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.


The Richard Royle Band

Date: Saturday, 3 February 2024
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Richard returns to the Puzzle.

Richard Royle is a Halifax based guitarist and vocalist specialising in bottle neck slide guitar. As a multi instrumentalist Richard has performed with various bands and acts locally but now has turned his attention to performing his original material.

A mix of folk, blues, soul and jazz his music centres around intricate guitar work which comprises bass, rhythm and lead parts all wrapped up in one guitar.

With inspiration coming from greats such as Ry Cooder, Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson and many more Richard’s music is raw, honest and genuine.

Folk Night with The Greyhounds

Date: Thursday, 1 February 2024
Time: 8:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Fragile and fluid, The Greyhounds recharge the youthful immediacy of traditional music, lending much renewal to folk melodies as well as adding to the canon with original, narrative songs.

Free entry, donations toward events and artists always welcome.

Crosscut Saw

Date: Saturday, 27 January 2024
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Crosscut Saw return to the Puzzle.

Swamp blues power, Saturday 27th of January 2024 from 9.00pm

Free entry, artist donations welcome.

Jazz Night with the Stuart McCallum Trio

Date: Thursday, 25 January 2024
Time: 8:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Making a welcome return to the Puzzle, McCallum is regarded as one of the most vital and creative musicians of his generation.

The much in-demand guitarist is, on this visit, bringing his trio, which is completed by Pete Turner, double bass, and Luke Flowers on drums.

Grain Electric

Date: Saturday, 20 January 2024
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Americana, Country and Acoustic roots built on the craft of songwriting, propelled by a stomping four-piece, band. Jamie Fildes – who has penned a UK Country Album of the Year, and had his songs covered by Texan and Norwegian artists, and Stuart Warburton – critically acclaimed songwriter ‘ A bona-fide, lived-in talent’ ( San Antonio Star ), contributor to Mercury Award winning album, are both writers dedicated to the art of the song.

Compadres of long-standing, they have appeared on stages across the UK and Europe and recorded together on the ‘Telemark’ album, which was written and recorded in Norway, and received excellent reviews.

Expect all original songs, covering genres from bluegrass to country soul; hillbilly to rocking Americana, covering topics as diverse as existentialism, experiences living in Texas, feminism, fate and fortune – delivered with a wry sense of humour.

Reciprocate & Lands and Body

Date: Friday, 19 January 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reciprocate (London – Gringo Records) Turbo soul power trio feat. members of Price Attack, Big Lad, The Wharves and Shield Your Eyes. New album on Gringo Records. https://romacpuncturerepairs.bandcamp.com/album/soul-to-burn

Lands And Body Tank men dust off the baritone guitar, drums and amps to perform new tricks on old gear.

8pm – 10pm

FREE ENTRY with donations for bands gratefully accepted. Done in time for trains back to Leeds / Manc. Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

A Rookery

Date: Saturday, 13 January 2024
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Rookery – progressive, contemporary folk band with many musical threads. Together, Gareth Scott (vocals/guitars), Jenny Bromley (vocals/guitars), Simon Chantler (fiddle/mandolin), Anthony “Smudge” Smith (bass/guitars) and Roger Burnett (drums/percussion) create a sound that can be papery light and cold as frost or rich and treacly with vinegar and molasses.

“Our songs are of desire and redemption. Sometimes we are seducers, at other times aggressors. We want to move you”.

Free entry, artist donations welcome.

Acoustic Singaround Session

Date: Sunday, 7 January 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Puzzle Hall Inn, the 1st Sunday of each month for an acoustic afternoon informal singaround.
All persons of all ages and skill levels welcome.
Hosting, will be the incredible Dave Calvert
In his own words: “Everyone is welcome to come along and sing, play, join in or just listen, the beer is great, as is the atmosphere. Its a lovingly restored, community owned pub which is continuing it’s long history of music events.”

Jam Night

Date: Saturday, 6 January 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Kick out the jams for 2024!

The first Saturday music night of the new year is a chance for the talented singers and musicians of the Calder Valley to show what they are made of. So come down and have a play….
Full PA and back line including drumkit, bass amp, guitar amp etc provided.

8pm start.

LORE with Alice Jones

Date: Thursday, 4 January 2024
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This First Thursday of the Year we welcome Alice Jones back to the Puzzle for LORE, our Folk and Roots music Night hosted by Gareth Scott.

Alice Jones is a singer, step-dancer and multi-instrumentalist from Ripponden in West Yorkshire, and one half of the highly acclaimed Yorkshire folk music duo Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones. She has grown up steeped in traditional music and dance from a young age and has performed at most of the prestigious folk festivals in the UK as well as touring in Europe and beyond.

Expect mainly traditional material accompanied with keyboard, harmonium, tenor guitar or body percussion along with a good dose of humour and folk geekery.

Free entry, donations toward events are always welcome x

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.