What’s On – News

Please remember Covid hasn’t gone away just yet and give each other some space. But come on down and give your ears a treat.


Jazz with The Manchester Jazz Collective

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2024
Time: 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm

The Manchester Jazz Collective

“Hard-grooving Jazz that’s filtered through the investigation of the more unfamiliar”

Please note our new starting time: 8.15

Admission free, with a collection taken, please be generous if you can.

For those who may be unsure of the public transport situations, here are some useful details…

If you’re travelling towards Halifax / Bradford / Leeds, the last train leaves Sowerby Bridge at 00.05.
If you’re travelling up the Calder Valley, and onwards to Manchester, the last train leaves Sowerby Bridge at 23.23.
Please allow 15 minutes to walk from the pub to the station, and please check, on the day of travel, that the times have not changed, or that strike actions are being planned.
There’s a 579 bus to Halifax that leaves Station Road at 23.48, just a few minutes’ walk from the Pub, however, give yourself plenty of time, as it’s the last bus, it can be pretty sharp in setting off.

Matthew Bourne

Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Matthew Bourne is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, and possesses an inventive and unique artistic approach for bringing infirm pianos back to life in Songs From A Lost Piano, collaborating with classical musicians of the London Sinfonietta in Written/Unwritten, the acclaimed solo piano albums, Montauk Variations, Isotach, and reinterpretations of Amon Tobin’s work for Ninja Tune. Other projects include Radioland; a live reworking of Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity album (in collaboration with Franck Vigroux & Antoine Schmitt), solo synthesiser album moogmemory; Nightports w/Matthew Bourne; and the double-album Aeolian, with the late Keith Tippett. Bourne’s work has appeared on compilations by Bonobo and Hot Chip, and featured in Paolo Sorentino’s 2018 film LORO. Bourne continues to develop his solo piano work (Désinances / Irrealis), and is currently working on a number of new projects – including new work with longtime collaborator Keeley Forsyth.

Abrasive Pheasants & Dr. Fuzz

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Abrasive Pheasants: Originally founded by Steve Lacey-Marsden
and the late Mick West, the band has been through many line-up
changes over the years. Expect original tunes alongside unusual
stories from Steve…
Dr Fuzz: Is a blend of improvisation and popular tunes giving a
nods to beat, baggy and psychedelic jam bands along the way.
The group brings together members of different bands

Modal Social Club

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

MODAL SOCIAL CLUB are Earl Christopher Dawkins on Guitar,
Christopher Smith on Drums and Nic Marsden (Melatron) on Decks and Electronics.

Dawkins is renowned for his work as a session musician guitarist and co-writer, penning and playing for Nightmares on Wax (Smokers Delight and Car Boot Soul), touring and writing with Jimi Tenor and Maurice Fulton, collaborating with dub pioneer Adrian Sherwood, and co-writing the blockbuster Oceans 11 soundtrack for David Holmes.

Expect steady building tempos and layering soundscapes, signature jazz, atmospheric trip hop and dub that pulls you in gently then takes you to another place…

Playing Straight through for around 50/60 mins

Donations towards events always welcome x

Howie Reeve & Cod O’Donell

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Howie Reeve
Solo acoustic post-punk bass and vocals from Glasgow endorsed by Mike Watt.

“Howie Reeve’s approach is essentially one divorced from the traditions of ‘making a pop record’…part of a wider tradition of underground troubadours and gleemen, musical ranters and shakers, who hold audiences through their strength of character.” (Richard Foster, The Quietus, 22/02/2021)

Cod O’Donell
Surreal and masked clawhammer banjo and yelping from Edinburgh. He creates folk music powered by original, witty and insightful lyrics and driving clawhammer banjo. His music is accompanied by a nasal yelp which is nothing if not idiosyncratic.


Date: Saturday, 15 June 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pepperjam are a nine-piece, Hebden Bridge based, original roots, reggae, ska n’ soul band.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pepperjam_band
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pepperjamband

Frenchy & The Punk

Date: Thursday, 13 June 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Through their unmistakable blend of influences ranging from post-punk and dark folk to new wave and goth, Frenchy and the Punk have forged their own distinct path since 2005, touring across the US and Europe with their artful two-person powerhouse of sound. Drawing inspiration from post-punk legends like The Cure, the upbeat energy and percussive textures of Adam and the Ants, the bewitching mystique of Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the quirky charm of The B-52’s, they have crafted a sound that is both nostalgic and refreshingly authentic delivered in an unorthodox way.

Website – http://www.frenchyandthepunk.com
Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/frenchyandthepunk
Bandcamp – http://www.frenchyandthepunk.bandcamp.com
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fRd6n7FhjhaUUKYiUHmXf

Gareth Scott

Date: Sunday, 9 June 2024
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Gareth returns with an enticing mixture of his own songs and a few from his favourite songwriters.

Wonkypuss & Friends

Date: Saturday, 8 June 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A guaranteed top class evening of stream of consciousness madness. If you can’t raise a smile to these guys you probably need to see a doctor.

Folk Night with Hebric

Date: Thursday, 6 June 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This month we welcome HEBRIC. There are a few familiar faces in this longstanding troup of musicians who have a fabulous pedigree between them. Come on down for a top class evening.

Free entry, donations toward events and artists always welcome.

But …

If you’re one of those people who just loves christmas –

You can see Ghostschool wassailing and playing a selection of traditional Christmas songs here.