Leeds recommends: Best place for live music

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Where (and why) is the best place in Leeds for live music? The #leedsrecommends community tells Andrew Hutchinson.

Responses via Twitter include:

Tim Collins ‏@wowthankyoutim. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsNews @Nath_Brudenell ideal size, great beer - some wonderful gigs including @hopeandsocial mayhem :)

Willy Mullan ‏@Carnaross. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsNews @LdsIrishCentre with a capacity of up to 800
Venue can be split into 2. Friendly staff who are easy to work with.

Claire ‏@Aimingtobegreen. @AndyHutchYPN @LeedsNews When we put on a fundrasing gig, it was really hard to find fully accessible venues in Leeds. Recommendations?

Record Overplayed ‏@recordoplayed. @AndyHutchYPN Gotta be @Nath_Brudenell - ace venue & staff 
And reasonably priced drinks - and pork scratchings. Regularly travel 90min to visit.

Richard Wise ‏@Lizard70Richard. @LeedsNews @AndyHutchYPN Duck and Drake.

Stephen Bootle ‏@sb1photography. @LeedsNews @AndyHutchYPN Hirst’s Yard is a great little venue #leedsrecommends

William Lee ‏@lee_wil88. @LeedsNews @AndyHutchYPN Cockpit

Responses via facebook include:

Peter Hayley Kane. Roundhay Park natural amphitheater. The days of Genesis, Simple Minds, U2, Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.

Fay Longley. Because there’s so much choice for small and upcoming bands to play at in regards of venues
The amount of small bars and clubs that have live music on every week is outstanding
It also hosts one of the best day festivals in the form of Live At Leeds every year which promotes independent musicians all around the world.

Lynne Francis. Brudenell

Danny Morris. The Brudenell, obviously, simply for the ridiculous amount of great bands they have put on every week without fail.

Gary Potter. I agree Brudenell Social Club is a great place and hosted some great bands!

Jimmyblue. I think fans of live music in Leeds are spoilt for choice. You have the arena all the way down to the small intimate venues.

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