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GeHo Events at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

I was lucky enough to take some snaps at the Brudenell Social Club for two shows in quick succession: Stockport psychedelic-rock band Blossoms in the main room, followed by raucous indie lads The Sherlocks two days later in the smaller games room. I really like the Brudenell. Tucked away in the student kingdom of Hyde […]

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Album review: Incapacitated, Ill Fated, and In Love: The Grand

Album review: Incapacitated, Ill Fated, and In Love: The Grand The first time I heard Wakefield three-piece The Grand was a couple of years ago at Garforth Working Men’s Club as part of the Garforth Arts Festival. I thought at the time it was a curious platform for their music, but I remember their set […]

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Sam Parkes supporting John Power at The Hop, Wakefield

  While he was playing his latest support slot to another mid-nineties musical hero of mine, a number of people in the crowd came up to me and told me how much they liked Sam’s style, how different it was to the ‘usual’ support acts and how this lad has raw talent. Although I think […]

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Treehouse Five presents…. at Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Wharf Chambers is a curious venue, tucked up a quiet street off The Calls in Leeds city centre. I almost walked past it;  it was only when I glanced through what I thought to be a warehouse window and saw the five members of Where Fires Are (also known as ‘Treehouse Five’) soundchecking that I knew I was […]

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Sam Parkes with Ocean Colour Scene: Birmingham Symphony Hall

  Sam had already played his third date of the tour midweek down in London, missing his last train home and freezing in the Kings Cross Starbucks for five hours before catching the first morning train (at significant cost) and going straight to work, guitar in hand. The show went well, by all accounts, but […]

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