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 WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF MOOK

House of Mook Studios, Authorpe Road, Leeds LS6 4JB Tel. 0113 230 4008
mail@mookhouse.ndo.co.uk

t's all about space at Leeds' HOUSE OF MOOK studios: Even our smallest rehearsal room can comfortably accomodate most 4-piece bands (and if there's more of you, or you've got loads of gear, then why not try one of the bigger rooms?) Our layout is such that all rooms are spaced well apart, enabling you to concentrate on your own music without having to battle it out with the band next door! Click to peek inside.

All rooms include vocal PA and 2 mics as standard, with backline, drums, additional mics and generous lock up gear units available as extras.

Our road is opposite Meanwood Waitrose, and the East of Arcadia Bar - (click here for maps), which is a short drive from the centre of Headingley, and about 10 minutes from the city centre. Or if you're coming by bus, we're on the 51 and 55 routes (the 38, 71 and 91 also pass close by).

Basic room hire is from 7 to 9 per hour, but we offer discounted rates (three hours for the price of two) for daytime rehearsal sessions until 6pm every day and for block bookings (10 hours + in a week).

To book, give us a buzz on 0113 230 4008. or email chief mookman Phil direct here.

VISIT OUR NEWS PAGE TO CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT SESSION AVAILABILITY AND OUR REHEARSAL OR RECORDING PAGES FOR A RUNDOWN OF ALL OUR SERVICES (current prices in effect from 14th April 2009)

 More about our location...

We're in the heart of Meanwood, a few minutes drive from Headingley, 10 mins from the city centre, and only 5 minutes from the Ring Road for those of you coming from further afield. The local amenities include the aforementioned East of Arcadia, 3 supermarkets (the brand new Waitrose, plus an Aldi and Netto!). There are also several cafes, a cashpoint, a chippy, a couple of Chinese take-aways, a couple of pizza/curry take-aways, a KFC, a taxi rank opposite the Waitrose site, and a Bargain Booze shop in the vicinity (don't worry, we recycle your empties!! - see below).

 MOOK RECORDS of LEEDS
The studios are home to independent label, MOOK RECORDS. Mook's releases include "Quiet Places" by Samsa, the "La Luminol" EP by Wrinkle (the band the Jarman Twins were in before forming The Cribs), "Donny Rednecks" and "Caravan" by Percy (who included original Housemartin Hugh Whitaker on drums), and 2 albums. 2 EPs and a 7" single by Rudolf Rocker (with writer and League of Gentlemen member Jeremy Dyson on keyboards). Rudolf Rocker contributed the song "Voodoo Lady" to the second League of Gentlemen series and the original version of the song appears on their "Cellar Tapes" CD. Mook has also released an album and EP by Pop Threat, whose debut was a big big favourite of former Never Mind The Buzzcocks man Sean Hughes, and Percy's "Donny Rednecks" was Single Of The Week with Steve Lamacq, whilst their "Caravan", Samsa's "Quiet Places", much of Rudolf Rocker's music, and the Wrinkle EP all picked up Radio 1 play courtesy of the mighty, and now very sorely missed, John Peel.

 In need of refreshment?...

Our Tea, Coffee and Sugar is now all Fair Trade.
We also sell bottles of water, assorted cans of pop, packets of crisps and chocolate bars.

 THE MOOKHOUSE IS A GREEN HOUSE

 SEE THE MOOK CATALOGUE


LINKS TO OTHER LEEDS AND MOOK RECOMMENDED SITES (add your link here)

 

visit the PERCY WEBSITE (with free MP3 samples)

Follow the SAMSA trail

check out CHARM magazine online,

top Leeds venue THE JOSEPH'S WELL, listings and info.

LIVE IN LEEDS: John Keenan of The Duchess fame's own informative site.

LEEDS MUSIC SCENE

AQUAMARINE: Groovy online fanzine

THE ORGAN: The website of the famous fanzine - now a nationally available magazine.

leeds365: Essential online guide to the fair city of Leeds.

Some highly recommended punks & noisesmiths!!:

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DUMBSODA

BRACING ED

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