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As a result of our switching from Friday nights to Thursday nights, our performances are on the Thursday before the first Friday of every month. This means that most of the time it really is the first Thursday of the month, but sometimes it is the last Thursday of the preceding month. Sorry to be difficult!

  • Thursday 5th October: Joe Solo
  • Thursday 2nd November: To be announced


JOE SOLO: Thursday 5th October 2017


Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of Folk, Punk and Blues in his own right.

In October 2016 he was awarded the "Outstanding Songwriting" prize at Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Music Awards for his work on the album "Never Be Defeated" telling the stories of the men and women of Hatfield during the 1984-85 Miner’s Strike.

Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being both thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.

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Joe Solo

"….constantly sets a new bar for passion in performance." – The Morning Star

"The perfect protest singer." – R2 Magazine

"I heard this noise coming off the stage, I went WOW, whoever that is I've got to go and check him out and there was just this one man on the stage blowing up a storm with an acoustic guitar!" – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music