BEN CROSLAND TRIO – Tuesday 20 June 2017

Yorkshire bassist, bandleader and composer Ben Crosland formed his trio, with his two long-term associates trumpeter Steve Waterman and keyboard man Steve Lodder, ten years ago, in order to explore the possibilities of a group without drums. The trio approaches improvisation in a subtle and open manner; the interplay between the players creates a natural intensity combined with an acute sensitivity to dynamics. Three albums, ‘Conversations’, 2005, ‘Songs of the Year’, 2009, and the recent ‘Looking Forward, Looking Back’ have attracted enthusiastic reviews.

a real delight…The ensemble playing has the togetherness that only comes from top musicians who know each other well and think as one”. Dave Gelly, The Observer.

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

ADRIAN INGRAM’S JAZZ DAWGS – Tuesday 13 June 2017

Band leader Adrian Ingram is an internationally renowned jazz guitarist and according to Bob Benedetto; “One of jazz guitar’s most gifted players.” The Jazz Dawgs are Ian Wroe; Guitar, Pete Wraith; Guitar and vocals. They describe their music as “Melodic Jazz & Swing that won’t spook the horses.”
Ed Lomax, Ribble Valley Jazz Festival says, “What a trio! Adrian clearly an international standard jazz guitarist, Ian Wroe pretty close by, and Pete Wraith maintaining the standard on acoustic guitar and vocals. From the first eight bars of their opening number I knew we were in for a treat.”

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

Jeff Hewer – Tuesday 06 June

Standing in for Ed Kayniek, we have Jeff Hewer, Canadian jazz guitarist with Tom Riviere on bass, Steve Hanley on drums and John Dyson. Jeff is making a name for himself on the Northern scene with his own trio and as a sideman. Tom and Steve are well established as the next generation of creative and versatile jazz musicians based in Leeds. This promises to be another good night – so come along, support Jazz at the Mill and a new venue in Queensbury.

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

John & Kathy Dyson’s Boptep with Jade Harris – Tuesday 29 May

 

Our Tuesday night Jazz at the Mill shows kick off with John and Katy Dyson’s Boptet with Jade Harris.

Kathy Dyson is a jazz guitarist, composer, researcher and educator based in Manchester. She first studied at Leeds College of Music in the early 80’s, co-founded Leeds Jazz, then set off on a five year tour of Europe with John and daughter Ruth.

John Dyson is a saxophone player specialising in mostly modern jazz. He plays tenor, alto, soprano saxophones and EWI, (that’s a synthesiser which any wind player can use to access the world of synthetic sounds). He also writes music, not all of it jazz

 

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free) – Available on the Door

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

 

Waiting For Wednesday – Saturday 18 March

Feisty female duo with sweet and husky voices harmonise distinctively in their stirring songs on living, loving and losing.  Influenced by the likes of Joni, Janis and Emmylou, they write stories in the folk tradition and play them with a rock passion and country twang.

Waiting For Wednesday have played hundreds of gigs across their native West Yorkshire and further in their five years together; captivating crowds all the way to the bars of Ireland including the famous Matt Molloy’s. Having already shared stages with the acclaimed likes of Dancing Years, JP Cooper, Mozaik and the Lost Brothers; they continue to receive support for their self-released records ‘Girls Don’t Play Guitar’ and ‘When We Were Seventeen’.

“These best friends channel soul music through spiky yet beautiful country songs. Soul music in the sense that this music connects directly to your emotions taking you by surprise – tears spring to your eyes and you can only work out why later. Thank god for girls with guitars.” Ant Cotton, Wharfedale Observer – Live Review.

“Innovative duo, who fuses folk and rock, are getting noticed all over the country thanks to their combination of harmonies and rasping voices” Jim Greenhalf, Bradford Telegraph & Argus – “The Guide”.

“hard working and critically acclaimed Bradford-born duo with frequent radio plays and over 200 gigs last year alone” Bradford Review, Issue One March 2015

“Goosebump inducing harmonies and soaring vocals” All Done for 9 Sessions, Korks Otley

“Feisty ladies with beautiful harmonies, they may have very different voices but their shared passion, strength and joy shines through each song. They are writing excellent songs together, stories of love, breakups, good times and strong women!” Michelle Dalgety, Yorkshire Music Collective

“Think Emmylou and Janis on stage together! Yes that good!” Steve Chapman Smith

“The hardest working local duo returns” Saltaire Festival 2014 Programme

 

Website: http://www.waitingforwednesday.co.uk/

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/waitingforwednesday1

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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Bric-A-Brac in Concert – Saturday 18 February

Bric-a-Brac are a foot stomping young folk band playing traditional and original music.  Heralding from exotic corners of Yorkshire and the Midlands such as Bradford, Sherwood Forest and Moseley Bog, they play an eclectic mix of instruments; songs and tunes in their repertoire can be lead by anything from concertina to 5-string bass.

Website: http://www.bricabracmusic.co.uk/

Preview: Watch Bric-a-Brac perform on YouTube

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £7.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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Roger Davies & Band – Saturday 22 April

Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue favourite, Roger Davies, returns on the 22 April – this time with his full band. Expect songs from Roger’s back catalogue including The Ghost of Lily Fogg, Percy Shaw, Raised On Rock N’ Roll, Into The Sun and Judy Woods plus lots of brand new material.

“Roger possesses the enviable skill of obtaining an instant rapport with any audience. It’s no wonder he was such a hit with Fairport Convention’s fans when he supported them on their recent UK tour.” – FATEA MAGAZINE, 2016

Website: http://rogerdaviesmusic.com/
YouTube Video Link

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £10.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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Tour De Yorkshire – Sunday 30 April

The Tour De Yorkshire comes to Queensbury on Sunday 30 April and the Black Dyke Mills will become a designated spectator hub for the day. A big screen will be streaming the race live from its midday start in Bradford through to the finish in Sheffield. The main peloton is expected to speed through Queensbury at around 2.15.

A full day of activities is planned. The ever popular Makers Market (along with a cafe) will be open from 1000 in the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue. There will be food stalls in the mill yard selling cakes, sandwiches, burgers and ice cream (and possibly more). Alongside will be a BMX track and the opportunity to participate in Virtual Reality games.

Music will come from a number of local bands and the world famous Black Dyke Band will be playing just before and after the peloton passes.

To round off the day there is an evening concert in the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue featuring local legends Scarlet Heights. The concert will also include performances from local choirs. The evening concert will start at 6.30 pm and admission is £3.00.

A great day is in prospect. Come along and celebrate a special day for Queensbury.

TEN FIELDS with support – Saturday 4 February

Ten Fields are a five-piece band whose Americana influenced original songs are infused with pop sensibility. A great night of music is promised from these talented musicians. Expect soaring melodies and toe tapping tunes.

“Ten Fields produce bittersweet music that’s a cut above the average indie folk band.” – Dave Haslam, R2 MAGAZINE

“Ten Fields are a band that are easy to listen to, the melodies and arrangements provide a comfortable environment for the words to make themselves at home.” – Neil King, FATEA Magazine

“UK based Ten Fields deliver melodic, atmospheric folk rock with a touch of alt-country.” – Jeff Burger, No Depression Magazine

Website www.tenfields.info

Supported by local duo Secret Songs, original, contemporary songs and keyboard.

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £4.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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