While the summer festival season may have drawn to a close, Cheshire’s live music scene continues to thrive in Chester city centre.
This month, music industry veterans from Soundsphere and Sourdough are coming together again to present their second event in the city, following a successful inaugural outing last year.
In August 2017 they hosted their first event, the Sourdough All-Day Party, at St Mary’s Creative Space and featured a variety of musicians and DJs – including Chester’s Alx Green and Phlux.
This year’s venue is The 2nd Floor on Upper Northgate Street, which opened in April and has become well known for its independent art and fashion brands.
The shop itself has close links to local music, and is owned by Campfire Social’s Carrie Hyndman.
The Sourdough x Soundsphere Halloween Party line-up includes a mix of local musicians and artists from further afield – including: The Floormen, Chupra Cabra and Sit Down.
Liverpool’s psychedelic four-piece The Floormen have recently played the city’s Constellations Festival, and take inspiration from an eclectic variety of bands including Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen and Pink Floyd, an impressive mix that music fans won’t want to miss.
Chupa Cabra are a three-piece band from nearby Deeside, and will also be bringing their individual punk sounds to The 2nd Floor. The group are no strangers to the city having played at Telford’s Warehouse and Chester Live, and have already been scouted by Radio 1 and Radio X. Soundsphere is championed for giving a platform to musicians and the Sourdough events are the perfect place to see new and up and coming artists.
Brighton band Sit Down have recently returned from the Reading and Leeds BBC Music Introducing Stage. The duo – drumming vocalist Katie Oldham and guitarist Greg Burns – began their musical journey in America before settling in Brighton, and this October they’ll be bringing their quirky sounds to Chester.
As the music and arts scene in Chester continues to grow, the forthcoming gig at The 2nd Floor provides a perfect setting for Cestrians to explore and express their creativity.
Soundsphere x Sourdough Halloween Party will be at The 2nd Floor on Saturday 13th October.