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The following information is kindly supplied by Adelphi Wendy in an informative weekly email. You can join the email list by emailing her adelphi underscore wendy at yahoo dot co dot uk.

Saturday 22
Is an Ale Night. On the nights when we have no live acts/DJs on, we carry on regardless for a chat, a game or two of pool, and some top tunes. Stop by and see what’s playing on the Adelphi stereo.

Doors 8 pm, free entry, and a £1 per pint discount on real ales!

Sunday 23
Emma Kupa + Sweaty Joe
A real 90’s feel to this band with a touch of Blondie in some respects but this band are no rehash. Touring the UK this month, CHORUSGIRL bring their chirpy, bellowing bass and jingle jangle pop sound to Hull.
Chorusgirl make noisepop, blending the sounds of Lush, the Cure, The Breeders, Pulp, the Bangles, surf, girl groups, melodies, dirt, jangle and noise into a swirling & shimmering mix that spins your head until you’re dizzy. The lyrics are personal, delicate and angry, about losing and giving up, but all of that heartache and anger is layered underneath enough noisy rubble and happy fizz.

High energy rock and roll outfit SWEATY JOE have been working tirelessly on their sound and gigging in the local area since October last year. Which has earned them a spot at The Sesh most recently. A bit of a psychedelic, traditional 50’s rock n roll sound at times with powerful vocals and pounding drums that give them a unique edge that defines the band’s sound.

EMMA KUPA is very busy at the moment, not only is she touring to promote her own material, she is also in the Hayman Kupa Band with former lead singer (Darren Hayman) of 90’s/early 00’s band Hefner and also in the band Mammouth Penguins. Comparisons for Emma come in the form of Kimya Dawson but that is just a small aspect of a varied style which you are going to love.

This will be an awesome night so don’t miss out.

Doors 8 pm

£4 otd

Monday 24
Musicians Night
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.

Free entry

Tuesday 25
White Feathers Against The Wind
A performance of silent flm, live music, spoken word, theatre and visual art. A manifesto against the war and the arms trade. A call for peace, a shout out to support non-violence and pacifism.

This event has FREE ENTRY, however we recommend you to book a ticket at

Organised by War Stops Here.
War Stops Here are a group of ordinary people from Hull and elsewhere who want to build peace and eco-justice, through opposing the arms trade and creating alternatives to war. They are organising a Hull response to the massive DSEI arms fair, and a group are planning to travel to London to join the week of action. You can find them on facebook at

Doors 7 pm

Free entry

Wednesday 26
The Dead Rat Orchestra featuring Lisa Knapp perform
a live film and soundtrack performance of the film by James Holcombe

The Dead Rat Orchestra (DRO) take the concept of the live film score to a new level with their acclaimed score to James Holcombe’s 2015 Tyburnia film, documenting the history of public hangings in Britain (and named after Tyburn, the site of execution in central London).

They will be joined by groundbreaking singer Lisa Knapp, one of the UK’s finest interpreters of song. Her new album has received rave reviews (5 stars from The Guardian) and charted in the Independent Albums top 40.

James Holcombe will use six projectors and locally sourced footage and stories to create a new live cut of the film for each venue.

DRO and Lisa Knapp will breath new life into broadside ballads and peculiar and rare songs by, or for, those condemned to ‘dance the Tyburn jig’. One of the UK’s most innovative ensembles their gritty, rough hewn interpretations and dextrous multi-instrumentalism has taken them across Europe, North America and the Middle East. They have toured with artists as diverse as Martin Carthy, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Pere Ubu, Silver Mount Zion, Eric Chenaux, Silver Apples and Baby Dee and composed works for the London Contemporary Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the Ukranian Conservertoire.

See a video sample of Tyburnia here

Doors 8 pm

£8 + BF from Hull Box Office

Thursday 27
Boss Kitty presents
Kamikaze Girls
Three Day Millionaires + RUNoffthestatic
KAMIKAZE GIRLS want you to know that it’s okay to be sad. Since 2014 the Riot Grrrl duo, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson, have used music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health. Their aim has always been to show their strength and solidarity to other young people in the same position, through their vitriolic fuzz-rock and to work alongside other bands in the scene to help stamp out gender stereotypes in music for good.
Kamikaze Girls aren’t afraid to speak what’s on their mind, and are emblazoned with passion at every turn.
This a band unafraid to lay their insecurities bare for all the world to see, and they’re inviting you to join them.
The sound is an amalgamation of their own pop sensibilities and 90s Riot Grrrl, citing the likes of Bikini Kill, L7 and Sleater Kinney as their main inspiration.

‘demonstrating that a heavy metal record can also be surprisingly poignant.’ – Music Existence.

‘sounding like the unruly offspring of Cancer Bats and early Funeral For A Friend that has been put into care with Refused.’ – Already Heard

‘This is the band that will change the face of punk, not just in England but everywhere’ – Unsigned and Unleashed

RUNOFFTHESTATIC are a four-headed dragon masquerading as a four piece punk band from grey-cloud-covered Hull. They play catchy pop songs and shall bring joy to this land once more.

Doors 8 pm

£3 otd

Friday 28
Residents Association 6th Birthday
Would you believe that The Residents have been meeting every month for SIX YEARS!!?

As always there will be a mint selection of DJs to keep you dancing and grooving.
And there will be 50 free CDs to the first 50 people through the door.

The only difference this month, even though it’s their birthday, The Residents are giving you the gift of £1 ENTRY!!

Doors 8 pm

£1 otd

Saturday 29
The Raywells
Fallen Idol + King’s Horses
Re-born with an exciting new line up, The Raywells remain as authentic and energetic as ever! A no nonsense crowd pleasing get yer rocks off kinda band, it’s plain to see that The Raywells love doing what they do.

The new incarnation makes its Adelphi debut tonight.

The band established a loyal following in their home city first time around and gained national exposure performing sell out gigs around the UK, with regular appearances on BBC radio and TV, ITV and Sky.

However, after a successful tour of California, the four founding members took the difficult decision to put the band on hold to explore the world and do their own thing.

With his unique vocal range and an undoubted talent for being the star of the show, front man Lee Pedge remained a familiar figure on the local music scene, completing a number of solo projects and a Music Performance degree at Leeds Metropolitan University.

After enlisting Pat Gradwell (guitar) and Mikey Scott (drums) the new look line-up was completed with the addition of Will Blake (bass) and Pete Preece (keyboards) and The Raywells were re-born.

Returning to the local festival circuit during summer 2016 and with a successful acoustic tour supporting US singer songwriter Alan Merrill under their belt, the band are looking forward to announcing more dates in early 2017 following the release of their single Indigo Kidz.

Fans will not be disappointed. The music remains original, authentic and from the heart. Each song maintains a unique identity. Energetic vocals, raw guitar driven hooks fused on to a solid backbone of bass and drums. The result – foot stomping rocking beats that elevate the soul and make you feel alive!

Doors 8 pm

£4 otd

Sunday 30
Ardent Music Promotions presents
System Paralysis
Nour + Killer Of Kings
Combining genres like Metal, Ska and Reggae with strong Punk undertones, SYSTEM PARALYSIS have a distinctive sound which delivers powerfully on the stage.
Since forming in 2010, System Paralysis have conquered their local punk scene in Hull. They have played alongside bands such as: ‘English Dogs’, ‘UK Subs’, ‘Random Hand’, ‘Stiff Little Fingers’, ‘Leather Face’, and supported the ‘Freaks Union’ reunion-gig in 2015. Meanwhile they have performed at prestigious festivals such as: ‘Humber Street Sesh’, ‘Swinefest’, and ‘Tribfest’, each time with a brilliant reception. System Paralysis have also aired on local, national and international radio stations including: ‘Real Punk Radio’, ‘TNS Records Radio’ and ‘BBC Introducing’.

NOUR are a three-piece alternative/punk band from Hull. combining years of individual experience within the music scene this up and coming band is not one to miss

KILLER OF KINGS are a Hull based 4 piece heavy metal/ rock band who’s interests include “Smashing ‘stuff up, Making heavy music and having a laugh with the boys”
After their debut at The New Adelphi Club showcasing their heavy riffs, superb onstage presence and ability to get a crowd moving it was obvious this is a band with the ability to put on a night you won’t soon forget

Doors 8 pm

£6 otd

Monday 31 – Musicians Night. Free entry

Tuesday August 1 – Smash It Up presents Shatterhand + Panda Lasagne + Henrietta Lacks. £4 otd
Monday 7 – Musicians Night. Free entry
Friday 11 – Lockdown presents Audacity Summer Soundclash. £5 otd
Saturday 12 – Hull Heard Adelphi Fundraiser with The Schoolgirls + Flowers of Eden + Growss + Nour. £4 / £3 otd
Monday 14 – Musicians Night. Free entry
Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 – Adelphi Festival
Monday 21 – Musicians Night. Free entry
Thursday 24 – Under The Influence presents The Lafontaines + Brosnan. £6 + BF from seetickets
Saturday 26 – Smash It Up presents 2 Sick Monkeys + RUNoffthestatic + Nothing’s Happening. £6 otd
Friday 25 – Residents Association. £3 otd
Sunday 27 – Sam Coe & The Long Shadows. £7.50 + BF from seetickets
Monday 28 – Musicians Night. Free entry
Thursday 31 – Curtis Eller’s American Circus. £10 otd

Saturday September 2 – Hull School of Art & Design presents Bob & Roberta Smith and the Apathy Band. £5 + BF from Hull Box Office
Monday 4 – Too Fast Promotions presents And Yet It Moves + Avalanche Party + Dead Hormones + Pillgrinns. £5 otd
Tuesday 5 – Neon Waltz. £6 + BF from seetickets
Wednesday 6 – Screaming Tarts presents Dick Valentine (Electric Six). £8 + BF from seetickets
Tuesday 12 – Simon Finn + Harpoon Group + The Doomed Bird Of Providence
Wednesday 13 – Screaming Tarts presents The Rails. £12 + BF from seetickets
Saturday 16 – We Are Awayke presents Nina Harries + The Dyr Sister + Savage Hercules. £7 otd
Friday 22 – Screaming Tarts presents The Main Grains + Deadaudiosaints + Fallen Fields. £8 + BF from seetickets
Saturday 23 – Under The Influence presents Little Barrie. cancelled
Sunday 24 – The Homesick. Matinee performance, doors 2 pm.
Saturday 30 – Pure West Promotions presents David Cronenberg’s Wife + Black Kes + Washing Machine Repair Man. £5 + BF from Hull Box Office

Wednesday October 4 – Under The Influence presents Sløtface. £7 + BF from seetickets
Friday 6 – Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts. £12 – tickets available soon
Saturday 7 – Easy Skankin. £3 otd
Saturday 14 – Screaming Tarts presents Big Boy Bloater and the Limits. £10 + BF from seetickets
Tuesday 17 – Lankum (ex Lynched) from Dublin. £10 – tickets available soon
Thursday 19 – Under The Influence & Dance To The Radio present Fling. £5 + BF from seetickets and lunatickets
Friday 20 – Cud. £12 + BF from Hull Box Office
Saturday 21 – The Nightingales + Ted Chippington.

Thursday 2 November – We Are Awayke presents Funke And The Two Tone Baby + Rosemary’s Baby
Friday 3 – The Furrow Collective. £12 – tickets available soon
Friday 10 – Holy Moly & The Crackers
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

Sunday 3 December – Schwervon! + “DJ Need a Stack” (Bob Nastanovich)