Update: Sunday, 16 February 2020 - Organisers have told the HebWeb that £500 was raised for flood relief at Saturday's Lunchtime Live? "It was a fantastic turn out and a real feeling of the community coming together to weather the storm. Artists Close-Up, Logan & Manley, the Harmony Jar and Annie Honjo put on a brilliant show and the audience were both generous and energetic. Thanks to everyone who contributed."
Update: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 - Lunchtime Live on Saturday 15th February will be going ahead as planned, but all donations will go to 2020 Calderdale Flood Appeal. Do wear warm clothing, while Hope Chapel sorts out its post-flood problems.
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Saturday 15 February
Pay as you feel
Hope Baptist Church
Lunchtime Live at Hope Baptist Chapel continues its winning formula of 2 hours free, live and local music on 15th February starting at 1:30pm. This month's acts are familiar faces on the local circuit but their musical influences come from far and wide. First up it's song maker Annie Honjo - listen carefully and you might hear echoes of the time she spent in Japan threaded through her original songs which she says come from "somewhere between my head and my heart."
Trio Harmony Jar are up next, featuring close harmonies from the two Sarahs (Watson and Courtney), accompanied by Julie Lomas on fiddle. Their dark country, folk and Americana sound will tug at your heartstrings and their mix of original and cover songs give you food for thought on a wintry February afternoon.
An upbeat finish to the set is provided by Logan and Manley whose irresistible blend of bouncy reggae, sensitive soul and high energy grooves will set your dancing feet free. Terry and Chris form the "most interesting duo in recent memory" (Folk Phenomena) and with a sound described as "like Chaka Kahn and Sam Cooke's…love child" (Salena Godden) they will make the world feel a brighter place.
February also sees Random Acts of Kindness Day so why not start by being kind to yourself and get down to Lunchtime Live on Saturday February 15th – you're worth it!
As ever, Lunchtime Live is free – just pay what you can afford and all donations are split equally between the acts.