When you've got forty-two years between you, of being in bands and playing original music,
it comes as a surprise to find yourself in a covers band.
This is exactly what happened to four of Hulls' talented and popular musicians.
Last year three of Hull's top bands called it a day.
After losing Neil and Knocker (the latter now playing bass for Turismo),
played their last.
The highly regarded band The Senses disbanded and Matt vocals/bassist was
left looking for a new project.
Lastly The Dirty Dreamers split up late in last December when Ash, lead singer left the band.
This sad departure left Baz Barraclough and his flamboyant guitar,
Dawson and Moggy (remaining members of SideWinder) and Matt without a stage.
The four men got together and formed The Beards with the aim of putting fun
back into watching and playing live music.
They were all fed up after years of slaving away on original material, tripping
to and fro from venues, playing gig after gig - to gain kudos points from
promoters, media etc.
And all this is done in the vain hope of playing in front of that one
person with the capacity to help elevate each of their bands to greater success.
The Beards as a band recognize the importance of musicians writing and
performing their own material.
Expressing creativity in an original way is crucial to keeping fluidity in
the music and the scene fresh and inviting.
The band entertains crowds with popular songs spanning four decades of guitar music.
Crossing time boundaries with ease, they take in classic tracks by The Beatles,
Stones and Ocean Colour Scene then bring it right up to date with massive hits
from Kings Of Leon, Oasis and Primal Scream.
Using their understanding and experience in music, the band is able to bridge the
generation gap and appeal to all ages.
The Beards play with passion because they play the tunes that they genuinely like
and which mean something to them.
When the four musicians, Dawson, Matt Moggy and Baz play together the result
is eye-catching and fun.
When I saw the band play, the Sunday evening crowd in The Dorchester Hotel called for more.
The Beards delivered time and again and even played an encore after the two 40 minute sets.
Look out for powerful vocals and bass from Matt, colourful beats from Moggy and a rock n
roll guitar master class from Dawson and Baz.
The Beards are available for private parties, corporate events, weddings,
bar mitzvahs - they add they'll even do funerals with a kick.
The four piece band are all fully equipped and come with their own experienced
sound engineer and rig.
To contact The Beards for bookings and hear a sample of their extensive
repertoire email Moggy
Or call after 5pm 07862 256266
See The Beards Live On The Following Dates
Friday 2nd March - 9pm at Pozition Nightclub, Hull
Saturday 10th March - 8pm at the Avenues Pub, Hull
Wednesday 14th March - 9pm at the King Billy Pub, Hull
Saturday 24th March at Banks Harbour Pub, Beverley Road, Hull
Sunday 25th March - 9pm at Zest Newland Avenue, Hull
Friday 30th March - 9pm at the Lady Le Gros Pub, Beverley
Music News - Hull Nightlife Celebrates Regional Acclaim
Hull can now boast being home to the region's number one club
night and café-bar after the city scooped two Galaxy Nightlife Awards.
Every year, the radio station gives its listeners the chance to
show their appreciation for the places that play an essential
part in their lifestyles. Thousands voted - via the Galaxy
website (Read more...
Music News - Poles...Apart on All FM Week 4 By Michelle Dee
After rushing from work like a loon I sit down Thursday (Feb 8th) to listen to Poles Apart
on All Fm 96.9www.allfm.org
. Seconds later me and the rest of the listeners all
jump out of chairs, spilling their drinks, with wild eyed panicked looks.
Why all this commotion you ask? Well for a moment us listeners glued to laptops
and radios all over the
Music News - Glenn Williams CD (aka The Lazyswede) Hits the Top
Glenn Williams Cd entitled Something Old Something New
has just hit the number one spot!
It's the number one British Roots album in the True Country category for January 2007
on the Official Independent Radio Chart List on
Root Music Report
website in America.
Independent Radio Stations around the world submit their
Music News - Zhain - From Hull to Hollywood By Dawn Slack
While other bands dream of touring the U.K., Zhain took the bull by the horns and toured the world. People told them it could not be done but they proved them wrong.
After hearing one of their old tracks from the seventies being played on the radio in
Los Angeles, Zhain decided to get back together.
The only stipulation was that the music rocked and was valid
Music News - Poles ... Apart On All FM 96.9 By Michelle Dee
As I predicted the Mog and Paul Heaton show Thursday nights on www.allfm.org
had a name
change from Move The Chair to The WHAT? to, Poles..Apart for this weeks edition -
1st Feb. The name change was inspired by the news that persons from Poland will
be filling the Thursday night 7pm - 9pm slot at the end of the
Music News - Band Biog and Tour Dates The Talks Photographs By Kate Langan
The Talkswww.myspace.com/thetalks were formed
in June 2006, though it was a culmination of 6 months of writing and recording in Lint's sweaty bedroom.
Lint (vocals/guitar) and Jody (guitar/vocals) met at college many years ago and have been
touring and recording ever since.
Following their progression through a series of other bands (Lint
Music News - Move The Chair To The WHAT? On All FM By Michelle Dee
The radio show that Mog and Paul Heaton present on Manchester based community
radio station All FM 96.9 has now got a name. As of last Thursday the popular
music show will be known as, Move The Chair To The WHAT? The explanation for
this title is better heard than written down so I'll leave it to Paul to
explain from whence it came.
Music News - Paul Heaton Co-Presenter For New Music Show On All FM By Michelle Dee
It is well known that Paul Heaton (once resident in Hull) moved across the Pennines to Manchester.
He and his band The Beautiful South have just returned to the U.K. after touring the U.S.
promoting latest album Superbi. On his return he began working alongside friend Mog, a
radio presenter with community radio station All fm.
Music News - Steve Reed Invites You to the Cobden Club 26th February 07
Top quality singer songwriter Steve Reedwww.myspace.comstevereedmusic
will be playing at the
Cobden Club 26th February.
Steve wows audiences with his smooth playing style, intimate vocals
and first class song-smithery at every turn. He explains everyone is
welcome, so invite all your friends. He asks that all those who
Music News - Take A Look At Howden Live
Like live music? Looking for a new place to see quality bands? In a local
band, looking for a new place to play?
Extend your fanbase and your friends by checking out Howden Live.
The Shire Hall in Howden has recently hosted some top quality local
bands some you'll know like, 59 Violets, and some you may not, such
as The Tractor Factory and AKP.
Music News - Band Biog Lecorum By Laura Wallis
New band Lecorum are thinking fast. Having formed in the late summer of
2006 following discussions between Chris Howard (vocals, guitar), Damien Johnson
(piano) and Joe Nicholson (drums), they quickly recruited bassist Johny Hamlin
and it's been non stop ever since. Quickly compiling a set boasting a fine array
of song-writing talent
Music, Band Biog- Introducing Pat D
Pat D is a Hull based beatmaker and DJ.
He has been making soulful and jazzy beats since 2003, taking influence from
hip-hop acts such as Gangstarr, Jay Dee, Common and Braintax.
His beats blend the soulful elements of jazz with the rugged drums of Hip-Hop.
Pat D Discography:2005 - A Cold Day In Hull (Remix CD)
A remix cd that was made
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A DJ from Kirk Ella is heading for the bright lights of Las Vegas after securing a
slot on a radio station.
Chris Plant, 24, is leaving to start a new life in the US in February.
He has visited the country several times in the past two years and has now
been given a weekend DJ slot with Las Vegas radio
Music News - New Photographer on the Scene
Chris Little is a new photographer to the 'ull scene and thisisUll.com.
However this has not stopped him getting right in there and start making a name for himself.
He is a talented young photographer who works very well in black and white.
Having met him on many occasions I find him to be a thoroughly personable sort
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It really shouldn't work; two former punk-pop stalwarts, Jeff Caudill and Francis Garcia,
choose to showcase their development into Americana singer-songwriters by covering songs
from each other's back catalogues.
As a way of laying the past to rest, it's certainly more inventive than most.
Former front-man of California based Gameface,
Music News - The Muddy Water Boys Making Waves Over The Pond.
Local musicians Glenn Williams and Paul Hewson have found success stateside with their latest
album, Something Old Something New.
The new album was recorded at Paul's own private studio in Withernsea.
Paul is a well known drummer based in Hull and was a music teacher until his health
forced him to retire. Glenn (a.k.a. The Lazyswede)
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Hull band, The Johnsons have parted company with Jon Paul guitarist for the last year.
However in order to take advantage of the special buzz around the band at the moment they
have very quickly brought in a Leeds based musician called Ben.
Ben used to play bass with Room 3 around Blackburn, and also managed (for a few months) a