Top names on stage

MANY famous musicians will be arriving in the upper Calder Valley this week to perform at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.

Tonight (Thursday) award-winning singer/songwriter Hazel O’Connor teams up with saxophonist Clare Hirst and pianist/vocalist Sarah Fisher to perform a mixture of O’Connor originals and classics.

Tickets are priced £15/£12. Doors open at 8pm.

Ground-breaking British progressive rock band Curved Air will be on stage on Saturday night.

Featuring original members Sonja Kristina on vocals and Florian Pilkington-Miksa on drums, the band is a unique and powerful combination of virtuoso musicians.

Each member was an innovative artist who inspired a generation with their renowned live performances.

Tickets are priced £13/£10. Doors open at 8pm.

The club welcomes Jackie Leven on Sunday night.

Leven released his first album in 1971 but after becoming interested in punk he made his name with Doll by Doll, releasing four critically acclaimed albums between 1979 and 1982.

After the band disintegrated in 1983, Leven embarked on a solo career but was viciously assaulted in the street while recording his first solo album, leaving him unable to speak for nearly two years.

He slid into drug addiction but cured himself.

His solo career began in earnest in 1994 and has been extremely prolific since.

Tickets are priced £10/£7. Doors open at 8pm.

Singing Adams will perform tracks from their first album ‘Everybody friends now’ on Tuesday night.

The band features former Broken Family Band member Steven Adams. Tickets are priced £7. Doors open at 7.30pm.

For more information or to book tickets for any of this week’s gigs, call 01422 845265 or visit www.thetradesclub.com.