Laughter and much live music

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ANOTHER packed week of entertainment at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, begins with a performance by Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance and Des Horsfall’s Kuschty Rye tonight (Thursday).

The band Ronnie Lane formed when he left The Faces is treading the boards again.

Original members Steve Simpson, Charlie Hart, Steve Bingham, Alun Davies and Colin Davey are joined by Geraint Watkins to play Lane’s songs in the spirit of the band’s previous incarnations.

The band will be supported by Des Horsfall, whose new album, issued as ‘Kuschty Rye’, pays tribute to Lane.

The Whiskey Priest, aka Texas based songwriter Seth Woods, will be on stage on Friday night.

Woods, who hails from Austin, has been described as this year’s ‘Bon Iver’ by many.

He will be supported by Deer Park, whose line-up includes members of Goldfrapp.

Put on your tweed for a Country Club night on Saturday.

DJs Annie, Fraser, Lindsey and Peaches from Trailer Trash, plus special guests The Sonic Manipulator, will provide music for the night’s entertainment.

All proceeds from the event will go towards tree planting ventures in Colden.

Following a full house at the debut event last month, Hebden Bridge Trades Laughs returns for its second outing on Sunday night.

On the bill is Gavin Webster, who has toured with Phil Jupitus, Lee Evans and Jack Dee, as well as making TV appearances including ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’.

Gavin will present his views on pandas, swearing, the sexuality of taxmen and local radio DJs.

Preston’s Dan Nightingale is best known for his work at the Frog and Bucket chain of comedy clubs.

Organisers are delighted to bring him to the Trades Club.

A naturally instinctive comic, Dan warms up for Jonathan Ross’ TV show.

He has supported Ross Noble and Michael McIntyre on tour, and been a regular on the Johnny Vegas and friends shows.

Liverpudlian Helen Keeler takes the middle spot and Rob Riley returns as compere.

Admission is £8 on the door (if there are any tickets left) or £6 in advance from the venue or online at

For more information, call 07874 152338.

On Wednesday night there will be a performance by Kan.

Brian Finnegan and Aidan O’Rourke, front men with Flook and Lau, are both composers held in the highest regard.

They wil bring their new compositions to life in the company of young guitarist Ian Stephenson and Manchester drummer Jim Goodwin.

For more information on the events taking place in the coming week, call 01422 845265 or visit