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Review: Oxjam York Takeover Festival

York Press:

7:54am Friday 31st October 2014

IT was clear this yea'rs Oxjam York festival was going to be busy when you were greeted by the welcome sight of a queue for ticketsat 2pm.

Katherine Jenkins and Michael Ball to play York Barbican

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12:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO of the biggest stars of the musical firmament, classical crossover diva Katherine Jenkins and man of the musicals Michael Ball, are to play York Barbican next year.

Ben Watt, Fibbers, York, November 2

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11:11am Thursday 30th October 2014

EVERYTHING But The Girl's Ben Watt will indeed be everything but the girl when he plays Fibbers, York, with his trio on Sunday at 8pm.

Mary Gauthier, Pocklington Arts Centre, November 1

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11:07am Thursday 30th October 2014

AMERICAN singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier can explain the title of her seventh studio album Trouble And Love in a nutshell.

Foster & Allen, York Barbican, October 31; Harrogate Royal Hall, November 14

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10:44am Thursday 30th October 2014

AFTER all these years, Mick Foster and Tony Allen are still easy on the ear, touring once more in the wake of their new television series on Sky Channel 191and their autumnal new album, Gold And Silver Days.

SnakeStrings Live, National Centre For Early Music, York, November 1

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10:33am Thursday 30th October 2014

SAXOPHONIST Snake Davis links up with the Solo Players String Quartet in a ground-breaking collaboration at the National Centre for Early Music, York, on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Music for the Feast of All Saints, St Michael le Belfrey, York, November 1

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10:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

YORKSHIRE Bach Choir presents Music for the Feast of All Saints at St Michael le Belfrey, York, on Saturday night.

Composer Andrew Carter secretly delighted by concert

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12:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Andrew Carter honestly didn’t want any fuss for his 75th birthday. “A lot of fuss over nothing,” he tells CHARLES HUTCHINSON. But the composer’s smile suggeSts he is happier than he wants to admit...

Rebecca Newman to appear on BBC1's Songs Of Praise

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12:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Rebecca Newman tells CHARLES HUTCHINSON that her world has been moving fast since the success of her classical album.

Counting Crows, LeedsO2 Academy, November 5

York Press:

10:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

COUNTING Crows are on tour promoting their seventh studio album, September's Somewhere Under Wonderland. On Bonfire Night, November 5, the American rock band will be playing LeedsO2 Academy with support from Lucy Rose.

Devon Sproule, The Basement, City Screen, York, November 4

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12:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Please Please You presents Devon Sproule, The Basement, City Screen, York, Tuesday, 8pm

Jazz notes

York Press:

12:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

“I'VE had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it,” to quote Errol Flynn, although he was dying at the time. So not dying, but waving farewell to my 25 years or so in the live jazz chair.

Review: Gregory Porter, York Barbican

York Press:

1:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWENTY four hours earlier, Gregory Porter was filling the Royal Albert Hall. Would Tuesday in York have a Boxing Day feel with all his toys played with on the floor? We were quickly reassured. “A concert is not the building, it’s the people,” he said.

Review: Neil Sedaka, York Barbican

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3:36pm Monday 27th October 2014

NEIL Sedaka was given a rapturous reception at York Barbican on Saturday evening. Before he came on, a video screen played clips of his songs and their interpretations by some of popular music's biggest stars: Elvis, Queen, Abba, Elton John and Tom Jones, to name a few.

Review: Steve Hackett, Genesis Extended UK Tour, York Barbican

York Press:

3:31pm Monday 27th October 2014

THANK you and good night rarely had a more poignant ring. After reviving classic Genesis tracks on two albums and as many tours, Steve Hackett is on the road for the third and final time with his Genesis Extended UK Tour.

Review: Andrew Carter 75th Birthday Concert; St Chad on the Knavesmire, York

York Press:

3:22pm Monday 27th October 2014

A BLOW-THROUGH of his rusty vocal cords was not quite what your correspondent had had in mind, but it was all in a good cause.

Review: UB40, York Barbican

York Press:

11:58am Monday 27th October 2014

Still fresh from the success of their spring tour earlier this year, UB40 are on the road again.

Review: Cud, Fibbers, York

York Press:

3:35pm Monday 27th October 2014

LEEDS band Cud are back on the road again after various well-received dates in recent years supporting Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Carter USM and The Wedding Present, alongside their own tours.

Review: Sam Smith, Leeds O2 Academy

York Press:

3:34pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE last time Sam Smith graced the Leeds O2 Academy with his presence, he was a drunken teenager visiting friends at university.

Review: Example, York Barbican

York Press:

10:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

EXAMPLE is touring the UK again and the award-winning singer and songwriter, well-known for his massive live sets, promised fans a spectacular show.

The Chanticleer Singers’ concert, St Chad on the Knavesmire Parish Church, October 25

York Press:

3:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YORK composer and choral director Andrew Carter is far too modest to acknowledge his considerable achievements as he reflects on his approaching 75th birthday.

Review: Sarah Beth Briggs (piano), Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York

York Press:

5:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sarah Beth Briggs’ return to the University’s concert series on Wednesday night began with a set of three works showing the progressive side of the Classical era giants. Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor moved without constraint between ideas, Briggs’ playing emphasising the sometimes disconnected nature of the music.

The Wave Picture, The Basement, City Screen, York, October 29

York Press:

3:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Wave Pictures are playing shows in support of their tour-only CD, The Wave Pictures Play Artistic Vice By Daniel Johnston, an album they recorded in one June day at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate, covering Johnson’s record from beginning to end.

Paul Carrack, Harrogate Royal Hall, October 24

York Press:

3:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SHEFFIELD soul man Paul Carrack has released a new compilation album expressly for the supermarket market at the price of a fiver.

UB40, York Barbican, October 24

York Press:

3:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

UB40 are opening the second leg of their 2014 British tour at York Barbican tomorrow – and they are not to be mistaken for UB40’s Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, who are booked in to Hull City Hall for a second night on January 15 next year after their January 16 show sold out in two hours.

Neil Sedaka, York Barbican, October 25

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3:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEIL Sedaka will match the piano-and-voice acoustic format of his latest album, The Real Neil, when he plays York Barbican on Saturday in a sold-out 7.30pm performance.

Oxjam York Takeover, various venues, October 25

York Press:

3:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

OXJAM’S series of fundraising concerts in York for Oxfam in 2014 will climax with the Oxjam Music Festival on Saturday.

Jazz notes

York Press:

3:13pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE renowned York drummer Dave Cook is a keen long-distance cyclist, jumping on a plane and biking across Mallorca as readily as he packs his drums to play for gigs around the county.

Gregory Porter, York Barbican, October 28

York Press:

3:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AMERICAN jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter will make his York Barbican debut on Tuesday.

Cud, Fibbers, York, October 24

York Press:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

REVIVED Leeds indie rock and funk band Cud are resolutely back with this week's new EP, Victoria, and a tour that opens at Fibbers in York tomorrow night.

Review: Peter Andre, York Barbican

York Press:

3:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A reluctant 44-year-old dad agreed to review this show to please his 11-year-old daughter among 1,500 screaming mums who hadn’t gone to Iceland. Outside there was a chorus of "Pete’s a lovely Dad", "such a nice man".

Eduardo Niebla Experience, St. Chad's Church, Campleshon Road, York, October 31 and November 1

York Press:

12:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FRESH from taking the York community choir Millegro to the 11th Cantate Barcelona Choral Festival, artistic director Ewa Salecka will continue the Spanish connection by welcoming to York a musical prodigy who hails originally from Girona, flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla.

Eddi Reader, Harrogate Royal Hall, October 22

York Press:

6:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

SCOTTISH singer-songwriter Eddi Reader is taking to the road for the final shows of her Vagabond tour, her new EP at the ready.

Review: York Guildhall Orchestra, Simon Wright, York Barbican

York Press: Sheet music

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

YGO marked the start of its 35th season by continuing its survey of Sibelius, coupling his Second Symphony with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. They made a happy pairing, introduced by a Mendelssohn overture and a Sibelius tone poem.

James Yorkston, Fulford Arms, York; Vashti Bunyan, The Band Room, Low Mill, Farndale.

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1:46pm Saturday 18th October 2014

FOLK music comes in increasingly myriad forms, but at its heart remains the troubadour, the storyteller.

Review: Level 42, York Barbican

York Press:

9:39am Saturday 18th October 2014

AFTER releasing their Sirens EP, celebrated pop-funk band Level 42 are touring once more.

Review: George Ezra, Leeds Metropolitan University

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2:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

"IT'S getting a bit warm, isn’t it – I almost wore a jumper,” says George Ezra, as he moves on to the solo section of his hour-long set. Warm is an understatement in the sold-out Leeds Beckett University Union, where Ezra and his three-piece band rattle through an up-tempo gig as part of his first headline tour.

Bernie Tormé to make MOR Music appearance ahead of Fibbers gig

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10:35am Friday 17th October 2014

IRISH rock guitarist Bernie Tormé will make an in-store appearance at MOR Music, in Franklins, Yard, Fossgate, York, this afternoon ahead of his evening show at Fibbers, Toft Green.

Paloma Faith, York Barbican on November 1; Leeds O2 Academy, November 2

York Press:

3:04pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The ever-busy Paloma Faith tells CHARLES HUTCHINSON that going on tour is almost like a holiday.

Peter Andre, with special guests The Rise and Larissa, York Barbican, October 21

York Press:

3:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Peter Andrew discusses music, his love of entertaining and his line in fragrance (women only, he’s sad to say) with CHARLES HUTCHINSON.

Awakening, 41 Monkgate, York, October 29 to November 1

York Press:

2:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YORK Stage Musicals artistic director Nik Briggs is to revive and update their hit musical Spring Awakening later this month at 41 Monkgate, York.

Example, York Barbican, October 23; Leeds 02 Academy, October 25; Hull City Hall, November 23.

York Press:

2:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FULHAM rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Example sold out arenas all over Britain on his last two tours, but this autumn he is keen to be up close and personal at smaller venues.

Jazz notes

York Press:

2:24pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AFTER 20 years of scribbling, it is time to hand over my small, but luxuriously appointed, cosy Jazz Notes den. Who better to take over than hot young bass player and compiler of the definitive listings website,, John Marley?

Nika Shirocorad recital in aid of the Karen Hilltribes Trust, National Centre for Early Music, York, October 17

York Press:

2:18pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ST Petersburg pianist Nika Shirocorad will give a charity recital in aid of the Karen Hilltribes Trust at the National Centre for Early Music, York, tomorrow.

John Mayall 80th Anniversary Tour, York Barbican, October 29

York Press:

3:43pm Thursday 16th October 2014

For John Mayall, playing the blues was a hobby, never a living. Then something clicked and here he is – still playing at 80, reports CHARLES HUTCHINSON.

Steve Hackett, Genesis Revisited Extended, York Barbican, October 26

York Press:

3:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

GUITARIST and prog-rock pioneer Steve Hackett kicks off the British leg of his Genesis Revisited Extended tour on Tuesday, visiting a sold-out York Barbican at the end of the first week on October 26.

Martin Taylor, Selby Town Hall, October 25

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3:03pm Thursday 16th October 2014

GUITAR GENIUS, composer and all-round good bloke Martin Taylor is on his way to Selby Town Hall on October 25.

Sarah Beth Briggs, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, October 22

York Press:

3:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

INTERNATIONAL pianist Sarah Beth Briggs, from York, returns to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, on Wednesday night with a typically diverse programme at 7.30pm.

So Ock Kim to solo in opening concert of York Guildhall Orchestra's 2014-2015 season

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2:58pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IN her first visit to York, Korean violinist So Ock Kim will be the soloist for Mendelssohn's "brilliant, fizzing" Violin Concerto in the opening concert of York Guildhall Orchestra's 2014-2015 season at York Barbican.

Millegro choir set for festival in Spain

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2:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE autumn evenings in Yorkshire may be drawing in, but York community choir Millegro can look forward to the Mediterranean sun adding a Spanish glow to their musical calendar this week.


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