Gig preview: Charm Night featuring Cowtown and Dan Webster at Major Tom’s Social, Harrogate

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Indie music night Charm is back with a special show at Major Tom’s Social in Harrogate – for the first time in seven years – with one of the Leeds DIY scene’s most exciting live bands and one of Harrogate’s most inventive and talented musicians.

Famed for bringing the likes of Wild Beasts, Gruff Rhys, I Like Trains, This Et Al and The Grammatics to Harrogate, this special Charm reunion night will star Cowtown, fresh from supporting Deerhoof on their UK tour, and Dan Webster of leading art pop band The Birdman Rallies.

This exciting night will also feature visuals by VJ Quadrod who will mix the sounds of the Charm ‘mix’ live.

Originally launched by Graham Chalmers and James Littlewood in December 1998 in a tie-in with cult music mag Charm which famously gave a bad review to an early version of the Kaiser Chiefs, this will the first time the original team of Charm collaborators as a whole have worked together in more than ten years.

A full-on and dynamic, unconventional but poppy three-piece, Cowtown are popular favourites at Leeds’ famous Brudenell Social Club and have three brilliant DIY albums under their belt, most recently Dudes vs Bad Dudes on The Audacious Art Experiment label.

Performing solo, Dan Webster has just released the latest album by The Birdman Rallies, Real River, which was hailed as an “instant classic” by the Harrogate Advertiser.

Not to forget the return of Dicky’s Famous Buffet – free food for the audience!

Cowtown and Dan Webster at Charm at Major Tom’s, The Ginnel, Harrogate on Thursday, March 26, 7.30pm, tickets £4.

www.cowtown.bandcamp.com

www.thebirdmanrallies.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Major-Toms

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