Wednesday 18 May 2016

Music at Cafe Lento

Hidden amongst the quirky little shops on North Lane in Headingly is a pearl of a find. By day this cafe is a welcoming  place for meeting friends or having a solitary lunch. But on Friday evenings,  twice a month, it is transformed into a musical gem. It holds only 25 to 30 people so is a very intimate venue run very efficiently by Richard and his staff.
There is a varied array of musical styles being presented over the next few months. The next event to be staged is on the 20th May and this will be Stuart McCallum Accoustic with his Guitar wizardry.
For future events check out Early arrival is advised.
On the night that we attended an enchanting evening was spent listening to a group called Nel and the Elephants. This is a 4 piece band with Scott Duff on drums, Elliot Roffe on double base, Joe Simmons on guitar and Nel Begley who wrote all the songs and sang them beautifully. This group all met at Leeds College of Music and have been playing together for about 2.5 years. They have been infuluenced by Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Gretchen Parlato and Rene Marie to name just a few. They have recorded 2 EPs to date.
We had a lovely evening and if they are playing near you do go and treat yourself.
Further information can be found on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
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