Good Times: Q-ing up for Saturday night Soul with Dave


l This Saturday night at the Crow Nest Park Golf Club, they have top UK Motown classic and Northern Soul act Dave.e.Q.

There are still some tickets remaining which can be bought in advance for £5 or pay on the door on the night for £6, although tickets in advance are advisable.

Your ticket price includes a Louisiana pulled pork sandwich.

“Dave.e.Q is possibly one of the finest soul singers on the circuit today,” said General Manager Les Holmes.

Dave.e.Q proudly presents “The Soul Survivor” Soul Tribute through the interpretations of Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Edwin Starr, Stevie Wonder and Percy Sledge.

The artist is very particular about the backing tracks used in his show and many are the actual tracks that were used in the original studio recording by the original artistes.

Dave.e.Q performs a variety of soul music in his show including 60s Atlantic, 60s Motown and Northern Soul, as well as classic 70s Soul/Disco cross material and 80s Soul/Synth and carefully selected classic soul songs from the 90s and noughties.

l Landlord Matthew Smith at the Wyke Lion has a new seasonal menu.

Alongside the pub’s classics such as Altham’s sausage and mash, there are new creations such as pan fried rolled belly of pork or a fresh, crunchy salad topped with the bold flavour of Gremolata crumbed brie. Or if you fancy some comfort food there is a creamy British chicken pie with fresh, seasonal vegetables.

They haven’t forgotten the sweet-toothed among you, either, with sticky toffee and apple pudding, or sample a taste of late summer with their rhubarb, plum and cherry oaty crumble.

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

On Friday the live music is from Voodoo Soup, then on Saturday evening taking to the stage is The Surge.

The weekend’s entertainment is wrapped up on Sunday with the Ziggi Battles Josh Joy Show.

l This weekend at Jeremy’s at the Boathouse they have live music starting Friday night from Alex and The Concords, a piano led rock ‘n’ roll boogie woogie band from Leeds.

On Saturday evening The Googles will be performing. They are a professional function band playing pop/rock hits from the 80s.

The Sunday acoustic session from 4pm will welcome In Echoes Acoustic.

l At The Old Mill on Wakefield Road they are celebrating cask ale with a month-long festival starting in National Cask Ale Week.

They will be serving a fantastic selection of 20 British ales reflecting the variety and quality across the country. These superb ales are only on offer during this festival, which is running from now until October 26.

If you are not sure which ales to try, order one of the taster boards. Enjoy three 1/3 pints and a snack for £4.99. Don’t forget, CAMRA members receive a ten per cent discount too. The pub has also introduced a cask card. Buy five pints and you can enjoy the sixth for free.

On the food they have also now got an evening set menu, which offers two courses for £12 or three courses for £14. It is available Monday to Thursday from 4pm onwards.

l In celebration of 12 months of the Sunday Session at The Beck on Bradford Road, landlord Adrian Whitworth has a weekend of top entertainment set up, which is what the Sunday Session is all about.

On Friday there is new blood with roaming jamsters, Mic and Susie Darling, and JP Totham. On Saturday they have the Jake Smallbones band and on Sunday Dave Kennedy, Ian Crabtree, Rainey street band, Roger Davies, Ian Jeffries, Paul Raby, Chris Martin, Scott Wainwright and Diamond Dac and will be hosted by Adrian’s friends who got this event all set up - Peter and Pam Stone from Keystone acoustic.

l This Sunday at The Commercial and Railway Inn it’s Jiving Jeff’s Sunday afternoon record hop from 2pm until 5pm. All are welcome.