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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.

Contents

Barnsley

  • Danse Society
  • Party Day
  • Kate Rusby
  • Saxon
  • The Hurriers
  • Exit Calm
  • Batley

  • Robert Palmer
  • Benton

  • Jimmy Nail
  • Bradford

  • Tasmin Archer
  • The Cult
  • Kiki Dee
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • Gareth Gates
  • Zayn Malik
  • Marmozets
  • Chantel McGregor
  • My Dying Bride
  • New Model Army
  • Smokie (earlier name 'Smokey')
  • Southern Death Cult
  • Terrorvision
  • Kimberley Walsh (from Girls Aloud)
  • Bridlington

  • Ben Parcell
  • Brighouse

  • Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band (Attained #2 position in the charts, the highest ever for a brass band)
  • Embrace
  • Consett

  • Ruth Copeland, soul and blues singer
  • Susan Maughan
  • Darlington

  • Vic Reeves (as in Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer- see Middlesbrough)
  • We Start Fires
  • Dewsbury

  • Bob Hardy (Bassist from Franz Ferdinand)
  • Doncaster

  • Groop Dogdrill
  • Louis Tomlinson
  • Tony Christie
  • Tiny Dancers (from South Elmsall)
  • The Wallbirdss
  • Durham

  • Prefab Sprout (from Witton Gilbert)
  • Gem Archer, guitarist with Oasis
  • Halifax

  • Nick Holmes
  • Don Lang
  • Paradise Lost
  • Harrogate

  • Acid Reign
  • Blood Youth
  • The Harrogate Band
  • Little Angels
  • Strangers in Paradise
  • Stuart Colman
  • Sulk (British band)
  • Utah Saints
  • Wally
  • Helmsley

  • One Night Only
  • Huddersfield

  • Evile
  • Kava Kava
  • Keighley

  • Skeletal Family
  • Kingston upon Hull

  • The Beautiful South
  • Biscuit Boy (a.k.a. Crackerman) (Paul Heaton's Solo act)
  • The Cutler
  • Everything but the Girl
  • Fila Brazillia
  • Fonda 500
  • Roland Gift (from Fine Young Cannibals)
  • The Heights of Abraham
  • Hey, Rube!
  • Ronnie Hilton (Following his demobilisation in 1947, he took work as a fitter in Leeds)
  • Homespun (a band formed by Dave Rotheray, formerly of The Beautiful South)
  • The Housemartins
  • J*S*T*A*R*S
  • Kingmaker
  • Nyam Nyam
  • The Paddingtons
  • The Rats
  • Red Guitars
  • Mick Ronson (best known for work with David Bowie - see Tadcaster)
  • Sade (formed in London but three of the five members were Hull natives)
  • Salako
  • Salem (UK band)
  • Scarlet
  • The Talks
  • Throbbing Gristle
  • Trevor Bolder (David Bowie's Spiders From Mars with Mick Ronson, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash)
  • Lal Waterson
  • Norma Waterson
  • The Watersons
  • Leeds

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Age of Chance
  • Alt-J
  • Black Wire
  • Castrovalva
  • Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Jason Rae (born in Aberdeen; lived in Leeds)
  • The Chevin (band)
  • Christie
  • Chumbawumba
  • Classically Handsome Brutes
  • Cud
  • Dead Disco
  • Eagulls
  • Embrace
  • Eureka Machines
  • The Expelled
  • Fold
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Gang of Four
  • Gentleman's Dub Club
  • Girls at Our Best!
  • Hood
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • I Like Trains
  • The Lodger
  • The March Violets
  • The Mekons
  • Mel B (solo and also of the Spice Girls)
  • Michael Chapman
  • The Mission
  • The Music
  • The Pigeon Detectives
  • The Plight
  • Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
  • Roller Trio
  • Paul Ryan
  • Pulled Apart by Horses
  • Lou Rhodes
  • Send More Paramedics
  • The Sisters of Mercy
  • Soft Cell
  • The Sunshine Underground
  • Utah Saints
  • The Wedding Present
  • Your Vegas
  • Middlesbrough

  • Annihilist
  • James Arthur
  • Black Wire
  • Roy Chubby Brown (Comedian and one time vocalist, born Royston Vasey)
  • Buckshot
  • The Unsung Heroes
  • Collectors Club
  • Chris Corner (also frontman of Hartlepool-based band Sneaker Pimps)
  • David Coverdale (from nearby Saltburn, lead singer with Whitesnake)
  • Vin Garbutt
  • The Hangmen
  • IAMX
  • Misery Addict
  • Journey South
  • Bob Mortimer (as in Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer- see Darlington)
  • Chris Rea
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Space Raiders
  • Whitesnake
  • Newcastle

  • The Animals
  • Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud
  • Dire Straits
  • Drill (UK Band)
  • Dubstar
  • Geordie (band)
  • Jack the Lad
  • Lee Jackson (bassist) of The Nice, Jackson Heights, and Refugee
  • Brian Johnson of AC/DC & Geordie
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Lindisfarne
  • Maxïmo Park
  • Peace Burial at Sea
  • Danny McCormack from 3 Colours Red
  • Spike
  • Sting
  • Andy Taylor of Duran Duran (from nearby Cullercoats)
  • Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys (born at nearby North Shields, schooled in Newcastle).
  • Venom
  • Bruce Welch and Hank Marvin of The Shadows.
  • the Wildhearts
  • Kathryn Williams (originally from Liverpool, she is based in Newcastle after attending university there).
  • Zoviet France
  • yfriday
  • Ossett

  • Black Lace (featured on a local film, the Bradford set Rita, Sue and Bob Too)
  • Ovingham

  • China Drum
  • Rotherham

  • Nick Banks (from Sheffield band, Pulp)
  • Jo Callis
  • Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
  • Muse (Although actually formed in Teignmouth, Devon, Bassist Chris Wolstenholme is from Rotherham.
  • Bring Me The Horizon (Band member Matthew Nichols, drummer is from Rotherham.)
  • Rothwell

  • The Pigeon Detectives
  • Ryton

  • The Unthanks
  • Scarborough

  • Little Angels
  • Settle

  • John Newman
  • Sheffield

  • ABC
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Derek Bailey
  • Dave Berry
  • Black Spiders
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Bromheads Jacket
  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • Paul Carrack
  • Chakk
  • Clock DVA
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Joe Cocker
  • Comsat Angels
  • Dead Sons
  • Def Leppard
  • Richard Hawley
  • Heaven 17
  • The Heights of Abraham
  • The Dylans
  • The Human League
  • Hey, Rube!
  • J*S*T*A*R*S
  • Limited Company (Band)
  • Little Glitches
  • Little Man Tate
  • The Long Blondes
  • The Longpigs
  • Milburn
  • Moloko
  • Monkey Swallows the Universe
  • Pulp
  • Reverend and the Makers
  • Rolo Tomassi
  • The Sherlocks
  • Stoney
  • Thompson Twins
  • While She Sleeps
  • Sunderland

  • Alex Kapranos (raised in Sunderland and South Shields)
  • Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics)
  • Mark Brydon (of Moloko)
  • The Futureheads
  • Kane Gang
  • Kenickie
  • Leatherface
  • Olive
  • The Toy Dolls
  • Wodensthrone
  • Field Music
  • The J.T.A
  • Stakeford

  • Darren Allison (Drummer/Producer with The Divine Comedy, who also worked with My Bloody Valentine, Belle and Sebastian, and Spiritualized).
  • Todmorden

  • Keith Emerson
  • Geoff Love
  • Tynemouth

  • The Motorettes
  • Wakefield

  • Be-Bop Deluxe
  • Lead The Way
  • The Cribs
  • The Research
  • Vardis
  • Fiat Lux (band)
  • Washington

  • Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music
  • Yourcodenameis:milo
  • Whitby

  • Arthur Brown of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  • Whitley Bay

  • Tygers of Pan Tang
  • York

  • Asking Alexandria
  • John Barry
  • Chris Helme
  • The Batfish Boys
  • The Redskins
  • Shed Seven
  • The Seahorses
  • The Smoke
  • Glamour of the Kill
  • Elliot Minor
  • RSJ
  • Supermoon
  • Live at Leeds

    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 and is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The Album made it to #3 in the UK charts and #4 in the US charts.

    Live at Leeds

    '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

    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

    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

    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.

    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is the debut studio album by Arctic Monkeys, released on 23 January 2006 by Domino. The album surpassed Elastica's self-titled album to become the fastest selling debut album in British music history, shifting over 360,000 copies in its first week, and remains the fastest selling debut album by a band. It has since gone quintuple platinum in the UK.

    Alnwick

  • Alnwick International Music Festival, Alnwick
  • Beverley

  • Beverley Folk Festival
  • Billingham

  • Billingham Folk Festival
  • Bridlington

  • Musicport World Music Festival
  • Bradford

  • Infest, University of Bradford, (Electronic and dance festival)
  • Bingley Music Live Festival [www.bingleymusiclive.co.uk] Bradford Mela

    Dalby, North Yorkshire (near Scarborough)

  • Forest Tour
  • Kingston upon Hull

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

  • Leeds Festival (1999–present, Bramham Park, Wetherby)
  • O2 Wireless Festival (2006 and 2007 – Harewood House, Harewood, near Wetherby)
  • Party in the Park (Temple Newsam, Colton)
  • Damnation Festival (metal music)
  • V Festival (Temple Newsam, Colton)
  • Ghostfest (hardcore metal – The Cockpit, near Leeds railway station)
  • Leeds Mela
  • Slam Dunk Festival (2006 – Millennium Square, 2007–present – Leeds University Union)
  • Marsden (Huddersfield)

  • Marsden Jazz Festival
  • Middlesbrough

  • Middlesbrough Music Live, Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle/Gateshead

  • Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
  • Orange Evolution Festival, Various including the Quayside.
  • Newcastle Mela, Exhibition park, Newcastle
  • Newcastle Community Green Festival, the UK's largest free community festival, Leazes Park, Newcastle.
  • Newcastle Early Music Festival, University of Newcastle, Folk and traditional.
  • Reeth (Swaledale, North Yorkshire)

  • Swaledale Festival (choral, folk, brass music etc.)
  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire

  • Beached Festival
  • Sheffield

  • Give It A Name
  • Tramlines
  • Stockton-on-Tees

  • Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland

  • Split Festival
  • Wetherby

  • Life Goes On
  • Whitby

  • Whitby Folk Week
  • Venues

    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

  • Batley Variety Club
  • Batley Frontier
  • Billingham

  • Billingham Forum http://www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk
  • Bradford

  • St George's Hall
  • University of Bradford
  • Live Lounge @ Utopia
  • Bridlington

  • The Spa
  • Darlington

  • Darlington Arena
  • The Forum http://www.theforumonline.co.uk/index.html
  • Gateshead

  • The Sage
  • Halifax

  • Victoria Hall
  • Harrogate

  • Harrogate International Centre
  • Hartlepool

  • Escobar
  • The Studio
  • Huddersfield

  • Bates Mill Warehouse
  • The Parish
  • 1:22
  • Zephyr
  • Kingston Upon Hull

  • The Adelphi
  • Fruit

  • Hull Arena
  • Hull City Hall
  • The Polar Bear
  • KC Stadium

  • The Lamp
  • University of Hull
  • The Welly Club
  • Leeds

  • The Black Canvas
  • Bramham Park (Hosts Leeds Festival)
  • Brudenell Social Club
  • O2 Academy (Opened as the Carling Academy, formerly Leeds Academy)
  • The Cockpit
  • Elland Road (Leeds United football ground in Beeston)
  • Harewood House Formerly hosted O2 Wireless Festival, also hosted a few concerts.
  • The Faversham (Hyde Park)
  • The Hi-Fi Club
  • Josephs Well
  • Leeds Arena (First Direct Arena for sponsorship purposes)
  • Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds city centre Campus)
  • Leeds Metropolitan University (Becket Park campus)
  • Leeds Town Hall
  • The Library (Hyde Park)
  • Rios
  • The New Roscoe (Sheepscar)
  • Roundhay Park (formerly held Party in the Park, also hosted Madonna and Robbie Williams)
  • Temple Newsham (formerly hosted Leeds Festival and V Festival, has since hosted Party in the Park)
  • University of Leeds (Venue where The Who's Live at Leeds was recorded)
  • Middlesbrough

  • Middlesbrough Town Hall
  • Westgarth Social Club http://www.westgarthsocial.com
  • Newcastle

  • The o2 Academy
  • Digital
  • Metro Radio Arena
  • Northumbria University
  • Tyne Theatre
  • University of Newcastle
  • The Cluny
  • The Cluny 2
  • The Riverside
  • The Head of Steam
  • Scarborough

  • Futurist Theatre
  • Selby

  • The Riverside Live Music Venue
  • Sheffield

  • Corporation
  • Crucible Theatre
  • Sheffield City Hall
  • The Grapes
  • The Sheffield Arena
  • Octagon
  • The Leadmill
  • The Plug
  • O2 Academy Sheffield [Roxy Disco]
  • Stockton-on-Tees

  • The ARC
  • Georgian Theatre,
  • Ku Bar http://kubar.co.uk
  • Storytellers https://facebook.com/thestorytellersstockton/
  • Sunderland

  • Sunderland Empire
  • The White Room
  • Wakefield

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

  • Yorfest 'The Yorkshire Festival' http://yorfest.com/
  • The Apollo Festival http://www.apollofestival.co.uk/
  • The Spread Eagle https://www.facebook.com/spread.york?fref=ts
  • York Opera House
  • The Duchess http://theduchessyork.co.uk
  • Fibbers http://www.fibbers.co.uk
  • The Barbican http://www.yorkbarbican.co.uk
  • The Basement http://www.thebasementyork.co.uk/
  • The Fulford Arms http://www.thefulfordarms.co.uk/
  • References

    Bands and musicians from Yorkshire and North East England Wikipedia


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