Discovering the undiscovered

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What started out as a college course has become a major new event in Halifax aiming to give undiscovered bands a platform to move their careers on.

Promoter Lucas Heaton, who lives in Todmorden, dreamed up The Den as a course for Calderdale College where he is studying - and many of the slots are taken by talented friends and colleagues who he studies with.

Now, on July 3, starting at 6.30pm as part of the Archway Project, Arden Road Social Club will rock to a number of groups and individuals, including Lucas who will not only compere the evening but perform as well. “The Den is a gig that aims to promote local undiscovered bands and artists,” said Lucas. “I created it as part of a college course that I am doing, butI want the event to become more than that.”

Performers include Three Makes A Crowd, a four piece guitar-led band created at Calderdale College. The Brigantes are a three piece consisting of two vocalists, an acoustic guitar and a bass player. They also formed at the college and are an alternative ska band currently working on an EP.

Ollie Stock, plays stripped back covers of modern songs on a guitar, piano and vocals.

And orgainser Lucas Heaton is a singer, songwriter who performs his own songs.

He plays acoustic guitar, piano and sings.

Tickets are £4 and are available at Arden Road Social Club (01422 251613), Revo Records and on the website