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West Yorkshire Bands

Band: Animated
Genre: Rock/Grunge Location: Huddersfield/Sheffield
E-mail: animateduk@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook
Info: A big hello from your friendly neighbourhood rock band! We're Animated, a 4 piece rock/grunge band that draw influences from many types of music ranging from early rock to 90's grunge with unique vocal and guitar melodies bringing the old rock sound into the 21st century. Infusing catchy choruses, distortion and large sounding guitar solos. We're 4 guys that turn up, turn on and play it loud. We have recently launched our debut self titled 10 track album and the whole album can be heard for free at https://www.facebook.com/AnimatedUK/app_204974879526524, including our new single Mr Unforgivable.

Band: Anmed to The Teeth
Genre: Punk/Alternative Location: Leeds
E-mail: armedtotheteethuk@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: Formed in early 2014, Armed To The Teeth was born out of the members of several Leeds bands that had collapsed. Playing an infectious brand of technical post-hardcore punk, with live shows descending into spontaneous jams and intense performances, line-up changes and members being scattered led to the band dissipating at the end of the year. Resurrected with a new EP, the band is looking at jumping back into the live circuit and local scene this year with some more releases and shows to follow.

Band: Belladonic Haze
Genre: Rock/Pop Location: Leeds
E-mail: bhazebooking@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: Belladonic Haze are an eclectic rock band hailing from Leeds. With a mixture of songs that range from pop rock, to jangley indie, to tender ballads, right through to the downright sleazy. Every tastebud will be tickled! Get your hands on their eponymous debut album and keep a lookout for the next instalment!

Band: The Big Snakes Mystery Orchestra
Genre: combat jazz,alt swing.antiskiffle Location: Leeds
E-mail: blankbadge@hotmail.com
URL: Myspace
Info:The fractured mind of an insane composer finds itself in an alternate 1940s and becomes "The Big Snakes Mystery Orchestra"...band leader Bigelow Snakes is missing in action, as is the entire horn section, the mood is ugly and the food is lousy, but like the band on the titanic, the mystery orchestra play on...

Band: Bitchcraft
Genre: Rock Pop Covers Location: Wakefield
E-mail: bcrocksofficial@gmail.com
URL: Bichcraft
Info:We are a solid rock pop covers band from Wakefield and Manchester. We are a female fronted band, we all sing so we have a very varied range of songs in our set list. Big crowd pleasing songs with big harmonies. We travel all over

Band: Bonnie Mac Blues Band
Genre: Blues Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: bonniemac@live.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:Bonnie Mac Blues Band bring you a fantastic range of quality blues with sultry vocals, rocking guitar, blistering harmonica and a strong rhythm section. Line up â Sheila McFarlane Vocals, Geoff Waddington Guitar, Ian Scaife Harmonica, Tino Palmer drums and Pete Taylor on Bass.

Band: The Bordello Pimps
Genre: Rock/Metal Location: Huddersfield/Bradford
E-mail: myk5e@yahoo.co.uk
URL: Reverbnation
Info:Sleazy, heavy and pimpin grooves to rock out to, we're out to shake some booty! \m/

Band: The Born Idles
Genre: Rock n Roll Indie Pop Location: Bradford
E-mail: bwsahota@gmail.com
URL: Soundcloud
Info: Rock N Roll Pop and Soul Band

Band: Broken Flowers
Genre: Americana Location: Leeds
E-mail: broken.flowers@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:Leeds based Alt Country 4-piece playing their own brand of Country rock influenced Americana. Currently promoting their D release 'Amaryllis'

Band: Broken Stiletto
Genre: Rock/Blues Location: Wakefield
E-mail: brokenstilettoband@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Broken Stiletto is a 4-piece Wakefield/Leeds band currently achieving a cult following. We have a Blondie-esque sound, but with a rock edge and a touch of the blues to create a fresh sound. We perform a mix of original songs and covers (including Toxic, Hound Dog and Little Drop of Poison), which are mostly upbeat. We have female vocalist, lead guitar, bass guitar and drums.

Band: Byron Street Social
Genre: Reggae/funk/ hip hop Location: Huddersfield/Leeds
E-mail: byronstreetsocial@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Forming in early May 2012 Byron Street Social emerged from the practice rooms just a couple of months later to play their first gig warming up for Toots & The Maytals. From there they have gigged extensively, supporting the likes of Dreadzone, The Apples, Jaya the Cat, The Hoosiers, and Too Many T's. This, alongside recent airplay on BBC Introducing, has cemented their name as one of the most exciting up and coming acts in the West Yorkshire music scene. With a modern blend of reggae, hip-hop and funk they are bringing something fresh to the North of England and beyond. Pumping with energy they're definitely a band you'll want to see live.

Band: Chapter 13
Genre: Punk Location: Halifax/Goole
E-mail: mick@thewaking.co.uk
URL: TBA
Info:Chapter 13 hail from West Yorkshire, playing a fiery brand of social commentary songs. The name of the band aptly describes another 'chapter' in the history of collaboration between Head & Hardcastle, while also being very relevant in this age of credit crunch and depressed finance, Chapter 13 being the Act under which American citizens file for personal bankruptcy. Showcasing songs like 'Baby Boom Empire' and 'New World Order' the band hope to receive more exposure through shows in the immediate area with a studio recording of their original material also in the offing.

Band: Chasing Dragons
Genre: Heavy/Hard Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: bookings@chasingdragons.co.uk
URL: Facebook Page
Info:Hitting the music scene from Leeds, UK five-piece Chasing Dragons are building their ranks of fans with their fresh, energetic performances proving their ability to capture the audience. Described often as a female-fronted mix of the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, AFI & Aiden, along with an energy and presence akin to that of Paramore. With their chunky riffs, harmonious guitar licks and a bit of Brody Dalle thrown in for good measure, the band are steadily building their army.

Band: Chasing Glass
Genre: Rock Location: Shipley
E-mail: contact@chasingglass.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:4 piece rock band formed as a three piece in the summer of 2011. Live Shipley, practice Keighley. Jonny - vocals, guitar, Steve - bass, vocals, John - drums, Quinch - keys, guitar

Band: CJ Smith Band
Genre: Blues Based Originals Location: Otley
E-mail: chris21jane17@talktalk.net
Info:6 piece band featuring hammond organ, guitars, bass, drums & persussion, with harmonica and cool vocals. Original music from the founder member of Smile (London,1968, featuring Brian May & Roger Taylor,) CJ Smith has written 6 albums over the last 2 decades

Band: The Dead Blues
Genre: Indie Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: thedeadblues@live.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Indie rock n roll four piece hailing from Leeds. Dynamic mix of energetic well written tunes and indie rock n roll!

Band: The Delvaux
Genre: Pop/Electro Location: Shipley
E-mail: thedelvaux@btinternet.com
URL: Reverbnation
Info:"We are the Delvaux. We are a pop group. We play pop songs. We use guitars, keys and electronica. We are influenced by 50/60's bubblegum. 70s/80s glam electronica and post punk. 80s synthesis and agit prop funk. We are interested in sound, texture, treatment and tunes By choice, none of us would call ourselves a musician. We are square pegs. We play pop songs. We are a pop group. We are the Delvaux"

Band: Dirty Vinyl
Genre: Metal/Punk Location: Leeds
E-mail: boothja01@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Website
Info: We have been on the band circuit just over a year now, and we are looking to broaden out and try new venues. We play Metal as I have mentioned already haha, Artists such as Metallica, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Green Day, etc. We have played a few festivals in our local area and we have played with Jupiter Falls on their UK tour. We have also made an EP of covers(20th Century Boy, Johnny B Goode, Free Bird) so you know how we sound. Free Bird is just an instrumental. We are a 4 piece band and have our own equipment. We hope you like us :)

Band: Dangerwank
Genre: metal/punk Location: Wakefield/Barnsley
E-mail: dangerwank01@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Formed in 2006 and reformed in 2014, played all over yorkshire supplying short bursts of aggression. A band built on controversy, slightly slapstick and entertaining

Band: Dooj
Genre: Punk, Poppy Stuff Location: Halifax/London
E-mail: sergeidoma@aol.com
URL: Facebook
Info:'Fax/London 3 piece. powerful, exhilarating and exuberant. Think Buzzcocks, mixed with Wire, and a dash of Kylie. part of Bradfords "SoundShack" stable. A few videos on youtube, but no real web presence as yet. always up for anything.

Band: Eaton Cage
Genre: Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: eatoncage@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info:Derbyshire two-piece based in London

Band: Eja
Genre: Pop Location: Leeds
E-mail: ejamusicofficial@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info:Eja was formed in 2013 by Abbigail Smith & Mark Stainburn. Currently working at Intimate Square Box Studio, Knottingley, Eja is working on an upcoming E.P that will be released in the next few months, so keep an eye out. The sound that Eja produces is mainly influenced by pop music but if you listen closer you will also hear hints of rock and dance music.

Band: Elektra Palace
Genre: Alternative/Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: elektra.palace@yahoo.co.uk
URL: Bandcamp
Info:Elektra Palace consists of Tim Ramsden on vocals and guitar, Sam Ramsden on bass and vocals and various drummers. They are currently recording new material in their studio, but will hopefully be out in the public light in the not to distant future...

Band: Exit Lounge
Genre: Rock, Electronica Location: Leeds
E-mail: mail@exitlounge.com
URL: Website
Info:EXIT LOUNGE are vocalist/guitarist Steve Maloney, vocalist/bassist Sam Ramsden, keyboardist Tim Ramsden, and drummer Ed Thompson. The 'group' started life as Maloney's occasional solo project. The former Johnny Zhivago and Vicious Cabaret singer released his first recordings under the name Exit Lounge in early 2010, with a full album - entitled 'Theriac' - arriving in 2011. A follow up, called 'City Bottom Blues', appeared in 2012. But misery loves company - Exit Lounge became a full band in 2013. Expect some new recordings in the not-too-distant future...

Band: 54KO
Genre: Rock,Punk Blues Location: Bradford
E-mail: 54koband@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info:54KO are a 3 piece band from West Yorkshire. Their stripped back hard hitting style has many influences including Rock, Punk & Blues

Band: FOG
Genre: Rock/Pop 2000s to 60s Location: Leeds
E-mail: chris@chrisberry.tv
URL: Website
Info: 50+ gigs a year in the top live music bars/pubs, plus very popular for weddings, birthdays, big events - play theatres, marquees, open airs too. 4 piece band, been together for 6 years. Our maxim - You'll know everything we play! Bookings now being taken for 2013 - one or two Friday/Saturday slots left for 2012. Contact Chris 07855 992834

Band: Graham Browning Trio
Genre: Acoustic folk pop with bluegrass tinges Location: Huddersfeld
E-mail: bob@grahambrowningtrio.co.uk
URL: Website
Info: Singer songwriter Graham Browning shines a light into all corners of adult relationships revealing joy and heartbreak by turns. With Bob Lockwood and Pat Allison, the combination of guitar, clarinet, double bass and vocal harmony is diverse, vivid and uplifting.

Band: Great Diplomats
Genre: Post Rock Location: Bradford
E-mail: gingertom100@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: we're a two piece, we like making music and fat jamz after much trial and error, we are now strong followers of the "0 pint" rule

Band: Hamerex
Genre: Heavy Metal Location: Wakefield
E-mail: hamerex@hotmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: Hamerex are a 5 piece Heavy Metal band based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The band formed on 14th August 2004 and are influenced by many bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica and Black Sabbath not just in sound but stage presence and becoming an entertaining and energetic live band.

Band: Hands Off HRI
Genre: All Location: Huddersfield
URL: Bandcamp
Info: 16 yorkshire bands contributed to this compilation. all proceeds go to #handsoffhri campaign.

Band: Hidden White Noise
Genre: Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: stephen.pickles@squiresanders.com
URL: Twitter
Info: 3 piece rock and soul with classic, gla, southern and blues rock influences. 'ep' on i-tunes...

Band: Hobson
Genre: Indie/Folk/Pop Location: Leeds
E-mail: hobsonband@gmail.com
URL: Revernation
Info: Introducing Hobson, a Leeds based indie/folk/rock 5 piece band, drawing influences from Fleetwood Mac, Beautiful South, Beatles, Queen, Oasis, Radiohead, Nirvana, John Mayer, the eighties, the nineties, books, tv, social interactions, dreams, nightmares, life in general and various other sources.

Band: In Between Echoes
Genre: Rock/Blues Location: Leeds
E-mail: inbetweenechoes@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info: In Between Echoes produce a raw and edgy sound, that's not only dynamic but warm and naturally soulful. They make it possible to envisage the raw power and energy of the black keys and the Kings of leon, married with the writing philosophies of John Mayer and Dallas Green. After having had their singles Morning Light and Breeze on By played on BBC Radio Leeds and York. They also got the opportunity to showcase their work live, as featured artists on BBC Introducing.

Band: Illustrial
Genre: Electronic/Darkwave Location: Leeds/Bradford
E-mail: illustrial@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: Illustrial is a Darkwave band from the Leeds/Bradford Area of the UK. The band has been active since 2006 as a studio venture, producing free EP's (Discipline the Devil's Country, Second Genesis and Darkness Falls) under Creative Commons, one LP (Glitter and Twisted) in conjunction with London Artist "Strobegirl" and two singles with singer/songwriter Amy. The band released a new self produced LP "Eloquently Violent" on 7th July 2012, available for digital download from www.jamendo.com. Recently, Illustrial has teamed up with vocalist Una Harrison to produce a track entitled "Lovers Refrain" and a new album "Break the Angel" is due to be released in Summer 2013. Several tracks are available for free download on Reverbnation.

Band: ISSIMO
Genre: non-genre specific Location: Leeds/Bradford
E-mail: info@issimomusic.net
URL: Wesbite
Info: ISSIMO are a unique band that bring a huge show in everything the do, from the screaming trumpets to their comic book-esque characters they become on stage. Their tunes are not the kind of tunes you need to be familiar with to enjoy straight away. If there's one thing ISSIMO's tunes have in common it's that they groove hard, and their audiences invariably groove along with them. ISSIMO will turn any stage into a funky carnival.
In their short history ISSIMO have already brought their infectious vibes to Latitude Festival, Cornbury Festival, Beatherder festival and Bingley Music Live to name just a few.
Their music contains a diverse variety of influences from Funk, Rock, Latin, Ska and Disco but their sound is distinctively ISSIMO In December 2014 they released their debut single 'If You Know How', and their second single and debut E.P. is set to be released in Summer 2015

Band: Kelter
Genre: Garage Rock Location: Huddersfield
E-mail: hamerex@hotmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: Hailed as "Catchy as Hell!" by Yorkshire promoter Dave Rangel, KELTER are a four-piece garage band from Huddersfield. Creating post-punk alternative rock songs that are passionate, energetic, political and honest, KELTER aim to grab rock and roll by the throat! Influences include Buzzcocks, Joy Division, Magazine, PiL, The Fall, Pixies, Pavement, Sparklehorse, Graham Coxon, Queens of the Stone Age and many more! Live in the HUDD (RadioHUDD) say KELTER "combine the classic sound with a new edge that's really shaking around Huddersfield!"

Band: Kingdom in Kaos
Genre: Heavy Metal Location: Halifax
E-mail: le666on@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: Guttaral, snarling, fast heavy metal, Hailing from Halifax, West Yorkshire "Kingdom in Kaos" use a mixture of styles and influences old and new blended into their own sound, a heavy, gutteral, snarling and powerful cocophony of aggression with softer undertones that lure you in to the kaos that follows. This four piece have been busy tinkering with the set list, are gigging near you any time soon, and are looking forward to unleasing the kaos throughout the uk... Influences include: Coal Chamber, Soul Fly, Sepultura, Deftones, Fear Factory, Entombed, Slip Knot, you get the picture...

Band: Legion of Swine
Genre: Noise Location: Leeds
E-mail: legionofswine@googlemail.com
URL: Soundcloud page
Info:Politics + noise = legion of swine

Band: Little Vegas Lies
Genre: Indie Rock Location: Dewsbury
E-mail: info@littlevegaslies.com
URL: Facebook Page
Info:West Yorkshire 5 piece, Little Vegas Lies are a band with influences from a strong heritage of British Rock bands. Inspired by the likes of the Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppellin, The Stone Roses, Oasis and The Manic Street Preachers, the band are now ready to showcase their own brand of Brit-rock. Live4ever e-zine recently said, "Little Vegas Lies, right off the bat, sound assured of themselves, unafraid of harnessing some obvious influences to forge a sound genuinely quite unique."

Band: Little Victories
Genre: music Location: Leeds
E-mail: littlevictoriesonline@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info: A 4-piece from Leeds who have been gigging regularly around Leeds since the start of 2012.

Band: Make Your Mark
Genre: Pop Punk Location: Leeds
E-mail: makeyourmark123@gmail.com
URL: Facebook Page
Info:A 5 piece PopPunk band from Leeds. Formed in early 2012, We've got a couple of shows under our belts and we're looking for more.

Band: The Mango Conspiracy
Genre: Punk Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: mangoconspiracy@hotmail.com
URL: Facebook Page
Info: A 5 piece punk rock band from Leeds, gigging in and around Leeds a hell of a lot, delivering top notch insane performances wherever they go, this band is a must see. Always looking for and booking any gigs anywhere. That's all you need to know ;)

Band: Mindless Art
Genre: Alternative Rock Location: Bradford
E-mail: mindlessart@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook Page
Info: Mindless Art are an alternative rock group based in the Bradford area. We met through our love of writing and playing music. We have been together for 3 years and enjoy playing both originals and covers so we will soon be available for weddings and functions!

Band: Mon Mon
Genre: Garage Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: dave@monmon.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:Leeds noise trio MonMon have released their latest EP entitled Pop Disaster Noise. The 3 track EP delivers more of the melodic, dirty rock which has been impressing people at their energetic live gigs as well as bringing airplay from Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music

Band: Murderpuss
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal Location: Bradford
E-mail: murderpuss@hotmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Yorkshire melodic metal/heavy rock delivered hard, fast and sweaty!

Band: Negratempo
Genre: Alternative/Indie Location: Huddersfield
E-mail: negratempo@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook Page
Info:Negratempo blend rock and roll with funk, folk with disco, art with guitars and create a unique brand of indie noir. Created as a collective to be pushed on the tide to drift as it develops, the core trio are keeping to the founding ethic and searching for contributory partners to expand the growing portfolio. The third CD sees the addition of eclectic keyboards and female vocals to enhance and explore new territory with incredible results. May the fine experiment continue! Armed with a formidable canon of work, including some blistering interpretations of classic tracks, they are now concentrating on getting some live work under their belts. It's a certainty that itâ ll be interesting as they explore just what they can do using the pool of talent at their disposal. The Negratempo collective driven by the core trio of Adrian Pygott, Matt Washington & Richard Heeley writing songs reflecting darker underbelly of the UK drawing on a vast mixture of influences spanning music, literature, politics, film and life. Along the way, finding time to re-interpreting a variety of admired songs in their own fractured style endowing them with new life. If you get the chance, take a peek, definitely worth it!

Band: Nervous 'Orse
Genre: Indie/Rock/Pop Location: Bradford
E-mail: nervous.orse@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info:Nervous 'Orse are a unique 4 piece original band from Bradford, West Yorkshire. The sound of this talented band is based around great song writing and lyrical content, along side breathtaking harmonies. With shared song writing responsibilities and an eclectic mix of styles, you'll experience an array of sing-along choruses with a rhythm section that never fails to get the feet moving!

Band: NotNow
Genre: Alternative Rock Location: Halifax
E-mail: NotNowBand@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook Page
Info:We are a alternative rock band based in halifax west yorkshire, we are really wanting to gigs booked and play the music we love to as many people as possible please check us out on facebook we play a mix of covers and originals

Band: Old's Cool
Genre: Glam/Punk/New Wave Location: Leeds
E-mail: mikraven@o2.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:Old's Cool are a covers band playing a mix of glam, pung and new wave from such artists as Bowie, Slade, Buzzcocks, Magazine, Joy Division, Squeeze, Tenpole Tudor and many more (for a full list please visit our web site).

Band: Radio Partizan
Genre: Punk/Post Punk Location: Leeds
E-mail: radiopartizan@yahoo.co.uk
URL: Facebook page
Info:Leeds based 3 piece into sharp songs, guitar riffs and radical politics. Will play pretty much anywhere for beer and chips.

Band: Redgrass
Genre: Folk/Skiffle/Bluegrass Location: Leeds
E-mail: legionofswine@googlemail.com
URL: Facebook page
Info:Redgrass are here to remind the populace of the lying, cheating, corrupt bastards that rule and ruin our planet via the the medium of folk driven bluegrass

Band: The Red Pills
Genre: Punk ´n´Roll Location: Leeds
E-mail: redpillsrock@yahoo.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:The Red Pills took their name from the 1999 movie 'The Matrix.' In one particular scene, Keanu Reeves' character 'Neo' is presented with a choice of pills to ingest; a red pill or a blue pill. Each is a metaphor - taking the blue pill will allow Neo to continue to live a cosy, comfortable lie. Taking the red pill will allow him to wake up to the truth. Review of The Red Pills' gig at 360 Club by Rebecca Atkinson: here

Band: The Reds
Genre: Blues Punk/Rock 'n' Roll Location: Keighley
E-mail: tomwilmore@hotmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:The Reds is made up of brothers Tom (Guitar/Vox)and Joe Wilmore (Drums/Vox). We mix sleazy dancehall blues with rock n roll, punk and grunge. All our music is written, recorded and uploaded right from our house just outside Keighley.

Band: Rise
Genre: Soul/Funk to Rock and (a little) Jazz Location: Leeds/Bradford
E-mail: info@rise-band.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Our music draws upon influences ranging from Soul/Funk to Rock and (a little) Jazz. We find it easy to listen to, un-offensive, and chilled! The music is written as one when we jam and Nick writes the lyrics afterwards. When we play live, youâ ll hear Chris and David lock the kick and bassline together, Alan do his twiddley bits around Nicks Vocals, and the occasional joke from Nick! You've been warned!

Band: The Roaming Jamsters Band
Genre: Acoustic folk&roots, americana, contemporary, original songs Location: Bradford
E-mail: theroamingjamsters@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:The Roaming Jamsters were formed in 2011 and are based in West Yorkshire. We perform at pubs, clubs, concerts and events throughout the North of England. The Roaming Jamsters current line-up is Steve on guitar and vocals, Mark on guitars and vocals, David on Mandolin, percussion and vocals, Diane on Percussion and vocals. We can cater for your event with or without the use of our PA systems.

Band: Salsa Como Loco
Genre: Salsa/Latin Location: Bradford
E-mail: salsa.comoloco@btinternet.com
URL: Facebook
Info:12 piece Salsa Band playing a mix of New York and Cuban Salsa. Hot infectious dance rythms to get your body moving

Band: Samh
Genre: New Folk Location: Huddersfield
E-mail: samh.song@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:We are a 6-piece progressive folk rock band. The music is bouncy, loving and empowering. For lovers of compassion and friends of the earth, the sound of Samh is a unique and modern set of songs inspired by traditional music from around the world. An experienced group of eclectic musicians perform and experiment with the compositions of a passionate and talented songwriter.

Band: Sankakei
Genre: Japanese inspired music/poetry Location: Wakefield/Leeds/York
E-mail: catchmentrecordings@outlook.com
URL: Website
Info:Sankakei is a trio featuring Yorkshire poets Amina Alyal and Oz Hardwick, and musician Michael Graham, who blend traditional Japanese music, played on koto and shamisen, with poetry written using the 'tanka' style. They have appeared at several Literature festivals and are always looking for new opportunities. To hear a sampler of excerpts from their CD 'On an Eastern Breeze' please visit the website.

Band: Sativa
Genre: Thrash, Groove Metal Location: Halifax
E-mail: gordonholt33@gmail.com
URL: Website
Info:Sativa are a 5 piece metal band currently located in Halifax West Yorkshire. Never scared to blend speed and aggression with melody and power, Sativa are hard to categorise with such a variety of styles on offer. If you want fast and heavy look no further.

Band: Sent For Blood
Genre: Heavy Metal Location: Leeds
E-mail: sentforblood@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook
Info:5 guys from Leeds, UK, 17-18 years old, creating no bullshit heavy metal, guaranteed to make you bang your head and sing along. Having graced the stage with acts such as Rise To Remain, Bleed From Within, Fallen Fate, Tyrant and much more, SFB have proven time and time again that they are a true force to push the live metal music scene forwards.

Band: Shambolic
Genre: Alternative/Indie Location: Huddersfield
E-mail: fc-shambolic@live.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Rock and roll rules dictate the after the first flush of youth, after bands get over their angry phase then you see the development of finely honed musicianship and reflective song-writing comes to the fore.......................bollocks! When you've got something to say, shout it. Shambolic have steadily progressed from their sensitive roots into a blast of icy air bringing the howl of world weary cynicism to their particular brand of "pedal to the metal" rock. Not settling into churning out hackneyed crap they seem to tap into subjects that keep drawing blood time and time again. Influenced by the best of rock from the 1950's onwards, these guys will use anything to get the music across. If it sounds good it's in. The live performances are always "full volume" because it's the only way they know how.......and boy does it work. The line-up is unchanged since the band started in 1995 a feat in itself these days. Shambolic shy away from the usual song writer subjects of love lost, heartache, sunshine days and pretty things they tend to write about real things that are happening now. Eschewing escapism they want to meet it all head on. No wonder its dark and angry, letâ s face it, there isn't a great deal to be positive about these days is there? Have a listen. Have a look. You won't be disappointed!

Band: Silence Will Fall
Genre: Pop Punk/Post Hardcore Location: Halifax
E-mail: silencewillfall@live.co.uk
URL: Facebook
Info:Silence Will Fall is a female fronted 5 piece Pop Punk/Post Hardcore from Halifax. We have had a lot of experience playing venues all over Yorkshire and looking to expand our gig territory!

Band: Sola Virtus
Genre: Indie rock, pop, and a little bit of everything... Location: Leeds
E-mail: solavirtus@live.co.uk
URL: Website
Info: Matthew Blackmore - Guitar & Vocal
Gemma Clark - Vocal, Guitar & percussion
Vikki Martin - Keyboard & Vocal
Rick Goodwin - Bass Guitar
Adrian Martin - Drums

Band: Stand Alone
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock Location: Bradford
E-mail: standaloneuk@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:Stand Alone is a 3 piece rock band from Bradford made up of Gavin Stevenson (Guitar, Lead Vocals) Luke Harrison (Bass, Vocals) and Tom Durrans (Drums,Vocals). Trying to make our way into the industry, the sound of Melodic Heavy Rock can be heard above the Indie Scene that is currently droning on through our home town; Bradford. We started playing regular covers gigs in pubs in Bradford, soon started writing original material and continued to play further afield. With an E.P release on the horizon we are very excited to share it and make our fan base bigger.

Band: St. Somebody
Genre: Indie Pop Location: Halifax
E-mail: st_somebody@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook page
Info:St.Somebody are a four piece indie arrangement hailing from Halifax. Forming in late 2009 they have built up an impressive following in a spectacularly short amount of time. Finding their feet quickly they found themselves fitting effortlessly into the Leeds music scene. Their fresh faced take on indie pop has landed them gigs at some of the Cityâ s finest venues, including The Cockpit, and the 02 Academy where the boys came a close second in the Centre Stage competition 2011, just missing out on the opportunity to play at the Leeds and Reading festivals that summer. Their first single Fine Line received a great reception, and after airplay on BBC Radio Leedsâ Introducing show, the boys were asked in to play a live acoustic session for BBC Introducingâ s Raw Talent. The boys have recently released their second single, San Francisco, gaining them yet more industry attention. They are set for big things in 2012.

Band: St. Tantrums
Genre: Sleaze Punk Location: Bradford
URL: Facebook Page
Info:4 piece sleazy punk idiots out to play as many gigs as we possibly can, wherever we possibly can.

Band: The Swindells
Genre: Punk Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: theswindells@ntlworld.com
URL: Website
Info:The Swindells are Leeds-based Punk Band who love what they do. Think 3 fast chords, driving rhythms & shout-along choruses and you're on the right track. See you at the next gig?

Band: Thirty Hearts
Genre: Indie Post Punk Location: Bradford
E-mail: mail@thirtyhearts.co.uk
URL: Website
Info:Combining loud riffs with haunting hooks and a sprinkling of melodic pop, Thirty Hearts are born. Formed in 2014, Thirty Hearts are a four piece who span the Pennines with members based in Manchester, Bradford and Leeds. Having previously notched up over 200 live performances with previous bands, Thirty Hearts are looking to bring their energetic live shows to venues across the region this year.

Band: Timberwolf
Genre: Pop, Country & Western, Folk, Acoustic Rock Location: South Hiendley
E-mail: office@timberwolf-studios.com
URL: Website
Info:A husband & wife duo who perform covers of 1960's to present day songs. Pop, Country & Western, Folk, a few acoustic versions of Rock songs. Around Christmas time Timberwolf have an extensive selection of festive tunes from around the world. All music is played Live. Instruments include 6 & 12 string guitars, piano, keyboards, mandolin and percussion. A few examples of Artists covered include Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, The Carpenters, Don McLean, Everly Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Patsy Cline, Eagles, Eva Cassidy, Beautiful South, Elton John, Phil Collins, ABBA, Status Quo, Queen, U2 and many more. Timberwolf are happy to perform anywhere in the U.K.

Band: Traffic Wire
Genre: Alternative Rock Location: Leeds/Bradford
E-mail: trafficwire@hotmail.co.uk
URL: Facebook page
Info:Traffic Wire are a young band aged between 14 & 17 who write their own songs as well perform covers in their own style. They have played a wide variety of gigs and have gained immense experience for such a young band. Wire began as Red Hot Mini Cheddars in the summer of '09 when they all met at Rock School, Leeds. In January 2010 they entered the battle of the bands competition, Live n Unsigned, and changed their name to Hot Ice. They were the youngest band to get to the semi-finals of the national competition and were among the last 150 from 10,000 artists. They have played at great venues such as The Wardrobe, Leeds Town Hall, Breeze on Tour, I love South Leeds Festival as well as many local pubs and clubs, giving them great experience of performing for live audiences of all ages. Their 3rd and final name change happened in 2011 when they entered the Centre Stage Competition.Traffic Wire were one of the 12 finalists in the Centre Stage competition and played at O2 Academy July 2011. They also opened the well respected Limetree Festival to great reviews and have been asked to go back in 2012.

Band: Venusian Plow
Genre: Inverted prog/experimental pop Location: Leeds
E-mail: contact@venusianplow.com
URL: Website
Info:Purveyors of experimental pop, inverted prog and complex minimalism. Venusian Plow are a trio from Leeds who have recorded their first album in 2012. The band's music is a mix of alternative/experimental pop, or as they like to call it, inverted prog! Their music references bands such as The Teardrop Explodes, Talking Heads and PiL. A better description of VP's music comes from Jumbo Records in Leeds - compliments aside, as they are only relevant to the band: "If you like thoughtful, catchy cuts with a new-wave feel then this is a highly recommended debut album that captures the immediacy of post-punk and converts it into intelligent, brooding indie rock and pop. It's a fully formed and produced nugget which is hard to believe it's an independent release..12 tracks all dripping with wit and willful instrumentation. Check!"

Band: Vinyl Casino
Genre: Funk Rock Location: Leeds
E-mail: vinyl.casino@gmail.com
URL: Facebook
Info:4-piece funk/rock band based in the Leeds area. We play original songs with a generous helping of funky 1970's flavour. On the lookout for gigs all over Yorkshire (and beyond).

Band: Weave
Genre: Folk Rock Location: Halifax
E-mail: sergeidoma@aol.com
URL: Facebook
Info:a 5 piece, semi-acoustic combo from the dark recesses of the Calder Valley. 2 female vox, backed by interesting but unfussy guitar, bass and various perc stuff. Think the love child of Fleetwwod Mac and the Unthanks.....possibly

Band: The Wharf Street Galaxy Band
Genre: Post Punk, Funk, Disco Location: Leeds
E-mail: legionofswine@gmail.com
URL: Bandcamp
Info: An attempt to mix The Pop Group, The Fall, Funkadelic, AR Kane and Spacemen 3. Oh yes.

Band: The Wolves
Genre: Funky Blues Location: Otley
E-mail: chris21jane17@talktalk.net
URL: Website
Info:4 Piece Funk/Blues band, playing mostly original music. Our album 'A Piece of Cake' recently featured on the Paul Jones Radio 2 Blues Show.

Band: Yawning Dog
Genre: Fuzzy spacey hard rock Location: Hemsworth
E-mail: yawningdogtheband@outlook.com
URL: Facebook
Info: We are a quartet of psychedelic fuzzy heavy noise monkeys!! We write and record regularly, so check us out!

Band: You'll Learn
Genre: Noise/Ambient/Spoken Word/Drone Location: Leeds
E-mail: legionofswine@googlemail.com
URL: You Tube
Info:You'll Learn do what they want, and it'll be loud disturbing and hopefully brain provoking