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Direct from his award nominated performance as Emcee, internationally celebrated singer and songwriter Will Young reprises his role in Cabaret at The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Monday 23rd September to Saturday 28th September.
Ever since winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2002, Will has been one of the U.K’s most popular and successful artists and holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in British chart history. He has also build a successful acting career which saw him appear alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents, and it is the combination of these talents…
Interview The Cribs
Nick Rowan speaks to bassist Gary Jarman about album number five, Johnny Marr and going to back-to-basics
“By the time it came to the third album [Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever], we were on a major label, at least in the USA, so we had to start working again,” bassist Gary Jarman tells me from his motel room in Seattle, “As circumstances would have it, that was our mainstream breakthrough and I don’t think we expected that. So all of a sudden we found ourselves playing a very different game. We told everyone at the end of the Men’s Needs… tour that we were going to take time off, but then Johnny joined around that time so…
Interview Pulled Apart By Horses
We speak to James Brown – lead guitarist for the Leeds-based grungesters – ahead of the release of the band's second album, Tough Love
"The thing that surprised all of us most was when Radio 1 were playlistying the single," explains James Brown, lead guitarist in Pulled Apart By Horses. "That was really weird. Totally unexpected.
"We didn’t really set out with any aim to do anything like that. We just liked playing live, really. We didn’t think anyone would sign us, or we’d sell 10,000 records. The fact we sold 10,000 records is mind-boggling. We never expected it to sell anything like that!"
It’s fair to say the rise and rise of Pulled Apart By Horses is perhaps one of the most surprising…
A local train company has teamed up with Leeds Festival 2012 as an official travel sponsor, and are supporting a Yorkshire band who are on track to make their debut at the summer’s hottest music event.
To celebrate the launch of their combined train and bus tickets to the festival, First TransPennine Express (FTPE) invited upcoming Leeds band, Backyards, to provide acoustic entertainment to FTPE passengers on a recent train between Huddersfield and Leeds.
Performing songs off their EP ‘If You’re Scared’, Backyards have been shortlisted to take part in the Futuresound competition, which takes place throughout June and July…
Kamelia Kountcheva reviews two rising stars in the Leeds music scene.
On the cold Wednesday evening of February 8th, in the heart of Leeds, a little epicentre of excited heat radiated from the Nation of Shopkeepers bar. Fans gathered, eagerly waiting to see two of their rising local bands perform.
Hunting Bears, a five-piece folk band from Leeds, took to the stage first, warming up a steadily thickening crowd of edgy fringes, floral dresses and schoolboy jumpers. The folk feel was imminent with this band, as the violin rang and the ukulele jangled the first chords of ‘Heavy Tree’. Their beautiful harmonies were only enhanced by the infectious chemistry between the…
Live Review Reel Big Fish
Cat Marr reviews the veteran pop-punkers who bring their party vibes back to Leeds one more time.
The ska pop-punk band Reel Big Fish once wrote a song called, "Don’t Start A Band" and after a sixteen plus year career, this isn’t their mantra.
If you haven’t heard or seen Reel Big Fish, imagine an American Madness, with a lead singer sporting a 50s style. Their music is ska-influenced and live they are extremely entertaining and the one simple word to sum them up is fun!
Without a song appearing in the charts recently, it was difficult to imagine how good they were going to be, they jumped on to stage and the first noticeable thing was…