We are proud to be sponsoring the Leeds gig of the forthcoming tour by RISE!


Traumatised by Trump? Maxed out by Theresa’s Mayhem? Browned off by Brexit?

Then come and celebrate the alternative facts and histories of resistance in the stirring songs of RISE!

RISE! is a six-piece band built around the beautiful alto voice of Greek singer Iris Mavraki, exploring and celebrating the idea of the epic political song. We draw on traditions ranging from Turkey to the Americas, from Greece and Italy to Russia, with classic and original songs taking the audience on a stirring and inspiring journey through a multi-lingual culture of social commentary and resistance. This is music for the head, heart and soul.

On this tour we will be joined by the Keele Women’s Community Choir, Open Voices Choir, and other support acts.

RISE! also features: Carol Donaldson – piano and voice; Clive ‘Busha Mann’ Hunte – bass; Aidan Jolly – guitar, bouzouki, saz, symphonie and voice; Jaydev Mistry – percussion; Alice Nicolay – clarinet and sax

Sunday May 14th 7.30pm 

Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ
Organised by rememberoluwale.org
Tickets: www.facebook.com/ events/1199786840119144/ 

You can also catch this excellent band here:

Thursday May 11th 7.00pm
72 Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7RB
Featuring Keele Women’s Community Choir

Friday May 12th 7.00pm
Benefit for Oldham Unity
Oldham Baptist Church, Chaucer Street, Oldham, OL1 1BA, with members of Open Voices Choir

Saturday May 13th 7.30pm
St Margaret’s Church, Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8AE
Featuring Open Voices Choir