We are thrilled to announce that the award ceremony will be held at Pocklington Arts Centre October 7th 2017.
The evening will include live grassroots music from York Singer Songwriter Jess Gardham, and Bradford Trio Trigger Thumb, food and of course the awards ceremony again hosted by Chris (the man in a hat) Martin and this year joined by the brilliant Lexi Broadz, in a celebration of Yorkshires grassroots music.
The evening includes a light supper, this year, Caribbean provided by Jamrock Flavas.
- please let me know if there are any vegetarians coming so I can plan the food, also any food allergies, celiac etc.
The Ceremony will take place between 7.00pm and 11.45pm.
We will have a stage area in the auditorium and an area for people to sit and eat. Of course there is a bar and delicious local beers.
We are definitely not salubrious- very down to earth and grass-rootsy. Dress code is however you feel comfortable- It will be a fun night where we all celebrate and value the great work done by everybody involved in getting local music out- the diverse creativity that is Yorkshires grass roots music scene.
The winners will be announced at the award ceremony.
The five nominated in each category are of course guests +1 free guest each.
Advance tickets £7.50 (inc processing) - £8.50 on the door-
JESS GARDHAM; Award winning singer/songwriter/Musician Jess Gardham is to release her new EP 'RISE NOT FALL' in July along with a new website and music videos!!
So watch this space.
After four years of being in a band Jess is looking forward to going right back to her roots as a songwriter.
She has released various material over the years the first being album 'Beyond Belief' which got picked up by BBC radio 2.
Jess went on to be a songwriting finalist for BBC radio 2 with them saying that "she is a songwriter to watch".
Jess's self penned songs have been played on BBC introducing throughout her musical career.
With her own brand of pop/soul/acoustic fusion she has supported a whole host of internationally known acts (KT tunstall, The Shires, The Magic Numbers, Paul Carrack, David McAlmont, Martin Simpson, Tony Joe White, rachael Sage, Kathryn Williams, Wilko Johnson, Amy Wadge, Chantel Mcgregor, mungo Jerry) and has already been booked for a host of festivals and venues this summer so make sure you catch her live!
TRIGGER THUMB; A 3 piece, no-nonsense collective of Yorkshire bred gentlemen. Armed with nothing but musical instruments and a honey badger temper, Trigger Thumb blend a potion of influences reaching far and wide to bring you a portrait of inner Bradford life.
Splicing furious riffs, euphoric electronica and an endearing passion for emotional affirmation through soundscape creation, Trigger Thumb offer a noise to quench the most desperate of thirsts.Step right up, whatever your pleasure, you're sure to have it satisfied here.