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The Library

229 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AP


Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles

Live at The Library on Friday, 29th October 2010

The supplied line up for this gig is Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles, Miranda Versus The Crok, Tag-Team Preacher, Hunting Bears.

Doors 8pm - 12 5 on the door

This show is being recorded for BBC Introducing!

Alan Raw from BBC Introducing will be spinning tunes and checking out the acts!

'White Houses' by Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles is a wonderful new single and is available now from iTunes and Bandcamp
Released on the 10th October 2010. Produced by Whiskas (of ForwardRussia/Dance to the Radio label)

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What the press said:

Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles:

'Wonderfully sweeping, intricate and majestic pop songs distinctly of the "they don't write them like that anymore" category
' The Beat Surrender

'quintessentially English'; 'impressively ambitious'
Leeds Music Scene

'Reminiscent of Neil Hannon's finer moments.'
Sandman Magazine

'If anything did kick off Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles would have numbers on their side tonight, boasting both a string and a brass section. The main attraction though has to be singer Ben Hatfield who has a voice as sweet and strong as a bear stealing honey. Wasted of course if the songs and melodies don't give it the setting it deserves but thankfully Ben has a consistently interesting delivery for his pastoral imagery. With references to cold winter mornings and rolling hills they're true country music and also boast a drummer who's a shoo-in for the Stewart Copeland part in "The Police-The Movie". It's sumptuous, heart warming stuff and they didn't even play their best song... http://vimeo.com/9925913
Leeds Music Scene - Steve Elvidge

Miranda Versus the Crok

''An exciting new development since their BBC Introducing sessions, Miranda Versus The Crok are now playing as an electric band with new addition Simon Louis Hunter on drums. This will be their debut gig as a 3 piece. Mirandas songwriting seems to be heading in direction towards her more punk and rock roots yet still with (as once labelled) ''hardcore folk'' and pop infused sound. Having achieved reaching number 2 in the overall worldwide Myspace folk charts and 20 in the Myspace alternative and pop charts as an acoustic 2 piece earlier this year.

''....behind the feisty vocal lurks someone who clearly knows how to put a decent and quirky tune together. Definitely worth investigating.''
Mike Price for Sandman Magazine

'Tag-Team Preacher come on with some 70's laid back country pop vibe like a West coast Big Star, not an easy trick to pull off but it's a nice listen and you'd certainly expect to see them go further'
Leeds Music Scene - Steve Elvidge

Videos of Tag Team Preacher

Hunting Bears:
If there's ever been a misleading band name, it's Hunting Bears. Forget scary wild animals and politically dubious pastimes, this earnest sextet exude innocence and the simple elation which comes of collaborating to make music they love. Armed with approximately twelve thousand instruments, the band made a somewhat tentative start as their mellow sounds struggled to assert themselves over audience chatter. This quickly gave way to a confident command of attention with stand-outs like 'Holes in Your New Shoes', which showcased beautifully constructed vocal harmonies against a backdrop of intricately blended eclectic sounds. Watching this band, you have to wrestle with the disbelief that this is only their third gig, as well as the compulsion to commandeer the xylophone and join in. Their predilection for quirky indie-folk and apparent knack for intelligent uplifting song writing can spell only good things for Hunting Bears.
Leeds Music Scene - Sarah Colwill-Brown

5 on the door



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