Forget the big concert halls, the villages of Gilling East and Wintringham are the places to be for live music this month. The Noisy Villages project brings the rising stars of Yorkshire’s music scene to rural Ryedale, turning village halls into pop up music venues. The final two concerts in the series take place in June, starting on Sunday 12th at Gilling East Village Hall. This afternoon gig starting at 2pm will feature West Yorkshire trio Band of Jays and acoustic duo The Lights, who have just released their new album Out of the Dark.
“One of the aims of Noisy Villages is to present live music in a setting that is welcoming to all ages” said Helen Mahoney of Bloom Arts, who are behind the project. “We wanted to experiment with an afternoon gig which is perfect for families or anyone who prefers daytime events. There will be refreshments on sale and in addition to the music, audience members can enjoy the wonderful playground outside. Gilling East Village Hall is also home to the Ryedale Society for Model Engineers, so you may even see some miniature trains whizzing around!”
On Saturday 18th June, Noisy Villages arrives at Wintringham Community Hall for an evening of live music with another two exciting artists.
Ani Sandwith is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocal powerhouse. Ani’s sound brings together the classic song-writing style of artists like Carole King and Elton John with modern neo-soul/jazz influences such as Lianne La Havas and early JP Cooper.
Carioca Soul are inspired by the music of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66. This 7 piece band perform an eclectic mix of Bossa Nova, Samba and contemporary Brazilian music mixed with original tunes in a melting pot of latin/funk and soul.
Tickets for both events are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/noisyvillages priced at £7 / £4 for under 18’s. All ages are welcome but please note that under-16s need to be accompanied by an adult. Come along and discover your new favourite band!