid-1980s interest in “roots” music revived and Brendan encouraged Steve to start performing live again. It was also around this time that Mark turned up almost unexpectedly at ‘The Grove’ pub in Leeds in May 1986 and sat in with Steve and Brendan as he had done on numerous occasions in the past. Steve was finally persuaded to release his first album, The Best of Steve Phillips, in 1987. It’s title, though a typical example of Steve’s wry, tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, was wholly fitting and The Best of Steve Phillips brought his consummate skills as a country blues singer/guitarist to the attention of a new, wider audience. Mark offered to produce Steve’s next album but Steve suggested that a new album should feature both himself and Brendan. Guy Fletcher was brought in to help out on the technical side. From this evolved the collaboration known as the Notting Hillbillies which was chronicled by an extensive tour and the release in 1990 of the multi-platinum selling album Missing……Presumed having A Good Time. Since then there have been three further Notting Hillbillies tours, one in 1997, the Birmingham and London Ronnie Scott’s residencies of 1998 and the July 1999 six night residency at Ronnie Scott’s, London, and a number of charity performances, most recently Mark brought the Billies again together for four charity gigs in the UK in July, 2002.

Since the success of the Notting Hillbillies, Steve moved from Leeds to the Whitby area of North Yorkshire. In 1990 he released his Steel-Rail Blues album followed by Been A Long Time Gone and Just Pickin. He has performed as a solo artist in the UK and abroad and in the spring of 1998 renewed his playing partnership with Brendan Croker, the two undertaking an extensive and highly acclaimed UK tour. He has also formed his own band, Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds. The band is featured on several tracks on the Been A Long Time Gone and Every One A Gem CDs. Steve’s album. Solo, was released in 2005. The live album, Live At The Grosvenor,, came in 2007 capturing the great atmosphere Steve and the band create at their regular Tuesday night sessions at the Grosvenor Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Steve and the band’s latest critically acclaimed album, North Country Blues, (2013), features a number of self-penned songs together with tunes from the likes of Bob Dylan and traditional country blues artists such as Tampa Red and Leroy Carr.

Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHjVlvr7fP0
Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/
Web: http://www.stevephillipsandtheroughdiamonds.co.uk/

Support from the (very!) young and brilliant jazz guitarist Alexander Santarpia + Jamie Holroyd guitar 8-8.30pm

Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds @Seven Arts – FRIDAY 5 February 7.45pm£16/14

Address: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds
Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds; support from Alexander Santarpia + Jamie Holroyd

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Leeds: Nadim Teimoori Quintet

January 24, 2016 at Seven Jazz in Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 in Leeds.

Nadim Teimoori tenor sax, Riley Stone-Lonergan tenor sax, Martin Longhorn piano, Simon Read bass and Steve Hanley drums.

Doncaster born tenor saxophonist, composer and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Nadim Teimoori is making a national name for himself , appearing with Julian Joseph, Jamie Cullum, James Taylor, Iain Ballamy and many others.

Nadim Teimoori is widely regarded by the musicians community as one of the UK’s finest and most exciting improvisers. Mention his name and you’ll be guaranteed to hear high praise and excitement. Originally from Doncaster, Nadim first studied at Leeds College of Music on their Btec course before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music. For many years he was first tenor in NYJO and he caught the attention of Stan and Clark Tracey with whom he regularly played with (see this clip of the Stan Tracey Quintet). In 2014, he was a finalist at the Riga International Jazz Competition.

On 24th January, he makes a rare appearance in the North as a band-leader at Seven Arts in Leeds. Playing with him will be Riley Stone-Lonergan, Martin Longhawn, Steve Hanley and Simon Read.

“Plays with a maturity way beyond his years”…. Alyn Shipton, BBC Radio 3, Jazz Wise

“A master of his instrument”….East Side Jazz Club

“A precocious hard-boppish authority”….The Guardian

Music: https://soundcloud.com/nadimteimoori
Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/
Web: https://www.facebook.com/nteimoori/ z.com/

Seven Arts – Sunday 24 January 1.30-4pm £10/8 conc.

Students with NUS £5, kids under 16 free

Address: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds
Nadim Teimoori Quintet

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Leeds: Opening…P.A.R.T.Y. | Mission

January 14, 2016 at Club Mission in Leeds.

After a much needed rest we return to Mission on Thursday 14th January for our first P.A.R.T.Y. of 2016. Leeds, its good to be back!

Earlybird: http://bit.ly/1RSNYF3
Guestlist: 07885741020

We’re transforming this legendary space into a spectacle of lights, creativity and the very best of House, Bass, Hip Hop & Garage.

DJ’s on the night.. Main room favourite Tom Haigh returns for 2015. With room two being filled with the best in Hip-Hop courtesy of Dan Hills and our brand new third room with Samual Hodkinson playing Garage & Grime.

Tickets: £4 / £5 / £6
www.YouPARTY.co.uk
Birthday & Groups: Free entry and booze. Message the page for more details or text: 078857 41020

Double Vodka + Mixer: £2.50
Sambuca: 80p

Contact your closest reps for ticket drop off: 078857 41020
Email: Kirk@WeRunWild.co.uk

Address: 8-13 Heatons Court, Leeds
Opening...P.A.R.T.Y. | Mission

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Leeds: _ T r e e h o u s e : L o c a l

January 09, 2016 at Milo Bar in Leeds.

_Treehouse is back in Leeds for its first birthday, and all the usual suspects are back in town. We’re back at Milo’s (with extra fans and less fire alarms) for one final sweatbox.

Fancy lazers, smoke and a dual projector set-up from Lawrence Nash who’s back with another outstanding hand-drawn visual showcase.

We have big things in store for 2016 but come join us for what we do best on home turf. See you in the darnce.

Anatta Sound x Tidal Sound
Illernature
Mellsun
Jonas LR
Oscar Cruse
Kilo
+ Special Guests

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Treehouse
Milo Bar
22:00 – 03:00
10-12 Call Ln,
Leeds LS1 6DN

Address: 10-12 Call Lane, Leeds
_ T r e e h o u s e : L o c a l

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