VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: BBC Music Day blows the trumpet for Yorkshire as UK music capital
Yorkshire legends and breaking bands showed the rest of the UK how to party today as the county took the spotlight for the nation's BBC Music Day.
The steel city of Sheffield played host to a staggering 22 events - with acts ranging from chart stars Reverend and the Makers, fun outfit Everly Pregnant Brothers, Shameless TV actress star Maxine Peake and newcomers like Barnsley indie outfit Sundance.
Leeds celebrating music and bands from across the West Yorkshire region in a ‘Brass Bonanza’ – launching at Millennium Square, with pop-up bandstands around the city, finishing with a big collaborative performance of Yorkshire anthem ’Ilkley Moor Bah Tat’ in City Square.
David Hoyles’ ‘Yorkshire Brass’ show on BBC Radio Leeds has also been giving people the opportunity to perform as part of a special band for the day, playing alongside all of the brass, jazz, funk and other musicians in the grand finale.
But it was Sheffield where the volume was really turned up with more events than any other city in the country, with support from the team at the University Of Sheffield, with Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City & Cultural Engagement and Adele Bailey, of The Plug.
360 PHOTO: Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure and guitarist singer co-songwriter Ed Cosens played acoustic sets at the Frog and Parrot and then here in th Winter Garden. Take a look around in 360 degrees in this amazing photo - CLICK HERE.
Local bands were busking up and down on the trams - with special recorded station messages by Jarvis Cocker - from the University to the train station, with young rockers Liberty Ship getting things rolling as early as at 9am.
The Crookes were amongst the city's big names playing at City of Makers Gallery with newcomers Sundance perform on the Bus Stage, in Barkers Pool, outside Sheffield City Hall -
Nessun Dorma was be performed from the Town Hall balcony by Gareth Lloyd followed by CBBC presenter Karim and Woof the dog.
Shoppers will also be able to bop along to a headphone disco as they shop in the Moor Market.
Yorkshire's latest Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks were playing The Leadmill tonight.
TV actress Maxine Peake - who also played barrister Martha Costello QC in the BBC legal drama Silk and appeared in Oscar winning The Theory Of Everything - was due to bring the day to close at midnight, with a display of her musical talents.
The 41-year-old is a Bolton girl but she's highlighting the rich music scene in Sheffield with a late-night gig at Yellow Arch Studios with Electronic act Eccentronic Research Council.
Sheffield indie star John McClure, whose band plays Mosborough Music Festival tomorrow, said: "I was asked at very short notice to busk for BBC Music Day, so I turned up at couple of places and played guitar with Eddie, my bandmate from Reverend and the Makers, to a load of people. We had a great day.
"It's a great idea. It makes music accessible to the general public. I've brought my wife and m little boy to make it a family do. There's 22 music events in Sheffield alone. It's very much in the spirit of what Sheffield's culture and politics is about. Free and accessible to everybody. It's what Sheffield is all about, established bands down to young nine-year-olds rapping and an opera singer at the Town Hall.It's a greta thing. Long may it continue."
Jack Eddispn, of Liberty Ship, said: "We played on the tram this morning, for people going into work. No other city has done anything like Sheffield. Jarvis cocker was doing the tram announcements this morning. There you go.Another Sheffield legend."
Sundance frontman Harry Walker said: "We've only played about nine gigs, including the drummer's barbecue, so to be invited to play on BBC Music Day, and be interviewed by the glamorous Paulette Edwards on BBC Radio Sheffield has made our day. It's great to see the BBC giving breaks to lots of other new bands like us and putting us on the same event as people like Jon and Ed from Reverend and the Makers."
It was all part of the national BBC Music Day, which will see Duran Duran and Laura Mvula live at Eden, Travis and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in concert, live music including events at 40 iconic bridges, and unique musical celebrations across the UK including a vegetable orchestra led by Shaun the Sheep.
"Sheffield Makes Music is part of the BBC’s national event which will give the city the chance to show off its music heritage with acts to suit all ages and tastes," said a spokesperson.
"The day’s line-up has been made possible thanks to support from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield’s Business Improvement District (BID), Hope Works and Arts Council England.
"It comes shortly after a music report, commissioned by the University of Sheffield which outlined the city’s booming music sector and how Sheffield is well-positioned to be the UK's leading music city."
BBC Music Day national events, city by city - CLICK HERE.
Barkers Pool: 12pm – 5pm
A varied showcase of Sheffield’s wealth of local musical talent performing outdoors on the Bus Stage.
12.50 - Gramercy Park
1.40pm - Adelphi
2.30pm - Lily Gaskill
3.30pm - Cellar Door Moon Crow
4.20pm - Smiling Ivy
Peace Gardens: 2pm – 9pm
2pm - Sheffield Performing Arts
2.30pm - Barney Baloney the Magician
3.00pm - The Stars Band
3.15pm - Sheffield Performing Arts
3.45pm - Trae Mondo
4.15pm - Barry Phillips Karaoke
5.30pm - Barney Baloney the Magician
5.50pm - Barry Phillips Karaoke
8.00pm - Unite the Union Brass Band & Everly Pregnant Brothers
Town Hall Balcony: 5:15pm – 5.35pm
When the bells toll at 5.15pm, Nessun Dorma will be performed from the balcony of the Town Hall. Followed by CBBC Presenter Karim and Woof.
5.15pm - Opera on location with Gareth Lloyd.
5.25pm - CBBC presenter Karim & Woof the dog.
Leopold Square: 3pm – 9pm
An exciting fusion of Jazz, Latin, Blues and Soul together with contemporary hits and Pop classics.
3pm - Silver Strings
5pm - Danny Maddocks
7:30 - Crimes Against Taste
Frog & Parrot Division St: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
1.30pm - Andy H DJ set
2.30pm - Sweet Honey Holes
Sadacca: 6pm – 9:30pm
Snap is an active event that uses current popular youth culture to engage with young people.
6pm - MC Nige, DJ Marls & Manic
7pm - Dapz on the Map
7.20pm - DJ Marls & Manic
8pm - Deep Green
8.20pm - DJ Marls & Manic
9pm - Coco
Tamper Sellers Wheel, Arundel Street: 12pm – 4pm
12pm - Sweet Honey Holes
3pm - Dead Slow Hoot
Winter Gardens: 10am – 5pm
Local music fans, musicians and gig goers have contributed hundreds of their favourite music memories and experiences - these will be displayed in the Winter Garden throughout the day.
10am - Extreme Cello
11am - Crimes Against Taste
2.30pm - Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers) Acoustic Set
5pm - Vivacity
John Lewis: From 11am
11am - Gina Walters
Moor Market: 12 – 5pm
Headphone Disco featuring Sheffield hits past and present
Yellow Arch Studios: From 8pm
An evening of live music and DJ’s curated by DJ Sophie Toes.
8pm - The Third Half
9.15pm - Sieben
10.30pm - The Death Rays of Ardillo
12am - Eccentronic Research Council featuring Maxine Peak
Hope Works: From 12am
Mapping Creativity is a 3D projector mapping art installation and music event in Hope Works Sheffield curated by Lo Shea and part of 2016’s Year Of Making. Dance to the sound of Sheffield musical artists while watching the makings of our makers. Music starts from midnight.
Stagecoach Supertram: From 9am
Expect a Sheffield legend telling you the next stop on the tannoy all the way to Meadowhall! Great local Sheffield bands busking up and down the trams in Sheffield from the University to the train station.
9am - Liberty Ship
10am - Lily Gaskill
11am - Ethryll
12pm - Extreme Cello
1pm - Extreme Cello & Crimes Against Taste
2pm - Crimes Against Taste
The Star Flyer on Fargate: All Day
Listen a little closer and the giant Star Flyer attraction is only playing Sheffield artists’ music.
Sheffield Train Station: From 5pm
Expect a famous voice over the tannoy system in the morning and Choirs & Orchestras in the afternoon. Local music fans, musicians and gig goers have contributed hundreds of their favourite music memories and experiences - these will be displayed in the station throughout the day.
5pm - Voices of the Sheffield of Philharmonic Orchestra
5.45pm - Extreme Cello
6.30pm - Hallmark of Harmony
City of Makers Gallery/ Alt Seen Eye: From 1pm
Walk from Barkers Pool and Sheffield Town Hall to the City of Makers Gallery on Charles Street which will host some of Sheffield’s talented local artists.
1pm - The Crookes (acoustic set)
2.30pm - Jack the Lad
4pm - Laurel Canyons (acoustic set)
City Hall Steps: From 5:30pm
Crimes Against Taste
Ponds Forge Supertram Bridge: From 10:30am
A special live performance on the iconic Ponds Forge Supertram bridge.
10.30am - Hot Soles
Roaming BBC Van
Raucous two-piece Hot Soles are on house band duties for the day, providing ‘aggressive soul vibes’.