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Hallowween at The Duck & Drake
He's back again - this time Burkhard Gerdes is in front of a famous Banksy in Bristol...
Duck & Drake T Shirt in Bristol with a Banksy
Duck & Drake T-Shirts - being worn by awesome people ! Mr Steve Hackett after the 20th October gig at the Town hall very sportingly wearing a D+D T shirt - the picture was taken by Jo Hackett and sent to us by John Withill.
Duck & Drake T-Shirts travelling around the globe! Here is Burkhard Gerdes in front of the Central Train Station in Bremen,Germany
Duck & Drake T-Shirts travelling around the globe!
Here is Burkhard Gerdes again - on seafront in Barcelona!
Here at the Women's World Cup - with Simon Bottomley
Duck&Drake T-Shirts  at The Women's World Cup
He even captured the equalising goal - take that Germany - If only the men could do so well!
Duck&Drake T-Shirts  at The Women's World Cup
Leeds List has written a bit about us
in a peice about "Down to Earth Pubs", nice.
The Duck & Drake is CAMRA  Pub of the Season Summer 2014
*** Meet the Author! ***
FROM 11am to 12.30PM
Enjoy a DRINK at legendary Leeds music venue Duck & Drake and BUY ‘CARRION’, at the bargain one off price of £10 (RRP £12.99) LTD TO ONLY 250 COPIES! More Info

In "Carrion" Richard recounts the heady times of alternative magazine publishing in nineties Yorkshire as well as his continued quest for infamy. Panic, Selwyn & Dick, Jerusalem, Dave Beer, Papa Lazarou, Utah Saints, Blair, Jesus, Mark Thomas, Red Card Roy, Siouxsie, Louise, Mystic Steve, Elvis P. Wilderbeaste, David Icke, John Cooper Clarke, Leeds City Varieties, Johnny Vegas, Bill Nelson, The Camp Boys, Ken Dodd, Richard & Judy, Fishermen’s Friends, Chumbawamba ... If any of these names mean anything to you then they mean even less to Richard who has defiled them all in the shame of ruck n’roll. Find history entwined with theirs in ‘CARRION’. In ‘CARRION’ R


It’s just too good to wish upon even your worst enemy!

Richard’s previous outing, ‘The Black Book’, was reviewed in Louderthanwar:

“The Black Book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the music, socio-political and fanzine scenes of Leeds and Yorkshire. The semi-legendary Rouska comes across as a real force of nature whose drive.. and genuine love and understanding of Britain’s music and respective scenes results in a read like no other.
Richard Rouska does it again.”
The Duck & Drake welcomed the amazing BOB MALONE in August 2014, check him out here in Nashville.
...and here at THE MINT, with sound too.
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The largest annual rapper dance competition is coming to Leeds! The Dancing England Rapper Tournament features a fast, exciting form of traditional dance involving 5 dancers, 5 swords and mind-boggling dance figures designed to shock and amaze.

The competition takes place in 5 great pubs across the city centre. It’s great entertainment and it’s all free - just turn up, buy a drink and be astonished.

Follow ‘Le Tour de Dance’ at these venues:
Duck & Drake, Mr Foley’s, The Wardrobe, The White Swan, Whitelocks's a guide to everything beer and footbal related!
D&D Tees out and about!

if you and your t-shirt go anywhere nice - send us a pic

...just love this video - live and grainy - covered in jam. diirrty.


Crosscut Saw

Live Music at the Blues Bar recorded Feb 2011
Formerly The Voodoo Venders -
Friday Night - 12th July
Paul Middleton's Angst Band
David Barton & The Idiom Blues Band
Lewis Hamilton
Live Music at the Duck&Drake recorded August 3rd 2013
Muscles and Skin - Mike Medved and the Redcoats
This was recorded LIVE at The Duck & Drake last year
"During the winter and spring " Nomoreart.
Duck & Drake Garden
This new Beer Garden - out at the back of the Duck and Drake - was completed over the winter - here it is in it's springtime glory! Duck & Drake Garden
Duck & Drake Beer Garden
"I've been going to the Duck & Drake on and off for 20 years. Over the last 2 years ish it has improved beyond recognition. ...great bands, nice safe atmosphere, helpful bar staff. We bring friends from all over to just come there. Keep up the good work!!!!" thank you Lynn.
The Duck & Drake, Leeds
The Inside of the Duck & Drake: A treated image from a Leeds Guide picture - more info...
"I have had the pleasure of spending a few weeks in Leeds and have found the place to be a real ale drinkers paradise. I spent many an evening downing a few and listening to the excellent music at the Duck & Drake and wish to thank you all for the good times." Nice one Stuart.
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