Imelda May Imelda May transforms from rockabilly pirate’s fishwife into a stunning sexy soulful diva with attitude. York Barbican did not know what hit them!


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Wilko Johnson Wilko Johnson arrives for the last night of his tour in York, proving he’s definitely not dead yet! There is an overwhelming simplicity to this, a 3 piece band, playing classic R&B tunes for an hour and a half with no backdrop (just a black curtain), no huge light show or need to occupy the whole of the stage. It’s breathtakingly perfect, a stripped back no nonsense honest showcase of what old school rock and roll music should feel like.


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The Fall Don’t be fooled by the old man dressed like your granddad, shuffling onto the stage. For nearly 40 years, Mark E. Smith has been the supreme front man for The Fall and tonight he commanded the stage, the sound and everything in between.


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Galtres Festival Galtres opened with Doncaster band and personal friends Bang Bang Romeo, their first performance on a main festival stage. No surprises in that they nailed it. Just a shame more people couldn't see them due to the site opening not long before they came on stage. I spoke to a few people that night who could hear the band from the queue and were gutted they didn't get to see them.


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Galtres Parklands Festival Galtres Parklands Festival returns to Duncombe Park, Helmsley this summer to mark its tenth birthday in style, with performances from major artists including Levellers, The Human League, Tricky, Morcheeba, Bellowhead and Public Service Broadcasting.


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