Review and pictures by Stuart Rhodes
Dukes of Bevington at The Blues Bar + The Tickets, The Blues Bar, Harrogate.
Amidst the Murray fever on the facing hill with its giant screen showing the Wimbledon final live, the Blues bar held what is becoming a regular full Sunday of live music, often introducing new artists many who have come up through their Monday open mic nights .
The latest saw two new young and very welcome arrivals on the Harrogate circuit, both originally forming at St Aidan’s School, with the Dukes of Bevington taking to the stage to headline the early evening slot.
This Harrogate three-piece consists of James Locke, Scott Quinn and Chris Davis who together play a mature indie style with excellent drums and strong guitar melodies held together by superb bass riffs.
Their sound is infectious and soon sets the toes a tapping.
The Dukes may seem new on the Harrogate music venue circuit but already have well earned support slots under their belt at venues such as Leeds Cockpit and 02 Academy.
Supporting the Dukes were the equally excellent band The Tickets.
Made up of Tom Pallant (bass/lead vocals), Adam Wood (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Ross Quinn (drums/percussion/backing vocals).
Their style of indie pop is laced with clever backing tracks mixed with catchy guitar melodies making The Tickets a band to watch in the coming years.
Both bands have armed themselves with websites, Facebook, twitter, youtube and sound cloud presence for their fans - along with releasing their own EPs.