Good Times: Live music over the Easter season

Miller's Bar opening, Brighouse
Miller's Bar opening, Brighouse

This Friday evening at The Whitehall, Hipperholme, there is a free jukebox night followed on Saturday by a DJ.

Over Easter there will be a Ska Night on Good Friday with live music from reggae and ska band Natural Rhythm, and then on Saturday Michelle has local singer and personality Mark Vento on the decks.

On Easter Sunday there is a Family Day from 1-5pm with a bouncy castle outside, free food and nibbles, egg and spoon races for the children plus an Easter egg hunt with prizes to be won.

l I had a chat with Matt Parkinson who under his consortium has several pubs in the area. He informed that at The George on Commercial Street there is free pool every Thursday, free juke box every Friday, karaoke with Debs every Saturday from 8pm and live entertainment every Sunday from 4pm.

Plus it is now selling Ingfield’s award-winning pies as a bar snack on their own or with peas.

It also has a full menu being served with two meals for £10.

l Up to the Hare and Hounds at Hipperholme and there is Carling and John Smith’s at just £2.45 all day, every day. The Tuesday night quiz jackpot was at £130 this week and starts at 8pm.

It also has a Northern Soul and Motown Disco this Saturday from 7.30pm.

l Natalie Hayton at The Sun Inn, Rastrick, has a few things going on in the pub over the next few weeks. On Saturday, March 28 there is the monthly games night, with buy in games on card killer pool and killer darts with winner takes all.

Natalie also has table football knockouts, Wii bowling and lots of mini games for all to enjoy.

The pub will have its first barbecue of the year on Easter Sunday with music and a karaoke plus free egg raffles and a chance to win a £50 bar tab for only a pound raffle ticket strip.

l Karl Rowley and brother Michael at the Shepherds Arms, Cowcliffe - just through the ford at Fixby - have a handmade Easter egg from Wildings chocolate shop in Park Street, Brighouse, that they are for raffling at £2 a strip in aid of Overgate Hospice.

Over the Easter break the pub will be open for food on Bank Holiday Monday from noon until 7pm.

Bookings are now being taken for a curry night on April 9 priced at £32 per couple. It includes pickle tray with poppadoms, a mixed Indian platter starter then a curry selection including Lamb Dopiaza, Chicken Madras, Fish Massala and vegetarian curry and a fruit platter with ice cream to finish.

There is also a jam session on April 9 hosted by two young lads from the village.

l Yesterday evening, Jeremy’s played host to a well-attended quiz evening in aid of Overgate Hospice. As well as the quiz, the teams tucked into a pie and pea supper.

This Friday night there is live music from “The Whatevs”, a female fronted rock band playing Biffy Clyro, Chilli Peppers, The Killers and many more.

On Saturday evening from 9.30pm there is live music from The Funk Side Soul Band who are a six piece group with all of your favourite soul, funk, disco and motown classics.

On Sunday the acoustic from 4pm is with Garry Middleton playing songs by Weller, The Fratellis and more.

On Good Friday “Bootylicious” will be playing funk and 90s dance classics, then on Saturday “Lew Ray” will be on stage playing pop covers.

On Easter Sunday, Jeremy’s will play host to a family fun day from 12-6pm with a BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting, guess the teddy’s name with proceeds to Overgate, and free treats for children.

From 4pm there will be acoustic music from Sam Hendricks and then from 8pm funky duo Abi and Marc return playing pop covers to get everyone in the bank holiday mood.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge the weekly jam session is with the Psychoslinkys.

On Friday night it has Empress followed on Saturday evening by Recycled.

On Sunday the live music is wrapped up with Rex Alexander and the Caravelles.

l The Millers Bar is gearing up for summer and you may have noticed the new plant pots outside the premises and in the large canalside beer garden they have installed some fantastic climbing apparatus similar to what is in Rokt for children to play on.

This Saturday it has live music from American roots and country blues band, Diamond Dac.