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LAUREL CANYON UNION – Saturday 01 September 2018

Laurel Canyon Union make a welcome return to the Mill on Saturday 01 September 2018. The band, formed by Grammy nominated ex Acoustic Alchemy drummer, John Shepard play the very finest of 70’s West Coast Counter-Culture Americana. Expect songs from Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Eagles, James Taylor and much much more.

The six-piece are some of the finest musicians around and an enjoyable, entertaining night is guaranteed.

Tickets are £6 in advance and £7 on the door.

Laurel Canyon’s Facebook Page

MICHELLE LEWIS – Thursday 06 September 2018

Michelle Lewis 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.

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).

Michelle is a Boston singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles.

Here is the official video for Run, Run, Run

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

Visit Michelle’s website

YORKSHIRE BEST – 15 September 2018

Yorkshire Best is the first in what we hope will be a series of shows featuring the finest local talent. Our first show kicks of in style with appearances from Henry Parker, The Lazarus Boys and Isaac Hughes Dennis.

Henry Parker is a favourite at the Mill and is a stunning guitarist and gifted songwriter. His playing is influenced by traditional folk and blues with a smattering of jazz and psychedelia thrown in for good measure.

The Lazarus Boys are a two piece band from Hebden Bridge: Clive Corner on vocals and guitar, Clive Worley on keyboard and drum programming.

They play all original material, catchy and eclectic in style, from punk to pop from funk to rock. The music is strangely familiar and yet new. And once you hear it you’ll want to hear it again.

Isaac Hughes Dennis is another Hebden Bridge based musician who will be bringing his unique talent and ukulele along. Isaac describes himself as “a 14-year-old goofball who has been armed with a ukulele and put in front of an audience for your entertainment! Watch me pretend to know what I’m doing as I work my way through my eclectic originals, comedic covers, and more! Feel free to laugh (with or at me), clap, dance, and sing along!”

Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door.

Here’s Henry Parker performing Ratcliffe Highway:

And here are The Lazarus Boys performing Dressed To Kill:

CHASTITY BROWN IN CONCERT – Saturday 29 September 2018

“Brooding soul eloquence, alt-rock wiriness, atmospheric pop sweetening and folk-inflected naturalness”
— NPR Music

Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, the London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad, appearing on the U.K.’s Later…with Jools Holland. For much of 2016, she toured alongside folk icon/activist Ani Difranco.

Here’s the official video for Chastity’s song ‘Wake up’

Visit Chastity’s website

DAVE NACHMANOFF – Saturday 13 October 2018

Thirty-one years ago, singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff saw Al “Year of the Cat” Stewart live for the first time at Royal Albert Hall in London; ten years ago, he came back to that same venue and performed with Stewart. In 2016, he reassembled the core band from the Year of the Cat album — including occasional Pink Floyd collaborator Tim Renwick and smooth jazz superstar Peter White — and enlisted their musical prowess in support of his latest release, Spinoza’s Dream.

Growing up in the shadow of the nation’s capital, Nachmanoff cut his musical teeth on Pete Seeger, country rock, the Kingston Trio’s early revival folk, and ‘80s new wave, all melded with a soupçon of Brit folk a la Fairport Convention, John Martyn, and Ralph McTell. In fact, Spinoza’s Dream producer Martin Levan had a guiding hand in both Martyn’s Grace and Danger and McTell’s Water of Dreams, two critically-acclaimed classics of the genre.
Over the course of a dozen albums and countless tours, he has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Forbert, Firefall, and John Wesley Harding (among many others), at venues ranging from The Bottom Line to the Glastonbury Festival. He’s also paid his dues in myriad classrooms across the United States, sharing his talents and nurturing the next generation of budding troubadours.

Support comes from Nick Hall

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

Here is Dave singing The Painter

The Dave Nachmanoff website

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI – AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY Saturday 10 November 2018

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1947, as Pauline Matthews, Kiki Dee began her incredible musical journey by singing with local dance bands, and after being spotted by a record company scout in 1963, Kiki was signed as a solo artist to Fontana Records. She went on to become the first UK artist to be signed to the legendary Tamla Motown label before enjoying a string of chart successes including the number 1 duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ with Elton John (which she reprsied with Elton at the historic Live Aid concert in 1985) and the sublime Amoureuse.

For almost two decades, Kiki has been working with her musical partner Carmelo Luggeri and have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go” features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

Tickets are £21.00 – Advance booking is advised.

Kiki and Carmelo’s Website

Kiki at Live Aid

Kiki and Carmello – Sidesteppin’ (With A Soulman)

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGERRI – AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY – Sunday 11 November 2018

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1947, as Pauline Matthews, Kiki Dee began her incredible musical journey by singing with local dance bands, and after being spotted by a record company scout in 1963, Kiki was signed as a solo artist to Fontana Records. She went on to become the first UK artist to be signed to the legendary Tamla Motown label before enjoying a string of chart successes including the number 1 duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ with Elton John (which she reprsied with Elton at the historic Live Aid concert in 1985) and the sublime Amoureuse.

For almost two decades, Kiki has been working with her musical partner Carmelo Luggeri and have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go” features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

Tickets are £21.00 – Advance booking is advised.

Kiki and Carmelo’s Website

Kiki at Live Aid

Kiki and Carmello – Sidesteppin’ (With A Soulman)