SAFE@LAST Big Band Event
Featuring a talented line up ranging from funk and soul to indie rock to blues and folk acoustic.
Following the first event at West Street Live in March – which raised over £100 for charity – SAFE@LAST has handpicked four bands who will be donating their time to take part in the second event. Those bands are Carl ‘on fire’ Watkins, Jack Athey, Yarbo and Every Animal on Earth.
Every Animal on Earth are regular performers in Sheffield, having played in Green Room, West St Live, Harrison’s, Soyo and The Washington, as well as Hoxton Underbelly and Water Rats in London. The band have been quiet over the winter period after recruiting a new drummer and writing new material, but the five-piece now have an original, more eclectic set that spans from intricate melodies to all out noise and everything in between. Soon to launch their second EP, Every Animal on Earth are back on top and ready to take on the Sheffield music scene
A popular up and coming band, Yarbo have played many gigs across Sheffield and beyond in Leeds, Liverpool, London and Carlisle. With an Americana folksy sound and great stage presence, Yarbo was a firm choice for the SAFE@LAST event. If you like Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn or Kathleen Edwards, then don’t miss out on Yarbo’s beautifully entwined harmonies and attractive choruses. Check out Yarbo’s band page via the link above and be enchanted by their EP ‘What Is Now.’
If your musical juices flow to the sound of John Mayer, Jack Athey is right up your street. Athey’s funk/soul selection of music will have you in a dancing mood for the rest of the night. “From the age of about 15, I started to get into Motown, Jazz and Hip Hop, taking influence mainly from Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday, I’d say that developed into what I do now,” Athey said We would highly recommend you check out Athey’s work and try your hardest to get down to see him at The Harley on 17th April.
To kick start the event, Carl ‘on fire’ Watkins will be bringing his bluesy style to The Harley. Compared with James Taylor, Moody Blues, Blueberry Band and Elmore James, Watkins follows such idiosyncratic style in his own music and regularly plays at Delaney’s and The Cremorne in Sheffield. “I started playing guitar as a young boy and then I went to the crossroads and came back playing blues,” Watkins said.
Tickets cost £5 OTD/£4 with an NUS card