The Duchess, York

The Duchess, Stonebow House, York, YO1 7NP

What’s on

Tuesday 3 May

Moulettes + Marcus Bonfanti + Sam Walker

Moulettes are a British band of Björk, Frank Zappa and
Gentle Giant loving Multi-instrumentalists that weave
several genres together with 3 part harmony female
vocals, amplified Cello, distorted Bassoon, Drums,
Double bass, Guitars and synths into an incomparable and s
urreal alt.pop/ProgFolk Universe.
Singles from their 2010 (****Mojo), 2012 (****The
Guardian) and 2014 (Best Album: Spiral Earth Awards)
albums have had several BBC6 and BBC2 plays. From
playing together at school in Glastonbury to reside
ncieson Tin Pin Alley, to festivals and relentless world
touring; they have manage to share stages and studios with Arthur
Brown, Herbie Flowers, Nick Cave, Seasick Steve, Mystery Jets, The Unthanks, Band Of Skulls, Mumford and Sons (Ted Dwane was a founding Moulette)
Bellowhead and Levellers.
Marcus Bonfanti
http://www.marcusbonfanti.com
Sam Walker
https://samwalkermusic.wordpress.com

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Friday 6 May

Bad Manners

Bad Manners have always been a non-stop Party band and continue to hold that high accolade to this day, touring extensively both in BRitain and abroad.

Lace up your boots, pull up your braces and get ready to party with Buster and the boys. You won’t forget it!

Bad Manners Website

 

 

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Saturday 7 May

Saturday Night Lounge

Every Saturday we bring you four of the funniest stand-up comedians from around the world to our friendly and comfortable venue in a two and a half hour long laughter-fest aimed at comedy fans, couples and small groups.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £14.00

Hyena Lounge Website

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Tuesday 10 May

The Defiled *CANCELLED*

PLEASE NOTE THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED

ALL TICKETS CAN BE REFUNDED FROM THE POINT OF PURCHASE

It is with heavy, blackened hearts, that we inform you that the time has come to lay The Defiled to rest. There is no drama or fallouts, but we have been forced to face the reality that the love of what we do is not enough to keep our black ship sailing; the continuation of The Defiled has become logistically (financially) untenable. 

Thank you – you, our fans, have given us a life experience that we could have never dreamed of. From a grotty flat in north London, you have enabled us to reach places we’d previously only read or heard about, allowed us to grace stages all over the world, cheered for us at some of the worlds most prestigious festivals and granted us the opportunity to perform alongside some of our heroes. And we are in the Guinness Book Of World Records – WTF??!!

Seeing you singing our words back to us, hearing your stories on how our music has affected you, watching you lose your shit to the heavy bits and seeing the spontaneous outpouring of love when some of you linked arms and made a “circle of love” at our last London show has moved us in ways that are impossible to articulate, but just know; we love you for it.

This means we are forced to cancel our scheduled shows with In This Moment in May as well as the headline shows planned. We hate to let you down a second time in just a few months, but unfortunately this is unavoidable.

We know this is not good enough, and all of us deserve a proper send off for The Defiled. We are currently working out how to record some final songs for you, and if we can do a farewell tour before our Final Sleep. Until then…

The Defiled

1888 – 2016

 

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Wednesday 11 May

Nell Bryden ** Cancelled***

Due to inforseen circumstances and Nell’s hectic schedule sadly the show at The Duchess has been cancelled.

Refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Friday 13 May

Dreadzone *Rescheduled Date* + Beatroot Of All Evil + Way Of The Texan

All tickets remain valid

“One of the few acts to have truly explored the
possibilities of Dub & Reggae” Rock Sound

“Dreadzone’s is a joyous noise; bouncing beats
with samples bashing into live vocals” Q

Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone re-issued their classic 2001 album ‘Sound’ on their own Dubwiser label this Summer. Dreadzone are still going strong after over 20 years in the game with core members Greg Dread, Leo Williams, MC Spee and legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar and Bazil completing the current Dreadzone line up. They continue to tour extensively throughout the UK & Europe, and this re-issue is being accompanied by an extensive set of tour dates this Autumn and into Spring 2016.

Dreadzone formed in 1993 when the former Big Audio Dynamite rhythm section; drummer Greg ‘Dread’ Roberts and bassist Leo Williams teamed up with musician, producer and mixer Tim Bran. Throughout the 1990’s Dreadzone had continually remixed itself; chopping and changing members and record labels (including stints on both Virgin and Alan McGhee’s Creation). Greg and Tim decided to approach the new millennium with a fresh idea in the form of the Dubwiser Club night at Notting Hill Arts Club. They channelled their energy into club nights that fused dub and reggae with contemporary beats to create the perfect soundtrack for people from different planets. This proved a fertile musical playground and it was in this climate (helped by their new ‘Dread Central’ studio complex) that the band would create Sound, released on Ruff Life in 2001.
Written and evolved over a two-year period, Sound features contributions from Don Letts, Earl 16, Aswad’s Brinsley Forde and MC Det. As this re-issue demonstrates, the album as a whole sounds as fresh and vibrant today as it did upon release. Indeed, tracks such as Digital Mastermind and Dread’pon Sound have now reached ‘classic’ status, becoming entrenched favourites in the Dreadzone live show. It it is also notable for the first appearance of a certain MC Spee on opener, Return of The Dread.

With Support from:

Beatroot Of All Evil:

The Way Of The Texan:

http://wayofthetexan.co.uk/

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Saturday 14 May

Saturday Night Lounge

Every Saturday we bring you four of the funniest stand-up comedians from around the world to our friendly and comfortable venue in a two and a half hour long laughter-fest aimed at comedy fans, couples and small groups.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £14.00

Hyena Lounge Website

 

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Friday 20 May

The Y Street Band

The Y Street Band are York based experimental rockists, cutting and pasting iconic influences as they please to tease out their own unique brand of indie rock/pop. Byrne (Talking Heads) meet Morrissey (The Smiths) in this fusion laid over haunting dual guitars and funk driven drums and bass.

Showtime! ‘The Y Street Band’ are returning to ‘The Duchess’ in their home town of York. Supported by fellow Yorkshire heavy hitters ‘I Set The Sea On Fire’ and ‘The Patron Saints’ this stands to be a sensational night of up and coming original talent.

Discover: http://www.theystreetband.co.uk/

Music: https://soundcloud.com/the-y-street-band

Youtube: https://youtu.be/crmf-prb4z0/

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Saturday 21 May

Saturday Night Lounge

Every Saturday we bring you four of the funniest stand-up comedians from around the world to our friendly and comfortable venue in a two and a half hour long laughter-fest aimed at comedy fans, couples and small groups.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £14.00

Hyena Lounge Website

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Sunday 22 May

Dan Reed & Danny Vaughn

Danny Vaughn, Frontman of cult New Jersey Rockers, Tyketto, and Dan Reed, founder and leader of the influential Dan Reed Network, will join forces again in May 2016 on a joint tour which see these two iconic frontmen appear together.
This will be an intimate acoustic evening with a difference; instead of each artist performing their full set on a rotational basis, both Dan and Danny will take the stage together for an evening of music and chat, with each artist performing their own songs, joining in with each other, telling joint stories and triggering a setlist based on the flow of conversation. So, it’s guaranteed that no two shows will be the same.

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Saturday 28 May

Saturday Night Lounge

Every Saturday we bring you four of the funniest stand-up comedians from around the world to our friendly and comfortable venue in a two and a half hour long laughter-fest aimed at comedy fans, couples and small groups.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £14.00

Hyena Lounge Website

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Tuesday 31 May

Adam Green

Having released seven solo albums in eight years Adam Green is already renowned around the globe as one of music’s most unique and prolific song writing talents.

Of his now multifaceted career Green, says: “You know how people are always looking for a unifying theory? I was looking for a unifying theory of artistic expression. I was trying to create some kind of fluidity within my music, art, writing. If you listen to my songs, you see they’re kind of cartoonish. I try to make songs like my paintings. When creating my movie, I tried to create more of a song.”

http://adamgreen.info

https://www.facebook.com/AdamGreenOfficial/

https://twitter.com/AverageCabbage

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Saturday 4 June

Saturday Night Lounge

Every Saturday we bring you four of the funniest stand-up comedians from around the world to our friendly and comfortable venue in a two and a half hour long laughter-fest aimed at comedy fans, couples and small groups.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £14.00

Hyena Lounge Website

 

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Tuesday 18 October

TAPE FACE

The Boy with Tape on his Face is TAPE FACE
The show the world can’t stop talking about. This is stand-up comedy with no talking, drama with no acting and punch lines with no words.
The artist formerly known as The Boy with Tape on His Face brings you a multi-award winning, multi-hyphenate spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed. Join TAPE FACE as he conjures uproarious & moving tableaux using only the most everyday of objects and the most popular of songs.
Think you’ve seen TAPE FACE? Think again. This year promises to be a bigger, brighter and more spectacular re-imagining of his unique and special brand of silent comedy. This truly is comedy made for everyone, be prepared to get involved and enraptured as you step inside a comedy world unlike any other. Visually stunning, heart-stopping, and hilarious – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and when it’s all over you’ll be completely lost for words.
Total sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for four years in a row, four sold-out UK tours, a smash hit run in London’s West End, a critically acclaimed marvel around the world (New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, South Africa…)
As Seen On:
The Royal Variety Performance (ITV)
Live @ The Fringe (BBC)
The Comedy Prom (BBC2) with Tim Minchin
The John Bishop Show (BBC1)
“A truly magical experience” – Chortle ★★★★★
“Has to be seen to be believed” – Adelaide Advertiser ★★★★★
“Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny.” – Time Out ★★★★★
“This Boy is going places” – The Times ★★★★★
“Wills is a slapstick virtuoso” – The List ★★★★★
“A show that’s a delight from start to finish, that can be enjoyed by absolutely everybody.” – The Scotsman ★★★★★
“As timeless as it is wordless, as disarming as it is funny” – The Guardian ★★★★

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