What’s on September ’18


September has arrived but summer’s not over yet here at Yellow Arch. We’re delivering loads of juicy live music, comedy, raves and parties for you to sink your teeth into. During freshers week we will welcome new students to the city and give them a taste of the Sheffield flavour with raves from Cheese on Bread, Planet Zogg, La Rumba and our in-house favourite, Dub Shack.


Sunday 2nd 7:30pm
Langsett Dance Orchestra: Back to School Disco!
Tickets from £7

A night of funk, soul and disco with the Langsett Dance Orchestra. Live, 18-piece big band with Niamh Kavanagh on vocals. Come on over, get your wiggle on…

Friday 7th 8:30pm
Solana, Globo Collective & Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist) DJ
Tickets £8

Returning to Sheffield for their only headline gig this year! Fusion project Solana enchant listeners with their original compositions inspired by folk traditions from around the world, klezmer, flamenco and contemporary jazz.

Taking influence from such diverse greats as Tigran Hamasyan, Kíla, Vicente Amigo and Dhafer Youssef, Solana’s sound is rhythmically complex and harmonically rich. The band are at home playing to discerning sit-down audiences and lively festival crowds alike.


“Their music ranges boldly from klezmer melodies, tingling tango, exuberant Irish folk and swinging jazz to
pumping reggae and lilting Latin […] thoroughly invigorating” — Songlines

“A fervent and fertile form of world fusion” — Shire Folk

“They make my spice shelf look boring… an accomplished and colourful album” — FolkRadio UK

They are joined by sister project The Globo Collective, a groove-driven good-times mix of Latin, Rumba, Reggae and Afrobeat!

Plus very special guest Tom Excell of Nubiyan Twist spinning tunes late into the night!

Wednesday 12th 7pm
The Daily Grind Blues & Soul Revue
Tickets £5

Get away from your daily grind at Sheffield’s newest blues and soul revue! Every three months in 2018, We have great evenings planned full of Blues, Jazz, Old School RnB and Rock n Roll.
Expect soaring vocals, wailing solos and infectious grooves to get you moving!

Featuring the Daily Grind House Band and specially invited guests playing blues, soul, R’n’B, Funk and Rock n Roll all night long, The Daily Grind promises to provide an uplifting antidote to the work and the weather.

The Daily Grind House Band is: Robin Hoare on guitar and vocals, Robin Baker on bass, Tom A Wright on drums and vocals, Mr Matt Crum – master of the keyboards and The Daily Grind Horns.

Friday 14th 7:30pm
Tsarzi : Last Decade of Love – Album Launch
Tickets from £9

Last Decade of Love is the debut album from Sheffield singer-songwriter TSARZI. Quirky, catchy and always unpredictable, her unique style of eccentric pop has been compared to artists from Regina Spektor to Kate Bush.

The album is the culmination of four years making music in Sheffield with many wonderful different artists and collaborators. In many ways it is a love letter to the city that made it possible.

Join us at the beautiful Yellow Arch Studios for a celebration with all the stops pulled out. Expect songs about ornaments, crosswords and the end of the world. And possibly party hats.

Support from Banjo Jen & I Set The Sea On Fire

ADVANCE TICKETS – £9 / £7 conc
OTD – £10/8 conc

BOOK NOW: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/844-tsarzi-album-launch
(booking fee goes towards a charitable cause)

Thursday 20th 10pm
Dub Shack – Freshers Takeover
Free entry

To kick off the season and warm you up for some SERIOUS Dub Shack events coming soon, we’ll be firing up our FTF Sound Systems for a night rammed full a niceness!

Whether you’re a dub veteran or this is your first taste of sound system – this one’s for you. All tribes welcome. Strictly good vibes!!

Sheffield dub wise family united for a night of dub, reggae, steppas, dancehall, bass & beyond.



Friday 21st 11pm
Planet Zogg 18th Birthday
Tickets from £8

**Planet Zogg celebrates 18 years in earth orbit!!**

We’ll be throwing a big 18th birthday party on Fri 21st September at Yellow Arch and we hope you can come along. When we did the first parties at the Otherside in 2000 we’d got no idea that we’d still be doing regular parties all these years later. But somehow people have kept coming and, 18 years later, we’re still here. The music has evolved but hopefully the same friendly up-for-it vibe has remained with Zoggers old and new.

We’d love to see plenty of faces from years gone by – so if you know anyone from “t’olden days” – invite them in plenty of time so they can sort out a baby sitter/passout and relive the old days!!

As its a big birthday – we thought we’d get some of our family & friends from over the years to play to help us celebrate…

//Zogg Vortex

Sabretooth / Ben Fraser
DJ Pod
Greg Zogg

//The Disco of Doom

Papa Al
Tim Feben
Mr Meerkat
Gandhi Warhol

Plus cosmic visuals, Freak Street Café cafe, performers and lots of surprises. And remember…


Wednesday 26th 6pm
Cafe Sessions #6
Free entry

The Cafe Sessions are coming back for round 6, bringing you a night of live acoustic music and happy hour cocktails set in the backdrop of the Yellow Arch Cafe!

Line-up to be announced soon…

Wednesday 26th 7pm
St Luke’s Young Ambassadors – Comedy Night
Tickets £10 adv

Come and join St Luke’s Young Ambassadors for an evening of comedy featuring nationally famous comedian Rob Rouse.

Rob Rouse
One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Rob won Channel 4’s Prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival in way back in 1998. He’s one of our best comic storytellers, has performed all over the world and works long-form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising, hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.

The Ex-Geography teacher has been described critically as “A born clown”, those who really know him may lovingly use the word ‘idiot’. You may recognise him from 8 out of 10 cats, Spoons, The Friday Night Project, Celebrity Juice, Dave’s One night stand, John Bishop’s Only Joking, Live at the Comedy store, maybe collecting one of his wife’s eBay purchases from your garage or perhaps seen him at one of his 8 Edinburgh fringe shows or 3 UK tours. So, come and see him do what he does best; honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up.

This event is being held to raise money and spread awareness of St Luke’s – Sheffield’s Hospice.

St Luke’s offers specialist palliative care to people aged 18 and upwards throughout Sheffield who have a terminal illness. St Luke’s isn’t only for cancer patients; they also help people with other terminal illnesses, including neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease; HIV, and end-stage heart, kidney and lung conditions.

They aim to improve the lives of people with these conditions and do this by providing high-quality care and support, compassion and respect.

Come down and enjoy a night of comedy all whilst supporting a great local charity!

Thursday 27th 11pm
Têtes de Pois, Mamilah + support
Tickets from £4

Têtes de Pois is a seven-piece instrumental band based in Leeds, performing exciting original music influenced by genres including cinematic and latin jazz and afrobeat. The band formed in 2016 while studying Jazz at Leeds College of Music, they are founding members of independent music collective and label Tight Lines

Since then they have headlined the Hootananny, the Belgrave, the Wardrobe and the 100 Club, and have performed at some of the country’s most renowned festivals, including Manchester Jazz Festival, Love Supreme and World Island. On top of this, supporting great acts such as Soweto Kinch, Ezra Collective and Laura Jurd, and soon Fatima

As well as the Love Supreme Player’s award, they are a recipient of the Help Musicians UK Development Award. They have been played on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Yorkshire and many local radio stations

The band recently released their latest single entitled ‘Cut to the Chase’, which can be found on Soundcloud and Bandcamp, and is a preview of their imminent EP

They are joined by Mamilah, a fellow Leeds based outfit with a mission to bring a fresh twist on what it is to be soul

Further support TBA soon

Saturday 29th 11pm
La Rumba: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Pangaea, Aroop Roy, Yak
Tickets from £7

After over a year of sell out shows around Sheffield, we’re back with a very special multi-genre lineup like no other for our first event of the academic year. This time we’re at Yellow Arch Studios for a combination of live acts and DJs from across the globe and musical spectrum.

It’s with a great pleasure to welcome the legendary Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra for an extended live set to headline the party. The 10-piece orchestra, led by Dele Sosimi, one of the globe’s most influential Afrobeat artists, has been touring the world over spreading their infectious African-Electronic rhythms everywhere from Gottwood Festival & Dimensions Festival, to sold-out shows at Albert HallThe Jazz Cafe and a Boiler Room set. With a musical career spanning over 4 decades, Dele Sosimi and his various musical affiliations have provided countless global dance hits worthy of any record bag which guarantee to get you moving.

Headlining the Warehouse, hosted by Pretty Pretty GoodHessle Audio‘s Pangaea will be performing an extended set of forward-thinking electronic music. Expect blends of UK-Bass, House, Techno, Breaks and more into what can only be distinguished as the Hessle Audio sound we’ve come to know. Joining Pangaea will be upcoming talent and PPG Co-Founder, Yak, whose list of performances includes supporting the likes of Or:la, Joe and rRoxymore is just as impressive as the list of artists who support his own music; Joy O, Hunee, Ben UFO to name a few. With highly acclaimed releases, both previous and upcoming, this performance will not be one to miss. Kudan completes this hefty room-2 lineup with a 2-hour warmup in store to set the scene.

Joining the band in the main room will be rising star, Aroop Roy, whose recent productions have gained endless support from the likes of Giles Peterson, Detroit Swindle, Atjazz and more. His rise to success shows no sign of stopping, with increasing international performances which blend Jazz, Afro, Latin, Funk and deeper House & Disco elements, with releases on notable labels such as Delusions of Grandeur and his own Kampana EPs.

Support comes from La Rumba‘s own Marcelo Mader, + live mind-bending visuals from Zaron Mizmeras.



– Main Room –
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra www.delesosimi.org
Aroop Roy [ Vive La Musique / Kampana Classics]
Marcelo Mader [La Rumba]

– Warehouse: hosted by Pretty Pretty Good –
Pangaea [Hessle Audio]
Yak [Pretty Pretty Good / VERSION]
Kudan [Pretty Pretty Good]

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