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PREVIEW – Gigs of the Week in Leeds, 1st-7th December

The Headhunters @ Belgrave Music Hall, Monday 3rd December

Herbie Hancock, a jazz pianist and composer, formed The Headhunters in 1973 with saxman/clarinettist Bennie Maupin, bassist Paul Jackson, Jr., drummer Harvey Mason, and percussionist Bill Summers. The band fuses jazz with funk and rock and has been one of the pioneers in using electronic instruments and effects in their music. The Headhunters are definitely a must see for anybody who wants to hear a piece of musical history or simply listen to one of the best jazz-fusion groups out there. Come to Belgrave Music Hall this Monday to hear them play live!

Mabel @ Leeds University, Tuesday 4th December

Mabel is yet another young rising star whose presence on the pop music scene is growing day by day. She released her breakthrough single ‘Finders Keepers’ in 2017 which spent five weeks in the top 10 in the UK and led her to BRITs Critics’ Choice Award nomination. 2018 was even more successful for Mabel – she dropped her debut album Ivy To Roses, embarked on a tour and collaborated with Jax Jones on a hugely successful single ‘Ring Ring.’ This week she’s visiting Leeds to play Stylus at Leeds University, don’t forget to be there!

Young Monarch @ The Library, Wednesday 5th December

Young Monarch is a young and vibrant indie-pop band which formed in Manchester. Their music is characterised by strong female vocals, driving guitars and anthemic choruses inspired by Coldplay and London Grammar. Young Monarch’s music has quickly been appreciated by the critics – they have earned a spot on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 1. ‘Strangers,’ one of the band’s most recent releases, is a truly mesmerising song and one that will surely make an impact in a live setting. Young Monarch are in Leeds this Wednesday at The Library so drop by to hear those exciting newcomers live.

Madness @ First Direct Arena, Thursday 6th December

Madness are playing one of the biggest gigs in Leeds this week and not without a good reason – they are a British phenomenon, one of the most beloved groups in the country and one of the leading bands of the ska revival in the ’70s and ’80s. There probably isn’t one person who doesn’t know their hit song ‘Our House’ and couldn’t resist to sing along to it so if you have a chance, grab your tickets to see Madness this Thursday at the First Direct Arena!


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