GIGS

2017

 

[ * * Sophie expecting a baby in September, so no gigs for a while! * * ]

 

24 June 17 - Farsley Festival, Hainsworth Park, LEEDS

 

 

2016

22 December 2016, The Chemic, Leeds, Xmas Special

8 October 16 - Party, York Cemetery

14 April 16 - Chemic, Woodhouse, Leeds

18 March 16 - Hollybush, Kirkstall, Leeds

4 March 16 - Inkwell, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

 

2015

28 November 15, Climate action rally - York city centre

6 November 15, University of York St John's - Recording session for "Whatya gonna do with your CO2"

26 September 15, CB Inn, Reeth, Arkengarthdale, NYorks, (Birthday party)

7 September 15, Station Hall, National Railway Museum,York (ISIRC2015 Conference Dinner)

12 March 15, The Chemic, Woodhouse, Leeds

10 January 15, The Chemic, Woodhouse, Leeds - Rory Scammel's "Turn o' then Wheel" session.

 

2014  (12)

4 December 2014, 6pm, Univ of York, Dept. of Environment Christmas Party

22 November 2014, Private function, Thorganby, York (Wedding)

2 October 2014, Royal performance, Citykonferensen, Stockholm, Sweden (audience including King Carl Gustav and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH8yItwxrBg

12 July 2014, Kirkstall Festival, Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds.

11 July 2014, HEART, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN (Benefit gig)

14 June 2014, Wedding - Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, N.Yorks

11 June 2014, "Seven Unplugged", Seven Arts Centre, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

10 May 2014, Private function,The Woolpack Inn, York, (Birthday party)

2 May 2014, "Instrumental" at the Inkwell, Chapel Allerton, Leeds (Benefit gig)

12 April 2014, Private function, St Chad's, Headingley, Leeds (Simon's Birthday)

22 March 2014,The Woolpack Inn, York  (CD launch))

13 Feb 2014, The Chemic Tavern, Woodhouse, Leeds

 

2013  (12)

14 December 2013, The Woolpack Inn, York

12 October 2013, The Woolpack Inn, York

17 August 2013, "Turn o' the Wheel" Folk day - The Chemic Tavern, Leeds

19 July 2013 , The Packhorse, Leeds

13 July 2013, The Woolpack Inn, York

15 June 2013, Treboom Brewery, Shipton-by-Beningbrough

26 May 2013, Comrades Festival, Heckmondwike

25 April 2013, Cloth Cat , at The Chemic, Woodhouse, Leeds

20 April 2013, The Slip Inn, Clementhorpe, York - Spring beer festival

15 March 2013, The Volunteer Arms, Holgate, York, YO24 4BH (with drummer Al Roberto)

23 February 2013, The Slip Inn, Clementhorpe, York

11 January 2013, Crown of Lights Acoustic Session ,Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

 

2012   (23)

22 December 2012, The Slip Inn, York

1 December 2012, Benefit for TASO, The Winning Post, York

23 November 2012, The Volunteer Arms, York [With drummer Al Roberto]

27 October 2012, The Slip Inn, York

11 October 2012, "Cloth Cat" at the Chemic, Woodhouse, Leeds

29 September 2012, York Food Festival, Parliament Street, Central York

9 September 2012, The Slip Inn, York, Autumn beer festival

31 August 2012, Adel Beer Festival, Adel Memorial Hall, Leeds

28 July 2012, The Slip Inn, York

21 July 2012, Heckmondwike Rock and Acoustic Festival

23 June 2012, The Slip Inn Beer Festival

20 June 2012, Retirement party, Vanbrugh College, York University

14 June 2012, The Victoria Vaults, York

26 May 2012, 21st birthday party, York

19 May 2012, The Slip Inn, York

8 May 2012, Charity gig, The Basement, York

8 May 2012, "Goodbye Rocky" Video webcast to Stockholm, and SEI centres round the world

28 April 2012, The Slip Inn, York

12 April 2012, The Victoria Vaults, York

6 April 2012, The Fulford Arms, York

31 March 2012, The Slip Inn, York

24 March 2012, "Arts and Minds" benefit, Swarthmore Centre, Leeds,

7 January 2012, The Abbey Inn, Leeds

 

2011  (19)

22 December 2011, The Chemic, Leeds, Xmas Special

15 December 2011, SEI-York Christmas party, The Slip Inn

26 November 2011, The Slip Inn, York

4 November 11, Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

28 October 2011, The Slip Inn, York,

27 October 2011, "Cloth Cat" at the Chemic, Woodhouse, Leeds

24 September 2011, The Slip Inn, York,

25 August 2011, Party, Slip Inn, York

23 August 2011, Leeds Festival Fringe - New Conservatory, Leeds

22 July 2011, Private party, York

9 July 2011, Private party, York

3 July 2011, The Slip Inn, York (As a three-piece - without Sophie)

25 June 2011, The Slip Inn, York, "Battle of the Breweries" beer festival

23 June 2011, "Cloth Cat" at the Chemic, Woodhouse, Leeds

5 June 2011, The Slip Inn, York

22 May 2011, The Slip Inn, York

19 May 2011, "Bright Club", at the Black Swan, York

14 May 2011, Private party, York

29 April 2011, The Slip Inn, York - First public appearance of "Eclectic Sparks"

 

Spring 2011: Intensive rehearsing as the new band build up a set of covers and original material. Kev "deps" with Mahogany Monkey at a St Patrick's night gig - the first time all four of Eclectic Sparks appear on stage together.

 

2010

December: Kevin rehearses with Richard, and then with Sophie and Patrick. (Their first time playing together: 8 December 2010.) The four of them gel immediately, and this line-up becomes the quartet Eclectic Sparks.

 

November: Richard looks for a rhythm guitarist to augment the trio so he can play lead mandolin. He "discovers" the experienced and highly talented Kevin Hicks, a colleague working a few rooms away at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York, who fits the bill perfectly and is keen to get back to playing after a long break. Kevin is also a singer and "frontman" and brings several of his own songs to the group.

 

October: Richard, Patrick and Sophie perform an "interval set" as a trio at Mahogany Monkey gig playing some of the more jazz/rock songs that Richard has been writing during the year. Goes down well.

 

2009

Richard, Patrick and Sophie play together as members of Mahogany Monkey, a six-piece folk-rock band.

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