Back in Black, and white – Dj Trev’s definitive guide to what’s on in Harrogate

I’ve used the term “definitive” in my title this week, which is probably a mistake as it is practically impossible for someone to know EVERYTHING that is going on. Whilst I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation of receiving angry facebook messages from people I have never met because I haven’t listed an event that I haven’t heard about or been told about, really I am using the term because definitive actually means something done with authority.

I do everything with authority, even stuff I have no idea about. I have discovered if you tell people something with enough conviction, most of the time they will believe you.



For example, I was thinking about this the time I killed a tiger with one punch, if I were to start telling people that coming to my events because it would be beneficial to their health, because of the phenomenon of placebos people who come to my events would start feeling better and – vitally – looking better. If you have ever been to one of my events you will know that this is already the case, as they are full of beautiful people with a great fresh scent.

 

Last week I was lucky enough to put on a gig with the original lead singer out of The Inspiral Carpets. This was a great gig and it was really busy – to be turning people away at 9pm on a Wednesday ‘cos we were too full was admittedly a double edged sword seeing peoples sad faces, but a good achievement nonetheless.

Following on from that I’ve just booked the lead singer out of The Bluetones to play at 10 Devonshire Place on Wednesday 17th June. There are a bunch of acts we are looking at to get there, so long as these events get the support they need; if last week was anything to go by, they will be fantastic. It is first come first served on the door, so please don’t send me a polite message on facebook saying “Hi, do you remember me? I once stubbed a cigarette out in your eye in Skewers. Hope you are well, any chance you can reserve me 15 spaces at the front for the gig mate?” which is something that has very definitely never happened.

 



This week I’ve got my open deck night tonight (Thursday) at the same place (after all, it is the only place that lets me “have a go” these days this side of the Pennines). Porkies Prime Cuts is always a bit of fun and this one is a denim & leather special, so expect tunes from Bon Jovi, Guns n’ Roses and Poison….? I only host the night and just DJ for about half an hour, so am really looking forward to what seeing what pleasures (guilty and otherwise) the guest DJs play; it all comes from vinyl and whilst there is nothing wrong with the music of Rihanna that I would be prepared to put into print, it offer a nice change of pace to some of the other stuff out there.

 

Still in the world of ROCK, Empress are playing at Montey’s on Friday and I am told they are well good, whilst also on Friday Retro Bar has a totally different kind of night: called “Swing ‘n’ Ting” it promises electro swing, jazz and more. This looks like a really interesting idea and Retro regularly supports those kinds of things, so show them a bit of love and take a look!

Harrogate Town AFC are holding their annual beer festival this Saturday with a host of live covers artists, remember to drink responsibly though yeah?

The Geek pub quiz is back at Major Tom’s social on Sunday for lovers of the kitsch, giving away old games consoles and lots of collectables, this is still a very popular event that has been going for ages and has a really strong following so if you want a seat turn up early! Alternately you can come to my quiz at 10 Dev and sit on my lap if you don’t smell. If you think that is an offensive thing to say, just think where else I could have suggested you sit.

 

I’ve rejigged the listings a bit, and am always looking for events to feature so don’t be shy and drop me a facebook message if you’ve got something coming up. That’s what all round good guy David Crane did, he’s got a couple of gigs coming up in June that look like fun, namely: Sunday Soul Selection (Soul, Mod & Ska) at the Cross Keys on June 7th from 4pm til 8pm (free entry) and a Soul & Ska night at Starbeck WMC on June 27th from 7pm til midnight, (contact club for tickets, not sure of price). D’y’see? It’s just that easy for me to feature stuff so please get intouch via facebook.com/djtrev.

 

Cheers for reading, and here’s the listings, have fun, drink good stuff in a good way and don’t be loose with your affections. Trev x x x

 

Thursday 14th May
10 Devonshire Place: Porkies Prime Cuts open deck night “Denim & Leather Fest” special with supper offer, Rat Cheeseburger and a can of warm lager for a fiver. *NB you can choose to be a “cultural beer snob” and have your beer from the fridge, but that’s not really entering into the spirit of it! Vinyl only!

10 Devonshire Place, CAMRA Club, 20% off for members.

Rehab, “Flex” Urban & R’n’B night with Dj Tex. Free entry.

Christies Pub, Sean McGrath’s Pub quiz.

Viper Rooms “YOLO” R’n’B studenty night.

Rehab “Flex” Upfront R’n’B & Party.

Friday 15th May
Montey’s Rock Café, Empress live

Retro Bar, Swing n’ Ting, eclectic musical night.

Wetherby, The Engine Shed, One Direction Tribute.

Rift & Co. Dj Tex brings the weekend.

Moko Lounge, #Fridays.

Rehab Nightclub, “Electro Circus” dance Night. Free entry.

Saturday 16th May
Harrogate Town AFC Beer Festival, CNC Stadium. Live music from Good Citizens, Robbie Miller, plus Freddie Mercury & Bon Jovi Tribute acts. Most importantly, great beer from a host of local breweries.

Henshaw’s Knaresborough, Knot Another Choir charity concert.

Blues Bar, The Jed Thomas Blues Band Band.

Viper Rooms, Angel Lee & Neil Jaques upstairs, Harvey Westwood Downstairs. Door charge applies, or contact the venue for guestlist before 11pm.

Moko Lounge, Drop Out house night. Door charge applies, or contact the venue for guestlist before 11pm.

Rift  & Co. Front bar Dj Tex (Soul & R’n’B), main room Disco Dave (upfront dance and chart) free entry.

Rehab nightclub, two floors of music: Top Floor : Max Czernic Rock Party 10pm ‘til 4am.Downstairs: Electricity upfront dance night, doors open 8pm with Pop & Dance music from Djs Wayne & James. Free entry.

Sunday 17th May
Major Tom’s Social, Geek Pub Quiz, crazy prizes

10 Devonshire Place, Very Quaint Vintage Quiz with Dj Trev PLUS live music from Jonny Skinner.

Retro Bar, open deck social.

Viper Rooms. Peek-a-Boo R’n’B night.

Hales Pub, live acoustic night.

Fat Badger, Cold Bath Road, Pub Quiz.

·        Monday 18th May

The Harlow Inn, Otley road, Pub Quiz.

10 Devonshire Place, Scrabble Club and other board games for the game and bored alike

Rift & Co. 50% off all food until 9pm.

So! Bar, Otley Road, Pub Quiz.

Rehab, late bar, Industry Drinks offers.

Blues Bar, fully hosted fully entertaining open mic session, hosted by Pete Oliver.

Moko Lounge nightclub, Karaoke.

·        Tuesday 19th May

Coach and Horses Pie and Peas night with proceeds to Martin’s House Children’s Hospice.

The Tap n’ Spile pub, folk night.

The Cross Keys Pub, Knaresborough, Folk Night.

Pitcher & Piano Re:Session cheap drinks night.

Rehab nightclub, Dj Max Czernic request night.

Moko Lounge Nightclub, “Skint” main room upfront dance and electro, VIP Room Rock Box Rock night Dj Jaye Selway.

Rift & Co. Bar, “Back to Rev’s” House Night, Half Price Drinks with Toby Skinner plus guests

·        Wednesday 20th May

10 Devonshire Place, The Residents Association; acoustic night with Jamie Bevan and guests.

Major Tom’s Social, Dragonfly Tattoo live. 23rd May, Leeds Warehouse, It’s all gone Pete Tong with Harrogate house Soundsystem Knee Deep.

The Den, Salsa; beginners 7.30pm, intermediate 8.30pm, social dancing 9.30pm £5 per class, two classes for £8

Rehab nightclub, Dj Max Czernic. Anything goes party set with Harrogate’s next big hair.

The Blues Bar, live music from the Paul Middleton Angst band .

Friday 22nd May
Wetherby Engine Shed, Salsa.

Saturday 23rd May
Retro Bar, Punk Reggae night, with Unitiy Fareyekey band, Dropleg Steppers and Dj Lex

Wesley Chaple, Harrogate, Hand Made & Vintage Fair.

Wetherby Engine Shed, Rock n’ Roll night.

Blues Bar, The Jed Thomas Blues Band Band.

Viper Rooms, Angel Lee & Neil Jaques upstairs, Harvey Westwood Downstairs. Door charge applies, or contact the venue for guestlist before 11pm.

Moko Lounge, Drop Out house night. Door charge applies, or contact the venue for guestlist before 11pm.

Rift  & Co. Front bar Dj Tex (Soul & R’n’B), main room Disco Dave (upfront dance and chart) free entry.

Rehab nightclub, two floors of music: Top Floor : Max Czernic Rock Party 10pm ‘til 4am.Downstairs: Electricity upfront dance night, doors open 8pm with Pop & Dance music from Djs Wayne & James. Free entry.

Sunday 24th May
The Mitre, Knaresborough, Citizen Smith live.

Thursday 28th May
10 Devonshire Place, Porkies Prime Cuts. Mrs Moon’s Old Lady Tunes special, vinyl only open deck night.

Friday 29th May
Retro Bar, Playtime house night, with Craig Cameron (no relation) plus Playtime residents.

Henshaw’s, Knaresborough: The Friday Night Mix, The Superlatives & Raising Beats live plus acoustic guests.

Wetherby Engine Shed, 70’s disco.

Wednesday 3rd June
10 Devonshire Place, The Residents Association; acoustic night with regular performers and guests.

Friday 5th June
Old Swan hotel, Thea’s Trust presents a Night at the Musicals.

Sunday 7th June
Sunday Soul Selection (Soul, Mod & Ska) at the Cross Keys from 4pm til 8pm (free entry

·        Saturday 13th June

Knaresborough, Bed Race Day.

Knaresborough, Henshaws, BEDFEST, Live music all day with Dj Trev & Rory Hoy and The Blue Dawns, Backyard Bisons, Hell Fire Jack,Dragonfly Tattoo, Oscilantern, Humble Scoundrel, Set Sails, The Omega Era, The Superlatives, The Four45s (acoustic), Lence, Citizen Smith,Aaron Bertenshaw, Adam Tait, The Paper Waits, Skinner & T’witch,Strangers In Paradise, Tre, Greenwell’s Moodhook, Paul Pedro Mirfin, Matt Anderson, Andrew Cameron, Jake Pattinson.

Ripley Blues present The Oli Brown Band.

 

·        Wednesday 17th June

10 Devonshire Place, Mark Morrisons (lead singer of The Bluetones) live. Free entry. Reccomended turn up time – as early as you can.

 

·        Friday 19th June

not 100% sure on date, please check with venue, I lost the flyer* Wetherby, The Engine Shed, Ceilidh and hog Roast

 

·        Sunday 21st June

Keighley Armed Forces Day.

 

·        Saturday 27th June

Manhatten Club, Swing to Victory 40’s Party.

Soul & Ska night at Starbeck WMC on from 7pm til midnight, (contact club for tickets, not sure of price)

 

·        Sunday 28th June

Valley Gardens 1940s Day.

Starbeck Working Mens Club

 

·        Monday 29th June

Wesley Chapel, Classical Lunchtime Recital, Sara Wolstenholme (violin) Dan Tong (Piano) tickets £10 on the door, all proceeds to fund music education.

 

·        7th July

Henshaws “Fun of the Fair” craft fair, at Henshaws arts and crafts center in Knaresborough.

 

·        Saturday 11th July

Wetherby Engine Shed, 80s School Disco.

 

·        Friday 31st July

Henshaws Knaresborough, Friday Night Mix with Greenshaw’s MoodHook plus support.

 

·        14th August – 23rd August

Henshaws Knaresborough, Urban Beach with a host of live events.

 

·        Thursday 20th August

Henshaw’s Knaresborough, “Dj Trev’s Tropical Beach Cocktail”, whatever that is.

 

·        Saturday 22nd August

Knaresborough House, FEVA Pic-Nic in the Park. All day open air music party. Dj Trev plus four live bands, free entry BYO Pic-Nic

 

·        Saturday 17th October

Fighting Epondymoma’s annual Huge rock gig!

 

Monthly and events

1st Sunday of the Month, Cross Keys in Knaresborough David Cranes Teenage Kicks Soundsystem presents “The Sunday Soul Selection”, an afternoon of Sweet Soul Music.

1st Tuesday of the month, Major Tom’s Social “Craft Club”. Art attack for grownups!

2nd Sunday of the month, Major Tom’s Social, Dj Scoobies Big Band Selections.

3rd Wednesday of the month, Tap & Spile “Poems Prose & Pints” spoken word group.

Last Friday of the month, Jakes Café Bar, Oxford Road, Wine Club.

Fortnightly Tuesdays, 10 Devonshire Place, harrogate Story Tellers in the back room.

 

To get listed please message me on facebook.com/djtrev

If I don’t know about your night, please don’t send me a message telling me off for not listing it.

Trev x x x


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