Friday 3rd December

"It is a well-established fact that if you see Merry Hell live, you will leave with a
big grin on your face. Their music is rousing, joyous, uplifting and totally infectious and probably contagious"

This promises to be a great evening. Merry Hell are fantastic musicians, armed with great songs and full of energy, so we are really chuffed that they will be kicking off our first event back, which also happens to be our Christmas party, which will naturally include a glass of mulled wine. 

Founded in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. In four short years they have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They are continuing to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances.

The band was forged in the smouldering embers of 90s Folk/punk band, The Tansads. Following an emotional series of reunion concerts in 2010, its members chose to tread the boards under a new name, 'Merry Hell', in order to reflect their new impetus, new hopes and, most importantly, new songs.

While Merry Hell retains a nucleus of five former Tansads members, brothers John, Bob and Andrew Kettle (guitar, mandolin and vocals respectively), along with keyboard player, Lee Goulding and drummer Andy Jones, the addition of vocalist, Virginia Kettle (wife of John), has helped create a new identity, purpose and spirit, in their music

Event Details

cost: £20

date: Friday 3rd December 2021

time: Doors 6:45pm - Event Start 7:30pm

venue: All Saints Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DD