What’s on at Yellow Arch – April ’17


We’ve finally made it through winter! With the evenings getting longer, we feel the summer energy in the air and we’ve got plenty of great music lined up for you this month… Everything from world beats, comedy, classical, dub, balkan, gypsy jazz and beyond!!

Friday 7th 7:30pm
Tribe of Doris’ World Beats Party – £10 / £12 / £7 conc.

World Beats features some of the best music from global heavyweights Sura Susso (kora), Mim Suleiman (trio) and headlining is Claudio Kron do Brazil & papaJACA. To top it all off will be a guaranteed groovefest from Sheffield legend DJ Papa Al playing African, Latin & reggae music with a bit of funk, originals and remixes!

Sunday 9th 7:30pm
Broken Biscuits 11 – £8 adv

Idle Eye and Jenny Vegas present Broken Biscuits 11, an evening of comedy, spoken word, music and animation. Featuring Jenny Vegas (Penny Capper), Idle Eye, Jenny Lockyer Performer and Billy Button. With short animations by Daniel Laidler and Maynard Flip Flap as compere.

Monday 10th – Thurs 13th
Easy Street Elite in A Chorus Line – £15 adv

A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director, and choreographer asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s place in dance class, saying “I can do that.” Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.

Saturday 15th 3pm
Roots of Steel Festival – £10 / £12 / £15

Bang in the middle of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, The Fun Branch (in association with Sheffield Tree Action Groups) have announced an all-day festival of music, dance, art, food and family friendly activities!

Dubbed “a festival in a day” set within the intimate surroundings of Yellow Arch (no muddy traipsing for miles to see the next band!), Roots of Steel hosts an array of award-winning acts and Glastonbury stalwarts, including the inimitable Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, and Franz Von from the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent finalist K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade.

Sunday 16th 5pm
DUB SHACK 004 – Free Entry

Nothing quite says bank holiday Sunday like skanking to some sweet Reggae music. Expect laid back styles covering Rocksteady, Ska, Dub & Roots!
Free entry & ping pong all evening. Come and get down!

Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd 7pm
Yellow Arch presents Classical Weekend – £5 / £9.50 / £15 (Day Pass) £25 (Weekend Pass)

 Yellow Arch are proud to present a weekend of classical exploration and discovery with a wonderful mix of fine musicians covering many bases of the classical music realm.

Fri 21st April 2017 – Doors 7:00pm

Chris Hawkins : Silent Conversations (Premiere concert)
Very special guests TBA

Silent Conversations draws listeners into the mysterious world of sacred chants, through a series of wordless instrumental reimaginings.  With combinations of piano, violin and cello, exquisite harmonies and delicate melodies conspire to create a sense of timelessness, away from the pressures of modernity.

Sat 22nd April 2017 – Doors 7:00pm

Join Rep. Orchestra, for an evening of fiery and explosive classical Music in Miniature.
Tenor soloist Glyn Herron sings a selection of songs by little known occultist composer Peter Warlock, performing a trio of dances from Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet Petrushka and premiere a brand new chamber arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s timeless Symphony no.5.
Music in Miniature
George Morton Conductor
Glyn Herron: Tenor

STRAVINSKY Two Dances from Petrushka arr. James
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony no.5 arr. Morton (World premier)+ pop up performances by members of Sheffield Youth Orchestra

Sunday 23rd April – Doors 7:30pm

It gives us great pleasure to welcome back one of Yellow Arch’s favourite bands, Gypsies of Bohemia with support from The Hot Club of Clowntown, for an evening of gypsy jazz foolery and merriment.

Monday 24th 7:30pm
Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band present Second Instar – £12 / £15

Since her debut solo album, Sweet Visitor, arrived in late 2014, Nancy Kerr has emerged as one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social cometary songs in the British Isles.

Finding herself increasingly fascinated by the role of the environment as a character in music, literature, art and film, the compositions that make up her second release, Instar, explore the themes of human/ecological interaction that lie just beneath the surface of so many traditional folk songs.


Friday 28th 9pm
Yellow Arch presents Tantz & Tankus The Henge – £9 / £11

Yellow Arch are proud to present a double headlined night with two of the UKs most exciting live acts, Tantz & Tankus the Henge!! DJ support comes from Belgrade Balkan Soundsystem (Mango Disco) & Captain Simmer (Simmerdown).


Hard hitting klezmer & Balkan beats, sprinkled with a healthy dose of gypsy jazz that will have you stompin’ the night away! Over the past few years, Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack on audiences across the length and breadth of this nation.


The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt. A six piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.

Sunday 30th 7pm
Joe Dutton’s Soul & RnB Mix : vol 2 – £5

A night of soul music across the spectrums and Mod/RnB to remember their good friend, Joe Dutton.

DJ’s confirmed…
Mik Parry
Brett Franklin
John Moffat
Graham Wright
Mark Etheridge
Bex Dutton