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North Yorkshire Bands

Band: Backyard Bisons
Genre: Alternative/Indie/Freaky Rock Location: Ripon/Harrogate/York
E-mail: backyard.bisons@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: We are a three piece strange rock band born from the metropolitan metropolis that it Ripon. We make dark, quirky, fuzzed up music. Download our free ep (see facebook)!

Band: The Danse Society
Genre: Alt rock Location: Scarborough
E-mail: Thedansesociety@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info: Please see bio on our website.
The band are headlining the Sci Fi Fest, Dark Waters and Calvert stock festival. They previously headlined Whitby Gothic Weekend, Wave Gotil Treffen and Bomfest.

Band: Dave Dark and The Sharks
Genre: Electronic/Shallow House Location: Scarborough
E-mail: dave.dark@virgin.net
URL: Facebook
Info:Dave Dark and the Sharks as an act came together as a collective interest in electronic composition and performance.

Band: Deathmace
Genre: death/thrash metal Location: York
E-mail: ymmurata@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook
Info: Formed in 2009, Deathmace play old-school death/thrash in the vein of Sepultura, Possessed, Repulsion et cetera. Short songs, fast riffs and morbid lyrics abound! Check out our music for free at bandcamp

Band: Finding Violet
Genre: Alternative Location: Skipton
E-mail: info@findingviolet.com
URL: Website
Info:Finding Violet are an original alternative band based in Skipton North Yorkshire. Set up as a musical jam to play original material, a band soon formed in late 2011. Following months of rehearsing Finding Violet started gigging in March 2012 and have strong acoustic and electric sets.

Band: The Journeymen
Genre: Irish/Blues/Covers Location: Scarborough
E-mail: stefanwardmusic@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook
Info:The Journeymen are an Acoustic Duo currently based in Pickering and Scarborough. We play an eclectic array of songs ranging from Traditional Irish songs to Classic Rock, Blues and more modern covers. We play from a diverse range of artists including: The Dubliners; The Pogues; The Levellers; Guns 'n' Roses; Coldplay; Bob Dylan and many more.

Band: Junk
Genre: garage/pop Location: York
E-mail: junkbandyork@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: We're a 3 piece band from York, featuring ex-members of popular York bands including The Federals and The White Firs. We make lo-fi, bittersweet garage-pop music. We're due to play York's YO1 festival this May. You can listen to us here: https://soundcloud.com/junkbandyork We're also on twitter at @junkbandyork

Band: Lost In The Crowd
Genre: Alt Rock Location: Saltburn
E-mail: willolibrown@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: Formed in 2012 from the ashes of indie, punk and hardcore bands, Lost in the Crowd showcases the amalgamation of years of experience in each of the members past scenes. As well as high energy plugged in performances, Lost in the Crowd are fairly unique as they can also play stripped acoustic shows, whilst still keeping thier sound.

Band: Minster Conspiracy
Genre: Rock/Punk Location: York
E-mail: info@minsterconspiracy.com
URL: Website
Info: Minster Conspiracy are a band formed in 2011 by 4 friends with a love of rock music,with the line-up completed in 2013. Although our ages range from 11 to 14 we already have a comprehensive gig history behind us including York Grand Opera House, York Barbican, Gibson's Rock Bar as well as the Main Stage at the Galtres Festival in 2013. Playing a mix of covers from bands ranging from Green Day to Paramore and Bon Jovi as well as original material we love playing live. This years push is to get into the studio and record our original tunes.

Band: The Moonbeams
Genre: Contemporary Folk Location: Yorkshire Dales
E-mail: themoonbeams@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Website
Info: The Moonbeams are a five piece band playing original music rooted in the environment and culture of the Dales. Jon Avison, the main songwriter of the band, spent many years working as a National Park Ranger in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and many of his songs and stories reflects his experiences of living and working in the Dales. We have released two albums "Sparrowhawk's Eye" in 2012 and "Watching Wildlife" in 2015 - this received many positive press and radio reviews including Q magazine, positive support from Mike Harding and was included in the Daily Telegraph 100 top folk albums of 2015. Our YouTube video of "Coming Home" can be viewed here

Band: NOSE
Genre: Noise Punk Location: Scarborough
E-mail: nose.noise.nose.noise@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Drunk on the pungent fumes of the Scarborough seaside air, in late 2011 the four members of NOSE decided that it would be appropriate to form a band, with a view to perform rock and/or roll, mainly sticking to roll. Having already supported such names as Bleeding Knees Club and Brown Brogues, and with a sound based on the twin disciplines of noisy repetition and decidedly un-poetic language, NOSE will destroy you and all you hold dear. You will love it.

Band: Pantheon
Genre: Metal Location: York
E-mail: pantheonofficial@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info:Formed in York, PANTHEON strive to write honest, relevent music with the attitude to match. Strong lyrical concepts with a backdrop of massive twin guitar riffs, driving rhythms and powerful vocal lines. Their sound acknowledges the roots of heavy metal but is firmly grounded in the 21st century.

Band: Prowl
Genre: Alt-metal-grunge Location: York
E-mail: prowlmusic@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Prowl were formed in 2008, and having spent time finding their place in music, they've since been taking on the world with their live show, converting the world one captivated listener at a time. A three-piece, consisting of Benjamin Sherwood (vocals, bass), Jono Sayner (guitar) and Loz Goodacre (drums), their sound is most recently being described as 'kinda grunge-metal, with melody...'. After releasing self-produced debut album 'Clinical' in 2011, Prowl are set to spend 2012 travelling around the country as much as possible, beginning in April with their debut UK tour, opening up with a headlining gig at The Dublin Castle in Camden Town on April 1st, and taking in a host of awesome venues before heading back to Stereo, York, for a homecoming finale gig with some fantastic local supports - and by recording their second album to release on the world.

Band: The Stolen Embers
Genre: Blues/Rock Location: York
E-mail: thestolenembers@hotmail.co.uk
URL: My Space
Info: Formed from friendship and a love of music we present our own material fine tuned over the last few years. After a few months break in early 2011 we reformed with our new drummer and some new songs in the sept. We regularly play in York and are looking to play further a field.

Band: Vesper Walk
Genre: Alternative Location: York
URL: Website
Info:Gothic fairytale piano based songs. Two puppet-waving sisters and their band combine lightness and dark with a touch of quirky.