Duos join forces at city arts centre
TWO duos have become one group for a UK tour.
Eve Selis and Marc Twang of San Diego outfit The Eve Selis Band have joined forces with Californian’s Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart of Berkley Hart, to tour together – under the name BHST.
The foursome began working together this year and their sound is a mixture of folk and country. They tour next month and you can see them at Seven Arts Centre, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, on July 12. For tickets call 0113 262 6777 or visit www. sevenleeds.co.uk IT should be more redolent of mountain biking and camping than hosting an eclectic mix of some of music’s biggest names.
But Dalby Forest near Pickering, situated in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, will continue to show its vast versatility next week when its latest array of award-winning performers arrive at the increasingly popular and, of course, scenic venue. James Blunt, Paul Weller and Deacon Blue will take to the stage on successive nights as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live programme which first started out in 2001 with appearances from Jools Holland and the Levellers. Hoping to attract major acts to spectacular outside locations throughout the UK, the concept has grown into an annual summer event with income generated from ticket sales spent on improving the forests for people and its wildlife.
Paloma Faith and Blondie were last year’s main acts but it is Blunt, whose debut 2005 album Back To Bedlam was the greatest selling album of that decade including hits like You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover, who arrives to kick things off on Thursday, as part of the world tour of his latest offering, Moon Landing.
The following night Weller, The Modfather himself, will no doubt dip into his The Jam and Style Council back catalogue as he returns for a third sold-out gig at Dalby having featured in 2004 and again five years later.
Finally, Deacon Blue, the legendary Scottish band that delivered major hits such as Real Gone Kid, Dignity and Fergus Sings The Blues, will round of this year’s event on Saturday evening.
For more information visit www.forestry.gov.uk/music