Gig Scene - Ade Payne is back

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ONE of Harrogate’s most experienced and popular musicians returns to the live scene this weekend in a rare hometown gig.

Ade Payne, now a talented singer-songwriter but once a member of various local acts in the early 1990s, will headline Live on the Lawn tomorrow, Saturday.

Playing in an all-day summer gala organised at the RAOB in Grove House in Skipton Road by fellow musician Matt Anderson, the music follows a whole afternoon of community events. Kicking off at noon, there’s a beer tent, a pipe band, three bouncy castles, a local choir, and more.

Live music follows from 7pm with Ade’s return supported by appearances by Ghostown Soldier and Sam Collier.

KATANA bar on Union Street in Harrogate hosts another great night of music tonight, Friday.

The singer-songwriter evening is hosted by Lex of rock band Lobo and will include performances by Vicky Whelan, Ridley Barbet, Matt Goldberg, Dave Dowson and Rod Birchall.

A RIP-roaring, toe-tapping jazz pianist with a stunning reputation brings his quintet to Sowerby Music at St Oswald’s Church tomorrow, Saturday.

Keith Nichols, a modern master of stride and all things ragtime, a man who once collaborated with Bing Crosby, will be performing a Tribute to Fats Waller with hits flowing fast from the golden age of the 20s and 30s. Also expected to be in the great man (and quintet)’s repertoire are great Waller solos such as Handful of Keys and Alligator Crawl.

Tickets £11 from Thirsk bookshops, Peter Rush on 01845 518001 or from Entry £12 on door.

SON Henry may have had to cancel their appearance at Ripley Town Hall tomorrow, Saturday because of a family illness but the replacement is a real cracker. Playing live will be popular singer Chantel McGregor and bandplus supporting her will be the Sharon Colgan Band.

A NEW dance weekly House party has been launched at Moko nightclub in Harrogate.

Bang Tidy! takes place on Thursdays and provding the right vibes (and music) will be resident DJs Steven Billham (Scuba), James Moon, Oli Hodges and special guests.

The official pre-party takes place at Lure Bar where you can also pre-book for the event for only £2.

IT’S a rare week when three original local bands have gigs outside town in the same week but it’s happening this week.

The mighty Oceans (formerly Kasiuss) play Fibbers in York next Tuesday. Ripon’s inventive youngsters The Weeknights have a huge gig at The Cockpit in Leeds on Monday as part of the Futuresound competition. Victory would give them the chance of a slot in this year’s Leeds Festival. Fellow AMP Awards finalists The Brixton Rowers also play The Cockpit tomorrow, Saturday in the build-up to their appearance in the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield on July 23.