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Break a Leg! & Friends Fundraising for S6 Foodbank Network

Thursday 8 June 2023 | 8pm
Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield

8 Nether Edge Rd, S7 1RU, Doors Open 7:30

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We were very disappointed when Lapwing could not play for us recently, but their health is restored and they are back. Ben and Ellen are a new duo but both are very experienced musicians and their vocal harmonies and arrangements are just beautiful. We are really looking forward to hosting them.


is another of our very old musical friends and we always love having her, This time it’s a bit more special as it will be the Sheffield Launch of her new Album, ‘Songs from a Cold Conservatory’. She is a consummate musician and knows how to hold an audience’s attention without raising her voice.

So a double bill to look forward to, plus your resident orchestra of course

Your resident orchestra will be supporting them. Is it Folk Music? Is it Jazz? Are we Sheffield’s smallest Swing Band? Who knows? Who cares? We just love to play for you.

We are sorry to say that the demand for help from S6 Foodbank Network continues to grow and grow so we’ll be passing the bucket for them again. Please bring money and a generous heart.

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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night if we don’t sell out, usually we do) and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

Doors open 7:30pm. Get there in good time and we won’t keep you sitting around, music starts at 8pm.

If you are unable to come but would like to send us a donation for this month’s charity partner, here’s a link.

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Break a Leg & Friends Fundraising for Sage Sheffield

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 12 May 2022 | 8pm

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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night)
and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

Sage Sheffield support people’s mental health by getting them involved in creative practical activity, especially in horticulture and the arts.

We welcome back Jig for a Kiss, an eight piece band full of excitement and musical talent. Last time they played for us they brought the house down so it’s going to be another terrific night.

We are also welcoming Sage’s own singing group, Singing through the Seasons so Sage won’t just be there to raise money for their valuable work but putting something back into the evening as well

And of of course your resident orchestra, Break a Leg! will be starting each half of the evening. Is it Folk Music? Is it Jazz? Are they Sheffield’s smallest Swing Band? Who knows? Who cares?

Break a Leg & Friends Fundraising for Mums In Need

Nether Edge Bowling Club, Sheffield
Thursday 14 April 2022 | 8pm*

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Tickets are £4 in advance (£5 on the night)
and we will also be doing fundraising activities on the night so bring cash and a generous heart.

Mums In Need do vital work, supporting Sheffield mothers escaping from emotional abuse, every penny we raise will help a local mother suffering coercive control. They are the Make Your Mark UK Charity of the Year.

A welcome return for Lost Kind Words, Jo and Paul call their music ‘Dark Country’ and when we first saw them we were struck by their presence and the energy in their music. They played for us at the White Lion and we were not disappointed so it’s a real treat to have them back after the long break.

We met Bob King at one of the music sessions in Wirksworth run by lovely Michelle Laverick. We were straight away struck by his fresh, warm, engaging musicality and we’ve been waiting two years for the chance to bring him to Sheffield.

SOLD OUT – Break a Leg & Friends Fundraising for Kickback Recovery

The Lescar, Sharrow Vale, Sheffield
Tuesday 15 February 2021 | 8pm*

A great night, sold out and lots of fun, we raised £560 for Kickback. Thanks to everyone who came along

Our acoustic music fundraisers are back with two of our favourite musical friends.

Kickback is a brilliant organisation, supporting self-help for people recovering from addiction. Last time we did a gig with them we had the best time ever, just great people.

Ar Faoued is one of our favourite bands, specially requested by Kickback because they created such great music and atmosphere last time round. Rich arrangements and powerful performances of original songs and old favourites.

Michelle Laverick’s thoughtfulness and and musicality make new friends every time she plays. Half an hour in her company is a delight to be savoured.

Cool for Cats


8 Lives Rescue is a tiny Sheffield charity that rescue and rehome cats and kittens. We are pleased to be playing at their fundraising event on Saturday 15 October, at Riley’s and Co, a temple to retro style in the Sheffield Antiques Quarter. 7pm to 10pm.

There will be an Italian buffet, lots of entertaining fundraising activities and a set from Break a Leg! All for ten quid.


Tickets £10 from Riley’s and Co (Farrar Rd, off Abbeydale Rd) or Pets Company on Abbeydale Rd South. Advance tickets only as they need to be sure of numbers for catering. Bring your own alcoholic drinks. Coffee Tea etc available.


Combinology – A Celebration of Musical Partnerships

Combinology1squareCafe Ceres
Junction Rd, Hunters Bar
Sheffield, S11 8XA
Tuesday 17 November 2015, 8pm

£4 advance / £6 on the night


Break a Leg! and Ar Faoued

Once again Break a Leg! have teamed up with another musical partnership to celebrate the magic of musical collaborations.

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We are big fans of Ar Faoued. Paul Chisnell’s great singing and percussion, Ady Hall’s firm underpinning with guitar, Irish bouzouki, and vocal harmonies and Rob Jourdain’s fine touch with violin and viola make for a beautiful combination and we are looking forward to sharing the evening with them.

Cafe Ceres is a new venue for Break a Leg! Having experienced the great atmosphere created for Ben Chapman’s ‘Holy Robots’ open mic evenings at the cafe, it feels like the ideal location for an intimate musical occasion, with more space than our previous events at Strip the Willow.

The cafe provides a bar and very good snacks from their chef Jean-Paul and the friendly staff work hard to make you welcome. If you haven’t tried it yet it’s a great place to enjoy lunch, coffee or tea at the interesting end of Ecclesall Rd and right by the even more interesting Sharrow Vale Rd. (NB the Kitchen is not open on Tuesdays but there will be excellent snacks available – platters of either hummus and crisps and crudités or cheese and meat one).


Strutting at the Peacock Inn

Sunday 27th September in Chesterfield, a great musical line-up in a very good cause.


We will be sharing the bill with the very excellent Ar-Faoued, plus a cameo appearance from Judy Dunlop. Only 50 seats in the Marquee at the Peacock Inn, so get your tickets soon.

The event is run by Peter Julian, who runs regular music events at the Peacock Inn, this special concert is to raise money for an educational project in Costa Rica, Abriendo Mentes, Peter’s son works there.

Peacock Inn, 412 Chatsworth Road, S40 3BQ Chesterfield, 8pm

Southbound with Break a Leg!


No we aren’t heading for the sunbelt, or even Dronfield.
Southbound is a 5-piece acoustic/electric band playing a very pleasing mix of country music, country rock and old favourites. They are playing at Hagglers corner at the end of July and they’ve asked us to do a set for them.

So it looks like a fun evening in a friendly venue, why don’t you come along?

8pm – 11pm. Hagglers Corner, Queens Rd, Sheffield
(plenty of car parking just over the road at Dunelm Mill)

Licensed bar, advance tickets £6
(that includes a £1 booking fee which goes to charity). Buy them here on the Party for the People website

We are Playing Tramlines!

5pm Saturday 25 July, at Sellers Wheel, Arundel Street, Sheffield (The courtyard of Tamper Cafe)

Sellers Wheel
Photo of Sellers Wheel Courtyard by Kyle Emerson, click on the photo to see his Flickr page

Tramlines is what you call a proper music festival, it’s huge, it has a fringe and we are in it! we’ll be playing to support the Dementia Action Charity on a special stage in a brilliant location, lovely courtyard of this award winning restored factory. There’s a bar and barbecue provided by Tamper Cafe and it should be a great summer’s evening.

More information here, there’s a mix of musicians and sound artists, with DJs taking over towards midnight

Break a Leg! will be starting the proceedings at 5pm so be there early or be sorry.