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THE PLAYGROUND PARTY

Sat 12th July 2014, 2:00pm – 11:00pm

LEVELLERS

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.


THE SKATALITES

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 Jamaica’s signature sounds.


VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré’s 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 you’re very lucky, you get to witness a live performance that blows everything else away. ”


ELLEN AND THE ESCAPADES

After winning 2010’s 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 band’s 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 South Africa.

 

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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
Adv. £15/£12 (Concession – see here for info)
Tickets available online here
On the door: £18

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 Bruford’s 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 ****


Sunday 6th July 2014
EVA QUARTET

from Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares

Venue: St Mary‘s Church, Church Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NR
Doors: 7:30pm Adv. £15/£12 (concession - see here for info)
Tickets available online here
On the door: £18

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 Zeitung


Wednesday 9th July 2014
THE STEPHEN FROST IMPROV ALLSTARS

Featuring Stephen Frost, Andy Smart and Steve Steen

Venue: Garforth Academy Doors 7:30pm Adv. £10/£8 (concession – see here for info) Tickets available online here

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.



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