Historic music studios used by Kaiser Chiefs opens for free public tours

A studios in Leeds used by Kaiser Chiefs has opened for free public tours <i>(Image: Old Chapel Music CIC)</i>
A studios in Leeds used by Kaiser Chiefs has opened for free public tours (Image: Old Chapel Music CIC)

A MUSIC studio used by bands with Bradford links including the Kaiser Chiefs and Embrace is offering free tours.

Old Chapel Music Studios in Leeds is opening its doors to the public for free organised tours every month until the end of February 2024.

As well as playing a key part in the stories of some of the city’s best known bands including the Kaiser Chiefs and Embrace, Old Chapel Music CIC - a not for profit community interest company which manages the studios in Holbeck - supports young people, up-and-coming artists and community groups, giving them access to the same facilities as established bands.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Old Chapel Music Studios in Leeds
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Old Chapel Music Studios in Leeds

Old Chapel Music Studios in Leeds (Image: Old Chapel Music CIC)

Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines, Kaiser Chiefs keyboard player, said: “Old Chapel is our musical home. Wherever we are within these walls it still feels like home.

“It’s accessible to all, it’s open to all, it’s about music for everyone. It’s a place to create, and a place to be welcomed and a place to be safe.”

Featuring never-before-seen artefacts, participants have the chance to get hands-on with instruments and recording facilities and take away photo mementos from their visit.

The tours run at 11.30am and 2.30pm on the last Sunday of every month. They should be booked in advance by visiting oldchapelleeds.org and going to the ‘events’ page.