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 what
they were looking for.
Now five months on, the band named The Revoffs feature regularly on the local circuit obtaining more and more prestigious dates.
This is borne out by a recent support slot with the Nightflying southerners
Wolf Gang at the Lamp on 3rd May, airplay on Radio Humberside's Raw Talent,
increased activity on their Myspace/Facebook network sites and teaming up with major retailers holding inventive money spinners at gigs.
The Revoffs are to join a host of other leading local acts for the
Cottingham Springboard Music Festival 09 commencing the weekend beginning
29th May 2009, closing May 31st.
The festival now in its 4th year, boasts over 200 acts playing at 6 different venues throughout
the weekend. You can catch The Revoffs on Saturday 30th at Cross Keys in Cottingham.
For something a little more refined you can find Steve and his cohorts playing the hugely
popular Stripped night on 18th June. An acoustic speciality much loved by musicians and fans alike held down at the Wellington Inn in Hull.
They describe their sound as being pretty stripped down with an early sixties power kick: top summer surf-pop due to the huge amount of reverb during live shows.
The Revoffs are Paul Featherstone (vocals), Steve Minns
(bass/backing vocals), Chris Flynn (drums) and Danny Sheehan (guitar).
They are currently pushing Letterbox a professionally recorded three track demo: with the tracks Caravan and Perfect Match and the title track Letterbox. The Revoffs are currently writing new material and looking forward to an exciting summer of electrifying performances.
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.
Music News - The Holloways Return To Hull
After successful shows by The Blueskins see review
) and The Slow Club, York based promotions company CRS Events present
The Holloways for the 5th November.
The gig at the New Adelphi Club on De Grey Street in Hull, forms part of the
Music News - Yo-Yo Plays Host To MTV2 Gonzo Show At Fibbers In York
On Friday 17th October Yo-Yo Indie Club Night hosted MTV2s Gonzo TV Show with
Zane Lowe at Fibbers in York. The show was filmed in front of 250 people
features art rockers Foals, Esser, Zane Lowe and Yo-Yo Dj's Andiyo-yo
and Dj Jodof.
Gonzo is one of the UK's biggest music shows and takes to the road every year with
Music News - Hull Youngster Reaches Idol 2008 Regional Finals
Idol 2008 is the music and dance competition for singers, vocal groups and now for dancers and dance groups to enter. 2007 was the competitions third year, with over 10,000 applicants. This makes the competition the largest talent contest outside a certain ITV show, searching for the cream of the UK's talent.
Helena Richards from Hull has now made it through to the regional finals, previously battling through competitive
Music News - Glenn Williams and The 'Ullbilllies Chart Success
Glenn Williams and The Ullbillies are now at number 37 in the European Country
Music Radio Airplay Chart after spending the past 8 weeks at number 49.
Also, you can download Glenn's first two albums Something Old Something New
and Turkey In The Straw for free from the Music Page on his website,
Both albums have
Music News - Last People On Earth To Play Reading And Leeds Festivals
Resident at Grapevine, DJ Paddy has just been confirmed to perform at
Leeds and Reading Festivals this year with his band The Last People On Earth.
They will be performing on the BBC Introducing Stage alongside other up and
coming groups from across the region.
Last People On Earth recently signed to Teahouse RecordsRead more...
Music News - ZHAIN: From Hull to Hollywood
ZHAIN again take the long road from Hull to Hollywood to play a series of shows in
Los Angeles over the Independence Day weekend. The band will be showcasing songs from their forthcoming album,
ZHAIN return to the U.K to recommence their Crash Landing Tour with shows in
London and Somerset immediately
Music News - Echoes Of The Silk Road Featuring Quentin Budworth (Hayokee) and Poet Amanda Lowe
Hayokee frontman Quentin Budworth and the poet and writer Amanda Lowe
want to take you on a musical journey inspired by the Traders, Warriors,
and Pilgrims that travelled along the fabled Silk Route sharing stories and cultures.
Initiated by the Han Dynasty around 114 BC the Silk route or road was
instrumental in linking the Middle East to China.
Music News - Electric Angel - The Last People On Earth's CD Launch
Tea House Records are proud to present their first release Electric Angel by psych-prog-party band
The Last People On Earth. Having been the north's best kept secret for the last five years, this is
their first album to gain a full national release (their first 2 long players were gig only affairs).
The album was recorded in a string of late night sessions
Music News - Tuesday 20th May 08 - Black and White Tango To Support Acclaimed Smiths Bassist Andy Rourke At Faversham in Leeds
Alt. Indie classicists Black and White Tango invite you to join them on 20th May at
Faversham in Leeds. We're playing with The Troubadours (Q Magazine top 10 bands 2008)
& Andy Rourke (The Smiths). The Guardian and NME are going to be there so it
be cool if as many people as possible could come with us.
Press "Black and White Tango outside the box
Music News - Hull Pride Looking For Bands
Hull Pride is putting its stage line-up together, and want bands to come forward to play.
With turnout expected at 10,000 its going to be a huge open air event on
Saturday 9th August, not clashing with anything else in the city that day.
West Park is one of the largest open air venues in the city, and we have it for one day!
Music News - Beverley Young Musician Wins Prestigious Prize
A Beverley teenager has won the first ever Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival's
Young Composers' Competition and will have his piece performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble,
The Tallis Scholars, in Beverley Minster (23 May, 7.30pm) as part of this year's Festival which is
co-ordinated by the National Centre for Early Music.
Keryn Tatman, 17, from Beverley Grammar School,