Tonight: Harrogate's Stone Roses album event

Harrogate event - The Stone Roses will feature in a Vinyl Sessions night about their classic debut album from 1989.
Harrogate event - The Stone Roses will feature in a Vinyl Sessions night about their classic debut album from 1989.

A classic 'Madchester' album by one of the key bands from one of the last great eras for British rock bands is the focus of tonight's Harrogate Vinyl Sessions fundraiser for Harrogate Hospital..

Taking place at Starling Bar Café Kitchen on Oxford Street tonight Wednesday, May 15, the event will showcase the Stone Roses classic 1989 debut album from the era of ‘Baggy’.

And also expect a rare airing on vinyl of the original stone cold Stone Roses classic hit singles Fool's Gold and One Love.


This monthly fundraiser for The Friends of Harrogate Hospital charity will be a nostalgic return to the days when mssrs Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni and fellow Manchester band the Happy Mondays were the Beatles and the Stones of their time.

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The whole night is vinyl only with the host being, as always, Vinyl Sessions founder Colin Payne.


This time round, the expert hi fi aficiando will be bringing along a Quad 405 power amplifier, Quad 34 Pre-amp, KEF 104 Loudspeakers and a JVC Q7 & Shure V15III cartridge.

The playing of the vinyl records on top quality vintage equipment will be preceded by a talk by the Harrogate Advertiser’s Graham Chalmers about the rise of the Stone Roses and the historical context of their music.

Previous successful Vinyl Sessions events have focused on classic albums such as Led Zeppelin IV, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust with producer Ken Scott. The Who’s Who’s Next, The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper, Oasis’s What’s The Story (Morning Glory), anda Northern Soul night curated by DJ Ian Smith.


Tickets for Vinyl Sessions are free but advance booking is recommended via the event’s website vinylsessions.org
There is a suggested donation of £5 to the charity the Friends of Harrogate Hospital on admission.

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