Mission to turn Hull's Piper club into one of North's best music venues
As the lights come on in the pub on a Friday night "Piper" is usually the name shouted out as everyone heads to the taxi rank.
And now the club on Newland Avenue in Hull is becoming more than just a place for a late night boogie.
Dave Shearman is a manager on a mission to get some of Britain's best bands to play in the city and turn Piper into one of the North's most eclectic music venues.
Appointed in December, Dave and the team have already set the wheels in motion to showcase the musical talents of bands from Hull and the rest of the country.
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"I grew up in Manchester, where music is such an integral part of the city.
"Hull has a wealth of fantastic bands along with a vibrant music scene so I don't see why it can't be the same here in Hull.
"My aim is to build live music at the Piper and offer the residents and visitors a place where they can enjoy a wide and eclectic music offer.
"From pop punk to indie tribute acts, Californian Ska and hardcore, we will hopefully cater for everyone's musical tastes.
"There's a real appetite for bands to play at small, intimate venues and the Piper is the perfect place to do this. "We will be working with promoters in order to secure some great acts and we're going to mix up our music offer to complement our existing line-up called Dead Bolt, where we play pop punk and metal core.
"Dead Bolt is hosted on the first and third Saturday of every month.
"For the remaining Saturdays, we have Atomic with 1980s and 1990s tribute acts, similar bands and DJs.
"Music is such an important part of our offer, we've even got two of our team members who play in bands."
Sam Ruddersforth is the lead singer with Colour Line and Ethan Tomlinson is a guitarist with GRatitude who will be playing at the club as part of the Easter line-up.
At the weekend, Grimsby exports The Brew played at Piper, in one of many events planned over the coming months and ahead of the Beaster Weekend.
Starting things off on Thursday, March 28, is The Rile, playing alternative 1970s and 1980s music, followed by the Cats' Pyjamas Parisenne-themed burlesque and cabaret evening and on Saturday, March 30.
The following night, the Chronographs, The Fear and GRatitude will perform.
Dave, 31, said: "I've set my sights high for Piper.
"People are after more from a night out these days, they don't just want to drink themselves silly and leave."