First-ever rock n roll gig at historic Club in Harrogate this Saturday

Psych-rock band The Chessmen.
Psych-rock band The Chessmen.

This Saturday night in Harrogate sees what is believed to be the first-ever live rock gig in the historic surroundings of The Club whose past visitors and members include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and JR Tolkien.

Co-presented by Charm and RedHouse Originals gallery, Harrogate's most historic venue will host Leeds-based psych rock band The Chessmen who will be promoting their current single with a swirling light show.

The cover of The Chessmen's new single, Gonzo.

The cover of The Chessmen's new single, Gonzo.

The gig will run from 8.30pm to 10pm and the venue is fully licenced.

The Club is located at 36 Victoria Ave, Harrogate HG1 5PR.

There are a strictly limited number of very moderately-priced tickets.

Tickets are vailable in person or online at Harrogate Theatre's box office at

The gig is the climax of the Spirit of 66 day at RedHouse Originals gallery on Cheltenham Mount in Harrogate featuring an In Conversation with close confidantes of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles hosted by Graham Chalmers.

There's also classic Rolling Stones 60s photos by their official 1966 photographer Gered Mankowitz plus art by Dudley Edwards and a range of new contemporary art reflecting the Pop Art spirit.

The gallery event will also include beatnik poetry by poet-musician Heath Common and a performance of 1966 pop classics by a string quartet from Harrogate Symphony Orchestra.

There will be a free Roosters beer for all ticket holders at the gallery event.