A warm welcome from York's first community co-operative pub...

Monday night is Open Mic night at the Golden Ball. And what's more, it's hosted by the lovely Tom Beer from Bull (...when he's not swanning off on tour).

Play a max of three songs and get a free drink for your trouble. They also have a house guitar, so just rock up and play.

Tom Beer

Host with the most - Tom Beer

Ned at The Golden Ball

Ned at The Golden Ball

A great mix of performances, both solo and group, original songs, covers, and spoken word.

It was a real buzz to play there and the reception for all acts was fab. This must be one of the friendliest places to play in York.