Hull Truck Theatre to showcase local talent
A theatre in Hull is lining up the region's best talent to celebrate another year of top grassroots music in the city.
The showcase will be held at Hull Truck Theatre on Friday, March 15 and will follow the style of the famous Jools Holland Show.
Promoter Dave Gawthorpe said the event is an "epic journey through the music landscape of the city" – entitled Folk in Hull.
He said: "Be warned this is no folk music night, but rather a kaleidoscopic showcase of the music of the folk who are living and creating in the city this year.
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"An amazing variety of quality acts have been assembled which represent the diversity and history of all styles of Hull's music-makers."
The line-up to date includes Beggar's Bridge, Bud Sugar, End of Level Baddie, Happy Endings and Hase Waits.
They will be joined by the energetic Hillbilly Troupe, Jim Eldon, Jodie McKenna, Kingston All-Stars, Lyn Acton, Martin Johns and Senile Crocodile.
The bill is a mix of reggae, indie, rock music, rap and acoustic sounds.
Dave said: "Hull has a rich musical heritage to be proud of, the industry here has produced world famous musicians and groups ranging from The Watersons to The Housemartins.
"In these current times of economic uncertainty and recession blues, it is a testament to Hull's tenacity and creativity that the music scene is as alive, vibrant and positive as ever."
"Folk is treated in its broadest sense, meaning the people of Hull and not just folk music, people should expect an evening's entertainment that encompasses a wide array of musical genres, reflecting the diversity and multiculturalism that is the very fabric of the city in the year 2013."
David said he hopes the gig will be one of many to showcase a number of acts as the theatre opens its doors to more local musicians.
"It's a town centre venue so people from all over the city will be able to go," he said.
"It's a good way to push the acts and give people a taster of what they do.
"If they then see the band's on another bill for a gig they may go along to the likes of Pave, Fruit or the Adelphi.
"There's so many different musicians playing who will perform a couple of tracks each and we hope people enjoy it. We're even trying to get some classical music in the mix on the night."