The Warehouse is fast becoming the worst-kept secret in Harrogate, with each night going from strength to strength.
Coming from a music family, Dan Mizen owned an operated Active Audio Studios for many years, in the Summer of 2016 he jointly set-up the Warehouse Studio with Jim Webber. It represents huge development for Dan, now having a facility of two separate studio spaces and a live music venue.
On the 2 March 2017 they played host to Caitlin Koch, The Kris Barras band and Devon Mayson.
The venue itself is just off the Wetherby Road in Bilton Court. It is what you could call a mid-size venue, with a capacity of a around 100. They have also teamed up with Andy Annat BBQ to provide the bar and food service, something that works well.
First up on the night was Devon Mayson, a young singer-songwriter, that spoke and played with confidence. With a sound that is a fusion of Country and Pop, playing covers and original pieces. It is difficult to not compare her to Taylor Swift in her earlier days. Largely playing solo, she finished with a guitarist borrowed from the Kriss Barras band and came to life even more.
Kris Barras is an interesting guy. Doing some homework, Kris is a Mixed Martial Artist of some accomplishment, still running a training school. Music was in his family from early days, with his latest album reaching number 2 in the Amazon Blues charts and number 3 in iTunes.
Kris’s guitar solos were quiet simply exceptional.
Caitlin Koch is probably best know for the very first season of X-Factor USA, but is now on a European Tour. Powerful vocals coupled with a backing band made a great finish to the night.
And also not to forget a couple of songs from Harrogate’s Aaron Bertenshaw. Aaron hadn’t planned to play on the night, but borrowed a guitar and took to the mic – what a true professional.
The Warehouse is a type of venue that Harrogate has been crying out for – Perhaps Harrogate now has its own King Tuts Wah Wah Hut. We wish them great success.
Next up on the 31 March 2017 is Danni Nicokls, The NewGrass Cutters and Twinnie.