Sir Curse present: Hyde Park Horror Show

Sir Curse present: Hyde Park Horror Show

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Hyde Park Book Club

27-29 Headingley Lane



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Roll up, roll up! The carnival is coming to Leeds! Come along in your Halloween best and join the spookiest gig in Leeds!

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Theatrical rock outfit Sir Curse take to Hyde Park Book Club on the 29th October to celebrate Halloween! Come along for a fancy dress gig, and have a spooky boogie!

Featuring circus spectacles, as well as magnificent musical sets from:


Imagine Kate Bush running away to join the circus with System of a Down. Now add some shades of American Horror Story, with an unsettling undercurrent à la The Brothers Grimm. You are now some way towards describing Sir Curse, a 6-piece alternative rock band from Leeds; a group that will bring you crazed live shows which combine campfire horror storytelling, freak-show theatricality, and full-throttle music.

“Totally barnstorming set by the extraordinary Sir Curse; now that's an object lesson in how to end a set! Sir Curse positively storming it at 360 Raw tonight, courtesy of Alan Raw of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire” - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Sir Curse is a FULL THROTTLE mix of music and visual performance! Their style, sound and music is a genuine art form.” - Jack Hammer, The Electric Radio Show

“Now this is how you make a debut. The Leeds ensemble deliver a blooming awesome first effort that is immensely catchy and enjoyably kooky as all hell.The vocals have a lot of personality to them, the guitars are cool, the twinned bass and drums are solid, the keys are delightful, and the trumpet is super sweet.” - Small Music Scene


Sylvette are a 5-piece Art Rock band based in Manchester taking influence from the likes of Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel and Bjork to create an imaginative and powerful sound. Sylvette draw from the elements and traditions of many different genres and synthesise a unique experience. On one hand it’s natural, earthy, and ritualistic and on the other futuristic, celestial and even glamourous.

They have been endorsed by New Order with guitarist (Phil Cunningham) producing their 2nd album and Bass player (Tom Chapman) doing a remix of their single ‘Kelpius’.

They’ve also received significant support from BBC 6, BBC Introducing, and Amazing Radio.

In August/September they will finally embark on the tour they had originally planned for 2020.

“A new band I’m very excited by. I think they have got a great future ahead . I really believe that they could go onto big things and real greatness. They’ve got all the qualities that should see them break through in a big way” - Chris Hawkins BBC6 Music


By the light of a Welsh moon, a covers band and a free-jazz improvisation collective were formed separately in 2015. After playing a few gigs, the groups decided it would be in everyone’s best interest to combine forces into a 5-piece fusion of pop & jazz, with an eye toward original music. Recording their first couple of songs in their final year at university, the band released Steel Limbs in 2018, a collaboration with another singer/songwriter (Dot). Spurred on by the enjoyment of being in the studio, the band began to integrate some original tunes into their live set.

In the summer of 2018, they plunged themselves into the thriving music scene of Liverpool, looking for more opportunities to perform and road-test new music. In June 2019 they released their debut album Zest, an 8 track ‘avante-garde rollercoaster’ (Baris Tosun, Music Underground Magazine). With this album, the band were able to have a completely original set, which was brought to life on stage time and time again throughout the rest of the year. 2020 could only bring more...

Due to covid-related boredom, during the first lockdown, the band felt like doing something new. Marmalade Syndicate was the result, an improvised album created with single-take layers. Gig opportunities were on the horizon, but then the 2nd lockdown struck.

Discouraged and downhearted, the Captains settled upon an ambitious project. Live music wasn’t happening at that point, therefore they would channel their energy into recording 12 EPs in 12 months (starting on January 1st 2021), each exploring a different genre. Working remotely proved to be a tricksome beast, and hitting continuous monthly deadlines was a challenging prospect - though very rewarding. By the beginning of 2022, they had 11 EPs and a 3rd album Cataclysmia released, setting them up for a huge year of live music.

The Armchair Captains are Spencer (vocals/keys), Luke (guitar/bass/drums), Joe (keys/sax/ bass), Jonny (bass/guitar) and Alex (drums) as a core, although their live setup regularly includes members from the wider Armchair Family. Currently exploring their heavier side with plenty of live shows, they are also working towards another album, seeking to bring their live sound to the studio!


May contain traces of the bizarre.

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