Knaves Kitchen

Knaves Kitchen


For over 21 years Oporto has brought the best drinks, music and atmosphere to the loving crowds of Leeds with the best food & drink, resident DJs and weekly live music curated by Dead Young Records and their talented friends.

Located at the edge of the city centre, it’s a short stride from all transport links but a world away from your average small bar & venue. With a 120 capacity venue attached to the infamous Call Lane bar you can plan or attend a huge range of events with us or just let your hair down in a safe and inclusive space for fun lovers from all walks of life.

Whether you’re dancing on the bar, watching an intimate candle lit acoustic show or losing it in a sweaty rock gig, Oporto punches well above its weight, with a newly installed PA, stage & acclaimed vegan junk food pop-up Knaves Kitchen there’s plenty more fun to come.


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Gaslight Club presents: Tim Bootscraper
Look Yonder + Joe Tilston
Free Entry

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Leeds' finest 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 a special brought to us by Tim of Bootscraper...

Tim Loud, Look Yonder + Joe Tilston

...and of course your host Gary Stewart!

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


Chi & The Twelfth Wall EP launch!
Jim Adama & Rupert Stroud
Free Entry

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Hello! We're playing a little gig at Oporto on Call Lane to celebrate some music we've finally made and put onto a CD. Would be amazing to see some of your faces there.

Jim Adama and Rupert Stroud will also be joining us on the night so you should definitely come down!

It'll be FREE ENTRY as that is what music is all about so come down and have a good time!

The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ
8 piece audio/visual delight
£4 adv.

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The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ present a unique sonic and visual experience, bringing the nostalgic warmth of vintage jazz influences and archive footage projections right up to date with a captivating and highly danceable contemporary edge. With an all-live setup comprising string, vocal, horn and rhythm sections, the band shift seamlessly from haunting melodies and rich textures through to hypnotic, floor-shaking drum & bass and dubstep grooves, in an intoxicating display of musicianship and imagination.

8pm - 11pm

Tuesday 30th April

£4 adv.

Communion presents: Story Books
Alex Vargas, Garnets, Roxanne de Bastion & Daniel Pearson
Doors 7.30pm

£5 adv.
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Our April showcase is out of this world, any of these 5 could headline Oporto!

Story Books
Our headline 5-piece hail from Kent and have recently lit up SXSW in Texas ahead of their debut EP on Communion music out on the 29th April. It's been a good month or so leading up with a full tour supporting King Charles and lead single 'Simple Kids' recently shouted out as Zane Lowe's "most hyped" record on his Radio 1 show!

Alex Vargas
Danish singer, guitarist and songwriter formally of blues rockers Vagabond. Compared to Steve Winwood & Robert Palmer for his deep tone Alex has appeared at Glastonbury, T in the Park and V music festivals.

Fruit, the debut single by London based Garnets has been compared to the likes of sigur ros & featured by This is Fake DIY. The band, based between Leeds and London create beautiful music to drift away to.
"Hypnotic, glacial sounds" - The Guardian
"ridiculously pretty" - fakeDIY

Roxanne de Bastion
Berlin native Roxanne grew up listening to the Beatles, learning guitar and attempting to write and perform in her own way.
Packing a bag and guitar as soon as she finished school she flew to London with a one-way ticket. Now based in London, but touring constantly apart from a break last year to record her debut record with Gordan Raphael (The Strokes/Regina Spektor) in his Berlin studio. The result is the fantastic, self released ‘Nomad Songs’ out this month.
"One of the most perfect voices I have ever heard!" - BBC 6music

Daniel Pearson
Yorkshire based Americana peddler of much repute returns to Communion for a special solo show. Following the release of a second acclaimed record handling the devastating effects of the recession and social inequality in society. Pearson has built on the success of his debut with maturity and melody.
“Route 66 meets the M1…superb, majestic 8/10” – UNCUT Magazine
“Luscious and steeped in Americana goodness” – DROWNED IN SOUND

Wednesday 24th April
7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am)

Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds

£5 adv. from Crash, Jumbo & online



Jazz Morley
Natalie Holmes, Jasmine Kennedy & Pip Mountjoy

£7 adv.
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Dorset girl Jazz Morley possesses a voice with such natural soulfulness beyond her years, an exciting new talent garnering rave reviews both live and on record.

"Haunting and soulful singer songwriter " - Time Out, London

"An enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live." - Music Week

“With references to Dusty via Duffy, this budding singer is well worth keeping an ear on” - BBC Introducing

Jasmine Kennedy -
Pip Mountjoy -

Wednesday 17th April

7.30pm - 11pm