A big high five to everyone who came to February’s Loudhailer Acoustic. We had such a terrific night, with an especially excellent audience and a host of fabulous performers.
Rich & I opened the show before Zach Theodorou took to the stage with an amazing array of percussion and a wonderfully dynamic and exciting set incorporating world rhythms and his mesmerizing bowed glockenspiel. Dez Allenby played two beautiful original folk songs featuring bouzouki, whistle, his fabulous trademark shruti box, and guest guitarist, Phil Friend. We were delighted to welcome Fiona Lee to Loudhailer Acoustic for the first time with a super stage presence and two lovely original songs. Phil Friend’s contemplative and gentle solo set closed the first half before we had a break for a chat over a beer.
The second half opened with Ian Martinson joined by Roy Lyon on harmonica with a mix of Ian’s new original songs and stories of his other life as a sculptor. Martin Peirson’s set included two songs from his most excellent new album and included a great story of how his song Sparks came about. Next up we were particularly pleased to welcome our original poet Roy Kibbler to the stage with a trio of astute music related poems which had the whole room laughing. A real tonic, full of funny and perceptive lines – about the old rocker whose favourite band these days is …Elasticated – keeps bringing a smile to my face as I’m writing this. The penultimate performance of the evening was a particularly cool and groovy set from the splendidly toe-tapping Strawberry Moon. Showcasing Jeff’s bluesy guitar songs, Cathy’s heartfelt vocals, Dez’s kalimba – reminding me of a Fender Rhodes – and Kelvin’s right on the groove cajon, the band were on top form, fabulous stuff. Last but not least, the most awesome blues harp player Brian Williams blew everyone away with his high energy stompin’ American blues, whoops, hollers and all – and got a huge round of applause and an encore. Brilliant night! Thanks to everyone who came to play and to listen – it was fantastic to have such a great audience to appreciate the music. Keep Music Live!
Rich took these fab photos, click on one to see the full picture and scroll through…
Hope to see you next time – Thursday March 2nd, Thursday April 6th Thursday May 4th and Friday June 2nd. It’s always great to welcome new people – come along and listen to a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality songwriting and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. Thanks to Paul at The Back Room, a lovely venue.
Loudhailer Acoustic is at The Back Room 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB. Doors 7.00 pm music at 7.30 pm £2 entry. If you would like to come and play a couple of songs please contact us to let us know – it’s always great to see new and familiar faces.
Click here for reviews and photos of past Loudhailer Acoustic nights and to find out more.
Click here for a map of how to get to The Back Room
A couple of dates for your diary – coming up – we are delighted to have an awesome line up for our Loudhailer Seaside Special stage as part of Filey Folk Festival again this year, Sat and Sun April 29th and 30th at Filey Masonic Hall. Two afternoons of fabulous live music and a very special headliner – Nick Harper – on the Saturday night. Full details here
Tickets for Nick Harper, Sat 29th April available online here
Look forward to seeing you!
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