Hawley speeding off to join Circus

Sheffield singer Richard Hawley.
Sheffield singer Richard Hawley.
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Three artists have teamed up to put on a trio of shows each – the same night across three venues.

Sheffield favourite Richard Hawley will join with former The Czars frontman John Grant and singer-songwriter and The Coral founder Bill Ryder-Jones at The 3 Ring Circus.

The event is part of Sensoria, the UK’s festival of music film and digital taking place in Sheffield in October.

A Sensoria spokesman said: “This special occasion event showcases three amazing artists playing three shows, all on the same night.

“The artists come together in three small venues each with a different atmosphere.

“Each artist acts as the opening act in a venue, plays a 40-minute stripped down/acoustic set then jumps into a waiting car outside which will speed them to the next venue, until all the artists have played an opener, middle and headlining set at each of the venues.

“The only catch is no one knows what order the artists will appear at which venue. So it’s pot luck. But the important thing is you get to see Richard Hawley, John Grant and Bill Ryder-Jones all on the same bill in the most intimate surroundings.”

The event takes place at Trafalgar Warehouse, Upper Chapel, and Sheffield University’s drama studio on Saturday, October 8.

The spokesman said: “Each of the inner-city venues grants a slightly varying experience, allowing the audience to decide for themselves which setting they would like to see the artists in.”