On Bank Holiday Monday Silhouette hosted a twelve-band extravaganza organized by James Applewhite
featuring one of the best local line-ups since some small scale gathering of Hulls finest in January.
There were also various festival stalls, with clothes and accessories from NSO and
politically motivated campaign stalls from the Green Party and the Legalize Cannabis Campaign.
Also there was food being sold from inside the club; I am told that the sandwiches were particularly tasty.
On a hot day there was always a good possibility that the general public would avoid clubbing
during the day in favour of sunning themselves in the parks.
Would the lure of twelve bands
for six quid prove tempting enough?
Thankfully through extensive promoting and an ingenious flyer system, a steady stream of
people entered the venue right up until the early hours of the morning.
At half past one in the afternoon, up and coming three-piece, The Vels opened with a promising
though all too short set.
Watch out for these boys I hear they have acquired a drummer and are steadily making waves with
their intelligent lyrics and catchy tunes.
Having started playing at the open mic night at Adelphi they have quickly progressed to playing
venues such as Music Man and Piper Club.
Second on the bill were The Johnsons, the lively four-piece made a lot of new fans that day.
I lost count of the people I heard congratulating them on their efforts.
Let's hope all this adulation results in maximum gig attendance.
Next was a rare early slot, for one of the most accomplished bands on the local circuit.
The Fifty- Nine Violets played early on because they had to drive to Rotherham for another gig that day.
After all the hard work and many gigs it'll be a cold day in Adelphi when you don't see the
best from the Barton lads.
The album Prime Numbers released earlier this year is packed full of fantastic songs.
Today they treated the growing crowd to a great rendition of almost the whole album.
Stand out tracks are still Fields, Silver Sea and Dirty Water but the final flourishes of
Yeah Yeah Yeah were awesome.
Music Reviews - Pozition Night Club Rock Night - Wednesday 18th May 05 By Michelle Dee
After witnessing another fantastic performance by Ernest at the Adelphi last Wednesday I
decided to accept an invitation to the Pozition night club on George Street.
I paid the three pounds entry fee and received in return a little ticket informing
me that I was female; so far so good.
I walked into a large industrial style arena
Music Reviews - Saturday 28th May - The Rakes at Yo-Yo - Jumping For Victory By Andrew Coe 6 Page Photo Gallery By Darren Rogers
NME favourites The Rakes came to Hull and conquered with their choppy,
wire-like guitar riffs and a front man who can't keep still.
If The Rakes frontman Alan Donohoe were still at school, he'd be
told off repeatedly for fidgeting in class. For the duration of the band's 12-song set
at Yo-Yo at The Welly, Hull on Saturday night
Music Reviews - Saturday 21st May 05 - Under The Influence Presents Mystery Jets at the New Adelphi By Emily
Photo Gallery By Michelle Dee
It is not very often you find a band that excites you, I mean really excites you.
Yet it seems that the Mystery Jets might just be the band for the job.
As painfully honest as it is the Hull scene has needed a kick up the ass for some time now.
While still maintaining the stunning talent on show in pubs and clubs all over the city,
a firm kick is needed to rid it of the Indie addiction and mullet pretension.
Music Reviews - Saturday 14th May 05 - Power Metal UK at Ringside - Pitiful Reign, Soulflame, Infobia, Humanity and Deliverance. By Michelle Dee
I shan't try and compare the acts that performed at the Power Metal UK night with any other well-known bands of similar genre. I have no desire to try and talk authoritatively on a school of music I haven't followed since the early days of Terrorvision and Silverchair.
However, Deliverance the headlining band, from Italy, have definite
Music Gig Gallery - Wednesday 30th March 05 - Break Even, The Vultures and Soulflame at The Ringside By Michelle Dee
Sometimes we get photographs of a Gig in without a review.
This 3 page Photo Gallery of Break Even, The Vultures and Soulflame at
The Ringside Hull
Wednesday 30th March 05 by By Michelle Dee.
Check it out...
Music Reviews - Saturday 1st May - Rock the Vote at The Adelphi By Lucy Kynman
Last night's amalgamation of Elobo and Funky for Rock the Vote, dedicated to raising funds
and showing the local area's support for the green party and candidate Martin Deane,
was a great success!
Green being the theme for the night, can I just say well done to Alice; when it comes to
creativity and a unique sense for interior design you never fail to hit the mark!
Music Reviews - Saturday 23rd April - Hard-Fi, Boy Kill Boy and Turismo at Sweet n Sour, Silhouette Club By Dick Spring
with a terrfic 9 page Photo Gallery By Darren Rogers
On arrival at the front of the club I find a queue waiting to get in, so this must be some
measure of the demand for this show tonight (oh, the power of hype) though a top ten
single can't have helped the headline band's cause at all!
It was indeed packed out, it took me twenty minutes to get a drink, which is something
that needs to be addressed by
Music Reviews - Thursday 21st April - Ernest, Rumpus, Scaramanga Six and Fonda 500 at the Adelphi Happy as a Sandman By Michelle Dee
What a fantastic night.
No really, if you weren't there then you missed out on seeing some of the finest
bands the other side of sanity.
The monthly local music magazine, oft slated in its own backyard landed a
winning formula tonight.
Ernest, who everyone should experience, continue to be spine
tingling and achingly beautiful.
Last night they grabbed
Music Gig Gallery - Tuesday 22nd February - Thee Unstrung, Park and Ride, 59 Violets and Blue Slide Circle at
Under The Influence at the Adelphi Club By Michelle Dee and Cilla
Sometimes we get photographs of a Gig in without a review.
This 6 page Photo Gallery of Thee Unstrung, Park and Ride, 59 Violets and Blue Slide Circle at
Under The Influence at the Adelphi Club
Hull Tuesday 22nd February 2005 by By Michelle Dee and Cilla.
Music Reviews -
Midge Ure at Pocklington Arts Centre - Wednesday 13th April 05 By Steve Rudd
Let me first just say that the Pocklington Arts Centre is a truly fantastic venue, and it's
quite amazing that such a quality venue graces a town that is so small.
Nestling perfectly to one side of the town's charming Market Square, this venue
is a theatre, concert hall and
Music Gig Gallery - Thursday 24th February 2005 - Art Brut, The Applewhites and Blue Sand at
Under The Influence at the Adelphi Club By Darren Rogers
Sometimes we get photographs of a past Gig in without a review.
This 11 page Photo Gallery of Art Brut, The Applewhites and Blue Sand at
Under The Influence,
Hull Thursday 24th February 2005 by Darren Rogers is too good to miss so I'm publishing it for you to enjoy.