Rock'n'roll sounds of Dr Jive
The Hessle Ex-Servicemen's Club in Hull Road, Hessle, was busy last Wednesday night for the rock'n'roll evening featuring Dr Jive and the Sick Notes.
The band is resident there every week and is a must-see for lovers of music from the 1950s and 1960s.
Although the line-up changes a little from week to week, the band is top quality, with four great musicians on stage and note-perfect harmonies.
The lead singer is, of course, Dr Jive who is, as one man who knows his rock'n'roll music said, "stuck in a 1950s time warp".
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His lead guitar work sounds as good as ever, along with his great vocals, and this week he was joined by the experienced bass player Peter Green, Lynn Blakeston on rhythm guitar and the excellent Dave Naylor on drums.
They opened with the hits Dreaming and Do You Wanna Dance by Cliff Richard, followed by numbers including Mean Woman Blues by Roy Orbison.
Entry costs £3 and I must mention the floor show from the rock'n'roll dancers who jived their way through the night.
I CALLED in to The Railway in Cottingham last Friday and found a very busy house. On stage was local band The Monos who opened with the Credence Clearwater song Bad Moon Rising and continued with a good selection of popular covers.
For several years The Railway has been a great place to see live entertainment and now, under the guidance of Maggie Clarke, Brian Whitelam and Mani Singh, local groups are featured most Friday and Saturday nights.
Entry is free and forthcoming events include Springboard on Saturday night, Mr Sneaks on Friday, February 15, and Redwood on Saturday, February 16. You can also catch the country sounds of the Fork Handles every Thursday night.
ANOTHER great music venue is the New Griffin in Anlaby Road, west Hull, which supports free live entertainment every weekend with local rock band Nitro set to appear this Saturday night.
Manager Paul and his regulars are also heavily involved in fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Care – raising more than £10,000 last year for the charity.
GIGS of note this week include a fundraising night for fishermen's charity Stand at The Alexandra Hotel in Hessle Road, west Hull, this Friday; The Steve Fulsham Blues Band at the Sun Inn, Beverley, on Saturday night; and comedy vocalist Laurie Anna at the Humber St Andrew's Social Club in Anlaby Road, west Hull, on Sunday night.