By Gig Scene Editor Graham Chalmers
The build-up to Christmas in the Harrogate district is always awash with live gigs - until it goes suddenly quiet.
Coming up this week are Ripley favourites Nine Below Zero. The veteran r’n b kings of British blues play Ripley Town Hall this Saturday, December 21.
Meanwhile, Prog rock champion Tim Hunter presents the annual Winter Songs concert at music charity Orb Enterprise’s base this Saturday night, too.
Located at Elephant and Castle Yard off the High Street, the event stars singer-songwriter Tim plus guests. Tickets will be available on the door – bring your own booze.
Echo 42 star in a Christmas Band Dance Night at the Cairn Hotel next Thursday, December 19.
Finally, tomorrow night, Friday sees great local bands playing at Rehab in Harrogate, including Recovery and Strangers in Paradise who will be joined on stage by rappers Tre and Soul Deep.