About The Live Room

The Live Room is located in Caroline Social Club, Caroline Street in the World Heritage village of Saltaire. The club is an extremely valuable community resource, a bastion for community activities currently providing home to an eclectic mix of people with interests ranging from dancing, acting, play writing, bingo, live music & the arts.

You do not have to be a member of The Live Room or Caroline Social Club to attend shows – we are open to the public!

The Live Room presents the very best live folk, roots and acoustic music. It’s our booking policy to feature a challenging and stimulating mix of artists, some with world-wide reps, some cult heroes, others up-and-coming, but all outstanding in their field.

Most shows are all seated, but do be aware that those featuring some of the bigger names from the world of folk and roots may be part, or even all, standing. We will put this information on the show page. Limited reserve seating is available for Chorus Members only.

If you are registered disabled and need a seat or wheelchair space, use our contact page to let us know.

History

The Live Room is the creation of Ron and Hilary, both experienced music promoters, who, for ten years were the driving force behind the highly successful Live at the Talbot series at the Talbot Hotel in Tregaron, West Wales.

The list of acts that appeared at the Talbot was long and varied, and included some great names, such as Gary US Bonds; Albert Lee; Big Bill Morganfield; Chip Taylor; Duke Special; and many others.

We bring this same ethos to The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club to make it the best regular folk and roots music venue in Bradford.

If you have a suggestion for an artist to play here, do get in touch. We can’t promise that we’ll be able to present them, but we’ll consider all ideas.

Technical

Desk

Allen & Heath ZED-428
24 mono channels
2 dual stereo inputs with 4-band EQ
4-band EQ with 2 swept mids and in/out switch
6 auxiliary sends (2 pre, 2 post, 2 pre/post)
4 sub groups fed from each channel
Individual channel 48V phantom power
Direct output on every mono channel

Front Of House Speakers

2 x 400 Watt Mackie Active SRM450’s
2 x 600 Watt Mackie Active SRS 1500 Subwoofers

Foldback

6 x 300 Watt RCF Active ART 300A’s (4 mixes)

Lighting

The club has a limited lighting set up, with two spots directed centre front.

The Live Room supplies six 300 watt par cans with coloured gels in red, blue and violet to give the stage some warmth!

Microphones & DI’s

3 x Shure SM58
1 x Shure Beta58
2 x Shure SM57
1 x Shure Beta57
1 x Shure SM81
3 x AKG D 3700
1 x AKG D 3500
1 x AKG D112 7 piece Audio-Technica Pro Series Drum Set
3 x Peavey passive DIs
3 x Behringer Active DIs
2 x BSS AR-130 Active DIs
8 x Long boom stands
5 x KLM short telescopic boom stands
1 x KLM stand for kick drum

Rack

1 x DBX 231s Graphic Equalizer FOH
2 x DBX 231s Graphic Equalisers for monitors
Lexicon MX200 Multi Effects Processor
Alesis MidiVerb 4 effects unit
DBX 1046 Quad Compressor