YORK ROCKS AGAINST CANCER
GRAND OPERA HOUSE YORK
Saturday 21 May 2016
After last year’s hugely successful show, York Rocks Against Cancer returns with another night of music and fun with New York Brass Band, fresh from two appearances at Glastonbury, who are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band are part of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band.
The Superlicks are a four-piece party band of highly charged musicians based in York. The band boast a powerful rhythm section supported by infectious bass riffs and energetic beats. This capped with a sensational lead guitarist and the captivating vocals from their charismatic front man are what have made them one of the most entertaining, dynamic and fun party bands in the UK.
Local cover band Sister Madly keep the party going. Scarlett, the vivacious red-head is known for her vibrant stage personality accompanied by a strong voice, her vocal ability handles many different artists such as, Stevie Nicks, Journey, Adele, Rihanna, Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse and many others. Zan can entice any crowd onto the dance floor. Her friendly and powerful stage presence is guaranteed to get the party started. With a vast repertoire, she will bring you the sounds of Heart, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, The Eagles, Gary Moore, Pink and Katy Perry.
Also appearing is Minster Conspiracy, a group of young local musicians. In 2008 Rocks and Pops founder John Haslam approached local schools with the idea of engaging pupils in music through rock n roll. It was through the project that Ryan and Oliver found themselves in a band at just seven years old. Both Edward and Morgan joined Rocks and Pops the following year and they very soon found out that although they were all great characters individually and very much ‘off the hook’ , they worked really well as a group. In 2011 the boys were now the older children on the Rocks and Pops scene and it was a year later when John pooled children together to work on joint projects that they were introduced to Ellie.
And returning after last year’s success is Barmaid and the Vets with Emmerdale cast members, who are yet to be confirmed, they will be performing along with Attitude Dance Club.
Come along and enjoy a rocking night whilst supporting York Against Cancer.
Tickets on sale Thursday 5 November at 10:00am
Box Office: 0844 871 3024
Online Booking: www.atgtickets.com/york
Tickets also available in person from the theatre box office between 12 noon and 5:30pm Monday to Saturday.