Leeds City Stompers play Blues, Ragtime, Boogie, Swing, Country and American Folk styles from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
The band uses authentic 1930s drum kits, double bass, 1930s resonator guitars and vintage electric guitars as well as a washboard. They also swap instruments and singers to make a full and varied show spanning Blues history up to the Rock & Roll era.
Kyla Brox can be tender, urgent and gritty: she blurs the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old.
"The Jamie Brownfield quartet consists of British Jazz Awards rising star, Jamie on Trumpet. Tom Kincaid on Piano, Ken Marley on Double Bass, and Jack Cotterill on Drums. This fresh and exciting quartet have a vast range of experience in different styles of music and have come together to play their own mix of New Orleans street beat, swing & reggae.
New Position is an 8-piece groove band that offers reimaginings of compositions by two of the hippest musicians ever: Prince & J Dilla.
As part of our new Saturday early evening live music gigs, we welcome Charlie Cooper, one of our favourite singer/songwriters to our early evening live sessions.
Playing a mixture of original tunes taken from their two albums (Skamel and C'est Un Safari) and Ska and Reggae classics from the past 60 years. You'll hear well-known tunes ranging from the early Ska of the Skatalites, through the Paragons, Gregory Isaacs and Horace Andy, to the Two-Tone of the Specials - expect a night of high-energy skanking!
Matt and Phreds love Brass... really LOVE brass. Over the years we have hosted some of the best, so when a new band rings us up saying "we can bring it at Matt and Phreds" we like to know if they are up to the challenge! To put them to the test, for one night only, we bring you two of the hottest Brass Bands in the North, face to face, trombone to trombone to battle it out.
Every 1st Monday of the month is the very popular Blues Jam. Our resident band will jam the night away with players of any standard, so bring your guitars, mouth organs, sticks or vocal chords and play the blues. Just seek out Franny when you arrive and they'll give you the lowdown on how it works. All welcome to join in or kick back and watch the players in action!
Samuel C Lees is one of the UKs most exciting gypsy jazz guitarists combining fire and flare of modern guitarists and a sense of grace and melody of classic gypsy jazz players like Django himself. He has worked throughout many genres and plays with some of the greatest musicians on the planet like Yngwie J Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Lollo Meier, and bass legend Jack Bruce.