Thu 17th October, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
“a big sound from this impressive outfit…inspired, anthemic, great” ~ Q
Hope & Social are more than a band. They are a band anyone can join; a band who can turn their studio into a bistro for 70 fans; a band who involve people in what they do-from teaching brass instruments in their ‘Streetband Named Desire’ project to collaborating with other artists in their ‘Crypt Covers’ Album.
10 years has seen-in addition to the many projects-a wealth of recorded music- 5 studio albums, 2 E.P’s, an acoustic album, ‘Crypt Covers’, a Christmas song, music a for a theatre piece and a collaboration with New York Brass Band. Come and see the Boys in Blue this Autumn when they celebrate a 10 Year retrospective tour, revisiting a number of songs from their extensive ‘back catalogue’
Hope & Social are renowned for making every gig an event; a band who throw themselves wholeheartedly into every perform-ance and perfectly bridges the gap between the stage and the audience. Anthemic songs, infectious melodies and a formidable live experience.
Don’t believe us?
Here’s what others have to say…
“Brilliant, uplifting and inclusive. That was amazing, here’s your cheque” Michael Eavis – Glastonbury Festival
“Working with you was the highlight of the whole project for me. So talented and so genuine. A marvel” Martin Green – Producer, Tour de France: Grand Depart Opening Ceremony 2014 (Also Head of Ceremonies: London 2012 Olympic Games and Chief Executive: Hull City of Culture 2017)
“The shows were incredible… truly awesome. An audience member summed it up, ‘the energy was incredible. They play every song like it was the encore’” Kate James – Festival Director, Durham International Brass Festival
“You’re here because you galvanise people” Katy Fuller – Producer, Hull City Of Culture 2017
We’ve performed at…
Glastonbury Festival, Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe: British Council Showcase, Tbilisi International Theatre Festival, Underneath The Stars Festival, Yorkshire Festival, Durham International Brass Festival, Greenbelt, The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, Grassington Festival, Moonbeams, Just So Festival, Pocktoberfest, Bradford Festival, Barnaby Festival, Big Brill Camp, Coastival, Takeover at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Deershed, Galtres, Kirkstall Festival, Expressions Festival, Moor Music Festival, Marvellous Festival, Freedom Festival, In The Pines, Oakwell Festival, Kaleidoscope Festival, Feva Festival…
We’ve been “A Band Anyone Can Join” in over 20 towns, cities, villages and festivals across the UK, teaching over 2000 people how to play our songs and join us onstage to play a show to their town, for their friends and family. Most notably for our “Tour Of Infinite Possibility”, we taught 1200 people across Yorkshire to play 12 shows in four days on a stage powered by bicycle…
… culminating in our performance at Leeds Arena with over 180 performers including Opera North (Orchestra and Chorus), The Grand Old Uke Of York, Straybirds Choir, a class of school kids, three brass bands and a roller derby team. It was on th’big telly if you want to see it again.
In collaboration with “Invisible Flock” we’ve made a show and album about people’s happy memories of a place, taking it to towns & cities across the UK as part of Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme. “Bring The Happy” enjoyed a packed 6 night run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: British Council Showcase, and saw its first international commission in 2014 for a three night run at Tbilisi International Theatre Festival.
In short, as well as the usual things bands do, H&S like to involve people in most everything they do. Hope and Social like to have a lot of fun, and make art.