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Gigs 2009

  • 12 November 2009; Jim’s Cafe, Colne – supporting Jon Gomm

Gigs 2010

  • 14 May 2010; Eiger Studios, Leeds
  • 16 May 2010; LS6 Clock Cafe, Leeds
  • 21 May 2010; The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
  • 29 May 2010; The Albion, Leeds
  • 31 May 2010; The New Inn, Headingley, Leeds
  • 4 Jun 2010; Seven, Chappel Allerton, Leeds
  • 5 Jun 2010; The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
  • 6 Jun 2010; Sandinista, Leeds
  • 9 Jun 2010; The Peah and Pear Cafe, Leeds
  • 11 Jun 2010; The Jolly Colliers, Coalville, Leicester
  • 13 Jun 2010; Phoenix Radio, Halifax
  • 13 Jun 2010; Verve, Leeds
  • 18 Jul 2010; Carpe Diem, Leeds
  • 6 Aug 2010; The Cockpit, Leeds
  • 21 Aug 2010; The Well, Leeds
  • 22 Aug 2010; Carpe Diem, Leeds
  • 5 Sept 2010; Milo, Leeds
  • 15 Sept 2010; Bar Sixty Too, Leeds
  • 26 Sept 2010; The Derby Arms, Colne
  • 10 Oct 2010; Verve, Leeds
  • 16 Oct 2010; Milo, Leeds
  • 24 Oct 2010; The Northern Monkey, Leeds
  • 31 Oct 2010; The Derby Arms, Colne
  • 26 Nov 2010; The Corn Exchange, Leeds
  • 4 Dec 2010; Milo, Leeds – supporting Chris Helme
  • 30 Dec 2010; BBC Radio Leeds

Gigs 2011

  • 7 Jan 2011; Sofa Cafe, Halifax
  • 8 Jan 2011; Polish Centre, Chappel Allerton, Leeds
  • 12 Jan; Milo, Leeds
  • 31 Jan; Oporto, Leeds
  • 3 Feb 2011; 2 BR Radio, Accrington
  • 5 Feb 2011; Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – supporting Jim Noir (wikipedia)
  • 10 Feb 2011; The Chemic, Leeds
  • 15 Feb 2011; ELFM Radio, Leeds
  • 14 March 2011; Milo, Leeds
  • 27 March 2011; Milo, Leeds
  • 17 April 2011; The Albert and Pearl, Islington, London – with Mr Gary C
  • 30 April 2011; Live at Leeds, Milo, Call Lane, Leeds.
  • 2 May 2011; The Waterfront Festival, Skipton
  • 11 May 2011; Dry Dock, Leeds
  • 15 May 2011; Sandinista, Leeds
  • 28 May 2011; Cockpit 3, Leeds w/ Misty Miller
  • 1 June 2011; Sandinista, Leeds
  • 4 June 2011; The Owl, Rodley
  • 7 June 2011; Milo, Leeds
  • 10 June 2011; Korks, Otley
  • 11 June 2011; Rock and Rail festival, Oxenhope and Keighley (and on a train)
  • 19 June 2011; ELFM radio 24 hour music-a-thon, 1.05pm – tune in at ELFM.co.uk
  • 23 June 2011; The New Conservatory, Leeds
  • 3 July 2011; Summer Musicathon, Leeds
  • 10 July 2011; Beef and Blues, Milo, Leeds
  • 13 July 2011; Futuresound Competition!
    Yep, I’ve been selected to play the competition, and now have a 1 in 4 chance of a place at Leeds Fest. Best local competition going, by the best and biggest promoters in Leeds. BOOM!
  • 31 July 2011; Puzzel Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge
  • 2 August 2011; The Hempen Jig, Milo, Leeds
  • 6 August 2011; The Jolly Colliers, Coalville, Leicester
  • 12 August 2011; Colne Cricket Club, Private Function, Lancashire
  • 14 August 2011; ELFM Radio, Beacons Festival Cancellation special, Seacroft, Leeds, 3:45pm
  • 14 August 2011; Empire, Leeds w/ a band touring from Vienna! Evening gig, 5-7pm
  • 14 August 2011; Verve, Leeds
  • 18 August 2011; Leeds Fest Fringe at The New Conservatory
  • 20 August 2011; Briggate outdoor stage, bottom of Briggate pedestrianised road, Leeds, 1pm
  • 21 August 2011; Veritas, Millenium Sq, Leeds w/ Sullivan Fox and Unknown Brother
  • 22 August 2011; Milo, Leeds
  • 27 August 2011; Sela Bar, Leeds
  • 28 August 2011; GB Rhythm and Blues fest, Jim’s Cafe, New Market Street, Colne, Lancashire (my slot, 7pm)
  • 10 Sept 2011; Saltaire Acoustic Festival, Saltaire
  • 13 Sept 2011; Midnight Bell, just off Water Street, Leeds
  • 17 Sept 2011; Burnley Golf Club
  • 8 October 2011; Dirty Hippy Fest, Milo, Leeds
  • 15 October 2011; All day festival, Milo, Leeds
  • 12 November 2011; Fund raiser gig, Swarthmore College, Leeds – in aid of High Royds Memorial Garden
  • 17 November 2011; Verve Bar, Leeds
  • 15 December 2011; Dry Dock for Hempen Jig, Leeds
  • 24 December 2011; The Queen, Colne, Lancashire – t’was the night before Christmas, and all down Albert Road, the people were queuing, to watch Bentley play a load

Gigs 2012

  • 7 January 2012; Polish Catholic Centre, Chappel Allerton, Leeds (charity event)
  • 19 January 2012; Verve, Leeds
  • 12 February 2012; Empire Acoustic Night, Empire, Leeds w/ Steph Stephenson, Martin Plock, Matt Burnside and Paul Drakes
  • 28 February 2012; Milo, Leeds for The Hempen Jig
  • 21 March 2012; Almost Famous Radio
  • 24 March 2012; Swarthmore College Charity Event, Park Lane, Leeds
  • 29 March 2012; The Dry Dock, Leeds for The Hempen Jig
  • 3 April 2012; Colne Folk Blues and Roots Club; The Queen, Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire
  • 10 April 2012; ELFM radio, Leeds – 6:00pm
  • 21 April 2012; Sela Bar, Leeds
  • 22 April 2012; Yorkshire Underground Band Show (radio), Halifax
  • 29 April 2012; Suburban Bar, Bingley – music between 6 and 9pm
  • 30 April 2012; ALBUM LAUNCH in conjunction with Gaslight Club, Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds w/ Steph Stephenson and Gary Stewart
  • 3 May 2012; ALBUM LAUNCH; Jim’s Café, New Market Street, Colne, Lancashire w/ Gary Stewart, Steph Stephenson and Teaspoon
  • 6 May 2012; ALBUM LAUNCH; The North Star, Cardiff w/ Steph Stephenson and local support
  • 12 May 2012; Les Caveux, Holmfirth – loosely linked in with Holmfirth Folk Festival
  • 13 May 2012; Strumer Camp fundraiser, Sela Bar, Leeds
  • 17 May 2012; Verve Bar, Leeds
  • 3 June 2012; Strummer Camp Festival, Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle
  • 10 June 2012; In The Hudd Festival has unfortunately been cancelled due to Kirklees Council moving their free festival to the same weekend
  • 23/24 June 2012; ELFM Music Marathon, ELFM radio. Always a good do this, I’m on during the 00:00-03:00am slot!
  • 8 July 2012; Suburban Bar, Bingley w/ Steph Stephenson 🙂
  • 22 July 2012; Summer Charity Musicathon, Carpe Diem, Leeds
  • 28 July 2012; Gladefest – an all day folk, alternative and jazz festival held at The Glade Arena, Rosliston Forestry Centre, Derbyshire. See the link for details of how to buy tickets. It’s a nice cheap one this, as adult tickets are only £10, so I suggest you come along. I’m on at 12:35pm. I’ll be joined by Steph Stephenson who played on all my launch gigs too :-).
  • 17 August 2012; The New Conservatory, Leeds – as part of Leeds Underground Festival with host Mr Gary C
  • 19 August 2012 (1pm); Beacons festival, ELFM stage, Skipton. Very excited to be playing this bad boy!
  • 25 August 2012; The Snooty Fox, Oakworth, Keighley
  • 27 August 2012; Jim’s Cafe, Colne – for the GB Rhythm & Blues Festival
  • 1 September 2012; Arts in the Gardens, Sheffield – part of an exhibition, website here
  • 7 September 2012; Les Caveaux, Holmfirth
  • 14 September 2012; The Black Swan, Bradford
  • 16 September 2012; Briggate, Leeds – 100 buskers with ELFM!
  • 18 September 2012; Milo, Leeds – with Hempen Jig Promotions
  • 5 October 2012; Wedding
  • 20 October 2012; Oxjam take over, Head of Steam, Huddersfield
  • 27 October 2012; Briggate, Leeds – 100 buskers project
  • 1 December 2012; The Bay Horse, Hade Edge (nr Holmfirth)
  • 7 December 2012; The Inkwell, Leeds for Arts and Minds charity
  • 12 December 2012; The New Conservatory, Leeds w/ Edmund 
Jeffery and
Brook 
Gulliver (for The 
MS
 Society)
  • 16 December 2012; Verve Bar, Leeds

Gigs 2013

  • 1 Feb 2013; Les Caveaux, Holmfirth – with Steph Stephenson
  • 2 Feb 2013; The Bay Horse, Hade Edge, Holmfirth – with Steph Stephenson
  • 17 Feb 2013; The Forum, Sheffield w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 5 March 2013; Battle of Bands student union – playing as backing musician with Steph Stephenson (making up the numbers, we don’t even know what the prize is haha)
  • 5 April 2013; Inkwell, 31 Potternewton lane, Chapel Allerto, Leeds – Arts and Minds with Steph Stephenson
  • 6 July 2013; private function playing as backing musician with Steph Stephenson
  • 14 July 2013; Charity Musicathon, Northern Monkey, Leeds
  • 14 September 2013; Private function yo! Huddersfield
  • 28 September 2013; The Grove, Leeds – a Steph and Matt gig 🙂
  • 4 October 2013; Crown of Lights, Heckmondwike – performing as part of new folk super-group Steph and Matt; essentially me and Steph Stephenson combining our sets 🙂
  • 11 October 2013; The Green Chimney, Colne – with Steph Stephenson
  • 19 October 2013; The Head of Steam, Huddersfield – with Steph Stephenson as part of Oxjam Huddersfield
  • 3 November 2013 (daytime); Methodist Mission, Huddersfield – Calcutta Rescue Fundraiser – £5 per ticket
  • 9 November 2013; The Gannow, Burnley – with Steph Stephenson
  • 30 November 2013; Action for ASD charity gig – with Steph Stephenson
  • 1 December 2013; Yorkshire Underground Band Show, Halifax – radio show
  • 7 December 2013; Eiger Studios, Leeds – for ELFM
  • 9 December 2013; Live Local Loud, Cleckheaton – internet radio show – POSTPONED UNTIL NEW YEAR DUE TO ILLNESS
  • 27 December 2013; The Tap Room, Batley – with Steph Stephenson

Gigs 2014

  • 18 January 2014; Sanctuary Rock Bar, Burnley – with Steph Stephenson
  • 1 February 2014; Edgy Sessions, Postcard inn, 134 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS – with Steph Stephenson
  • 9 February 2014; Folk at The Taproom, 4 Commercial St, Batley WF17 5HH – with Steph Stephenson
  • 21 February 2014; Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN – with Maia, 4 piece alternative, acoustic band from Huddersfield
  • 7 March 2014; Instrumental @ Inkwell, Potternewton Lane, Leeds – with Steph Stephenson
  • 31 March 2014; Gaslight Club @ Oporto, Leeds – Steph Stephenson EP launch gig, £3 entry

  • 6 April 2014; The Taproom, 4 Commercial St, Batley WF17 5HH – w/ Step Stephenson
  • 13 April 2014; Labour Rooms, Otley, Walkergate, Otley LS21 1HB – backing for Steph Stephenson and w/ Sabrina Piggott
  • 19 April 2014; The Old Oak, Bradford Road, Littletown, Liversedge, WF15 6EW
    with Steph Stephenson
  • 20 April 2014; The Green Chimney, Colne – Easter Sunday spectacular as you have the next day off work! w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 26 April 2014; Calverley Folk Day – details TBC
  • 3 May 2014 – Live At Leeds Fest, Milo Bar, Leeds -Further details to be confirmed asap
  • 4 May 2014; The Beck, Brighouse – early session at 4:30pm
  • 8 May 2014; The Seafront Session, Mucky Muldoons Bar, The Kings Royal Hotel, 20-21 Kingsway, Cleethorpes, DN35 8QL – w/ Steph Stephenson, Rob Bywater and Hollie Kendall
  • 10 May 2014; Private event
  • 11 May 2014; Holmfirth Festival of Folk Fringe – Holmfirth. Fair Traders Cooperative, 1pm
  • 17 May 2014; Instrumental – The Chemic Tavern, w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 25 May 2014; Carlton Rhubarbfest 2014, The Unicorn Inn, Carlton, WF3 3RW – with Steph Stephenson – we’re on the acoustic stage at 14:20pm 🙂
  • 26 May 2014; Shift Radio Show, Burnley
  • 14 June 2014; Pendle Sandwich Bar, 95 Albert Rd, Colne, Lancasire, BB8 0BS
  • 21 June 2014; Live in Barnsley Festival 2014 – w/ Steph Stephenson; we’re on at The Courthouse at 13:30pm (24 Regent St, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2HG)
  • 6 July 2014; Verve Bar, Leeds
  • 19 July 2014; HeckyFest, Heckmondwike – details TBC
  • 26 July 2014;The Rodley Social Club – with Steph Stephenson
  • 7-10 August 2014; Beacons Festival, Skipton – w/ Steph Stephenson; fixed slot times TBC
  • 17 August 2014; Rodley Cricket Club fundraiser, Rodley, Leeds – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 22-24 August 2014; Galtres Parklands Festival 2014, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire – w/ Steph Stephenson; Friday 22 5:45pm
  • 22-24 August 2014; The SummerJam 2014 festival, Silsden – w/ Steph Stephenson; Saturday 23 5pm
  • 22-25 August 2014; Colne Blues Festival 2014; Jim’s Café – w/ Steph Stephenson; Sunday 24 5pm and 7pm
  • 3 October 2014; Oxjam Rodley – The Crown and Anchor, Rodley, Leeds; w/ Steph Stephenson, Gary Christopher and Town Street Seamonster
  • 5 October 2014; Charity Musicathon, Carpe Diem, Leeds – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 11 October 2014; Oxjam Rodley – The Owl, Rodley, Leeds; w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 18 October 2014; Oxjam Rodley – Rodley Social Club, Rodley, Leeds; w/ Steph Stephenson and Redgrass
  • 25 October 2014; Oxjam Rodley – The Rodley Barge, Rodley, Leeds; w/ Steph Stephenson, Strid and We Died at Sea
  • 1 November 2014; Edgy Sessions, Holmfirth – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 23 November 2014; The Tap Room, Batley – solo
  • 13/14 December 2014; ELFM 24 hour musicathon at the ELFM chapel – w/ Steph Stephenson

Gigs 2015

  • 28 February 2015; Pendle Sandwitch Bar, 95 Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0BS – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 20 March 2015; Friday Nights Live At The Chapel, ELFM, The Old Seacroft Chapel, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6JB – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 3 May 2015; Milo, Leeds – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 9 May 2015; The Washington, The Washington, 79 Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JP – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 18 June 2015; Mucky Muldoon’s, 20-21 Kingsway, Cleethorpes, DN35 8QL – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 19 June 2015; Waves, Sea Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8SG – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 20 June 2015; the Red Triangle, 160 St James’ Street, Burnely – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 3 July 2015; Inkwell, Potternewton Lane, Leeds – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 25 July 2015; Unity Day, Hyde Park, Leeds, Memory Lane tent (4.15 – 5pm) – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 26 July 2015; Real Junk Food project, Armley Junk-tion, 1 Chapel Lane, LS12 2DJ Leeds – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 8 August 2015; Artisan Markets, outside Sheffield Cathedral, Church St, Sheffield, S1 1HA – w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 29 August 2015; Jim’s Cafe, Colne – Colne blues festival w/ Steph Stephenson
  • 30 August 2015; Rodley Beer and Music Festival 2015, The Owl, Rodley – w/ Steph Stephenson