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:
1. Those who know me will know this is me!
2. Those who don't know me on the scene don't know me because that's what I choose.
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. Yes, he is wasted in that place. The notices on the counter saying words to the effect of 'Help Me!' and 'Don't Feed The Animals' were clear indications of the irony this guy felt at being stuck there with only his comic brain for company. Oh, the joys of having to earn money to live!
Anyway, a review of the night (that's what I'm supposed to be doing)! Jason Nawty banged out his sounds perfectly. Hard, dirty, banging, busy and fresh, he really could have got the crowd jumping - that's if there had been a crowd! Where was everybody? A few of the usual suspects were lurking and a couple of unlikelys, too.
In the lounge I caught Mr. Markham playing and he too was uplifting. It was more punky-trancy-dancy-house - quite Italian - very good. I spoke with him afterwards. He came over and said it looked like I enjoyed his set and I wholly did! Thanks, Mr. M.
All in all the music was to whack but the crowd non-existent which brought the night down. In a club like the Silhouette, its layout means that it must be busy. The main area is a low level dance floor which you look down to if you see nothing you don't jump into oblivion! You know what I'm saying?
Sargie, Wookie, John Flower, Rachel, Barrie, Alex, Gordon, Uncle Bob, All the DJs (you were all great - but I've lost the flyer and can't remember all your names! xxx), cloakroom attendant, and last but not least, the oh, so friendly crew of The Silhouette. I'll be telling all the promoters I know, just how accommodating you are!
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.
Music Reviews - Tired of hearing the same old songs?
By Mike Richmond.
Hull is a city full of musical talent. Look at a flyer for the Adelphi any day of the week and you'll see three or four bands, the majority of them from the local area, with one thing in common. They are all playing entirely original sets.
As a musician, you face a choice early on, when you learn to play your instrument.
Music Reviews - Pave Perform at the Linnet and Lark
by Nick Quantrill
23rd October 2003
Pave were the latest band to perform on the Thursday evening session in the Linnet and Lark and showed what an exciting development they are in the local music scene. It has been far too many years since a band in the city have actually looked determined to demand that people take notice of them.
Music Reviews - Pave Perform at the Welly Club
Pave’s performance is polished. Considering the band only formed in March this year, I was staggered to see how much they’d got their act together! Such a tight, professional band. I felt reassured when I took a look at their biographies. That’s when it all fell into place.
I thought it would be hard to report on this. As I watched this band I thought, 'Its going to be impossible to be objective - impossible to stop my personal feelings coming through'. Then I realised that actually that's the whole point - music is all about personal feelings.
Music Reviews - The Fun Loving Criminals My big night out with "The Cuban drug dealer".
What a beautiful warm September evening to travel first class over the Humber bridge to Grimsby to see the wonderful fun loving criminals. As you may have guessed already, I am their Number 1 fan! I also saw them recently at the Hells Angel's Bulldog Bash, where they were superb.