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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Sun3February
Independent Venue Week: Indigo Velvet
IVW closing party!
7.30pm - late

£5 adv.
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Oporto has teamed up with PEELtheAPPLE for an Independent Venue Week closing party of mammoth proportions... Indigo Velvet (live) - 4 boys from Costa del Leith making Tropical sounds. Indigo Velvet brought 2017 to a triumphant close with a BBC Introducing live session, their biggest hometown show (750 capacity Liquid Rooms) and a feature on This Morning on ITV. The young quartet performed at 23 UK festivals, generated over half a million plays via Spotify, and gained support from BBC R1, ITV, Radio X, Metro, BBC Introducing, Record of the Day, Scotland On Sunday, Clash, Amazing Radio, The Skinny Magazine, and The Sun. Dubbed ‘Tropical-pop’ thanks to fun, upbeat songs, African rhythms and varied influences. https://weareindigovelvet.bigcartel.com + more tba! 7.30pm - Sunday 3rd February £5 adv. here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/independent-venue-week-closing-party-indigo-velvet-more-tickets-54825089318?aff=efbeventtix (more on the door) www.independentvenueweek.com/portfolio/leeds-oporto
Fri1February
Independent Venue Week: Sandy Minto
+ DJ Remie
8pm - late

£5 (inc. donation)
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Oporto presents a special Friday sesh for Independent Venue Week with the one & only rapper/barber/legend... SANDY MINTO! + support from DJ Remie & good vibes from the Oporto crew. 8pm - 10.30pm (bar 'til way later!) £5 adv. tickets here, profits going to Macmillan... www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sandy-minto-dj-remie-independent-venue-week-party-tickets-54718080251 Free ep: http://sandyminto.bandcamp.com / www.oportobar.co.uk / www.independentvenueweek.com/portfolio/leeds-oporto/ 
Wed30January
Independent Venue Week: Contact
ft. Shadowlark / The Silver Reserve / Lazy Day (solo)
7.30pm

£5 adv.
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We are very pleased to bring to you, our very own monthly happening; 'Shadowlark present... Contact.' For one night each month, we'll be commandeering 'the good ship' Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds and playing with some of our favourite local and not so local artists, chosen especially by us. The first one's gonna be on Wednesday 30th January and is extra special, as we'll all be celebrating Independent Venue Week 2019 too. Exhibit A: Very Large Array; feat. Shadowlark / The Silver Reserve / Lazy Day (solo) // *Lazy Day (solo)* Earlier this year we shared some tour dates with a band called Lazy Day. We loved them, so we asked Tilly to come and open the first night for us... Lazy Day began life in 2014 as the solo bedroom project of Tilly Scantlebury. Self-recording her tracks on Garageband and making them available online, she quickly gained attention and praise from respected music websites and blogs. Their debut EP 'Ribbons' was released in September 2017 and was played by Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music. -- http://www.lazydaylazyday.com -- *The Silver Reserve* One of our favourite moments of Bluedot Festival 2017 was sitting in the sun watching TSR, just great... Matthew Sturgess, who performs as 'The Silver Reserve', plays delicate, sparse music on a classical guitar with songs about out-of-body experiences, monogamy, small-town community Facebook pages and much more. Backed by his band they create dense, layered atmospherics around the tender songs at their core. It's music that doesn't rush and takes its sweet, sad time to unfurl and sneak under the skin. -- http://www.thesilverreserve.com -- *Shadowlark* And there'll be us... -- http://uk.warnerchappell.com/artist-details/1544 -- Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are £5adv. You can find them here, among other places: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shadowlark-presents-tickets-52550479900 We hope you'll join us from the start, gotta catch the right atmosphere ;) Big love Ellen, Chris and James x x x
Tue29January
Independent Venue Week: AK Patterson
Alt J supporting phenomenon FFO: Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Ella Fitzgerald
7.30pm

£7.50 adv.
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AK Patterson has been dubbed ‘a woman possessed’, disappearing to a place of fierce enchantment when she sings. At the heart of each performance is her unique vocal style. One that evolved from her upbringing in a jazz-centric household, and influences from Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Ella Fitzgerald and Portuguese Fado musicians. Learning the subtleties and characteristics in each voice has helped her carve her own, which moves easily between sensitive to thrilling attack and moments of melismatic Eastern promise. Listen: https://spoti.fi/2PvM7bw Tickets: http://bit.ly/akpattersonleeds
Mon28January
Gaslight Club
IVW special ft. Altar Hanglands, Rachel Makena & more...
6pm talks, 8pm music

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 a specials for Independent Venue Week with some artist talks from 6pm followed at 8pm by fantastic live musi from Altar Hanglands, Rachel Makena & more... ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 Sign up for updates VIA: www.facebook.com/pg/GaslightClubLeeds/events
Mon28January
What Musicians Want: offline
Come Play With Me + Music:Leeds workshops
6pm - 8pm

Free (ticket required)
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Come Play With Me + Music:Leeds have combined to present 3 evenings of help & support in building your audience. What is an ‘Engaged/active’ audience? Why is it important? How important is a few thousand Facebook likes? With the world of social media becoming the main outlet for a lot of artists, we want to look how to build a 'genuine' audience & use different tools in the best way possible to maximise what you are doing. Event 1: Offline - 28th Jan This event will look at engaging an audience in person & how to share your music with a wider audience offline. Event 2: Online - 11th Feb This event will look at engaging your online audience in the best way you can, using social sites to the best of your ability & thinking about how to stay active. Event 3: Press/Influencers - 25th Feb This event will look at making relationships with writers & influencers who will share your releases with music fans & in the process opening them up to your work. All events are free to attend but tickets are required due to capacity limits. www.cpwm.co Each event takes place from 6-8pm at Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BT