THE PLAYGROUND PARTY
Saturday 12th July 2014
Tickets for the Playground Party are available online here:
…and from Jumbo
Records, St Johns Centre, Leeds (Purchases may be subject
to administration fee.)
…and from Garforth Library & One Stop Centre, Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1EH,
0113 224 3291
Tickets for all events are available from: Garforth
Library & One Stop Centre from Friday 4 April 2014
Information line: Tel: 0113 212 7144
(note please type @ in the usual way - we have presented it like
this to avoid Spam)
Single: £25.00 (Standard)
Single: £21.00 (Concession see here for details)
Family: £60.00 (2 adults & 2 under 16s OR 1 adult &
3 under 16s)
Under 5s go free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Discounts available for local residents for further information
please see ticket terms and conditions
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THE PLAYGROUND PARTY
Sat 12th July 2014, 2:00pm 11:00pm
Brighton folk-rockers Levellers have long been and still are one of the best
live bands around. Renowned for their energetic live show, longevity has not diminished the
Levellers ability to put in a performance and get everyone dancing.
THE WONDER STUFF
Rated 8/10 by UNCUT magazine, 3* by Q Magazine, 4* by Record Collector
and one of the most impressive comeback records of our time by Sabotage
Times, their new album has received some excellent reviews from all corners of the music press.
Since their formation back in 1964 The Skatalites changed first Jamaican,
and then world music, forever. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with founding members
Lester Sterling and Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites continue as one of the rare original exponents and
torchbearers of Jamaicas signature sounds.
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
Often referred to as The Hendrix of the Sahara, Vieux Farka
Tourés current live performance has strong parallels to the ‘power trio’ combined with
dexterous trance-like guitar solos. Not only has Vieux broken through to contemporary audiences but
he simultaneously remains one of the finest performers of desert-blues on the planet.
***** The Independent Every now and then, if youre very lucky, you get to witness a
live performance that blows everything else away.
ELLEN AND THE ESCAPADES
After winning 2010s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and
playing BBC introducing stages at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, the band have gone from strength
to strength supporting the likes of King Charles, Josh T. Pearson and Paolo Nutini, bringing the
bands music to even bigger audiences all over the country.
GARFORTH JAZZ ROCK BAND
Formed in 2003 GJRB has gone on to become one of the busiest
and best youth jazz ensembles in the country, performing all
over the UK, and touring Ireland, Germany and
…plus more, including the HeeHaw
Friday 4th July 2014
THE BAD SHEPHERDS
featuring Adrian Edmondson
Venue: Libby’s @ 37 (formerly Garforth Liberal Club)
Date: Fri 4th July 2014 Doors 7.30pm
The Bad Shepherds play punk-era songs on folk instruments. They do
songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The
Undertones, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Talking Heads, Squeeze and
others, even Kraftwerk!
With Adrian playing the mandolin, world-renowned Troy Donockley plays the ethereal
uillean pipes and the bouzouki, Tim Harries (Bill Brufords Earthworks, Steeleye Span -
and two previous Bad Shepherds albums) on the Double Bass and Terl Bryant (Iona,
Peter Murphy Band, John Paul Jones Band) on Percussion, the four of them now form the core
of the band with occasional guest musicians.
If you haven't heard The Bad Shepherds, I suggest you remedy that oversight
immediately. What they do has been done before: bands have often folked-up pop sings
for a fun encore but Adrian Edmondson and his band take it seriously and offer a superb
re-interpretation of the music of the 70s and 80s. – Dai Jeffries / R2 ****
Monday 7th July 2014
EVA QUARTET + Seven Jazz Voices Choir + Special Guests directed by Nicki Allan
Venue: St Mary‘s Church, Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NR
Tickets: £10 standard / £8 concession (see here
The Eva Quartet consists of some of the best Bulgarian female voices – the four young solo singers
(after a strong selection from one thousand applicants) of the world famous female folk choir Le
Mystere des Voix Bulgares. Here the different voices meet in such virtuosity that you get the
feeling of listening to just one voice.
The programme of the quartet includes traditional Bulgarian music and church hymns as well as
arrangements of more contemporary music.
The floating diaphony of the Bulgarian folklore music which is producing melodious sound
from parallel seconds – these were sounds which – we don’t know how – impart an amazing presence to
the old myth of music as a universal language. – Wolfgang Fuhrmann / Berliner
The Seven Jazz Voices Choir were formed a little over a year ago by the Leeds jazz organisation
known as Seven Jazz and is directed by the award-winning Leeds jazz vocalist, Nicki Allan.
As part of their community workshop programme the choir is open to all singers who have a love of jazz
and gospel and part-singing together and welcomes those who also play an instrument, combining skills
to make great, enjoyable choral music. If you would like to join our choir or find out more about jazz and
vocal workshops in your area then visit www.sevenjazz.co.uk or www.nickiallan.com.
Wednesday 9th July 2014
THE STEPHEN FROST IMPROV ALLSTARS
Featuring Stephen Frost, Andy Smart and Steve Steen
Venue: Garforth Academy
Adv. £10/£8 (concession – see here for info)
The format is simple. The comedians improvise a full show of comedy
based on audience suggestion. It’s mad, but that’s what comedy improv is all about, and it’s
what the Whose Line Is It Anyway? gang do so well.
It is comedy without a safety net, it is guerrilla theatre and it is very, very funny.
Stephen started his comedy career in a double act with Mark Arden called the Oblivion Boys.
They appeared on Saturday Live, and in The Young Ones, before their own TV series Lazarus
and Dingwall. Stephen has also appeared on his own on Whose Line Is It Anyway, Have I Got
News For You, and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He acted in Blackadder I & IV, and in Mr Bean
Rides Again. He has performed at many Edinburgh Festivals and acted on the West End Stage.
Interesting Fact: His dad was the artist Sir Terry Frost.