7.30, Friday 12th July

The Hunch and Martin Heaton

The Hunch


Five musicians at the top of their game, honed from years of performance. With talent in great measure, they showcase their creativity & technical brilliance in every song. Intriguingly crafted classics and soul searching ballads shine with five-part harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, all introduced with dry wit and audacious humour. A unique band ….. to see them is a must. 


Mick Doonan was a founder member of the legendary 70s folk-rock band Hedgehog Pie and comes from the famous Tyneside dynasty. John Doonan Snr, was an All-Ireland flute champion. 


Bob Thomas fronted another highly respected folk-rock outfit, Kitsyke Will, and has since lent his wonderful soul-inflected vocal style to The Solicitors, as well as singing, playing percussion and harmonica with The Hunch.


Alongside these two are the stunning acoustic guitarist/vocalist Chris Hanks and keyboards/accordionist/vocalist Tony Bacon, both alumni of West Yorkshire’s thriving roots scene. Marcus Frost is the latest addition to the line up; with extensive experience in the local blues/rock scene, Marcus brings his unique style of percussion and vocals.


A collective ready wit & easy rapport with audiences of all sizes ensures that any gig involving The Hunch goes with a swing - tasteful, exciting, assured, soulful, enjoyable and lasting in the memory. 




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Martin Heaton


Martin Heaton is an acclaimed award winning singer songwriter of contemporary folk. Martin has five albums of his original songs and music accompanied by him on acoustic guitar travelling far and wide to ply his trade. He is fresh from opening the acoustic stage at the "WEST COAST FOLK FESTIVAL", 

7:30, 12th JUly 2024

Wetherby Sports Association, Lodge Lane, Wetherby, LS22 5FN

Watch the website for more terrific line-ups...


Friday 17th May - Edwina Hayes, Gary Stewart, Emily Slade Sold Out

Friday 21st June - Jon Palmer Acoustic Band, The Brothers Gillespie

Friday 12th July - The Hunch, Martin Heaton

Friday 6th September - Straw Men, Cobalt Tales, Gerry Ffrench

Friday 27th September - Bella Gaffney, Henry Parker, Judith Haswell & Trish McLean

Friday 18th October - Louise Rogan, Rueben & The Bridge, Anna Howells

Tuesday 10th December - Merry Hell, Plum Hall (The Engine Shed)