ARTISTS APPEARING 2022 - 23

HepworthLIVE is back. Rather than monthly concerts we will be doing occasional shows with acts we really want to book. 
Tickets are only available from WeGotTickets.

Next up on Sunday 20th November is Man the Lifeboats.

Doors 7:00pm Start 7:30pm

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Man the Lifeboats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man The Lifeboats began life in a shanty-punk folk moshpit in 2016. Skinny Lister and Holy Moly & the Crackers were the two bands that ignited the fire, lit the spark, and blew the roof of the Garage that night. Proof that live music can indeed be life-changing.

Fast forward 6 years, several line-ups, 80 gigs and counting, an EP, a live album and a studio album later, and Man The Lifeboats are an established band ploughing their folky furrow on the festival circuit, winning over audiences and drawing comparisons to Bellowhead, Waterboys, Oysterband, the Levellers, and of course, those folk-punk heroes the Pogues.

The songs are raucous, upbeat, lyrical, driving. Traditional tunes are dragged kicking and screaming into the modern age, songs are crafted with big choruses that tell stories. Songs with straight-up lyrics, pounding bass lines, furious banjo and fiddle melodies and stomping beats, Man The Lifeboats have cultivated a sound that would not be out of place at a party at the end of the world.

2022 sees the launch of MTL’s second album, Soul Of Albion. Recorded over the pandemic at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, it’s nothing short of epic. Alongside the full-throttle folk tunes and singalong disco choruses, there are darker and more ambient moments, finely honed by the band and producer Jamie Evans. It sounds like Led Zeppelin arm-wrestling Shane McGowan in a Birmingham brewery, like Jimbob and Fruitbat fronting Fairport Convention, like The Albion Band turned up to 11 with their fiddles on fire.

​Tonic for these troubled times.

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Sunday 11th December - The Young'uns
We are delighted to have the fantastic trio coming back to Hepworth with 2 shows in the day, a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 6pm. One of the best loved acts on the UK folk circuit, tickets are sure to be in great demand. 

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Both shows now sold out

The Young’uns’ live shows are renowned roller coaster rides. With heart-on-the-sleeve storytelling, beautiful lyrics, warm harmonies and relentless repartee, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle (the award-winning stand-up comedian) write and sing folk songs for today. 

 

Born from empathy, crafted with care, fired by hope, and shared with joy, The Young'uns' songs have been described as ‘a heartfelt secular hymnary for these troubled times and a rallying call for humanity’ (The Scotsman). They have led the band to three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (including Best Album in 2018 for Strangers) and the creation of the acclaimed international theatre show The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff (based upon their 2019 album of the same name).

 

Nearly twenty years after accidentally stumbling into the alien world of their local folk club as drunken teenagers, (and gaining their cureless name in the process) these three thirtysomething friends from Stockton and Hartlepool have never lost the joy of that first night of singing together. Whether performing at Glastonbury Festival, writing a song about pigs with a group of school children, or presenting a programme on Radio 4, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle are just the same.

Matinee show sold out
Matinee show - Doors 1:30 Start 2:00pm
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Evening show sold out
Evening show - Doors 5:30 Start 6:00pm

Saturday 11th February - Luke Jackson

Doors 7:30 Starts 8pm
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Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who way back in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and 2016, his live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ was voted 2018 Album of the Year by Laurel Canyon and in 2020 his last studio release ‘Journals’ was voted 2019 Album of the Year by Fatea Magazine.

Over the past few years he has steadily developed a reputation for himself in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits, through his solo, duo or trio shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and John Paul White, formerly of the legendary Civil Wars.

Saturday 15th April 2023. - The Track Dogs 
The last band to play HepworthLIVE before the pandemic struck and we are thrilled they have agreed to come back.
We just love the latin rhythms from this Madrid based band who put on a fantastic foot tapping show. 
Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm
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TRACK DOGS

“Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.”

Comprised of 2 Irishmen, 1 Englishman and 1 American the band came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music; a veritable 4×4 of voices and instruments identified for their dynamic fusion of styles including folk, latin, Americana & even some bluegrass.

The four international “madrileños” (Garrett Wall, Dave Mooney, Howard Brown & Robbie K. Jones) whose artistic names derives from the dark subterranean world of New York’s subway system, present Fire On The Rails, a kicking album that grows on the work that has opened so many doors for the band.

“…based in Madrid and with instruments that include cajon, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and trumpet and, rather obviously Spanish guitar, the quartet serve up a south of the border fiesta exuberance that defies you not to stomp the heels and play air castanets….the groove is most definitely on.”
Fatea Magazine, UK