Horsing around - coming up at the Trades
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Horse McDonald is known as 'The Voice' to her legion of fans and the Scottish soul legend is back at the Trades Club on Thursday.
Horse's powerful vocal style has seen her record with the very best across a staggering range of genres including stints with Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Burt Bacharach, Lesley Garrett, Pet Shop Boys and Culture Club.
She crosses boundaries effortlessly recording a live show with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow released as the best selling 'Both Sides' album.
Horse is celebrating twenty years since her debut album and returns to the club promising an acoustic set packed with her hits.
In stark contrast the Mental Elf team return on Friday with Key-Lo and Sicknote opening up the evening with their back to back beats and breaks/tech-funk.
Elf regulars are looking forward to an exclusive live performance from Freear accompanied by the Happyslap Boutique and the Surefire Circus with their stunning light show and crazy acrobatics.
New York born but UK raised, Freear has been lauded as having a fresh style blending live and electronic instruments which created huge live festival performances and sets supporting acts including Orbital, Dub Fx, Beardyman, Dreadzone and the Orb.
As if all that wasn't enough, groove the night away with local DJ Mo playing grungeless drum and bass and don't forget to sample the goodies on the cake stall.
The valley's Irish community will heading to Hebden for the traditional St Patricks' party guaranteed to be free of fake Irish accents, dodgy leprechaun hats or any other clichéd corporate nonsense.
Headiners The Mouldy Joes are making this their annual St Pat's night at the club with a set packed with punky covers and traditional tunes meaning it will the best dance party band for miles around.
The weekend comes to a much a quieter close as the Hole Note open mic session makes its debut at the club with Craig Priestly hosting a night of live acoustic music from the valley's finest.
Headlining the first Hole Note are The Troubadors who come with a reputation as a very promising country/ Americana/ blue grass band making the short hop over from Wakefield.
"Horse has proved over a long career that she is one of the best female vocalists around and there is only a few tickets left for one of her annual visits," Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke told the HebWeb.
"Freear and the Mouldy Joes are tried and tested crowd pleasers so it's great to end the weekend with some fresh talent trying out their new material at our first Hole Note event.'