THE JAZZ DAWGS – Monday 25 September 2017

Led by the acclaimed guitarist Adrian Ingram The Jazz Dawgs make a welcome return to the mill. 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, writing about their appearance at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, says, “What a trio! Adrian is 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.”

Tickets are £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drinks on sale. Bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm – it is Queensbury in September!

WENDY KIRKLAND QUARTET – Monday 18 September 2017

Wendy’s musical career began at age 8, when she started taking piano lessons. She won a scholarship to have all her lessons paid for by Derbyshire Music, and continued to take her ABRSM piano grades.
Switching to jazz in her late teens, Wendy continued her playing career as a dance class pianist, accompanist to singers and as a keyboardist in club bands.
After being persuaded to sing by a great friend and guitarist, Bill McCreath, Wendy learned to reach people who are perhaps turned off by instrumental jazz, as she learnt to communicate with the audience through the songs.
Wendy’s voice has been likened to Blossom Dearie with hints of Diana Krall.
Her influences range from Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald through Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly to Chick Corea, Eliane Elias and Michel Petrucciani.

Tickets are £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drinks on sale. Bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm – it is Queensbury in September!

NICKI ALLAN PROJECT feat ROD MASON

Once in a while along comes the ‘complete vocalist, that rare and talented individual who can take any style and turn it effortlessly into their own. Nicki Allan is that vocalist – whether it be Jazz, Soul, Gospel or Blues, Nicki’s rich timbre and superb vocal range enable her to move the hearts of the most hardened sceptic and draw in the listener to connect in a way rarely experienced nowadays.

Rod Mason is a Midland lad who moved North to study the Saxophone at the now Huddersfield University. He started playing the saxophone aged 12 during his 2nd year at secondary school and now is one of the leading players around.

 The Nicki Allan Project – featuring Rod Mason, Nicki Allan & Josh Cavanna-Brierly are live at the mill on Monday 11 September 2017.

 Tickets are £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drinks on sale. Bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm – it is Queensbury in September!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BGRvD9nv4c

http://www.nickiallan.com/

 

CRAFT FAIR – Saturday 2 September

Craft Fair featuring stalls from local artists and makers.

Also an opportunity to join in and try your hand at fabric & yarn crafts, paper crafts and much more! All ages are welcome.

Saturday 2nd September.
10am – 3pm.

Free entry.

Bella Gaffney – 05 August 2017

Heaven Knows Album Launch Show

A very special night coming up at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue on Saturday 05 August when we welcome back the talented and engaging Bella Gaffney. We are delighted that Bella has chosen the mill to launch her new album, Heaven Knows.

Support comes from Helen McCreary and Nick Hall and Bella will be joined on stage by a number of guest musicians.

Folk and acoustic singer Bella Gaffney is from Bradford. She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces.  She started her acoustic music career several years ago at the Topic Folk Club. In January 2016 Bella won a ‘Danny’ at the prestigious Danny Kyle competition at Celtic Connections. Bella gave a memorable performance at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue last year and we are delighted to have her back.

“Great singer, great guitarist, really interesting songwriter.” – MIKE HARDING

“A gifted young guitar player and singer who has been impressing local audiences with his dexterity and choice of material.” – Tykes News

Website: http://bellagaffney.weebly.com/
YouTube Video Link

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £6.00 (Advance) £7.00 (Door) (children free)

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

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PLUMHALL – Saturday 30 September

PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo with a rich catalogue of award winning self-penned songs. Michelle Plum is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. Nick B Hall has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more.

“The heavens open and talent pours out. A superduo with….a real sense of passion and attack” – FATEA MAGAZINE

Website: http://www.plumhall.co.uk
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HENRY PARKER
With a sound rooted in the haze of the English folk revival, Henry Parker takes up a style crafted by players such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake in the 1960’s and early 70’s. His open tuned acoustic creates a sound that would perhaps fit the ‘Folk-Baroque’ label, a term used to describe those musicians who followed the path laid down by the great originator Davy Graham. His songs and tunes arrive either worked from his own hand, or are borrowed and developed from the traditional British folk cannon.

“Henry Parker has a beautifully clear and precise finger picking acoustic guitar style… it’s quite simply gorgeous.” – FATEA

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Doors open 7pm.

Admission £8.00 (children free)

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

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CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK – Saturday 07 October

In 2015, thirty years on from the beginnings of Gregson & Collister, and with a deluxe re-reissue of their best-selling album Home and Away, Clive Gregson was keen to celebrate this hugely enjoyable part of his musical career. He invited singer Liz Simcock to join him to perform some songs that he hadn’t played for a very long time in what was intended to be a one-off tour.

Clive and Liz had such a great time and it proved to be a real treat for audiences too, they’ve decided to do more… Clive has also been inspired to write new songs for the duo, and the debut duo album Underwater Dancing is released in September.

We are delighted to welcome Clive and Liz back to the mill for what promises to be a very special evening.

“Gregson is as fine a singer-songwriter as anyone has a right to expect…he does the lot.” – THE INDEPENDENT

“Gregson is a consummate songwriter.” –  Chicago Daily Herald

Website: http://www.clivegregson.com/   http://www.lizsimcock.com/ http://www.clivegregson.com/cliveandliz.htm
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Doors open 7pm.

Admission £11.00 (Advance) £12 (Door) (children free)

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

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JOHN MARLEY/KATE PETER’S QUARTET – Tuesday 4 July 2017

Kate Peters is one of the most exciting new performers to come out of the UK. A uniquely talented and versatile vocalist based in the north of England, Kate has worked in a wide variety of styles and areas of the music industry. As an active performer, Kate performs with some of the UK´s most talented jazz musicians.

Having worked extensively as a session singer, Kate has had the privilege of performing around the world. She has appeared on several dance compilations as a featured artist on tracks by Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woody Van Eyden, One Hit Wonders and Playerz Inc. Kate also provided backing vocals on `Year of the Rat´ by Rick Witter and The Dukes. She has made appearances on national and international radio as well as national TV programmes such as `Heartbeat´ and `The Royal´. The album `Believe´ was released under Kate´s own name in 2006 as a collaboration with French composer, Jean Pascal Vielfaure.

As a member of the Charity Dreamgirls (www.charitydreamgirls.co.uk), Kate has had the pleasure of working alongside such artists as Candi Staton, Jaki Graham, Roachford and Angie Brown.

Kate has also been involved in the musical arrangement and direction of scores for musical theatre as well as arranging musical accompaniment for recording artists such as Celtic Sirens and The Brennan´s.

In 2012, Kate was shortlisted for Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the Jazz Yorkshire Awards.

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

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

JOHN AND KATHY DYSON WITH NICKI ALLAN – Tuesday 27 June 2017

Nicki Allan’s ability to interpret Jazz Classics effortlessly and stylishly has made her a well-respected Jazz singer over recent years.  She was awarded Jazz Yorkshire Vocalist of the year 2011.

Once in a while along comes the ‘complete vocalist, that rare and talented individual who can take any style and turn it effortlessly into their own. Nicki Allan is that vocalist – Whether it be Jazz, Soul, Gospel or Blues, Nicki’s rich timbre and superb vocal range enable her to move the hearts of the most hardened sceptic and draw in the listener to connect in a way rarely experienced nowadays.

http://www.nickiallan.com/

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. We performed at the Sorgues, Ulm (in Germany) and Avignon Festivals, were taken in by the gypsy communities in the South of France and Germany and performed at gypsy clubs and gatherings. We also played for innumerable private parties and functions including riverboat trips down the Rhine and busked under the disapproving stare of Beethoven to an audience of 600 in Bonn. She took an MA in Jazz Performance, taught as a lecturer at Arden College and then spent several years working on a PhD at Sheffield University. She formed a duo with guitarist Deirdre Cartwright “Emily Remembered”, which is a tribute to Emily Remler which she has performed at Seven Arts .
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpHeakz8Xfk

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

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

AN EVENING WITH SAM BAKER – Sunday 25 June

Sam Baker is a Texan singer-songwriter whose first CD, Mercy, in 2004 brought him an ardent and extensive following in North America and Europe. In 1986 Sam survived a bomb blast perpetrated by Peru’s Shining Path rebels and has since become one of the leading singer-songwriters around as well as an accomplished painter. On this national solo tour Sam Baker will be previewing songs from his long-awaited fifth album, Land of Doubt. His 2013 album, Say Grace, was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 country music albums of the year. This is a unique opportunity to see and hear one best song-writers around.

“Baker might be the most captivating songwriter in America.” – LONE STAR MUSIC

Website: http://www.sambakermusic.com/

YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxBb5kFK3Mo

Online Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/394167

Admission £15.00 advance, £16.00 door

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