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Dj Trev’s “what’s on” in Harrogate

All the Bs. Bedfest, Bike Bash, Bluetones and barious other things.


Bedrace Day
This weekend is Bedrace day in Knaresborough – in itself is good day (and occasionally a regrettable forgotten night afterwards) – but since it started a few years ago, Henshaw’s “Bedfest” (which runs alongside the main event just a few hundred yards up the road) is a brilliant way to get more from an already great day out.

It is tricky to be certain when the roads are closed in Knaresborough, the signs I’ve seen say from midday onwards, but there is nowt on the website I can find, so I will have to trust the signs (I have trust issues with signs ever since god sent me that burning bush telling me people would enjoy it if I grew a mullet). However I do know for a fact that Bedfest commences its entertainment at 12pm. I will be on site DJing and MCing (not rapping, just introducing the bands), and if you don’t like me that’s OK cos I leave to go to DJ Manchestah at 6ish so the dream team of DJ Rory Hoy and compère Graham Chalmers take over for the rest of proceedings. There are loads of bands and artists on the bill, too many to list, all the way down to the bottom of the bill, where underneath the toilet attendants and “clapper best boy grip” is my name, which legitimizes my claim that I do a lot of work for charidee, though I don’t like to talk about it.


Before that, this Thursday Harrogate’s legendary indie night Charm is at Major Tom’s Social. I went to the last one and it were right good, so am looking forward to this.

The headliners are The Seagulls, and it’s only 4 quid to get in.

It should be a splendid night as before hand I am going to my local 10 Devonshire Place for “Rum, Reggae & Records” which has Martin Dodsworth playing the finest Jamaican sounds, with food provided by Jah Zipper. It’s £10 for a Jamaican Redstripe, Jamaican Rum and Jamaican dish with 2 sides… plantain and dumplins for me I think. Last time the street food at 10Dev was on I put on about a stone, so if you see me jogging my way to Major Tom’s afterwards that is because there will be more hole than belt if I get more put in.


Next week is another busy one, too. The lead singer of The Bluetones, Mark Morriss, is playing at 10 Dev on Wednesday 17th. I’m really looking forward to that; I love their 90’s stuff and he will be playing the hits, plus Mark’s solo output is excellent too, sounding a bit like some of the contemporary indie bands who are emerging (Temples, Circa Waves, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and so on). So good new stuff and plenty of classics then. Oh, and it’s free to get in, so I would suggest you turn up early. Supports will be on from about half 7, but the pub is only small and when they had Tom Hingley (Ex-Inspiral Carpets) playing they had to turn people awy who left it till too late to arrive.

Alsoat the same venue on Thursday 18th, I’m having my open deck vinyl night “Porkies Prime Cuts”; it is a “beatles and Wings” special, as it’s Paul McCartney’s birthday and all the DJs get free Jamaican hot wings. Apart from the tricksie vegemetarians who get some Linda McCartney sausages.


Big Bike Bash
Next weekend (19th, 20th & 21st) is a thing called the “Big Bike Bash”. You have perhaps seen the signs saying that Harrogate town center will be closed off for traffic for it. Whilst I have never trusted signs (since god sent me a burning copy of Kate Bushes album “Kick inside” that told me he was called Cathy, and I should come home) this is actually true as on Saturday there is an opportunity for people to race the course that the Tour de France things followed last year. Most of the race places have been booked up but there are still some available for some races, and there are also universal participation rides on the Sunday. Things actually start on the Friday, with live music, plus me doing a bit of DJing and Stray FM doing a roadshow type thing, which should all be fun. There will be a full entertainment village, with circus marquees, food stalls and plenty to do, see, eat, and indeed smell. The best thing of all is it’s free to attend, so if the weather is on our side this will be an ace weekend. It is set up to keep the ball rolling (or the gears turning I guess) from last year’s Le Grande Depart and if it is a success there will be more resources available for it next year, so get involved and show your support!


The running man
My mate Smiler got in touch and asked me to help spread the word on some sponsored stuff he is doing for Thea’s Trust.

Thea’s Trust is a registered charity, raising awareness and vital funds to support families and children with MPS, a rare and life limiting genetic condition. Thea was born on July 23, 2013. Six months later, she was diagnosed with MPS I Hurler Syndrome. Thea tragically passed away on the 10th May 2014, she fought so hard but could not overcome multiple complications throughout her treatment and died peacefully in her mother’s arms.
My mate Smiler is a friend of the family and by his own admission is not “super fit”. Last year he was classed as obese, so decided it was time to take action and challenge himself, plus raise some money for a very worthy cause.

The thing is, I think he has gone a bit mental.

Like, most people might do a sponsored bike ride or swim or something. Smiler has however signed himself up to do 14 (that’s right: F.O.U.R.T.E.E.N.) Tough Mudder events.
If you don’t know what is involved here are some examples:
Yorkshire Warrior is 10 miles across the Yorkshire countryside with hills, bogs, a river walk, an 800 meter underground tunnel, fire, ice bath, barbed wire, electric fence, log carry, crawling and climbing over 30 obstacles. Total Warrior is a 12km race with 30 punishing obstacles including peaks of pain, the shocker, human BBQ, the plunge, and death valley to name a few and some kind of clay/mud/quicksand that saps your strength with every step. The Dirty Weekend is by far the longest race over 20 miles and 200 obstacles all of which are designed to push your limits from you first step to your last.
Smiler, who has clearly taken leave of his senses, is doing 7 UK Tough Mudder’s across the country on both Saturday and Sunday so that’s 2 races per weekend, yep, I’m no maths genius, but that makes 14 events. As he puts it “the real challenge lies (in) running one of these (hard enough for most people) then getting up the next day and doing it again.”
Here is the page for donations,  So far Smiler (real name Alan, I never knew that) has raised a massive £520.00 and says he would love to get that up to a grand by the time he has finished his ordeal, which he is about halfway through, so if you can afford to give anything, that would be nice. I just gave some cos I don’t want to tell you to do anything I wouldn’t do.
Finally, listen to the new album by Slaves, it is brilliant. They are in no way a local band, but this is the only platform I have, so listen to me, and listen to them.


Cheers for reading, and here’s the listings for this week and beyond.

Have fun, drink good stuff in a good way, wear sun cream and don’t be loose with your affections. Trev x x x


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

Retro Bar, Unity Reggae Band plus support.

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, “Rift Raff” Industry night, Half Price Drinks with Toby Skinner plus guests

Blues Bar, acoustic session


Wednesday 10th June
The Den, Salsa; beginners 7.30pm, intermediate 8.30pm, social dancing 9.30pm £5 per class, two classes for £8

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

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.


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.

Rehab Nightclub, Flexorama with Dj Tex

Viper Rooms, YOLO Club night.

Christies Pub, Sean McGrath’s Pub quiz.

Blues Bar, live music from The Resonators.

Rift & Co. JagerRocks – £1 jager bombs all night


Friday 12th June
Blues Bar, Mudcats Blues Trio live.

Rift & Co. Live lounge from 6pm til 9pm, then Dj Tex brings the weekend from 9pm.

Moko Lounge, #Fridays.

Rehab Nightclub, “Electro Circus” dance Night.

Retro Bar, Undercurrent Hip Hop Special.


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.

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, Main Room DJ Max Czernic playing upfront house, electro and disco. Door charge applies, or contact the venue for guestlist before 11pm.

Rift  & Co. Entourage Saturday Session.

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


Sunday 14th June
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 Free entry. Matt Woosey afternoon, Oblivion in the evening & Rob Reynolds at night. Times VERY approximate, obviously.

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 15th 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 16th 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, “Rift-Raff” (taking over back to rev) as the Tuesday industry session Toby Skinner plus guests. 50% off drinks 8pm til close.

Blues Bar, Hannah’s farewell party?


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!

Blues Bar,  Scapegoat Kelly live.


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.

The Den, Latin Fury Party Night.

Retro Bar, HC/ Punk night with DEATH JOB, Eric Bana & Little Drafts plus more bands.


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)

Retro Bar, Reggae Summer Party Special.


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.


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Trev x x x

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