Knaves Kitchen

Knaves Kitchen

History

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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PAST EVENTS

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Mon19November
Gaslight Club presents: Mark Wynn
plus Sam Forrest, Rat Catchers Mallets & Boss Caine
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 the ace Mark Wynn

Mark Wynn
Sam Forrest
Rat Catchers Mallets
Boss Caine

...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!

Mon12November
Gaslight Club presents: Paper Aeroplanes
plus Polly & the Billets Doux & Harry Ridgway
Donation

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 mega line up!

Paper Aeroplanes
http://www.paperaeroplanesmusic.com/
http://www.facebook.com/paperaeroplanesmusic

Polly & the Billets Doux
http://www.facebook.com/pollyandthebilletsdoux

Harry Ridgway
http://soundcloud.com/harryridgway

...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!

Sun11November
Sturdy Records compilation launch alldayer
ft. This Many Boyfriends, Post War Glamour Girls, The Wind-up Birds, The Seven Inches, Downdime, Loqui & more!
£7 inc. compilation

2pm - late
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Sturdy Records invite you to celebrate the launch of their first compilation album, BY HOOK OR BY CROOK.

The compilation contains 12 tracks from some of the best people making music in Leeds at the moment, very nearly all of whom will be playing the alldayer.

Full line-up for the gig:

This Many Boyfriends
Post War Glamour Girls
The Wind-up Birds
The Seven Inches
Downdime
Racket Ball
Loqui
The French Defence
The World Service

Price is £7 advance stbf, including a free copy of the CD (we'll give you it on the door on the day). Get your tickets online from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/189886 - also available soon from Crash and Jumbo.

Doors at 2, bands till 10.30, with disco till late. O yeah.
Wed31October
Communion: The Slow Show
Arthur Rigby & the Baskerylles, David McCaffery, Joe Banfi & Harry Ridgeway!
£5 adv.

7.30pm
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Communion Leeds & Oporto present...

The Slow Show 

A recently formed Manchester based band with a dynamic, warm, beautiful organic sound that has many references to American alt folk country but with a distinctive Northern English touch.

Their critically acclaimed debut EP Midnight Waltz displays their carefully crafted musicianship and lush melodic songwriting. The diverse instrumentation, in particular the use of a colliery type brass band sound, adds an extra dimension to their music.

Drawing on a diverse range of musical inspiration you can hear influences from classic artists like Neil Young. Tom Waits & Bob Dylan echoing through out their music.

The Slow Show have quickly built an excellent reputation for their live shows where they are often joined by their brass section and the occasional extra vocalist.

Even at this early stage of the band's existence they have attracted enough attention to be asked by the BBC to perform at their Radio 2 In Session show supporting Elbow at Manchester Cathedral.

The Slow Show's eagerly awaited new EP 'Brother' will be release on download on 2 April 2012.

http://www.myspace.com/theslowshowband
http://www.twitter.com/theslowshow
http://www.theslowshow.co.uk

Arthur Rigby & the Baskerylles

‘Gorgeous’ – Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music 

‘I am a big Arthur Rigby fan, as are many people! You’re music is absolutely brilliant!’ – Alan Raw, BBC Introducing

Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles are an 8-piece Orchestral Pop band, based in Leeds. The sound the band creates is a genuinely beautiful mixing pot of lush orchestrations, poetic lyrics, romantic melodies and powerful energy.

Arthur Rigby have become firm favourites of BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, who regularly features the band on his show. As their following begins to grow at a substantial rate, the band are developing quite a buzz attracting labels and management alike.

The music is the invention of front man and guitarist Benjamin, scoring songs for violins, piano, bass, trumpet, trombone, Saxophone and flute. Originally a 2-piece, with drummer Alex joining Benjamin, the Leeds based duo used orchestral backing arranged on laptops with samples and programming.

Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles released their debut Ep, Tales From Pegasus Wood, in April 2012. The 5 track E.P encapsulate the band’s sound, moving from the huge chorus of Dark Clouds to the epic climactic storm on lead single One Stormy Night to the tender and fragile melodies on Ode to Gog . the Ep has been extremely well received and has featured on BBC Introducing on 6 Music and West Yorkshire.

http://www.arthurrigby.co.uk

+ David McCaffery, Joe Banfi & Harry Ridgeway!

7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am!)

Wednesday 31st October

Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/176629

Mon29October
Gaslight Club – Welsh Special!
Georgia Ruth Williams & Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog!
Free

8.30pm
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Leeds first free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny. All hosted by the wonderful Gary Stewart and friends The best of songwriters, singers, percussionists, acoustic band performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of the city's scene.

This Monday we have a little Welsh treat for the soul, bringing the spirit of The Valleys to Gaslight Club...

Georgia Ruth Williams
http://georgiaruthmusic.tumblr.com/
Growing in west Wales, singer and harpist Georgia Ruth became accustomed to sea mists and strange sounds. Having performed her hybrid of folk and blues at Sŵn Fesival, Greenman Festival and at HMV’s Next Big Thing Festival, she has opened shows for artists such as Damien Jurado, Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Seth Lakeman. In 2011, her version of old
Appalachian song, ‘Old Blue’, was chosen by Bethan El
fyn as ‘MPFree of the Day’ on the 6 Music Morning Show.

Now, aged 23, she presents a new and original collection of songs. Recorded and produced by David Wrench in the winter- stillness of Snowdonia’s Bryn Derwen Studios, the ‘In Luna’ EP is released on 10" vinyl on 20 February 2012 (Gwymon Records). It is available to download digitally.
"Exquisite" - Huw Stephens, Radio 1

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
http://www.crhb.net
http://soundcloud.com/cowbois
Welsh language pychedelic folk, rock & roll! Favourites of Greenman, SWN & Beachbreak festivals and reminicent of the work of Gruff Rhys they also act as backing band to Ms Georgia Ruth.

Monday 29th October

8.30pm - 11pm

Free entry (as always)

Wed24October
O Children
The Voyeurist, White Heat & Indecisive Crisis
£6 adv.

7.30pm
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Popular & Oporto present...

O CHILDREN
www.facebook.com/ochildren
http://ochildren.co.uk/

Teetering on the edge of 'goth', 'rock', 'pop' and a mental breakdown since 2009 & back with an acclaimed new album.

Plus supports from..

THE VOYEURIST
www.facebook.com/thevoyeuristmusic

WHITE HEAT
www.facebook.com/whiteheatmusic

INDECISIVE CRISIS
www.facebook.com/weareindecisivecrisis

£6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/180560
https://popularcompany.ticketabc.com/events/o-children-tour/