Godo Times: Phil steps up live music at The Junction Inn

The Junction Inn, Toothill Bank, Rastrick.
The Junction Inn, Toothill Bank, Rastrick.

Phil Ward is stepping up the entertainment this Bank Holiday weekend at the Junction Inn in Rastrick.

On Friday night from 9pm he has Michelle Vasey singing, then on the Saturday from the same time Ryan Spendlove before on Sunday, also at 9pm, the Psychoslinkys make their debut in the village.

Rastrick Cricket Club cricket chairman Paul Shaw informs me that they have now made a firm fixture on their calendar for live music on the last Saturday of every month and this Saturday they have Ultimate Voices.

Tonight (Thursday) at Jeremy’s they have the Music Dedication wedding showcase starting at 7pm where brides and grooms to be can watch five bands playing with a view to booking them for their wedding.

Friday night sees the return of the International Party Doctors, an entertaining and high energy band playing the best of rock and pop. Then on Saturday they have Chequered, playing everything from pop to R and B.

On Sunday afternoon it’s the chilled out sounds of Adam and Lawrence at 4pm and to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend Soundtown will be playing from 9pm.

At The Barge this evening (Thursday) they have Dom Robinson, Felka, People Poems and Cat-una. There will be live music on Friday night, followed on Saturday evening by Age against the Machine. On Sunday Alex Graham and the Concords will take to the stage. The Miller and Carter Steak House at Mirfield has been open for trade almost a month now and the venue is proving to be very popular with booking a must.

Natalie Hayton at the Duke of York, Shelf, has another big bank holiday coming up as they have a superb band on Saturday night called Miss Fire, performing classic rock anthems from 8.30pm. There will also be a raffle with a top prize of a heater/air conditioning unit worth £300 up for grabs for just £1 per ticket strip.

This Friday evening at the Lightcliffe Club its Jiving Jeff’s monthly popular rock and roll evening from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

The Sun Inn at Rastrick has a banner displayed saying the pub will be opening soon. I hope to bring you more news next week.

Enterprise Inns have placed a banner on the Black Bull in Thornton Square asking if `you fancy running a pub like this’?

Over the past month the tradesmen have been in and The Secret Tea Rooms and Cafe Bar has been knocked through from the old bookmaker’s shop to the front door in Bethel Street. In a few weeks time we will be seeing the opening of a tapas bar with food and quality wines and beers for an easy evening atmosphere.