SELBY Town Hall’s new season serves up chart stars, primetime television comedians, award-winning transatlantic musicians and rising talents from the end of August to mid-January.

North Carolina indie-folk quintet Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters open the programme on August 31; British harmonica player Paul Lamb and The King Snakes perform their Chicago blues on September 8, and Liverpool's China Crisis revisit such hits as Wishful Thinking Christian and Black Man Ray on September 15.

The first European act signed to the Motown label, Bradford singer Kiki Dee, returns to Selby on October 6 for a stripped-back acoustic set with guitarist Carmelo Luggeri featuring unique covers alongside her hits I Got The Music In Me, Amoureuse and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters: opening the new Selby Town Hall season

Miles Hunt, charismatic frontman of Nineties' indie-rock luminaries The Wonder Stuff, plays Selby on his first full solo tour on October 12; Toronto bluegrass act The Slocan Ramblers are in action on October 26 and Ivor Novello-nominated singer-songwriter Tom Baxter is booked in for November 8, when he performs songs covered by Dame Shirley Bassey, Boyzone and more besides.

Enigmatic Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Siberry is in the diary for December 6; jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and the late John Dankworth, is joined by her husband, American pianist Charlie Wood, two nights later; Nine Below Zero turn up the R&B heat on December 22, and the 2018 US Blues Music Awards' Band of the Year, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, swap Sacramento for Selby on January 19.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captain Phill Jupitus's Juplicity show on December 15 sold out in 24 hours, but tickets remain for Mock The Week regular Zoe Lyons's Entry Level Human gig on September 21. Likewise for political comic Geoff Norcott, the regular "reporter" on BBC2’s satirical show The Mash Report, who presents Traditionalism on his extended tour on November 2.

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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl in Selby on October 18

The Thinking Drinkers, regulars at York's Great Yorkshire Fringe, make their Selby bow on October 18, when they take audience members on a whirlwind historical tour through the world’s pubs, bars, cocktail lounges, speakeasies and more, accompanied by five free drinks for every ticket holder, in their Pub Crawl show.

Viral internet comedy sensation, blogger, author and father to three-year-old twins Sam Avery visits Selby on November 24 on his debut national tour, The Learner Parent, wherein he documents the trials and tribulations of first-time parenthood.

New writing specialists Paines Plough take an epic journey through 30 years of pop in the "gig theatre" show Pop Music on November 13, while Sunny Ormonde, who plays the outrageous and raunchy Lillian Bellamy in BBC Radio 4's framing soap The Archers, presents as evening of anecdotes, gossip and performance on November 16.

Charles Dickens’s Yorkshire reading tour of 160 years ago, when he performed his best-loved ghost story, A Christmas Carol, will be re-created by John O’Connor on November 29. Storyteller James Rowland offers A Hundred Different Words For Love in his 2017 Edinburgh Fringe hit on December 14.

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James Rowland is in deep water as he looks for 100 words for love on December 14

Selby Town Council arts officer Chris Jones, who put the programme together, says: "There's such a wide variety of shows on offer this autumn, from returning favourites to some of the most exciting new stars from the worlds of comedy, theatre and Americana.

"I’m particularly excited to welcome back British R&B icons Nine Below Zero for a rare, classic four- piece band gig just before Christmas, as well as one of the country’s most brilliant storytelling theatre makers, James Rowland.

"His show, A Hundred Different Words For Love, a funny and touching Richard Curtis-esque love story, was the best thing I saw at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe by some distance and I’m thrilled to be able to bring it to Selby. Whatever you’re into, though, I hope you’ll find something in our programme to pique your interest, but don’t wait too long, tickets for many of these shows are flying out."

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