Thank you to everyone who came to this month’s Loudhailer Acoustic, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening, what a variety of performances! A special thanks to the audience, it was lovely to have such a full room and great atmosphere.
Rich’s photo galleries tell the story of the evening. We opened the show – thanks to Dez Allenby for joining us with his shruti box, that was perfect! Then first up it was great to welcome our former poster star Mike Chorley whose uplifting songs set the scene. Dez followed with two lovely solo songs, including one of our favourite desert island disc songs, A Glade Somewhere. Next up on the stage, the Odd Poet himself, Mr Roy Kibbler produced a fine set of poems and reminiscent repartee. Over from West Yorkshire, and on his way to play in Greece, Gifford Rolfe treated us to a lovely pair of songs one from his forthcoming album and a firm favourite, James Dean in the Rain, and accompanied Joan Foye’s wistful Americana classic. Closing the first half, Martin Peirson’s Hull bridges poem was sandwiched between two cool original songs and it was time for a beer and a chat.
Zachary Theodorou opened up the wonderfully eclectic second half. Surrounded by every sort of percussion he played two original pieces, the first with a military feel and the second featuring Zach’s haunting bowed glockenspiel, Pedro’s thunder storm and the debut of Zach’s home made and perfectly named ‘ocean drum’. Next up John Gowan’s traditional Sun House slide guitar and Cripple Creek banjo tune made a feel good pair of songs. Catherine Scott’s wicked and entertaining poetry was spot on and right up to the minute. Great to introduce Stuart Dainty whose original songs were polished and feelingful, and to close the show we all sung along with Brian Williams terrific blues harmonica tunes.
Thanks to Robbie and Lauren at The Back Room for top notch hospitality, what a fab night, see you next time Thursday 5th July, all welcome.
Coming up, it would be lovely to see you at one of the remaining performances of The Auricula Suite that Rich and I are playing. First up, this Thursday 14th June at Service Station, a new wine bar at 140 George Street, Hull. It’s free entry to the night, do come and join us. If you are planning to go to Burton Agnes Hall Gardeners’ Fair on Sat and Sun 16/17 June you can catch the performance in the courtyard at 2pm both days. Visit The Auricula Suite website for more info – click here
Loudhailer Acoustic info, first Thursday of the month at The Back Room Cottingham. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page etc. for details. 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 with craft beers and plenty of parking nearby.
Loudhailer Acoustic at The Back Room 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BB. 7.30 pm £2 entry. If you would like to come and play a couple of songs please contact us to let us know.
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Look forward to seeing you!
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Oh, not forgetting the added bonus at this month’s Loudhailer Acoustic – free rhubarb