As the lights go down in and the club fills up, relatively new band Foot Loose take to the hallowed stage.
The four-piece play a pleasing blend of U.S. styled popular rock.
They have that unmistakable jangly guitar sound which is put to good use on song Rise and Fall.
Front man has command over his voice displaying a good range and a good set of lungs.
The song breaks out into quite a roving guitar solo towards the end, which suggests there
could be more of the same to come in time.
They play through their set receiving a healthy amount of applause at the end of each number.
They slide a ballad in for which the lead guitarist takes up an acoustic, then sat to one side
he gently strums through One Life.
This song doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the set, it's just to saccharine sweet and poppy.
The opening verse reminded me of a Westlife song, not a good thing.
Foot Loose show considerable potential and during Back of My Hand pull of an infectious
bluesy riff good for a few hip thrusts.
Starting with fairly minimal instrumentation then builds into a strong blues funk number
with shifting time signatures, take my hand now don't wanna see you get the back of it.
The band furnished me with a copy of their self-titled demo, and it stands out as being
one of the best quality and sound production for a local demo I've heard for a while.
They seemed to have hit the sweet spot with a good balance between guitars percussion and vocal.
I look forward to watching them grow in confidence and stature during the next six months.
Footloose play The Sesh Tonight - 14th February 06
Music Reviews - Tuesday 31st January 06 - The Sesh By DJ Mak, Kill Surf City Photos By Claire Adamson
Wow, what a night. First up, thanks to the hundreds that made it down to The Sesh last night at The Linnet. It really was a case of digging the new breed. Three fantastic bands and an amazing soloist.
First up were The Chase, who despite losing their drummer earlier in the day
due to injuries sustained in a car crash, were determined not to let anyone down.
They put together a
Music Reviews - Wed 1st February 06 - Heat 1, Best Original Band at The Springhead By Mo and Cilla Photographs By Mo
It was far too cold to go out at all. You'd have to be mad.
After a long day, all we could see was the front door closing for the last time,
kids in bed, listening to some sounds (59 Violets, usually) and sipping our way
through a bottle or two of vin rouge.
Little did we know that the effort would not be without its reward.
Sitting here at home, much later on
Music Reviews - Friday 14th October 05 - The Subways at The Asylum By Andy Tullock
Whoever said the quote best laid plans... and all that, must not only have
had a better memory then myself but also must've been under the thumb of The Man, like me.
The plans had been set in stone for The Subways gig at Asylum for well over two days,
and were looking pretty water-tight. However, when I stupidly agreed to do a job which
I fancied I could finish by
Music Reviews - Wednesday 1st February 06 - Heat 1, Best Original Band at The Springhead By Anita Blakeston
Heat 1, glad the first one's over. My nerves were ready for a rest.
What a great night. Sartorial elegance prize has to go to Nic Hales from local band
Soulflame for his delightful ethnic top, fantastic hairdo (said one fan) and his
underpants which Mr Blako described in graphic detail to the whole audience.
We love the sarcasm, keep it coming!
The evening started with a well and truly kick ass set from Immingham lads, Just:.
Music Reviews - Thursday 19th January 06 - Stripped at The Wellington Inn By David Smith
Thursday 19th January 2006 meant only one thing - the return for the highly
popular acoustic night, Stripped.
The event takes place at The Wellington Inn, just outside of the city centre,
and always attracts the attention of local music lovers.
As a relative newcomer to the area, a bit of research did no harm, and from
what popped up in the archives, the line-up did not seem to be
Music Reviews - Live Forever at The Springhead, Friday 13th January 06 By DJ Chris Plant
Live Forever are a local Oasis tribute band, playing hits from 1994 to the current album
Don't Believe The Truth.
The band have been playing in Yorkshire's top venues for the last three years, including
The Springhead, Stone Roses Bar and The KC Stadium to name but a few.
The band has a great five-man line up: -
Vocals: - Tony
Music Reviews - Christmas Eve at The Ringside - 24th December 05 By Anthony Baine Photo Gallery By Mo
Hang your heads, Hull music lovers. Christmas Eve, the only place open for live music is Ringside.
And there's nobody here. Well, perhaps I exaggerate but the turn out is shoddy.
I cannot believe that at the end of a year when so much has been printed and spoken about
this town's potential to be the next big thing in British music, on a night arranged
by Hull's leading independent
Music Reviews - The Chase, GST Cardinals and The Blackouts at the Under The Influence Xmas Show at The Adelphi - Sat 17th Dec 05 By Michelle Dee The Chase gallery by Michelle Honess
Under The Influence celebrated its Christmas bash down at the Adelphi with a
line up of rather new Hull bands them being, GST Cardinals, The Blackouts and
The Chase. The billed act, !Forward Russia! sadly cancelled so promoter
Dean Shakespeare had to make a few fast decisions to insure the show went on.
He called upon good friends GST Cardinals to open with a very welcome
Music Reviews -
Neville Staples, Quartermain and The Bonnitts at The Ringside, Monday 19th December 05 By Dick Spring Photos By Mo
Monday December 19th 2005 is a date that could go down in the musical history of the city, for
that was the day Neville Staples, original rudeboy singer of the legendary Two Tone
band The Specials, and co founder of Fun Boy Three, made a triumphant return to Hull.
Opening up were Hull favourites The Bonnitts who, though beset by a few technical
problems, marched on through
Music Reviews -
The Shine at The Top House Pub - 6th November 05 By DJ Chris Plant (www.djchrisplant.co.uk)
Firstly, let me tell you a little about the band...
The Shine are a top local cover band playing hits from the 60s to
material from the present day. The band have been playing in Hull's top venues
for the last three years, including The Springhead, Hull University and
The Mainbrace to name but a few.
The band have an amazing five-man line up :
Vocals - Adam Norrie
Music Gig Gallery - Tuesday 15th November 05 - She Likes Parties, Red Line To Exit and The Shine at The Sesh at The Linnet and Lark by Michelle Dee
Sometimes we get photographs of a past Gig in without a review.
This 4 page Photo Gallery of She Likes Parties, Red Line To Exit and The Shine at The Sesh at
The Linnet and Lark
Hull Tuesday 15th November 05 is by Michelle Dee .
Music Reviews - Tuesday 15th November - She Likes Parties at The Sesh By Becky
Over the last few weeks I have watched She Likes Parties come forward in leaps and bounds.
Having gained a reputation from Sally Likes Parties (vocals) performing a capella at
Staks cafe bar, acoustic sets at Linnet, Staks and Adelphi and drunken spur of the moment
sets in the back room of Saturday night Silhouettes, the band had a lot to live up to at
their debut gig as a full
Music Reviews - Thursday 15th December 05 - Band Wars at The Polar Bear By Martin Parnell
The I was actualy there, and was actually listening to all the bands, whilst not
being drunk, band wars review!
Martin here, soundman, musician, songwriter, artist, and independent judge throughout the competition!
Well here I will be giving my overview of this competition which saw lots of great bands
and lots of great gigs, which I had the privilege of doing
Music Reviews - Thursday 15th December 05 - Band Wars at The Polar Bear By Michelle Dee
Band Wars 2005 Result is an Insult to Hull Music.
You know there's something amiss when you have to explain the presence of your bar staff in
one of the bands to reach the final four.
The competition was held at Polar Bear, the prize was a £1000.
The four bands in the final were Jilly hates WillyKonscience,
The Cyclones and The Landaus.
There really was no contest or shouldn't have been...
Music Reviews - Bob Geldof at Hull City Hall - Thursday 1st December 05 By Steve Rudd
December 1st 2005, in my mind, has gone down in history as an unforgettable day.
It was the day I met my biggest hero.
And whoever said that to meet your hero is usually a disappointing affair was wrong
in this instance, and since meeting Bob Geldof (twice in one night!),
I'm filled with even more respect for the man ... the god.
I never ever thought I'd get the chance to meet
Music Reviews - 3rd November - Mystery Jets at The Adelphi By Emily
Thursday 3rd was Mystery Jets' third visit to the Adelphi -
their previous gig, earlier in the year - and proves that they are only
getting bigger and better.
This time around the venue was a lot fuller; buzzing with people curious
as to whether the Mystery Jets live up to the hype.
Since the Jets' last Hull appearance, the band has gained coverage through
the NMERead more...
Music Reviews - Kill Surf City By Michelle Dee
The fresh five-piece from Hull have fast become the band name to drop in any
discerning musos discourse.
Recent months has seen them leapfrogging the opposition and quickly reaching and
surpassing a few significant milestones.
The band had barely been together two months when they headlined at the
Sesh (see review thisisull.com
) Linnet and Lark.
This was quickly followed by more
Music Reviews - Night Clubs - Friday 2nd December - Regis at Pure Techno at Rhythm Room By Michelle Dee
Friday night in the icy rain I flagged down a cab to town.
My preferred late night spot tonight was Rhythm Room on Baker Street for a heady night of uplifting beats.
Someone once enquired, What is this rude, lewd, lascivious junk called techno? What, indeed.
One way of describing it is like a sonic sunburst
Music Reviews - 13th October 05 - thisisUll.com Keeping It Peel at The Silhouette By Joe Hakim Photographs by Darren Rogers and Mo
Whenever a musical icon dies, there always follows a period where their name and
image is turned into a commodity.
The best current example would be John Lennon.
The celebration of what would have been his sixty-fifth birthday and the impending
twentieth anniversary of his death has sent the record companies and the various
Music Reviews -
Scarborough Beached Festival 2005 Sunday By Michelle Dee Photos by Roland Standaert and Michelle Dee
Sand beneath my feet, sounds of activity on the stage, blue skies overhead, sun blazing: a strange
but rather pleasant surrounding for a gig.
Amaya Huntly and Jon Neeves had the unenviable task to open the show on Sunday.
An acoustician and Keyboard duo; the highlight of their set was the Credence Clearwater Revival
cover where they proved with a strong number they can do a