From Annie to Danny Baker, dancing Kevin to a Frozen Roman, Glasgow's Honeyblood to Peter James's new thriller, Charles Hutchinson has your week ahead sorted for April 29 to May 5

Scottish gig of the week

Honeyblood, The Crescent, York, Friday

GLASGOW indie band Honeyblood, led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Stina Tweedale, play York ahead of the May 24 release of third album In Plain Sight on Marathon Artists. Woven with mysterious themes of illusion and deception, Tweeddale describes the songs as “one big trick".

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Steve Tearle as Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks and Libby Anderson as Orphan Annie in Annie

Musical of the week

Annie, NE Musicals, York, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, Tuesday to Saturday

NE Musicals York freshen up evergreen Broadway musical Annie with a new opening. "In our contemporary twist, we first meet Annie at 87 and the show is done though her telling the story of her life as an orphan to her grandson Henry," says artistic director Steve Tearle, who will play billionaire Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks.

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Eye say: Danny Baker, master of the verbals, at the Grand Opera House, York

Good talker of the week

Danny Baker, Good Time Charlie's Back!, Grand Opera House, York, Monday

"MY fellow Vaudevillians, following the extraordinary success of the Cradle To Grave tour, I was asked to reconsider my initial statement that I would never undertake such a venture again," says radio presenter, Millwall fan and music journalist Danny Baker. Here he is, back again, this time on his "one farewell tour". "There will be no more," he promises.

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Paying tribute: Tony Pearce leads The Bon Jovi Experience at York Barbican

Wanted dead or alive: tribute gig of the week

The Bon Jovi Experience, York Barbican, Saturday

JON Bon Jovi calls The Bon Jovi Experience "the best tribute I’ve ever seen", and he should know.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger asks: "Have you seen this guy? He looks so much like Jon Bon Jovi, it’s freaky, man." The "guy" in question is Tony Pearce, and The Bon Jovi Experience are the only tribute act to have been requested by Jon Bon Jovi to perform on stage with him.

Who's York musician Stu Fletcher playing with now?

Hurricane#1, Fibbers, York, Saturday. PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.

YORK bass player Stu Fletcher, once part of The Seahorses with Chris Helme and John Squire, is a new recruit to resurrected Oxford band Hurricane#1. Once part of the legendary Creation Records stable, they return with Alex Lowe up front after treatment for cancer. How prescient their 1999 album title, Only The Strongest Will Survive, has proved. Listen out for tasters from forthcoming long player Melodic Rainbows.

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Hot stuff: Grimsby dancer Kevin Clifton in Burn The Floor

In-the-news dancer of the week

Kevin Clifton in Burn The Floor, Grand Opera House, York, Wednesday

KEVIN Clifton, Strictly Come Dancing partner to 2018 champ Stacey Dooley, is joined by new Italian heartthrob Graziano Di Prima for a night of infectious and rebelliously energetic ballroom dancing at the fire-struck York theatre where Burn The Floor has suddenly become a somewhat ironic show title.

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Stop the building development: Jack Alexander in Badapple Theatre's The Frozen Roman!

Touring play of the week and beyond

The Frozen Roman!, Badapple Theatre; tour details at

GREEN Hammerton company Badapple Theatre are on the straight road for 41 dates with The Frozen Roman!, a "very silly show about Romans and immigration".

Jack Alexander stars in Kate Bramley's story of a group of hapless villagers who regard plans for a new building development in their midst as a threat to their quiet way of life. Could the discovery of an ancient Roman burial site under foot throw them a lifeline?

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View too: Kyle Falconer will play solo songs and The View hits at Fibbers

Room with a different View solo show of the week

Kyle Falconer, Fibbers, York, Friday

KYLE Falconer, Dundee-born singer and co-songwriter from The View, performs material from his debut solo album No Thank You, released last July. Expect his best-loved punk, pop and alt-rock hits from The View catalogue too: 2007 top three smash Same Jeans, Superstar Tradesman, Grace, Shock Horror, The Don and Wasted Little DJs et al.

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Classical but folk: The Fretless

Canadian visitors of the week

The Fretless, Selby Town Hall, Saturday

BOUNDARY pushing and genre-defying Canadian string quartet The Fretless meld the worlds of high-energy Celtic folk and chamber music. These four-time winners at the Canadian Folk Music Awards play classical quartet instrumentals but are fundamentally folk musicians.

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Spooky: Joe McFadden in the new Peter James thriller The House On Cold Hill. Picture: Helen Maybanks

Thriller of the week

The House On Cold Hill, Leeds Grand Theatre, Monday to Saturday

THE world premiere of Peter James's supernatural thriller stars Strictly Come Dancing champ Joe McFadden, Rita Simons, Charlie Clements and Persephone Swales-Dawson. This modern-day ghostly thriller is adapted from James's novel, based on his own experience in a haunted house.