Sebastian Rochford’s VAN GIG

Sebastian Rochford's VAN GIG

Seb Rochford's VAN GIG. Copyright Simon Thackray. Photo: Kippa Matthew

Friday 24 September FREE

Sebastian Rochford – drums

Sebastian Rochford drumming in the back of a van (with the door shut). Calling at Leeds, York, Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley.

An art event by Simon Thackray.

Seb is leader / drummer of Mercury Music Prize nominees Polar Bear and drummer with Acoustic Ladyland. He recently played drums for David Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Corrine Bailey Rae, David Byrne, Brian Eno and Pete Doherty.


Leeds: 09:00 – Victoria Gardens (in front of Leeds City Art Gallery)
York: 11:00 – Exhibition Square (in front of York City Art Gallery)
Malton: 13:00 – Market Place
Pickering: 14:30 – Market Place
Kirkbymoorside: 15.30 – Market Place
Helmsley: 16:30 – Market Place

Note: performances might be slightly later than scheduled depending on traffic.

Sebastian Rochford's VAN GIG

Sebastian Rochford's Van Gig, York Press 2010

Read The Press review…

“Everywhere you look people have got smiles on their faces…”. Jules Bellerby, Jonathan Cowap Show, BBC Radio York.

“In a world crammed with recycled hype, fad and trivia, a snap on the snare, a swooning roll from Seb is surely more of a real moment than Gaga’s gold teeth or Robbie’s stage fright. If it does just come down to appearance, Seb, his hair a map of a distant solar system, is far more of an otherworldly pop star than anything cultivated by Cowell and co.” Paul Morley, Observer.

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