Photo essay: The Leeds music rehearsal studio to the stars

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It is the rehearsal studio which has seen some of the city’s finest musical acts reherse.

The first purpose-built rehearsal studio in Leeds, opening in 1982 as Parkside Studios in Armley, later moving to an old Wesleyan chapel building at Czar Street, Holbeck, becoming Old Chapel Music Studios in 1992.

THE BARMINES: Rob Burton, Liam Jockey and James May.

THE BARMINES: Rob Burton, Liam Jockey and James May.

From the start the studio has been the starting block for several of the most successful acts to emerge from Leeds since the early 80s – The Wedding Present, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission, Cud, Embrace, Duels, Kaiser Chiefs, I Like Trains, The Pigeon Detectives – the list goes on, not to mention the countless equally talented, but less famous bands, working pub and club acts, wedding bands, school bands etc.

Captured here are up and comers The Barmines rehearsing.


PICS: Bruce Rollinson