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The Blue Sharks blues band at North Leeds Charity Beer Festival

ENTERTAINMENT

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival band line-up

Once again we have a great programme of local musicians covering a wide spectrum from jazz to blues, soul and good old rock‘n’roll. All the bands are giving their services free of charge to boost our contribution to charity.

 

THE BANDS

FRIDAY 8 APRIL 2022

LEEDS PROJECT BIG BAND

18:30-20:00

20 PIECE JAZZ BAND

New this year to the Beer Festival is the Leeds Project Big Band: a rehearsal band open to all amateur musicians who can turn up and play at their weekly rehearsals. It’s certainly big – full brass and reed sections, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and vocalists. Since January they have been rehearsing for what will be their first live gig since lockdown, when they open the North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at 6.30 pm on Friday 8 April 2022. When the band is in full cry the sound is awesome.

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EXCEL AND THE MACROS

20:00-21:00

4 PIECE EARLY 60s CLASSIC ROCK

Returning to the Beer Festival is this exciting rock and roll quartet, which in keeping with our Diamond Jubilee will feature songs from 1962 such as Dion’s The Wanderer, along with classics from other years by Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard and Chuck Berry.

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THE BLUESHARKS

21:00-22:45

BLUES AND SOUL

Headlining on Friday night are the exciting Bluesharks, with three virtuoso guitars, the tightest rhythm section you could imagine, and soulful vocals from Laura and Adam. Blues with a bite.

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LEEDS PROJECT BIG BAND

 

THE BANDS

SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022

KINDA BLUE

15:00-16:30

MELLOW BLUES

Kinda Blue with their mellow, laid back, expertly played traditional rhythm and blues have been a favourite at every one of our beer festivals over the years. They play a diverse range of blues styles, influenced by Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Peter Green, John Mayall, Freddie King, BB King, Albert King, Ray Charles and so many more.

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SNAKE OIL

17:00-18:00

HARD DRIVING R&B

Formed in 2014, Snake Oil is a Leeds based 'up tempo' rock & blues band that performs the length and breadth of Yorkshire and beyond. They first played at our Festival in 2019 and we’re delighted to have them back. Hard driving R&B.

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YELLOW LIGHT HANSA

18:30-19:30

COOL JAZZ/SOUL

New to the Festival this year, we’re proud to present Yellow Light Hansa, an exciting contemporary band in a jazz funk groove. Florin Bailey, lead vocalist and jazz graduate from Leeds conservatoire, brings her compositions to life through Yellow Light Hansa. Her warm, soulful vocals mixed with colourful harmonies and laid-back grooves, convey entrancing stories that mirror everyday lives.

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GONE COUNTRY

20:00-21:00

GIRL HARMONIES, ROCKING COUNTRY

These musicians have all played at previous festivals but not in this combination or musical style. Enjoy the exquisite harmonies of Laura, Louise and Adam with Tom on bass, Scott on drums and the rocking country twang of Adam’s guitar. As the Alan Jackson song has it, They’ve gone country, look at them boots, gone country, back to their roots, they’ve gone country. Get the idea?

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SCOTT AND THE ANTARCTICS

21:15-22:45

POPULAR ECLECTIC COVERS

Because they’re ice cool. Not really, but a great set list of danceable covers [how about These Boots Are Made For Walking and 500 Miles] played with enthusiasm by a band of lawyers, including our two beautiful girl vocalists. These Beer Festival regulars are delighted to be back again.

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BLUESHARKS

Details of the band line-up are correct at the time of publication and the entertainment has been booked in good faith however could be subject to change without notice. Further details and regular updates will be posted on our soical media channels.