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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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Mon11February
Gaslight Club: Syd Arthur
Stefan Melbourne and Hayley Gaftarnick
8.30 - 11pm

Free Entry
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Leeds' first free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny.

Every Monday 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 for a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends.

This week we have...

Syd Arthur
http://www.facebook.com/sydarthurband

Hayley Gaftarnick
http://www.facebook.com/hayleygaftarnickmusic

Stephan Melbourne
http://www.facebook.com/StefanMelbourne

...and of course your host Gary Stewart!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Stewart/188637709464

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

FREE ENTRY!

Mon10December
Gaslight Club Christmas Special @ Holy Trinity Church
Pete Roe, Emily & the Woods, Witch Hunt, Hot Feet, Sam Brookes, These Men & Gary Stewart!
£7.50adv.

7pm - 11pm
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Christmas time, wistful folk & mulled wine...

We're back at the stunning Grade I listed 17th Century Holy Trinity Church for another amazing Gaslight Club Christmas Special!

In keeping with previous years which have seen the likes of Slow Club, Hannah Peel, Blue Roses, The Crookes, Paul Marshall (Lone Wolf) and many more play the most beautiful of sets in the most beautiful of surrounds. This year to do the occasion justice we've crammed in as many exciting new acts as we possibly can...

Pete Roe
http://www.peteroe.org/
The fantastic Pete Roe returns to Leeds for a headline show after sold out dates with Lucy Rose and Laura Marling. London based Folk singer/songwriter, Pete plays a plethora of instruments but is known for his mesmerising guitar and spirited piano talent coupled with his beguiling voice. Pete plays as part of Mercury Award nominee Laura Marling’s band and tours with her as well as folk behemoths Mumford and Sons. Recently they have collectively toured India, Australia, Canada and the USA but we're glad to have Pete back doing his own thing, a real treat for Christmas!
"the jaw-dropping Pete Roe who, howling “pickle me in every kind of sin” on ‘The Devil’s Dancefloor,’ is the missing link between John Martyn and Leonard Cohen." - NME
 

Emily & The Woods
http://www.emilyandthewoods.com/
Beautiful, wistful folk from young Londoner Emily Wood, spinning tales of life and lessons learned with a hushed confidence echoed in the sparse information available online apart from her music. As it should be this is doing all the talking with videos to 'Steal His Heart' & 'Never Play' garnering 6 figure views and through supports for the likes of Ben Howard, Lucy Rose, The Staves and her working with Laura Marling. Exciting things lie ahead we feel.

Witch Hunt
http://wearewitchhunt.com/
Leeds based duo with a sparkly sinister edge. With influences as varied and fantastical as Thom Yorke, Tim Burton's Poetry, Studio Ghibli, Josh Homme, Reverb & PJ Harvey and the know-how to make that work. Louisa's voice is simply phenomenal and debut single "Chairman" recently announced on Dead Young Records is a slice of Kills meets Calvi, listen on their site now.

Hot Feet
http://www.hotfeetmusic.com/
Drawing together a range of musical influences including delta blues, sixties folk and world rhythms. Clamorous in places, delicate in others; sometimes offering raucous, earthy uproar and a wistful, yearning narrative within the same song. Their new EP was produced by Pete Roe and they'll also be playing as his backing band.

Sam Brookes
http://www.sambrookes.com/
Sam's Celtic folk has been turning heads in the capital of late, being asked to play as part of the HMV "Next Big Thing" series of gigs, he's also been asked to play with the likes of Scott Matthews, Cherry Ghost and went on tour with Ray Davies, who dubbed him “absolutely amazing”, not a bad set of peers for a young lad!

Modern carols from "These Men"
http://www.myspace.com/thesementheband
Our alternative Christmas Carols come in the form of male vocal harmonies, 5 "men" led by Morgan of 'Buen Chico' inspired by J S Bach, barbershop, doo-wop, Beach Boys, Beta Band, TV on the Radio, who knows what else will be greeting you with a series of classic sounds with modern twists.

Plus bridging the gap between Paul Simon and Mumford and Sons our wonderful host as always is Scottish singer/songwriter Gary Stewart. Following the release of his fantastic debut album he’s been capturing audiences with his enchanting live shows, filled with stories of love, paranoia and prostitution, he always delivers them with honesty, passion and a good measure of Celtic flair.

Plus guest DJs, mulled wine, and other surprises!

Monday 10th December
7pm - 11pm (music throughout)

Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1

£7.50 adv. from local records shops Crash & Jumbo (M.O.T.D)

Plus low fee online here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/193061

http://www.facebook.com/GaslightClubLeeds
http://www.facebook.com/garystewartmusic
http://holytrinityleeds.co.uk/

Thu6December
Oporto’s Birthday Party!!!
Dogging Competition, live music, DJs & Jäger!
FREE

5pm - 4am!
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It's Oporto's Birthday again, uh oh!

We'll be celebrating with some of our favourite bands, beers, bangers and of course Jäger, lots and lots of Jäger!

Playing live:

The SSSSS
http://www.ginhouserecords.co.uk/
Dan Beesely brings his "Seven Sultans of the Setting Sun of Sacremento" back to Oporto for a massive night of rawkus blues and rock 'n' roll. The Gin House Records behemoths feature members of Blacklisters, East Park Reggae Collective, Spirit of John and Keith Allen & Shane McGowan's bands so trust they know how to party!

The Engine
http://soundcloud.com/the-engine-1
Psychedelic Pop from the people behind ace party band The Reeds, endorsed by Tom Robinson on 6music & given love by The Stool Pidgeon this new band are showing a lot of promise and will be chucking in some awesome covers from their catalogue.

Plus, special guests, reforming for the occasion...

The Little Blackhearts!
http://www.thelittleblackhearts.com/
Coachella wanted the exclusive but we know the way to these boys dark rock & roll hearts, they want the Jäger and we want the tunes, it was bound to happen & it's gonna be wild. Who knows if this will be the last chance you get to see this legendary Leeds rock and roll group, make sure you don't miss!

+ Hot dog eating competition from Dogging Club

+ DJs from Dead Young Records & residents between the bands and all night long

+ Jäger.

Thursday 6th December 2012

FREE ENTRY from 5pm 'til 4am...

Livers beware!
Wed5December
The Kabeedies
These Ghosts // Alloy Ark // Rory McVicar
£4 adv.

7.30pm doors
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The Kabeedies // These Ghosts // Alloy Ark // Rory McVicar

The Kabeedies play their first live show in leeds with their new
line up and a stage show which will be road tested throughout europe
during october / november 2012.

Special guests will be These Ghosts who have been busy during the
summer recording their 2nd album and supporting
both feeder and reverend & the makers during 2012.

Alloy Ark will also be joining in the fun and celebrating the release
of their brand new single single on the norwich based ' gravy '
imprint.

opening the evening will be Rory Mcvicar surely one of the uks finest
singer / songwriters.

£4 advance // £5 door

Mon3December
Gaslight Club presents: Soulmates Never Die
plus Some Sort of Threat & special guests
Free

8.30pm - 11pm
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Leeds first free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny.

Every Monday we welcome the best of songwriters, singers, percussionists, acoustic band performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of the city's scene all hosted by the wonderful Gary Stewart and friends.

This week we have a line up picked by Josh of Soulmates Never Die...

Soulmates Never Die
https://www.facebook.com/soulmtsnvrdie

Some Sort of Threat
http://www.facebook.com/ssotexeter

+ 1 tbc

...and of course your host Gary Stewart!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Stewart/188637709464

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

FREE ENTRY!

Wed28November
Communion: Moulettes
+ Flocks, Colour the Atlas, Richard Petch & Mary Jane
£5 adv.

7.30pm
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Communion Leeds & Oporto present...
 
Moulettes
Neo-baroque-prog-pop-folk-rockers Moulettes have been playing together for several years now. After a couple of EPs and singles they released an acclaimed debut album on Balling The Jack/Sotones in 2010, which found its way on to several Best Of The Year lists. They also won an Innovation Award from the prestigious Fatea roots-music website. Their charismatic, idiosyncratic brand of modern folk music – which incorporates elements
of prog-rock, indie, Classical, jazz and blues – enthralled crowds at many festivals, including Larmer Tree, Glastonbury, Big Session and Latitude, where they played BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction stage.

Members of Moulettes have recently performed and/or recorded with Mumford & Sons, Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Paloma Faith, Bonobo and Paul Heaton of The Beautiful South. Ex-Moulette Ted Dwane, now of Mumford & Sons returned to the fold in summer 2011 to help record the band’s second album, The Bear’s Revenge, out now and garnering excellent reviews from the likes of The Guardian, FT and Q, Songlines, Saga (!) and R2 magazines amongst others. It is accompanied by the single Sing Unto Me which also includes 5 luscious b-sides and remixes. Other guests on the recent recordings include acclaimed folk-blues songstress Liz Green, Irish flute and whistle player Ríoghnach Connolly of the estimable Honeyfeet, silver-throated Laura Hockenhull and virtuoso banjo-ist, Matt Menefee of American nu-bluegrass band Cadillac Sky.

Moulettes’ entrancing combination of strings and the celestial; wind and weirdness; rhythm and murder has lead to comparisons with the the Unthanks, Tom Waits and Shostakovitch. But, they have a sound and presence all of their own. Unmissable and destined for the heights.

“Moulettes are among the frontrunners of the new British acoustic scene thanks to their sophisticated, unpredictable approach, matching exquisite female harmony vocals against complex, swirling backing featuring violin, cello and bassoon… adventurous, charming…edgy as well as upbeat.” **** The Guardian

“This delicious music is played with acoustic virtuosity…Complex and beautiful…Intriguing and unique” **** MOJO

“Divine harmonies…Orchestral folk at its very finest.” ***** Time Out

“The best music I heard [at Latitude] was by Moulettes…” The Independent

Hannah Miller – Cello, vocals, guitar
Ollie Austin – Drums, guitar, backing vocals
Georgina Leach – Violin, backing vocals
Ruth Skipper – Bassoon, vocals, autoharp
Rob Arcari – Percussion, backing vocals
Jim Mortimore – Double bass, banjo, guitar, backing vocals
Ted Dwane – Double bass, backing vocals
Faye Houston – Vocals

www.moulettes.co.uk

Supports...

Flocks
http://www.facebook.com/Flocksmusic
Flocks assembled earlier this year as a collective of passionate musicians, each with a broad taste in music. Flocks produce an earthy deep sound that is reminiscent of 70's West Coast folk, with a contemporary down-tempo twist.

Colour the Atlas
http://www.facebook.com/colourtheatlas
Colour The Atlas are four friends from Swindon - Jess Hall (vocals), Alex Stone (guitar, vocals), Andy Vincent (Bass) and Stef Pysanczyn (Drums) - whose agile musicianship and complex songwriting belies their tender years; all are still in their teens.

Taking influences from Bon Iver, Angus & Julia Stone, Iron & Wine and Fleet Foxes and other artists who make sumptuous, deep, primarily acoustic music, at the core of Colour The Atlas is the songwriting and vocal partnership of Jess and Alex, who have an almost telepathic harmonic understanding.

In their previous incarnation as the Jess Hall Band the band received Radio 1 support for their debut EP 'Play Shy,' which came out late last year. Colour The Atlas release their new EP the week of this show following supports with Karima Francis and Newton Faulkner. You can listen to it on the Fly magazine & Guardian websites who both seem to love them.
"Way more fun than those beardy cabin-dwellers" - The Fly (on their influences)
"All hail Swindon's finest musical export since XTC. Unless you count Billie Piper." - The Guardian

Richard Petch
During the past three years Richard Petch has been creating songs with lyrical themes of Narcissism, Pyromania and jealously set to music that merges between acoustic, electronic and synthetic sounds expanding from the simplistic to the overblown and orchestral. The result of this is 'Creatures Of Habit' Richards Debut Ep arriving soon.
http://www.richardpetch.com/

Mary Jane Springett
Brand new singer songwriter from Devon who sometimes lives on a boat. We're very excited about these 2 things.
http://soundcloud.com/songsbymaryjane/william
http://www.facebook.com/songsbymaryjane

 
Wednesday 28th November
7.30pm - 11pm (DJ's 'til 2am!)

£5 adv. Buy here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/180602

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