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DC Blues hail from the mighty Ouse Delta in York, England and have been playing their own take on “the blues” with original material and selected covers since 2012.
Since the band started they have opened for many well known artists such as Dr Feelgood, King King, Sari Schorr, Marcus Bonfanti & Ben Poole. They were invited to play at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne in 2018 and have previously appeared at several other blues festivals as well as continuing to play clubs & venues in the UK.
They have released their self penned debut album "Minding Our Business" in 2018 which was chosen as pick of the month by the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) in September 2018. They were also nominated in the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grass Roots Awards in 2018 for "Outstanding Emerging Talent".
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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