Alternative music night at Byram

Image to promote Alternative Markets

Image to promote Alternative Markets

Huddersfield’s Byram Arcade will play host to a live music event from 6.30pm on Friday 18 September 2015, with the support of local young entrepreneur Josh Power from Live in the Hudd.

Young, local artists include Kirsty White, Eva Davies, Harley Jay, The Kahunas, The World Keeps, and Drunken Duncan. All acts are aged 13-29 and some are regular performers at Upmarket Sundays and other Alternative Market events.

Tickets cost £4 and can be purchased online in advance – any tickets left over will be sold the night at the Byram Arcade, Westgate, Huddersfield, where The Blue Rooms café will be open late, serving drinks throughout the evening and providing seating.

Buy your tickets for Alternative music night at Byram

Introducing Kirsty White – an acoustic singer song writer from Leeds who won Leeds Breeze has Talent 2013 when she was 16 years old. Kirsty plays songs from the 1950s right upto present day with a few originals mixed in. Her passion for music is evident in her performance and song writing skills. Her stage presence is something that engages the audience and with a good mix of songs it makes her music easy to enjoy and to relate to.

Meet Eva Davies – a fantastic singer who plays acoustic guitar. Eva moved to Huddersfield a few years ago and took part in Alternative Market in November.

Harley Jay is a 17 year old singer songwriter from Huddersfield. He’s performed at recent Alternative Market events and plays at venues across Huddersfield.

The Kahunas are a four piece band from Huddersfield who merge classic rock n’ roll with modern vibes, bringing sweet sounds and bags of energy to their performances.,

The World Keeps are a four piece, hard-core acoustic pop-punk band from Leeds. Their members are Dan Daly, Tom Hunt, Ian Tyler and Ben Wales.

Drunken Duncan are a pop-punk trio from Huddersfield. Formed in the summer of 2011, they are becoming locally renowned for their melodic tunes, energetic live shows and comedic approach. The bands released a self-titled DIY EP in October 2012, and are currently recording their debut album.

What is Alternative Market?

The Alternative Market is part of the national ‘Teenage Market’ project which started in Stockport in 2012 and has been described by retail guru Mary Portas as “innovative and inspiring”. The Alternative Market organisers have already held successful markets in the town centre. Organisers said the opportunity to focus on the performers and work with Byram Arcade was too good to miss and hope this is the first of many more music events for young people in the town centre.

More info

Email: alternative@kirklees.gov.uk
Call: 01484 221000 and ask for Lucy Bye

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