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Hull Music Archive Radio Show - monthly on West Hull FM

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The HMA Radio Show returns to West Hull FM on Wednesday May 4th 2016 at 7pm - we're now LIVE on air on the first Wednesday of each month, with an hour of fantastic Hull music from across the decades - all genres, all eras... anything goes!

The show is available via FM, internet and on the TuneIn Radio app (or website) - so you can listen to the show wherever you are! Find out more on the HMA Radio Show page...

Our show is now repeated on the first Sunday of each month too! Tune in at 4pm if you miss us on the Wednesday - and our past shows are now available on demand, totally free, over at Mixcloud.

Hull band Moloko featured on new limited edition LP

Steve Harley

Local band Moloko (also known as Moloko Plus), who were active in Hull in the early 90s, are to be included on the forthcoming vinyl LP release "Small Town Scenery". Released as part of Record Collector magazine's Modern Collectibles series, the album collects thirteen "lost indie gems" from the period 1985-1995 and focuses on unsigned bands. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve, this limited edition release (only 500 copies) looks an absolute beauty, and we say a massive well done to Moloko for getting their track "Bite The Hand" (which we played on the radio show back in August) included on such a high profile LP.

The album is officially released on February 28th - you can preorder it here.

ROCK FOR RONSON - Hull City Hall, 23rd April 2016

Steve Harley

Steve Harley's promised gig in memory of Mick Ronson takes place on April 23rd at Hull City Hall in association with GJM Promotions.

Steve will be performing with his full Cockney Rebel band, plus the AllForOne choir, with support from local starlets The Black Delta Movement. Also now confirmed are a number of special guests including ex-Bowie guitarist Earl Slick and Mick's daughter Lisa Ronson.

All proceeds from this gig will go towards a Mick Ronson Foundation to support local musicians - a fitting legacy, if ever there was one.

Buy tickets here - but be quick! *SOLD OUT*

"The Penny Dreadful" - cassette label launches in Hull...

We are hearing interesting rumours of a new label coming out of Hull - and it's going to be specialising in cassette releases... The Penny Dreadful is a brand new label, launching soon... details at this stage are sketchy but in the meantime, hop along to their Facebook page and click "Like" to keep abreast of developments... sounds very exciting to us!


Official Launch Gig with Wreckless Eric! Hull Adelphi - 10/12/14

Wreckless Eric

We had a fantastic launch event on the 10th of December. The evening kicked off with Hull's own Original Brew DJs spinning rock 'n' roll, rhythm 'n' blues and rockabilly on 7" vinyl, the way it's meant to be... top notch stuff. Catch them every Friday night at Pave!

Local legend Mike Greaves was up next and we were treated to a cracking set of country-tinged acoustic loveliness played on guitar and double bass. As someone said to me mid-set, "he's the real deal, isn't he?" - yes, he sure is.

Wreckless Eric kicked off his headline slot with The Downside Of Being A Fuck-Up, from his 2008 album with Amy Rigby... it was polished, tight, and bloody loud... a statement of intent, as it would turn out. Out came Joe Meek, then Kilburn Lane and more... a packed audience shouted for the crowd-pleasers, the classics, and they got their wish at the finale as Eric polished off an absolutely blistering set with a brilliant Whole Wide World, Take The Kash, and the sumptuous Reconnez Cherie. As a whole, it was a faultless gig, and an absolute privilege to witness.

Eric (and everyone else!!)... you did us proud. We salute you. Cheers.


Hull Music Archive

Hull Music Archive is a community project which aims to create a definitive and detailed history of the music scene in Hull. We are documenting bands, artists, venues, labels, studios, publications and more. We are keen to see documents, records, CDs, memorabilia, ephemera and more (copies/scans/photos will do fine). Do you have something to add to the site? Then Get Involved!




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