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Band Profile: Ben Peel and The Wool City Folk Club
Northern folk from Bradford
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13532/ | 483 hits
Band Profile: The Folk Theatre Partisans
We do not have a biography for The Folk Theatre Partisans.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7647/ | 202 hits
Live Review: The Scaramanga Six + The Butterfly + The Adventures of Loki + The Folk Theatre Partisans + Ghost Fleet + Telley + Silverlode
It's a brave idea by The Bone crew - take the Packhorse, double the venue part, open the bar, let people see one band, then wander to the other stage to see the next 5 mins later.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8099/ | 616 hits
Band Profile: Duncan McFarlane Band
folk rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2014/ | 935 hits
Live Review: The Lodger + Napoleon IIIrd + Champion Kickboxer + The Folk Theatre Partisans + Piskie Sits + Monster Killed By Laser + Bonsai Kittens + Worriedaboutsatan + Unexploded Shells
The Bone is 1 year old today. No longer sucking at the mother's teat of gig promotion, it's now old enough and daft enough to stand on its own 2 feet.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7646/ | 1,099 hits
Band Profile: Broken Ground
Alt-country/neo-folk trio from York
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13159/ | 220 hits
Band Profile: Fuzzy Jones
soul folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8527/ | 1,539 hits
Band Profile: Benjamin Wetherill
folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2429/ | 1,999 hits
Band Profile: William Stead
One guy with his guitar and harmonica. From sunny Bradford making folk music - http://williamstead.bandcamp.com/
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17012/ | 276 hits
Band Profile: Jimmy Holland
Folk-punk from Otley
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13196/ | 235 hits
Band Profile: Fountainhead
folk country
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2683/ | 924 hits
Band Profile: Fran Rodgers
Folk / Acoustic
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3461/ | 1,701 hits
Band Profile: Sam Airey
Folk/Alternative/Country
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8546/ | 1,709 hits
Band Profile: Gentlemen's Whiskers
Solo acoustic / folk pop project
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17462/ | 143 hits
Band Profile: Padfoot
original folk-music with a DiY twist
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7328/ | 373 hits
Band Profile: Pretty Polly's Beard
Folk / Celtic / Bluegrass
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12866/ | 178 hits
Band Profile: Deerpark
nu-folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2163/ | 681 hits
Band Profile: David Thomas Broughton
acoustic folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3434/ | 4,760 hits
Band Profile: The Matt Burnside Band
Yorkshire Folk Pop
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6313/ | 693 hits
Band Profile: Matt Baxter
Acoustic, folk, blues, soul
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7161/ | 1,027 hits
Band Profile: The Coopers
Folk/rock band based in Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14042/ | 2,036 hits
Band Profile: Joni Tuson
solo folk acoustic
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3451/ | 465 hits
Band Profile: Ben Parcell
Catchy Pop-Folk Singer/Songwriter from Yorkshire U.K
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15484/ | 97 hits
Band Profile: Giants Causeway
indie folk rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6854/ | 1,002 hits
Band Profile: The Clifford Village Band
Folk Pop to put a song in your heart and a spring in your step
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11283/ | 498 hits
Band Profile: Johny Gibson
Acoustic folk punk from Huddersfield.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18331/ | 28 hits
Band Profile: Bell Tower Union
Leeds-based indie/rock/folk band
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15561/ | 212 hits
Band Profile: Johnny Powell
Multi-layered alternative folk and electronica act with a meditative, mindful and lyrical emphasis.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11371/ | 719 hits
Band Profile: Sarah Lawton
folk acoustic
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2887/ | 578 hits
CD Review: Zaam - Acid Folk
The Pocket Gods seem to get everywhere at the minute and here is Mark Riley of said outfit, again cropping up co-writing and producing the strange sounds of Zaam.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2589/ | 317 hits
Band Profile: Mickey Charbagz
'Macabre folk noir' Tasty Fanzine
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4250/ | 490 hits
Band Profile: Bootscraper
Bootscraper are a seven piece Country'n'Eastern/ Agro-Folk group from Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11561/ | 678 hits
Band Profile: Hobson
Leeds based indie/rock/folk band
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17055/ | 525 hits
Band Profile: Andie Mills
alternative DiY folk musician
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1659/ | 1,142 hits
Band Profile: Cla Knight
Folk/Pop singer/songwriter
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17471/ | 147 hits
Band Profile: Poorboys And Pilgrims
Poorboys And Pilgrims are a Leeds based band who play bluesy rock with elements of folk in there!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14787/ | 156 hits
Band Profile: The Imaginaires
A three piece band who mainly play acousticly, a nice relaxing indie-folk sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12795/ | 253 hits
Band Profile: Owen Phillips
Owen Phillips is a contemporary folk and blues artist based in the Yorkshire town of Holmfirth.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13333/ | 319 hits
Band Profile: The Picture Palace
Folk-Rock 4-piece based in Leeds & Manchester.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13049/ | 325 hits
Band Profile: The Housekeeping Society
West Yorkshire Folk/Pop conceptualists, Ric Neale, Spencer Bayles and Ivan Mack. Releasing their second concept album 'Postcards' about the British seaside.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16330/ | 162 hits
Band Profile: Last Night's TV
indie-folk-pop
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1636/ | 1,831 hits
Band Profile: Tomorrow We Sail
Forever procrastinating future sailors making post-rock-folk-modern classical ambient music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13075/ | 618 hits
Band Profile: Phoebe Katis
Phoebe Katis // Up and coming singer-songwriter // folk-pop-jazz genre // piano&vocals // University of Leeds Music Student
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16076/ | 433 hits
Band Profile: The Sailmakers
The Sailmakers are a Folk Rock band from the north of England. <br />The band consists of, Ryan Madden (vocals/guitars), John Chapman (guitars), Luke Argall (vocals/bass guitar), Tess O'Donovan (Flute/Vocals) and Matt Exton (Beats).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11567/ | 702 hits
Band Profile: March of Dimes
Laid back folk-rock with heart. "Movingly Poignant" - Sandman Magazine
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10485/ | 755 hits
Interview: Amycanbe
Joseph Seager managed to ask Italian pop/folk/indie band Amycanbe a few questions, from how their tour of the UK has gone to what they'll be up to this Christmas...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9069/ | 506 hits
Band Profile: Casper Hauser
Listening to Casper Hauser is like being berated by a hip young mudslinger playing cracked 78s of warped folk songs recorded on a laptop. Casper Hauser's album, It's About Time, is eleven taut fraught shards of angular pop mysticism.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6929/ | 612 hits
Band Profile: The Shmig
Irish folk duo singing Irish folk songs from the past
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14051/ | 353 hits
Band Profile: Spodni Pradlo
folk pop
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9329/ | 538 hits
Band Profile: Martin Hughes
folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6128/ | 438 hits
Band Profile: Craig Bevan
acoustic folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7160/ | 308 hits
Band Profile: Daghdha
punk folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2021/ | 637 hits
Band Profile: Chilli
rock folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2028/ | 467 hits
Band Profile: Roddy Johnston
acoustic folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8420/ | 195 hits
Band Profile: Edd Saffell
Folk/Indie
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18344/ | 92 hits
Band Profile: Rik Lee
folk punk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2382/ | 510 hits
Band Profile: Hyde Park Times
psychedelic folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3588/ | 600 hits
Band Profile: Nathan Smyth
acoustic folk rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6035/ | 511 hits
Band Profile: Francescas Adventures in Europe
Folk - France via Wakefield
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9670/ | 146 hits
Band Profile: Pippa Lloyd
Acoustic / Indie / Folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10298/ | 493 hits
Band Profile: I Like Mike
Beautifully harmonised folk/pop
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18308/ | 31 hits
Band Profile: Troy Faid
Acoustic / Folk / Blues
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11592/ | 340 hits
Band Profile: Steve Sanderson
acoustic folk blues
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2639/ | 435 hits
Band Profile: Horton Parks
solo acoustic folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2717/ | 424 hits
Band Profile: Nick B Hall
acoustic rock folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2099/ | 601 hits
Band Profile: Laura Groves
acoustic folk indie
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7159/ | 2,169 hits
Band Profile: The Tonic
acoustic rock folk
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2096/ | 688 hits
Band Profile: Bryony Drake
Folk musician from Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18573/ | 31 hits
Band Profile: Jacobean Ruff
Jacobean Ruff are a young modern folk band based in Leeds, forming in mid 2012. Despite being relatively young, they have already gained notoriety on the Leeds gig scene, playing in various venues including Oporto, the Cockpit, the Wardrobe, the Brudenell, Nation of Shopkeepers and Carpe Diem, as well as beginning to establish themselves as a festival band, playing in 2013 alone Beacons, Live at Leeds, Tockwith Beer Festival and Lainfest, among others. <br /><br />Their music has often drawn comparisons with Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes and Laura Marling, and could easily be described as a blend of the three. Communion Leeds called it 'An exciting pairing of thoughtful, traditional folk styles and clever pop songwriting'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17426/ | 472 hits
Band Profile: Feldspar
Folk-inspired acoustic music
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10225/ | 400 hits
Band Profile: The Halstead Clan
Bradford/UK based Folk-Pop group.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17755/ | 91 hits
Band Profile: Platitude Queen
solo alternative folk noise
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17060/ | 84 hits
Band Profile: Three Sheets T' Wind
Folk punk band from Pontefract
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14074/ | 368 hits
Band Profile: The Royal Park Orchestra
acoustic jazz folk rumba
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2195/ | 629 hits
Band Profile: Chi & The Twelfth Wall
Folk band from Warrington/Leeds/Manchester
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15905/ | 143 hits
Band Profile: Abbey Bowden
Acoustic, Jazz, Folk with a hint of Latin
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14873/ | 173 hits
Band Profile: Dave W Mac
Folk, country and blues artist from Wakefield
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14129/ | 127 hits
Band Profile: The Melodicas New Reed
Mashing blues, reggae, folk and rock since 2008.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12118/ | 498 hits
Band Profile: Aidan Marriott
Acoustic folk fingerpicking from Northern Irish songsmith.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7822/ | 500 hits
Band Profile: Eclectic Sparks
'... great acoustic folk/jazz quartet ...' [Leeds Gig Guide]
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15950/ | 104 hits
Band Profile: Cosmic Charlie's Big Mouth Jug Stompers
"Mix of folk and blues tunes with a kind of Grateful Dead flavour"
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14937/ | 127 hits
Band Profile: Louisa Osborn
An acoustic/alternative folk/pop singer-songwriter studying music in Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12984/ | 448 hits
Band Profile: Cari Flower
A minimal folk acoustic musician from Barrow-in-Furness, currently living in Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10300/ | 302 hits
Band Profile: Arcarode
Ambient alternative rock band, from Leeds, with a slight hint of folk from the violin
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18575/ | 55 hits
Band Profile: Hudson Taylor
Hudson Taylor (previously Harry & Alfie) are an Irish folk pop duo formed in 2011.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18132/ | 44 hits
Band Profile: Society
A group of like minded folk in Leeds who play experimental, semi-improvised cosmic drone punk music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12395/ | 188 hits
Band Profile: One English Pound
We're not a political society or an activist group and sadly we can't offer you financial help. We're a band and we play songs to town and city folk.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12369/ | 274 hits
Band Profile: Foxes Faux
Energetic original six piece touring band playing venues and festivals with a mix of folk, country, and gypsy tinged rock music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18152/ | 55 hits
Band Profile: The Dawnriders
The Dawnriders are a 5 piece from West Yorkshire with a style and sound drawing influences from the 50s, 60s & 70s, playing psychadelic, lyrical, folk rock, blues & country songs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12155/ | 650 hits
Band Profile: Helen Chambers
Helen Chambers is a Beverley-born, Kent-based singer/songwriter, combining traditional folk and country influences with a modern punk sensibility.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14406/ | 339 hits
Band Profile: The Hydropaths
Raucous rock and roll punk rock with an folk tinge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7892/ | 767 hits
Interview: Jim Kroft
I recently took the time to catch up with Jim Kroft, a bursting new talent full of deep, inspiring thoughts and colorful folk tunes! His debut album 'Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea' is available in stores now.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12789/ | 785 hits
Live Review: The Durbervilles
There are certain bands who have been busy round West Yorkshire for quite a few years, getting better at what they do rather more quickly than they get better known for doing it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3125/ | 554 hits
Band Profile: Miranda Versus The Crok
''...of the best gigs I went to last year actually, Miranda Versus The Crok at the 360 Club, thats was a fantastic gig, really enjoyed that...''-ALAN RAW, 6/1/11 on BBC INTRODUCING IN WEST YORKSHIRE RAW TALENT SHOW********** ''... the music itself is a mercurial audio banquet of folk, punk and riot grrl...'' Josh Lewis for Leeds Music Scene Dec 2010
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9063/ | 1,004 hits
Band Profile: Kate Rusby
Kate Rusby is one of the most popular young folk singers of traditional English folk songs. She was at the centre of the folk revival in the 1990s which occurred with the coming of age of the children of those who were part of the 60s folk revival.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5185/ | 432 hits
Band Profile: Serious Sam Barrett
Serious Sam Barrett is a solo acoustic artist drawing on a vast range of traditional idioms to create his own unique sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6370/ | 1,437 hits
News Article: Otley Festival and more...
The six-piece, electric folk-rock DMcF Band will finish off Otley Folk Festival's Saturday night main event at Korks, Bondgate, OTLEY (on Sept 21st) from approx 10pm.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17918/ | 128 hits
Band Profile: Duncan McFarlane
Duncan McFarlane has played folk festivals, clubs and folk-venues all across the UK, France and Denmark as a solo artist (as well as with his folk-rock six-piece band 'The Duncan McFarlane Band, his acoustic trio and as a duo with fiddler Anne Brivonese).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17684/ | 96 hits
Band Profile: The Rag-Tags
The Rag-Tags are a 5 piece indie folk band from Huddersfield, UK. Playing a range of instruments, and taking influences from hip-hop to traditional folk, The Rag-Tags create a wide and diverse sound that has won over many a fan, in their short existence as a band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14320/ | 300 hits
Band Profile: Beneath The Oak
Beneath The Oak is an acoustic band from Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14842/ | 275 hits
CD Review: Sam Lee - Ground of Its Own
To go from visual artist to survival expert to musician is very impressive but what place does Sam Lee's traditional folk album have in today's music scene?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16774/ | 269 hits
Band Profile: Just Another Warning
Just Another Warning is a one man band, James Wright is the energetic, story teller. This young one was raised in Durham, UK, surrounded by other punk, ska and folk bands such as Loki and Speeding Bee.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13547/ | 206 hits
CD Review: Seth Lakeman - The White Hare
The new single from Seth Lakeman's album 'Freedom Fields', The White Hare, is a softly swaying folk ballad.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7404/ | 422 hits
CD Review: Kris Drever - Black Water
Having spent his time as a youth listening to the likes of Metallica and Pantera, you might find yourself shocked on hearing Kris Drever's debut album for the first time.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8382/ | 330 hits
Band Profile: Micky P Kerr
Michael Kerr (aka Micky P Kerr) has been developing as an artist for the best part of a decade. Over the course of around 300 live gigs he has managed to turn himself into a poet, folk musician, comedian, rapper, indie kid, punk and a rock n roller.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6169/ | 3,451 hits
Venue: Grove Inn
The Grove Inn is a traditional English pub worth a visit so that you can enjoy a drink of good beer and to meet interesting folk.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11921/ | 3,604 hits
News Article: Johnny Powell to play with Jeffrey Lewis
Following his recent gig with Drag City's Alasdair Roberts, Yorkshire based alt-folk artist, Johnny Powell, will next be playing with anti-folk legend Jeffrey Lewis at Hebden Bridge Trades Club this month.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14641/ | 181 hits
Band Profile: The Old Time String Band
Martyn and Daisy met in early 2007 in Leeds when 'The Lovesick Cowboys', for whom Martyn played double bass, played at Daisy and Frank's 'Mystical Variety Show' hosted at the Chemic Tavern.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14099/ | 199 hits
Band Profile: Kurran and the Wolfnotes
Kurran and the Wolfnotes bring an unmistakable noughties twist to the alt-folk sound, with an playful hint of The Strokes complementing their folk sensibilities.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13437/ | 126 hits
Live Review: Emmy The Great + Pengilly's
In the intimate setting of the Brudenell Social Club, Emmy the Great was surrounded by folk fans, eager to listen to "Emmy", also known by her real name, Emma-Lee Moss, singing her kooky songs about dinosaurs having sex and the TV series "24".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15467/ | 357 hits
CD Review: Spirit Of John - Snakes
Thirteen minutes of good time music. Spirit Of John's second album 'Snakes' definitely does the job in revitalising the old west/ folk and country music style.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17355/ | 192 hits
Band Profile: Espers
Espers is a neo-psychedelic folk band from Philadelphia. They formed in 2002 as a trio of singer-songwriter Greg Weeks, Meg Baird and Brooke Sietinsons but later expanded to a sextet including Otto Hauser, Helena Espvall and Chris Smith.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5855/ | 212 hits
CD Review: Jaymay - Long Walk To Never
After independently releasing her latest EP 'Long Walk To Never' in the States, Jamie Seerman, AKA Jaymay has defied the Atlantic Ocean and brought it to us guys here in the UK.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16275/ | 213 hits
CD Review: Harper Simon - Wishes and Stars
In support of his recently-released debut full-length, Harper Simon has released 'Wishes and Stars,' a summer's day breeze of twee folk-pop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13083/ | 292 hits
Band Profile: Good Moves
Good Moves are an indie-folk band from West Yorkshire, replete with vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars and swirling organs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16447/ | 319 hits
Band Profile: The Frugal
Pete Donnelly - Guitar / Vocals Logan Helps - Bass / Backing Vocals Iain Bamford - Drums / Percussion The Frugal were formed in 2010 as a folk / indie three piece determined to create a stripped down yet energetic acoustic sound.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15232/ | 283 hits
Live Review: Kate Rusby
Kate Rusby is Yorkshire's best folk singer taking traditional songs making them her own as well as using them as inspirational points for writing evoking a Yorkshire folk spirit that is not likely to ever die.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8710/ | 634 hits
Band Profile: Darren Hanlon
Darren Hanlon is an Australian singer/songwriter who plays folk-rock and folk-pop. Before becoming a solo artist in 1999, he was a member of The Simpletons, and contributed backing guitar and keyboards for The Lucksmiths, The Deerhunters, and Mick Thomas.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4960/ | 182 hits
News Article: 'Spiders' is the three track debut EP from Louise Distras
Louise Distras has announced the release of her three track 'Spiders' EP. The release will be the debut record from the former Blockades front woman.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13588/ | 360 hits
CD Review: Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Instigating 2009's great folk-pop takeover is Mumford & Sons with their riotous, exhilarating single 'Little Lion Man.' Following in the footsteps of Noah and the Whale and the exquisite Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons have shown that modern folk music can be as relevant to pop culture as Jay-Z, and consequently this has fought its way onto the Radio 1 playlist where it continues to gain popularity.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11286/ | 1,275 hits
CD Review: Johnny Flynn - Sweet William
Johnny Flynn was caught in the tidal wave of the nu-folk explosion when he released 'A Larum' in the summer of last year.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11496/ | 657 hits
CD Review: Fun. - All The Pretty Girls
fun. continue their whimsical eclecticism with 'All The Pretty Girls,' a song that takes the clunk of folk-pop, works in a funky, retro-pop vocal and puts a bombastic spin on the cheerfully mongrel end-product, with string flourishes aplenty.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12777/ | 295 hits
Band Profile: David Viner
Think Nick Drake having a session with Leon Redbone and Son House and you come up with something close to Mr.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4621/ | 173 hits
News Article: The Passing Fancy release split single via Geek Pie Records
Ultra DIY Wakefield based label Geek Pie Records is proud to announce the release of its first record in 2 years; a split Folk-Pop EP between Glasgow based songwriter Siobhan Reilly and Wakefield based The Passing Fancy.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16001/ | 295 hits
Live Review: Anas Mitchell
Folk singer Anas Mitchell's last album Hades Town, a folk opera based around the Orpheus myth and performed by a who's who of contemporary alt-folk stars including Justin Vernon was rightly lauded, but this tour is not a triumphalist full band recapitulation of that album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15002/ | 188 hits
Band Profile: Swap
#1 Swp is an Anglo-Swedish folk band created in 1995 by Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Ian Carr (guitar) of Britain and Ola Bckstrm (fiddle, viola d'amore) and Carina Normansson (fiddle, vocals) of Sweden.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5951/ | 124 hits
Band Profile: Abbey
Acoustic, Jazz, Folk with a hint of Latin
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14732/ | 145 hits
Band Profile: Missy Lake
Acoustic / folk singer from Hebden Bridge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16173/ | 102 hits
CD Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait
After winning the Best Actress Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for her role in controversial horror film 'Antichrist,' French actress and singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg releases 'Heaven Can Wait,' the first single from her forthcoming 'IRM' album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11616/ | 353 hits
CD Review: Various Artists - Before The Ruin
If you have ever heard any of Roddy Woomble, Kris Drever, or John McCusker's solo work then this album should sound like a super-group of Scottish folk songwriters.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10689/ | 215 hits
News Article: Benjamin Wetherill to release a single in February on the On The Bone Records label
The next single release from On The Bone Records will be OTB007 'The Derby Ram' by Leeds arch-folk super star Benjamin Wetherill.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9121/ | 215 hits
News Article: Sam Airey releases his 'Season's Change EP' on 1st March 2010
Today (1st March) sees the release of Season's Change, the debut EP from Leeds folk songsmith Sam Airey.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12439/ | 438 hits
Band Profile: Charlie Parr
Charlie Parr plays original and traditional folk and Piedmont-style blues, accompanying himself on National resonator guitars, 12-string guitar and sometimes a banjo.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15579/ | 33 hits
Band Profile: John Southworth
One of Canada's true music iconoclasts, John Southworth has always followed his own highly singular vision, often shaped by generally unheralded and peculiar pop and folk influences.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7244/ | 145 hits
CD Review: Paul Marshall - Vultures
More often than not, folk records come with a seasonal mood in mind, though in the case of Paul Marshall and his debut album 'Vultures' we have a record which seems to encapsulate all four seasons - equally as fitting for a frosty February morning as it is for a sun-drenched afternoon in July.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8660/ | 1,068 hits
Band Profile: Rich Thomas
Alternative folk songsmith. Formerly 4Minutes33 and Dice City Lights.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12374/ | 204 hits
Band Profile: Washington Irving
Washington Irving are indie-folk-pop group from the city of Glasgow in Scotland. Their music is a blend of Celtic and Eastern European folk but at same time gloriously indie-pop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17305/ | 203 hits
News Article: Joe Kemp , Kaleidoscope Album launch / Listening Party. LS6 Clock Cafe, 16th May
The first airing of the dbut album 'Kaleidoscope' followed by Soul, Folk, Blues, Roots, Jazz and World inspired performances from: Jilly Riley , Dariush Kanani ,Rachael Hannah McCaul ,Ben Pike & Joe Kemp.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18395/ | 89 hits
CD Review: Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
Released earlier in the summer and sitting in my 'inbox' for many a week, is this delicious album by Midlands electronica whiz Stephen Wilkinson.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11224/ | 271 hits
Band Profile: Lou Barlow
Lou Barlow (born July 17, 1966) is a musician born in Ohio but more commonly associated with the late-80s to early-90s Western Mass-Boston music axis.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5803/ | 158 hits
Band Profile: Fudgey
Katy Furze / Acoustic Fudge / Fudgey
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14930/ | 81 hits
CD Review: Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies
Flogging Molly are an unusual bunch of individuals. A Irish-American folk band from a drinking hole in downtown LA, brought together by the love of Guinness and a good Celtic tune; the same seven individuals that use the inlay card for their new 12-track album, Drunken Lullabies to big up the likes of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hot Water Music and Sum 41.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/459/ | 669 hits
Band Profile: Bad Ideas
BAD IDEAS are an acoustic driven punk/ rock band from Leeds, UK. Blending Chicago style punk rock with old school guitar and vocal hooks.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16007/ | 221 hits
CD Review: Washington Irving - Holy Company
So here we have folk rockers Washington Irving. Hailing from Glasgow, this five piece brings us their new single in the form of 'Holy Company.' The single consists of two tracks dripping with folky, Celtic charm.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17306/ | 262 hits
Band Profile: Jaymay
Jamie Seerman is an American folk singer-songwriter from New York. She performs under the name Jaymay.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16257/ | 59 hits
CD Review: A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Delivrance
'Delivrance' is the fourth album from New Mexico folk duo A Hawk And A Hacksaw (Jeremy Barnes and his partner Heather Trost.) The album is a mixture of traditional arrangements and new songs influenced by Eastern European folk music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10744/ | 249 hits
CD Review: Redgrass - British Democracy and Other Myths
I was quite excited by the description of Leeds based Redgrass, a 3 piece folk-driven bluegrass band using a hint of political thought....Mmmm.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16669/ | 245 hits
Live Review: The Imagined Village
A full room at the Irish Centre is a lot of people, especially for a Tuesday night, which creates a great atmosphere, and teasing anticipation.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12332/ | 350 hits
CD Review: Laish - Tan Hits And Trinkets EP
The product of Brighton based solo artist Laish (aka Daniel Green), the Tan Hits And Trinkets EP is a journey into lo-fi experimentalism with an eerie folk angle.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9455/ | 220 hits
CD Review: Levellers - Before The End
'Before The End' isn't the Levellers at their best. It sees them forgo most of their folk leanings in favour of a pounding drumbeat that runs throughout the whole of the song, and will probably leave you with a massive headache.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9873/ | 396 hits
CD Review: The Shining - I Wonder How
They have a name you're sure you've heard before, they have an image you know you've seen before and surprise surprise they have a song that sounds like an awful lot gone before.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/423/ | 246 hits
Band Profile: Ridley Barbet
South Wales born singer songwriter Ridley Barbet began her singing career in York, North Yorkshire, in early 2007.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12573/ | 317 hits
Band Profile: Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon was born in 1975 in Dungiven, County Derry, Northern Ireland. She has formerly been a member of the folk groups 'Oige' and 'Equation'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9623/ | 245 hits
Band Profile: The Unfortunate Incident
The Unfortunate Incident play a unique rock/country/punk/folk hybrid and have made astounding progress since forming in 2008.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11238/ | 161 hits
CD Review: Richard Thompson Band - Dream Attic
Most people will know Richard Thompson as a stalwart of the British folk-revival scene and of course of Fairport Convention, the fore-runners of the uniquely British scene.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13166/ | 2,004 hits
Live Review: Lightspeed Champion + Martin Bignall
Whether it was the presupposed idea that Lightspeed Champion would be akin to Dev's former insane, urchin punk band Test Icicles, or the belief that such a gig would only attract indie scene kids, The Cockpit was looking bare...
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8896/ | 400 hits
CD Review: Tunng - Woodcat
Tunng's first album, 'This is Tunng' was a triumph of electro-folk in a similar, but more accomplished and darker vein to that of The Earlies with whom they worked.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6651/ | 268 hits
News Article: The Sailmakers to release a new single 'Remember'
Folk rock band The Sailmakers will release their latest single 'Remember' via iTunes and Spotify on Friday 24th August and will celebrate its release with a launch gig at 360 Club on Friday 17th August.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16869/ | 356 hits
Band Profile: Racine
rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6726/ | 532 hits
Band Profile: A Free Soul Poetic
A Free Soul Poetic are three musicians living in Leeds. Creating frenzied folk music and post modern blues of shambolic beauty.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15003/ | 389 hits
News Article: 'Rebecca' video and free download
Soumates Never die have released a new video for the song 'Rebecca': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHyIUy9kmUk This tribute to equestrianism was shot by the marvellous 20MM Productions: http://www.20mmproductions.com The song is taken from the upcoming EP 'Honeymoon On Ice' due on 2nd April 2012 on Cowsnail Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16237/ | 1,160 hits
Band Profile: Ols Moore And The Gypsy Dogs
Ols Moore And The Gypsy Dogs is a four piece acoustic gypsy folk band from Leeds, comprising of guitars, vocals, violin, cello, accordion and drums.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12989/ | 506 hits
CD Review: Lindy - Beautifully Undone
With a name like Lindy you might be conjuring up mental images of a 16 year-old girl wielding an acoustic guitar and a few teen ballads, but actually it's Icelandic in origin and belongs to a 10 foot tall blonde bloke from Canada, still wielding a guitar but thankfully minus the ballads.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3931/ | 1,276 hits
Live Review: King Creosote + Loudmouth Soup
A packed HiFi on Friday night was the perfect place to preview two of the bands that will be attracting a lot of interest this year, Loudmouth Soup and King Creosote.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6475/ | 443 hits
Band Profile: Hunting Bears
Folky six piece from Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12149/ | 1,157 hits
CD Review: Fran Rodgers - Let The Rain Fall
Fran Rodgers is making me cold. This room was warm a minute ago, in fact the thermostat says 23C but my body is freezing because the inconsiderate woman is giving me a serious chill.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6241/ | 422 hits
Band Profile: James William Hindle
British folk balladeer James William Hindle captures a distinctly 70s singer/songwriter sound, evoking everything from the great Nick Drake to early Simon and Garfunkel while finding contemporaries in Elliott Smith as well as the Essex Green and the Sunshine Fix (both of whom include members that play as Hindle's backing band).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4961/ | 355 hits
CD Review: The Passing Fancy - Talking Sense Blues
'Talking Sense Blues,' the debut single from Wakefield's 'The Passing Fancy' is folkish indie with infectious percussion and hand-clapping sound effects.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10633/ | 283 hits
Band Profile: The Night Owls
New band formed from the ashes of The Despondents and The Subteranneans. We are inspired by 60s garage, folk janglers and stompin soul.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15462/ | 114 hits
Band Profile: Faith Taylor
Faith is an alternative-folk musician from the UK. She is currently based in the North of England. Her music has been described as both sensitive and strident, with a rhythmic guitar style and lyrics that are often both confessional and politically infused.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17303/ | 127 hits
Band Profile: The Unthanks
The Unthanks were formerly known as Rachel Unthank & The Winterset. The name changed with the lineup, in the summer of 2009.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11233/ | 264 hits
Band Profile: Liam Stone
Liam Stone is your hero. You'd probably be aware of this already if he wasn't so introverted. His style would probably be categorised as folk or something though he describes it as being 'in the great americana and folk tradition yet with a distinct Northern English twang derived from the stinking, diseased town I grew up in'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5522/ | 159 hits
CD Review: Beth Jeans Houghton - Liliputt
Beth Jeans Houghton and her Hooves of Destiny have been keeping their nosebags clean since trotting out of the stableyard a couple of years ago but something tells me they'll be hitting the ground running in 2012.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15534/ | 301 hits
Band Profile: ODi
indie acoustic
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7156/ | 567 hits
Band Profile: Happy Red Tractors
Folk music played frantically, or is it acoustic indie, or just the latest incarnation of pop. Perfect for drunken dancing or to listen to while supping ale and wearing socks and sandles.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11156/ | 798 hits
CD Review: The Sailmakers - Unsteady On His Feet
The Sailmakers are an acoustic three piece indie band from Keighley, formed in late 2008. Having started out as an acoustic act; they added a drummer and then went electric.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12334/ | 601 hits
CD Review: Benjamin Wetherill - The Derby Ram
It would be quite easy to throw Benjamin Wetherill's name in the "freak folk" category often attached to the likes of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vashti Bunyan and Iron & Wine, but with Benjamin you always seem to get something refreshingly different.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9240/ | 413 hits
CD Review: Young Rebel Set - Red Bricks
The Young Rebel Set's new single "Red Bricks" is un-original, nothing we haven't heard before, but maybe it's something we need.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14960/ | 433 hits
Band Profile: The Common Redstarts
Think of the weekend, think of being in the pub with your mates, think of riding the hangover from the pricey pints and the cheap drugs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6514/ | 132 hits
Band Profile: Tom Williams & The Boat
Tom Williams & The Boat are a 6 piece anti-folk band from Tunbridge Wells best described as Bob Dylan meets Lightspeed Champion/Eugene McGuiness with the lyrical style of Regina Spektor or Win Butler.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14555/ | 218 hits
Band Profile: Liz Reynolds
I'm a singer songwriter, born and bred in Leeds. The style is kind of folk I suppose, generally just laidback acoustic-ness, I am sure I have my influences but I listen to so much contrasting stuff there has to be loads, too many to list.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11388/ | 322 hits
Band Profile: Vetiver
Vetiver is an American folk band headed by songwriter Andy Cabic and often joined by Devendra Banhart, cellist Alissa Anderson, and violinist Jim Gaylord.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7881/ | 250 hits
Band Profile: Red Shift
There are at least three artists with the name Red Shift: 1) an English folk band of the 1980s 2) a US trance duo 3) a US rock band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1980/ | 263 hits
Band Profile: Epic Derek
"Epic Derek's music is intriguing and beautiful in equal measure" - Rebecca Atkinson, Leeds Music Scene
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14945/ | 380 hits
CD Review: Water Tower Bucket Boys - Sole Kitchen
It is becoming increasingly evident that Portland, Oregon is the place to be for all things American Folk related with a rich community from the likes of The Decemberists and Laura Veirs to more up and coming artists like Musee Mechanique.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13165/ | 498 hits
CD Review: Dead Like Harry - Untitled
Sheffield's Dead Like Harry are a six piece with a strong folk influence. The press release that accompanies this CD bemoans the invasion of Pop Idol and the like upon our ears.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2271/ | 436 hits
Band Profile: Kog Moorcroft
Psychedelic infused Bluesy Folk, delivered with an emotional honesty and intensity. Drawing reference from the likes of John Martyn, Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, Michael Chapman and Jason Feddy.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15335/ | 91 hits
Band Profile: Me and My Friends
A delicious, imaginative, sunshine blend of folk, reggae and old-time roots roots, from a friendly, funky four-piece.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11219/ | 690 hits
Band Profile: Sharron Krauss
Sharron Kraus is a singer/musician/songwriter who creates music rooted in the folk traditions of England and Appalachia.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5594/ | 139 hits
CD Review: Stickboy - Untitled
After making waves in his hometown of Manchester with several previous demos, Stickboy (the alias of Craig Edmonson) throws down another DIY folk release.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7056/ | 315 hits
CD Review: Vetiver - More Of The Past
This EP gets off to a sweeping start with Wizard's 'See you tonight'. This first song delivers psych-folk in such a captivating manner that the chorus will be going round like a Ferris wheel in your head all afternoon.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10276/ | 282 hits
Live Review: Seth Lakeman + Carus Thompson
The main room of the Cockpit is heaving tonight so I have no chance of getting in to see Carus Thompson, usually of Carus and the True Believers.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7430/ | 539 hits
CD Review: Scott Matthews - Passing Stranger
As contradictory as it sounds, 'Passing Stranger' is an album as worldly as it is firmly rooted to classic folk.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7605/ | 799 hits
CD Review: Ida Maria - Stella
I first encountered this artist on 'Later...' with a suave top hat on, singing in an aggressive yet intelligent manner in front of some of the most influential people in music and the genius that is Morrissey.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9300/ | 660 hits
Live Review: Beirut + Magic Arm
When I heard the first Beirut album, 'The Gulag Orkestar', I thought that Rufus Wainwright had started singing with Romanian folk bands.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9008/ | 594 hits
CD Review: The Bayonets - Best Of?
Listening to the first track provided for me here in neat digital form I marvel at the fact that The Bayonets only formed a few months ago.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6868/ | 492 hits
News Article: The Sailmakers release their debut EP 'Creaking Ships and Midnight Whiskey'
Five piece folk rock band The Sailmakers release their debut EP 'Creaking Ships and Midnight Whiskey' on Monday 26th March with a launch party at the 360 Club at The Library in Leeds on Friday 30th.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16335/ | 328 hits
Band Profile: Jake & The Jellyfish
Punk/Reggae/Folk Singer-Songwriter with occasional band. Mainly about the gigs and the Beer. Have shared the stage with Chris T-T, Beans on Toast, Chris Murray, Babar Luck amongst many others!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14865/ | 333 hits
Band Profile: Nowhere Man
punk rock
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1967/ | 314 hits
Live Review: Seth Lakeman
The old days when folk was seen as only for the "crusties" are gone. Thanks to troubadours like Willy Mason, Frank Turner and Get Cape,Wear Cape, Fly, folk is now in the lug holes of many young as well as old people.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8888/ | 902 hits
Band Profile: Fauns
Folk / alternative / acoustic band from Otley. Andy - Singing/Guitar/Keys Gary - Guitar/Melodeon/Singing Keith - Bass Jamie - Drums
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12980/ | 345 hits
Band Profile: Heather Woodhead
Heather Woodhead is a singer & guitarist from Leeds. She sings mainly traditional folk songs, both with guitar and unaccompanied.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12468/ | 320 hits
Band Profile: Seth Lakeman
Seth Lakeman, the West Country born singer and songwriter credited with bringing folk music to a whole new audience since his 2005 Mercury nominated album, 'Kitty Jay', released his eagerly anticipated 4th album, 'Poor Man's Heaven', on June 30th 2008.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7403/ | 555 hits
News Article: The First Brainwash Compilation will be released on 28th July
The First Brainwash Compilation will be released on the Children No More Records label on Monday, 28th July 2008. The compilation features a number of diverse bands, the majority of which are based in Leeds.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9701/ | 473 hits
CD Review: Tunng - Comments of the Inner Chorus
To describe Tunng as folk would be for the large part inaccurate, but they are currently to be found categorised in the nu-folk movement, a genre name that conjures up mental images of ex-Limp Biscuit members Morris Dancing in a bitch slapping manner.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6773/ | 361 hits
CD Review: Slow Club - Trophy Room
'Yeah So,' Slow Club's debut album, never really impressed me when it was first released in July. I only listened to it once; they sounded like any other indie-folk outfit that are finding relative success at the moment.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11281/ | 417 hits
Band Profile: Trembling Bells
Trembling Bells is a British folk-rock group formed by drummer Alex Neilson, a musician with a strong history of free and improvised playing with several artists.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16521/ | 55 hits
Band Profile: Stephen Lomas
Stephen Lomas - "grunts & guitars".... Here you'll find strong, substantive songs driven by a powerful guitar accompaniament, mirroring a depth of experience portrayed with integrity.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5509/ | 247 hits
Live Review: Sarah Horn & James Cudworth + Amelia Orgill + Natasha Johansson + Jenni Noyes + Heather Woodhead
Walking down the stairs of the Royal Park Cellars was a very surreal experience for anybody who attended on the bleak evening of Thursday 24th February.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14531/ | 812 hits
Band Profile: Den Miller
Den Miller is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist based in Keighley. Formerly singer-guitarist with 90s folk-rock band The Spooks, he is now a solo performer and accomplished songwriter.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13806/ | 160 hits
Band Profile: Michael Rossiter
Arcane songs and other relics
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4024/ | 859 hits
CD Review: Robin Auld - Diamond for a Day
Despite his 14 albums, 2 number one hit singles, cult novel, industry awards and massive 90,000 people gigs, the chances that you have heard of Robin Auld are probably fairly slim seeing as all of the above took place in South Africa.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4081/ | 345 hits
CD Review: Benjamin Wetherill - Woodland Whites & Spring Curls
Heavens! Another Benjamin Wetherill CD is quietly making its way around the Leeds scene. This time however, it's even more stripped down than his previous EP.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3029/ | 471 hits
News Article: Martin Plock's Debut Album "So Low" now available to download
Martin Plock has released a download only album via bandcamp on a "fan decides" price basis. It is a mix of different styles of blues, folk & things much darker.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14737/ | 233 hits
CD Review: Sandfly - Untitled
For the most part, this Lincolnshire based folk-rock outfit, offer pretty ordinary acoustic picking/strumming tunes of the brand that will be eternally popular in pubs whose name begins O' or round the campfires of crusty festivals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/528/ | 370 hits
News Article: Duncan McFarlane to appear on BBC Radio this week...
Duncan McFarlane will appear live on BBC Radio this week, as he appears on the Henry Ayrton Show. As well as being interviewed on the 'folk & roots' section of the Real Music Show, he is expected to play around five songs.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1451/ | 207 hits
Band Profile: The Old Romantic Killer Band
The Old Romantic Killer Band play blues and folk orientated pop music but they play it hard and loud.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9185/ | 694 hits
Live Review: Ben Howard + Willy Mason
Tickets for tonight's show sold out in super quick time. Two young talented folk artists born of two musician parents apiece thrust into fame after creating a cracking debut album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17155/ | 638 hits
Live Review: Robert Chew
In the words of Auden... well... more or less... stop all the clocks, cut off the 'phone and prevent that darn dog from barking with a juicy bone.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6288/ | 480 hits
Band Profile: Freyed Knot
7 piece Hip-Hop Band from Bradford/Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13310/ | 232 hits
News Article: Gary Stewart releases his 'Year and a Day' EP
Gary Stewart has announced the release of his 'Year and a Day' EP, which will be available through the Babaganoush Records label on 18th June.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16663/ | 228 hits
Live Review: Fran Smith + Steph Stephenson
Another gig in the relaxed Late Afternoon/Early Evening slot at Platform 3 featuring two local female singer-songwriters.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15023/ | 558 hits
CD Review: Josh Bray - Whiskey & Wool
What can I say about Josh Bray? Well, not a lot seeing as this is a four track EP, of which one is a cover of a Led Zeppelin song.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13976/ | 632 hits
CD Review: Johnny Flynn - Barnacled Warship
Everyone knows Johnny Flynn as a member of the vibrant, untraditional "folk" scene in London alongside Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Noah & The Whale, but Johnny seems to be the only one without a chart success.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13167/ | 372 hits
Band Profile: David Saw
David Saw, a singer-songwriter has been writing music since he was a sixteen year old boy living in England.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10815/ | 155 hits
Band Profile: Ogre Melodies
We are Ogre Melodies, an upbeat folk busking quartet from the northern reaches of England. We busk when we can in uni holidays and this summer we're going on an adventure up and down England to the cities, praying for sunshine and a couple of sofas to crash on.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17489/ | 160 hits
CD Review: Seth Lakeman - Hearts and Minds
The significance of Seth Lakeman is often understated in an indie-music scene that has shown a dynamic shift from to rock to folk over the course of the last 5 years.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12988/ | 480 hits
Live Review: Duncan McFarlane Band
Hmm.... the New Roscoe you say? Isn't that where the tribute bands play? Well yes I suppose it is, but periodically they offer a night over to a group of performers who can really write songs and play them without pretending to be someone else.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1084/ | 386 hits
News Article: Dunwell Brothers invite Lucie Silvas to play rare Leeds gig at the Brudenell
The Dunwell Brothers Band return home to Leeds on the 20th January to present a fundraising night of fantastic music featuring special guests!!
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14093/ | 464 hits
CD Review: Matt Bentley - Something to Find
According to commentators at the recent BBC2 Folk Awards; the genre is making a comeback and is becoming especially popular with today's young people, but of course they would say that, wouldn't they?
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16223/ | 614 hits
Venue: Faversham
The Faversham is a live music venue and night club/bar situated on the edge of the city centre behind Leeds University.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11938/ | 5,193 hits
Band Profile: Daniel Jacks
Daniel Jacks is a singer/songwriter from north Leeds who has recently played successful gigs at many local acoustic nights and folk clubs and also as part the ever popular Communion nights that are currently spreading across the country.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12291/ | 300 hits
Band Profile: Maggie8
There are few bands that create their own genre but Maggie8 have done exactly that. The music they make incorporates western folk and indie styles with Hindi Raags and elements of Bollywood.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10235/ | 823 hits
CD Review: Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds
Mumford & Sons are "a band who know they're onto something not just good, but spectacular" according to the NME.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11559/ | 1,159 hits
Band Profile: Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson OBE is a gifted guitarist and songwriter whose critical acclaim and cult following has often threatened but never managed to cross over into mainstream appeal.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5069/ | 260 hits
News Article: Roseville Grand to appear on 'Divided By a Common Language' compilation
Leeds alt country rockers Roseville Grand are to appear on a new collection of the best of UK Americana called "Divided By a Common Language" out on Clubhouse Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12460/ | 290 hits
Band Profile: Peter Burns' Burns Unit
Peter Burns (keys), Steady (Bass), Tapper (traps), Carpet (guitar) Formed in early 2008 with the name "Burns Unit".
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14788/ | 375 hits
CD Review: Matt Bentley - Entropy
To me, music journalists seem like organised people; they enjoy making neat little piles of artists, giving them a collective name and then trying to identify new artists within this current crop.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12616/ | 707 hits
Live Review: Duncan McFarlane Band
What Otley has rightly become used to when the Duncan McFarlane Band plays the Folk Festival there, is a glowingly satisfied home crowd with a similar reaction from visitors who know the band's sound - and amidst all this, many new listeners simply astounded at the quality of Duncan and his musicians.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10059/ | 717 hits
Band Profile: Child Loses Arm
Child Loses Arm play progressive acoustic grunge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12878/ | 201 hits
Band Profile: Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts
Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts are an exciting upcoming acoustic act, blending contemporary singer-songwriter styles with complex rhythmic arrangements to create a new kind of roots fusion.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7712/ | 685 hits
News Article: Ellen and the Escapades release their debut single 'Without You'
West Yorkshire folk-pop five piece Ellen and the Escapades released their debut single 'Without You' this week on their home-grown record label Branch Out Records.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10757/ | 305 hits
Band Profile: Mojave 3
Mojave 3 are a dream pop/folk band which formed in Reading, England in 1993. The band consists of Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar), Rachel Goswell (vocals, guitar, bass), Simon Rowe (guitar), Alan Forrester (organ, vocals), and Ian McCutcheon (drums).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14225/ | 82 hits
Band Profile: Sol Gravy
acoustic blues
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6622/ | 328 hits
Band Profile: Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun
Anarcho-anglo storytellers JL&tSS deliver their blend of country-folk/punk - the most energetic, poetic and engaging British folk music in the UK today.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16567/ | 135 hits
Band Profile: Dead Sea Strategy
From the depths of Leeds, we are Dead Sea Strategy. Consisting of Ash Beck on guitar/vocals, Nick Wootton on guitar, Andy Clark on bass and Damon Reid on drums.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14519/ | 315 hits
Band Profile: Look Yonder
Emerging from the winter of 2011, Look Yonder is the result of 6 months of relative hibernation for folk singer-songwriter Rory Evers.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16475/ | 199 hits
Live Review: Hudson Taylor
Two brothers from Ireland who have been playing music together since they were little, have grown up to become the artist known as Hudson Taylor.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18133/ | 250 hits
News Article: F&M playlist
Our music team pick the songs or albums, old or new, they just can't turn off Chris Salmon - Guardian Ellen and the Escapades Without You These Leeds folk-popsters recently won Glastonbury festival's 2010 new bands contest.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12710/ | 217 hits
Band Profile: O'Hooley and Tidow
Leeds born Belinda O'Hooley is best known till now as the songwriter and pianist on Mercury nominated album "The Bairns" by Rachel Unthank & the Winterset (now The Unthanks).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13434/ | 167 hits
Live Review: Emmy The Great
Emmy is often name-checked as one of the leading lights in the recent popular resurrection of alt-folk music in this country, along with the likes of Laura Marling and Lightspeed Champion, and the charming setting of The Brudenell seems like the perfect place to show off her cosy wares.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10492/ | 309 hits
Band Profile: Phantom Dog Beneath The Moon
Find streaming tracks at http://www.myspace.com/phantomdog From Wikipedia: Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon are an Irish avant-folk/shoegaze band based in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10056/ | 157 hits
Live Review: The Pablos + Artibella + Films + Ben Peel
A self-styled purveyor of 'Northern Folk' kicked off proceedings at the 360 Club tonight, although Ben Peel didn't quite qualify this label with his first few tracks, coming across as more like Brit Pop goes acoustic.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12993/ | 768 hits
CD Review: Duncan McFarlane Band - Woodshed Boys
After having had the pleasure of catching this band live several times I had very high expectations of this album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3507/ | 1,068 hits
Band Profile: Kris Drever
Kris Drever is an Orcadian multi-instrumentalist, from singing and guitar playing to banjo and double bass.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8381/ | 165 hits
Band Profile: Tigers That Talked
Jamie: guitar / vocals Glenna: violin Owain: bass Chris: drums Tigers That Talked are a quartet hailing from assorted corners of the UK and Europe but currently based in Leeds, having gravitated towards the city's current creative renaissance.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9539/ | 1,110 hits
Band Profile: Beth Jeans Houghton
Beth Jeans Houghton has garnered a reputation as an antidote to the current crop of acoustic songstresses.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15505/ | 127 hits
Band Profile: Steph Stephenson
23 year old singer songwriter from Holmfirth
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11389/ | 585 hits
Band Profile: Jim Tullio
Jim Tullio is an American musician playing acoustic blues and folk-rock. He is currently located in Chicago.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15316/ | 113 hits
Band Profile: Deer Tick
Deer Tick is a folk rock band which formed in Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 2004. The band consists of John McCauley III (guitar, vocals), Ian O'Neil (guitar, vocals), Christopher Ryan (bass, vocals), Rob Crowell (keys, saxophone, vocals) and Dennis Ryan (drums, vocals).
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16403/ | 116 hits
Band Profile: Johny Lonesome
Country/Americana singer/songwriter from Huddersfield
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15616/ | 55 hits
News Article: Bootscraper release second album on 18th June
Leeds aggro-folk mob Bootscraper have announced the release of their second album - titled 'Eponymous' - on 18th June.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16655/ | 348 hits
Live Review: Tom Napper & Tom Bliss
With this year's move to a new home, the world's oldest folk club is suddenly closer to Leeds than ever before, just when folk music is elbowing its way back into the general consciousness.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6339/ | 616 hits
CD Review: Daghdha - Start of the Mile
This band will be big. When trawling through the thriving yet generally unimaginative Leeds scene, dominated as it is by generic pop-punk and the occasional 'innovative' ska movement, it's a relief to chance upon something a bit different.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/2403/ | 816 hits
Band Profile: Paddy Gunn
Acoustic musings from Horsforth, Leeds. Inspired by the Merseybeat and R&B movements of the 60's, and traditional Irish folk music, Paddy Gunn blends simplistic guitar work and strong vocal melodies into emotionally charged numbers reminiscent of Elliot Smith, Dallas Green and Damien Rice.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/16859/ | 209 hits
Live Review: Lisa Mitchell + The Boy Who Trapped The Sun + The Clifford Village Band
Following a cue outside, and a moment to get the first beer of the evening, I walked in half way through The Clifford Village Band, and was greeted with a stage full of people.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12568/ | 718 hits
Band Profile: Metonym
Metonym - Ambient Pop Duo
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12406/ | 212 hits
Band Profile: Mother Of The Gold
Three piece from Pontefract
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14016/ | 115 hits
Band Profile: The Spares
Bradford-based rock n roll band.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17948/ | 126 hits
CD Review: Findlay Brown - Separated By The Sea
Inspired by wanting to re-ignite his relationship with his long-term Danish girlfriend, Separated By The Sea is Findlay Brown's debut album.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8029/ | 485 hits
Live Review: Roger Davies
Here's someone who can turn up anywhere in front of an audience who don't know what's coming - and the two sides of the arrangement find they're made for each other.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9010/ | 582 hits
CD Review: Justin Sandercoe - Small Town Eyes
Justin Sandercoe has been referred to as the first internet superstar, because of the guitar lessons he has available via his web site Justinguitar.com.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/12296/ | 2,044 hits
News Article: Dr Knox release their 21-track album "iEGO"
"iEGO" is the much anticipated release from the pen of Malaki and the craft of Wisdom tooth (collectively a.k.a Dr Knox), and although the album has been delayed by several months the finished article is something to be listened to.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/7470/ | 225 hits
Band Profile: Lawrence Arabia
Lawrence Arabia is New Zealander James Milne. He calls his music pop / folk-rock / psychedelic. Lawrence Arabia biography provided by last.fm.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/8543/ | 247 hits
CD Review: Sawsound - We Have It All
Leeds' Sawsound take the violins of modern, trendy indie-folk and present it with a more rock aesthetic.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14106/ | 457 hits
News Article: Johnny Powell to play with Meg Baird (Espers) and more news
Johnny Powell's new alt-folk revolving door band project, 'Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity' starts this month with two pre-xmas gigs planned.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15714/ | 114 hits
Live Review: Sarah Lawton
Interesting and distinctive: these terms are sure to be among comments heard where Sarah Lawton plays.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/3097/ | 738 hits
Band Profile: Billy Bragg
Stephen William Bragg (born 20th December 1957), known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician known for his blend of folk, punk-rock, and protest music.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9321/ | 348 hits
Band Profile: Scott Wainwright
Scott Wainwright is currently working on an album of brand new material. Those who have recently caught Scott live, will have noticed a departure from the instrumental work of his last album 'Adventures in Nylon'.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13096/ | 357 hits
Band Profile: Cliquant
Czech-One-Two... Testing... Leeds 8-Piece alternative folk rock band Cliquant are: Arran Leyland - Voice & Guitars Alex Aspin - Melodica, Glockenspiel, Bass & Keys Andrew Fell - Fiddle & Guitars Oui Bee - Voice & Percussion Joseph Macdonald - Drums & Percussion Ben Crookson - Brass, Bass & Vibes Steph Dowlen - Flute & Keys Robert (Mr Swifty) Swift - Saxophone
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9503/ | 351 hits
News Article: Johnny Powell to play with Roddy Woomble (Idlewild)
Following his recent gigs with Drag City's Alasdair Roberts, and Jeffrey Lewis, Yorkshire based alt-folk artist, Johnny Powell, will next be playing with Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble at Hebden Bridge Trades Club this week.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15146/ | 204 hits
Band Profile: The Please
The producers duo The Please from Amsterdam, The Netherlands: http://www.myspace.com/thepleasenoplease - - - or - - - The Russian band The Please: http://www.theplease.net - - - or - - - The Italian Alt/Folk band The Please www.myspace.com/thepleaseplease The Please biography provided by last.fm.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4528/ | 108 hits
News Article: 12 bands through to Centre Stage 2014 Final
The twelve Centre Stage 2014 finalists have been confirmed this week, with the bands sets to battle it out to win a slot at both Leeds and Reading Festivals.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/18571/ | 404 hits
Band Profile: The January Club
The January Club formed in Leeds in 2008 as a musical outlet for Matthew, Edward and Francis, later on they were joined by Shaun and Josh.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10839/ | 167 hits
Band Profile: Redgrass
Redgrass are breaking the conservative grip on the genre, by including political comment, skiffle, folk, blues and country into it.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13543/ | 258 hits
CD Review: Bell X1 - Flame
Better than Bono's receding hairline; Bell X1 are Ireland's pop rock supremos and their latest single Flame is no exception.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/6421/ | 360 hits
CD Review: Tunng - Bullets
Here is a thing, this is ace but you should not buy it. Why? Because you would be much better off buying the album which is even better and full of tunes just as good as this one.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/9114/ | 373 hits
Band Profile: Catherine MacLellan
With her expressive guitar playing, beautiful melodies, and evocative vocals, Catherine MacLellan pulls the listener into her world of song.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10230/ | 177 hits
Band Profile: The Peppermint Lounge
After soaking up the sun and sounds of Asia for most of their lives, this duo inject the heat and energy of contemporary electronica into their tropical acoustic compositions, to create The Peppermint Lounge - a music that brings composition to sampling to dance to lounge.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/11373/ | 395 hits
Band Profile: Jon Strong
Jon Strong as a solo performer has toured with Ry Cooder, Van Morrison, Robert Palmer, Talk Talk, Danny Thompson, Clannad, Has done numerous major festivals including Cambridge, Cropredy, San Bernardino Folk Festival.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/1931/ | 3,812 hits
Band Profile: Ross James Day
Fresh singer/songwriter antics from Leeds
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/14010/ | 1,223 hits
Band Profile: Neil McLarty
With his debut album 'Roseville Grand', Neil McLarty has created the perfect escape to a time when Neil Young was worshipped like a God, country tinged rock ruled the airwaves and long haired idealists lay back on the grass and soaked up songs like the sun.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/4019/ | 544 hits
Band Profile: Dom Robinson
19 year-old singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/17626/ | 174 hits
Band Profile: Lymon Willis
Lymon Willis is a Leeds based singer songwriter and his band. They create dusty blues-infused monochrome folk music with a sinister twist.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/13307/ | 263 hits
Band Profile: Bruise
Bruise met in Jim's mostly derelict home in the East End of London, a little bit further east of the fashionable east end.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/5169/ | 560 hits
Band Profile: The Amber Sleep
The Amber Sleep is the songwriting outlet of Graham Jones (also of The Exploits of Elaine and The Good Anna), and a band formed in 2008 with 8 other musicians: Natalie Guest, Sophie Green, Tom Denning, Lauren Smith, Ramzy Alwakeel, Stuart Robinson, Nicolar Bell and Alex Nicklin.
www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/10081/ | 594 hits

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