British Urban Collective Youth Music Project Strikes a Chord in Hull
British Urban Collective is a national youth-music project that turns inner city kids into
rising stars of the British music industry. The project launched in 2004 as London Urban
Collective and has now expanded into Hull, Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow, with
funding through the Execution Charitable Trust.
The Hull artists featured on the British Urban Collective album, to be independently
released on Freeport Records / Universal Digital in 2010, were selected from open
auditions at The Warren.
They then completed an intensive week of music training that included vocal tuition from
Sam Brown, before writing and recording their own music, which now features on a double album,
alongside tracks from the other cities.
The project's legacy also enabled a free-to-use start up recording studio, built at The
Warren, and the goodwill story continued when Martin Stamp, who visited Hull as part
of the Channel 4 programme The Secret Millionaire, donated an additional £20,000 to
The Warren to start up their own record label and continue artist development in the
Warren Records is now launched and Jody McKenna, a Hull Urban Collective artist
from Bransholme, who received Martin\u2019s cheque in person, is now recording his debut
album and has already supported Finlay Quaye and One Eskimo.
Another Hull Urban Collective artist is Keith Hagger who lives in east Hull, one of the
most deprived areas in the UK. His songs hark back to Johnny Cash and The Beatles
while his unique and heart-warming personality on stage have won him fans across city
and beyond. Keith is now also preparing his debut album at The Warren studios.
The British Urban Collective project has recently been nominated by The New
Statesman Edge Upstart Awards 2009 for Best Social Enterprise Serving A Community.
'It's not often a well meaning community project produces generally compelling
results, but Urban Collective is a noble exception' - IDJ Magazine.
Last week it was announced that thirty babies have died needlessly at the hands of their parents or carers since the Baby P tragedy. This week those responsible for the horrific torturing of the toddler have been named. Alarm bells continue to ring around the country about the safety of our children.
Here in Hull, with the One Voice project members of the local rock/metal scene are working to highlight the issue of child cruelty and raise funds for NSPCC.
Music News - Arctic Monkeys Release New Single Through Hull Oxfam Shop
The Oxfam Warehouse shop on Reed St, off Freetown Way in Hull will be part of a music industry first, as Arctic Monkeys release their new single, Crying Lightning, through Oxfam's network of 700 charity shops, with proceeds going to help the charity's lifesaving work around the world.
The limited-edition single, which is the first single from new album Humbug, features a cover of the Nick Cave classic, Red Right Hand as a B side,
Music News - The Revoffs - Another thisisUll Success Story By Michelle Dee
Local musician Steve Minns used to spend hours in his bedroom recording writing and
recording demos with his pal Danny Sheehan. The pair continued developing ideas until deciding they needed more people to make a real band. Where did they go to find these new members? None other than the thisisUll.com Classified.
By simply putting an ad in thisisUll.com Classified the band found exactly
Music News - The 2009 Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival
The Early Music Festival, which this year runs from Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd May,
is celebrating one of England's finest 17th century composers - Henry Purcell - with
concerts, lectures and free on-line educational resources giving younger audience
members a rare insight into Purcell's turbulent life during the Great Fire of London,
Music News - The New Tower Relaunch With KOL Tribute Band Kings Of Lyon Pictures By Michael Xcess Events Ltd
After the success of The Beards (2nd HDM Talent Trail 07) and multiple successes with
(Global Icon TV Winners!, Channel 4's 4unsigned, Radio 1's One Music, Tune Tribe, UK
Undiscovered Radio and Live and Unsigned UK) March 7th is going to be yet another landmark
date for these four popular local musicians.
Christian Dawson, James Barraclough, Lee Morgan and Graham Norton
Music News - Inside The New Tower Night Club Hull By Michelle Dee Pictures By Michael Xcess Events Ltd
Laser lighting on stone-effect walls, leafy green palms, day-glo carpets, cascading waterfalls; a definite sense of fun and theatre. It's almost like walking onto the set of an Indy movie or entering the Aztec Zone from popular BBC game-show The Crystal Maze.
This is the spectacle that greeted me on entering the soon to be re-opened New Tower Night Club in Hull.
Music News - Purple Worm Records Looking For Bands/Artists For New Compilation CD
We're in the process of compiling a new 'Best of 'Ull' Compilation double album.
The album will feature the best bands/artists from Hull and surrounding area.
Initially 5,000 physical copies of the album will be produced and it will be available for digital download through every major online store.
All bands/artists featured on the album will receive an equal share of the profit.
The album will be launched
Music News - Humbersound Music CPD Network Training Days Excellent Training opportunities for the Community - Musicians, Teachers, Vocalists Etc
MusicLeader Yorkshire is delighted to be continuing our work in the Humber region with the
launch of our Music CPD Network. Developed out of our previous successes delivering training
in association with Humbersound, this programme is open to anyone who wishes to attend and
should provide lots of tasty morsels to entice music leaders of any age, experience and background.
Music News - Abbie Lammas And Emily Sholtysek Win Through To Live And Unsigned Regional Finals In Sheffield.
Singer songwriters Abbie Lammas and Emily Sholtysek have been chosen from 500 to go through to
the Live and Unsigned Regional Final. Both girls are looking forward to representing this area
at the competition in March. Abbie Lammas, still only fifteen, has rarely been off the acoustic
circuit in the last twelve months playing venues in Hull, Driffield, Cottingham,
Music News - Noise Delimiters: New Developments By Wendy Richards
The following was passed onto me, the source of which is Hamish Birchall of the Live Music Forum, a man who has reached the upper echelons of the musician's union and is reputed to be one of the most informed people in the country regarding entertainment
'How badly does the government
Music News - The Day The Music Died By Rich Blackstar
A new piece of Big Brother bureaucracy will force licensees to reveal a mass of information
about performers. Publicans and managers of other small venues in London are forced to
comply with a new piece of bureaucracy called Form 696, which is sure to spread
nationwide before long.
Calling it a 'risk assessment', the police
Music News - Stop The Government Turning Down The Volume By Steve Dickinson, The Welly, Pure Techno, The Adelphi, and Nigel Holmes
The British government wishes to introduce laws making it a legal requirement that anyone applying or re-applying for an entertainment license must have a noise control device fitted to the venue.
For those of you who don't know what these evil devices are, they're a cut-off device that switches off power to the sound system if a band or performer is too loud.
Music News - Introducing The PaperShakers By Michelle Dee
They made their debut at the Sesh 2nd December and they definitely caught my eye. The PaperShakers had brought a roomful of people with them and caused quite a stir. Certainly one of the best first gigs I've seen since I started reviewing. Expect lots more to come out of this exciting new music act. Catch them 21st December at Adelphi Hull.
Music News - The Warren And Hull Youth Council Presents Love Music Hate Racism At Hull City Hall
Last week saw the British National Party's membership list published on the internet; member occupations included teachers, doctors, nurses and a small but significant number of police officers who since 2004 have been unable by law to belong to the BNP.
The Hull postcode was there, highlighting the number of people in the region who belong to the party and reinforcing
Music News - 11th November 2008 - HYRMC 01 at The Albemarle Music Centre Hull
This piece was put together by way of a simple questionnaire being sent out to various
Conference delegates. The conference was the first of its kind in Hull and was the
largely put together by Hull College music tech students and Purple Worm Records'
Mik Newton and Karl Martin.
Responses are from Michelle Dee, Tico from R'EYA and
Mike Brookebeatz music tech student, producer and re-mixer.
Music News - Coastival 2009 ... Yorkshire goes to the Seaside!
The final line-up is today unveiled for the Battle of the Sands, a major music
contest to be staged in Scarborough later this month.
Ten local bands will fight it out at the Spa Ocean Room in
Scarborough on Sunday 30th November.
At stake will be the chance to support the main headline act at Coastival 2009 -
Yorkshire goes to the Seaside! in Scarborough next February.
Music News - Hull & Yorkshire Region Music Conference
The first annual HYRMC (Hull & Yorkshire Region Music Conference) will take place on
Tuesday 11th November 2008 attracting a huge number of music industry attendees.
Venue. Albemarle Music Centre, Ferensway, Hull (next to the St. Stephens Shopping
Centre) Registration 9am - All delegates must register to gain entry into
Conference Hall. Cost £10.
Music News - Paul Heaton To Play Hull University
This Sunday 9th November see's Paul Heaton with new band, playing live at Hull University.
He will be playing tracks from his critically acclaimed album The Cross Eyed Rambler.
The album delivers a rockier upbeat sound and has been receiving rave reviews in the press.
I'm told we can expect some very new songs including House Party, Someone Caught the
Wind and the Detroit SpinnersRead more...
Music News - Yo-Yo Moving To Asylum Hull University
One of The UK's biggest Indie Club Nights - Yo-Yo comes to the Asylum Night Club at Hull University - Launch Party Saturday 15th November 2008.
In a ground breaking move seeing The Asylum Night Club open its doors to non
NUS every Saturday night for the first time, from Saturday the 15th of November
it will be home to Hull's world famous Indie Night Yo-Yo with DJ Priya.