Rock The Refectory

The University of Leeds presents Rock the Refectory on Friday 25 November featuring some of the region’s premier up and coming bands at their legendary concert venue, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The four live bands to appear at this event include:


Having supported the likes of The Pigeon Detectives, The Hoosiers, The Beautiful South, Nina Nesbit, Sigma, Marillion, Example and Wretch 32, Doncaster’s GINGER TOM have come a long way since forming in 2014. The band have been played nationally across the BBC, including BBC Radio 1, and have done several live sessions for the network.

… When I first listened to Ginger Tom it was because it’s my job to do so; six months on I now listen to them because it’s my pleasure to do so. I don’t just play the tracks on my radio show, I play them on my car stereo on the school run …” BBC INTRODUCING



Formed just one year ago and named after a David Hockney artwork, Bradford four-piece GLASS MOUNTAIN locked themselves away in a basement studio to write and record their hugely acclaimed 5 song debut Glacial EP. Since its release in June, the band have performed a series of striking and memorable live performances, including The Secret Festival and Bingley Music Live, and are now preparing for their support slot on the full Embrace in December.

… Firmly in the cinematic alt-rock category, they make sky-high, life-affirming guitar music that empowers and devastates in equal measure; from the outset, the ambitious yet raw production is spellbinding with a heart-wrenching balance of aggression and delicacy. A rare and faultlessly ambitious debut …” XYZ MAGAZINE

Glass Mountain


A new four-piece Leeds band, CITRUS HEIGHTS have recently exploded onto the city’s scene, have already supported The Dunwells and have been making waves at BBC Introducing with their recent debut Sweet Things EP.



The evening will begin with ONE SIDED HORSE, the haunting side project of Mark Whiteside, drummer, singer and ‘front man’ with Evil Blizzard. The debut album will be released shortly, featuring Richard McNamara, Mickey Dale, Steve Firth and Mike Heaton from Embrace.


The event will feature many other forms of entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening, with over £1000 worth of prizes donated by bands and businesses to be won.