Bands and musicians from Yorkshire and North East England

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The following is a list of bands and musicians from Yorkshire and the north east of England, sorted by town or city. Those to have a number one single are shown in bold.

Bands and musicians[edit]

Barnsley[edit]

Batley[edit]

Benton[edit]

Bradford[edit]

Bradford's Kimberley Walsh performs with Girls Aloud.

Bridlington[edit]

Brighouse[edit]

Consett[edit]

Darlington[edit]

Dewsbury[edit]

Doncaster[edit]

Durham[edit]

Halifax[edit]

Harrogate[edit]

Helmsley[edit]

Huddersfield[edit]

Keighley[edit]

Kingston upon Hull[edit]

Leeds[edit]

Armley band Chumbawumba playing an early gig at the University of Leeds in 1986

Middlesbrough[edit]

Newcastle[edit]

Dire Straits
Sting live in Budapest, 2000

Wots Up. Michael Ross

Ossett[edit]

Ovingham[edit]

Rotherham[edit]

Rothwell[edit]

Ryton[edit]

Scarborough[edit]

Settle[edit]

Sheffield[edit]

The Human League July 2007 from left Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall, Susan Ann Sulley.

Sunderland[edit]

Todmorden[edit]

Tynemouth[edit]

Wakefield[edit]

Washington[edit]

Whitby[edit]

Whitley Bay[edit]

York[edit]

Notable albums[edit]

Live at Leeds[edit]

Released in 1970, Live at Leeds is the most famous live album performed by The Who. The album was recorded from a concert held at the University of Leeds as part of a two leg gig. The preferred recording was from the second night at Hull, however the bass line failed to record so the Leeds recording was used instead. It is thought by many to be the best live rock album of all time[1] and is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[2] The Album made it to #3 in the UK charts and #4 in the US charts.

Live at Leeds[edit]

'Live at Leeds' is a John Martyn album. He independently released this album himself in an initial run of 10,000. Recorded February 13, 1975 (the sleeve incorrectly states October), at Leeds University, this is an essential snapshot of John Martyn at what is possibly his peak.

London 0, Hull 4[edit]

The Housemartins debut album, London 0 Hull 4, released in 1986 refers to the band's home town in the form of a sports result. The title may have been a jibe at London centrism, and Whitehall itself, given that the band were known Marxists, this wouldn't have been out of context. The album made it to #3 in the UK charts.

Fog on the Tyne[edit]

Lindisfarne's 1971 album Fog on the Tyne was named after Newcastle's river, the Tyne and the morning fog cover which it is widely associated. The highly acclaimed album made #1 in the UK album charts.

Five Bridges[edit]

The Nice's 1970 album Five Bridges was named for the classical-jazz-rock piece "The Five Bridges Suite" which occupied the first side of the LP and was written about the UK city of Newcastle and its then five bridges on the River Tyne.

Festivals[edit]

Alnwick[edit]

  • Alnwick International Music Festival, Alnwick

Beverley[edit]

Billingham[edit]

Bridlington[edit]

Bradford[edit]

Bingley Music Live Festival [www.bingleymusiclive.co.uk] Bradford Mela

Dalby, North Yorkshire (near Scarborough)[edit]

Kingston upon Hull[edit]

  • Hull Jazz Festival
  • Hull Sea Shanty Festival
  • Hull Metalfest
  • Winterlude Festival
  • Hull Freedom Festival
  • Humber Street Sesh

Leeds[edit]

Marsden (Huddersfield)[edit]

  • Marsden Jazz Festival

Middlesbrough[edit]

Newcastle/Gateshead[edit]

Reeth (Swaledale, North Yorkshire)[edit]

Scarborough, North Yorkshire[edit]

The Beached Festival, Scarborough 2007

Sheffield[edit]

Stockton-on-Tees[edit]

Sunderland[edit]

Wetherby[edit]

  • Life Goes On[3]

Whitby[edit]

Venues[edit]

Since the completion of the Leeds Arena (capacity 13,500) in May 2013 there are now 3 large, purpose-built arenas in the region, the other 2 being Newcastle (11,000) and Sheffield (13,500). The KC Stadium in Hull is used as a concert venue having hosted REM and The Who in the past. Elland Road in Leeds is also used as one having hosted U2, Queen, Happy Mondays and the Kaiser Chiefs.

Batley[edit]

Bradford[edit]

Bridlington[edit]

Darlington[edit]

  • Darlington Arena

Gateshead[edit]

The Sage Gateshead viewed from central Newcastle

Halifax[edit]

  • Victoria Halls

Ed sheeran

Harrogate[edit]

Hartlepool[edit]

  • Escobar
  • The Studio

Huddersfield[edit]

  • Bates Mill Warehouse
  • The Parish
  • 1:22
  • Zephyr

Kingston Upon Hull[edit]

Leeds[edit]

University of Leeds
The Kaiser Chiefs in concert at Elland Road.

Newcastle[edit]

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Scarborough[edit]

  • Futurist Theatre

Selby[edit]

Sheffield[edit]

  • The Boardwalk
  • Corporation
  • Crucible Theatre
  • The Grapes
  • The Sheffield Arena
  • Octagon
  • The Leadmill
  • The Plug
  • O2 Academy Sheffield [Roxy Disco]

Stockton-on-Tees[edit]

Sunderland[edit]

  • Sunderland Empire
  • The White Room

Wakefield[edit]

  • Escobar
  • Reindeer beer and music fest 11,12,13 September Overton.

York[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hope I don't have a heart attack". Telegraph.co.uk (22 June 2006). Retrieved on 3 January 2007.
    * Live at Leeds: Who's best... The Independent (7 June 2006). Retrieved on 3 January 2007.
    * Hyden, Steven. THE WHO: Live at Leeds. PopMatters.com (29 January 2003)
    * The Who: Live at Leeds. BBC - Leeds - Entertainment (18 August 2006). Retrieved on 3 January 2007
    * 170) Live at Leeds. Rolling Stone Magazine (1 November 2003). Retrieved on 3 January 2007
  2. ^ Outline Page
  3. ^ http://www.lifegoeson.org.uk/events.htm