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October 2019

LED ZEPPELIN II – A CAT Club presentation. Sold out

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

LED ZEPPLELIN II - A CAT CLUB PRESENTATION Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the album's release on 22nd October 1969. The album that set the blueprint for all the heavy metal bands that followed it. Presented by DAVE LEWIS We here at The CAT Club are delighted to welcome back one of the leading authorities on all things Led Zeppelin. DAVE LEWIS founded the Zeppelin magazine, TIGHT BUT LOOSE, thirty nine years ago. Dave has seen it grow from a do…

HOMEGROWN CREAM OF THE CROP presents A Sound Experience. Free event.

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

HOMEGROWN CREAM OF THE CROP presents A SOUND EXPERIENCE. Free event.   The first of our quarterly events featuring the best bands around.   ALLUSINLOVE Not merely another Yorkshire band: they are perhaps one of the most spectacular and urgent groups the country has to offer.   SILKSTONE DRIFT A stunning collision of 90s grunge and hard core garage rock.   BAD BUG Combining jangly charm with a delightfully dark fuzz ... Spot on and devilishly good.   THE ASTRIDS…


JILLY RILEY live in concert. Proceeds to Pontefract Community Kitchen.

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Psychedelic soul artist, Jilly Riley, poetically fuses colours of funk, blues, rock and world soul, creating a heterogeneous musical stew spiced with love, freedom and a dash of activism - we are delighted to welcome her back to the Tap & Barrel where she has brought the house down on two memorable occasions. Proceeds to our very good friends who run the Pontefract Community Kitchen and who are presenting this not to be missed show. https://www.jillyriley.com/biography https://youtu.be/DbGYT3Q2u0o


KENT DUCHAINE – Live in concert. An evening of ‘The Devil’s Music.’

October 31 @ 7:30 pm

All Hallows Eve and we're gonna be featuring the devil's music live in concert and on vinyl records. Grammy nominated American Delta bluesman KENT DUCHAINE is one of the most respected and talented bluesmen on this or any other planet. Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf are just some of the impressive names that Kent has played alongside. The joint is sure to be red hot and ablaze with the devil's finest tunes. Enough said, now dig this:…

November 2019

EDGAR JONES JONES – DEEJAY! Presented by Rev Reynolds. Free event.

November 1 @ 8:30 pm

A true Liverpool legend indeed, EDGAR JONES JONES is one of that city's finest musicians. Noel Gallagher described Edgar's classic album, 'Soothing Music for Stray Cats' as the best platter to come out of Liverpool. As you would expect Edgar has an extensive vinyl collection and he'll be bringing some of his soul records to the Tap for a unique Friday when he'll be our very special guest deejay. Sharing the decks will be our very own resident deejay and…



November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

NICK DRAKE – 5 LEAVES LEFT. Tickets on sale 13th September. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the albums release.  A truly legendary English singer, songwriter and guitarist known for emotive vocals, sombre lyrics and rich melodies. Following his untimely death Nick Drake personified the meaning of the cult figure. Presented by JOHN WOOD in conversation with IAN CLAYTON. John was the engineer on the album as he was on Drake's Bryter Later. He produced Nick's final album Pink Moon. He has worked…


THE ROLLING STONES – LET IT BLEED. A CAT Club presentation. Rearranged date 28/11/19.

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

THE ROLLING STONES - LET IT BLEED. THIS EVENT NOW REARRANGED FOR THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the albums release.  One of the Stones finest albums - the last to feature Brian Jones and the first to feature guitarist Mick Taylor. Presented by JON ASTLEY Jon was on board with Bob Ludwig to remaster Let It Bleed for Stones manager Allen Klein’s Abko Label. His cv includes The Who, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney,…

THE JAMES O’HARA BLUES TRIO live in concert. Presented by Rev Reynolds. Free event.

November 15 @ 8:30 pm

One of the most talented blues bands around, THE JAMES O'HARA BLUES TRIO are Rev Reynolds guests for another superb night of R&B of live music. Plus Rev'll be on the decks spinning some of his vinyl Rhythm and Blues vinyl records before and after the band. Toe tappin' guaranteed, money making shakin' optional.    



November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tap & Barrel, 13 Front Street
Pontefract, 01977 326457 United Kingdom
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HEADING FOR EXTINCTION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT An illustrated talk which explains the science of global warming and the current ecological crises: what scientists call the earth's 6th Mass Extinction. This is followed by what we can do about it - an explanation of the Extinction Rebellion movement: who they are, their aims, principles and values. Admission is free but places need to be reserved online below.

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