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Feel free to listen to our fortnightly podcast with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month, then again around the middle of the month and stays on the website for the rest of the year. The previous editions...

Coming Soon: Underneath the Stars

Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley Friday 20 - Sunday 22 July 2018 For their fifth annual festival, Underneath the Stars will be moving to a new location at Cinderhill Farm in Cawthorne near Barnsley, which is just a short distance from its previous site. Set in beautiful rural Yorkshire, the...

Ambrose Akinmusire

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 28 April 2018 Uttering the words "I don't like jazz" is a little like saying "I don't like fruit"; the diverse selection is just too big to lend any weight to the dismissal. Even if you're not into bananas, you might enjoy a tasty peach. If a ripe kiwi isn't up...

Joan As Police Woman

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Friday 20 April 2018 Once again New Briggate was a bustling metropolis of human energy as offices closed up for the weekend, breathing a sigh of relief no doubt before the Leeds evening adventures began. A lengthy queue formed outside the Grand Theatre for a performance...

Tony Allen

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 7 April 2018 It's an unseasonably warm Saturday evening and I'm in the centre of Leeds, sipping coffee at the San Co Co, the most convenient coffee house along New Briggate, just a few doors from the Grand Theatre. The waitress and I are almost on first name...

Korby Lenker

The Live Room, Caroline Social Club, Saltaire Friday 6 April 2018 Korby Lenker (USA) with Katie Spencer (UK) as opener The evening opened with relatively local Katie Spencer. I first heard Katie on The Durbervilles Radio Leeds Show earlier this year and was very impressed. She is a huge fan of the...

Musicport Festival and Musicport On The Moors

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October 2018 The first acts performing at this year's Musicport Festival in Whitby have been confirmed. Top acts performing this year (with several more still to be confirmed) include: Vieux Farka Touré (Mali) the 'Hendrix Of The Sahara' and son of the...

The Secret Sisters/Danni Nicholls

The Live Room, Saltaire Sunday 25 March 2018 The Secret Sisters with special guest Danni Nicholls opening the show. There was a tangible sense of anticipation and excitement from the maximum capacity crowd for tonight's show. Many guests, judging from the rapturous applause throughout and some of...