still life and Sidewinder play the Welly Club
Late Nite Line-up 13th November By Cilla
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Once again I have to complain at the pitiful number of people who bothered to turn up.
Not exactly encouraging is it, when you've put so much effort into something and then nobody's there to appreciate it.
I've said it before - Shame on You, Hull.
The music starts at around 11pm - hmmm, seems like a good idea to me, somewhere to go after the pub - never mind going into town to hear plastic music till your ears can't hear - for 4 quid you can get to see and hear something so good - you'll regret it when they're famous!
So, I arrived at the Welly, about 9.30, a bit apprehensive at having to do this one on my own.
Domestic circumstances (ie. having 4 children at home) meant that it was either me or Mo.
I won, then realised that unless I could recruit another body, I'd have to do it all - photos and write-up, single handed. So that's what I did.
Even desperate emails to thisisull.com's unknown music reviewers didn't summon up a partner, so I told myself not to be nervous, it'd be ok when I got there ...
I must just mention the bloke at the ticket office - what a guy .. think he could do with a couple of sense of humour pills ... not a very welcoming sort.
Maybe he had a headache or something. But the manager made up for it later with an apology and a couple of free drinks. I'll say no more.
It was nice to have already met a couple of the people I'd come to watch - James and Mike from still life came over for a chat.
And then there's Graham from Sidewinder, who I've known really for most of his life. His dad and I have been friends for years. I quickly felt at ease and actually excited about the evening. Something felt really good there.
still life and Sidewinder play the Welly Club continued
Late Nite Line-up 13th November By Cilla
I also met the rest of both bands I didn't know already. They all seemed chilled out - not much sign of any nerves to me. By 11 it was time for the entertainment to begin - to a virtually empty ballroom, but what a great opportunity for some photo's. No synthetic smoke in the air to fog everything.
I feel I need to point out that I am not a professional music reviewer. I am merely a member of the masses,. I'm rotten at comparisons and at remembering the title of the song but I do know what I like - and as far as I'm concerned, if I think it's good, then it is and vice versa! My challenge to you is to judge for yourself. And there's only one way to do that ...
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!
James smiles a lot. And he sings a lot too - really strong and never a flat note.
Their music makes you want to move - I would rather have been dancing than taking photo's, that's for sure. You know when something is so good it just makes you smile?
That was me. Loved it.
I was treated to a copy of their most recent demo cd when I met Mike and James a couple of weeks ago.
I've listened to it several times but reserved judgement until I'd actually seen them play.
After all, they want to be a real live band - respected for their ability to play their own instruments and write their own material.
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 - Turismo, Hull Adelphi, 29th September by Albert Dukes.
Being a member of Turismo must make for a busy life; What with running what is easily the best looking and informative website of Hull's bands, giving seemingly endless interviews and press releases to the Hull Daily Mail - they're also the most written about band in the locality, too.
Add to that the fact that they've recently lost a guitarist/vocalist and have introduced a fair bit of new material in their live set
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.
- 22nd August Adelphi - The Schoolgirls & Emma Rugg
The bank holiday weekend at the Adelphi club is kick started by new band, The School girls. Two guys who unfortunately sound like twenty. To quote Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity" they're the kind of second rate punk group you'd pay a months wages not to see.