York DIY music collective One For The Road have revealed the details of the fourth instalment of their annual fundraising gig for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which takes place between Thursday 2nd and Saturday 4th November at three venues across York.
Day one of the event will take place at The Basement, City Screen. Jon Eagle & The Four Haydens will headline, with support from Leeds based hip-hop performance poets Stray Weather, who are on tour promoting their new EP Ever Endeavour. The line-up will be completed by Selby’s dark, twisted folk act Sing Ramona Sing and York folkies The River Geese. For those unfamiliar with the headliners, it’s the rock n roll alter-ego of York acoustic stalwart Jonny Gill, performing full band versions of his solo material ably backed by the remaining four members of his other band, Pray For Hayden.
The Black Swan on Peasholme Green will host day two. The intimate function room upstairs will see local acoustic legend Vinnie Whitehead top the bill with support from Manchester folk-punk troubadour Arms & Hearts, local folk singer Tom McKenzie, piano-pop songstress Casee Wilson and a rare outing for Martin Wainwright’s acoustic pop-punk madness.
The main event will take place on day three at The Fulford Arms has Leeds based folk-punk touring machine Jake & The Jellyfish as headliners with a full afternoon and evening of music before them. More great bands from Leeds will join the line-up, including punk rock n rollers The Yalla Yallas, a second appearance of the weekend from the members of Pray For Hayden, a rare outing from Just Another Warning and a solo set from Joe Tilston. Arms & Hearts will also make his second appearance of the weekend as he kicks things off at around 1pm. There’s also going to be a lot of York based talent on show with ska-punk genre terrorists Magnificent Seven, pop-punks Lyon Estates, the loudest rock n roll band in Yorkshire Segregates and some two piece acoustic psycho thrashabilly blues (yes, really!) from Dead Drummer.
The main highlight of Saturday will no doubt be the three bands that are re-forming just for this event, though. Alternative rockers Tomorrow We Radio are going to be playing their first show in four years, alongside folk punks Don’t Let Paris Fool You who split back in 2011. Completing the line-up will be ska band Make It Better Later who haven’t been onstage since 2010.
“I’m really excited about this year’s fundraiser for a number of reasons!” explained One For The Road’s promoter Craig Slaney. “Firstly, we’re hopefully going to raise a lot of money for MNDA, a charity which means a lot to me. Secondly, it’s just going to be a really fun weekend, for me especially. I’ve put together a line-up which features nearly all of my favourite local bands, past and present. The chance to raise money for such a good cause and have a really great time doing it is great!”
All profits from the event will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
For more information on MNDA, visit: https://www.mndassociation.org/
Tickets are £4 in advance for Day 1 & 2, or £5 on the door. Day 3 is £7 in advance and on the door.
One For The Road MNDA fundraiser takes place at The Basement on Thursday 2 November, The Black Swan on Friday 3 November and The Fulford Arms on Saturday 4 November 2017.