West Yorkshire band Dirty Vinyls to stage a comeback at The Terrace for Independent Venue Week

The Terrace in Dewsbury is participating in Independent Venue Week (IVW) 2024 as we seek to achieve our ambition of being recognised as one of the best up and coming live music venues in Yorkshire. IVW is an annual 7-day celebration of independent music and arts venues with hundreds of venues from across the country taking part. It’s taking place 29th January – 4th February 2024.

It seems like an important occasion like this demands a big event and for all those fans who lament the many years since this band hung their instruments up, this certainly qualifies. Dirty Vinyls, a riff-filled, dirty rock n roll band who perform their own original songs, were once prolific around Dewsbury, Huddersfield and further afield with a very dedicated following but haven’t played as a 5-piece for several years.

It’s a Vinyls Revival

However, partly due to a requirement to showcase original music in the IVW guidelines and partly because it’s something the band’s fans have long been clamouring for, Alan Cleverly and Daz Haley, 2 of the original line-up, have been tempted out of retirement to stage a Vinyls Revival.

Re-forming for one night only on 2nd February 2024, they will be delivering a stripped back acoustic set of some favourite Vinyls tracks.

Support from Just John

The Dirty Vinyls will have support from John Hetherington, aka Just John, who will be playing a mixture of rock, indie, pop, alternate rock, and ragga-rock covers. John is a regular on the live music circuit around West Yorkshire and always goes down a storm. A recent review stated: “Just John is Just Brilliant”.

This ensures the show has a perfect balance of familiar, big artist songs and locally nurtured, original music. Perfect for such an occasion.

A coup for The Terrace

Sarah Barnes, managing director of Beerhouses who runs The Terrace, spoke of managing to secure Dirty Vinyls for the show:

“This is our first year of participating in Independent Venue Week, so we knew we wanted to put something special on. Dirty Vinyls played many times in our pubs at their height and had a strong following. We’ve tried to get them to reform and play many times over the last few years to no avail.

I am, therefore, delighted that they’ve been tempted out of retirement to play this show, even if it is a one-off. Great for DV fans, great for making our mark during IVW, and great for helping us build our profile as a leading music venue, which we have big ambitions for!”

Tickets for the Dirty Vinyls Revival are £5. Buy from Skiddle or pay on the door.