After 18 months where our doors were closed and the stage lay empty, live entertainment at Selby Town Hall is returning!
Everyone at the venue is really excited to welcome audiences back for a busy autumn season...but before we go full throttle into our regular programme of music, comedy and theatre, we want to blow the cobwebs off the sound desk, fire up the drinks fridge, test out some new procedures and generally get ourselves match fit. We've run plenty of warm up shows for artists before...but now it's time to do a warm up show for us!
We're delighted to welcome back Jess Gardham and Ryan Spendlove, two of our favourite support acts from the past few years, to help us get back into the swing of things. It will be a show of two halves, with Ryan and Jess each playing for about 40 minutes, and we're capping capacity at 70 so it won't feel too crowded.
This is a chance for you to enjoy some top notch music in familiar surroundings while helping the staff and volunteer team to reacclimatise. Do join us for great songs, a relaxed drink, good company and a happy reunion!
Hailing from York, multi award winning singer songwriter Jess Gardham has performed all over the UK, US, Europe and Canada. With her own brand of pop/soul/acoustic she has supported the likes of Paul Carrack, KT Tunstall, The Shires, Wilko Johnson and Martin Simpson to name a few.
Her music has been played regularly on BBC introducing as well as other radio stations in the UK. Jess's first album was picked up by BBC radio 2 and she was tipped by them as a songwriter to watch.
In March 2018 jess was announced as a quarter finalist on BBC1's MasterChef, millions tuned in to watch Jess cook her heart out.
Virtuoso acoustic blues/folk guitarist and singer Ryan Spendlove achieved worldwide acclaim fronting Domino Records band The Blueskins before releasing two solo albums with America label Candyrat records and touring the US. Ryan is currently working on his third solo album of soulful acoustic songs.