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Midday 'til late every day!

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Thursday, Friday & Saturday 'til late!

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Email: info@oportobar.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC

Sundays & Weekdays

History

Oporto was founded by myself back in the mists of time. I had one clear aim, to create a bar in Leeds that i wanted to drink and hang-out in, luckily others wanted to do the same, this principle still stands for me and the Oporto team. I hope you enjoy the unique space we have created, I also hope you enjoy the great drinks and crackin’ tunes that make Oporto one hell of a night out!!!!!””
Ged Feltham owner and founder

PAST EVENTS

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Wed12April
Dan Owen
Fleetwood Mac endorsed Blues
7.30pm

£8 adv.
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Dan was born on the 11th of May 1992 in the market town of Shrewsbury in England, Shropshire, UK. As a young boy Dan grew up overlooking fields, making fires, building dens and enjoying life in the country. Dan did not particularly enjoy school and took to the guitar at the age of 9. Through music, Dan found that he could express himself, and his affinity with the guitar started when introduced to the Blues by his teacher, Richard Pharo. Dan’s guitar skill and understanding of the Blues continued to develop through his school years, playing in various bands and as part of a duo supporting his older sister Claire on open mic nights around the county. When Dan left school he undertook a joinery apprenticeship with the ambition of becoming a professional guitar maker. Unfortunately, this was cut short following a tragic accident in the workshop involving his eye. Although no cosmetic signs remain, he suffered severe damage to the retina resulting in continued deterioration of his sight. Dan now looks back at this as a pivotal moment. It was to alter the course of his life permanently. After seeking solace in the Blues to deal with the aftermath of his accident, Dan decided he would pick himself up and embark upon a full-time music career. The support from his family, along with the encouragement of local musicians and manager Tony Skeggs, spurred Dan on to broaden his horizons and experiment with singing. To the astonishment of himself and others, a voice emerged which has resulted in the label 'Blues Boy Dan'. Word in the local Blues community began to spread, and throughout 2011 Dan found himself gigging twice a week, leading to a video posting on Youtube of his performance of the “Ballad of Hollis Brown”. The video attracted the attention of Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac who tracked Dan down and has since become Dan’s mentor. Tix: http://www.lunatickets.co.uk/event/dan-owen/oporto/1048034
Mon10April
Gaslight Club
Ida Wenøe, The Gentle Good & Kindest Of Thieves
8pm

Free Entry
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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny... Every Monday evening Dead Young Records' Gaslight Club welcomes the best songwriters, singers, acoustic acts, bands, performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of Leeds' (and the world) music scene to Oporto or a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends. This week we welcome: Ida Wenøe, The Gentle Good & Kindest Of Thieves ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 GUARANTEED FREE ENTRY VIA: www.musicglue.com/oporto
Sun9April
Julius Cowdrey
Stealing
7.30pm

£6 adv.
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Julius Cowdrey 16+ £6 Tickets on sale now from http://bit.ly/2lmK4vvHailing from a family of famous England cricket royalty Julius Crowdrey decided against cricket and took the route down the musical path describing his musical style as ‘James Bay on a piano’. Check him out on Spotify now: http://spoti.fi/2lI1gYb + special guest Stealing Tickets on sale now from http://bit.ly/2lmK4vv
Sat8April
Vinyl Saturdays
Analogue Afternoons of boozes & bpms
Midday - 7pm

Every Saturday
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We've joined forces with the legendary Crash Records & our own in house label Dead Young Records for some alternative analogue afternoons... Sit back in our comfy sofas & enjoy a frosty one whilst browsing & listening to some carefully selected vinyl chosen via the collective wisdom of one of the UK's longest running record shops, Dead Young's favorite local releases and our music obsessed staff choices. Plus YOU can bring your own vinyl & listen on our massive in-house system via our big ol' Technics 1210s and educate us on your favourite cuts*
Hotdogs will be flying out all afternoon alongside cocktails and our top booze selection, think a less pretentious High Fidelity, but tipsy. #VinylSaturdays will run every Saturday (obvs) from Midday - 7pm & is free to attend. Browse to your heart's content and ask your friendly bartender about getting involved. We'll also be welcoming the occasional local pop picker from indie celebs to label bosses and everything in between to inspire with their choices.
*(staff reserve the right to check your choices, strictly no Black Lace!)
Tue4April
Alessi & Charlotte Carpenter
Alessi's Ark ex-front woman + Altar Hanglands
7.30pm

£6 adv.
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High & Lonesome is proud to present... Alessi Laurent-Marke & Charlotte Carpenter + special guest Altar Hanglands 7.30pm - Tuesday 4th April Tickets in Crash Records, Jumbo Records & via www.highandlonesome.co.uk More info... ALESSI “The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste” - MOJO “Singing like a cross between Hope Sandoval and Bjork, Laurent-Marke has made a record of deceptive simplicity” - BBC “It takes several plays to appreciate all the small touches that make each delicate piece” - THE GUARDIAN “The old school songwriting and airy, summery production will leave you utterly spellbound” - CLASH Three years on from her final album as Alessi’s Ark, Alessi Laurent-Marke prepares for the release of her new album with the single Wives. Wistful with trademark melodies and hooks, Wives is a winsome assertion of female independence. "Wives is a meditation on womanhood and the powerful roles, responsibilities and loving duties all women strive to fulfil in their lifetimes. Inspired by women in my own family, in my close circle of friends and in widely woven feminine collective.” says Alessi. Contrary to what the song title may suggest, Wives is a call to self-reliance and respect, rather than the pursuit of validation through others. “The idea of being someone's wife inspires me to no end. Recently I've come to believe that to be married to oneself, to be committed to nurturing our own spirits, will give us the best chance at growing truly loving relationships with our partners. Who are we if we're aren't present and loving to our own divine thread in this web?” Wives is the first single from her new album to be released later this year. Her folk pop has evolved over the years from it’s humble bedroom beginnings and these days has more in common with Cocteau Twins or Charlotte Gainsbourg than the somewhat lazy Joanna Newsom comparisons of old. Alessi explains this coming of age process, “After a year of touring in support of 'The Still Life', I parted ways with my last label and worked in different environments; markets, shops, child minding, making art, healing courses whilst writing new music.” From uploading home recordings to Myspace to working with Bright Eyes in Nebraska and touring the UK with Jenny Lewis and M.Ward it’s been a long and winding road for Alessi which has no doubt shaped her songs. Wives sounds like a very British tale being told in a California desert setting. It’s a beautifully produced and expertly executed taster from the new record which will no doubt excite fans both old and new. The single release features another new album track 'DLD’ and is available to download through iTunes, Spotify and as an extremely limited 8" lathe cut vinyl, manufactured for Super Fan 99 in Tuscon Arizona. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/wives-single/id1191552464 https://play.spotify.com/album/5RXmPuTnbK4NNSgqRAuXXJ?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open Alessi www.alessilaurent-marke.com www.facebook.com/musicalessi CHARLOTTE CARPENTER “eerie perfection” - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND “a distinctly different kind of singer/songwriter sound, and one that makes for an enthralling listen.” - LINE OF BEST FIT “Charlotte Carpenter is a storyteller, a young artist capable of applying an enormous impact.” - CLASH “sliding guitar licks, percussive thumps and Carpenter’s own fiery, soulful vocals.” - NME “wonderfully affecting, deeply atmospheric” - GOLD FLAKE PAINT Dubbed “a distinctly different kind of singer/songwriter, and one that makes for an enthralling listen”, by The Line Of Best Fit, Charlotte has seen acclaim from Consequence Of Sound, Clash, NME, Total Guitar, Blues Magazine, Louder Than War, Gold Flake Paint and many more. Having shared stages with the likes of Marika Hackman, George Ezra, Ethan Johns and tipped by Total Guitar as one of their favourite new guitarists to hear in 2016, Charlotte continues to blossom with every release. Following the How Are We Ever To Know EP, five beautifully reflective and intimate songs, she gained the support and attention from Edith Bowman at Virgin Radio and Dermot O’leary on BBC Radio 2. Her brand new single ‘Fire’ released 2nd December 2016 was added to the Virgin Radio evening playlist for 6 weeks running and picked up support from Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6. ‘Fire’ arrived liberated, soulful and explosive, poised to embrace the future. https://soundcloud.com/charlottecarpentermusic/fire/s-ouen8 More: www.musicglue.com/high-and-lonesome/events/4-apr-17-alessi--charlotte-carpenter-oporto
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