THE DUNWELLS – Saturday 15 June 2019

Joe Dunwell and his elder brother Dave grew up in a musical household and fondly recall flipping through their dad’s Bob Dylan and Beatles records, as well as hearing their mum singing along to Motown.

The Dunwells’ songwriting has grown over the years since school, enriched by extensive US and UK touring in support of the band’s 2013 debut, Blind Sighted Faith. “There were so many euphoric moments on tour, and we’ve tried to capture those feelings in the our songs,” says Dave. Those memorable moments included an appearance on Late Night With Jay Leno and performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Fest and the Bonnaroo Festival, as well as sold out shows across the UK.

Joe and Dave will be performing their acclaimed ‘Brother Duo’ show at the mill on Saturday 15 June. This is a rare chance to see one of the finest acts around in a unique and intimate setting.

To book online please visit our <a href = “http://blackdykemills.thomaswoollard.com/tickets/”>tickets page</a>.

A MUST-see band” — NME

PAUL HANDYSIDE IN CONCERT – Saturday 22 June 2019

Paul Handyside is a folk and roots singer songwriter. His song writing style has been compared to artists as varied as Chris Difford, Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Green Gartside, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley and Martin Carthy.

He began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! The jangle pop band had album releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records from 1982 to 1991 and toured extensively worldwide. During the nineties he toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware labelmate Martin Stephenson.

The latest album Tide, Timber & Grain was released in April 2016 with elements of traditional British folk and sixties protest songs emerging in Handyside’s now well established and diverse musical palette.
Paul appeared at the Mill back in 2018 and all those who saw him left impressed by his songs, singing and performance. We are delighted to welcome him back.

Tickets are £9 in advance and £11 on the door.

“…lyrics so intelligent and observational only Leonard Cohen springs to mind as a comparison.” – Rocking Magpie

Here is Paul performing Careless Love.


Michelle Lewis is a Boston singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. Michelle writes joyful songs that make you cry, and sad songs that leave you smiling. Her music is rich with melody, her lyrics find beauty in sadness. As a storyteller, she writes intensely visual songs that explore the defining moments in burgeoning and breaking relationships.

More polished than folk and more personal than pop, Michelle’s songwriting is uniquely intimate.

Michelle performed at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue last year and delighted all who attended. We are thrilled to welcome her back.

Her single, Run Run Run, found huge popularity among Boston Marathon runners and was featured on the national cable broadcast of the race. The song’s music video amassed more than 100,000 views in its first month and has more than 350,000 to date.

Michelle is a graduate of the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. She tours frequently across the United States and Europe. Her first release, This Time Around, arrived in 2004. She has been a longtime collaborator with producer Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins), spanning their work on her Eps Broken (2009) and Paris (2011), and her second full-length album, The Parts Of Us That Still Remain (2014). Her latest studio album All That’s Left was released to critical acclaim earlier this year.

Tickets are £10 advance and £12 on the door.


New York City based band The Slambovian Circus of Dreams are touring the UK in the first 2 weeks of July 2019 and we are delighted that they will be visiting the Black Dyke Mill Heritage Venue on Thursday 4th July 2019.

Starting off as the almost heavy metal Ancestors in the 90’s the band have taken all that is good in folk, country and americana with a twist of Pink Floyd flavouring. The Slambovians have melded their own unique sound that is at once familiar yet almost impossible to pigeon hole. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have such an eclectic live stage presence that once seen, always hooked. Rubbing regular shoulders with some of the icons of American music the band have got some serious endorsees. Garth Hudson of The Band is a committed Slambovian disciple and fan describing frontman Joziah Longo as “An awesome songwriter”.

Well known as a touring band throughout the North Eastern States, the popularity of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have earned them a virtual residency at many of the larger folk festivals.

Support comes from The Hayes Sisters whose intuitive harmonies and songwriting are not to be missed.

A great evening of the best music around in our unique venue.

Here’s a little taste of what to expect:

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Tickets are £14 in advance and £17 on the door. Please visit our <a href = “http://blackdykemills.thomaswoollard.com/tickets/”>ticket page</a> for details.