The Harrogate “what’s on” guide by Dj Trev

Silly season

This will peradventure be the last column for a couple of weeks, as summer has arrived and I’ve a tonne of bizzarely long working weeks ahead. I expect I’ll find it hard, inbetween DJing, grabbing half an hours nap on my sofa, and having “wet wipe” showers backstage, to write lots of nonsense about the type of nonsense I get up to. Factor in the amount of time it takes for me to chose which stupid waistcoat – or indeed weskit if I am feeling particularly like an asse – matches my almost too perfectly tatty brogues, and you will see the demands on my time are mounting up.



It starts today… like now.

I’m “artist liaison” for Mark Morriss out of The Bluetones as he is playing 10 Devonshire Place tonight (Wednesday – 17 June 15). It’s free and starts from about 7pm, so I will be warming up with some Jamaican Street Food there before hand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kESgialbUfQ

Tomorrow I am back there for my open deck night “Porkies Prime Cuts” which has a slight Beatles angle to it since it is Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday, and I couldn’t think of a better theme than that.
Then it really kicks off on Friday. I’m opening The Big Bike Bash on the Stray at 4pm. This is to celebrate one year on (ish) from the whole “le grande depart” thing. I was a cynic about the tour de France affair, so consequently missed out on playing the big stage. Occasionally as a DJ I have regrets; for example, I regret choosing to become a DJ; it is after all a job that has limited options for the over 40s. Nevertheless I have 6 months left in me yet, and I remember bitterly regretting not getting involved with Le Tour on the basis that I was “too busy”. Technically I was too busy, but still, I have decided to no longer let details like that bother me. When the tour de france was such a great day, I was gutted that I could have been involved and had let other commitments get in the way, so I am really looking forward to being a part of this, albeit smaller, local affair. At the end of the day, I am much more suited to local community stuff, indeed, whilst it was against my will, I have done hundreds of hours community service following several misunderstandings in public areas.

I’m playing 4 til 6 on Friday, then Stray FM take over for the evening. I’m looking forward to working with Stray as I will get chance to see how professionals do it, and I am hoping to meet the girl who sings the Abbey electrical advert as she sounds nice. Whilst people party on the stray into the night, I am off to play Manchester to an ungodly hour in the morning. I’ll then drive home for a tidy 2 hours sleep before doing it all again the next day. Things start at  11 on Saturday and I am playing til 4 inbetween some ossum live bands. If you want to see the full event line up (for example if you are interested in things that are not just me, though that is hard for me to picture) click: http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2015/06/16/harrogate-big-bike-bash-full-schedule-of-events/



For best effect I would come and see me on each day and compare the sprightly figure I cut on Friday afternoon with the disheveled, bewildered and technically inept form I present at 9 (N.I.N.E.) on Sunday morning. I will no doubt by that time be convinced I am covered in spiders, or perhaps that I am a humming bird of some kind.

 

The Big Bike  isn’t just about cycling – though there is plenty of that; there is a participation circus, live bands and singers, Stray FM’s roadshow, BMX demos, food and drinks, Zumba, a giant screen (showing Paddington on Friday evening, so take a pic-nic) and then of course there are the races themselves. The town centre is closed for a team race round the finishing route le tour took, and also a race round town which as far as I know is the first time something like this has been done in Harrogate. There are team events which have some f the UKs finest talent involved… honestly, there is just loads on, so I really hope to see you there! I will be the guy who plays “Bicycle race” by Queen 7 times. Maybe 8.

 

Off yer bike
For something on Saturday night that’s a little different to all this, Retro Bar has got a Hardcore Punk gig, with DEATH JOB, Eric Bana & Little Drafts plus more bands. This is run by hardy hardcore perennial crew the NYHC who always put on really fun and friendly gigs.

Tonight, Wednesday, at theTap n’ Spile Pub, there is Poems Prose & Pints. This is a spoken word group and has special guest Oz Hardwick. It’s only £1 to go to, and I really like the events, so much so that I am trying to shift my gigs around in the future so I can get back to going regularly.

 

Next week; go wild in the country! Action in the Valleys
Lightwater Valley Country Music Festival is running Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th  from 11am ‘til 5pm. There is a really strong line up of talent from around the region, and theoretically there should be a picture of that very line up somewhere around this text what I am writing now, depending upon whether or not the editor of Harrogate-news read my cover notes. He usually does, as otherwise I give him a right spanking. We have a very complex relationship.

LWV-Music

I am MCing the stage for that, but am really hoping I can get some time off to go on the rides too. And maybe play the crazy golf. Ooh ooh and go on that minature train they have. I think I am too big to go climbing in Fort William these days though sadface. There will also be vintage clothing, street food and loads of other stuff that people like me like, so if you could come along and DJ for me so I can go do all that stuff that would be ace.

Also that weekend, on the Sunday 28th, Harrogate welcomes back the 1940s day to The Valley Gardens, which was a great success last year. On the Saturday night there is a Swing to victory party at The Manhatten Club which should be retty ossum too.
All in all, plenty to be going on with, so choose your poison, drink it responsibly and stock up on Suncream.

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

 

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.

Tap n’ Spile Pub, Poems Prose & Pints, spoken word group. With special guest Oz Hardwick. £1.

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 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.

Rehab Nightclub, Flexorama with Dj Tex

Viper Rooms, YOLO Club night.

Christies Pub, Sean McGrath’s Pub quiz.

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

 

Friday 19th June

The Stray, 4pm ike Bash launch: event village on The Stray (sort of opposite the cenotaph)

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

Blues Bar, The White Feather Collective live, free entry.

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 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.

Blues Bar, The Jed Thomas Blues 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 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

Blues Bar, full day of live music with Free entry. These and The Other Guys, TBC in the evening and Holly Webber. 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 22nd 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 23rd 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 24th 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 25th June

Charity Golf Day at Oakdale Golf Club, for Parkinsons Aid.

Blues Bar, The Phil Dean Trio.

 

Friday 26th June

Lightwater Valley Country festival. 11am to 5pm. Headlined by Yo Preston with 15 (F.I.F.T.E.E.N.) other bands across the weekend.

The Blues Bar, Motor City Blues live

Saturday 27th June

Lightwater Valley Country festival. 11am to 5pm. Headlined by Yo Preston with 15 (F.I.F.T.E.E.N.) other bands across the weekend.

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

Lightwater Valley Country festival. 11am to 5pm. Headlined by Yo Preston with 15 (F.I.F.T.E.E.N.) other bands across the weekend.

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.

 

Saturday 1st August

The Project at The Den. Help The Homeless charity night with buskers.

 

Sunday 2nd August

Fairytale Family Day at Henshaws

 

Tuesday 4th August

Curtis Eller’s American Circus at The Blues Bar.

 

14th August – 23rd August

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

 

Monday 17th August

Henshaw’s Knaresborough, “Dj Trev presents Porkies Prime Cuts, vinyl only open deck(chair) beach party / 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 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.

2nd Sunday of the month, 10 Devonshire Place, Folk afternoon.

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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