Harrogate: A Hot Spot For Live Music
This season Harrogate Theatre boasts a great amount of music playing in all three spaces; Harrogate Theatre, the Royal Hall and newly named Harrogate Convention Centre.
With original artists and tributes there is certainly something to fit the tastes of all music lovers.
Caro Emerald (21 April) will be gracing the stages of the Harrogate Convention Centre. With more than 2.5 million record sales and a host of awards (including an Echo, Goldene Kamera, Edison Award, EBBA & MTV Music Award), and a string of sold out tours and performances at festivals throughout Europe including Glastonbury and Isle of Wight, Caro has made her mark.
Following that Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band will be performing at Harrogate Theatre on 4 May. From swing to sublime ballads, their concerts are renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance. Their eclectic song list ranges from Cole Porter to Rogers and Hammerstein to Nina Simone to form a rich, jazz infused repertoire exploring timeless classics.
Next up we have Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer (12 May). Known all over the world for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.
Brit Award and Ivor Novello Award winning KT Tunstall was recently honoured further with the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards. It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am is the third single taken from the full bodied and blooded KIN which was released earlier this year to rave reviews and debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Chart. She will be in Harrogate on 18 May.
Is A Capella your thing? If so you will love Sons of Pitches (19 June). The entertaining world of television will be explored through The Sons own inimitable style and vocal delivery. Expect performances of your favourite TV Themes, sketches about panel shows, quiz shows and talent competitions, all using the human voice. The boys will even be handing the remote control over to the audience for the groups trademark improvisation.
This season we are also bringing some of the very best tribute acts around to Harrogate.
Live on Mars (27 May) is a bold new stage production celebrating iconic pop hero David Bowie. Fusing sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with elements of mime, dance, and stunning big screen visuals and animation. Express your inner space oddities through makeup and costume and join us to become part of the LIVE ON MARS experience!
A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the Eastcoast Boys perform in Big Girls Don’t Cry, (16 June) reviving the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant – the rock ’n’ roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling – show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.
Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the worlds leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison (30 June). He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time, in which he celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O and The Traveling Wilburys.
Love 50s and 60s music? Then Let’s Twist Again (2 July) is for you. Join us in our American Diner to re-live the fabulous songs of a magical Rock ‘n’ Roll era. With host with the most, Big Tony Tremendo, a stunning live band, The Twisters, and some of the highest rated performers in the land.
Finally, The Simon & Garfunkel Story (18 July) comes direct from its success on London’s West End. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.
P.S. We run monthly live music sessions in our Circle Bar where we showcase talented local musicians. 'Circle Live' is always free entry and everyone is welcome. Click here for more.