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New York Brass To Bring An Energetic Opening To Scarborough Jazz Festival

20 January, 2017

Stunning! Memorable! Full of surprises! That’s what they will be saying about the opening of this year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival by the New York Brass Band. The band is a powerful team of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians packing an arsenal of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone with a varied repertoire. They will bring a broad range of styles from jazz to pop, reggae to funk and New Orleans to ska - and without a note of music in sight. NYBB has had a busy few years, playing all over the UK and Europe including Glastonbury Festival (the last three yea...

Fairport Convention's Golden Anniversary Comes To Whitby Pavilion

19 January, 2017

Iconic folk group Fairport Convention will celebrate their golden anniversary in 2017 with a brand new album and a UK & Ireland winter tour, which stops off at Whitby Pavilion on Friday 3 March. The folk-rock heroes will be marking 50 years of performances with an extensive series of dates and the release of '50:50@50' which features new original songs and live recordings of various fan favourites. The winter tour will see the band playing a selection of tracks from the new record, alongside established hits from their ever-growing repertoire. Founding member Simon Nicol hasn't lost ...

Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall Transforms Into Wrestling Arena

19 January, 2017

Epic battles and action packed bouts will have visitors at the edge of their seats, when E.P.W. Wrestling returns to Scarborough Spa on Friday 3 February. The Grand Hall will be transformed into a wrestling arena with a mammoth 15ft cage of hell taking centre stage. There will be some epic battles from the likes of high flying Finnish Luchador El Excentrico and British Wrestling hero Johnny Moss. The team are delighted to be joined by female wrestlers Little Miss Roxy, Xia Brookside and The Voodoo Queen. There will also be appearances from Tokyo Joe, Davey Blaine, Killjoy and many more. Wi...

60’s Tunes From Liverpool And Manchester To Rock Scarborough Spa

19 January, 2017

Original artistes of the 60’s and 70’s are to descend on Scarborough Spa this October with ‘The Rockin' & Rolling with Laughter Tour’. The show, which comes to the Spa’s theatre on Saturday 21 October, will feature The Merseybeats, The Dakotas, Beryl Marsden, Mick Miller, Berni Flint and more! The Merseybeats, who signed with Fontana in the early 60’s, were a regular at the prestigious Liverpool Cavern Club. They have performed alongside The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers plus other similar acts of the Liverpool music scene from that era. Manche...

Sheffield University Concerts Team Up with SIV Tickets

18 January, 2017

  SIV Tickets are delighted to announce a new ticketing partnership with the Sheffield University Concerts team. The partnership will showcase the Concerts season to a wider Sheffield and regional customer base and offer the opportunity to a much wider audience to see one of the many concerts produced at Firth Hall (University of Sheffield). Tickets will be available to buy online (www.sivtickets.com) in person from the SIV Tickets Box Office, based at Sheffield City Hall, and also on the phone (0114 2233777). Stewart Campbell, Concerts Director says ‘University of Sheffield Conc...

Winner Of ‘Jazz North Introduces’ Announced For Scarborough Jazz Festival

11 January, 2017

Another exciting band has been announced for this year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival, thanks to the ‘Jazz North Introduces‘ scheme. Wandering Monster have been awarded the opportunity to perform at a number of high profile jazz festivals across The North, including Scarborough Jazz Festival which takes place 22 – 24 September 2017. The band, led by double bassist Sam Quintana, is the latest beneficiary of this pioneering mentorship and support scheme for talented young jazz musicians up to the age of 25. Selected by a panel of festival directors and professional musicia...

Connor Lawlor Makes A Debut Performance At A Hot & Spicy Farrer’s Bar & Brasserie

10 January, 2017

Farrer’s Bar & Brasserie is to celebrate International Hot and Spicy Day on 16 January with a special ‘Monday Menu with Music’, featuring local singer-songwriter Connor Lawlor. Although a well-known performer across the town, this will be Connor’s debut performance for ‘The Monday Menu with Music’. The 21-year old has featured in pubs and clubs across the region, including opening performances at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre. As an acoustic performer, Connor is influenced by artists including Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, James Bay and Paolo Nutini. As a...

This January The North East's Mining Tradition Comes Alive With Pitmen Poets

10 January, 2017

North East folk band ‘The Pitmen Poets’ are to perform live at Scarborough Spa on Sunday 15 January 2017. The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition. With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, from the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw its demise and the resulting aftermath. The band brings together four of the region's leading champions of its musical heritage. Ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, songman from London&rsquo...

Comedy, Live Music And Celebrate The 80s At Scarborough Spa This January

3 January, 2017

The team at Scarborough Spa has had one of the best Christmas seasons yet, but they aren’t slowing down for January. In fact, the month is packed with comedy, live music and themed events. January was once the quiet month of the year, but the Grand Hall will be back in action for ‘I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: 2017 Stage Tour’ on Sunday 8 January. BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games will include Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. On Sunday 15 January ex-lindisf...

This January The North East's Mining Tradition Comes Alive With Pitmen Poets

3 January, 2017

North East folk band ‘The Pitmen Poets’ are to perform live at Scarborough Spa on Sunday 15 January 2017. The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition. With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, from the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw its demise and the resulting aftermath. The band brings together four of the region's leading champions of its musical heritage. Ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, songman from London&rsquo...