Gaslight Xmas ft. Mike Heron & Trembling Bells at Holy Trinity
Serious Sam Barret, Jasmine Kennedy, Jacobean Ruff & more celebrate 5 years of The Gaslight Club @ Holy Trinity.

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[Description] Gaslight Club celebrates it's 5th year and 5th trip to the beautiful Grade 1 listed Holy Trinity Church for it's Christmas Special with a massive line up including Mike Heron (of The Incredible String Band) & Trembling Bells & much celebration. Admission includes a limited compilation CD ft. artists from over The Gaslight Club's 5 years! To coincide with Hux Records’ release of Incredible String Band ‘Live at Fillmore East, 1968′ album, original ISB band member, Mike Heron is teaming up with Trembling Bells (Honest Jon’s) to perform classic String Band material from their hugely influential first four albums. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as ‘The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter’ or ‘Wee Tam and the Big Huge’- with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms- ISB gave the hippy generation some of their most emblematic anthems. The breadth of their appeal is beguiling, with admirers as diverse as Robert Plant (Led Zepplin) and Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) professing a long term love affair with the band. In 2010 Fledg’ling reissued their first 4 albums to unanimous critical acclaim, ensuring their appeal to successive generations of fans. One of the new generations of bands indelibly influenced by ISB is the Glasgow based 4 piece Trembling Bells. The Bells first joined forces with founder member, Mike Heron, in 2010 at “A Very Cellular Song”- the Joe Boyd curated celebration of ISB material at The Barbican, London. Since then they have played at Stewart Lee’s “Austerity Binge”, Cecil Sharp House and recorded a 7″ single of Heron’s ‘Feast of Stephen’, cementing their kinship. Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle is Unborken promises to cover rare and popular material from the ISB song book and much more besides. This promises to be a spectacular evocation of the times in Heron’s 70th birthday year. Plus Serious Sam Barrett, Jasmine Kennedy, Jacobean Ruff, These Men & much more to be announced! Monday 9th December 7pm - 11pm Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, LS1 £10 adv. (inc. CD compilation!) from Crash, Jumbo, online & from Gaslight Club at Oporto every Monday!