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York Concerts 2020

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Live Music at the Black Swan Folk Club
Music at York Barbican
National Centre For Early Music
Kennedy's York

Live Music At Kennedy's
Live Jazz Every Sunday, 1-4pm.
The perfect accompaniment for a delicious Sunday dinner, freshly roasted by our awesome chefs.

Open Mic Night hosted by Kell Chambers
Every Thursday, 9pm to late
Hosted by BBC Introducing regular Kell Chambers, grab a table by the stage and enjoy York’s finest local musicians.

Kennedy's, Little Stonegate, York YO1 8AX
SONGBIRDS
Sunday 5 April 2020
The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, YORK YO31
A wonderful journey of song, celebrating some of the most iconic female singers and songwriters of the 60s, 70s and 80s. From musical theatre legends Julie Andrews and Barbra Streisand and pop sensations including Carole King, Karen Carpenter and Kate Bush, to the hilariously clever comedy of Victoria Wood, this programme has something for everyone. Every song delivered by Jessa Liversidge in her trademark style :- heartfelt, pure vocals with emotional conviction and entertaining storytelling. Tickets

Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road. YO31 8TA Show on Map
Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 501935
www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk
York Ted-fest 4
Saturday 11 April 2020
Venue: The Huntington WMC
A celebration of teddy boy rock n roll ..rockin and rollin since the 1950s and still going strong. this is ted-fest number 4 and we have crazy cavan and the rhythm rockers (who are celebrating 50 years of rockin this year 2020) with from Glasgow the port town rockers and top rock n roll d.j. from Doncaster the big bopper. .there will be six hours of non stop rock n roll..
The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats, ‘Citizens Of Boomtown,’ UK Tour
Saturday 25 April 2020
Barbican
The Boomtown Rats will mark 2020 (The Year Of The Rat) with a UK tour to support their first new studio album since 1984 and singer Bob Geldof’s new book entitled, Tales Of Boomtown Glory.

Formed in Dublin in 1975, The Boomtown Rats became part of the burgeoning punk scene and went on to make history. Racking up 6 era-defining albums, The Boomtown Rats were the first Irish band to have a UK #1 with their hit, Rat Trap as well as their single, I Don’t Like Mondays, which went to the top of the charts in 32 countries.

Singer Bob Geldof’s defiant motormouth arrogance and flagrant disrespect for authority endeared him and his band to every youth who felt weighed down by the heavy handed blandishments of church and state. In the UK The Boomtown Rats first toured with the Ramones and Talking Heads, rocking and mocking the status quo alongside the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers. They became one of the biggest bands of the late 70s/80s with a string of top ten hits and platinum albums, earning them Brit Awards and Ivor Novellos.

In 1984, inspired by a TV report on the famine in Ethiopia, Bob Geldof organized the star-studded Band Aid and co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas," one of the biggest-selling singles in history. The next year he organised Live Aid.

When The Boomtown Rats took a break after 6 albums and countless singles it seemed the right time. They went off to their different lives. Bob Geldof made 7 solo albums. Then something pulled them back into each other’s orbit. It felt unforced, entirely natural and the rage and frustrations that drove the earlier incarnation of the band was no less tempered by time or life.

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