Gaslight Club

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Gaslight Club -
Every Monday

Dogging Club

Dogging Club

Midday 'til late every day!

Resident DJs

Resident DJs

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 & Founder

PAST EVENTS

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Wed18April
Kira Mac
Jade Helliwell & Demi Marriner
8pm

£3 adv.
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Headliner - Kira Mac is an up and coming country singer/songwriter, she has performed on stages such as the o2 in London and gigged at venues across the country, whilst studying Music at the British institute of modern music in Manchester. Support - Jade Helliwell is a singer / songwriter from West Yorkshire. Her style is a notably British blend of pop and country. Support - Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Riding shotgun alongside her unique, outstanding songwriting are Demi’s powerful, emotive live performances. Buy here; https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/484058
Tue17April
BRYDE
FFO: Brooke Bentham | PJ Harvey | Lana Del Rey
£7 adv.

7.30pm
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Futuresound Events Presents Bryde Oporto Tuesday 17th April Tickets on sale Friday 8th December from: http://bit.ly/brydelds For fans of Brooke Bentham | PJ Harvey | Lana Del Rey Listen: http://spoti.fi/2elTcLk Pembrokeshire-born, London-based Bryde aka Sarah Howells, is a girl and an electric guitar playing fierce and fragile songs. Swaying from vulnerable to uncompromising within one verse and chorus, Bryde's music is honest and furiously authentic. Tickets from Lunatickets | See Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records
Mon16April
Gaslight Club
Anne-Marie Sanderson, Arc & more
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 have Anne-Marie Sanderson, Arc & more ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1
Tue10April
Xamvolo
+ PURA BLISS
7.30pm

£7 adv.
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Futuresound Events Present XamVolo + PURA BLISS Oporto Tuesday 10th April Tickets £7 on sale now from: http://bit.ly/xamvololdsFor fans of Paloma Faith | Frank Oceann | Maverick Sabre Listen: http://spoti.fi/2DK8Ydq Heading out on tour with Paloma Faith on her UK Arena Tour this Spring, Xamvolo comes to Oporto on 10th April. At the age of 23, XamVolo seems wise beyond his years. A true artist, he oversees every element of his music, which he describes as “a messy mind over raw, dark jazz grooves”. Since moving to Liverpool to study in 2012, the Londoner has embraced himself in the local music scene with his unique and enigmatic take on Neo-Soul and Jazz. Influences from Erykah Badu, Miguel, Frank Ocean and Maverick Sabre echo in his music, with a gospel-infused sophistication and often abstract lyrics. Tickets on sale from Lunatickets | SEE Tickets | Crash Records | Jumbo Records
Mon9April
Gaslight Club
Astraluna, James Dey & Trev Williams
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 have Astraluna, James Dey & Trev Williams ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1
Sun8April
Queen Zee
Dead Naked Hippies + Climbing Alice
7.30pm

£5 adv.
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“We've got no time for music, art or politics that are bland,” say Liverpool newcomers Queen Zee & The Sasstones “Bands that sing songs about nothing, that aren't musically adventurous; art that is just a heap of clay with no purpose except for Facebook likes and Instagram followers.” Fronted by the direct and articulate Queen Zee (vocals/guitar) the band is completed by fellow songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Em, aka Em Dee (guitar), Frank Flag (bass) and The Gimp (drums). With Zee and Em both in and out of “shit hardcore bands” as teenagers, eventually landing on solo projects just so they could play shows, one of Zee’s online demos subsequently caught the ear of Em, who got in touch asking if he could play guitar on the project. “I'd met him a few months before when both our solo projects had supported a black metal artist” says Zee “Until that point I'd had no intention to play live with Queen Zee, it was my goodbye to playing music. I'd been whacking the name on gig posters I'd been running as a dumb joke. So with a few days to go we took the joke a bit further and played the first show, which featured 5 minutes of music.” A review of that first gig claimed that the band had covered The Prodigy’s anthem ‘Firestarter’ - which they hadn't - “but we thought it‘d be funny to spread that around, and now someone on the BBC has read it out” smiles Zee wryly. Drawing heavily on a variety of musical influences from the 70's garage rock explosion to the world of 80's pop, for Queen Zee, blurring the lines between the establishment and the DIY scene is something the band are clearly already au fait with. What the notion of home conjures up for the band is a feeling of “pure unsaturated boredom” with “more than enough reasons to be fed up”. Often caught between the cracks and out on a limb, they’re too much of a pop band for the hardcore scene and too punk for the pop scene. Ultimately, they say, they’re more influenced by the city’s working class politics, LGBT+ community and ethnic diversity than by its music scene. “Aristotle said that it was catharsis which makes good art and Marcel DuChamp said it was the social statement, so I think we try to do both”  Zee explains of the band’s philosophy “We try to capture some element of human emotion and by doing that you play into the social statement. It's not necessarily political, it's just a re-claimed voice. I think you can have the same ‘wow' experience you get from looking at a beautiful cathedral that you can get from listening to a hardcore band at 500 decibels. Ultimately everything including your lifestyle can be art, because everything's got a story and everything is relative.” Much of their material stems from their experiences as young, working class, Northern, (queer) punks, and although the music they make is inherently political, it’s not something they lose sleep over cementing into their sound. “You don't have to have a message,” they say “Sometimes bands should stick to making great music, and sometimes you have to remember you're in a band and not writing an essay, but I think if you don't have something to say in the current climate then you've been living under a rock. You're forced into being political when it feels like everyone's out for your head. We don't really have a manifesto, it's kind of anarchic in that way. We don't have a single cause or message. We're a band and we're here to make the best music we can.” Straddling the underground art and music scenes in their hometown, searching for inspiration amongst a community they feel disconnected from creatively, they’re a band who are constantly looking for a way to push themselves out of their comfort zone. “Total chaos is the end goal with this project” says Zee “moshing, crowd surfing, Morris dancing - whatever people want to get into. I wish we could have played Trump’s Inauguration. Not being scared to go to places minority groups aren't welcome and fly the flag for them is important to me. Sometimes I think punk bands that only play punk gigs are preaching to the converted. Go into those spaces where you're not welcome and tell your story.”   https://www.seetickets.com/event/queen-zee/oporto/1199378
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