Matt Bowman (The Pigeon Detectives)


Matt Bowman is the frontman of Leeds’ chart-topping indie-rockers The Pigeon Detectives. Over their career the band has had a platinum selling top 3 record (‘Wait for Me’), the Gold Selling follow-up ‘Emergency’ and played a number of huge shows and festivals including two sold out nights at Millennium Square in Leeds.  He’s coming to Live at Leeds 2019 to showcase some new solo material as well as knocking out some Pigeon Detectives classics. 

Emily Pilbeam (BBC Music Introducing)


Emily Pilbeam is a radio presenter, producer, team assistant and DJ. Emily first started working in radio when she volunteered at her local hospital radio station back when she was 15. Fast forward three years, she landed herself a job working as a team assistant for BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire and since then has gone on to work as a team assistant for BBC Introducing in Humberside, BBC Introducing in North Yorkshire and Radio 1.

Last year, she landed her own presenting job on BBC Radio Leeds with the Monday Night Mixtape, has presented shows on across other local radio stations, and has presented shows on BBC Radio 6 Music. She has experience in working in events, putting on her own shows, and has a regular DJ slot at Oporto on Thursday nights, as well as DJ’ing at Belgrave and Headrow House.