It sounds pretty good living in Sheffield. Buses are cheap, people assume you are tenuously linked to a member of Arctic Monkeys and there are lots of branches of Greggs. Even better, you get to reap the rewards of Harley Live. A force of nature in the Northern live music scene with it's two weapons, Queens Social Club and The Harley (who do really super good burgers).
For five years now they've been showcasing some of the best undiscovered and deservedly celebrated sounds in British music. At the moment they are keeping busy with upcoming shows from Ghostpoet, The 1975 and Drenge. They also direct the yearly Tramlines festival. A multi-venue event across the city which this year is playing host to the likes of Lianne La Havas, Dutch Uncles, 2:54 and Theo Parrish to name a few.
If you're in the city of Sheffield- these are top people to keep your eye on for creative, well-curated and exciting uses of the live music platform. If you're not- make them your reason to visit.
Words: Duncan Harrison