EXTRA CURRICULAR SMASHED IT!
(Written by Emma Whitehead)
Extra Curricular, the Huddersfield based group combining soul with elements of rock, hip hop, and modern bass culture appeared on Friday night live at the stylish Lure Bar in Harrogate. Joined by Lewis Fieldhouse, Ben Jones and Yo Preston, the evening promised to be a night to remember!
Behind the scenes before the crowd poured in, Extra Curricular loosened their airwaves and strings with a sound check that stunned the few to hear.
Lewis Fieldhouse melted the hearts of the filling crowd with beautiful acoustic songs, followed by Yo Preston who began to liven the ambience with his acoustic pop. The pair then treated the ever filling Lure bar to a duet, which set the mood for Ben Jones’ captivating acoustic performance.
With Lure Bar now full to the brim, Extra Curricular took to the stage. The lights shone with a spark off the saxophone, trumpet, guitar and bass strings, as the drummer beat through the souls of the audience. Everyone took to their feet with the lead singer, Thabo Mkwananzi’s, cool and enigmatic vocals and vibe. Along with a saxophone solo to match John Coltrane, Jack Flash rapped us into a frenzy.
There was nothing that the night did not have to offer an audience which was left in a spin and crying out for more. Even the sky snowed in its appreciation. What a magical night!
Ben Davis- ‘Ever since I first saw Extra Curricular four years ago, they have been one of my favourite bands and were top of my list to get in for a session when Jason and I launched ontsofa.com. We have been privileged to record several sessions with the boys over the last ten months and being able to have the full band perform at Lure Bar for us has been amazing. The night was a huge success and all the acts were great! We are so looking forward to bringing more fantastic bands to nights like this and building the live music scene in Harrogate.’
Ont’ Sofa provide live music performances every Friday at Lure Bar in Harrogate, come along and see some great live acts and enjoy the 2 for £5 offer on drinks.