Join Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Pittancer of Selby Tim FitzHigham live on stage, and Canadian comedy powerhouse and America’s Got Talent contestant John Hastings live on screen, for the story of a 3,300 mile transatlantic friendship.
BBC’s Bob Harris and author/music journalist Colin Hall set out upon an intimate speaking tour based around their mutual love and appreciation of The Beatles, including rare archive from Bob Harris’ collection of interviews with Lennon & McCartney. By 1963 the pair had written so many songs they simply couldn’t all be accommodated on just their own Beatles releases, so it made artistic and economic good sense to be offered to other artists for recording and the Merseybeat boom of 1963 & 1964 gave them a tailor-made outlet in artists such as Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer and Tommy Quickly. This is the story behind those songs, the hits, the misses and the demos that the group never released: ‘The Songs The Beatles Gave Away’
‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, OBE has been at the very heart of UK music scene for the best part of fifty years. He has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most trusted and influential broadcasters of his generation – described by Radio Times as “…one of the greats of British contemporary music broadcasting” and by The Mail On Sunday as “a national treasure”.
For the past 20 years Colin Hall has been the custodian at John Lennon’s childhood home ‘Mendips’ (guiding the likes of Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono and James Taylor around the property), he's written two books on The Fab Four and presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary with Alexei Sayle titled ‘The Lennon Visitors’. Colin was incredibly in the audience at the Village Fete where John was first introduced to Paul..! The two friends have worked on several projects together before including the upcoming film Pre:Fab (which focuses on the band’s early days as The Quarrymen), a WBBC production of ‘The Songs The Beatles Gave Away’ and 2007’s Sony Award winning ‘The Day John Met Paul.’
LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE (ticket holders will be contacted in the event of a change to headliner)
One of the top comedy club nights in the country, The Comedy Network, returns to Selby in 2023.
Each event will feature an MC, opener act and headliner for the bargain introductory price of just £10.
Join one of the world’s greatest brass bands, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, for an evening of festive favourites in the magnificent surroundings of Selby Abbey.
The South Elmsall Village Brass Band can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1884; adopted by the local Frickley Colliery in 1905, it has gone on become one of Britain’s most successful ever brass bands and a jewel in the crown of Yorkshire’s musical heritage.
During its long and impressive history, Carlton Main has competed and triumphed at many of the most prestigious competitions and is currently one of the top ranked bands in the world. Most notably, the band has held the titles of European Champions, National Champions, British Open Champions, Granada TV Band of the Year, BBC Best of Brass Champions, Spring Festival Grand Shield Champions and British Open Quartet Champions.
Carlton Main have been consistently ranked among the top 10 brass bands in the world. They have made regular appearances on the BBC’s flagship programme Songs of Praise, performed with the world renowned Rambert Dance Company and toured Europe with the Gary Clarke Company's National Theatre Award Winning COAL. In 2018 the band headlined ITV’s charity fundraiser The Real Full Monty while 2022 saw them join the National Theatre to perform the musical adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's famous The Caucasian Chalk Circle with an incredible cast of over 150 people.
The rich complexity of life is the emotional focus of the much-anticipated new album from one of Canada’s most accomplished and harmonious trios – Good Lovelies.
The songs on We Will Never Be the Same, crafted by the Juno Award-winning ensemble of Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Marie Brooks, are as compelling as the engaging vocal harmonies for which the group has been known for the last 17 years as they mine the complex feelings experienced by women who have come to ponder some of the big questions of life.
This new album is both a return to a more elemental, acoustic-based musical platform reaching back to the early days of the Good Lovelies, as well as an immersive emotional experience crafted by three seasoned songwriters who bring their own real-life stories in all their dynamism and messy complexity to the fore.
We Will Never Be the Same is the group’s fifth full-length studio album adding to a widely acclaimed catalogue of recordings that also includes two beloved Christmas releases. It adds to their already popular concert repertoire as they return to tread the boards in venues throughout North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia, and beyond.
It is a testament not only to their artistry, but also their humanity, and is an album that will continue to endear this beloved group to fans of all ages.
a new play by James Graham
directed by Rupert Goold
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game.
The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?
With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.
Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular new play.
Multi-Grammy award winner Tim O’Brien and his wife Jan Fabricius have performed together nationally and internationally either as a duo or as part of the Tim O’Brien Band since 2015. In a duet setting with a guitar, a mandolin, and their two voices, they bring an intimate and warm acoustic music roots repertoire that’s at once both original and traditional.
Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist O’Brien, born in Wheeling WV in 1954, grew up singing and playing guitar in church and in school. After seeing Doc Watson on TV, he became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Co-founder of Colorado’s Hot Rize, he toured the world with that band from 1978 until he started his solo career in 1990. His songs have been covered by Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, and the Dixie Chicks, and his collaborators onstage and in the recording studio include Darrell Scott, Dirk Powell, Mark Knopfler, and Sturgill Simpson. Awarded Grammy’s in both the Folk and Bluegrass categories, he is a member of both the West Virginia and the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. He lives with Jan Fabricius in Nashville TN.
Jan Fabricius grew up in WaKeeney, Ks. and sang from an early age in church and school, taking up clarinet and then mandolin. A registered nurse and mother of two, she kept her hand in music through local jams and regional bluegrass festivals while raising her family.
Jan’s music with O’Brien started informally around their home as he wrote or learned new songs, and she soon found herself singing and playing mandolin in the studio and onstage. O’Brien’s 2021 release “He Walked On”, and his upcoming release “Cup of Sugar” feature original songs co written by Tim and Jan.
Come and see Omid Djalili work in new material. Legendary festival favourite, stand-up comedian, film and television star Omid Djalili guarantees you an evening of experimentation.
'Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around' (Guardian).
'To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person's comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both' (Sunday Times).
Irish President Michael D Higgins called her ‘A National Treasure’ and after 20 of her own albums, countless DVDS, filmed concerts, musical collaborations and a career that has spanned 40 years, Sharon Shannon in 2023 is still breaking new musical ground.
Her career has seen her tour the world through America, Europe, Africa, Australia,New Zealand even to to Saudi Arabia and China and she has recorded and toured with artistes as diverse as Bono, Willie Nelson, La Bottine Souriante, Shane Mc Gowan, Nigel Kennedy, Steve Earle, Justin Adams, Johnny Depp, Linton Kwesi Johnston,The Waterboys and Dessie O Halloran, and the RTE Symphony Orchestra to mention just a
Playing shows throughout her career from The Kennedy Centre in Washington to Londons Wembley Arena, Sharon continues to redefine and reimagine the boundaries of Irish traditional music, mixing with genres as different from each other as reggae and classical.
An honorary Dr. Of Music at The University of Galway Sharons inspires the students through master classes and tutorials both online and in person. She is working on her archive at the University.
She recently created and presented a 4 part musical TV series called Heartlands which saw her travel the length of her ancient namesake the mighty River Shannon, making music along its journey.
2023 will see Sharon releasing new music, creating new live music shows that continue to surprise and excite.
Pull on yer finest knitted gladrags, style your barnet, slip on those dancing shoes and bring your best singing voices, as we cordially invite you to witness the Greatest Show On Earth (in tank-tops)!
Founded in Barnsley Rock City in 2006 by their outspoken, energetic and enigmatic ringleader, Scott Doonican, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Far from being your typical folk ensemble, this cult-like collective of like-minded knit-wear enthusiasts are determined to follow in their spiritual father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive.
They have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new satirical comedy lyrics, on folk instruments, and to complete their outrageously understated image, this band of brothers-from-other-mothers have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of sexy knitwear.
adapted by Simon Stephens, after Anton Chekhov
directed by Sam Yates
designed by Rosanna Vize
Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.
Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024.
Easily amongst Scotland’s most renowned and celebrated folk groups, Blazin’ Fiddles formed for a one-off tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1999 and are still raising roofs far and wide in their 25th year on the road.
Multiple winners of Scotland’s Folk Band of the Year, the six-piece have long been one of country’s foremost and most recognisable traditional outfits, touring far beyond their deep northern roots.
Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, in their 25 years the Blazers have undoubtedly become one of the world’s most prolific fiddle ensembles. With group and solo-led sets both backed by powerhouse guitar and piano, the band’s four-fiddle frontline of Inverness’ Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan, and Orkney’s Kristan Harvey ignites atop second-to-none accompaniment from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon. Like rare single malts, each member draws upon the distinct musical flavours from their rich traditional heritages, collectively packing all the power, passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s music, into a single show.
Rob Newman's epic stand-up show goes from cave paintings to car-free cities, by way of Imperial Rome's chariot ban, Rapper’s Remorse, and the dance steps of Homo Ergaster.
Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019
Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019
Edge Street Live presents:
John Robb - Do You Believe In The Power Of Rock N Roll
John Robb talks about a life in music, his best selling Art of Darkness book, being the first person to interview Nirvana, inventing the word britpop and adventures on the post punk frontline...
John Robb is a many-faceted creature.
Not just a well known face from TV but also a best selling author, musician, journalist, presenter and pundit, music website boss, publisher, festival boss, Eco warrior and vegan behemoth and talking head singer from post-punk mainstays The Membranes.John Robb is all these things and more.
His recently released book ‘The Art Of Darkness - the History Of Goth’ is a worldwide pop culture best seller and his soon to be launched ground-breaking new scheme - the Green Britain Academy, is set to train up people in thousands of Eco jobs whilst Borders Blurred is a gaming and music agency with a
He grew up in Blackpool before punk rock came along and saved his life and he formed the Membranes - the highly influential post punk band whose current albums keep pushing forward with added choirs and textures and are critically acclaimed.
He was one of the leading post punk fanzine writers in the UK with ‘Rox’ before he went on to write for the rock press with Sounds in the 80s and was the first person to interview Nirvana, coined the expression Britpop and was instrumental in kick starting and documenting the Madchester scene with his
His music and culture website louderthanwar.com is currently the 5th most read music and culture site in the UK and at the front of diverse modern culture. He is a constant on TV and radio commenting on music, culture and politics and one of the UK’s leading in conversation hosts who has his own successful youtube channel and his own books and music festival
in Manchester every year called Louder Than Words.
He has written many books like best sellers like ‘Punk Rock - an Oral History’ and 'The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop’, and in 2021 a book about the leading Eco energy boss Dale Vince from Ecotricity called ‘Manifesto’. 2023 also sees the release of a new book with Alan McGee as well as his
own autobiography and a collected works of journalism.
Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, Aly and Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings, and joyous reels and melodies that have feet tapping along at their ever popular concerts. The pair have recorded many highly acclaimed albums in their thirty years together including two ‘Best of’ collections. In March 2023 they recorded along with the Transatlantic Sessions with Eric Clapton at Abbey Road studios.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2023
Ian Smith (as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and co-hosting the Northern News podcast) presents a show about stress, love and driving a tank with your hairdresser. Three classic and timeless themes. Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Smith brings his critically acclaimed and multi-award nominated show to Komedia.
(ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Award Shortlist 2023
Next Up Biggest Award in Comedy Runner-up 2023
“Shelton Sizzles As Sinatra… His mannerisms, his repartee with the audience, his velvety voice, are all incredible.” Hollywood Fringe 2023 - Bonnie Priever, Curtain Up
“… an astonishing performance of one of the greatest icons of our age… Richard Shelton’s performance is mesmerizing, emotional, tender and utterly real... if you love Sinatra and honestly, who doesn’t, this is unmissable.” Hollywood Fringe 2023 - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NoHo Arts
The critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning show ‘Sinatra: RAW’ stars actor and singer Richard Shelton, accompanied on piano. Wolverhampton-born, and fondly remembered from TV’s ‘Emmerdale’, Shelton is internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s best interpreters of Frank Sinatra’s music. ‘Sinatra: RAW’ brings to life the man who defined an era, and whose musical legacy will never die.
Palm Springs, 1971 - Frank Sinatra prepares for his last pre-retirement intimate show. But his blue eyes are red rimmed with memories and regret. He drinks ‘One For My Baby’ too many when things take an unexpected twist. This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting - dangerous, unpredictable, brilliant!
Little Wander presents…
Ria Lina - Riawakening
In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently. In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today.
Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry.
Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You?, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mastermind.
“I guarantee you will laugh a lot” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
"The most feel-good show in town” (⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Daily Mail) has spread nostalgia and laughs throughout the UK and has the seal of approval from Victoria's own colleagues and
Featuring the star of BBC1's 'All Together Now', Paulus The Cabaret Geek with Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aïda) on piano, it’s an evening of pure joy filled with Victoria's bestloved
So, pair your stilettos with your oven glove, zip up your cocktail slacks and get booking!
Guitar supremos Gordon Giltrap and John Etheridge join forces for an unforgettable evening of top class musicianship performed by two of the UK's most respected and influential guitar players.
These innovative guitarists will be performing many of their fantastic compositions with incredible arrangements in what promises to be an electrifying show, with material from their respective careers and favourite pieces which have influenced and inspired them.
A show guaranteed to enthrall guitar aficionados, acoustic enthusiasts and music lovers in general. Don’t miss the chance to see these influential guitarists in action.
Eleanor McEvoy was born on Dublin’s northside. After college, she pursued a career as a session musician in Dublin, collaborating with a multitude of artists and groups including U2, Sinead O’Connor, Midge Ure and Mary Black
She got her first big break in 1992 as the composer, producer and co-performer (with Mary Black) of "A Woman's Heart”, the title track for the best-selling Irish album in Irish history. The song continuously makes appearances on screen, most recently in 2019 in the award-winning TV show “Derry Girls”.
Her song “Sophie” was described by David Smith in The Guardian as “an anthem that is touching, inspiring and consoling thousands of anorexic girls around the world” It is used internationally in treatment centres to treat patients with eating disorders.
Her sixteenth album “Gimme Some Wine” received enthusiastic acclaim on its release, featuring co-writes with legendary Irish songwriter Paul Brady and UK-based Dave Rotheray of The Beautiful South.