Introducing Open Bridges

Rich and I are delighted to be working with a terrific group of partners on our new project - Open Bridges, exploring Hull's unique river landscape and the culture which has grown up around it. You might have heard something about it... "Open Bridges – Hull City of Culture 2017 to be split in two [...]

Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies

Big high five to Andy Richardson of Freetownway Productions for putting on a brilliant night in Hull last night. Bob Wayne & His Outlaw Carnies rocked the joint. Leading lights in the modern outlaw underground country movement, rebel and proud, Bob’s world is one of truckers, demon wrestling cowboys and wronged lovers and they stormed [...]

North Mississippi Allstars 2017

The North Mississippi Allstars tore it up at Manchester's Ruby Lounge last week, one of only a handful of UK shows as part of their Prayer for Peace world tour. Sons of legendary Memphis record producer Jim Dickinson, Luther and Cody are the heart of the best hill country blues boogie band on the planet [...]

Nature’s jewels in the News

Loudhailer Psychedelia at it's most flowery! There's a lovely colourful feature about  specialist auricula growers and Chelsea Gold Medallists Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon Nurseries near Ripon in the Northern Echo Magazine. You can read it below including Annabel's top tips for growing auriculas and a piece about their lovely new cultivar Primula auricula Loudhailer. Discover [...]

Primula auricula Loudhailer

Something really unexpected has happened and we are over the moon! It all started because we are musicians with a garden full of Primula auricula flowers.  We are totally chuffed to find out that we have had a beautiful new flower named in our honour by specialist auricula growers Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon [...]

Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai

Michael Chapman has got a big history, he's been making records since 1969 and used to play the scene with Mick Ronson when they both lived in Hull around then. He's had some very cool collaborations, travels and tributes by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Bert Jansch, Maddy Prior and Thurston Moore. His latest collaboration with platinum selling Israeli [...]