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When Jools Holland says you’re ‘one of the great Blues men of our time’, you’re personally invited by Imelda May to tour with her and Sir Paul McCartney invites you to record with him at Abbey Road you must be doing something right! Big Boy Bloater is the man in question and his unique brand of contemporary R&B is starting to make quite an impact!
Currently touring the UK with his band ‘The Limits’, Big Boy Bloater plays main support to Joanne Shaw Taylor on Saturday August 26th. Their acclaimed new album “Luxury Hobo” has been garnering praise from all quarters for its dark narrative, catchy tunes and superb musicianship. Their energetic live show will leave you wanting more, so get down early…
Doors 8 pm
£10 + BF from seetickets
Under The Influence presents
+ Black Lime
When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over audiences.
Ever since then, from multiple sold out tours up and down the UK, to growing online hype around their sparse but eloquent releases, they’ve done just that, becoming a major success story on the independent circuit.
And while staying independent and playing every town and city that will have you isn’t exactly the stylish thing to do in 2016, October Drift’s irresistible combination of feedback and harmonies deserves to shake every room in the country.
With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Dot to Dot, Tramlines and Camden Rocks already under their belts alongside a cult fan base spreading the word, and a focus too few peers in their position possess, the immediate future is very bright (and very loud).
‘Brooding, personally-etched song writing’ – Clash
‘Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows’ – The Independent
‘Sugar coated power-rock’ – Q Magazine
‘Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge in to wherever they might head next’ – Gold Flake Paint
Doors 8 pm
£6 + BF from seetickets
The Adelphi open mic night is probably the longest running in Hull, and a unique hub of experimental creative talent.
Where else do you get to play through a professional 2.5k rig?
It’s the perfect place to test new material and share ideas, perfect your sound and meet other musicians. We welcome stand-ups, poets and all kinds of performers as well as musicians, of all styles and standards.
Full bands are welcome to play (you’ll need to bring along a drumkit), but do please get in touch before hand!
Come along and watch some of Hull’s finest and have a go yourself, three songs, poems, readings, rants or dances, the stage is yours.
Doors 8 pm, please arrive before 9 pm if you would like to play.
Dublin folk miscreants formerly known as Lynched
+ Lindsey Simpson
Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.
Having spent the last number of years performing as ‘Lynched’, the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name due to the unavoidable implications that it has in regards to acts of racist violence. Their new name comes from the ballad ‘False Lankum’, as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr.
The band was originally formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations.
Debut album ‘Cold Old Fire’ was recorded by Danny in ITMA in August of 2013, and although fundamentally an album of traditional Irish song, heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock n’ roll.
‘They do mark a turning point in folk… that authentic voice of the streets is back in a big way.’ – Mark Radcliffe
‘Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy… I love their music, it is just so damn good!’ – Mike Harding
‘The most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years.’ ★★★★★ – The Guardian
Lindsey Simpson is an eccentric stage performer with excellent crowd control and an eclectic mix of Blues and Country. He has an impressive list of folk festval appearances under his belt, and supported the likes of Ali Bain & Phil Cunningham, Michael Chapman and John Tamms & Barry Coop to name just a few.
His songwriting keeps audiences often silent as they listen to the stories of intrigue and messages that are put across. With a mix of old style blues, country and humorous lyrical content Lindsey is fast becoming one of the UK’s most entertaining musicians
Doors 8 pm
£9 + BF from Hull Box Office
+ Mambo Jambo
Don Kipper are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish and Greek Folk Musics to Romani music and Klezmer. While they attempt to root ourselves deeply in the traditions that surround them, they also like to bring these musical cultures together in innovative, exciting, and unusual ways that mirror London’s vibrant, cosmopolitan energy. They’re equally happy taking an intimate audience on a musical journey through Europe as we are taking their feet on a frantic journey around the dancefloor, at home both on large outdoor stages playing to a crowd of ecstatic dancers, and in sweaty tents getting the throng jumping.
Since 2013, they have released our First and Second albums, been featured on BBC Introducing and the BBC World Service, played two European Tours, and won the titles of both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands. If you like the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Taraf De Haïdouks, or Balkan Beat Box you’ll love Don Kipper!
“So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band” – Max Reinhardt, Late Junction – BBC Radio 3
“Sure to send shivers down your spine” – Songlines
“Spectacular” – Mary Ann Kennedy, World on 3
“Unbridled musical passion & virtuosic mastery” – DJ Ritu, A World in London – Resonance FM
“The true sound of our capital” – WOMAD 2017
We are very lucky tonight to have a rare Hull show from acoustic roots duo Mambo Jambo. Presenting a bit of a musical feast, they will take you on an enjoyable and intriguing musical journey, mixing sounds from around the world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. Their repertoire draws in a wide range of styles that might include Bluegrass, Latin & Caribbean New Orleans, Balkan, and more. Blending all these influences they create an upbeat rhythmic and rootsy sound all of their own – with appeal across a very wide audience.
Between the two of them they carry with them more instruments than the average orchestra! Pete on guitar, vocal, banjo, percussion, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), ukulele, accordion, suitcase (!), and Frankie on saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, vocal and lots of percussion.
Doors 8 pm
Under The Influence & Dance To The Radio present
Fire (The Unstoppable Force) + BDRMM
Bradford’s FLING provide the previously unsearched-for missing link between T-Rex and the Fat White Family. Forging together Glam Rock, Punk, and Psych with a solid sense of Northern irony and an ever-present aura of late night haziness FLING have created a sound which captivates, entertains and stands out from the crowd gaining support at Beats 1, BBC 6 Music, and a rapidly growing fanbase of ‘Flingers’.
Following a slew of home demos, and a run of their own ‘Get Flung’ night the band have teamed up with Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios (The Cribs / Pulled Apart By Horses) to record a number of new tracks to be released throughout late 2017 via Leeds indie label Dance to the Radio.
“Riotus Psych-Punk from Bradford…In a hazy smoke filled kinda way…” Clash
Born in the deep, dark, depths of Kingston Upon Hull, FIRE (THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE) play a post apocalyptic brand of dark soul garage that will break your mind and melt your soul.
From bedroom to stage in what feels like an instant, BDRMM are rapidly injecting a much-needed burst of summer freshness into Hull music, sounding like the perfect cocktail of indie-groovers Homeshake and infectious room-fillers Jaws. Having already played with the likes of Her’s, Trudy & the Romance, FEHM & Horsey, their music moves at a dreamy pace, but BDRMM’s reputation is growing at a rate that’s both alarming and satisfying.
Doors 8 pm
Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, The Mekons and Kaiser Chiefs, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy.
Alternatively loved or loathed like a yeast extract, CUD are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter on bass and Stephen Goodwin on drums.
CUD were initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987. They soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, an NME cover, massive sellout gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.
Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again and found an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade their stage.
So it is here, in 2017, that CUD are back once more to entertain us with all their singles on a full-blown tour. There is much to be grateful for.
Support is from Hull’s own avant-garde, chicken in a basket, entertainers,Black Kes. Black Kes are like if The Grumbleweeds really got in to Roxy Music, Bowie and Can and wrote songs like Bob Dylan. Witnessing is believing.
Doors 8 pm
£12 + BF from Hull Box Office
Ted Chippington + The Holy Orders
If John Peel sessions are the rock and pop equivalent of England caps, then Nightingales mainstay Robert Lloyd is in Bobby Moore territory with only Mark E Smith, David Gedge and Ivor Cutler notching up more Peel show appearances. Between 1978 and 1990 he recorded 15 Peel sessions, including eight with The Nightingales plus others with The Prefects and in other combinations before going to ground for ten years.
The Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel. The group recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles (Almost always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press) and three albums, but in the late Eighties the Nightingales stopped working but re-grouped in 2004.
After fucking about with various part timers, starry eyed wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries the group arrived at it’s current line up, which features Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson and on guitar James Smith, who Lloyd had spotted playing with Damo Suzuki.
Since restarting the group have been more productive than ever – releasing five 7″ vinyl singles, a 10″ EP and six studio albums, touring England, mainland Europe and USA numerous times, recording many radio sessions along the way.
They have been invited to play various festivals in Europe and the States, including Glastonbury and SXSW. Their “Let’s Think About Living” 45 was ‘Single Of The Week’ on BBC 6 Music and they have continued to receive regular rave reviews for their records and live shows.
“A loud, awkward, exciting live act. They were droll, surly, ace, a proper rock & roll group.” – DAVID BENNUN/MAIL ON SUNDAY, UK
“The Nightingales play a uniquely indigenous, all-encompassing brand of working class rock ‘n’ roll. Beneath the Beefheart lurch and the Stooges stomp you can hear football chants and northern soul, blues and bluebeat, folk song and country and western; even music hall and Frank Sinatra. Filter this through mainman Robert Lloyd’s own experiences, observations, temperament and talent and you’ve got music that is as original as it is uncompromising.” – BEN GRAHAM/STOOL PIGEON, UK
“The Nightingales play with rock in a manner that is sometimes difficult, belligerent and downright confusing, but never fails to be utterly compelling.” – SILENT RADIO, UK
“The ‘Gales are consistently one of the best live experiences in the country. Forty minutes segued together seamlessly, a cocktail of 60’s garage and psychedelia shaken up with krautrock. It’s heady, fresh and invigorating.” – BRIGHTON NOISE, UK
The Nightingales are touring once again with Ted Chippington, a British stand-up comedian and entertainer known for his diffident on-stage persona and West Midlands monotone. He also frequently performs his own versions of well-known songs in a similarly listless style. His relationship with The Nightingales goes back to the mid 80s, when they worked together on Ted’s single “Rockin’ With Rita (Head to Toe)”
His act is one in which the conventions of his chosen craft are routinely flouted. Chippington’s ruthless disregard for the conventions of stand-up made him a perennial outcast from the 1980s comedy scene. His act has left audiences bemused or hostile, with heckling a frequent occurrence during his performances.
His deadpan style has won him devoted followers, including Richard Herring and Stewart Lee.
Ted retired from the stage in the 1990s, reputedly because “he was becoming too popular”, but began performing again in 2007
Also on the bill are Hull’s own The Holy Orders. Their combination of strong songs, melodies, massive amounts of energy and huge dynamics has gained them a reputation as a ferocious live act.
Tom Robinson has championed the band saying: “Just when you’ve had it with Strokes/Interpol/Editors soundalikes along come The Holy Orders and restore your faith in indie guitar music”
He invited them onto The Tom Robinson Show on BBC 6music to play a session and, as well as playing them on his listener requested Now Playing show, they were his choice of new band when he selected his pick of songs on BBC 6music’s The First Time.
Doors 8 pm
Under The Influence presents
Ben Ottewell (Gomez)
Playing hit singles, classics, and new material from his 3rd solo album “A Man Apart”
Little Blue Thula + Bobby Joyce
As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, “Gomez’s not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell”. And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, “[his] voice is not of this world.”
Ottewell released his first solo album Shapes & Shadows (ATO) in 2011, Since then, Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful solo tours across the UK, US and Australia.
LITTLE BLUE THULA are a Meta modern Alt. Country Duo. Taking influence from Elliott Smith to Hank Williams, the music of the band varies from sad folk to Americana to blues.
Forming in the summer of 2017 the band have been playing none stop from open mics to festivals, with plans to record an EP before the end of the year.
A fixture on the Hull music scene for over 20 years, BOBBY JOYCE delivers powerful melodies and well crafted songs.
Doors 8 pm
Monday 23 – The Sounds of Black Uhuru with Mykal Rose + DJ support from Easy Skankin, Get Down, Champion Sounds. £20 + Bf from Hull Box Office
Tuesday 24 – Youth Music Night. Live performance and music night hosted by St.Mikes Youth Club
Wednesday 25 – Mat’s Birthday!!
Friday 27 – Residents Association. £3 otd
Saturday 28 – Under The Influence presents Itch (King Blues Unplugged) + Louise Distras. £10 + BF from seetickets and Hull Box Office
Sunday 29 – Boss Kitty presents Undo + Adore//Repel + Henrietta Lacks. £4 otd
Monday 30 – Musicians Night. Free entry
Tuesday 31 – Hull Heard and Hull’s New Breed Halloween Special with Marx + Rotting Monarchs + Measure Of Disorder + RUNoffthestatic. £4 otd / £2 if you bring a donation for Hull Foodbank.
Wednesday November 1 – Smash It Up presents Dead Frequency + Fallen Idol + Unwired Society. £6 otd
Thursday 2 – We Are Awayke presents Funke And The Two Tone Baby + Rosemary’s Baby + Flora Greysteel. £7 + Bf from Hull Box Office
Friday 3 – The Furrow Collective. £12 + BF from Hull Box Office
Thursday 9 – Crooked Weather + The Froot + Tim Mellins. £6 otd / £5 adv from crookedweather
Friday 10 – Holy Moly & The Crackers. £12 otd / adv from Hull Box Office soon
Saturday 11 – private party
Tuesday 14 – Fallen Idol single launch. Plus Follow Deep + DJ support. £4 otd / £3 adv from Fallen Idol
Wednesday 15 – Under The Influence presents Rascalton + Brosnan + Elwhaeko. £5 + BF from seetickets
Friday 17 – Under The Influence presents Maia + supports. £7 + BF from seetickets. Rescheduled from April 20, all original tickets remain valid.
Saturday 18 – The Burning Hell. £7 + BF from Hull Box Office
Thursday 23 – Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels + Pfaff
Wednesday 29 – Euros Childs (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci). £12 + BF from Hull Box Office
Sunday December 3 – Schwervon! + “DJ Need a Stack” (Bob Nastanovich)
Friday 8 – Nick Harper & the Wilderness Kids + Loudhailer Electric Company. £10 + BF from Hull Box Office
Saturday 9 – Black Kes present JT’s 40th Birthday Party. Music from Black Kes + Graham Graham Beck + Mr Sneaks. Free entry
Thursday 14 – Boss Kitty Christmas party