Neon Nights #6 Showcasing the best of local bands, playing exclusive stripped back sets.
Will Killen www.facebook.com/willkillenmusic/ WILL KILLEN is a singer-songwriter, music producer and guitarist from Leeds who is creating brutally honest acoustic ballads in his bedroom. His debut single “In My Arms” was released at the end of 2017.
Joe Thompson www.facebook.com/joe.th0mpson.music/ West-Yorkshire based Joe Thompson blends the upbeat, joyous affairs of synth-pop choruses with emotionally charged lyrics, tackling a range of gritty topics.
Leoni Partington www.facebook.com/LeoniMusic/ Young Singer-Songstress. Supporting artists such as Wolf Alice and Adam Wedd. Debut EP ' Rainy Days & Cigarettes' Out now.
Duncan Evans is a singer-songwriter musically rooted in the tradition of English Folk. He pursues a storyteller approach, drawing inspiration from murder ballads and focusing on the darker side of things, blending the delicate with the macabre.
Very excited to welcome back the incredibly talented Boss Caine to the bar. A true troubadour ...
Boss Caine is the musical vehicle of hard living, permanently gigging, story telling. troubadoring, award winning songwriter Daniel Lucas. Sometimes solo, sometimes accompanied by any number of incredibly talented musicians, Lucas and his unforgettable gravelly baritone sing songs of love and loss and world weary travels, that somehow uplift as well as break and steal hearts as they go along. He has a unique take on the world, and his one off brand of affecting Americana will rip your heart out of your chest as he sings and throw back to you many songs later doused in whiskey and soul, and more emotions than you know what to do with, but you will thank him for it.
"Stunning UK talent!! Really something!" - 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "Pretty much flawless!" - Soundsphere Magazine "Like Ryan Adams singing Tom Waits if they had both had the good fortune to grow up in Yorkshire!" - The Fly Magazine "Great stuff!" - Arlo Guthrie "Certainly among the finest UK exponents of American influenced roots music!" - Americana UK
No Fit State/Whiskeyknife/Bad Knaves Live at Northern Guitars
Aug 23, 8:00pm - Aug 23, 11:00pm
Northern Guitars Cafe Bar
PAYF (Suggested £3 - all money to acts)
No Fit State are an electrifying rock'n'roll band, think Black Keys meets Zeppelin, who are currently taking the UK Rock world by storm. Their debut single was placed at the number 1 spot on the New Noise playlist on Spotify on the day of it's release and has since racked up nearly 70k plays and has to date been featured on over 1000 playlists, in just over 1 month.
With the UK press on their side, singles in the pipeline and a debut album expected in the winter this is just the time to catch a band on the rise playing our intimate 60 capacity Rock'n'Roll bar ... We can already taste the whiskey.
Leeds based Blues/Rock duo - big riffs and hooks all over the place ...
BAD KNAVES are a four-piece from West Yorkshire. Their music combines their love of sombre British post-punk, gritty 80's alternative rock and brain-melting psychedelia.
"Described as ‘thrillingly atmospheric’ and ‘intoxicatingly dark’ by The Examiner; Bad Knaves are nothing short of that. After releasing their EP ‘Times New Human’ in November 2017, they have continued to take the scene by storm... Their music has been featured on BBC Introducing and can also be found on Spotify and BandCamp." - Josh Murphy (The 5 Best bands in Manchester and Yorkshire right now!)
The Mighty Jed Thomas Band return for their monthly Friday slot to share their glorious noise to the world ...
Jed Thomas and his Band occupy the space between Blues Rock and Psychedelia with acoustic elements of Americana occasionally rearing their head. An energetic interplay of guitar, keys and a solid rhythm section, with added percussion, display a musical craft only honed over years of gigging these guys have experienced. We are happy to have them!
One night we were stumbling home when the watermelon king appeared before us. He said "Go forth spread music and merriment; create my new paradise!" And so we complied, picked up our instruments and started jamming. We are made up of five key individuals with a passion for weird sounds, high energy and improvisation. We are The Watermelon Complex!
We are happy to welcome back The Blind Dead McJones Band for a night of dirty Rock'n'Roll and swilling booze, the last is optional ... but recommended
Blind Dead McJones was never a fan of being in the spotlight, no number 1 singles, cheesy videos or appearances on celebrity cooking programmes. A true Bluesman in every sense of the word, living a life on the road shrouded in mystery. Some say he died years ago in an agriculture related accident, some say he is part of the keyzer soze family and some say he now makes Halloween costumes for dogs. One thing we know for sure is he is responsible for bringing together the blues rock behemoth that is The Blind Dead McJones Band.
'One of folk’s brightest rising stars'' Bright Young Folk
''Johnny's got the personality to compliment the courage of his convictions'' The Living Tradition
"Johnny Campbell has pulled together a remarkable number of styles and subjects to create this record and it all works. It’s an album I could keep on repeat." Folking.com
A fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting where he's plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery.
Wilson is a blues acoustic singer songwriter based in Huddersfield. He recently performed with Toploader, has been featured a number of times on Alan Raw's BBC Introducing show; and has been booked to perform at this years Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival.
A powerful fusion of metal riff, rap vocals and electro beats, the GRAYSSOKER storm takes you into the dark side of the accordion. Accompanied by a live drummer, Clément Palomba punches his accordion to get the instrument out of his comfort zone, causing to the audience a positive trauma.
After 10 years of classical and jazz music studies, he went to the punk world during his high school years, trading his accordion with around twenty effect pedals to produce sounds like a guitar, bass, synth, and many more... Spotted with his video clips on YouTube, the power duo GRAYSSOKER has become in less than a year the master of hall warming, soon winning in the first parts of famous international bands like Igorrr, Les Tambours du Bronx, Mr Marcaille..., or in headliner during their FUCK MUSETTE TOUR with more than 50 shows in all over Europe.
GRAYSSOKER is a virile, aggressive, saturated, trance, tribal, dominatrix, dirty, energetic, blinding, intense and especially very innovative performance.
Our regular axe man returns all the way from Atlanta, Georgia (Wakefield) for a night of Rock, Southern Americana and a journey through the mountains of Country music and moonshine. A bit of grit in his voice is right at home with the soulful heartfelt songs of experience and life.
Young Amphibians are an Alternative Rock band based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Since their formation at the beginning of 2014, Young Amphibians have already had the dream start. Releasing their debut EP ‘Thought Control’within months of founding, as well as the release of 3 well received singles, Young Amphibians have played some highly prestigious venues across the country including Manchester Academy, The Spice of Life - Soho, The George Tavern - Stepney & Brudenell Social Club - Leeds.
In February 2017, Young Amphibians released their highly anticipated second EP ‘Junked Up Heart’ on Leeds based independent record label VICEROY Records. The follow up to 2014’s ‘Thought Control’ features the singles ‘End of Today, Start of Tomorrow’ & ‘The Best It’s Ever Been’ & is available digitally via all major music platforms as well as available on CD & 12” vinyl at www.viceroyrecords.bigcartel.com
“All thirteen minutes of ‘Junked Up Heart’ are incredibly balanced and the maturity is certainly on show right from the off” - Halfway 2 Nowhere
"One of Yorkshire's best kept secrets, well deserving of not only national, but international consideration." - Indie Bands Blog
"Here we have a band who were just born to be superstars” - The Guardian
A noisy three-piece from Huddersfield playing ‘90s & ‘00s inspired indie rock and roll.
WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER FFO : Neck Deep, Basement, Knuckle Puck, Citizen, Real Friends, The Story So Far, Now Now, Marmozets, Manchester Orchestra..
☁ OAKMAN (pop punk - FR) OAKMAN is Marine (vocals/guitar) and two brothers : Gérémia (bass) and Jesse (drums). They come from the north of Lyon, France, near the great lakes, between Fargo and Twin Peaks ! Their music is pop/punk, which means they make the walls tremble but with a touch of romanticism. They love Basement, Citizen, Manchester Orchestra, the Wonder Years. Marine writes and sings in English, about human relationships, things left unsaid, love, nature and - in the end - hope. Emotion springs from the loudness, from Marine's voice too, rageous or delicate, from this constant contrast between aggressivity and harmony. 📀 NEW EP SOON !! 📀 FB www.facebook.com/OAKMANBAND/ TW twitter.com/oakmanband YT www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2dJBP8dPSI BC oakman.bandcamp.com/
☁ GREEN EYED MONSTER (punk rock - Japan) Green Eyed Monster are a Pop Punk Rock band from Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Having formed in 2011. They released their debut CD single "Falling Star" in March 2012. A year later they participated in the omnibus CD "ATSUGI LOCAL MANIA". In September 2013 they released their second CD single "Good-bye Days". By March 2014 they released their first DVD Single entitled "Sign". A mini album entitled "OUR STORY GOES ON" was released in May of the same year. They would go on to plan their own "Queen Of Rock" tour. FB www.facebook.com/GreenEeyedMonster/ TW twitter.com/gxxexxm YT www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Bsv5Etg4w YT youtu.be/d102yTHfVE8
The Harriets are a Leeds based, power pop trio, with retro inspired harmonies. The music features the bright and distinctive vocal harmonies of its two songwriting frontmen, and the interplay of melodic bass with jangly guitars. With plenty of feel-good, catchy songs, the band's two lead songwriters combine the classic retro with the relevant and contemporary, sure to make you want to dance and sing along. Think Big Star, The Smiths and The Beach Boys.
We are two songwriters from Nottingham and Glasgow who want to share our songs with a wider audience. Our genres are mainly grounded in folk, story telling with influence like Neil Young, Everything Everything, John Martyn, and Biffy Clyro.
19 year old contemporary country singer-songwriter from Nottingham, with influences from the likes of Jake Bugg, First Aid Kit and The Lumineers. Combining country roots with catchy pop melodies, her lyrics share emotive stories of love, friendship and heartbreak. Having only picked up a guitar two years ago, BRIA is set to release her debut single in September 2018.
Amy Illingworth Originally from Derbyshire, and now based in Leeds, Sunflower Thieves' Amy Illingworth returns to Northern Guitars, performing folk-pop music with heartfelt lyrics. Influences from the likes of Gabrielle Aplin and Nina Nesbitt.
The Mighty Jed Thomas Band return for their monthly Friday slot to share their glorious noise to the masses of Call Lane ...
Jed Thomas and his Band occupy the space between Blues Rock and Psychedelia with acoustic elements of Americana occasionally rearing their head.
An energetic interplay of guitar, keys and a solid rhythm section, with added percussion, display a musical craft only honed over years of gigging these guys have experienced. We are happy to have them!
Dan Stuart is a songwriter, author and habitual expat currently residing in Mexico City. He was a founding member of Green on Red and Danny & Dusty in the 80's before leaving the music business in 1995 for a decade and a half. His comeback solo record in 2012 has the same title as his 2014 false memoir: The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings, both available through Cadiz Music, London. That was followed by Marlowe's Revenge recorded with Mexico City's Twin Tones and released in 2016 through Cadiz Music in UK & Europe and on Fluff & Gravy Records in the Americas. The last of the trilogy, The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings, will be out in July of 2018 along with a novel of the same name.
Tickets £13 advance from Jumbo Records, Crash Records, WeGotTickets and Northern Guitars.