HPJC presents: Jean Watson Collective
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC presents: Jean Watson Collective

Hyde park Jazz Club presents...

Jean Watson Collective

Featuring:
Jean Watson, voice
Will Blackstone, trumpet
Jack Wilson, tenor sax
Alec Robinson, piano
Elliot Roffe, bass
Alasdair Pennington, drums

More fabulous jazz standards from the Great American Songbook by Jean and her fantastic band. 

Their set will be followed by a jam. 

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Leeds Cabaret & Burlesque Festival: Leeds Teaserama
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Leeds Cabaret & Burlesque Festival: Leeds Teaserama

TEASERAMA is Headed to the Hyde Park Book Club with a plethora of some of the worlds incredible burlesque & cabaret artistes

Kitty Velour Manchester UK
Riley Vyrus Leeds UK
Mariposa Bop London UK
Carmen Mi Amor UK
Briar Norway
Molly Wood San Francisco USA
Monique Cherry Pop Norway
Belva May Norway
Ann Addiction Manchester UK
Miss Mokki Iceland
Gogo Starr Iceland

@HPBCLeeds (Twitter) / @hydeparkbookclub (Facebook) / @hydeparkbookclub (Instagram)
18yrs plus only

Entry £10/Student £7 | Facebook Event

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ZEA (NL)
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

ZEA (NL)

In his solo project Zea, Arnold de Boer (The Ex) deploys guitar and sampler for an almighty bout of intense and high energy songs. With urgent lyrics, roughshod beats and grimy bass lines, Zea makes fat-free music with no words wasted; joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers. On this tour he is joined by improvisational keyboardist Oscar Jan Hoogland who will accompany him onstage.

Since 1995 Zea has played over 1500 shows in 35 different countries on six different continents, including Ghana, Ethiopia, Lebanon, 4 tours in the USA, 7 in Russia, 2 times Canada, 17 times UK and many in Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Balkan, Scandinavia and more. Zea also played festivals like Moers (D) and Printemps de Bourges (F), Lowlands (NL), CMJ, SXSW (USA). 

“The solo project of Arnold de Boer gives us a bunch of avant-garde elements loosely structured - like a child’s play - just to build his sonic world.” AOTY

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In The Flat Field - Art Exhibition - Free Entry
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

In The Flat Field - Art Exhibition - Free Entry

HPBC & Guillotine presents...

IN THE FLAT FIELD - Art Exhibition

- Local Leeds based artist 'In The Flat Field' has recently started showcasing multiple new works they've been working on, including a T-Shirt design for Treeboy & Arc, logos for people such as Under The Wires along with their new series entitled 'Solitude'.

This exhibition will have the new In The Flat Field T-Shirts for sale (the remaining few!), along with multiple prints you can purchase directly from the artist. 

Guillotine DJ Set

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HPJC Presents: The Nico Widdowson Trio
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: The Nico Widdowson Trio

HPJC is very pleased to present The Nico Widdowson Trio! 

Expect heavy swing and many a banger. The band is followed by a Jam so bring your horns, drink nice beer and support the Leeds Jazz community!

Nico is the bandleader, pianist, composer and co-founder of ‘The Mabgate Swingers Party’, a party Jazz band quickly making it’s way up the Leeds Jazz scene. Nico also runs his own trio which, like many of his projects, focuses on a repertoire of original music that get people’s feet moving. Huge influences have been The Christian McBride Trio and The Benny Green Trio as well as many of the great jazz pianists. He also gigs for other bands around the country, including the Ed Allen band, the Dan Coulthurst Quartet and a multitude of other bands that have come out of Mabgate.

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Laik'n #2
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Laik'n #2

After the success of our first event, we're delighted to return to our favourite book club for another evening of forward thinking dance music supplied by three top-notch selectors.

Line up:
Will Mcelroy (The GBL) 
Pete Melba (Up North)
Gessture (Laik Records)

Hope you can join us to kick start your bank holiday weekend.

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ANNA BURCH
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

ANNA BURCH

Futuresound Events Present
Anna Burch

For fans of - Ezra Furman // Parquet Courts // Alvvays
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2KMM6wP

Through the deceptively complex pop of Quit The Curse marks the debut of Anna Burch, it’s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. The Detroit singer/songwriter has been visible for the better part of her years-long career singing in Frontier Ruckus, or more recently co-fronting Failed Flowers, but somewhere a vibrant collection of solo material slowly began taking form. She comes to Hyde Park Book Club this August

Tickets from Lunatickets // Seetickets // Crash // Jumbo

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John Murry
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

John Murry

Hee Haw Sessions & Please Please You present...

JOHN MURRY
+ Benjamin Folke Thomas

Wednesday 12th September
7.30pm | £12.00 advance

John Murry's The Graceless Age was the album of a lifetime. When it was released in 2012, it entered the hearts of thousands of listeners and gathered accolades from critics worldwide. An extraordinary work of breathtaking scope and ambition, it came from nowhere and seemed to have set up John Murry as a major artist. The album was listed by UNCUT as one of the 10 best records of 2012. Mojo also included it in their 10 best albums of 2013, as well as The Guardian in their Top 50 of 2013 and American Songwriter in their Top 5 of 2013.

"Intensely beautiful....like Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan and Josh T Pearson rolled into one really broken dream" - Q Magazine

"A work of genius.....I don't expect to hear a better album this year" - Guardian

"a masterpiece" - Allan Jones UNCUT Magazine

The accolades rolled in and John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, died suddenly and unexpectedly. Tim was John’s mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, the person who along with music had become the one constant positive force in John’s life … it was then John’s world fell back in to chaos. Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom and ultimately his country.

Eventually John completed his descent and landed in Kilkenny, Ireland where he found some solid ground as part of a welcoming arts community. Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies convinced John to travel to his Toronto studio where Michael put a band together consisting of brother Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) on drums and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie, Lee Harvey Osmond) on bass. John brought along Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues, Elvis Costello) whom he had met in Ireland and who wanted to be a part of John’s journey.

The five of them put aside five days to record all bedtracks and overdubs, with the brief that they would let the songs dictate where the journey took them, spontaneity was the order of the week. The result, A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist’s fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

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*** VENUE CHANGE *** Ocean Alley
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

*** VENUE CHANGE *** Ocean Alley

*** THIS SHOW WILL NOW BE TAKING PLACE AT THE BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB  ***
All original tickets still valid

Futuresound Events presents: 

Ocean Alley 

14+ 
Tickets on sale from 22nd June at Lunatickets

Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ocean Alley have captivated audiences around the country with their infectious melody lines and memorable blend of psychedelic-surf-rock, amassing over 30 million streams online and more than 550,000 monthly Spotify listeners. 

Check out the tunes on Spotify at: https://spoti.fi/2LXaXyP

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Bingo Records Birthday Party
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Bingo Records Birthday Party

Bingo is turning 1! Come and celebrate our first birthday at a lovely party in Yorkshire. We'll bring a cake and loads of bands and records.

We sold out Hyde Park Book Club in March, and we loved it in there, so now we're doing another full label gig in the bigger room.

Bodacious!

Mr Ben & the Bens
Family Selection Box
Sun Drift
Dog Daisies

Find their music here: bingorecords.bandcamp.com/artists

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False Heads
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

False Heads

False Heads

Catchy, cool and unique grunge rock with East London accents and hair raising stage antics. 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2tZaXwpCHEhoVEBQuRI4vu

“Rising from the ground of previous bands, False Heads have exposed a raw style of grunge, and are thrashing their way to critical acclaim. With supporting The Libertines at a sold-out tour in 2017, it’s fair to say they’re only going onwards and upwards from here.” - GigSlutz

“They are young and talented and going places… if they came to my town I’d show up for that, if they come to your town, you might wanna show up” – Iggy PopBBC Radio 6 Music

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Trembling Bells
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Trembling Bells

Trembling Bells are back in Leeds this September. The Glasgow based quintet have released five albums since 2008, all to unanimous critical acclaim. Their debut album “Carbeth” received an album of the month nomination in Uncut, Observer and Rolling Stone magazines and the group have earned praise from artists as diverse as Paul Weller, Stewart Lee and Joe Boyd.

SUPPORT:
TBA

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The Henry Bateman Band
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Henry Bateman Band

Soundscape Events Presents: Henry Bateman Music

With Support From Run The River Band 
Hyde Park Book Club//24th September

"Not so much a breath of fresh air - more a full force musical gale that lifts you to places you didn't know existed. A very extraordinarily gifted young man; one of the coming musical generation's front-runners in the making" – John Drummond (musician and promotor for Brewery Blues, Gloucestershire)

Henry Bateman is a musician and songwriter based in Leeds and Gloucestershire, and recently graduated from the acclaimed Leeds College of Music. Never one to be in a ‘mould’, Henry’s style has been influenced by a range of original guitarists/singer/songwriters – ranging from Michael Hedges to Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman and James Taylor. 

Henry currently performs as a six-piece band, which features fellow Leeds College of Music students: Lewis Downs (guitar, vocals), Greg Burns (drums, percussion, vocals), Frazer Kerslake (bass), Chris Camm (keys, vocals), and Hannah Lamb (vocals), who are currently earning themselves a burgeoning reputation for their spellbinding live work - performing headline shows and high profile support slots around the UK.

At the age of sixteen, Henry released his debut EP ‘Open Arms’ with his album ‘Take A Form’ following in June 2015 – the latter being released to high critical acclaim, with Planet Stereo describing it as “Truly a masterpiece from beginning to end”. At the age of just 21, Henry released his second album 'Throwing & Catching' in November 2017 - with words such as 'enchanting' and 'stunning' appearing amongst rave reviews. Henry’s third solo album is due for release in Spring 2019.

www.henrybateman.co.uk

www.facebook.com/henrybatemanmusic

For fans of Peter Gabriel | Radiohead | Sam Brookes

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Bleeding Knees Club
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Bleeding Knees Club

Bleeding Knees Club burst out of Australia’s Gold Coast as a duo in 2010 with lo-fi, high-rotation triple j hits “Have Fun” and “Teenage Girls”. 

“Chew The Gum” saw the ex-Gold Coast outfit relocated to Sydney via frontman Alex Wall, and with a freshly-configured band. Rolling Stone raved “The new line-up means new – welcome – depth, with the trashy bubble-gum punk title-track showing off not just a more well-rounded musical edge, but a captivating self-reflexivity from lead-man Alex Wall”. The boys completed a frenzied national tour to launch the EP that included one broken jaw and one broken ankle, and The Brag gushed “Bleeding Knees Club’s chaotic Sydney comeback show proved punk is not dead”. After carving out circle pits at festivals across Australia, the foursome saw out 2017 with their set-your-desk-on-fire anthem “Case”, which AAA Backstage frothed “This track is itching for summer like it can’t get a hold of its dealer on a comedown day … if I didn’t know any better, I’d be looking on an American Pie soundtrack for this jammer”. 

Their debut 2012 album “Nothing To Do” was recorded in New York with producer Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and was a raw and urgent set of songs about girls, getting high, and sticking it to The Man. In Australia, triple j Mag awarded it 9/10 and said it was “an album you can’t help but love”, while NME hailed the band’s “undeniable knack for turning out two-minute garage-pop songs”. Released in Australia on I Oh You, the UK on Columbia and the USA on IAMSOUND, the band traversed the globe playing SXSW, CMJ, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and more, as well as shows with everyone from DZ Deathrays to The Buzzcocks, and The Black Lips to Best Coast. 

Taking some time out from BKC, Alex spent 2013 to 2016 living between New York, Los Angeles and the Gold Coast, while releasing three albums on Los Angeles tastemaker label Burger Records and touring worldwide as his sci-fi punk solo project Wax Witches. 

Now based back in Australia, with a new band and new label home at Inertia Music, Bleeding Knees Club have just recorded their new album with producer Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels, The Vines) and are ready to take it to the world.

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Paris_monster
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Paris_monster

Futuresound Events Present
paris_monster

For fans of Eels / LCD Soundsystem / Knower
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2GNhApq

Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes the gaps between synth-pop & garage; between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.

Tickets on sale Friday 20th April from Lunatickets / Seetickets / Crash Records / Jumbo Records

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Leeds Spoken Word Collective 4X4 Poetry Slam!
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Leeds Spoken Word Collective 4X4 Poetry Slam!

Come through to THE FIRST: 
LEEDS SPOKEN WORD COLLECTIVE 4X4 POETRY SLAM! 

An evening of Spoken Word mayhem, where 4 teams battle it out to be crowned Leeds best spoken word team 2018 - LEEDS REPRESENT! Winner also receives a bonus prize money!!! 

X 4 teams
X 4 members
X 4 rounds
X 4 minutes

Teams: 
LS6 Outspoken
The Sunday Practise
Say It With Your Chest
Raw Words

Theme: Silence

Not only will you see the best spoken word battle of the year, but there will be local drummers to dance to and open mic for those of you who want to cause more havoc during the event! Audience judges will also be selected so come through and get involved!

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Green Wood Community Bistro II
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Green Wood Community Bistro II

After the success of our first event, we will be doing another event on the 3rd October. The first was so well-received because of its homely and accepting atmosphere, fresh and diverse performances and delicious food.

This time the evening will begin with a communal feast - with vegan and gluten free options available. All food will again be supplied by Rainbow Junktion, a Real Junk Food Project cafe in Hyde Park, that transforms surplus food into health dinners.

Food will be followed by a workshop about housing cooperatives. Housing cooperatives are an established method for creating affordable, secure and fairer housing. If that appeals to you then please come early and learn more.

As like before a variety of performers will round off the evening. Last time we had provocative and beautiful poetry, storytelling and music. We are on the look out for new performers and collaborators to get involved - please get in touch if you are interested. Visual, sound, story - art celebrating 'Home' .

We hope to see you there
Green Wood Housing Coop
xx

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Fatherson
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Fatherson

The upwards trajectory of Fatherson blossoming career serves a heartening reminder that the hype machine is no substitute for talent, authenticity and graft. This is a band afforded no shortcuts to get where they are today, a success story built on word-of-mouth conversions. And they wouldn't have it any other way. Attend any Fatherson gig and you'll find a room echo with lyrics being sung back en masse by adoring fans. They've supported Kings Of Leon & Biffy Clyro previously, so if you're a fan of those check Fatherson out now: https://spoti.fi/2Nhwqnq

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Lily Moore
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Lily Moore

If you saw George Ezra on his recent O2 Academy Leeds show, or Tom Grennan on tour in late 2017 then you probably saw Brighton based singer song writer Lily Moore. Taking inspiration at an early age from legends such as Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Sam Cooke and all points in between, Lily’s song writing has developed into a, disarmingly honest, stripped back style that brings to mind the likes of a young Amy Winehouse or Lianne La Havas. She comes back to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on 5th October after performing at Live at Leeds 2018 - check Lily out on Spotify now: https://spoti.fi/2IrhuQ5

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Daniel Blumberg
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Daniel Blumberg

Please Please You & Brudenell Presents
Daniel Blumberg

Tickets are £8.50adv from Jumbo Records and online via the link below.

Daniel Blumberg is an artist and musician from London. Over the past decade he has released an extensive catalogue of music under different names, while forging ongoing collaborations with musicians, writers and filmmakers such as Neil Hagerty, David Toop and Brady Corbet. He is a prolific visual artist, described by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “one of London's most exciting emerging new artists”

Most recently Blumberg has been playing and recording at London's Cafe Oto, working intensively with a core group of improvisers consisting of violinist Billy Steiger, saxophonist Seymour Wright, double bassist Tom Wheatley and cellist Ute Kanngiesser. 

These regular sessions have culminated in the release of his debut record Minus on Mute Records (May 2018), accompanied by a companion LP of solos by the key players on the record including Dirty Three's Jim White. Alongside this OTORoku have released a live recording of the group and two discs by GUO, Blumberg's duo with Seymour Wright.

Minus is a powerful and highly personal work, one that weds a free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting. Live the material is radically reimagined from show to show, with a rotating cast of players pushing Blumberg's fragile songforms to their limits.

Press:

"a statement of intent from an artist who has found his voice” - The Quietus
“a modern classic” - The Times
“one of the most unique and exquisite records you're likely to hear this year” - Billboard

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Childcare
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Childcare

Futuresound Events Presents
CHILDCARE
11th October // Hyde Park Book Club
Tickets on sale Monday 23rd April from: Lunatickets.co.uk // Seetickets.com // Crash Records // Jumbo Records

For fans of Anteros // Everything Everything // Bastille
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2vCbzmo

CHILDCARE could not be a more appropriately named band, with frontman Ed Cares also being one of the most in-demand nannies of West London. When six-year-old Katie overheard Ed humming a song he had written, she intuitively persuaded him to form a band.

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Matt Linnen
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Matt Linnen

Futuresound Events Present
Matt Linnen

Tickets £11.00, on sale now at  Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

The singer songwriter from Southend, Essex, set to release debut E.P imminently that has a raw, yet soulful sound comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 13th October

Tickets from Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records

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WESTERMAN
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

WESTERMAN

Futuresound Events Present
Westerman

For fans of Nilüfer Yanya // Let's Eat Grandma // Ben Howard
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2s0syyl

After the wistful ambience of his Call And Response EP, a record steeped in leftfield antecedents like Nick Drake, David Byrne and Arthur Russell, Westerman has re-emerged so far in 2018 and comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 16th October

Tickets from Lunatickets // Seetickets // Crash // Jumbo

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THE COATHANGERS
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

THE COATHANGERS

Please Please You & Brudenell Social Club presents
The Coathangers

Thursday 18th October, 7.30pm. £9adv

With their new live album, entitled simply "LIVE," out June 1st via Suicide Squeeze, Atlanta garage punks The Coathangers have announced a UK tour for this September.

To celebrate, they have shared a brand new live video for "Hurricane"; lead single from their 2011 album "Larceny and Old Lace" and a main-stay favourite of their high-octane live show. The clip finds The Coathangers at their visceral and frantic best as they tear through the performance with a wild, unshackled energy - a taste of what to expect from their forthcoming shows.

Watch "Hurricane (LIVE)" here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCvrduz-U4k

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JO PASSED
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

JO PASSED

Brudenell presents...

JO PASSED
+ support

The nicest thing anyone has ever – ever – said to Jo Hirabayashi, frontman of Jo Passed, is that his band's debut album sounds like “fucked-up Beatles”. 'Their Prime', the full-length follow-up to Jo Passed’s two EPs, 'Up' and 'Out', does sound like fucked-up Beatles. It sounds like Lennon and McCartney discovered Can and Neu!, and maybe a little Sonic Youth and XTC along the way. It demonstrates that timeless knack for dreamy melodies – chord progressions that sound like they were created in a land far, far away. Lyrically, however, it's imbued with a philosophical longing for answers to questions that have resurfaced for the first time since the explosion of counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

'Their Prime' is a record about identity and the loss of time that happens as a direct consequence of being in the city with nowhere to rent, no time outside of employment and no realistic expectations to live up to. It encompasses that fear of being beyond the glory years, the most creatively fruitful period of one’s life. Those years were lost to contemporary struggles for working relationships, home, identity and space. “It's me owning my worst nightmare,” he admits. “A lot of the Jo Passed project has been about confronting fears. I was afraid to move away from Vancouver to Montreal on my own. Afraid to leave musical relationships I had. Afraid to bear the full responsibility of a project. Being open about those fears is a good way of dealing with them. You end up at this point where you hit 30 and you're like, 'Oh what happened? Am I done? Did I not activate my main creative energy?' It's a ridiculous idea but 30 feels a little like 1000 in rock n roll terms.” You can hear the frustrations and the jitters in the crashing loud-and-quiet motifs throughout the album's twelve tracks, which offer up a patchwork quilt of sound, similar to Faust's IV or Fugazi's Red Medicine. 

Jo Passed originally consisted of Jo and his friend and drummer Mac Lawrie. The two moved to Montreal together, and toured the far-right corner of North America. After Jo’s return to Vancouver, multi-instrumentalist Bella Bébé joined the band in January of 2016, and multimedia artist Megan-Magdalena Bourne joined on bass, after working on a video for the song “Rage” (from Jo Passed’s 'Out' EP). 

Having worked with Bella, Mac, and Megan to create the live experience of 'Their Prime', it's touring and hearing people's reactions to the album that are at the forefront of Jo’s mind. “It's like I've put all my negativity into a place and now I'm lighting it on fire as a way of releasing it... by putting it out on Sub Pop, ha!” Indeed, sometimes you have to banish the bad vibes to get to the great ones.

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The KVB
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

The KVB

Futuresound Events Present
The KVB
Hyde Park Book Club // 27th October
Tickets on sale 10am, Friday 1st June from: http://bit.ly/kvbleeds

For fans of The Cure // White Lies // Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2H0haXV

Like a hazily remembered dream, U.K. duo the KVB blend reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production to create their delicate and ephemeral sound. Formed in 2010 by Nicholas Wood and Kat Day, the KVB got started with a number of limited cassette and vinyl releases before their first full-length, Always Then, arrived in 2012. Two more albums, Immaterial Visions and Minus One, arrived the following year, Minus One being a proper release of material that had surfaced before in the form of digital downloads and extremely limited cassettes. In 2014, the duo ventured to Brian Jonestown Massacre mastermind Anton Newcombe's Berlin studio to track what would become their Out of Body EP, released later that year on Newcombe's own A Records label. This session would mark the KVB's first recordings made outside of their own home studio as well as the first time they'd work with drummer Joe Dilworth, best known for his work with Stereolab. Keeping up their busy schedule, the KVB collected some of the more experimental output they recorded in 2014 on Mirror Being, which Invada released in June of the following year. The duo continued to move in a more experimental, heavily electronic direction on 2016's Of Desire, which the KVB recorded with vintage synths from Invada head Geoff Barrow's collection. 

Tickets from Lunatickets // Seetickets // Crash // Jumbo

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Saintseneca
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Saintseneca

Brudenell presents...

Saintseneca
+ guest support... tba

23/11/18 | £7.00 ADV (+stbf) | 19:30 doors

https://www.facebook.com/Saintseneca/
http://www.saintseneca.com/



Saintseneca’s Zac Little has been thinking a lot about memory. Not necessarily his memories, though they creep in often, too. Rather, he mulls over the idea of memory itself: its resilience, its haziness, how it slips away as we try to hang on, the way it resurfaces despite our best efforts to forget.

Memory is the common thread running throughout the Columbus folk-punk band’s fourth album, Pillar of Na, arriving in late summer via ANTI-Records. Following 2015's critically lauded Such Things, the new album’s name is rooted in remembrance, referencing the Genesis story of Lot’s wife who looks back at a burning Sodom after God instructs her not to. She looks back, and God turns her into a pillar of salt. “Na,” meanwhile, is the chemical symbol for sodium. "Nah" is a passive refusal and the universal song word. It means nothing and stands for nothing. It is "as it is."

Like Lot's wife, Little cannot help but revisit where—and how—he grew up. Raised in church in southeastern Appalachian Ohio, he took up preaching when he was still a teenager, sometimes in small country settings and other times to congregations of thousands. But these days he's more interested in listening. And questioning. 

Musically, Pillar of Na is Saintseneca’s most ambitious album to date, with Little aiming to incorporate genre elements he’d rarely heard in folk. “I wanted to use the idiom of folk-rock, or whatever you want to call it, and to try to do something that had never been done before," Little explains. "To reach way back, echoing ancient folk melodies, tie that into punk rock, and then push it into the future. I told Mike Mogis I wanted Violent Femmes meets the new Blade Runner soundtrack. I'm looking for the intersection between Kendrick Lamar and The Fairport Convention.”

“You're always going to be situated in the folk legacy,” Little continues, acknowledging his past recordings, which include three albums (the aforementioned Such Things, 2014's Dark Arc, 2011's Last) and three EPs (2016's The Mallwalker, 2010's Grey Flag, and 2009's self-titled). “But let’s move forward. I'm not trying to make the lost Velvet Underground B-side. I want to find something that has never been heard before, or at least go down trying."

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The Burning Hell
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Burning Hell

Hee Haw Sessions & Please Please You presents
The Burning Hell
The Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
Sunday 2nd December, 7.30pm. £9adv/£11otd

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from the chaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle, popping up in bars, festival tents, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France along the way. Musically, the lineup and sound of the Burning Hell has been ever-changing, running the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll. This means both that no two Burning Hell records sound alike, and that the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love.

‘Kom’s writing is a breath of fresh air, and I can think of few songwriters I’d rather spend the apocalypse with…’
Folk Radio UK

‘The wordy songsmith behind Canadian quintet The Burning Hell, Mathias Kom has a dry wit and sharp eye that elevate indie-rock tunes into offbeat storytelling treats.’
Uncut Magazine

‘Those who love The Burning Hell really love them, and can't wait to share their respect for creative driving force Mathias Kom's hyper-literate, warm, and witty stories...Kom’s rapid fire lyrics contain deep emotional depth and wide narrative breadth while keeping a common touch.’
The Digital Fix

Website - http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/ 
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRph805nJE
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEEqkT6GCW8
Audio - https://theburninghell.bandcamp.com/

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TVAM
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

TVAM

From behind his TVAM moniker, producer Joe Oxley reappears with his debut album ‘Psychic Data’ which will be released on Friday 19th October 2018.

Crafting a world which touches on our memories but toys with our fears, a world in which information seeps under your door and pools by your feet, a world in which he seeks to define everything from abandoned meanings to subconscious desires, PSYCHIC DATA invites us to experience the psychodrama first hand if you like The KVB or The Horrors then check TVAM out on Spotify now: https://spoti.fi/2KIWuJI

Tickets on sale Friday 6th July 10am

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Holly Rees & Matt Dunbar
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Holly Rees & Matt Dunbar

Holly Rees and Matt Dunbar bring their NORTHERN TOUR to LEEDS!

DOORS 7:30PM
£5

MATT DUNBAR

Matt Dunbar is a Musician from the border county of Northumberland. Taking influence from various genres such as Americana and folk.

His Debut EP 'Home' was released in March 2017 and peaked at #1 on the Amazon Digital Folk Chart and at #5 on the Amazon Digital Album Chart.

“An effective and stunning statement of truth, Home is the place to be.” - Liverpool Sound & Vision

“ ‘Home’ proves to be a lush record of folk rock songs that display considered personal reflections alongside disciplined music production.” - NE Volume

“There is indeed no place like home, and Matt Dunbar has expressed exactly that in a way that could not have been more genuine and beautiful.” - Music & Other Stories

HOLLY REES

Holly is an emerging singer-songwriter who grew up in the moors of the Durham Dales. Her debut EP 'Ilex' was released in 2017 and saw success in radio play from BBC 6 Music, and a feature on Tom Robinson's BBC Introducing Mixtape, alongside plays from local stations Spark FM, Nova Radio North East and Koast FM. 

"unapologetically down to earth lyricism" -RIDE MUSIC, 2017

"soft and meaningful guitar providing suitable backing to a quiet yet strong and purposeful, voice" - NE Volume, 2017

"Lovely stuff." - NARC. Magazine, 2018

"Charmingly goofy and engaging, she has that knack of captivating an audience with her storytelling and effortless patter between songs." - NARC. Magazine, 2018

"I was listening to a girl from the North East the other day, Holly Rees, and her track ‘Toast’ and it floored me. It was so brave and created by someone who was really, truly, being themselves. Don’t believe anyone who tells you there is no future in music. There is. All you have to be is good." - Tom Robinson in interview September, 2017.

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Come Together
Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Come Together

Very Excited for this one! Join us for a chilled the f%ck out night of tunes and poems from local folk of Leeds.

Come together is a songwriters night known for it's inclusive and welcoming atmosphere - kick back and relax to some soulful tunes on a fine Sunday evening.

Confirmed acts so far:
Jenni Noyes http://jenninoyes.uk/
Miranda Arieh https://www.mirandaarieh.com/
Jonny O'Donnell https://www.facebook.com/jonnyodonnellmusic/
Kelly Boyle https://www.facebook.com/KEL7SOUND/
Spoken word from Kim, Dean and Rachel

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HPJC presents: To the Bones [Madame Jazz Special]
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC presents: To the Bones [Madame Jazz Special]

Come down for the first Madame Jazz special at Hyde Park Jazz Club. Featuring a fantastic selection of female-led jazz from Leeds and surrounding areas.

On Thursday 9th August we will be joined by To the Bones
Featuring Nel Begley - vocals
Chris Bland- keys
Harry Orme - guitar
Angus Milne - bass
+ Special Guest

To the Bones play a warm and playful selection of songs picked from favourite childhood films, albums found at random and songs stumbled across with friends. From West Coast jazz to French Chanson, this will warm your heart and get your toes tapping!

Music from 7:30pm followed by an open jam session afterwards.

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Yasha + Vipertime
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Yasha + Vipertime

Desert-blues droners Yasha and spiritual-punk-jazz slitherers Vipertime combine to bring you an evening of concord and discord in equal measure. Join us downstairs at the marvelous Hyde Park Book Club for big party times!

Vipertime

Born out of the snake pit of LS6 house parties, Vipertime draw from the depths of spiritual jazz and post punk to create improvised music for the dance floor, combining the mesmeric forms and harmonies of 70s Addis with the ferocity of 60s Detroit.

Yasha:

Yasha create groove-laden and soul-stirring tunes inspired by the desert blues of musicians such as Songhoy Blues, Tinariwen and Ali Farke Toure. Expect lulling drones and interweaving guitar melodies.

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*** CANCELLED *** Black Foxxes (Mark Holley Acoustic)
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

*** CANCELLED *** Black Foxxes (Mark Holley Acoustic)

*** “Due to personal reasons Marks’ acoustic dates next week won’t be going ahead.
The tour is being reschedule for late September, and all tickets will remain valid – announcement to come very soon.” ***

Black Foxxes (Mark Holley Acoustic)

Mark Holley from Black Foxxes comes to Leeds as part of his acoustic tour. 

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An Uncomfortable Evening
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

An Uncomfortable Evening

An Uncomfortable Evening with:

Gannet
https://gannet.bandcamp.com/
Three people battle with their malfunctioning kit and, before your very ears, transform it into the sound of three people battling their malfunctioning kit! Finally good music!

whathappenedonthatisland
www.soundcloud.com/whathappenedonthatisland
Patchwork

13x
https://soundcloud.com/13xmusic


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Iona Lane & Robert Lane
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Iona Lane & Robert Lane

Iona Lane is a folk singer, musician and songwriter from Lancaster who is currently based in Leeds.

Iona has released three EPs. Her latest EP, ‘Pockets’ was nominated for ‘Best EP’ in FATEA Annual Awards 2017.

Iona has supported a range of artists around the country. Highlights include: Edgelarks (Downend Folk Club, Bristol), Iona Fyfe (Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry), The Askew Sisters (Uxbridge Folk Club, London), Ken Nicol (Christ Church, Glasson), Luke Jackson (Lancaster Castle, Lancaster), Blair Dunlop (Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal), Larkin Poe (The Convent, Stroud), State Of The Union: Boo Hewerdine and Brooke Williams (Acoustic Roots, Wigan), Joe McCorristion (The Yorkshire House, Lancaster), James Kirby (Lancaster).

Headline shows have included EP launches, embarking on a short London tour in August 2017: Folkroom Fortnightly at The Harrison (King’s Cross); The Gladstone Arms (Southwark); and The Spice of Life (Soho). In spring 2018 Iona embarked on village hall tour with Kate Howden.

Iona has played at a number of events/festivals, including: Solfest (2016 and 2017), Lancaster Music Festival (2016 and 2017) and a few open sets at Cambridge Folk Festival (2015 and 2016).

Iona played live on BBC Radio Lancashire on the 2nd April 2016, and appeared on BBC North West Tonight on 3rd June 2016. I appeared as a guest on James Fraser’s Mystery Hour on Beyond Radio in April 2017. A track from Iona's latest EP, 'Pockets' was played by BBC Introducing in Lancashire in January 2018.

Iona was part of FATEA’s Summer Showcase 2015, appeared on BBC North West Tonight for BBC Music Day 2016 and is endorsed by Tanglewood Guitars.

"IONA LANE treats us to a short set of Joni-flecked indie folk. The five tracks were lovely, simple and acoustic but the highlight was yet another song that transported the Frenchay faithful to a different place. Her version of the traditional The Loch Tay Boat Song stopped time. Scots to its very bones and seriously beautiful. An utter treat." - Gavin McNamara, Downend Folk Club (2018)

"The music was lovely... Something really special. Iona's voice was at its very best singing both traditional and modern folk songs as well as gorgeous harmonies for Kate.” - Tony Birch, FATEA (2018)

"It will interesting to watch Iona's progress as she moves towards her debut album." - Gary Smith, Laurel Canyon Music (2017)

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Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in the UK. He released Only a Flight Away on the 27th of April. This is Robert’s third record following his self-titled debut album and his 2016 extended EP Ends and Starts.

Fatea Magazine have described Only a Flight Away as “an outstanding release…one of the first essential albums of 2018" and the album has been album of the week or featured album on several radio shows.

Robert has toured extensively in the UK as a support for artists including Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling, Nell Bryden and Bob Fox. His spring 2018 solo headline tour to support Only a Flight Away has recently concluded and he will embark on a fifth tour in Germany and first visit to Holland in June. In June 2017 he completed a joint headline tour with Nashville based singer Kyshona Armstong. 

Robert was chosen by the LG Arena to perform in the Forum Live area of the arena before concerts by Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Ellie Goulding and John Mayer. In July 2015 he once again performed at the newly re-branded Genting Arena before a concert by Fleetwood Mac.
In August 2013 he was selected to attend a song writing retreat/course with Kinks front man Ray Davies.

Praise and reviews
“Robert Lane attended my songwriting course at Dartington in 2013. Robert responded well to composition and exercises given. As the course became more intensive his progress was excellent throughout. I am pleased to recommend Robert to continue his music and develop his writing so that he can reach his full potential.” Ray Davies songwriter and frontman of The Kinks

"a talented songwriter and singer. EP Ends and Starts is full of deceptively simple songs with clever and witty lyrics across a range of styles." R2 Magazine

"Check out the vibrant new song from Robert Lane." Telegraph Music

"His confidence, wit and persona reflect a performer born for the stage...he is surely set to thrive in the future on both the local and wider
singer-songwriter circuit." Three Chords and the Truth

“(his) songs all have a fantastic melodic core…really intrigued by the melody…it’s particularly sweet.” Alan Clifford BBC Radio Nottingham drivetime

Reviews for Only a Flight Away
“an outstanding release…one of the first essential albums of 2018.” Fatea Magazine

"‘Far Too Busy’ has one of the best opening couplets I’ve heard in years...This is a bloody good record." Folking.com

"a marked increase in confidence and prowess" The Mike Davies Column

"his momentum is building and his playing skills are very strong... an interesting release that enhances a growing reputation as Robert Lane continues to hone his signature sound." Lonesome Highway

"Impressive in its scope, ONLY A FLIGHT AWAY is almost a compendium of styles...bluesy Baby Knows could not be more different from Hoping for Anything (But You), yet they're both distinctly Robert Lane through and through." Northern Sky Magazine

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Growing Into My Beard
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

Growing Into My Beard

**ONE-HOUR Solo Show: Storytelling, Acoustic Music, Unconventional Theatre, Dance, Clowning, Comedy**

DOORS - 7.30pm

*£5 TIX ONLINE / £7.50 at the door*

After two packed performances at Interplay Theatre back in March (2018), Bay returns to Leeds with Growing Into My Beard for a one-night-only affair at Hyde Park Book Club! 

At the end of July join us for 'Growing Into My Beard,' Bay's quirky autobiographical tale that is part storytelling, part acoustic gig, with dashes of dance, clowning and comedy!

WHAT IS Growing Into My Beard?
A FEW WORDS: A solo show of original acoustic music, storytelling, dance, love & pure ginger realness.
MORE WORDS: 'Growing Into My Beard' is one ginger's personal quest to understand & celebrate his own identity AND to obtain TRUE LOVE --the kind that can ALWAYS be found in the movies starring Drew Barrymore (love you drew)... By way of original songs, dramatically told personal anecdotes and justified farcical movement, Bay weaves together a coming-of-age tale that is romantically nostalgic, profoundly authentic and above all HOPEFUL.

Sammy the Swan awaits your arrival (If you don't know what that means, you soon will). See you there :)

www.baybryanmusic.com/gimbtheplay

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Think Tank: First Birthday ft. Bambooman (+ More)
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Think Tank: First Birthday ft. Bambooman (+ More)

One year down! 🍰 🎉

Where did the time go? To celebrate, we thought we'd take things downstairs for once, and bring you something a little bit extra special :) 

Here's to another year of healing through music! 🥂

LINEUP: 

BAMBOOMAN

Following his debut release on Sonic Router in 2013, Bambooman has spent the past 5 years making serious waves across the UK electronic music scene, with his unique blend of warm, organic textures and sparse, tasteful beats resulting in a sound that can truly be defined as his own. 

Despite forging such a definitive musical identity, Bambooman retains an eclecticism to his sound that leaves many listeners genuinely wondering what he might do next, coupled with the confident assurance that, no matter what, it will definitely be a treat. 

Nowhere is this more evident than on his absolutely sublime LP, ‘Whispers’, released on Matthew Herbert’s Imprint ‘Accidental Jr’ in 2017. Whether he’s flirting with Hip Hop, Jazz, House, Ambient, or simply just observing the world around him, each element is incorporated with a deliberate precision that speaks of an artist in complete control of his craft, and with a genuine love of sound/its infinite potential.

His live performances are no exception, and his sets have garnered a well-earned reputation for filling dancefloors and nodding heads in equal measure.

We honestly can’t think of a better way of celebrating our first birthday than this - Do not sleep!

https://bambooman.bandcamp.com/album/whispers

ELSA HEWITT

After one year, five events and a wide range of truly unique and inspiring performances, trust us when we say that Elsa Hewitt is the type of artist that Think Tank was born to curate. 

After winning the PRS Foundation Lynsey de Paul Prize in 2016, Elsa went on to release three albums in the following year; 'Cameras From Mars', 'Dum Spiro Spero' and 'Peng Variations'. She also recently dropped her first entirely ambient EP, ‘Quilt Jams’, which serves as a prelude to her new upcoming album (the first singles of which should be appearing later this summer).

Despite maintaining such a staggering rate of output, Elsa’s music consistently retains the quality that makes it so special (and consequently so perfect for this event). To quote ‘An Earful’, ‘Hewitt makes music partly as an act of self-care, and the enveloping, immersive nature of her sound-world translates that compassion directly to you - and we can always use more of that in the world!"

We couldn’t agree more!

https://elsahewitt.bandcamp.com/album/quilt-jams

MEMOTONE

Those of you who recall our third event will also remember that memotone sadly had to cancel his performance due to last minute transportation issues. Ever the gentleman, however, he has kindly agreed to once again attempt the treacherous journey up the M5 to join us for our birthday celebrations! 

With a string of releases on Black Acre Records (including 2016’s hauntingly beautiful, ‘Chime Hours’) and collaborations that include the likes of Phaeleh and Dmitry Evgrafov, we are honoured to finally be able to give him a proper welcome to the Tank. 

A man of many talents, Memotone will be combining layers of samples, live electronics and multi-instrumentation to craft a truly immersive ambient experience. This one is not to be missed! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIHqd4angvU

SIMON ‘EXODUS’ SCOTT

What can really be said of Simon Exodus Scott that most Leeds heads will not already be aware of?

As the man behind Tribe Records, Dancehall Science, Exodus, Subdub, and of course, Outlook/Dimensions Festival, his impact on the UK underground music scene (and beyond) cannot be understated. It goes without saying that he is largely responsible for introducing an entire generation of Yorkshire ravers to sound system culture, and we are very excited that he has accepted our invitation to perform for us. 

We cannot wait for him to dig into the more leftfield/ambient part of his collection, in what promises to be a uniquely introspective and experimental set. 

https://soundcloud.com/kemal187/simon-scott-dimensions-soundsystem-all-muslimgauze-mix-live-dimensions-festival-2017

US AND IT

At this point, it is definitely fair to say that Us and It has become an integral part of the Think Tank fabric. Aside from already gracing our stage with two wonderful performances, he is also the man responsible for all of our promotional artwork, which has gradually come to form a huge part of our identity as a night. 

When it comes to his music, Us and It has an uncanny ear for rhythm and melody, and is practically unrivalled in the art of teasing beauty out of chaos. The enthusiasm and emotion he exudes during his live sets is downright infectious, and we have yet to witness a performance of his that did not succeed in completely stopping audience members in their tracks. 

Get to know!

https://permahigh.bandcamp.com/album/the-bombs-of-insert-here

VISUALS PROVIDED BY LAUREN HARRISON

https://laurenharrisonartist.wordpress.com/

7pm - 12am

ALL PROFITS GO TO LEEDS MIND

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The Purps
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Purps

Soundscape Events Presents:

The Purps

With Support From Honours

The Purps are a four piece psychedelic/reggae band from Leeds/Wakefield sporting Influences from multiple genres such as indie, psychedelic rock, soft rock and reggae; bringing beachy vibes and rhythms you cannot stay still too.

For fans of The Kooks | Milky Chance | Tame Impala

All ages welcome // £5 ADV

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THE BIG WHEEL
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

THE BIG WHEEL

Ourselves The Big Wheel are excited to announce the release of our debut EP! It's called 'EP1' and we're hosting a little shindig at the mighty Hyde Park Book Club to celebrate. 

Joining us will be long-haired wandering folkster Christopher Brain and bearded enigma James Elson performing solo tunes under ELSON. 

Gonna be a belter. £3 advance tickets available.

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Combined: An evening of collaborative improvisations
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Combined: An evening of collaborative improvisations

Welcome to the second ever Combined: !

As part of the JazzLeeds' Fringe, Combined: will bring together a multitude of artistic disciplines to create a night based around multi disciplinary improvisation and interplay. 

Utilising outdoors, inside and downstairs at HPBC, Combined: promises to be a free flowing night of improvised dance, live music, spoken word, VJing, live DJing and live illustration.

We've put together a huge line up of incredibly talented artists in their respective fields. Together we're going to create something no one's ever seen before, not even us! 

The first performance will start bang on 7pm in the outdoor car park space and the rest will follow in a smooth transition throughout the building. 

LINE UP

Combined Artists: Maria Popova, Stephanie Donohoe, Will Lakin, Fergus Quill, Ozzy Moysey, James Milligan, Alexandra Doe, Inari Hulkkonen, Matthew Aplin, Alice Boulton-Breeze, Jenna Nathan
J Frisco
Hey Fish Yo Swine
SNAKE OIL
Brink Dance Company
LSMarley
Howl Creative
Vipertime

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Enter The Smoke Room
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Enter The Smoke Room

ENTER THE SMOKE ROOM

Are you bored of the usual, fancy a change?

Get yourself down to Hyde Park BookClub on the 23rd July! Expose yourself to the non-ordinary! Come feast your eyes and ears and enjoy a night of drinks, art and live entertainment.

Music:
Presenting Shaku (+ Guests)
Shaku will be providing us with tasty tunes and general wackiness. Straight from the deep sonic oceans, this local six-piece is sure to fulfil all your heart's desires! Seamlessly blending groovy bluesy rock with jazz fusion/progressive/funk

Art:
Presenting Ben Kay
Ben Kay will be enhancing this mythical experience by stimulating the senses and making the vibes flow with his transcendent abstract paintings and dreamy landscape prints. If you want to capture lightning in a bottle and prolong the high, all art & prints will be available for sale.

Immerse yourself in this wiggy evening of art, music and booze

Don’t miss out! Exist in our reality…

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Snakes and Ladders
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Snakes and Ladders

 

*** MOVED FROM JULY 11***

GUILLOTINE presents...

'Snakes and Ladders' zine launch and exhibition.

'Snakes and Ladders' is a collection of illustrations featuring 'dragons' on tiled surfaces. 'Dragons' take on many appearances, exploring how a form once noticed can be seen in everything and saturate unrelated scenes.

Launch night party, so get down cause it's gonna be soundtracked by some 10/10 geezers. 

DJ sets from

Jonas LR of Treehouse

Dman Leeds

DRED ERIC of DIGTRIO

Uncle Robbie

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Jazz Leeds Festival - The Otley Jazz Run
Jul
21
11:15 AM11:15

Jazz Leeds Festival - The Otley Jazz Run

Come and join the Otley Jazz Run and visit all the Jazz Clubs on the way! Street Band Bassa Bassa will start off playing at the Heart in Headingley at 10.00am. From there they will visit Café Lento in Headingley (10.45am) then move on to Hyde Park Book Club (11.15am) and LS6 in Hyde Park (12pm) before heading off into town to play in Lands Lane near WH Smith at around 1pm. 

The Otley Jazz run calls in at just four of the twenty or more Leeds Jazz venues in Leeds – for a full list check out the Leeds Jazz Map, devised by Bassa’s Colin Byrne, on the JazzLeeds Festival website http://www.jazzleedsfestival.co.uk/jazz-map-of-leeds-2018/

Leeds street band Bassa Bassa, described as "merchants of musical mayhem", have been around since 1987. Strong jazz foundations blend with blasts of ska, Latin, African, and funk - always with a colourful and energetic with musicians who are obviously enjoying themselves

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Before Breakfast / Dead Slow Hoot / Oh Papa / Van Houten
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Before Breakfast / Dead Slow Hoot / Oh Papa / Van Houten

Four of South Yorkshire's finest soft rock bands are coming together at Hyde Park Book Club for a night of goose-bump-inducing, chin stroking, high brow entertainment. The acts are currently listed in alphabetical order because we'll be pulling the lineup out of a hat on the night!

Before Breakfast:

Currently supporting the release of their first EP 'Sticky Sweet' with huge recent shows at The Albert Hall, Manchester and the O2 Sheperd's Bush, this supergroup deliver devastatingly personal lyrics through intricate vocal harmonies and sparse instrumentation. 

For fans of Jesca Hoop, Bat For Lashes, C Duncan and The Roches.

https://beforebreakfast.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet
https://www.facebook.com/beforebreakfastmusic/

Dead Slow Hoot:

Bittersweet, melancholy, anthemic alt rock made in Sheffield.

Dead Slow Hoot combine poetic lyricism with rich musical textures and sparse sonic landscapes to fill your ears with melancholy musings. Critically acclaimed by the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music, Backseat Mafia and English Rain Records.

https://deadslowhoot.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/deadslowhoot/

Oh Papa:

Sheffield's resident lounge lizards. Smooth indie rock served over ice with a dark ale chaser. Recent shows include a tour in suuport of the legendary Shonen Knife.

For fans of Whitney, Richard Hawley, Mac Demarco and The Walkmen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtTzNQfW2WM
https://www.facebook.com/ohpapaband/

Van Houten:

Shoegaze superstars from Leeds matching delicate chords with sweet textures and lovesick lyrics. Recent shows include a support slot for Jay Som, and an appearance at the Clue Records Xmas Showcase.

For fans of Mac Demarco, Happyness, Pavement and Deerhunter

https://soundcloud.com/van-houten-877088644/sets/little-dreamer
https://www.facebook.com/VanHoutenband/

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Treeboy & Arc - 'Midnight Mass' Single Launch
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Treeboy & Arc - 'Midnight Mass' Single Launch

Guillotine Collective presents...

Treeboy & Arc - 'Midnight Mass' Single Launch

Having just completed a short UK tour, Treeboy & Arc are back in their hometown, this will be their first show in Leeds since early 2018. 

'Their new single, ‘Midnight Mass’ will no doubt hold as many thrills for the mosh-pit lad as the indie connoisseur. Think moody, angular guitar lines, a rhythm section that shares its urgency with the metal genre and synths reminiscent of classic electronica that punctuates the brooding, chaotic atmosphere. This collision of sounds makes for one wild ride that culminates in the most satisfying of musical climaxes. The vocals drive the song into even darker territory as the deadpan delivery about the unreliability of modern news forces the listener to open their eyes as well as their ears. Give it a listen for yourself and let this surge of sound pull you into a world of swirling synths and fat riffs. It’s dead good.' - So Young Magzine

Expect some surprises!

Support TBA.

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Open Turntables
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Open Turntables

Open Turntables, play your records to your friends. Every 2nd Friday of the month.
All musical styles and tastes welcomed with free tuition for new folks or those getting back into it all. Perfect way to showcase your skills to the venue if you have hopes of putting on your own event.

Tonij Leighton hosts, keeping time and offering guidance where required. We've had a fine mix of Indie, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Dub, Reggae, Afro Beats, Rare Asian Groove, Techno and indefinable Tate Modern styles to date.... Whatever you want to play, book in, bring your friends and enjoy the HPBC vibe.

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HPJC presents: The Groove Sandwich
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC presents: The Groove Sandwich

Hyde Park Jazz Club presents...

THE GROOVE SANDWICH

The Groove Sandwich is a new jazz organ trio that brings groovy and chilled vibes to jazz standards with original arrangements and improvisations. Expect groovy and swinging, blue and gentle tunes you can really dig your teeth into! 

With Steve Hanley, on drums Chris Bland on organ and Jeffrey Hewer on guitar.

Their set will be followed by a jam session

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An invitation to an ideas workshop to explore ‘common ground’
Jul
11
3:30 PM15:30

An invitation to an ideas workshop to explore ‘common ground’

We know ‘business-as-usual’ ways of working are broken. We need to change course. There is a huge range of people in Leeds thinking along these lines, and bringing in exciting ideas from the edges of their practice. We are inviting you and other creative doers, makers and innovators in Leeds to this explore together. 

There is a European Horizon2020 funding call out now which might help us on our journey. We don’t have all the answers but we want to commit to making something happen in Leeds over the next year. If this sounds interesting and you have time and energy to contribute, then let’s start linking ideas and projects.

We will be running a series of open discussion workshops to sketch out what this programme could look and feel like for you, your networks and communities, and the city.  The keynote question is 'what might a model for Leeds look like that embraces and kick-starts new forms of making and doing’; please see the graphic below as a starting point for possible themes and opportunities. 

The workshops will be held during the afternoon, early evening and evening of the 11 July, so please RSVP to suit your availability using the Eventbrite url. 

Workshops are at:

* 3.30-4.45pm     Please register at https://commongroundleeds_0.eventbrite.co.uk
* 5.15-6.30pm      Please register at https://commongroundleeds_1.eventbrite.co.uk
* 6.45-8.00pm     Please register at https://commongroundleeds_2.eventbrite.co.uk

Light refreshments will be available.  Hyde Park Book Club has disabled access. There is limited parking in front of the venue.  

For further information on the event and any access requirements, please contact sue@sueball.co.uk.

Hoping that you can join us on the 11th,

Paul Chatterton, Sue Ball and Irena Bauman

In partnership with The University of Leeds and the practitioner sector in Leeds
For more information on Horizon2020, please go to https://bit.ly/2yqZMfM

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Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere W / Christian Wolmar
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere W / Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster specialising in transport. He will discuss his recent book, 'Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere' (Perspectives, 2018) which challenges the view that driverless cars will necessarily usher in a utopian future. We will explore the possible impact of autonomous vehicles on transport and ask how governments should approach this technology.

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After Noon Throb
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

After Noon Throb

Cavadoras Collective and solo artist Tora Hed meet in Leeds this summer and you are warmly invited to join us for an
After Noon Throb.

On the menu:

Half Way Down : Cavadoras Collective

Work in process : Tora Hed in collaboration with James Milligan and Jess Mollie

Tickets sliding scale : £7-£9
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CAVADORAS COLLECTIVE

Cavadoras is a performance collective based between Berlin and Naples working with instant composition, dance, poetry and sound. The name refers to excavators/miners, because Cavadoras search for ways to communicate the imaginative potential of the underground. 

In Half Way Down (Eine halbe Treppe tiefer) two dancers, a performance poet and a musician use handheld torches in an otherwise dark space. In a game of light and darkness they expose different spaces and degrees of intimacy while the musician modulates a self-built devise that translates light frequency into sound. They explore each new situation, studying their setting and each other, referencing anthropologists and anatomists from the past and the future. 


Martina Gambardella (dancer, choreographer, IT)
Lilly Pöhlmann (dancer ECU/GER)
Marcelo Schmittner (sound/light artist CHL)
Marianne Tuckman (performance poet/dancer UK)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/245542595

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TORA HED

Tora Hed is an independent choreographer and dancer from Sweden, based in Leeds since 2012. She graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance 2015 and received the Carolyn Woolridge Outstanding Performance Award. Her work is focused and inspired around humans experiences form her own perspective. Tora explores physical and emotional states in her practice and generate new spaces for imagination. Tora has made works from solo to extended pieces, collaborated with other dance, music and filmmakers across the UK and Europe.

https://vimeo.com/torahed/about

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