October 2014

Double Denim Live at Warehouse 23, Wakefield

  DDL took me across to Wakefield this time to a decent venue called Warehouse 23. A purpose-built music venue with a huge stage, I arrived a little bit early and dumped my things off in the backstage dressing room. What a room! I’m not sure what size the bands are that usually play there, but the […]

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Double Denim Live at Verve, Leeds

  The basement tequila bar of Verve, an unassuming little drinking hole on Merrion Street in Leeds city centre, seems to punch well above its weight as far as live entertainment goes. Playing host to regular acoustic nights, and – more recently – Friday nights of live music from local bands put on by the […]

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The Wytches at The Duchess, York

  I hadn’t been across to The Duchess for a while, so, having double-checked I had my earplugs, I headed over on a damp Monday night to immerse myself in the audio onslaught to be served up by The Wytches. I arrived at soundcheck and was slightly taken aback when I saw the first support band – Blonde […]

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A night at The Library, Leeds

  In deepest, darkest studentville in Hyde Park sits The Library, a vast corner-house pub with an extensive bar downstairs and a large live music venue above. GeHo Events put on four bands on Saturday night: Pusher, The Escapades, …And the Hangnails and headliners Fatherson, who flew down the A19 from an afternoon show in […]

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West Wales

It takes a long time to get over there, but it’s certainly worth it with views like this. I thought early October would be pretty horrible weather-wise, but the rain held off, the evenings were warm and the hospitality was, well, as warm as the Autumn sunshine.  

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