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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Dragonfly Tattoo
Jenni Noyes
£3 adv.

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Songs of Love and Murder. With the full band line up: keys, cello, bodhran, French horn, guitar, drums, bass. New songs and some old favourites.
Screening of film maker Andy Lugg’s video for “Lilith”
As heard on BBC Radio Leeds Introducing
"Dragonfly Tattoo- a cut above...a gorgeous walk on the dark side”
"sensuous brushes and burbling keyboards, the band purring beautifully like an alley cat" Graham Chalmers, Ackrill Media Group
"the set up has got to be unique...the sound beautiful and haunting" Dragondrop.Org
"a gravel on silk vocal, over a naked string quartet and strident piano with a dash of Morcheeba"- Rich Huxley, Hope & Social

Playing at 8.30 pm Special guest, Jenni Noyes, Leeds singer songwriter, with acoustic guitar and mesmerising vocal melodies "interpreting lifes experience with heartfelt abandon and joy"

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Three Blind Wolves
Spirit of John & Gabriel Kelley
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They're back after their amazing support to Frightened Rabbit, to celebrate the release of their new album "Sing Hallelujah for the Old Machine" it's party time...

Three Blind Wolves
Here stand Three Blind Wolves. The band have sold out venues across Scotland with their wild stage presence, transfixing harmonies and captivating performances, and this year will be touring throughout the UK and beyond to entertain audiences of all generations. They have drawn influences from Neil Young, Pavement, My Morning Jacket and Nirvana to deliver their very special brand of folk-tinged psychedelic blues-rock through their first full-length album ‘Sing Hallelujah for the Old Machine’.

Recent single ‘Parade’ gained great recognition from Dermot O’Leary, Vic Galloway and John Kennedy for its emotional punch, heart-felt lyrics and sumptuous chorus. On February 18th they will release ‘In Here Somewhere’, which builds from a beautiful, slow lament to a rousing anthem which is already a hit with their loyal live audience despite having not yet been released.

Their more country/folk influenced mini-album ‘Sound of the Storm’ was released in 2011 via Communion Records and is available to buy from the Shop section above. They have built on their ever-growing reputation across the UK and beyond with successful tours in the Netherlands which included showcasing at Eurosonic in 2012. This was followed by a US tour taking in SXSW in Austin and CMW in Toronto.

Spirit of John
The acoustic two-piece SOJ are old school friends from the Halifax hills. Influenced musically by folk, blues, country, skiffle and punk, the duo have crafted a raw, earthy sound, defined by double bass slapping, guitar chopping and raspy hollering, with occasional sweet moments.
SOJ play intimate sweaty bar room gigs, large outdoor festivals and everything inbetween, as well as the odd living room or guerrilla gig. Guest musicians sometimes join the pair, making for rowdy, spontaneous shows and records.
'Ragged, raucous and totally acoustic' - NME

Gabriel Kelley
Special guest of the wolves is Gabriel Kelley, Georgia native via Nashville and Sweden. Having a record under his belt featuring the talents of engineer/producer Neal Cappellino, whose credits include a Grammy for engineering on Alison Krauss, legendary Memphis picker Reggie Young (Elvis, Dusty Springfield); background vocalist Bekka Bramlett (Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac); Brad Pemberton (The Cardinals, Brendan Benson); Jon Graboff (The Cardinals, Noel Gallagher); Dave Jacques (John Prine, Emmylou Harris) and fellow recording artist Gabe Dixon (Paul McCartney, Supertramp). Kelley supplies guitar and harmonica and a lifetime of influences soaked up from his southern youth, globetrotting and curious ear.

Tuesday 21st May

7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til late)

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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
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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

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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