Loudhailer Acoustic November 2016

It was a monster of a Loudhailer Acoustic last night, in the best possible way! So, monster sized thanks to everyone who came along to listen to the music and to play. The room was full, the vibe was lovely.


Everybody played their hearts out, so, on order of appearance, big high fives to Dez and Cathy Allenby who opened the show with their gorgeous song about Hull, We Sail our Castles and Brian Williams for his rollin’ and tumblin’ blues grooves. It was fabulous to welcome Adrian Welham to Loudhailer Acoustic with a most wonderful set topped off with Wind Prayer. Catherine Scott’s feisty poems were up to the minute, and Gifford Rolfe and Joan Foye were all in black and a joy as always. Roy Kibbler entertained us with his thought provoking and new poems.

To close the first half, Rich and I were joined by Jeff Parsons, Rich Walker and Chris Heron aka Loudhailer Electric Company unplugged and we played exclusive acoustic versions of a a pair of songs from our album.

Graham Graham Beck’s second half opener was as engaging and off the wall as ever, the brand new Monkey in the Clog Tree and a Scottish reel-ish version of I Think Therefore I’m Not. It was brilliant to welcome Jim Orwin back to Loudhailer, mesmerising as ever with two of our favourites, beautifully crafted and delivered. Chris Heron and Dan Halsey played a really interesting set, Dan’s lovely upbeat New Day, and then Chris demonstrated a fabulous improvised violin piece layering up tracks on his loop station. Ian Martinson’s set had everyone singing along, and Martin Peirson played a pair of cool and classy songs. Jeff Parsons invited Kelvin Baldwin, Dez and Cathy to join him and played a lovely pair of songs which took us back to summer days. Next up, Neil Thomas and Chris Heron treated us to two acoustic Pavey Ark songs. Finally on this bumper Loudhailer Acoustic line up it was terrific to welcome Holly and Will, Crooked Weather, whose wistful and wonderful songs closed the show.

Rich apologies for lack of photographs as he was suffering from a bad back, but normal service will be resumed next time, Thursday December 1st – see you then, if not before.

Just a note about a couple of upcoming events before we go…

editIt would be brilliant to see our Loudhailer Acoustic friends at our Loudhailer Electric Company album launch at Kardomah94 next Saturday 12th November. We’ve got a fab night in store with  Méssièré Lighting’s trippy light show and special guests Cowboy DC’s Work in Progress. It’s going to be busy so advisable to get tickets in advance either from the venue or online here Hull Box Office


Andy White is brilliant! Rich & I have loved his music since his first album, Rave On back in the 80s. We saw him again a couple of years ago and he was superb. Come and join us for his Band of Gold tour gig at the lovely venue Kardomah94, supported by the terrific Chris Heron. It’s going to be a real treat! Tickets £10 from the venue, online at Hull Box Office or tel 01482 221113. Find out more  http://www.andywhite.com/

Thanks to Paul at The Back Room in Cottingham, here’s where to look to find out more about Loudhailer Acoustic nights.

Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Home Page


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