Leeds Contra Dance: King Kontra, Geoff Cubitt.
King Kontra are an exciting, unique and innovative band formed especially to play for contra dance. They present a blend of high energy American, Irish and original music set in a fusion of jazz, traditional, rock and western swing influences. After wowing audiences and dancers up and down the country the band brought out their first album ‘King Kontra’ Since forming specially for the 2011 Chippenham festival the band have gone on to play major festivals across the country including Shrewsbury and Whitby as well as the top contra club venues. 2015 brings a busy year including Sheffield Contras and, Lichfield, Whitby and Towersey Festivals followed by a US tour.
Matt Crum - Piano and soprano sax (this is his final appearance with King Kontra)
Geoff is well known as a caller for American Squares and Contra and English Ceilidh. He has been invited to call at national dance festivals, including Whitby, Chippenham and Sidmouth, and is well respected among his peers. He has considerable experience as a dancer himself, particularly in Appalachian dancing, performing at many festivals.
£9 or only £5 for students or children (in advance); £10 / £6 on the night
There is a bar.
|Location: St Chad's Parish Centre, Leeds|
|Address: St Chad's Parish Centre, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5JT|
|Contact: 07989 618550 (Richard) or 01535 642684|
Saturday May 19th 2018
Stringrays (Rodney Millers band from USA) & caller Rhodri Davies
Regular dances at Headingley Parish Hall, St Michaels Road, Headingley; 8.00 - 10.30 pm (2nd & 4th Tuesdays)