Steeleye Span’s 50th Anniversary at City Varieties: A Night to Remember

There was an air of expectation as we waited for Steeleye Span to appear. Some people had ordered their tickets three years ago. This was officially still the band’s 50th Anniversary tour, started in 2019, but then halted by Covid. Lots had changed in the intervening time, but the audience knew they were in for […]

Sister duo Charm of Finches in Leeds from Melbourne, Australia

Last Friday I spent a very enjoyable evening at Hyde Park Book Club. Charm of Finches, together with their support act, Serin, presented a fresh and very welcome approach to folk music to a discerning audience in Leeds. Charm of Finches are Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes. They hail from Melbourne and in 2021 they won […]

Alt-J : At Leeds 02 Academy on 9 May

It may feel like five years too long for fans, but the hiatus is now officially at an end for Alt-J, with the release of their fourth studio album, The Dream, on 11 February Originally formed while studying at Leeds University in 2007, the now London-based band began their career with incredible critical acclaim. Their […]

Rifffest at the Belgrave

Photographer Asli Champion gives us his take on this year’s Rifffest at Belgrave Music Hall It’s been a long while since I’ve been to Belgrave in the daylight hours! Downstairs was nice and busy but not overly so. Had some obligatory pizza from Dough Boys to give me a bit of sustenance for the long […]

Belgrave Music Hall: Girls Can Play Guitar

Come Play With Me & Girls Can Play Guitar Present: Laura Kindelan, Heju & The Sunkissed Child Izzy Hobbs’ project, Girls Can Play Guitar, promised a chilled and inspiring event showcasing a blend of Funk, Jazz & Contemporary Soul from some of the most talented female artists in Leeds. GCPG is a relatively young music […]