The Twitchy Feet Club

The Twitchy Feet Club
22nd January 2018 Stories

The Twitchy Feet Club

The Twitchy Feet Club is a new fundraising music event held at The Duchess in York. The event is for anyone who enjoys excellent live indie and rock music in a fantastic York venue.

The premier launch for ‘The Twitchy Feet Club’ was held on Saturday 14th September 2013. The event features three live well-known York bands, a speaker from Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation as well as a awesome raffle prize draw. The music will be a mix of indie and rock performed by original and cover bands. The event is aimed primarily at young people who are interested in travel, live music and good times!


Band playing at concert

‘The Twitchy Feet Club’ – Event at the Duchess, York. 14th September 2013


Nearly 100 people turned out to enjoy three live bands at The Duchess last week to raise money for the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Safer Travel App. Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation are a registered UK charity based in York who strives to increase awareness of the importance of travel safety to young people.

The Peacock Suits opened up playing a hit-studded set of covers from bands as diverse as James, Del Shannon, Daft Punk, The Kinks and Vampire Weekend. The duo consisting of vocalist/guitarists Jimmy Greenall and Paul Downes then returned to the stage by popular demand to perform a wonderful version of Elbow’s ‘One Day Like This’.

Second up were local band Stonewater; led by singer Phil Goodrick’s roaring vocals, they steered the crowd through a stomping set of blues infused rhythms and riffs. Phil then remained onstage to draw the first ticket for the raffle prize draw, littered with generous donations including kegs of beer, a digital camera, haircuts and a hamper of sweets from local businesses.

Finally, Brother Darwin took to the stage. A newly formed cover band, all of whom have experience of playing in various York bands in the last few years, Brother Darwin rounded out the evening with a varied set of familiar crowd pleasers and a few new tracks too. Jake Bugg, The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys and Ryan Adams all featured; their version of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ a particular highlight.

Overall the charity’s first music event raised over £500 towards the development of the Safer Travel App, due to launch as a free download for IPhone and IPad at the end of this month. They are already planning their next couple of gigs as they intend on making The Twitchy Feet Club a regular event that will pop-up at various venues around York.

Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation would especially like to thank:

The Duchess, The Peacock Suits, Stonewater, Brother Darwin, Moda Hairdressing, Cube Hairdressing, The Goodmanham Arms, Yorkboat, York’s Chocolate Story, Candy Avenue and Stars & Shakes, City Screen, The Barbican Centre, Hog & Apple, Steve Shooter, Jack Helmrich and Claire Mattinson. A special thank you to Mark Zienko from Zienko Photography for capturing the evening on film.