Yellow Goose Dance

a new experience in music and dance

The Yellow Goose Experience

"I found out about your wonderful gig quite by accident and had a brilliant time - like an intimate evening wedding reception with dance lessons"

Yellow Goose Dance brings you a whole new experience in live music and dance. A ten piece live band made up of some of the regions finest musicians play catchy, original songs, with sweet harmonies, rock solid beats and sizzling horn section. Add to this an experienced dance teacher to walk you through basic moves to a wide range of Latin and Ballroom dances. A great night out.

Learn to Samba, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Charleston, Foxtrot, Waltz and many more. Dress fancy and wear slippery shoes. Be prepared to find your hips.

“Dance like a lunatic, like you don’t care, dance like there’s nobody there”



Throughout the year we promote events in a range of locations across the region. Keep in touch via our mailing list to get notifications or just watch this space for upcoming events

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Yellow Goose Dance 14 - Latin Special

Our annual Latin-fest. Sweaty and intimate. Throbbing. Details to follow

  • Date: 19/09/2020 23:30 - 10/03/2020 16:59
  • Location: Northern Quarter, 28-30 Wood St, Huddersfield HD1 1DU, UK (Map)

Past Events

Title Date Location
Yellow Goose Dance - Summer Ball 11 Jul 2020 The Gas Club, Gasworks St, Huddersfield HD1 6AF, UK
Yellow Goose Dance 12 - It's a Spring Thing 02 May 2020 Marsden Mechanics, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW, UK
Yellow Goose Dance - A Swinging Christmas 07 Dec 2019 Bates Mill, Colne Road Entrance, Huddersfield HD1 3DX
Yellow Goose Dance 10 - Latin Night 21 Sep 2019 Northern Quarter, 28-30 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU
Emley Show 03 Aug 2019 Factory Farm, Emley Moor, Huddersfield, HD8 9TE
Wood St-Ock 28 Jul 2019 Northern Quarter, 28-30 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU
HEART Centre 20 Jul 2019 Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre Bennett Rd, Leeds LS6 3HN
Yellow Goose Dance 9 - A Foxy Trot 04 May 2019 Bates Mill, Huddersfield


If you are looking for a truly unique twist to your wedding, party, festival, wake, celebration, fundraiser or event of any kind, why not book Yellow Goose Dance?

Our fees are very reasonable and vary according to your needs. Book for the band plus a dance teacher for a full-on event, just the band, or maybe just a smaller acoustic-style ensemble. Fees are generally negotiable, and we are happy to offer discounted rates for community and charity events.

If you are looking for a wedding dance package check out our dance teacher Tristan Edgar’s studio at

We have a full PA with sound engineer and can arrange additional playlists to supplement the live band where required.

Based in Huddersfield, currently working across the North, and happy to go further afield. Whatever your needs, get in touch and we can work something out to suit you.

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  • Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

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Yellow Goose Dance serves up a unique blend of original live music and real-time dance tuition in a range of Latin & Ballroom styles, a kind of hip Strictly. A 10 piece band made up of sizzling horns, sumptuous harmonies and sinuous dance moves combining seamlessly into a brilliant night-out. Formed in late 2015 from a range of highly experienced and hugely talented musicians from the region they have sold out a series of self-promoted events, played at weddings, parties, festivals and events across the region. Dress fancy and wear slippery shoes. It’s a sweaty and joyous experience.

Yellow Goose is the bastard brainchild of Phil Russell, longtime composer, musician and songwriter of a string of eccentric, wildly catchy and infectiously rhythmic tunes. He went to learn how to dance and figured he could do better. In cahoots with dance teacher Tristan Edgar, and a marvellous bunch of musicians, he did.

"I found out about your wonderful gig quite by accident and had a brilliant time - like an intimate evening wedding reception with dance lessons"

"The best night out I have EVER had"






Contact: e:    t: (+44) 7717 743059

The Band

Phil Russell

Guitar, ukulele, vocals

Band leader and songwriter

Sean Leonard

Lead Vocals

Jess Baker

Lead Vocals, Guiro

Maggie O'Keeffe

Percussion, vocals

Ryan Slater

Keys, guitar, vocals

Tom Merry


Mathew Sugden

Bass guitar

Chris Ruffoni


Dave Cross

Baritone Sax

James Wood

Tenor Sax

Tristan Edgar

Dance Teacher


From time to time we run projects to include more people in the joy of singing and dancing. We are currently working on a project called Human Earth that combines short provocations about the state of the world, an animated story about the Supreme Cow and a series of quirky songs performed by our glorious, full throated band of songsters. We would be delighted to sing in your front room, at your gig, in your mums care home, your community event or your party. Just give us a call. Also, let us know if you want to get involved.
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