Sheffield Makes Music: Friday Line-up

In conjunction with BBC Music Day, Sheffield Makes Music 2018 will see a variety of live performances taking place around the city – showcasing local talent ranging from intimate acoustic sets to full-scale orchestras. See below for the full listings… 

The Leadmill Acoustic Trail

12pm: John Lewis – Ben Ibbotson
12.45pm: Frog and Parrot – Saint Petersburg
1.30pm: The Green Room – Conor Houston
2.15pm: The Great Gatsby – Otis Mensah
3pm: The Forum – Emily Stancer
3.45pm: Tamper (Arundel Gate)- Henderson
4.30pm: Tamper (Arundel Gate) – Liberty Ship

Rapper/poet Otis Mensah will be playing live at The Great Gatsby this afternoon. Image: Lewis Evans

Town Hall Steps 
1pm: Opera On Location entertain us once again with some operatic treats and afternoon arias.

St Pauls Place, Peace Gardens
1.30pm: Sheffield Music Hub Children’s’ Choir presents ‘A festival of song’
2.15pm: Rhiannon Scutt Trio – Homegrown brilliance. Perfect songwriting, perfect singing
3pm: BanjoJen- Banjo and Double Bass create bluegrass joy
5pm: Sheffield Makes Music Orchestra – a flash mob selection of classical footstompers and chart toppers

Bear Tree Records, The Forum
4pm: Surf Muscle, 3-piece surf instrumentalists

Surf Muscle head to vinyl hotspot Bear Tree Records

Train Station
6pm: BBC Music Day’s Platform to Performance presents VivaCity choir

The Spiegeltent, Barkers Pool
4-7pm: BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq presents his show live from the Spiegeltent with appearances from special guests such as Jon McClure and a live set from Drenge.

The Leadmill
The Magic Gang, Spector and Drip Gloss. Tickets £13 – available here (now sold out).

Castleton noisesmiths Drenge will play live at the Spiegeltent

Delicious Clam Records 
8pm: All Ashore single launch + Thee Mightees plus special guests. Tickets £6 OTD.

Frog and Parrot
9pm: It’s been 50 years since the Joe Cocker released his legendary cover of ‘With a Little Help from My Friends, so the Frog a paying homage with an evening dedicated to blues and soul. Free entry.

Hope Works
Hope Works opens its Autumn in style. Brainfeeder’s Ross From Friends and Dekmantel’s Space Dimension Controller bring their new albums to the famed Sheffield venue, plus appearance behind the decks from Willow, Lo Shea and a very special Wisdom Teeth showcase ft Hodge, Facta and Loft. Tickets £20 (final release) – available here.

Spinning Discs, 55 Chesterfield Road
One of the city’s finest vinyl store will be showcasing free live music in its front room. At 6pm, Daniel Whitehouse will be playing a selection of songs including new singles ‘Rattlebrain’ and ‘Inhale’. Following Daniel’s set, Leeds-based power pop group The Harriets will play from 6.45pm.

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