Leeds, a City Full of Music and Culture
Leeds, famous for its hedonistic bustling city centre and friendly people, has given us some fantastic musicians. Some famous musicians include the Kaiser Chiefs, Mel B, Corrine Bailey Rae, Sisters of mercy, and Alt- J. In addition, Mark Knopfler and Dan Smith of Bastille all studied at the University of Leeds.
Leeds is a great place to be learning and participating in music. There’s a fantastic community here where everyone is made welcome, and music and art is made super affordable and accessible. Be a part of the music you love, enjoy any genre you can think of - opera, spoken word, pop, rock, musical theatre…
Whatever style of music you enjoy, there's a perfect venue! For big acts, there's the First Direct Arena. For lovers of independent music, Brudenell Social Club hosts a range of touring acts as well as intimate shows from huge acts such as Bloc Party. Of course, there’s also the annual descent on Bramham Park for Leeds Festival, one of the biggest festivals in the UK. As well as being a fantastic city for lovers of contemporary music, Leeds also hosts a great range of Classical and Jazz concerts including the Leeds International Piano Competition hosted at Leeds Town Hall. As well as the Howard Assembly Rooms, great for both Classical and Jazz.
As well as a range of great venues, there are many fantastic music groups you can get involved with. So Choir is a non-audition choir that operates in both Leeds and Wakefield. They perform regularly in their local areas and have even been featured on BBC Look North! Lucy’s Pop Choir are another great group group to join - they meet every week in Horsforth and Chapel Allerton.
For those looking for their first instrument, there are plenty of great music shops ready to help you out. Dawsons and Hobgoblin Music for those looking for folk and acoustic instruments. Besbrode Pianos is a huge specialist piano centre with hundreds of new and second hand pianos to browse. If you're looking for drums, Leeds Drum Centre, based in the iconic Corn Exchange, is a great place to head. If you're looking for a specialist guitar shop, pop into Northern Guitars, their upstairs guitar shop is a hidden gem, plus you can get a beer while you're there at the downstairs bar.
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