York’s Little Festival Of Live Music hits the city centre this week, showcasing no fewer than 12 artists and raising money for good causes in the process.
It’s a three-day event, on Tuesday September 24, Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, at the York Food and Drink Festival fountain marquee on Parliament Street.
This year the Little Festival Of Live Music will be raising bucket donations for IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services), who have helped transformed the lives of many people across Yorkshire.
Formerly York Women’s Aid, IDAS changed their name to reflect both the expanding geographical area of their work and the fact they now provide support to male victims of abuse as well as women. In some areas they are able to provide support to children and young people who are living in the community.
Entry to the music festival is free to all three days.
Tuesday, September 24
￼5pm: David Ward Maclean
David Ward Maclean is a Scottish-born singer-songwriter, whose music is inspired by the streets of York on which he performs.
￼6pm: Joel Sarakula
Joel Sarakula is a singer with band who writes and performs retro-pop songs at the piano and guitar.
￼7pm: The Stolen Embers
￼￼The Stolen Embers are a York based rock and blues band founded in November 2011 having discovered a shared appreciation jamming, writing and ￼listening to music.
Mulholland are a York based Southern Rock Americana band, performing covers of Neil Young, Dylan Skynyrd, Counting Crows, Tom Petty, Allman Brother and more.
Friday, September 27
￼5pm: King Courgette
King Courgette are a five-piece Americana band based in York, who released a critically-acclaimed debut album Diggin’, in May 2009.
￼6pm: Karlos Senor
Karlos Senor is a York-based musician, who enjoys playing a mixture of folk, comedy and rock songs both covers
￼7pm: Surf Sluts
￼Known as “the weirdest band in York” the Surf Sluts are a six-piece eccentric psychobilly surf rock band, who love singing about surf, zombies and drink.
￼8pm: Black Lit City
￼Black Lit City are a York based rock band, who have been heavily featured on BBC Introducing and have played at a number of venues across the UK.
￼Saturday, September 28
￼5pm: Zak Ford
Soul-infused melodic folk has been used to describe Zak Ford’s sound with his honest whole hearted vocals and harmonious chords.
￼6pm: Gilded Thieves
Gilded Thieves are a folk, country and blues trio band, whose music is mixed with rich, intricate harmonies and catchy choruses incorporating both male and female ￼vocal.
￼7pm: Lost Trends
Lost Trends formed in 2011 and have since played a number of gigs at Fibbers, where they moved from support act to headline band.
A six-piece post rock band from Yorkshire who combine classic riffs with edgy brass, groovy bass and heart pounding drums, ilovecolour have developed a large following across Yorkshire and the North East since they ￼formed in 2010.