Yellow Goose Dance

a new experience in music and dance

"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 seven piece live band plays 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.

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.


We are also now offering a stripped-down, acoustic version of the full band, with or without dance tuition, and we are keen to offer this to a range of community and voluntary groups and agencies to support your social events and contribute to your fundraising. Give us a call and we will try and work something out. See our community page for more info. 


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


"THE BEST NIGHT OUT I HAVE EVER HAD'




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

Puzzle Hall Inn

On the outside stage. Free entrance, hat collection.


  • Date: 12/11/2022 20:00
  • Location: Puzzle Hall Inn, Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, UK (Map)

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Past Events

TitleDateLocation
Golden Lion 04 Nov 2022The Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Todmorden OL14 6LZ
Yellow Goose Dance + Swing Dance Leeds @ Small Seeds 22 Oct 2022Small Seeds, Huddersfield
Yellow Goose Dance + Trio Coucou 12 Mar 2022Small Seeds, Huddersfield
Yellow Goose + Fowl 19 Dec 2021Small Seeds, Huddersfied
Yellow Goose Dance 14 - Latin Special 19 Sep 2020Northern Quarter, 28-30 Wood St, Huddersfield HD1 1DU, UK
Yellow Goose Dance - Summer Ball 11 Jul 2020The Gas Club, Gasworks St, Huddersfield HD1 6AF, UK
Yellow Goose Dance 12 - It's a Spring Thing 02 May 2020Marsden Mechanics, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW, UK
Yellow Goose Dance - A Swinging Christmas 07 Dec 2019Bates Mill, Colne Road Entrance, Huddersfield HD1 3DX
Yellow Goose Dance 10 - Latin Night 21 Sep 2019Northern Quarter, 28-30 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU
Emley Show 03 Aug 2019Factory Farm, Emley Moor, Huddersfield, HD8 9TE
Wood St-Ock 28 Jul 2019Northern Quarter, 28-30 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU
HEART Centre 20 Jul 2019Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre Bennett Rd, Leeds LS6 3HN
Yellow Goose Dance 9 - A Foxy Trot 04 May 2019Bates Mill, Huddersfield
Community is it.

Community is central to what we do, connecting people through music and dance. During the pandemic we missed playing music together really badly, and we missed the joy of a room full of people laughing and dancing together. As soon as it was possible to meet again we started doing so as a smaller group, outside at first but more recently indoors. The songs work really well with just three voices, and acoustic guitar and/or ukulele, sometimes with a sax and some percussion too.

We are now keen to offer this smaller version of the band for the benefit of all beings, and in particular for smaller events that promote the kinds of causes we believe in and support people who maybe find it more difficult to access mainstream events. If you are launching a community orchard, responding to the climate emergency, working with hearing or sight impaired people, learning disabilities, starting a repair shop, or you just want a party in your living room do please get in touch and we will try and work out how we can help.

In fact if you have any ideas about how Yellow Goose, large or small, can help your community, we want to hear them.


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 https://www.tristandance.com/

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.

  • Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

Electronic Press Kit

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 7 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"

Look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXenelvkp74

Listen: https://yellowgoosedance.bandcamp.com/releases

Website: https://www.yellowgoose.dance

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yellowgoosedance/

Gallery: https://www.yellowgoose.dance/gallery

Contact: e: info@yellowgoose.dance    t: (+44) 7717 743059


Phil Russell

Guitar, ukulele, vocals

Band leader and songwriter

Sean Leonard

Lead Vocals

Jess Baker

Lead Vocals, Guiro

Tom Merry

Drums

Mathew Sugden

Bass guitar

James Wood

Tenor Sax

Tristan Edgar

Dance Teacher

Rob Crisp

Saxophone