In my opinion, the best band in Hull at the minute is Drypool.
I have seen all the rest -Diablo, Turismo, The Raywells, The favours etc. etc. Yawn, Yawn.
I mean these bands tout themselves as original.
C'mon, some cover bands are more original than this lot.
Drypool are tight, musically creative and no two songs sound alike.
I really recommend them as a must-see band above all others on the local scene this year.
They haven't had a great deal of coverage in the mail recently but then those who follow the local music scene will know that the Hull Daily Mails entertainment writers are intensely biased and wouldn't know a good song if it knocked on the door, said Hello, I'm a good song. I've just graduated from the university of good songs and am currently living in the city of good songs.
A vote for Drypool is a vote for great music, so check out their website for upcoming gigs.
I do know that they are entering The Battle of the Bands in March at the Sprighead pub in Willerby so get there and see them rock!
Oh, by the way, the Hull Daily Mail sponsored Talent Trail is SOOOOOO RUBBISSHH!!!!
If you want to hear karaoke, pop into your local any night of the week or tune into the dreadfully awful Pop Idol and watch some poor guy/gal have a manufactured number one and then get dropped like a hot pebble the week after because the next poop! idol series has started.
Music Reviews - Die for, Silence in the Streets, Mourning Wood -
Adelphi 23rd December By Marcus Lewis
I, like many others, began the night with disappointment at the news that The Freaks Union were unavailable to play, after being on the bill.
However, it was two days before Christmas and I was determined to have my drinks and enjoy some live talent.
I understood the bulk of the bands were ..
Music Reviews - SIT UP and Listen to Riley by Cilla
Dave Robertson, Riley song writer has a way with words. You can just hear a ghost of a twang of his Liverpudlian accent come through.
Just enough to melt one or two hearts, I suspect. And the tunes? Well, I can't stop listening. They stick in your brain.
Sit Up, the single from their new EP is, to me, their most memorable song.
The lyrics are simple; like the Sunday morning when you woke up ..
Music Reviews - Miss Black America at the Adelphi Wednesday 10th December
I was as always, in a blind panic - half an hour to get ready (unheard of - and a girl my age needs time to apply the slap!) - late news that Miss Black America were playing at the Adelphi - tonight - the band that apparently John Peel (my hero) had heralded as 'the next big thing' ... and the batteries for the camera still hadn't recharged from the its last outing ....
Late again, but the Adelphi was really heaving - obviously more people read the Daily Mail..
Music Reviews - DJ DEFUNKT AND BEATMASTER WRIGHT at the Adelphi by Carolyn
Now then all! As usual a review or two from me - better late than never!! I hope that you are all well and have been partying hard to get into the Christmas Spirit this year.
It's been a busy year, especially for all those involved in thisisull.com. It has literally gone from huge to massive for this website and there have been some fantastic events covered by all the reviewers.
Music Reviews - Shindigg/Silence in the Streets/Build Up to Nothing/Killer of Saints/The Flatmates
by Eammon Chirdlich - Sunday 30th Nov.
I arrived at the Adelphi with some trepidation - an afternoon of live music with five bands, only one of which I'd seen live before and from their names, it sounded like a real mixed bag. Nevertheless, I paid my three pounds and prepared..
Music Reviews - Sidewinder, still life and Martyn Wharrie Adelphi Club 20th November
by Cilla and Mo
We started off the evening badly by arriving late at the gig. Shame on us, we missed most of the first performance. However, what I did hear made me want to listen. Mo came along too and he was knocked out - by all the musicians we saw. I think he thought I was exaggerating when I raved about still life and Sidewinder in my last review - until he saw for himself.
Music Reviews - Silhouette Club - Friday 14th November 12 Inch Thumpers Tour - Headlining: Jason Nawty
I've decided that I want to write this review anonymously. The reasons for this I'll try to make clear:
I'm sorry, Silhouette, but your staff are the worst 'team' my friends and I have come across in Hull. Your doorstaff act like untrained monkeys, your bar staff walk around like they work in a funeral parlour and the only member of staff who was very pleasant and witty was the cloakroom attendant.
Music Reviews - Silhouette club, Shaun Ryder DJ at the Tube indie night by Allen Miles
Cilla suggested that I go with a friend down to the Silhouette club in Park Street on Saturday night, to see the
infamous ex-Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder DJ at the Tube indie night. A fine idea.
For those of you who have never been, silhouette is quite a small club which is centered by it's massive dance floor, surrounding this is a concourse which forms the rest of the main room of the club.
Music Reviews - still life and Sidewinder play the Welly Club Late Nite Line-up 13th November By Cilla.
A fabulous live band. Honestly, I feel so privileged to have seen these guys right now. They're tight. They're all connected by an invisible thread.
They kind of flow into each other - I guess its what you might call synergie. I've got to say they seem to have it all - even pyrotechnics!
Music Reviews - Stereophonics & Tim Burgess Hull Arena 10/11/2003.
By Nick Quantrill
I'm not quite sure why I was actually at the gig in the first place. I think it was the fact the gig was actually in Hull. With Hull suffering from an acute shortage of larger venues, you kind of get accustomed to either travelling around the country to see bands or catching them at small venues on their way up or sometimes down.