You might expect the occupants of a fire station to discourage naked flames.
Old Fire Station, Clifford Street, York
Sat Sept 10 @ 7.30pm-11pm
But that will all change at York’s old fire station on Saturday (September 10), when a gig is held there illuminated by candles.
The unusual venue on Clifford Street has become a pop-up arts space until the building is redeveloped.
And By Candlelight, a York group which presents national and local artists in unconventional locations, has brought singer-songwriter Jess Morgan to play there.
She is supported by Stillhouse, a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio.
We asked Jess about putting on a hot gig at a fire station…
What do you think of this unusual venue?
How did you get involved?
What do you have planned for the night?
It’ll be really raw and fresh and there’ll be some laughs along the way. Support comes from my buddy Polly Bolton and her excellent band, Stillhouse.
What have been the highlights of your musical career to date?
What are your plans for the future?
Anything else we should know?
I’m the sort of person who IS really into this sort of thing. I love making the special merchandise – just as I have enjoyed all the limited edition short runs of things I’ve made in the past, most memorably – The Bournemouth EP which sold out inside a day, or the home-made 7″ records I’ve been casting in my kitchen!
Spotify isn’t the be all and end all of music – and if you want something you can hold in your hands, or that gives you a deeper understanding of the music and the story – this is for you.