ALTERNATIVE band The Tenmours are coming home for a highly anticipated gig with Craven Music Match artists at Skipton Town Hall.

The three piece, made up of Alex Johnston-Seymour, who started out busking in Skipton; Aninka Rosa, and Adam Hopkins, formed in 2013 and quickly made a name for themselves on the live music circuit, as well as appearing on a number of BBC Introducing shows across the country.

They combine acoustic, rock, and world music influences with a ‘raging live show ‘incorporating powerful vocals, violin, guitar, percussion and keys and in 2019 completed a UK tour.

Now, on Saturday, November 27, they are back in Skipton in the first of a series of original music showcases aimed at breathing new life into the town’s music scene.

Presented by Launchpad, which supports musicians in Yorkshire, the concert will also feature Craven Music Match artists

The Tenmours singer Alex, said: “I feel honoured to play this gig in the impressive new town hall, and to collaborate with Craven Music Match artists.

“I began busking on Skipton High Street when I was just a kid, and I feel re-energised by all the creativity coming out of Craven – it’s great to feel the community spirit undefeated by Covid.

“We can’t wait to get on stage, and have just had some really exciting things happen. It’s been too long without a gig, and we’ll make sure it’s a show to remember.”

Craven Music Match is funded by Craven District Council and Historic England as part of Skipton’s Heritage Action Zone cultural programme.

Sarah Smout, its project manager, said: “Our aim is to connect artists from the area and build a supportive, diverse and open network spanning different genres, which can exchange knowledge and skills and be part of the growing live music scene in Skipton and the Craven area.

“It has been the hardest of times for musicians lately, and it has been a joy to witness new creations take place in my home town, between musicians and venues alike, supporting each other to grow the creative community here.”

The event will also include artists, Rose Wheeler, Matt Annable and Jake Carty who will be playing some of their newly created collaborative works.

Catherine Johnson, arts development officer, Craven District Council, added: “The council and Skipton Town Hall are delighted to be partners in this new showcasing event, which is the culmination of the first collaboration with Music Local, supporting Craven-based emerging musicians with professional development and opportunities.”

The concert will take place on Saturday, November 27 at Skipton Town Hall, doors 7pm. Tickets at £8 from: or phone the box office on 01756 792809.

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