Brix and The Extricated – Night and Day Cafe Manchester 20th November 2015

A cheeky Friday afternoon booked off work, me and Lammy meet at Leeds station and before we know it we’re on the train hurtling through the pennines Manchester bound.  Check in at the hotel then onto Chinatown (via a couple of pubs of course).  Another stunning tofu dish at The Great Wall chinese restaurant it never fails to disappoint.  Enough preamble! The gig! read more

Hugh Cornwell – Selby Town Hall 14th November 2015

Following on from the Leeds gig a couple of weeks prior I decided to check out another Hugh gig at Selby Town Hall. read more

Hugh Cornwell – Leeds Carriageworks 4th November 2015

I work over the road from The Carriageworks but I’ve never stepped foot in there before so I had no idea what to expect. The tickets showing 7.30pm; is that the performance time or the doors? A quick check with the venue and I’m informed it’s actually a 7pm doors and 7.30 performance. Wasn’t entirely clear and about 30% of the audience ended up rolling in post 7.30 and missing out on the start of Hugh’s set. Bit of an unusual one as I’d decided to take my parents along – They’d recently retired and unlike me didn’t have work the following day so they came along having no idea what to expect (“Oh I thought he was just going to sit and play guitar didn’t realise he would sing as well” ). read more

Sauna Youth–Belgrave Music Hall–Leeds 10th October 2015

First Sauna Youth gig for me and I was not going to be disappointed.  The gig was supposed to be at the newly opened Headrow House but was moved a couple of days before to Belgrave Music Hall – fuck knows why.  Oh well it was still free – decided to pop along. read more