Harrogate “what’s on” Summer tunes, bikes, Bluetones, Bedraces and banging bands.

A month or so ago I got my photo taken. I don’t mean like by the paparazzi (which never happens), or surreptitiously by some “lads” whilst I was djing in a night club after they have pointed at my moustache for 17 minutes (which happens every 16 minutes, creating a nice “overlap” experience meaning there is never a minute goes by without some “lads” in their best one shirt and school shoes pointing at me and wondering what the world is comin’ to, murt.) No, I mean I got some portrait photos taken as part of a degree project.

Rainbow Rice already has already got a successfully business taking photos of loads of events and has a facebook page www.facebook.com/rainbowricephotographs with lots of nice content, whilst a full website in on the way; but as the final part of her Degree she chose to specialize in portraits of musicians from the Harrogate area. Quite how I managed to fit into that remit I don’t know; I am quite good at pressing play on other people’s CDs, but the only instrument I can play is a one string banjo. However that is what happened and the photos I have seen so far are superb.



Should you wish to see them they are going to be on display at Harrogate College in B-Block on Tuesday 9th of June as part of the open night. I had a great time doing the shoot and anything that boosts my fragile self esteem these days is a good thing.

To that end, if anyone looks at those photos and thinks “HE is the face of our product”, so long as your product is not Pile Cream (as I prefer an ointment) I am your man, get in touch.

My calendar for summer is actually filling up insanely with offers not entirely disimilar to that. In the not too distant future I will be comparing Bedfest on Bedrace Day, Saturday 13thJune. This is a really good event held at Henshaw’s Arts & Crafts Centre in Bond end in Knaresborough, where I will get to DJ alongside Rory Hoy who is a great telent, so he will hopefully prop me up… Interestingly that day there is also, in Ripley, another really good looking event. Ripley Blues present Oli Brown and his Band, who I am told is an astounding Blue guitarist. So when it comes to summer it isn’t just my diary that should be filling up, there are loads of weekends with plenty of different events on so start planning now!

For example, did you know there is going to be a “Harrogate Bike Bash” on the Stray to celebrate one year on from our excellent showing as part of the Tour De France? Well, there is, and it will feature a closed circuit race round Harrogate which is the first time I can remember anything like that happening here. As well as that there will be an event village with BMX displays, live bands, DJs (possibly me) and probably a Radio Roadshow type stage from our own Stray FM. All that is taking place on the weekend of the 19th, 20th and 21st of June.

Before then, Harrogate sees the return of the excellent Charm night. Returning to Major Tom’s Social after their hugely successful “comeback gig” a couple of months ago, Charm is set to up the stakes, with a night of summer pop, 60s-influenced classic British guitar rock and psychedelia.



Famed for bringing the likes of Gruff Rhys, Julian Cope,and I Like Trains to town in the past, the next night, on Thursday 11th June, will be headlined by The Seagulls. This five-piece wear their influences on their sleeve, such as The Kinks, The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, Stone Roses, The Jam and My Morning Jacket. If you don’t believe me, you can see a video of them, here bit.ly/1Hk5mbY

Tickets are £4 for this, and the last night Charm ran was really busy and lots of fun… More information can be found at www.theseagullsmusic.co.uk

Less than a week after that, 10 Devonshire Place – which has also started to run regular and successful music nights – returns with another of it’s “masters” type events. Last month they packed the place out (on a Wednesday night!) with Tom Hingley, the original lead singer of The Inspiral Carpets. On Wednesday 17th June they welcome Mark Morrisons , the lead singer of The Bluetones live. That event is free entry but after the last one I can only recommend you turn up as early as you can, as even standing room only was at a premium. I’m really enjoying being involved again with live music there and can’t wait to see the guy from The Bluetones. I have hugely fond memories of getting into their sound via the old evening sessions on radio 1, and Mark will play the hits! I know because I asked specifically for him to play my 3 favorite songs… and the feeling of power was intoxicating – suddenly I understood why people bombard me with requests… though I have no sympathy with them as my musical taste is still better, and I was into everything before it got big.. I really suspect this will be another amazing night. When Tom Hingley played, he put out a great mixture of his more well known songs, his more bluesy solo stuff and even threw in the odd uplifting cover, which was more than I could have asked for. At the end of the day, it’s a free night out on a Wednesday to see a lead singer from a band with real pedigree, so I hope to see you there!

 

A couple of recommendations for you this weekend from me would be: go and see The Superlatives tonight at Henshaws in Knaresborough as they are a great band, and also MAKE SURE YOU ACTUALLY go and see The Superlatives tonight at Henshaws in Knaresborough, as I wasn’t joking, they are fantastic!

 

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

·        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.

Blues Bar, Brother Duke and the Deltas.

Wetherby Engine Shed, 70’s disco.

Rift & Co. Dj Tex brings the weekend.

Moko Lounge, #Fridays.

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

·                         Saturday 30th May

The Blues Bar, The Revelator Band

Retro Bar, open deck social Saturday night special.

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

Moko Lounge, Main Room DJ Max Czernic playing upfront house, electro and disco. 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.

·                         Sunday 31st May

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

Blues Bar, full day of live music with Tom Seals (3pm), aaron Bertenshaw & Zoe Dickenson(6pm), Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown (9pm). Free entry. Times VERY approximate.

Montey’s rock café, live music from the MG Band.

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 1st June

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.

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

Moko Lounge nightclub, Karaoke.

 

·                         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.

Blues Bar, Brother Duke and the Deltas.

Wetherby Engine Shed, 70’s disco.

Rift & Co. Dj Tex brings the weekend.

Moko Lounge, #Fridays.

Rehab Nightclub, “Electro Circus” dance Night.

Saturday 30th May
The Blues Bar, The Revelator Band

Retro Bar, open deck social Saturday night special.

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

Moko Lounge, Main Room DJ Max Czernic playing upfront house, electro and disco. 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.

Sunday 31st May
10 Devonshire Place, Very Quaint Vintage Quiz with Dj Trev PLUS live music round from Jonny Skinner.

Blues Bar, full day of live music with Tom Seals (3pm), aaron Bertenshaw & Zoe Dickenson(6pm), Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown (9pm). Free entry. Times VERY approximate.

Montey’s rock café, live music from the MG Band.

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 1st June

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.

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

Moko Lounge nightclub, Karaoke.

·        Tuesday 2nd june

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.

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

Blues Bar, acoustic session

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

Rehab Nightclub, Dj Jaye Selway

Moko Lounge, Dj Max Czernic’s request night.

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

Empress on the Stray, Charity quiz night.

Moko Lounge, Knee Deep house night presents Dungeon Meat. Special guest DJs plus superb residents, for lovers of all things house.

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

Tuesday 9th June
Harrogate College, B-Block, Exhibition of Students Degree Work… including portraits of Dj Trev and other more legitimate Harrogate artists.

Thursday 11th June
10 Devonshire Place; Reggae Rum n’ Records. Jamaican Street food served with a helping or Carribean Cuts from Martin Dodsworth. Jah Zipper cooks up the food, Martin plays the tunes, and you can get a meal, a can of ‘stripe and a rum for a tenner. Wagwan????

Major tom’s Social, Charm. Independent music night with bands and arty stuff.

 

·        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.

Costa Coffee, in the basement, Exhibition of Students Degree Work from Harrogate College… including portraits of Dj Trev and other more legitimate Harrogate artists.

 

·        Wednesday 17th June

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

 

Thursday 18th June
10 Devonshire place; Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday. Porkies Prime Cuts open deck special : “Beatles and Wings”. Guest DJs play their own beat & 60’s tunes, with free jerk chicken wings!

 

 

·        Friday 19th June

Harrogate Big Bike Bash launch: event village on The Stray

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

 

·        Saturday 20th June

Harrogate Big Bike Bash. Live circuit race in Harrogate, plus BMXing, live bands and DJs on the Stray.

 

·        Sunday 21st June

Harrogate Big Bike Bash. Final day, organized ride for all abilities, BMXing, demos, live bands and DJs on the Stray.

Keighley Armed Forces Day.

Major Tom’s Social; Geek Pub Quiz.

10 Devonshire Place; Solstice Quiz night, hippy quiz special, free entry

 

Thursday 25th June
Charity Golf Day at Oakdale Golf Club, for Parkinsons Aid.

 

·        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.

 

Thursday 2nd July
10 Devonshire Place; Porkies Prime Cuts vinyl open deck Jem’s hidden Jems Birthday party.

 

·        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.

 

·        18th July

Henshaw’s Knearesborough, Highway to Hull, AC/DC tribute plus support from modern Day Dukes.

 

·        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 5th September

Harrogate Ladies College (Sports Centre) Spa Town Roller Girls National Championship Fixture. Full contact sports with commentators, DJ and refreshments.

 

·        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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