Hyde Park Meditation Club
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Hyde Park Meditation Club

Meditation at the Hyde Park Book Club!

Come and join us at the Meditation Club! Unwind – learn to relax deeply, enjoy new techniques and spend time in the company of like-minded people. A great way to rejuvenate and inspire
yourself, whatever your current experience of meditation.

Seeking more? Find out how to progress in your meditation path and start a journey of self discovery.

Saturday mornings 23rd Feb, March 9th, 23rd - 10 till 11.

Cost £5 - food discount in the cafe for attendees to be announced!

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Shaku: Unplugged
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Shaku: Unplugged

You've guessed correctly... Your favourite electric frogs are putting down their lightbulbs and pullin' out the candles with the best acoustic event since Dylan went electric!

Expect only acoustic instruments (no cajons sorry), turtlenecks, glasses, plants, and more turtlenecks as Shaku transform their usual heavy antics into a more matured and aged cheddar.

They'll be performing in "The Snug" room on the left hand side of the venue where you usually get your coffees so iz gonna be supa supa intimate.

Helping them will be some of their beautiful friends:

Joshua ZERO
A true renegade, this guitar-slinger looks like someone you'd sleep with but sounds like someone you would love forever. His songs of hardships in love and in life resonate with all and we're sure he'll serenade you with his boyish charm.

Hannah Willwood
A singer-songwriter who will truly capture you from beginning to end, her beautiful music and aura will have you fixated and you'll probably shed a few tears thinkin' bout "the days". She'll be joined by her band for this one!

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This event will be pay as you feel, if you've got some spare cash to spare (heh) then feel free to donate on the night to help all these hard-working musicians keep doing what they do! SEE YOU THERE ♥

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LGBT* History Month Screening: Paris is Burning
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

LGBT* History Month Screening: Paris is Burning

*** Safe space compulsory *** Voguing optional ***

We're celebrating LGBT* History Month with a screening and discussion of one of the cornerstone films of queer culture, Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingstone, 1991).

The film will be presented by special guests and co-directors of critical reading group, Quilting Points: Adrienne Mortimer, Clare Fisher and Liam Wilby,

The venue has disabled access and subtitles are available.

Free entry, all welcome!

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LEIF ERIKSON
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

LEIF ERIKSON

Leif Erikson are a London-based five-piece who craft quietly emotive, effortlessly explorative transatlantic pop: five unique life journeys brought together under the namesake of a little-known Icelandic explorer, believed by many to have been the first Westerner to reach the shores of America. They're coming to Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club on 25th February

Support from SEA LEGS

�🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2DwcE58
FFO - Low Island / Palace

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Laura Gibson
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Laura Gibson

Brudenell presents...

Laura Gibson
+ Special Guests

02.03.19 | £12.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.lauragibsonmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/lauragibsonmusic

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Both literary and raw, with a love of a traditional folk music and a bent towards experimentation, multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Laura Gibson has toured four continents, and is a frequent collaborator. She just recently received an MFA in Fiction Writing from Hunter College, while working on her forth release, the wise and vulnerable "Empire Builder", which Pitchfork called her best record to date. 

“Her best record to date...Gibson offers a cathartic tale of loss and redemption, set against a gorgeous sonic backdrop. She sounds newly confident, invigorated, and free.” - Pitchfork 

“Captivating.” - **** 4 stars Mojo

“There isn’t a song here that isn’t a low-key delight.” - **** 4 stars Q

“A triumph” – 8/10, Uncut

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Yoga & Brunch Club
Mar
3
8:45 AM08:45

Yoga & Brunch Club

Yoga & Brunch Club meet once a month for some Sunday goodness on the mat, and delicious food!

The intuitive yoga flow will be open level so beginners are more than welcome (with plenty of options to deepen your practice, if you are so inclined).

~ Yoga £5pp + Mat hire £50p
~ Adv payment
~ Any questions please get in touch via hello@calm-collective.co.uk

*Brunch afterwards is completely optional, but a lovely chance to meet new people and get to know everyone a little better*
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Please note: *Once you have booked your space, Calm Collective will email you for an advanced payment through business banking. Any cancellations made within 24hrs will receive a refund*

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IWD: 'Mermaids' Screening with Girl Gang Leeds
Mar
3
12:30 PM12:30

IWD: 'Mermaids' Screening with Girl Gang Leeds

As part of our week-long event series to celebrate International Women's Day come, forget about your post-birthday fest hangover and enjoy a screening of 1990's 'Mermaids', featuring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci.

'Mermaids' is a comedy-drama about mother-daughter relationships, between awkward teenager, Charlotte, (Winona), her sweet younger sister Kate (Christina) and their eccentric single mum Rachel (Cher). Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUSPGXmZQbM

After the film has finished we'll be moving upstairs. Join us to chat about the picture and more.

This screening is free and no ticket necessary but arrive in good time to bag the best spot.

This event is open to people of all genders and all ages. Under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.


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Check out the other events in this week-long events series celebrating International Women's Day:

Saturday 2nd March - Girl Gang Leeds Birthday Fest - Wharf Chambers: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/girl-gang-leeds-birthday-fest-2019-tickets-53591215769

Sunday 3rd March - 'Mermaids' Screening - Hyde Park Book Club:
https://www.facebook.com/events/394110148024600/

Monday 4th March - Join Us in the DJ Booth - Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2194048747529111/

Tuesday 5th March - City Music Forum - Nation of Shopkeepers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1241921619299841/

Wednesday 6th March - Quiz Night - Outlaws Yacht Club: https://www.facebook.com/events/550828875401764/

Thursday 7th March - Drink & Draw - Flamingos Coffee House Leeds: https://www.facebook.com/events/2044369242348428/

Friday 8th March - International Women's Day - Headrow House: https://www.facebook.com/events/358938598221154/


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Accessibility Info:

Both floors are accessible from ground level, the front from Otley Road, the rear from Victoria Road. There are stairs to the basement, so each floor does need to be accessed via the other road, its a two-minute walk around.

A Girl Gang Leeds team member will be available through the whole event if you require anything.

If you have any questions send us a message or an email at girlgangleeds@gmail.com ♥


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We expect everyone to be able to have a good time at our events. We won’t tolerate harassment or abuse of any kind, and we work closely with our venues to maintain a safe environment for all.

If you see or experience something that needs to be reported - please talk to us or a member of staff. We’re working hard to create safe, empowering spaces and we value your contribution to our positive community!


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GIRL GANG Leeds is a creative community working to celebrate and uplift people in Leeds by creating fun, safe and empowering spaces for women and non-binary people.

We put on parties, workshops, meetups, exhibitions and more and are always seeking new collaborations. Girl Gang Leeds is a sister community with Girl Gang Edinburgh Girl Gang Manchester and GIRL GANG Sheffield.

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The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening with Steve Taylor
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening with Steve Taylor

Join us for the first event of the series!

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What does it mean to be spiritually awakened, or ‘enlightened’? Does the state just occur spontaneously or can we cultivate it?

Psychologist Dr. Steve Taylor - author of the best-selling book The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening - will show that the ‘awakened’ state is more common than is generally believed. He will highlight some of the main characteristics of the state, including intensified perception, acceptance, gratitude, a transcendence of separation and inner quietness.

Drawing on his years of psychological research, Steve will share stories of ordinary people who have shifted into an ‘awakened’ state following periods of intense suffering, such as a diagnosis of cancer, severe depression and bereavement. He will also discuss cases of people who were ‘naturally’ awakened, and expressed themselves as poets and artists.

Steve will lead some exercises to help cultivate some of these characteristics of wakefulness, and show that that ‘wakefulness’ is not an unattainable esoteric state but one that can be developed by everyone. He will even suggest that we need to move collectively towards the state of wakefulness in order to live harmoniously as a species.

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Pay via Eventbrite Link.
Doors open - 6:45
Talk Starts - 7:00

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Switch Presents: A Pancake Day Special Showcase
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Switch Presents: A Pancake Day Special Showcase

🔊LINEUP:

⚫️Little Hand Feet
🔴Isaiah & The Moon Waves
⚫️Lotus Quest

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⚫️Little Hand Feet - bring angular, soulful art rock - the kind you'd expect if Omni kissed Andy Savage in the presence of Parquet Courts. Expect a frantically ADHD induced rock-coma.

https://www.facebook.com/littlehandfeet/

On insta - @Littlehandfeet

And listen here - http://littlehandfeet.bandcamp.com/

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🔴Isaiah & The Moon Waves - Starting its life as a solo project known as “Elliot Isaiah” many moons ago, the waves finally came together to deliver a groove that bodies just cannot ignore. A blend of hip-hop drums, soulful vocals, indie guitar riffs and lyrical explorations of the heart. Despite being in the foundations of their creation, with releases on the horizon, this is a sound that entices the ear and the soul.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/isaiahmoonwaves/

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⚫️Lotus Quest - Jangly retro indie songs filled with catchy melodies. straight to the point. Not to be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/LotusQuestMusic/

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Leeds Lit Fest 2019
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Leeds Lit Fest 2019

Super excited to announce that the first ever Leeds Lit Fest will take place from 6th - 10th March 2019, at venues across the city.

The Festival programme will celebrate the vibrant and thriving literature scene that exists in Leeds with local writers, performers and artists showcasing their talents alongside those from across the UK and internationally. There will be author talks, workshops, performance, poetry and spoken word events including a Storytelling Takeover at Carriageworks Theatre.

The Festival will use some of the most creative spaces in the city for its programme with a lineup that will see more than 30 events taking place over the 5 days of the Festival incorporating the rich mix of influences from the different partners all of whom have extensive experience of bringing literature events to the city.

Partner organisations include The Leeds Library, Leeds Libraries, Carriageworks Theatre, Chapel FM Arts Centre, The Leeds Big Bookend and Northern Short Story Festival, Headingley LitFest, Hyde Park Book Club, Milim, Leeds Minster, LCI and #foundfiction.

For information / if you'd like to get involved send an email to enquiries@leedslitfest.co.uk. Please follow us on Twitter @LeedsLit.

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Green Thumb Presents: Spearmint Tongues, Lurker, Loomer
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Green Thumb Presents: Spearmint Tongues, Lurker, Loomer

Green Thumb presents our first event of the year, with Spearmint Tongues, Loomer, and Lurker at Hyde Park Book Club on the 6th of March, come down to a riff-filled night of heavy bands from the local area.

Spearmint Tongues are a alt-rock/psych rock band from the Leeds area, with heaps of fuzz and hard hitting drums Spearmint Tongues live shows are definitely not one to be missed.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/spearminttongues/about/?ref=page_internal

Loomer are a 3 piece doom grunge noise band from Keighley, the unwashed armpit of West Yorkshire.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/LoomerUK/about/?ref=page_internal

Lurker are a are a four piece alternative rock band from Bradford, their heavy riffs and reverb heavy vocals complete the grunge based line-up.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/lurkermusic/about/?ref=page_internal

Hyde Park Book Club

Wednesday 6th March

Doors 19:30

Tickets:
£4 Advance
£5 On the Door

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HPJC Presents: Unit 7 - A Tribute to Nancy Wilson and Cannonball
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Unit 7 - A Tribute to Nancy Wilson and Cannonball

Nel Begley - Vocals
Daniel Brunskill - Alto Sax
Alex Fisher - Tenor Sax
Dan Coulthurst - Trumpet
Nico Widdowson - Piano
Chris Bowie - Drums

Led by drummer Chris Bowie, Unit 7 are a roaring hard-bop ensemble playing the music of Cannonball Adderley and his contemporaries as well as original compositions and arrangements inspired by the era. The band will feature some of Leeds' finest young talent with Alex FIsher and Daniel Brunskill on saxophones, Dan Coulthurst on trumpet and a rhythm section of Nico Widdowson and Sam Jackson. The band will be joined by rising star vocalist Nel Begley to perform music from the celebrated 1962 album Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley.

Music from 7.30 followed by an open jam. Bring your instruments!

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Beyond Albedo: Leeds Single Launch
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Beyond Albedo: Leeds Single Launch

Come and hear us play our new single, Arrival, recorded at Eiger Studios and produced by Chris Sharkey. We also have a music video, produced by NINIA which is really bizarre and lots of fun. If you want to see experimental cooking, an intergalactic seesaw, and an unconventional bedtime, this is the music video for you!

Featuring support by Sifaka, a wonderful 7-piece Soul/Rock/African Blues hybrid, this is going to be a great night.

£7 OTD / £5 advance
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James Nash & Paul Chatterton: Leeds Lit Fest Light Lunch
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

James Nash & Paul Chatterton: Leeds Lit Fest Light Lunch

Leeds Lit Fest brings you a conversation between two of the city's most vibrant thinkers.

James Nash is a writer, poet and teacher based in Leeds, and has an extensive career across a range of literary projects. In this lunchtime conversation, James will discuss new work by Paul Chatterton, in particular, Paul's book Unlocking Sustainable Cities - A Manifesto for real change.

The talk is supported by Leeds Inspired.

Paul Chatterton

Paul Chatterton is a writer, researcher and campaigner. He is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography. He is currently Director of the University's Sustainable Cities Group which has launched the ground breaking MSc Sustainable Cities. Paul is also co-founder and resident of the award winning low impact housing co-operative Lilac. He has gone forward to help set up Leeds Commuity Homes to help promote community-led housing.

His recent books include Low Impact Living (Routledge) (20% off with code DC361) and Unlocking Sustainable Cities with Pluto Press. (see book website @ www.unlockingsustainablecities.org) He is also co-founder of the public charity 'Antipode' dedicated to research and scholarship in radical geography and an associate editor of the journal 'City'.

University link;

https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography/staff/1015/professor-paul-chatterton

Book: Unlocking Sustainable Cities;

http://www.unlockingsustainablecities.org

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Leeds Lit Fest & Lence present: Blur the Lines
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Leeds Lit Fest & Lence present: Blur the Lines

As part of Leeds Lit Fest. A showcase of Spoken Word and Hip Hop in Leeds. Celebrating poetry that blurs the Lines.

Saturday March 9th in The Snug at Hyde Park Book Club 6pm until 11pm.

The night will be presented by Lence & Lisa Boardman from In Other Words. Performers on the night are a mixture of Spoken Word & Hip Hop Artists.

Line up:

SeekTheTruth

Joe Williams: Writer, Poet, Performer

Lyrical Alliance Leeds - Mr White

Jamie H Scrutton: Artist/Poet

T.m/o

Phil Pearce

Saju Iqbal Ahmed

Mimz Robinson

Ògún

Jade Jeffreys of In Other Words

Steve Clarkson of Found Fiction

Adekola

Heinous Rhymes

Mike Southwell

ZUVA

Kevin Flaherty

Salem Focus

Izzy Brittain

Andrew Reynolds - Andrew 300

The Happy Caterpillar - Kim & Dean

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Dylan Rodrigue
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Dylan Rodrigue


Dylan Rodrigue hails from Los Angeles and plays his first UK shows in March in support of his debut album Cat's Game released by Bad Paintings. Joining Dylan on tour is his side kick and fellow LA singer songwriter Sie Sie Benhoff.

‘power-pop infectiousness with emotive indie-folk in the vein of Elliott Smith and Conor Oberst’ - Obscure Sound

'reared in a yoga-based community in Northern California, educated at CalArts (where he earned a degree in songwriting and avante-garde composition) and found inspiration in the work of artists such as the Beatles, Fugazi, the Pixies, Elliott Smith and Vic Chesnutt' - Buzzbands LA

‘brings to mind some of Elliott Smith's darker simplicity whilst courting the outsider fragility of an earlier Ariel Pink' - God Is In The TV Zine

'someone we should all keep and an ear and and eye out for' - Gary Crowley BBC Radio London

'His work runs the gamut from solemn folk to fuzz rock. Rodrigue has gone from everyone else’s guitar-man to leader of the band, and we like what we hear' - American Standard Time (KEXP)

Dylan Rodrigue’s music has always been a journey, exploring all genres and musical forms. Dylan was raised in small yoga-based intentional community in Northern California . . . a very quiet and peaceful place with a quiet and peaceful music scene. This all changed at the age of seven when Dylan’s father snuck a copy of Who’s Next into his bedroom. This sparked a passionate exploration of music from the Beatles to Fugazi, the Pixies, Elliott Smith and Vic Chesnutt. He began playing guitar and writing his own songs at age 8, studied classical guitar in high school, and eventually obtained a degree in songwriting and avante-garde composition at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Dylan’s professional career in L.A. has shown the same sense of adventure. As a talented guitarist and singer, he has performed with alt-country bands (currently with Sie Sie Benhoff), complex math rock/hardcore bands, and a 13-piece travelling vaudeville band! With the release of his debut album Cat’s Game, Dylan returns to his true passion . . . sharing his own music.

Cat’s Game shows the full range of Dylan Rodrigue’s musical pallet. His deeply personal lyrics are presented in a variety of musical settings, from stripped down acoustic folk, Neil Young inspired electric guitar rock, and Stooges-esque punk.

Dylan Rodrigue’s musical journey is wide, varied and unpredictable . . . and it's definitely a trip worth taking!

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Loosey Goosey presents: Sunday Dreamin'
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Loosey Goosey presents: Sunday Dreamin'

Pepe Sylvia
This Yorkshire five piece are ready with more electric dreamy fizz. One of the most exciting Leeds bands made up of five of the loveliest people on earth, playing psyched out folky dream-pop.

Links:
https://soundcloud.com/pepesylviaband


Bad Idea
Bad Idea are an easy going indie duo, with a confident mix of light and heavy pounding drums and scuzzy guitar riffs, they're
sure to catch your ear.

Links:
https://badideauk.bandcamp.com


Limbo Days
New to the scene, Limbo Days is the creation of singer-songwriter Elliot Gasper. Formerly known from The Slumdogs, he takes centre stage with his own brand of soulful, indie pop.

Links:
https://soundcloud.com/limbo-days


£5 INC. BOOKING FEE
£6 OTD
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You Tell Me
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

You Tell Me

You Tell Me is the new musical venture from Sarah Hayes and Peter Brewis. They met performing together at a celebration of Kate Bush’s music, and have since then been writing and recording new songs between Glasgow and Sunderland. They come to Hyde Park Book Club on Tuesday 12th March 

With special guests Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

If you're a fan of Field Music then check them out now
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2Cn2Fi2

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Art & Soul
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Soul

This event is an art exhibition as well as an event to raise some money for charity, something I'm keen to make an annual thing if it goes well!
The event will be made up of a film showcase, displaying video artworks from multiple moving image artists spanning many genres. The films will be shown alongside a 2D exhibition of the video artists work. 
The event will be a pay as you feel, all these donations will be donated to LOVE 146, a non-profit international human rights organization that works toward the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care, prevention education, professional training, grassroots empowerment, and contributing a growing body of research.
Work will be available for sale, and half the profits will also go towards the charity.

Artists involved will be announced in January!

To take part in the exhibition contact the facebook page Seren Oakley or email serenoakley@hotmail.com. Deadline 31st December.

To learn more about the charity go to 
https://love146.org/

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Kid Cosmet Presents FT Kid cosmet, DJ-Zomb,Key Jazz *£4.00 OTD*
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Kid Cosmet Presents FT Kid cosmet, DJ-Zomb,Key Jazz *£4.00 OTD*

Kid cosmet presents a night of funk/neo-soul/hip hop and jazz showcasing local talent.

If you like all things funky then this is the place for you!

line goes as follows:
**Key Jazz**-a first year band from Lcom (leeds college of music) that really give it there all! definatly one to watch out for!

**Kid Cosmet**- leeds based neo soul/funk/jazz band exploring the depths of creativity in music. We combine the old and the new to create a fresh innovative sound.This is our first kid cosmet presents night and is definatly one for the books!!!

**DJ Zomb**- origionally from cumbria Dj Zom-B is down in the land of yorkshire smashing out sets like there going out of fashion! this lad plays every genre u can think of but will be selecting some of his finest hiphop/breakbeat and all round experimental sounds.

**TICKETS**

*£4.00 on the door*
also available fro members of the band just message our facebook page :) Kid Cosmet

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Fossa + Guests // Leeds
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Fossa + Guests // Leeds

Formed in Leeds in 2017 Fossa, fuses elements of electronic music with live instrumentation, resulting in a very unique sound and energy. Taking influence from the likes of Tycho, Flying Lotus and Todd Terje, as well as Jon Hopkins and Kiasmos, Fossa has managed fuse the gap between a live band scenario and production performance seamlessly. An exciting trio, with a huge, energetic sound.

Support from DOMI & Gula
FFO - Tycho, Todd Terje, Flying Lotus, Floating Points
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2DwR7ce

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HPJC Presents: Sontuno
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Sontuno

According to there facebook about section
"Sontuno bring the classic Cuban sound to the UK. Perfect for dancing, partying or chilling out." I couldn't agree more! featuring confirmed Jazz big bois such as

Vox/Trumpet — Tom Sharp
Tres — Jay Moffatt
Double bass — Sam Jackson
Percussion — Brendan Bache

Come down drink a beer and feel lovely. Jam after.

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FlyTrap Promotions present's: Wise Willis and Friends
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

FlyTrap Promotions present's: Wise Willis and Friends

A night showcasing some of LCoM’s finest musicians ranging from neo-soul to acoustic/singer-songwriter.

Wise Willis:
We’re super excited to be bringing Wise Willis to HPBC. This Leeds band blend jazz, soul, funk and prog rock to create an eclectic sound. They also feature many solo artists on their tracks and their live shows.

Space Antics
The Space Antics are a neo-soul RnB band from Watford. Recently formed and moved up to Leeds to study. Wide ranging influences from Rock to Jazz.

Mary Eckert
Up and coming singer-songwriter that recently joined the Leeds based Zest Records, we’re very excited to have her opening the night.

Tickets £4adv £5OTD - SOON TO BE AVAILABLE FROM CRASH AND JUMBO RECORDS.

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Holiday Ghosts, Live in Leeds
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Holiday Ghosts, Live in Leeds

Brudenell presents...

Holiday Ghosts
+ guest support TBA

27.3.19 | £6.00 Advance (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.facebook.com/holidayghostsfalmouth/
https://holidayghosts.bandcamp.com/



Holiday Ghosts is a 4 piece Rock ‘n’ Roll group, from the small town of Falmouth, UK.

Starting as a solo project of Sam Stacpoole, of the The Black Tambourines, it has existed and evolved in the space between that band and running his studio since 2012. It is now a full collaboration between Sam, his girlfriend Katja Rackin, Ryan Cleave and Charlie Fairbairn.

Not just another product of the burgeoning DIY and garage rock scene in Falmouth, Holiday Ghosts have self recorded all their own material, set up D.I.Y gigs and developed a sound of their own rooted in their love of bands such as The Velvet Underground, Modern Lovers, The Clean e.t.c.

Their debut album was released by the Swedish label PNKSLM records in September 2017 and another is in the works already.

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Pretend: Tugboat Captain
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Pretend: Tugboat Captain

Pretend presents an eclectic night of lo-fi indie loving and laughing at the Hyde Park Book Club on the 28th of March

Doors at 19:30

//Line Up//
Tugboat Captain
Tugboat Captain have carved themselves a place in the hearts of everyone who’s seen them live since their inception in 2017. If you’re looking for some of the most wholesome, earnest and brilliant independently produced indie-pop in the UK you may look no further than this band. Their recorded sound might suggest a nice relaxing live environment but their live show brings an infectious energy that makes them perfect headliners for a quaint evening at the Hyde Park Book Club.

Joshua ZERO
Joshua Zero. Joshua Zero. Joshua Zero. The boy doesn’t have anything out right now but we’ve heard the unreleased unmastered stuff and trust, jump on this bandwagon before it leaves town because it’s going places. Nice places. Keep your eyes out for the single dropping on the 15th of March off the back of the bands wholesome Christmas launch gig.

Bull
Bull will be making the journey over from York to complete the musical section of our line up. Having established themselves across the north of England with a relentless touring schedule. You’ll find their charming and beautiful lo-fi indie to tickle you just right to ease you into the night.

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs
A.C.I.D! Will be opening the night, they're a group of comedians in Leeds who commandeer basements around the city for some of the best alternative comedy you’ll find.

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Strange Cages + Guests
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Strange Cages + Guests

Interior + Hyde Park Book Club proudly presents:

STRANGE CAGES (Brighton)

The band have already been making big strides in their short existence. Having followed up their Theo Verney produced debut 'Desert' with the single 'Pony', Strange Cages then went on to release their head-spinning EP ‘The Cracks’ last year, quickly gaining support from the likes of Clash Magazine, NME, Q Magazine, The 405 and The Line of Best Fit, whilst tearing up stages in support of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Night Beats, and Wand.

Now the 4-piece return with their best work yet, six expansive tracks that make up their Silver Queen EP. Combining elements of krautrock and post-punk with paranoid, schizophrenic vocals, Brighton has unearthed another gem in a city producing some of the most exciting acts in the UK right now.

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2exB1Tw2kM&feature=youtu.be

+ Special Guests

Tickets now on sale via DICE - UK, USA & France + SEE Tickets

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Flip Your Sunday Upside Down!
Mar
31
8:45 AM08:45

Flip Your Sunday Upside Down!

Yoga sessions held on the last Sunday of each month tailored to preparing us to flip our grip and explore the world on our hands!

Each class will work with progressively with poses, techniques, and actions to prepare the body and mind for inversions such as crow, crane, headstand, and handstand!

Get your energy flowing with this 75minute progressive series, followed by a delicious brunch served up by the wonderful HPBC.

*No prior inversion practice needed*

Falling encouraged as part of the process! We will approach practice with a playfulness with the support of the teacher, and each other.

£8pp
50p mat hire

Any questions- hello@calm-collective.co.uk
Booking in advance is required!

*On booking you will be contacted by Kate for advance payment- as per the cancellation policy a full refund will be given if you cancel with 48hrs notice*

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Art School Girlfriend
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Art School Girlfriend

There's a lengthy creative thread running through Art School Girlfriend. Raised in Wrexham, North Wales, she then spent five years in London before eloping the calmer creative climes of Margate. Different projects, different guises have followed, before this young artist settled on her current moniker and she comes to Hyde Park Book Club on 4th April

FFO - Japanese House / Mellah / Our Girl
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2DPQMSA

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Bowl Cut Presents: Penelope isles
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bowl Cut Presents: Penelope isles

Bowl Cut Records present...

PENELOPE ISLES!

It's been a while since we last hosted Penelope Isles in Leeds. Last time we saw them they where ripping up (not literally) a student basement deep in Woodhouse! Since then these lovely chaps have been very busy playing all over the place, including at End of the Road Festival! They've also only gone and signed for Bella Union!

Come and join us at the wonderful Hyde Park Book Club on April 7th and see what all the fuss is about.

Support coming from...

Uncle Buzzard - Check out their recent EP right here: https://bowlcutrecs.bandcamp.com/album/expensive-drinks

L. D. Moses - Leeds most exciting new post-punk connoisseurs.

Tickets available here:
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Penelope Isles
Hyde Park Book Club
April 7th
£8

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Bowl Cut Presents: Penelope isles
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bowl Cut Presents: Penelope isles

Bowl Cut Records present...

PENELOPE ISLES!

It's been a while since we last hosted Penelope Isles in Leeds. Last time we saw them they where ripping up (not literally) a student basement deep in Woodhouse! Since then these lovely chaps have been very busy playing all over the place, including at End of the Road Festival! They've also only gone and signed for Bella Union!

Come and join us at the wonderful Hyde Park Book Club on April 7th and see what all the fuss is about.

Support to be announced.

£8 Adv.

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Dennis Bovell Plays Hyde Park Book Club Leeds
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Dennis Bovell Plays Hyde Park Book Club Leeds

Patron Saint of British Dub and National Treasure Mr Dennis Bovell plays a rare intimate gig at Leed's Hyde Park Book Club
Having worked with artists as diverse as Fela Kuti, Arcade Fire, Steve Mason (Beta Band), Sade, Joss Stone, Orange Juice, the Slits, Bananarama and more. Toured the world with his own band Matumbi, and providing the backing music for Sir Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Dub Poetry, Dennis’s has been a life of creativity and drive.
Celebrate a unique talent in an intimate setting. Plus special guests.

Adam will treat us to his Free Bass Jazz Techno Fusion Loop Frenzy Concerto. Then we'll have some Dub.

It will be special and you will be there.

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Nathan Ball // Leeds
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Nathan Ball // Leeds

Upcoming singer-songwriter Nathan Ball fuses classic song writing with an eagerness to experiment and push sonic boundaries. His songs cross traditional boundaries of indie, folk and electronica, the universal thread being Nathan’s emotive and magnetic voice. He comes to Hyde Park Book Club on April 12th.

For Fans Of: Ben Howard | The War On Drugs
Listen: https://spoti.fi/2tgKPaV


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SSE: Young Minds Live
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

SSE: Young Minds Live

Come and join us for a day of fundraising for YoungMinds who are
the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. YoungMinds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

Featuring:
In Your Prime
Avenoir
Numb Blood
ALLORA
Sparkwood
Distort
Artio
Kieran Borrick Nixon & Amber Rose
DwellHead

Doors 2PM - Curfew 10PM // Minimum £2 entry donation
Guest list available if you donate to the Virgin Money Giving Page here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/YoungMindsLive
All ages welcome.

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About Young Minds:

Driven by the experiences of children and young people, we campaign, research and influence policy and practice. We provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.
https://youngminds.org.uk

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HPJC Presents: The Matt Nicholas Collective
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: The Matt Nicholas Collective

Drummer Matt Nicolas bring his Collective to the Hyde Park Jazz Club in a rare bar performance.

Playing a mixture of original tunes from various projects.

Come for intimate Jazz. Jam after so bring your horns!

Bass : Alex Miller

Keys : Ozzie Parker

Guitar : Rory Mann

Tenor : Harry Keeble

Vocals : Ellen Connelly + Lucy Everatt

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Mr Ben & the Bens live in Leeds
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Mr Ben & the Bens live in Leeds

Join the Party as Mr Ben & the Bens head out on their second headline UK tour in 6 months!

With support from label pals
Family Selection Box

and more TBA!

BUILDING on the success of their first year, DIY-pop favourites Mr Ben & the Bens are releasing two of their most popular songs on a limited 7”.
The release comes just as the band embarks on its second headline tour of the UK in just a few months.

Released on Bingo Records, the Nova Scotia 7” sees the band put out two live favourites, along with a vinyl-only bonus track.
It showcases a band known for their excellent live show taking that chemistry into the studio and recording as a unit for the first time.
Ben explained: “The tracks were recorded over a four-day holiday in Margate at PRAH Studios. We arranged the songs as a live unit and recorded them in the same way. We used loads of percussion and old analogue synths; going for a new wave sort of sound inspired by power pop and Elvis Costello.

“Nova Scotia is about finding footage of a festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia called Pop Explosion on YouTube, which is still going. I saw videos of the festival in the 90s and it seemed like a real destination for alternative art and music with people travelling from all over the world to be there.
“I love the idea of fringe places becoming the centre of something, so I guess that song is about learning about that, but also about being able to do it from the comfort of my bedroom in this information age.

“Valley of Moons is about the Lune Valley where I am from. The etymology of the place name has its roots in the lunar cycles. The song is written from the perspective of somebody living in the small town I grew up in planning to murder their boss on the full moon, but eventually bottling it.”
Mr Ben & the Bens broke through in 2018, receiving regular airplay on BBC 6 Music and performing live in session on Marc Riley’s 6 Music show three times.

Speaking of his music, Mr Ben said: “This project was born in a barn in northern Lancashire in 2012.
I became obsessed with recording music on the side of other projects, one day the side project became a live outfit and everything just seemed to click. I’m not a great musician technically speaking, I play guitar upside down and the keyboard with two fingers but I guess I’ve always been into music that was made by untrained ears. I value the approach of someone who doesn’t know the rules,’

The band has also been played on a number of other UK radio stations, as well as across the world in America, Canada and Australia.
Last year they had their first headline UK tour.They have also played with The Wave Pictures, The Lovely Eggs and British Sea Power, earning great numbers of fans along the way.
Nova Scotia comes as a limited edition coloured vinyl in a screen printed PVC sleeve. Included is a zine, artwork and a number of other special items. Another secret track is also included on the vinyl, and will only be released in the physical format.
It is due for release on April 13, 2019.
For more information email bingorecs@gmail.com

Praise for Mr Ben & the Bens
Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music (re: The Bluest Blues): "This is a great tune, I like it an awful lot. One of my tracks of the year." “ Perfect Pop”
Piccadilly Records, Manchester: “It's an intoxicating combination of excellently written melodies and perfectly fitting vocal strafes.”
Clash Magazine, ‘Prolific, Lo-fi Pop type’

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EYRE LLEW - Leeds (Split EP Release Tour)
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

EYRE LLEW - Leeds (Split EP Release Tour)

EYRE LLEW will be touring the UK, playing a string of intimate shows to celebrate the release of a new Split EP collaboration they recorded with their South Korean tour exchange friends, 끝없는잔향속에서우리는 In the endless zanhyang we are.

The split began in 2018 between Asia tour dates when both bands went into the studio together during their time in Seoul. It marks the end of an international tour exchange and an incredible time on the road together. We can't wait for you to hear it. Learn more at: www.eyrellew.com
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𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢 //
All shows are £8.
Supports tbc.
14+

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Maisie Peters
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Maisie Peters

With her tuneful acoustic folk-pop songs and youthful charm, British singer/songwriter Maisie Peters earned a widespread YouTube following in the mid-2010s. In 2017, when Peters was 17 years old, her debut single, "Place We Were Made," became a viral hit, amassing millions of streams and she comes to Hyde Park Book Club in April 2019

FFO - Grace Carter / Freya Ridings
🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2DD4Z57

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The Caravan of Dreams/Emily Mercer
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Caravan of Dreams/Emily Mercer

An evening of terrific entertaining music and warm up gig for The Caravan of Dreams ahead of the "Tales of Dark & Light" album launch May 11th. See http://nickcody.co.uk/audio/ for some preview tracks.
Nick Cody - Vocals and stringed instruments
Agi - Vocals
Fergus Quill - Double bass
Jed Bevingston - violin
Rich Ferdi - percussion

Support from the superb Emily Mercer who has just released her new EP 'Transparency"
This is a pay as you feel event

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TOM SPEIGHT
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

TOM SPEIGHT

Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs.

Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.”

“You have to live life, don’t you? Get your heart broken, meet someone and start something new. Experience things.”

Armed with some of his finest songs to date, when Tom Speight finally decided to push the button he did so in remarkable style. Four Eps were released across 12 months, racking up more than 12 million Spotify plays, earning support from Radio 2 and a high profile session on Jo Whiley’s show. Desperate to play live, he chalked up more than 80 shows in less than 12 months, from London to Poland, from the Scottish Highlands to the continent.

“It’s amazing, yeah,” he admits with a smile. “We went to number one in Brazil. We were number seven in the global viral chart, and number one in their viral chart. Nothing’s changed, really. I always thought the songs were good, otherwise I wouldn’t have put them out there.”

Supremely confident in his own work, Tom has developed a close relationship to producer Chris Bond. Working at Bond’s barnyard studio - “No phone signal, no internet… there’s not even running water!” - the pair focus purely on music, getting as close to the songs as they possibly can.

“We did all the foundations live,” he explains. “And then strings, cello, and piano we’d put over it afterwards as overdubs. I think you can hear it in the songs, that it’s not polished. It’s a human thing, which I think is missing in music.”

“I could give him a dozen songs and he knew pretty much exactly what he was going to do with them. And that was a great feeling, as well. He had a real vision for them.”

As a kid, Tom Speight listened endlessly to those early Leonard Cohen albums, even going as far as to borrow his older sister’s classical guitar. That element of simplicity remains in his music, but his recent work feels more inclined towards Ryan Adams’ Autumnal romanticism, or even the simple yet affecting Celtic soul of Damian Rice, where each note has its own place driven by a deeply personal connection to the music.

That connection is something that fans feel, too. An entirely organic success story, Tom Speight has returned from the brink to find success in the only way he knows how – great songwriting, delivered on each and every gig. “Fans call me ‘friend’ - they think I’m their friend!” he exclaims. “I write messages for them when they buy the deluxe CD. You feel like you get to know people. I know what some of them do for jobs or how their wife is or something like that. It’s that nice feeling of having personal interactions with the fans. It’s important.”

With four more Eps planned for 2017 – and countless international shows on the books – Tom Speight is able to relax a little, to breathe a little easier. “I think there’s been months where I haven’t written a song,” he shrugs. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though. I don’t think you should force them out.”

Wholly natural and completely organic, Tom Speight is able to find success at his own pace. Time to get caught up.

£8.00 advance (+stbf)

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Brutus
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Brutus

Brudenell presents...

Brutus
+ Special Guests

http://www.wearebrutus.com
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Stefanie, Stijn and Peter teamed up to start Brutus in 2013. They all met while playing in different bands from the same region of Leuven (Belgium). In merging their different ideas and musical tastes they have formed a strong union, both musically and personally.Drummer vocalist Stefanie mixes black-metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting out the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye. Guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post-rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy aside Peter Mulders powerful sub-frequency shifts. It’s the way in which the band mixes post-rock construction, metal dynamics with hardcore energy and prog rock all the while lacing it with pure pop melodies that make Brutus’ sound so unique and all their own. Brutus’ debut album BURST (2017) was released by Hassle Records in UK and Europe, and then later by Sargent House for USA and the rest of the World. In 2017-2018 they have toured extensively all over Europe, playing many large festivals as well as direct support to Russian Circles, Thrice and Chelsea Wolfe on their European tours.With a new album slated for release in early 2019, they are ready for more. Trouble comes in threes, so does Brutus.

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Stats, Live in Leeds
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Stats, Live in Leeds

Brudenell presents...

Stats
+ Fwar

07.05.2019 | £7.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://www.musicglue.com/stats/
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“If there was a mission, then it was to create something like absurd office funk,” says Stats’ Ed Seed, recalling the birth of his band.

He was working a series of banal London office jobs, but rather than switch off or despair, Seed used this conventionally sterile backdrop for creative inspiration. “It was about taking things that are considered boring or are overlooked,” he says. “If you stare at anything long enough, it becomes weird.”

Staring into the infinite oddness of office life was interrupted when Seed “fluked” his way into La Roux’s band - which itself proved a further inspiration for the evolution of Stats. “I'd always been in scrappy indie bands,” he recalls. “Then I met Elly and her crew and thought ‘wow’. This kind of pop music, I always thought it only happened over in Hammersmith, you had to have tens of thousands of pounds and a major label. But I realised you didn’t need a huge budget to make something more stylish than your average band.”

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Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee Book Launch
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee Book Launch

Book launch for Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee by Helen Mort and Aaron Meskin

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Aesthetics, HPBC and The State of the Arts.

What happens when poetry and philosophy connect? Over coffee at Leeds' Opposite Cafe, award-winning poet Helen Mort and Professor of Philosophical Aesthetics Aaron Meskin set out to answer that very question. They came up with an intriguing idea for a creative dialogue: Aaron would select essays from a range of philosophers who think and write about art and aesthetic matters, Helen would respond to them with an original poem, then the authors of the original papers would respond to the poems.
The result is an engrossing and multi-faceted series of conversations, which (like all the best coffee-shop discussions) take a variety of unexpected turns – topics discussed include the art of tattooing, graffiti, Belle & Sebastian, food, rock climbing and whether there's such a thing as bad art. With the project now collected in this unique, innovative publication from Valley Press, readers of poetry, philosophy, and even those new to both can join the authors for a coffee and a fascinating journey through modern thought.

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An Evening with Gabz
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Gabz

an intimate evening in Leeds with performances and a Q&A opportunity with star of Britain’s Got Talent and BBC One’s All Together Now, Gabz.

Gabz rose to prominence as a finalist on the seventh season of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013, finishing in seventh place out of thousands of contestants. Gabz’s debut single ‘Lighters (The One)’, peaked at Number 6 on the Official UK Singles Chart in June 2013 and has gone on to sell over 150,000 copies.

So catch Gabz performing LIVE on Wednesday 22nd May to experience all the buzz surrounding one of music's next big things!

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Lou Sanders: 'Shame Pig' at Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Lou Sanders: 'Shame Pig' at Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do with this show.

After sell-out, critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, with both runs extended to meet high demand, Lou Sanders is back with a national tour.

She brings stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA with her.

This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.

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DJ Lubi//Soul Rebels Present Project Hilts//SogoRock//DJ NikNak
May
30
to May 31

DJ Lubi//Soul Rebels Present Project Hilts//SogoRock//DJ NikNak

Since their packed debut gig at RE:SOUL back in October 2019, Project Hilts have made a big spalsh in the vibrant Leeds jazz/soul/hip-hop scene. Coming from Leeds College Of Music, they are led by London rapper Hilts (Danny Hilton), a veteran of the London grime scene. Hilts came to Leeds to study production after getting tired of making beats in his bedroom on his laptop. Once at the college of music, he teamed up with some great young musicians and singers there to form an 8 piece live band that brings together jazz and grime with hip-hop, soul and Latin beats. Since the debut show, they've played a support slot to Tetes De Pois at Soul Rebels at The Wardrobe, made their first video courtesy of Tight Lines and played their debut London show. Now they step it up with their first headline show in Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club. That basement space will be rocking to the jazz grime beat for sure. Come and get a taste.

SogoRock are a Leeds-based band formed in 2018 by two Hungarian brothers studying at Leeds College Of Music, Bela Horvath Jr and Laky Franz. The band has 6 members (4 current students at Leeds College Of Music and 2 alumni musicians), who bring together their musical loves - jazz, funk, r'n'b, rock, Caribbean music, pop, gospel, electronica, Hungarian folk - into a unique "no borders" global music fusion sound. The band are : Bela Horvath Jr (piano and keyboard), Laky Franz (keyboard and talk box), Josh Gumbs (drums), Reverend Beanz (electric bass), Nik Svarc (guitars) and Matt Hines (saxophone/electronics). They are starting to gig out around Leeds. Come and check them out. Something really different from the jazz/soul/global beats scene of Leeds.

DJs on the night are Lubi (Soul Rebels Sessions/RE:SOUL/KMAH Radio) and special guest DJ NikNak (BBC Radio Leeds). NikNak is one of Leeds' most open minded DJs whose roots are hip-hop - she's a great scratch DJ - but she also bosses of so many other genres, from jazz to dubstep, house to soul, reggae to Brazilian beats. A producer in her own right, she often guests on live gigs as a turntablist with Leeds bands Necktr and TC & The Groove Family. Check her weekly show "BackStage" on Wednesdays 7.00pm on BBC Radio Leeds.
Doors 7.30pm. SogoRock 8.15pm. Project Hilts 9.30pm. DJs Lubi and NikNak before, between and after live sets.
Tickets : £4 advance from www.lunatickets.co.uk + the bands

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inner city electronic 2019
Jun
1
to Jun 2

inner city electronic 2019

Saturday 1st June 2019.

Tickets from £30.00 at www.innercityelectronic.com

inner city electronic returns to Leeds on June 1st for a 24 hour celebration of electronic music and culture, with a variety of music, talks and workshops taking place across the city. #24hoursinthecity

Line-up

Nina Kraviz
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Nightmares On Wax (DJ set)

Afrodeutsche, Ben UFO, Craig Richards, DJ BORING (live),
DJ Seinfeld, DJ Stingray, Josey Rebelle, Kelly Lee Owens,
Kosh (live), Mor Elian, Moxie, Octave One (live),
Orpheu The Wizard, Ralph Lawson, Ross From Friends (DJ set), Shanti Celeste, Tristan da Cunha, The Ghost, Willow

A-future, Bobby, Dave Beer, Dimensions Soundsystem, Downtown Science, Cole Procter, Baba & Ganoush, Elliot Holt, Efenar, Equaliser, Grainger, Imogen, Kag Katumba, Kepler, Kerouac, Krywald & Farrer, Lijero, Rubik, Matt Long, Natalia Phipps, Passport To Paradise, Pleasure Connection, Reuben, Serene, Sara Garvey, Sonny, The Native Project, Yak

Parties Hosted By:

Resident Advisor, Dimensions Festival, Flux, Percolate, 20/20 Vision Recordings, Brudenell Groove, Brotherhood Sound System, COSMIC SLOP, LOVE DOSE, KMAH Radio, MASS, Pretty Pretty Good, Transmission Funk, truelove.

Talk & Workshop Program - TBA

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The Stroppies
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Stroppies

Please Please You & Brudenell Social Club presents

The Stroppies

“Whoosh is a silly word,” says Gus Lord of the Stroppies. “There is something completely nonsense about it, especially when removed from any kind of context. For me it conjures up images of something absurd and transient - two things fundamental in the experience of listening to or making good pop music.”

Whoosh may indeed be a silly word but it almost onomatopoeically captures the sound and essence of The Stroppies first proper debut album, one that breezes along with boundless energy, a refrained pop strut, infectious grooves and the sort of jangling guitar melodies that sound like a prime-era Flying Nun band.

Between them, the Melbourne-based band - currently comprising of Gus Lord, Rory Heane, Claudia Serfaty and Adam Hewitt - have been in countless bands such as Boomgates, Twerps, Tyrannamen, Primetime, Blank Statements, The Blinds, White Walls, See Saw and Possible Humans. The band formed together around a kitchen table in 2016 with a heavy focus around the essence of collaboration and a DIY ethos. This led to an acclaimed cassette release of lounge room recordings, which was then pressed onto vinyl to more acclaim. The Stroppies next step was then taking their DIY approach to home recordings into the studio to make a transitional leap to what would become their proper studio debut. “Whoosh is our first concerted effort to make something with a bit more sonic depth,”says Claudia Serfaty (the bands other primary songwriter). “It was an attempt to take working processes that had been established in a home recording setting and build on them with a broader musical palette in the studio in order to push the band into new territory without compromising what made initial releases so endearing.”

Endearment is something that the Stroppies have no problem retaining on Whoosh. It’s a record that possesses all the spunk and gusto of a young band hurtling forward yet also knowing when to take their foot off the accelerator. It’s an album that simultaneously feels young and fresh but wise beyond its years. “Whoosh is the most robust sounding release we have ever recorded,” Serfaty says. Combining taut post-punk rhythms, indie jangle, seamless melody and sugary pop, it’s a record that Lord says is influenced by: “All sorts of things - life, work, relationships, old cartoons and the last 60+ years of guitar-based pop music in some form or another. This includes everything from Bill Fay to the Clean to Stephen Malkmus.”

Whoosh is a record that combines a natural sense of urgency with a thoughtful approach. Something that the recording process itself was emblematic of. “Budgetary restrictions meant that we had two days to lay the foundations,” Serfaty recalls. “So it was axe to the grind: burning through live takes interspersed with tea and Turkish food from the local kebab shop, which culminated in twelve half finished cuts, rough and ready.” That was the urgent part, what then followed was a focused and labour intensive approach to get the most out of the bare bones of the record as possible. “We spent hours building up, stripping down and mixing the work that had been recorded the month prior, throwing everything we could think of at the songs to see what would stick. We utilised whatever was on hand to pull sounds, including but not limited to vintage synths, rain sticks and an old door frame that we used for percussion.” This was done with Zachary Schneider, a friend of the band, budding producer and established musician who is most notable for his guitar work in bands such as Totally Mild, Free Time and Full Ugly.

By the end of that period the band got so absorbed in the record that they almost lost sight of it. “I'm still a little too close to this record for it to evoke anything in particular,” Lord says. “Except for perhaps dull anxiety. Towards the end of recording I felt like I was drowning in the process and lost all clarity on what it meant or it's value. Kind of like saying a word over and over again - it starts to lose all meaning.” Although with time comes clarity and even amidst the fog of making a record that has taken over his life, Lord knows the band has made something special. “Reflecting on the process I feel really proud of the album.”

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Gia Margaret, Live in Leeds
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Gia Margaret, Live in Leeds

Brudenell presents...

Gia Margaret
+ Special Guests TBA

04.09.2019 | £10.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://giamargaret.net/
https://www.facebook.com/gia.margaret/

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Chicago singer/songwriter/producer Gia Margaret describes her music as “sleep rock.” It’s a genre all her own, combining elements of folk, shoegaze, slowcore, ambient electronica and trip hop. For her self-produced debut album, There’s Always Glimmer(out July 27, 2018 on Orindal Records), Gia Margaret crafted twelve gorgeously melancholic lullabies to combat her own insomnia, and to salvage some beauty from the brighter and darker moments of her life.

There’s Always Glimmer explores relationships between friends, family members and significant others, often in past tense. Sparse verses isolate mundane moments of domestic and urban life, and choruses ache with earnest expressions of yearning and loss. The disarmingly simple language of Gia Margaret’s lyrics, when carried by the melodic sparkle of her singing voice, have the power to elevate an ordinary moment into something supremely nostalgic and sentimental. A ride on a train, a hand on a shoulder, a dog in a yard, the light of the moon through an apartment window are each made significant and sacred, worthy of examination and preservation.

As much as it addresses the unease in our lives, each song on There’s Always Glimmer is steeped in loving comfort, awash with gentle sounds to usher the still minutes before dreams come, when we’re left alone amidst the shadows and the echoes of our memory. There’s Always Glimmer exists to fill the darkness and the quiet.

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Breathe Panel
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

Breathe Panel

Signed to FatCat Records (C Duncan, TRAAMS, Sigur Rós) and now based in London and Brighton, Breathe Panel released their debut album on July 13th 2018. The record draws upon musical influences including Chris Cohen, Real Estate and Deerhunter.

Meeting at University, Josh Tyler, Nick Green and Benjamin Reeves sprung out of a vibrant scene of musicians playing and gigging together. Between writing in a shared house basement and taking long walks on the South Downs, Breathe Panel have crafted their own sound based around the intuitive songwriting partnership of Josh and Nick. 

Having already shared stages with the likes of Methyl Ethel, Quilt, Pip Blom, Holy Wave and The Big Moon, their live show is not one to miss.

Breathe Panel are: Nick Green (vocals and guitar), Josh Tyler (guitar), Benjamin Reeves (drums) and Alex Turner (bass guitar).

Supports:
Uncle Buzzard
Phoebe Marshall


Listen: https://spoti.fi/2Ci2Nzp

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Tight Lines Jam
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tight Lines Jam

TIGHT LINES JAM

Another month, another fantastic evening of incredible music from Leeds and afar, for free!

Major Ruse
Boooounding up the M1 from Nottingham we've got Major Ruse. They're a super slick bassless Hip Hop nice vibes mash up of all the things we love up here in Leeds. Can't wait to see these guys after watching a couple of super spicy live sessions (see below).

TL Presents... Herbie Hancock
This month we're putting our funk and our skunk to the test with Nico Widdowson from The Mabgate Swingers Party as the herbaliser himself.

Book
Formed in late 2018, Book are an intense instrumental trio, creating some of the most exciting music in their scene. Mixing complex rhythmic patterns, beautiful melodies, and powerful soloing, they create a wall of sound that isn't to be missed! Get down early for these geez!

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SPEED DATE & MATE: Leeds LGBT & Sexpression
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

SPEED DATE & MATE: Leeds LGBT & Sexpression

WANT TO FIND YOUR LOBSTER? NOW IS THE TIME

In these cold days of February you might find yourself wishing for a friend or a fancy... The Speed Date & Mate is here to help.

Leeds Sexpression and Leeds University Union's LGBT Society have joined forces for this event. All genders and orientations are welcome!

HOW WILL IT WORK?
On arriving at the event each person will get a number and put their first name on a label. They will also write down their name, number, email and number on a form (don't worry these will be kept private!)

Then everyone will meet everyone for 2 minute intervals. On meeting your match for that round, after 2 minutes you can either tick the mate column (meaning you would be interested in knowing them in the future as a friend) or the date column (♥) or neither.
At the end all lists will be compared, and if two people both have ticked date, or two have ticked mate, you will receive an email with the other person's phone number.

The rest is up to you!

This will be a safe and judgement free event. We want to promote meeting new people in a warm atmosphere! Due to the 'mate' aspect of the evening, feel free to come even if you already have a significant other!

Afterwards LGBT Soc are hosting a Club Night at the Union - this event will finish in time so come for a few drinks before and meet your match.

Can't wait to welcome you all and spread the love ♥

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OHMME
Feb
15
to Feb 16

OHMME

Brudenell presents...

OHMME
+ Jellyskin

15.02.2019 | £5.00 ADVANDCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors

https://ohmmemusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/ohmmemusic/

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Already celebrated as the “Heart of Chicago’s Music Community” (Noisey) by both fans and tastemakers alike, OHMME (aka the duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart) amalgamate the aggressive and the meditative on their bold debut full-length album, Parts.

Still in their 20s, Stewart and Cunningham are both classically trained musicians and are established players within the Chicago music scene. They are especially involved in performing and working for venues within the local experimental music scene. They’re constant collaborators and have recorded and toured with homegrown acts as varied as Tweedy, Whitney, Chance The Rapper and Twin Peaks.

Cunningham and Stewart are multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriters with a penchant for two instruments in particular. "The band started because we knew we could sing well together and we wanted to make some noise with the guitar,” says Cunningham. Stewart elaborates, “Sima and I are both trained classical pianists and we know many of the sonic spaces keyboards have to offer. Since we were interested in experimenting and creating something different from what we had both done in the past, we chose guitar as our outlet for this band. We wanted to create both new and uncomfortable parameters for ourselves to force us into a different creative space.” These guitar-heavy experiments are sometimes earthy and resounding, at other times shimmering and buzzing—swirling around the duo's expertly crafted vocals while creating a chaotic bed of harmony. Cunningham's smoky alto complements Stewart's higher-register croon, all underpinned by the restrained yet highly inventive polyrhythmic percussion of drummer Matt Carroll. Think Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian-era Dirty Projectors.

Enlisting fellow Chicago cohorts Doug McCombs (Tortoise), Ken Vandermark and cellist Tomeka Reid, OHMME recorded and self-produced Parts from Cunningham’s Logan Square home studio, Fox Hall. With Parts, OHMME "wanted to capture a moment in time instead of something perfect.”

The results are thrilling: from the pure pop opening track “Icon” to the
candied sludge of "Peach" to the skipping rhythms of "Parts" and the dusky closer "Walk Me," Parts draws from influences as diverse as Kate Bush and Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets to jazz and improvisational music, making for an electric debut listening experience.

This range from sweetly shiny 2-minute hypnotic bangers to woozy and sprawling 7-minute long tracks boasting moodily atmospheric wafting guitars and piercing feedback shows a band colliding thoughtfulness and creative ingenuity to produce music as unique as it is earworm- worthy. With Parts, OHMME manage to organically marry a breadth of divergent styles into an album that is cohesive, daring, and distinctly their own.

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HPJC Presents: Prohibited Strangers
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Prohibited Strangers

Prohibited Strangers originally began as a quartet exploring the music of The Impossible Gentlemen, Kenny Wheeler, Nikki Iles and many more. Recently they have been playing sets entirely of original music and have been forging their own unique sound.

Kieran Gunter - Guitar
Joe Boyes - Piano
Will Stock - Bass
Josh Smout - Drums

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WEP Leeds Quiz Night
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

WEP Leeds Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at the WEP Leeds quiz night!

There will be some amazing prize, a fantastic raffle, and of course, delicious cake!

Tickets will cost £4 and you can buy them in advance (contact us) or on the door.

No one to team up with? No worries! We will have plenty of eager teams ready to welcome you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Queen Zee
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Queen Zee

Brudenell presents...

Queen Zee
+ guest support.. TBA

https://www.facebook.com/queenzeeuk/
https://queenzeeuk.weebly.com



"They're strange people from Liverpool. I don't wanna say they're dirty, they look a little weird, but they rock like crazy" - Iggy Pop, 2018.

Deemed an 'unavoidably loud force for good' by Clash, Queen Zee burst forth from Merseyside in 2016. Releasing their debut single "Sissy Fists" in May 2017, the band gained popularity for their dangerous and explosive live show, tounge-in-cheek humor and DIY approach. Queen Zee's blend of garage punk chaos and queer glam has lead the band to be called "The Rocky Horror Picture Show on steroids" by BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart. In 2018 the band shared a live session from the famous BBC Maida Vale studios on Huw Stephens Radio One new music show. The session made BBC history as the first ever all female crew on a Maida Vale recording. Queen Zee have appeared alongside Peaches, The Kills, Beth Ditto, Dream Wife, HMLTD & more

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Action Presents
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Action Presents

Come join us at HPBC for an evening of sweet sounds, good times, and fundraising for a fantastic cause

Music provided by the amazing artists below...
- Free On Wednesdays
- DJ Guerilla
- Luh Na
- Neo Sū (Instagram @neosu001)
- jellyskin
- Oliver Cunningham

All proceeds raised will go to Action - Leeds Student Volunteers. This student-led volunteering society runs projects in the local community for residents of care homes, children with special needs or from difficult backgrounds, and young carers. Projects range from bingo afternoons in care homes to residential trips and day trips for the children, and even include one-off events with local charities.
All money raised from this event will fund these amazing projects and ensure their success. (And if you want to get involved in any projects, Action are always looking for keen volunteers!)

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Lach's Last Minute UK Tour: The Leeds Gig (Plus Rory Holl)
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Lach's Last Minute UK Tour: The Leeds Gig (Plus Rory Holl)

This is a free, limited seating gig. Get there early!
"Lach invites listeners into his bizarre and stimulating world. Think David Sedaris meets Bob Dylan in Joe Strummer’s squat.”-cityofliterature.com/“Lach’s great!” - Bob Dylan“/He’s f*cking funny!” - Nikki Sixx (Motley Crüe)/"I got his songs on my driving tape." - David Johannsen (The NY Dolls)

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Board Games Afternoon
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Board Games Afternoon

An afternoon of board games at Hyde Park Book Club. Cards or Die will bring a huge selection of games - retro favourites and modern classics. From Guess Who to Coup from Connect 4 to Azul, whether you want to Go for Broke or Explode some kittens - we've got you covered.
We've read the rulebooks so you don't need to.
Come with family, friends or on your own - we've got solo games or plenty of friendly folk to join in with.

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Don't Falter 9th Feb with Surf Muscle & City Yelps
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Don't Falter 9th Feb with Surf Muscle & City Yelps

The first Don't Falter of the year is here as a bit of a Sheffield extravaganza with live music from SURF MUSCLE ("wild instrumental surf music from deep beneath the sea") with their first out of Sheffield gig & CITY YELPS ("Mod/Punk Explosion", "the sound of Stuart Murdoch Being Beat Up By Teds") who aren't from Sheffield, but they do know loads of people from there....

Also joining our regular (but still awesome, obvs) DJ team is special guest DJ CHRIS STRIDE from Offbeat - a Sheffield club night voted "ultimate indie disco" by 6Music listeners, no less.

All this, projections, dancing AND Hyde Park Book Club's extensive beer selection (including draught now!) & yum veggie/vegan food - what you waiting for?

5pm doors, £3 (under 16s free), all ages.

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Polarface Presents: The Leeds Edition
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Polarface Presents: The Leeds Edition

Welcome to the first Leeds Edition of the Polarface Showcase.

LINEUP:

[ K S R ]
Clive Mercury
Bbychaz
Sidders
Pixie Cola

[ K S R ]
Hailing from Manchester, [ K S R ]'s smooth soulful sound has brought new life into the UK R&B/Soul scene. With the release of his single 'Sweet' and coming off the back of touring with Children of Zeus, his voice has proven to resonate with everyone who has the chance to hear him live.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5NZgothtWifHtJ4KPPEpYl

Clive Mercury
North London bred rapper has his own unique image and sound. With the release of his stunning new EP 'Grapes' in December of 2018, his vision of himself as an artist has come into its own.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2ghVPKRTpzaXw7qgrfR9eO

Sidders

Another London born artist, Sidders will be joining us off the back of releasing his 'About Time' EP. His sound is both eclectic and focused. All in all, Sidders is an artist who knows exactly what he's doing on the mic.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6qWKR23rJJ160v68X0OljP

Bbychaz

Bbychaz's laid back and mellow music has made an impact on us at Polarface. Her relatable lyrics and soft tones are certainly evidence of the feeling behind her music. We feel it and we're certain you will too.

https://soundcloud.com/babychaz

Pixie Cola

Pixie Cola's music is both ethereal and hard-hitting. Developing from her background in classical and musical theatre, Pixie Cola has delved into R&B, Jazz, Trap and Pop in order to discover her own unique sound working with a variety of experimental producers. A young and driven artist with lots more to show off, Pixie Cola's sound is sure to leave you with a lasting impression.

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HPJC Presents: Howard/Henry/Roffe
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Howard/Henry/Roffe

Will Howard - Tenor Sax

Simon Henry- Drums

Eliot Roffe - Double Bass

Taking influence from the rich jazz tradition Howard/Henry/Roffe play songs from the great American songbook. Influenced by the swinging sounds of the 50s/60s the trio features some of Leeds finest jazz musicians. Expect tight improvisation, crisp arrangements and swinging grooves.

Music from 7.30 followed by an open jam. Bring your instruments!

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Leah Senior
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Leah Senior

Brudenell & HPBC presents...

Leah Senior
+ guest support.. TBA

6.2.19 | £6.00 ADVANCE | 19:30 Doors

https://www.facebook.com/LeahSeniorMusic/
https://www.leahsenior.com
https://leahsenior.bandcamp.com/album/leah-senior-summers-on-the-ground



Leah Senior silences audiences with her other-worldly presence and unique lyricism. Her breakthrough album Pretty Faces twirls gently in its own form of psych-folk revival. The Melbourne-based folk artist creates fragile but effortlessly nimble melodies that demonstrate a clarity of thought and studied discipline beyond her years. Her songs evoke the familiar and the peculiar, the poetic and the plain.

Pretty Faces sat proudly on the Flightless Records roster of 2017 and her distinctive voice also featured on King Gizzard's apocalyptic album Murder of The Universe, as the omnipresent female narrator. 

"Leah Senior is an amazing folk singer, very, very talented, and nothing like King Gizz's music at all. her songs equally terrifying, joyous, sad and exciting. We get chills watching her perform" - King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.

The album Pretty Faces is an exploration of personal liberation acquired through loss and the breaking of expectations on oneself. The songs embody a sense of outsider freedom epitomised in the last track Loser “You’re a loser like me, pay the price for feeling free”. 

A chance late night encounter with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard saw Leah Senior joining their independent label Flightless to release her first album Summer’s On The Ground.

Leah Senior's first album "Summer’s On The Ground" reveals a haunting and intimate storyteller, Rolling Stone giving the album four stars, saying “this is insular music, akin to eavesdropping on someone else’s prettily conveyed thoughts”. The album was also nominated for the Australian Music Prize as well as Best Folk and Roots Album for the Age Victoria Music Awards.. 

A folk island in a sea of psychedelia has proven to be a good fit for Senior. She joined the Flightless crew for the Gizzfest Tour 2017. Pretty Faces was recorded and produced with Gizzard’s own Joey Walker and features Michael Cavanagh on drums.

Leah Senior has performed extensively throughout Australia playing at major festivals including Golden Plains, Queenscliff Music Festival, Bigsound, Waverock, and Fairgrounds. 

Her captivating live performances have seen her supporting international artists including Calexico, Jessica Pratt, Moses Sumney, Julianna Barwick and more. When playing live, Leah is joined by her sister and her partner, creating a tapestry of ethereal harmonies and jangley 60s guitar sounds. 

Leah Senior is currently recording her third album and is set to release new music late 2018.

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Dammit I'm Mad (SWE)
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

Dammit I'm Mad (SWE)

TOOREYNARD?! is back, after years away. This time in Leeds with Swedish two-piece, Dammit I'm Mad.

Dammit I'm Mad | If a Lighting Bolt tribute band were to play Deerhoof covers.
https://open.spotify.com/album/4ILpyr7rbIJHwi6GQEYEej

Tall Talker | Instrumental Math Prog Jazz / Ice Cream Sundae from Pop Grads.
https://talltalker.bandcamp.com

Slow Loris | A small nocturnal mammal, he has a toxic bite, a rare trait among mammals and unique to the lorisid primates.
https://slowloris.bandcamp.com/


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Nice People Magazine Issue 3 Launch
Feb
4
7:30 PM19:30

Nice People Magazine Issue 3 Launch

IT'S HERE!!
We are launching our third issue of Nice People Magazine and are super keen to get you all down for the party! This is thanks to all of you supporting us so far, we are so grateful and have organised a killer gig to celebrate with you lovely lot. The new mag is full to the brim with the nicest people and we can't wait to share it!

For this launch we have collaborated with the magical Pink Picnic gals to bring you the most vibey lineup this side of the Pennines. Introducing...

Long Legged Creatures

Mamilah

Shaku

B-ahwe

Party starts at 19:30, as well as the banging music there will be art, free magazines and most importantly, a whole load of nice people. Pay as you feel, just come dance with us xxx

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Graces + special guests
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Graces + special guests

Violet Gang presents Graces first headline tour

With support from Teeff and Runners.

Based on an endearment for neon teen cinema and a love of youthful exuberance, Graces combine ambient soundscapes, distorted guitars and recognisable pop sensibilities. The band spent their formative years in the rural Lake District before relocating to South Yorkshire two years ago. 

Breaking out of the four walls of their post-industrial rehearsal space in Sheffield, the band have toured their live show around the country, playing packed-out venues in Sheffield, London, Manchester and almost everywhere in between. The melancholy prowess of the band embraces the volatility of growing up, finds the dirt and celebrates it.

Whilst sharing stages with Feeder, The Amazons, Black Honey, Fickle Friends and King No-One, the band has worked with producer Phil Gornell (Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, 5SOS) and were lauded by the mainstream music press. After a busy festival season which included performances at Tramlines, Kendal Calling and Y Not Festival, a new EP is set for release in 2019 with the band announcing their biggest ever headline shows.

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Crispy Aromatic Soundsystem
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Crispy Aromatic Soundsystem

After a bit of a break from throwing parties, we're back for a session in the lovely Hyde Park Book Club's rave basement. Come hear a wide selection of forward-thinking underground music on our 10,000 watt six-scoop powerhouse - all for the price of a fairly nice sandwich.

£3 OTD / £4 after 12:30
11pm - 4am

Expect to hear (but not limited to):

JUNGLE - DNB - BREAKS - DUBSTEP - GARAGE - GRIME - TECHNO - HOUSE - ELECTRO

Artwork as ever is by the excellent Al Robertson.

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Dr. Strangelove - Free Film & Discussion
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Strangelove - Free Film & Discussion

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 political black comedy which satirizes the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film was directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, and stars Peter Sellers in 3 different roles.

Stanley Kubrick's brilliant satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was when it first appeared. It has been rated by IMDB as one of the greatest 100 movies in cinema history.

"There had been nothing in comedy like Dr Strangelove ever before. All the gods before whom the America of the stolid, paranoid 50s had genuflected – the Bomb, the Pentagon, the National Security State, the President himself, Texan masculinity and the alleged Commie menace of water-fluoridation – went into the wood-chipper and never got the same respect ever again." (John Patterson, The Guardian)

The film will be followed by a discussion and a clip from Daniel Ellsberg, the famous Pentagon Papers whistleblower who recently wrote The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner: "…for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking first-hand account of America’s nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the Pacific Command, where he discovered that the authority to initiate use of nuclear weapons was widely delegated, to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower, which, if executed, would cause the near-extinction of humanity, Ellsberg shows that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization–and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration–threatens our very survival."

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Space Jam [in the Snug]
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Space Jam [in the Snug]

Introducing Space Jam! A jam night hoping to bring all the musicians of Leeds together through sonic exploration. No genre, no expectations, all abilities welcome. Just come down, have a few drinks, and have a jam. Fuck-ups encouraged!

Full backline and Instruments provided but feel free to bring your toys. See you there!

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NCC Community Play Day
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

NCC Community Play Day

Sign up to join the Northern Contemporary Collectives Community workshops, 

We will be running a monthly come and play day at Hyde Park Book Club, receive expert tuition from professional musicians learning how to interpret and perform graphic scores. 

Rehearsals will start at 16:00 finishing with a public performance at 20:00
Performance will be recorded and each participant will receive a copy of this recording. 

Available for any instrument, any gender, any sexuality, any ability, any aliens, an all inclusive fun day of learning new music.

To participate you must be 18 years of age or older.

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VENUS - Single Launch
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

VENUS - Single Launch

Come n join us celebrating the launch of our debut single, Deranged, for a night of punk rock n grrrl power. Invite ur pals.

DEETS:
Hyde Park Book Club
26.01.19
£5
18+

VENUS:
Venus are a 5-piece all girl rock band from Leeds, advocating women in alternative music, and a safer, diverse music scene. Aiming to bring a positive energy of feminism and activism through hard hitting rock and punk influenced music, they are bursting onto the Leeds music scene with more drive than ever. Performing alongside bands such as Stealing Sheep at Her Music PR & Brighter Sound's Her Fest, Venus are consistently marking impressions on some of the most influential bands of the year.

"In my mind they are already the new Wolf Alice, or Hole or Guns n’ f’in Roses." - Point Blank Magazine (2018)

"VENUS proved to everyone that they can, and probably will, go anywhere they like." - Girls That Gig

Lunar Sounds:
Lunar Sounds are a Leeds-based DIY band, who play fierce indie/alt rock.

Formed in early 2018, the three piece combine group vocals with pounding drums and clashing guitars to create a supercharged sound.

"Ready to take the world by storm" - Girls That Gig

Zgulls:
A rowdy 3 piece punk band from Leeds with a lot of fuzz.

https://soundcloud.com/user-50679240/chipping-at-my-head
#GIRLSCAN

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Artificial Barriers - Nausika & Chris I'Anson
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Artificial Barriers - Nausika & Chris I'Anson

WE'RE BACK!

After an extended hiatus filled with much discussion and deliberation, we're ready to announce our next event. This time round, instead of catering solely to the 170bpm end of the musical spectrum, we're opening things up a bit. We’re bringing it back to our original vision for Artificial Barriers. No genre semantics or power struggles, no scene politics or snobbery and no exclusivity. (Don't despair though 170 crew, we'll still be playing plenty of what you love!)

For our first event we've got the extremely talented Nausika and Chris I'Anson playing for us.

Nausika has been putting some lovely stuff out onto the drum & bass scene for a good while now, with releases on long established labels Blu Mar Ten Music and Subtitles Music. We're very fortunate to have him coming down and are looking forwards to seeing what he's got in store.

Chris I'Anson is a long time friend of Artificial Barriers and our first non-170 focused guest. As the head of Slipstone Records and founding member of what must be one of the best nights in Leeds, On Rotation, he's a dab hand behind the decks with an ear for musical quality to match.

As the focus of our night is to give a platform for great electronic music which is perhaps viewed as not entirely dancefloor appropriate to be played, expect something different from what you usually hear from both of our guests!

In addition to this, we've got the extremely talented Sophie Marschner (https://www.sophiemarschner.com/) sorting us out with some top class visuals for the night.

We can't wait to see you all down at our first event of 2019; it's sure to be a great one!

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PAYF Community fitness & yoga with Helena
Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

PAYF Community fitness & yoga with Helena

Community gathering vibes. Pay as you feel - everyone welcome fitness morning. Let's get fit together yo!

Hosted by Helena Byles, a few words from her...

Life is busy and finding time for doing all the different types of exercise we want to do can be challenge. So what could be better than a class that combines both the strength, power, cardio benefits of HIIT with the therapeutic, releasing, calming benefits of yoga?!

This class will have you hooked, all set to an awesome sound track, this is the perfect way to bring fitness balance to your week.

The first 30mins are a Hiit workout. Intervals of different bodyweight exercises (expect to sweat). The second 30mins is a proper stretch out, reconnection to breath and a calm state of being, so you can enter your day feeling ready for anything.

All you need to do is bring a mat (and some energy) we’ll sort the rest.

Our community exercise programme is about making being well available to everyone. Contribute whatever you can.

Hang out after for anybody who fancies it xx

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HPJC Presents: Alasdair Pennington Quintet
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

HPJC Presents: Alasdair Pennington Quintet

Alasdair Pennington is a freelance drummer based in Leeds, playing mainly jazz and improvised music. He has performed with many names in the world of jazz including Dennis Rollins MBE, Michael Dease, Gareth Lockrane, Tom Harrison, Steve Wilson, Helen Sung, Alan Barnes and Laura Jurd.

Alasdair started playing professionally as a teenager, backing musicians and performing with various bands and projects in and around his hometown of York. At the age of 18, he was awarded the title of Associate of Trinity College London before moving to Leeds to study jazz at Leeds College of Music. At the end of his second year, Alasdair received The Conservatoire Prize for BA Music (Jazz). He is currently in his final year of study at Leeds College of Music.

Alasdair Pennington Quintet will be performing a selection of arrangements and modern interpretations of pieces from the standard jazz repertoire. Expect a night of swing, bebop and American Songbook classics.

The quintet features:

Alasdair Pennington- Drums
Will Howard- Tenor Saxophone
Dan Coulthurst- Trumpet
Hugh MacDermott- Keyboard
Jack Garside- Double Bass

Jam to follow the set.

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