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Band - David Henshaw (vocals), Joseph Lawrenson (piano), Dan Fielding (electric guitar), Dominic Butler (violin) & Joe Montague (drums).

Leeds five-piece Dancing Years who have recently picked-up support from the likes of Jen Long, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs and Amazing Radio, are building significant momentum after releasing their debut 7"single 'Here's to My Old Friends through a new French label ZRP / Roommates and in UK by Hide & Seek.

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Dancing Years, following a successful year in 2013 which saw them being shortlisted on the Independent's IoS Sound of 2013, tours with Jamie N Commons and Electric Soft Parade, playdates with Stornoway and Dry the River as well as a busy summer schedule performing at Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Deer Shed, Wilderness, andStandon Calling. In October they completed their first headline UK tour which included a sold out show at St Pancras Old Church in London, were invited on the first Sofar tour with Wolf Alice andSivu, played a spectacular debut show in Paris. More recently Dancing Years got their first European tour under their belts with Australia's Boy & Bear in March and have just toured the UK with George Ezra in June.

"Stirring, melancholic, singalongs" - Q Magazine

"They have mastered the dynamic between calming stillness and explosive euphoria, through the use of rich instrumentation and a strong voice." Drowned in Sound

"You've got ones to watch right here people" 8/10 (live review from Great Escape 2013) - There Goes The Fear

"Dancing Years destroying a sweltering Good Mixer with cataclysmic folk" - The Guardian



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2014 - A Year In Review

The team at LMS have penned our 'best of' moments from 2014, from gigs and festivals, to the best Albums and EPs from local artists and further afield. We collated our most memorable moments and what you should be seeing in 2015 ... not forgetting the all-important, Idiot of the year.


Gig Preview: Dancing Years

Dancing Years at The Brudenell Social Club - December 16th 2014


2013 - A Year In Review

The LMS team got together for a chat and a drink to discuss the musical highs and lows of 2013 in our fair city. And you know what; it was a pretty busy year!


Advent Calendar: 19th December

Day 19 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2011


CD Reviews

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Various Artists

This Christmas


Joseph & David

Rise Up The Sun


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Dancing Years

Live @ Brudenell Social Club on Friday, 7th November 2014


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Live @ Everyman Cinema on Wednesday, 13th November 2013


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Live @ Irish Centre on Monday, 14th October 2013


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Live @ Live At Leeds 2013 on Saturday, 4th May 2013


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Live @ Live At Leeds 2012 on Saturday, 5th May 2012


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Live @ Brudenell Social Club on Friday, 27th April 2012


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Live @ Royal Park Cellars on Thursday, 23rd September 2010



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Gig History

Dancing Years has played 34 gigs in Leeds • Add a gig

  • 2015-07-17 @ Seven
  • 2015-07-16 @ Seven
  • 2014-12-16 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2014-11-07 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2014-06-25 @ The Wardrobe
  • 2014-01-29 @ Nation of Shopkeepers
  • 2013-11-19 @ Holy Trinity Church
  • 2013-11-09 @ The Hop (Wakefield)
  • 2013-10-14 @ Irish Centre
  • 2013-03-29 @ Left Bank
  • 2013-03-08 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2013-01-30 @ Oporto
  • 2012-12-18 @ Seven
  • 2012-11-26 @ The Wardrobe
  • 2012-11-10 @ Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
  • 2012-10-22 @ Empire
  • 2012-07-25 @ Nation of Shopkeepers
  • 2012-06-29 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2012-05-05 @ Cockpit Room 3
  • 2012-04-27 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2012-04-06 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2012-02-10 @ Eiger Studios
  • 2011-12-19 @ Holy Trinity Church
  • 2011-12-06 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2011-09-01 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2011-04-25 @ Oporto
  • 2011-03-26 @ Left Bank
  • 2010-12-30 @ Seven
  • 2010-10-26 @ Oporto
  • 2010-09-23 @ Royal Park
  • 2010-09-17 @ Cockpit Room 3
  • 2010-09-11 @ Adelphi
  • 2010-07-04 @ Angel's Share
  • 2010-04-06 @ Seven