IT’S PARTY TIME
Join us on October 7th as we celebrate 25 years of Yellow Arch Studios, with a fine mix of acts who have all played a part in the history of the venue
On the bill:
Cool Beans Collective
Chris Arnold and Jimmy The Gent return to the decks to headline the night. For over 10 years now, Chris Arnold and the Cool Beans Collective have been bringing the good vibes in any way shape or form. Club night, TV show, radio show, podcast, management agency, events company, silly comedy festival stage show and so much more – Cool Beans has been an ever joyous, ever creative, ever evolving beast for the last decade. The journey has been an eventful one, from Glastonbury to Ibiza, from the French Alps to the Scottish Highlands, from the Musical Comedy Awards to appearances on 13 different UK TV channels and beyond! No stranger to our venue, Cool Beans were a staple of the Sheffield party scene for years and for one night only, we’ve managed to bring the guys back to help celebrate our studios’ 25th. Proven party bangers and guaranteed good times.
Otis Mensah is a musician and performing-artist exploring the intersection of poetry and experimental music(s). Taking influence from the rhythmic and expressive freedom of Jazz, Otis’ work uses aesthetic language as an instrument to solo through themes of identity, existence & coming-of-age. Since debuts at Glastonbury, We Out Here and Shambala Festival, Otis has played with the likes of Moor Mother, Benjamin Zephaniah and Little Simz. In 2018, Magid Magid, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield (UK) appointed Otis as the first Poet Laureate, who then went on to publish their first collection of poetry Safe Metamorphosis with Prototype Publishing.
Otis’ latest EP “things I should have said a year ago“ is a self-produced 7-song exploration of loss and the feeling of being weathered by time, drenched in sonic and conceptual juxtaposition, the EP is coloured with bubble-gum melodies, dreamlike depictions of melancholy and surrealist imagery.
The first single Black Box spearheads with tender expression & radical honesty exhibiting the projects underlying mantra—that our human-experience of shame & fear can be adorned in rituals of song. This concept is reignited again in Aurora Borealis that sees Otis accompany themselves on the piano for a ballad of ominous poetry and thrilleresque trepidation. As a musician and artist from the North of England outside the London echo-chamber, Otis’ EP presents as an important outlier amidst the landscape of experimental rap from British voices.
The Beatles Dub Club
The Fab Four like you’ve never heard them before! The Beatles Dub Club have burst onto the festival scene in 2022 – you may have danced away to their sets at Glastonbury, Beat Herder, Bluedot, Kendal Calling, Green Man and Shambala this summer… and that’s only a selection of festivals they’ve appeared at.
Born over a weekend at Boomtown Festival, with the humble goal of getting a band together to sack off the litter picking shifts and enjoy a festival in style. Rogue Siesta are a Sheffield based group of musical friends who’ve pooled their combined Reggae, Indie, Punk, and Ska influences, resulting in a uniquely genre bending, high energy, rollercoaster ride through the world of Reggae.
Major milestones for the band include finally getting booked for Boomtown Festival, playing the main stage at Tramlines Fringe to over 1000 people for two years running, or support slots with the likes of Neville Staple, New Zealand’s Katchafire, The Beat, Treehouse Fire, Undercover Hippy. The band kicked off 2022 by supporting The Skints, a major influence for Rogue Siesta, at a sold out Leadmill in Sheffield.
Rogue Siesta’s second EP ‘From The Canopy’ was celebrated with plays on BBC Introducing, gigs around the country and finishing with a sold out hometown show at Hagglers Corner. After a quick and productive stretch in the studio between lockdowns, the band are itching to release new material, and the first offering from the sessions is new single ‘Rich Man’ which will be coming out soon in 2022.
Hard hitting, DIY punk met with scathing lyricism – Join Mickey as he explores mundane life, desperate parties and kitchen sink realism
Tickets £12 Advance
Sheffield S3 8BX