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Dogging Club

Dogging Club

Midday 'til late every day!

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Thursday, Friday & Saturday 'til late!

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LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC

Sundays & Weekdays

COMING SOON

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Mon6July
Gaslight Club
Heather Coulton, Jake Keating + more
8pm

Free Entry

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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny.

Every Monday Dead Young Records' Gaslight Club welcomes the best songwriters, singers, acoustic acts, bands, performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of Leeds' (and more recently the world's) musical scene to Oporto or a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends.

This week we have: Heather Coulton, Jake Keating + more

...and of course your host as always Gary Stewart!

From 8.30pm - 11pm (bar til 2am)
Oporto
Call Lane, Leeds, LS1

FREE ENTRY & special offers from Dogging Club!

Wed8July
Laura Oaks – Postponed
new date coming, tickets remain valid
postponed

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**postponed** new date coming, tickets remain valid

Laura Oakes is a wonderfully talented British Country Music singer from Liverpool, England. Coming from a huge Liverpudlian family, where everyone sings or play an instrument, it was only a matter of time before Laura caught the music bug.

She jokes that her family find communicating by singing in three-part harmony just as natural as talking! Laura started thinking about taking music a little more seriously in her teens. She learned how to play the guitar, started to write songs and after discovering Carrie Underwood and the Dixie Chicks at age 14, it was Country Music that had her heart.

Laura graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2012 with a first degree in Popular Music. After graduating, she began recording her first single 'Don't Let It Hit Ya', which was released in September 2013 and landed in the Top 20 on the iTunes Country Chart. Her second single 'Snakes & Ladders' followed in 2014 with similar success.

In March of 2015, Laura will release her first EP, including three brand new songs along with her two previous singles. Laura is excited to be a part of the UK Country community and cannot wait to see how it will continue to grow in the next year.

Thu9July
Hidden Charms
The Strawberries & FANS band
7.30pm

£4 adv.
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GeHo Events Presents
Hidden Charms
Plus Special Guests:
The Strawberries
FANS band

“In a tradition of Van Morrison’s Them, Roky Erickson’s 13th Floor Elevators, or any cut off of Elektra Records’ 1972 Nuggets compilation, Hidden Charms’ gravelly vocals, fuzz bass, sparse angelic harmonies, and slick instrumentation possess garage rock chops certain to make their ancestors proud.” - Death and Taxes

Hidden Charms – barely out of their teens – have fast created waves amongst the U.K press, industry and music fans since uploading their first track titled “Sunny Side” (produced by Nick Waterhouse) onto their Soundcloud. Now, with radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, XFM & KCRW blog coverage from Blah Blah Blah Science, Clash Music, & Mad Mackerel with the release of “It’s Time”, the band have upcoming UK tour dates with Hanni El Khatib and July Talk.

The band’s debut 7” release has been produced by legendary producer Shel Talmy (responsible for tracks such as The Who’s “MY Generation” and The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”) and will be released at the start of June on Deltasonic Records

Sun12July
Holy Moly and the Crackersss
Issimo & Look Yonder!
7.30pm

£5 adv.
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Holy Moly and the Crackersss
Holy Moly & the Crackers are a “gypsy folk and roll” band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having toured the UK and beyond, they are making a huge impact on both the national and international circuits with their energetic and anarchic live show - Expect reeling fiddles, pounding accordions and foot-stomping madness. They are influenced by an eclectic range of styles and artists; the honest grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie, the gypsy bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello, the spectral clarity of Ane Brun: They play a lively mix of Romani, Americana and contemporary British folk-rock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyhVPVjNzpQ

Issimo Music
Issimo are a unique band that bring a huge show in everything the do, from the screaming trumpets to their comic book-esque characters they become on stage. Their tunes are not the kind of tunes you need to be familiar with to enjoy straight away. If there's one thing ISSIMO's tunes have in common it's that they groove hard, and their audiences invariably groove along with them. ISSIMO will turn any stage into a funky carnival.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3y3wtrqT84

Look Yonder Music
Born in Cleethorpes sometime in the 1980s, Look Yonder now resides in Leeds creating his unique brand of 60s influenced neofolk. His distinctive voice has made him a favourite of BBC Introducing, and his live performances are attracting converts across the length of the UK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82f41fzgwHQ

Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds
8pm - Sunday 12th July

Mon13July
Gaslight Club
Kumiko (EP launch) + Alex Rushfirth and Jacobean Ruff
8pm

Free Entry

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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny.

Every Monday Dead Young Records' Gaslight Club welcomes the best songwriters, singers, acoustic acts, bands, performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of Leeds' (and more recently the world's) musical scene to Oporto or a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends.

This week we have: Kumiko launching their EP with special guests Alex Rushfirth and Jacobean Ruff

...and of course your host as always Gary Stewart!

From 8.30pm - 11pm (bar til 2am)
Oporto
Call Lane, Leeds, LS1

FREE ENTRY & special offers from Dogging Club!

Wed15July
Matt Owens (Noah & The Whale)
Reece Jacob, Arcarode & Oliver Pinder
7.30pm

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Matt is a British singer-songwriter and musician, who came to prominence as one of the founder members of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale, and for fronting Rock’n’Roll band Little Mammoths.

Under the pseudonym of Urby Whale, Matt recorded four albums with Noah and the Whale that have collectively sold over a million copies in the U.K, including two gold records and one platinum record.
Having toured the world constantly since 2006 (with both bands and solo) he's played festivals such as Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock and Glastonbury, touring with Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Broken Social Scene.
Little Mammoths debut E.P came out last year to critical acclaim, and was instantly championed by Texas Songwriting Legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, who wrote " If your ears dig gnawing on the gritty sounds from a young, dirty, cool rock band, I just found Little Mammoths who satisfy the craving…"
After headlining two stages at Wilderness last year and a European tour with Bahamas, the band are set to release their debut album this summer.

Songs for an Empty Room

Songs for an Empty Room is Matt’s debut solo album.

On it, he’s joined by a talented five-piece acoustic band, comprising some of his cohorts from Noah and the Whale, Little Mammoths and folk troubadour Tom Figgins. The aim was to generate ‘a warm Sunday morning’ feel – roughed up with a bit of grit’ and sees Matt's returning to many of his initial musical inspirations; Neil Young, Tom Waits and Warren Zevon.

Cut live in two days and with no overdubs, the rawness of the record reflects the tensions between two very different existences: the heady escapism of his life on the road, and the inescapable realities of a life back home.

The album’s title echoes the original settings the songs found themselves in. These were conceived not with an audience or release in mind, but purely for the sake of the songs themselves – in hotel rooms, backstage dressing rooms and snatched moments in fleeting visits home.

The songs present the tensions and trials of a life lived at opposite ends of the same personal universe.

Songs for an Empty Room is a highly individual glimpse into the beauty and dirt of lives seen at first hand, with narrators often compromised as they try to justify and reconcile the absence and guilt that accompanies the distractions of the ever-changing landscape of the road.

Support from Reece Jacob, Arcarode & Oliver Pinder

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