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Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys

Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys Volume 1
Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys Volume 2 book cover

Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys is a series of books and CDs that tell the story of music scene of Bradford and the surrounding areas, including Keighley and Halifax, from the 1960s onwards.


Volume One covers the years 1967 to 1987, Volume 2 continues the history between 1988 and 1998. Gary and Matt are working on Volume 3 which will continue the story from 1999 to 2009. The new book will be published to coincide with Bradford becoming City of Culture in 2025.

The books contain hundreds of 'rock family trees' naming thousands of local musicians and bands, covering a whole range of musical styles.

They feature individual profiles of hundreds of bands and artists and many local clubs and venues. Every page is packed with photos, articles, posters and images from the periods and cover a massive range of musical styles from pop and rock to folk and blues to indie and punk to hardcore and doom metal to the dance scene.

The first four CDs are packaged in the CD set The Music 1967-87, CD five is entitled The Missing Music and collects some of the tracks that were not found in time to be released with the first book. It’s the same story with CD 6, The Missing Music 2 1972-1987The Missing Music 3 and 4 double CD compilation, which showcases music not featured on the previous CDs and covers the whole period of both books. Missing Music 3/4 was released as a double CD set in May 2014 and is available from Amazon, and our usual outlets.

CDs 7-12 are comprised as the 6 CD box set, The Music 1988-1998, which was released alongside Bradford’s Noise Of The Valleys Volume 2 1988-1998, in November 2013.

The Missing Music 6 was released in November 2019, The Missing Music 7 and the first of our Leeds Noise Of The Valleys CDs were released in June 2023.

The latest additions to the Bradford Noise CD collection are The Missing Music 8 and Leeds Noise Of The Valleys CD2, released in March 2024.

Check out the fabulous CD collection, all available at special website only prices!

This site accepts payment by PayPal only and items will be posted out within a couple of days.

Bradford Noise 16 Missing Music 6 label
Available for live appearances, talks, quizes and etc...

Authors Gary Cavanagh and Matt Webster have also made several appearances at venues including pubs, clubs, libraries and festivals giving a talk peppered with audio clips of various bands and acts covered in the books and are available to do a talk tailored to a particular era or genre. 

There was even a Bradford's Noise Of The Valleys Local Music Pub Quiz, to great acclaim!

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