Mulholland and Friends at the Basement

Mulholland and Friends are coming to the Basement at City Screen York on the 14th April, a great night for lovers of Americana and Country.

A little over a year after the launch of their album, North Country, Mulholland return to The Basement at City Screen for a night of the very best of Americana/Alt-Country from Yorkshire’s finest on Good Friday. The evening will transport the audience to another world filled with the acoustic sounds of guitars, banjos and fiddles and gorgeous harmonies from four bands from across Yorkshire with a common love of all things Country.

Well-known in York, Mulholland have spent the past year bringing their personal take on acoustic Americana to venues and festivals all over the North and further afield and wanted to invite some of the musicians they have met along the way to join them for the gig.   Stan Smith: ‘We asked Steve Chapman Smith, Gracie Fields and Steamtown to play and we’re excited to say that all these extremely talented musicians accepted the invitation.  It’s going to be a great night for lovers of Americana and Country!’.

Steve Chapman Smith from Wakefield has had a wide and varied musical career including recording four sessions for the late great John Peel with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Ghostdance at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. Steve has now launched a solo career showcasing his original material with a few much-loved covers along the way. He has just released a new album, Outsider and will be playing tracks from it.  Passionate, uplifting, real songs about real people and real life. No rose-tinted glasses here!

With her highly personal songs and great guitar playing, Gracie Falls, who is based in Bridlington, not only played Latitude last year but was named UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year. “Being there when Gracie played the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude was a joy. She has a beautiful voice and a natural warmth. The audience loved her” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2,

Knaresborough duo Steamtown describe their sound:  “This is simple music played by a man with a suitcase and a guitar and a woman with a bag of harmonicas and a banjo. Steamtown are a duo influenced by American Folk and Country music, writing songs about love, heartbreak, trains and heavy drinking”

The gig is at The Basement, City Screen on Friday 14th April (Good Friday), starts at 8pm and tickets are £5.  They are available directly from The Basement and via this link