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Owter Zeds headline Trades Club 30th bash

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Psychedelic rock legends the Owter Zeds headline a weekend of festivities celebrating the Trades Club's 30th birthday. The Zeds formed to play to play a one off miner's benefit during the 1984/85 strike, but since then have played numerous times at the members run Holme Street venue.

Outer Zeds

"Of all the local bands we have put on over the year the Zeds have played the most for a variety of good causes so they were the obvious choice as headliners," says party organiser Dave Boardman.

The club has had good times and ridden out bad times thanks to the unwavering support from the local community, and this free event on June 3 and 4 is a thank you from the club to the people of the Calder Valley.

Hebden Bridge residents and folk royalty Steve Tilston and Becky Unthank are also on the bill. Steve is fresh from picking upa BBC Folk Awards Original Song Writer of the Year gong, and has run a series of popular folk nights at the club. The Trades has been a huge supporter of the The Unthanks during their rise to stardom, booking them when they were an unknown four piece and putting on sell out shows at the Picture House.

The Trades has always been a centre of political debate and their old friend Will Kaufman is back with his tribute to socialist troubadour Woody Guthrie.

The club is also repaying their debt to local bands that have played benefits for the club by putting on Fez, Creedy, Pepperjam and a special one off Mini Cabaret with Bernard Otter, featuring Neal Alexander's Magic Show.

"In the present tough climate making our 30th birthday is a massive achievement and we wanted to share our anniversary with all our friends and we are throwing out an open invitation to people along the valley who have always been there for us.

"We've put together a bill that represents everything that is great about the Trades with something for everyone and we will be announcing a top line up of local DJs next week."

Trades Club celebrates 30 years of live music

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Update: Click here to see draft programme of events

Trades Club celebrates 30 years of live music

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Trades Club will be using the bank holiday in early June to celebrate 30 years of excellent live music - and you can join in. There will be live music in the afternoons of Sunday 3 and Monday 4 June, followed by DJs in the evenings. Dave Boardman is organising the live music and entertainment.

'So far we have The Owter Zeds, Danto Aya, Pepperjam, Fez, Steve Tilston, Will kaufman and a handful of others confirmed,' he said. 'We want a variety of bands, old and new, to reflect the amazing variety of music and Cabaret we've had over the last 30 years.'

If you want to join in the celebrations by performing get in touch with Dave Boardman or 0784 665 3843.

'There must be plenty of people who've played here and still live in the area,' Dave added.

The party will be free for members with a small charge for non members. There will be a display of images and stories form the 30 yaers since the Trades Club Social Club came into existence in the old Trades Council owned building.

If you have stories that can beome part of the exhibition and potentially a Cabaret sketch email them to Dave.

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