Music interview: Roxanne de Bastion to launch new album with gigs in York and Sheffield

Berlin-Born, London-based singer songwriter Roxanne de Bastion’s travels have taken her far and wide in the past 12 months.


Listen: Band releases song celebrating Garry Monk’s first season as Leeds United manager

A band have released a track celebrating Garry Monk’s first season as Leeds United manager.

Frankie Valli

Gig review: Frankie Valli at First Direct Arena, Leeds

“Make a noise if you haven’t seen us before!” Francesco Castelluccio’s reedy tone cries out to Leeds’s First Direct Arena. He waits a beat, before dropping his punchline: “Where the hell were you?”

A scene from La Strada, directed by Sally Cookson, at West Yorkshire Playhouse this week. PIC: Robert Day

La Strada: The craft of taking an iconic film and putting it on stage in Leeds

Director Sally Cookson has two major shows undertaking a national tour in the coming months. When we speak it is the night after she has opened Jane Eyre at the Lowry in Salford, ahead of its visits to Sheffield, York, Leeds and Hull.

Joe Bonamassa. Photo: Glenn Ashley

REVIEW: Fantastic entertainment from guitar hero Joe Bonamassa at Sheffield Arena

The name Bonamassa apparently means 'good oracle, the shape of things to come'. Well, at least to some etymology geek I Googled.

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The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment

VIDEO: The Sherlocks announce debut album Live For The Moment with music video Chasing Shadows

Yorkshire's latest high flying Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks have launched pre-orders for debut album Live For The Moment with the release of new music video for single Chasing Shadows.

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By Paul Goodyear.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 27 April

Bluebells in Colton, by Paul Goodyear.

Nigel Olsson of the Elton John band. Picture: Steve Jennings

Music interview: Nigel Olsson on five decades of touring with Elton John

Nigel Olsson remembers his first meeting with pop-superstar-in-waiting Elton John well. It was in late 1960s and Olsson was then drumming in the group Plastic Penny, who had a top ten hit with the single Everything I Am.

PRODUCTION: Gangsta Granny, based on the book by comedian and Britains Got Talent judge David Walliams, is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre next week.

Gangsta Granny coming to Leeds

A theatre performance of Gangsta Granny, based on the best-selling book by comedian and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, is coming to Leeds next week.

By Catherine Ruane.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 26 April

Blossom trees on the Harrogate Stray, by Catherine Ruane.

Richard Ashcroft at the First Direct Arena. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Gig review: Richard Ashcroft at First Direct Arena, Leeds

He remains one of Britain’s greatest rock‘n’roll stars and Richard Ashcroft sure knows how to deliver.

Deafheaven. Picture: Kristen Cofer

Gig review: Deafheaven at Leeds University Stylus

The bass amp expires from the extreme punishment at some point during Dream House but no one really notices (except the roadie hastily diving to defibrillate it before the end of the song).


SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators.
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Photograph by Richard Walker/

Winning collaboration between city’s art students and hotel

A new city centre hotel has partnered with Leeds College of Art to support emerging talent in the region and to add to its Yorkshire themed décor.


Leeds featured in music video for up and coming alt-country band

Leeds has been used as the backdrop in a new music video for an up and coming alt-country band.

Vinnie Jones, Howard Wilkinson and Gary McAllister at the film's premiere.

Champion stuff! Leeds United documentary film has the winning combination

The eagerly-awaited Leeds United documentary film Do You Want To Win? had its premiere last night. PAUL ROBINSON was there to review it for the YEP.

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Theatre review: Rent

Theatre review: Rent

York Theatre Royal

By Christine James.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 25 April

Temple Newsam Park, by Christine James.

Elton John

Sir Elton John cancels US shows due to ‘potentially deadly’ infection

Sir Elton John has cancelled a series of shows in the US after suffering from a “potentially deadly” bacterial infection that forced him to spend two nights in intensive care.

Search for next big name sculptor

Search for next big name sculptor

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) has teamed up with a metal supplier to find the next big name in sculpture.

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