The Shire Hall is a multi-functional building used for community hires such as parties, wedding receptions and fund-raising events. It is also used as an arts centre with live music, theatre, comedy and cinema.

HOPE & SOCIAL

Hope & Social, eight hoodlums who play all-out, ballsy, joyous and uplifting music to win the hearts of many a gig-goer throughout their ten-year tenure as one of the UK’s hardest working bands. Hope and Social gigs are a bewildering mix of chaos and superlative musicianship, built on some of the finest songs you’ll ever hear, and garnished with generous portion of Northern, self deprecating humour. With a 3 piece horn section and 5 part harmonies, Hope and Social make a massive sound that draws influence from soul, indie, folk, disco and art rock. You’ll sing, you’ll dance, you’ll smile so much your face will hurt. Think Dexys. Think The Hold Steady. Think the grooviest, funnest bar band you can imagine!

In March 2022 lead singer Simon was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. After a long year and a half of the best support the NHS can offer and lot of gaffa tape the band are doing their stretches and are ready to make a return to doing what they love best… playing life affirming music in rooms with friends and strangers and sharing a thunderous joy of being together and literally not being dead.  

Over the last 13 years the boys in blue have toured extensively around the U.K garnering the praise of many a fan, fans-to-be, and critics on the way. From folk clubs in the deepest south of England to the cavernous Leeds Arena. Yorkshire's own 'E-street Band' are no stranger to the Festival circuit, having chalked up an impressive list of appearances including Greenbelt, Glastonbury, Durham Brass, Yorkshire Festival, Moonbeams, Deershed and Just So Festival. In June 2019 the band supported indie-popsters Embrace at their sold-out homecoming show at the Piece Hall, Halifax.

Hope and Social aren’t just about gigs. As part of their mission to involve people in most everything they do, they’ve completed a huge number of ridiculous projects and events involving dozens, hundreds and now thousands of people in what they do. Check out hopeandsocial.com/projects/ for more details.

“Rousing, joyous” - The Guardian

"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine

“Brilliant, uplifting and inclusive. That was amazing, here’s your cheque”
- Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival

"Extraordinary songs, virtuoso performances,
beautiful moments and music hall bonhomie!"
- Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

HOPE & SOCIAL

HOPE & SOCIAL

Saturday 21st September, 8.00pm
Hope & Social, eight hoodlums who play all-out, ballsy, joyous and uplifting music to win the hearts of many a gig-goer throughout their ten-year tenure as one of the UKís hardest working bands. Hope and Social gigs are a bewildering mix of chaos and superlative musicianship, built on some of the finest songs youíll ever hear, and garnished with generous portion of Northern, self deprecating humour. With a 3 piece horn section and 5 part harmonies, Hope and Social make a massive sound that draws influence from soul, indie, folk, disco and art rock. Youíll sing, youíll dance, youíll smile so much your face will hurt. Think Dexys. Think The Hold Steady. Think the grooviest, funnest bar band you can imagine! This Howden Live show will sell out a long way in advance, 84 tickets went in less than two and a half days of their being put on sale, donít miss it!
Adults £20.00
+10% Booking Fee

Other Information

  • Refreshments available. Fully licensed bar will open for events for over 18s only.
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