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Groove / Funk
We are Ten Millennia, a new groove & funk band. We enjoy playing live & touring nationally, but we live in & love Yorkshire.
Ten Millennia came into being after founding member Derek’s tried-and-tested method of sticking an ad in a music shop window drew together a bunch of musicians sharing an impressive set of musical credentials, each having performed with some of the world’s top rock, pop and jazz artists.
Yorkshire is very much part of the Ten Millennia’s DNA, with the band members all sharing a Yorkshire heritage, and the region’s numerous ancient settlements – some of which have been in existence since 8000 BC – giving the band its name.
The Duck & Drake is an historic pub in the centre of Leeds in beautiful West Yorkshire. Expect to find the finest cask ales and some of the tastiest live music anywhere in the city!
A fine example of a two-roomed Victorian corner pub retaining some original features. Wood-floored throughout and some of the floorboards have survived two hundred years of trade.
The central bar with fifteen handpumps sits in between and serves both rooms.
There is live music most nights from a small stage in the corner of the front room, which also features a mural on the back wall depicting many blues and rock legends and is decorated with various music memorabilia.
The pub has existed under several different names including THE HORSE & GROOM & THE BROUGHAM'S ARMS. During the second world war Broughams had a reputation for being a place where women would meet and entertain American GI’s. It wasn't until 1985 - while the pub was under the care of landlord Les Moon - that the name changed to The Duck & Drake. Though the present name is represented in the form of waterfowl it actually refers to the pastime of skimming stones on water called “ducks & drakes”.
Parking is often tricky... There is an NCP car park quite close by but it closes bang on 11pm - so if the bands still rocking - your car may get locked in!
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