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YHA YHA Announces 77 Bombay Street Hostel Tour
    07/12/2015 10:41

YHA Announces 77 Bombay Street Hostel Tour

YHA Announces 77 Bombay Street Hostel Tour

YHA has teamed up with MTV Award nominated, double platinum-selling Swiss band 77 Bombay Street to host a series of free intimate gigs at Youth Hostels across England and Wales in February 2016.

The ambitious band, comprising of four Swiss-born brothers, have set their sights on breaking the UK’s music scene by using YHA as a platform to engage a new fan base. In Switzerland, the band has topped the charts with both their 2011 and 2012 albums - Up in the Sky and Oko Town respectively, which went platinum.

77 Bombay Street will join a number of young, signed and unsigned musicians including George Ezra, Amber Run and Prides that have used YHA’s network of venues to showcase their music to new audiences. In 2013, the British singer/songwriter of the top five hit Budapest, George Ezra, was part of the week-long LiveMoreYHA Road Trip which put an unsigned band on the road in a customised VW camper van touring Youth Hostels and playing free gigs.

The Swiss four piece, brothers Matt, Joe, Simri-Ramon and Esra Buchli, will begin their tour at YHA London St Pancras, working their way up and down the country at YHA locations before finishing up back in London at YHA London St Pauls.

Tour dates:

- Sunday 7th February – YHA London St Pancras
- Tuesday 9th February – YHA Berwick (The Granary Bistro)
- Wednesday 10th February – YHA Ambleside (Lakeside Restaurant)
- Saturday 13th February – YHA York
- Sunday 14th February – YHA Manchester
- Monday 15th February – YHA Liverpool
- Tuesday 16th February - YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass (Mallory’s Restaurant)
- Wednesday 17th February - YHA Stratford upon Avon (Hemmingford’s Restaurant)
- Thursday 18th February - YHA Oxford (The Corner Café)
- Friday 19th February - YHA Cardiff Central
- Saturday 20th February – YHA London Central
- Sunday 21st February – YHA Cambridge (Scholar’s Café)
- Monday 22nd February – YHA South Downs (Courtyard Café)
- Tuesday 23rd February – YHA Brighton
- Wednesday 24th February – YHA Bath
- Thursday 25th February – YHA Eden Project
- Friday 26th February – YHA Bristol (Grainhouse Café)
- Saturday 27th February – YHA London St Pauls
- Sunday 28th February – YHA Whitby (Abbey House Café)
- Monday 29th February – YHA Boggle Hole (Quarterdeck Café)

77 Bombay Street's new album, which combines folk, pop and rock with funk, classical and acoustic sounds, was written in London. Delighted to be returning to the UK and touring YHAs in 2016 Matt said: “We are really excited to be working with YHA (England and Wales) and coming to the UK to showcase our music. There is something really special about Youth Hostels, people from around the world coming together exchanging travel tips with a mutual respect and the sense of belonging in a global community. Big parts of our song writing were inspired and took place in London and we are really excited to be back touring with our third album.”

Hannah Marsland, Network Marketing Manager at YHA (England and Wales) said: “YHA is delighted to be involved with the band’s UK launch. As well as hosting the gigs for artists to showcase their talents, it is also an opportunity for YHA (England and Wales) to reach out to young people and highlight the incredible wealth of affordable adventure and accommodation on our doorstep."

YHA’s association with 77 Bombay Street and other young artists is an exciting development in the Youth Hostelling charity’s 85-year history. YHA is all about creating unique opportunities for young people and music is a great way to raise awareness of its network of incredible properties throughout England and Wales, providing affordable accommodation in the most exceptional and diverse locations.

Find out more about this free gig here.

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