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Miles has always loved the sound of a classic power trio and so between touring the world and writing and playing on a variety of albums and projects, Miles has been touring the UK and Europe with his very own blues and rock band: The Blueflies.
Featuring his extraordinary guitar playing on classic hits and original material (including songs from the bands critically acclaimed recent album "10 Rockets for your Pocket.") the band have built a reputation over the years as being a guaranteed great night out for both fans of great musicianship and for those who just want dance the night away to a set list of killer tunes.
The band features Paul Stipetic on drums, vocals and guitar and Tony Stipetic on bass and vocals. Paul has worked with legendary soul singer Jimmy Ruffin and Tony has played with bands as diverse as Iona and Boney M!
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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