Jess Gardham has the winter blues for busking in the bar in Pocklington

Jess Gardham: on the road from York to Pocklington Arts Centre for a Busking-in-the-Bar night

YORK blues and soul singer, songwriter, musical actress and MasterChef semi-finalist Jess Gardham performs at Busking-in-the-Bar, Pocklington Arts Centre’s free music night, on Friday night (January 17).

Jess, of South Bank, York, has toured Britain, Europe, the United States and Canada, supported KT Tunstall, Paul CarrackandMartin Simpson and played at festivals across Britain, not least PAC’s Platform Festival at The Old Station, Pocklington last summer.

In York, she has starred in three York Stage Musicals’ productions, playing “Motormouth” Maybelle in Hairspray in April 2015 and spiritualist Oda Mae Brown in Ghost The Musical and appearing in Rock Of Ages in April 2017.

“We’re delighted that Jess Gardham will play our first Busking-in-the-Bar event of 2020,” says Pocklington Arts Centre director Janet Farmer

“Busking-in-the-Bar is an opportunity for everyone to experience some fantastic free live music, from emerging local artists, all within the comfort of our intimate and luxurious bar,” says PAC director Janet Farmer.

“We were fortunate enough to have Jess Gardham open Platform Festival 2019 and she was sensational, so we’re delighted that Jess will play our first Busking-in-the-Bar event of 2020. 

“There’s fantastic live music, a wide range of drinks to choose from and it’s free entry: what a perfect start to the weekend.”

On Friday, the bar opens at 7pm, the music starts at 8pm. For more details, call the box office on 01759 301547 or visit