Festival favourites play club

Maia - Hebden Bridge Folk Roots festival - for trades nov 8
Maia - Hebden Bridge Folk Roots festival - for trades nov 8

A four piece alternative, acoustic band who have graced the stages of festivals across the country will play a gig in Whitby on Saturday 20 April.

Maia, from Huddersfield, a playing all sorts of disco sci-fi folk pop on ukulele, cajon, trumpet, banjo, mandolin or whatever else is lying.

They will play the Famous Flower Folk Club which is held in the atmospheric cellar of Whitby’s La Rosa Hotel on East Terrace.

The progressive folk foursome – Tom Clegg on vocals, guitar and ukulele; Joe Haig on piano, trumpet and vocals; Simon Robinson on guitar, banjo and mandolin and percussionist Will Fletcher – decided to form a band during a night out in town and quickly went on to record their first album under the supervision of producer Choque Hosein.

The band have played 15 festivals last year including Whitby’s very own Musicport world music festival,Whitby Folk Week, Broadstairs and Hop Farm and are lined-up to play Glastonbury this summer.

They also supported legend Bob Dylan in concert last year and are also lined-up to play Musicport again this year which runs from 18 to 20 October at Whitby Pavilion.

Since the band graduated from university they have released their second album - ‘Pepper Stars’ in November last year which has already received critical acclaim.

Doors open at 8pm.

Tickets are on sale in advance priced at £10 from La Rosa on (01947) 606981.