I Love West Leeds Arts Festival | The Citizens Orchestra

The Citizens Orchestra.

The Citizens are the festival house band. We didnt know we needed a house band until the Citizens came along, but we fell in love with them and they are here to stay as long as we do. Formed for the 2009 Festival they rehearse every Monday at Interplay in Armley under the guiding hands of musicians Harry Hamer and Adam Smith. The Citizens are open to any musician over 60, there are no auditions, if you want in, you're in.

Left: The Citizen's recent gig in a Bramley Care Home, 2013.

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Citizens Orchestra - It don't mean a thing if it aint got that swing from I Love West Leeds Arts Festival on Vimeo.

Above: The Citizens play Pudsey Civic Hall.

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The Citizens Orchestra, featuring special guest Jack on vocals, performed at Leeds Central Library on Monday 26th April 2010 as part of Leeds City Council's Intergenerational Strategy launch.

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The Citizens Orchestra recording session in the at Interplay in September 2010. Huge thanks to all the staff at Interplay for supporting the Orchestra with weekly rehearsal space and this fantastic gift of studio time.


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