Blues-rock, folk, funk and soul originals
Paul Middleton's Angst Band represent a lifetime of fury, love, loss and joy condensed into a single, breathtaking live music experience.
A survivor of 70s prog explorers Wally, Paul Middleton combines the raw musical passion of his acoustic and lap steel guitar playing with intelligent, intensely personal lyrics.
With a vocal nod to Howling Wolf and Captain Beefheart, Paul weaves songs and stories that are at once imaginative and honest, rich in experience and awash with a wry sense of humour.
The worldly wit and wisdom of Mr. Middleton is backed up by his erstwhile lieutenants and young Turks, The Angst Band and their eclectic blend of blues-rock, folk, punk and soul. The blistering fretwork of guitarist Darren Ibbotson is matched only by his ear for musical subtlety and nuance, whilst Matt Evens enhances this rich dynamic with lush keyboards and exotic xylosynth to create vibrant, intricate melodies. John Davey's fluid and powerful bass ebbs and flows beneath, pushing both the groove and the mood of the songs. The whole thing is underpinned by the rock-steady rhythms and inventive percussive flair of drummer Adam Westerman.
Live Music Bar
Overlooking Montpellier Gardens, one of the town centre’s most picturesque locations, the vividly painted Blues Bar packs an unlikely punch amongst its more gentile neighbours.
However, due to its unique, welcoming vibe, its insistence in providing high quality, free live music every night of the week, and the incredible support of its customers, the bar has developed a strong position in the community, as licensees Simon and Sharon Colgan, explain:
"The Blues Bar is not just a pub, it has a defined character that has aged extremely well," says Simon. "It is the only live music venue in Harrogate that has kept its identity during the past 21 years and it continues to attract new customers and performers from miles around."
Modelled on an Amsterdam cafe´ bar it has been going for more than 20 years.
LIVE music every night + 3 Bands on a Sunday..
GIN bar upstairs with 60+ Gins to choose from..
The home of YORKSHIRE TAPAS.
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