After work on Monday evening, hubby and I took ourselves off to Leeds for a spot of entertainment. The venue for the evening may be very familiar to those of a certain age! How many of you can remember "The Good Old Days" with Leonard Sachs ? I certainly can!
I had never been to the City Varieties theatre in Leeds and was thrilled to discover that my newest band discovery were playing here. The theatre is tucked into some little alley in the main shopping area and has just undergone a refurbishment. It is a beautiful little place.
I had discovered "Boyce Avenue" on Youtube and I really loved the lead singers voice and guitar playing. They are a bit of an internet sensation, and I thought it was very ironic that they should be playing in such a very old venue.
It appears that they still perform the Good Old Days - with some very old faces in it! If you remember, the audience used to dress up in Victorian clobber and this is still very much encouraged. I think I may have to put a visit to one of these shows on my list and bring out my inner Nell Gwynn!
The refurb has been done brilliantly and retained the very Victorian feel of this little theatre.
We did notice that we were approximately twice the age of most of the audience - but that never puts me off! The band were every bit as good as I'd hoped they would be and we had a great evening. They sang a mixture of cover versions and songs they had written themselves.
I'll leave you with one that they sang with one of their guests. Hope you enjoy it.