est. 2007 - York's original House Concert venue - over 12 years more than 350 artists

"one of the top 10 venues for up & coming acts" - BBC6 Music

Next gig:

15th February 2020 - 8.30pm

Rolo McGinty and Wayne Urquhart
(of The Woodentops): -


email or
text: 07960 350909 to go on the waiting list, as we do sometimes get some last minute places.

In 2009 we held probably our most memorable and anarchic gig, when Rolo, founder member of The Woodentops pitched up for one of his first shows following their re-appearance after many years. It sold out instantly with fans arriving from all over the UK... now he's back - with new albums under his belt, and fresh from major shows in London.

""The performance at HCY Dec 2009 opened new doors for me. I had never thought to play live music without the Woodentops and since that night I have done so many times. Even a residency in Tokyo.  Mal Darwen who came with me and I performed many times together, really stylised what we did at HCY. It is one of the favourite performances of my entire musical life. "

Propelled into the arena by John Peel in the early 1980’s and furthered by Rough Trade they produced a slew of high energy singles that leapt out of the radio. One of the stand out albums of the period, Giant, led to one of the best live Lp’s of all time ‘Hypnobeat Live’. David Bowie, a big fan of the band booked them to support, Prince tried, the Smiths threw them off their tour for being just too dangerous.

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