York musicians band together for Oxjam

Mulholland: happy to help a good cause
1 Oct 2013 @ 10.03 pm
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Mulholland: happy to help a good cause
Mulholland: happy to help a good cause

Some of York’s finest musicians are on the bill at two concerts in York this October raising money for Oxfam.

The Oxjam gigs take place at The Nite Owl Club, The Winning Post, Bishopthorpe Road on Friday October 4 and the Duchess, Stonebow on Monday October 14.

Oxjam is a national music festival with volunteers organiser concerts to raise funds for the aid and development charity.

Five-piece Americana band Mulholland will be hosting the first event. Among the artists playing on the night are Boss Caine, Alice Ostapjuk, Bear Station, Ten-79, Andrew Clegg and Dave Smith (from the Half Hand Hoodoo Blues Band).

“To get musicians of this quality for the event is absolutely fantastic,” said Ann Dunford of Mulholland. “These are among of the finest artists in the area, some of whom are attracting a lot of attention nationally.”

Entry is £4 on the door (no advance sales). Doors open at 5.30pm and the event kicks off at 6pm, running through until midnight.

The second event at The Duchess on October 14 is being organised by Abi Hickton, a student at York College. Tickets are £4 and can be bought on the door or in advance by contacting The Duchess. The event will run from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, and you have to be at least 14 to attend.

The acts playing at the Duchess are The Y Street Band, a five-piece cover band who specialise in flamboyant vocals and rich harmonies to recreate classic rock and pop hits; One Way Street, a three-piece melodic pop punk band; 34 Down, a four-piece fun band; and Completely Bananas, a two-piece acoustic band who mix reggae and folk.

Ann Dunford said: “These promise to be two very special nights, with the cream of the York music scene playing for free in a great cause. Do please come along and support us.

“You will hear some fantastic music, of all genres, and raise some much-needed money for Oxfam.” 

  • For more information, please contact Ann Dunford on 07885 905726 or Stan Smith on 07904 006935 re the October 4 concert
  • Or Abi Hickton on 07415 677244 re the October 14 concert