Bella Gaffney & The Silver Reserve


2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney hails from Bradford. She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. In 2018 she was one of the first recipients of a Friends Of Towersey Festival Award for music developmental support and opportunities.

She has played at a great many folk and music festivals over the last few years, including Celtic Connections, Beverley, HebCelt, ButeFest, Dent, Shrewsbury, Otley, Southwell, BAAFest, & Filey to name just a few. 2017 saw the release of her solo album ‘Heaven Knows’ with Folkstock, to great reviews.

Bella also performs with sought-after Celtic/bluegrass band The Magpies with Holly Brandon & Kate Griffin. In 2020 they released their debut album 'Tidings' to great reviews:

‘One of those effervescent albums you’d be happy to recommend to people who might not consider themselves folk fans’ - The Sunday Times

‘Folk with finesse’ - The Daily Mail

‘Check that album out! Really good mix of songs and instrumentals - they’re great players!’ - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2


Matthew Sturgess, who performs as ‘The Silver Reserve’, plays delicate, sparse music on a classical guitar, crafting intricate melodies around thoughtful and evocative lyrics. At times creating dense, layered atmospherics, this is music that doesn’t rush and takes its sweet, sad time to unfurl and sneak under the skin.

‘Blending emotive, affecting lyrics and spacious delicately crafted guitar work, these beguiling songs hold a depth of hidden treasures.’ – Marc Walton (Seven Arts)

'We were beyond lucky to have had Matthew open for us in Saltaire this past Summer. The mark of a great artist is not being able to describe anyone that they sound like. He is truly one of a kind. We were just as happy to get to hear his Earthy, introspective set as our audience was. His musicianship, voice, and pedal-use was truly remarkable.' - Della Mae (USA)

‘Quietly spellbinding.’ - Andy Brown (Soundlab)

‘Incredible talent…everything he played begged to be listened to.’ - Bill Adamson (Hint of Mayhem)

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
11-16's£6.00 per child
Advance£12.00 per adult
Advance Chorus Members£10.00 per adult

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Bella Gaffney & The Silver Reserve


The Live Room, Caroline Street Social Club, Caroline Street, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JZ
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Tel07855 164182

Opening Times

Season (5 Mar 2023)


Performers At The Live RoomThe Live Room, Saltaire, SaltaireThe Live Room is located in Caroline Social Club, Caroline Street in the World Heritage village of Saltaire in West Yorkshire.

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