Harley Daniels at The Basement

These are the kinds of shows we get really excited about: a line-up of four young, talented beyond their years musicians, taking over one of York’s best live music venues. On Friday 1 May, Harley Daniels will be playing at The Basement, supported by friends Beth McCarthy, Laura Kindelan and Watershed Sam.

Harley is better known as the front man of local rockers Blind Eye, but can often be seen playing around town in various guises, such as The Gibson Trio (pictured above). Friday’s show will be the first one he has headlined on his own. A charismatic performer, he’s always a joy to watch.

In support will be local superstar Beth McCarthy. Beth shot to fame after her appearance on BBC’s The Voice last year. We saw Beth perform at Music on Rails in September and think she sings and plays guitar beautifully, and has a wonderful rapport with the audience.

Also playing will be Laura Kindelan and Watershed Sam. Laura has been making a name for herself as a musician who plays well beyond her years. When we first heard her track Sunshine Kid we were, quite frankly, blown away. Watershed Sam is known for his lively performances and Britpop influences.

Friday’s show is a fanatastic chance to watch some of the best emerging talent from York in the wonderfully intimate setting of The Basement. For only a few quid, you can see the stars of the future.

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Beth McCarthy at Music on Rails – photo by Ruth Hunter

Harley Daniels is playing at The Basement on Friday 1 May 2015, 8pm