With 2016 heading to a close in the coming months, and the UK’s famously cultured city making its debut next year, the autumnal season is bringing in a host of both new and experienced acts around the Hull and East Yorkshire area. We are extremely fortunate as a region to have such a variety of gig locations for an eclectic range of artists and bands, that it can often seem like there is too much to pick from- with Hull City Hall, Bridlington Spa and Hull Ice Arena accommodating world renowned acts such as Iron Maiden, The Prodigy and Catfish and the Bottlemen (as well as a more classical approach with Brahms and the Dvorak Dances), and incredible, intimate venues such as Polar Bear and Adelphi where fresh, local acts begin their musical journeys.
As a young adult growing up in East Yorkshire, I feel it’s extremely important that the music scene in Hull and surrounding areas is characterised as one of the best places for a variety of unique and talented acts because of the energetic atmosphere we produce. After doing a recent Twitter poll in which 72% of 75 people believed that Hull do not represent a diverse range of acts, I decided that what I needed to do was to show how much we, as an area, really do the opposite, and present a massively dynamic variety of musicians for you to go and watch this season. In the coming weeks I’ll upload a few articles representing a few genres in each to go and see this autumn/winter.
I had a brief discussion with acoustic percussive solo artist Jack Conman about the diversity Hull and East Yorkshire represents musically, and one thing he did mention was that he thinks Hull’s underground scene is amazing for post-punk/grunge bands like Vulgarians and LUMER. He also mentioned The Sesh at The Polar Bear every Tuesday, which is proud to present local acts for over 18s; catch Jack there on the 29th of November for a unique, acoustic set.
With regards to alternative and indie bands, Hull easily has it covered. I personally recommend bands such as Black Lime, who can be defined as an alternative rock band; they have been known to fill the crowds in Fruit and recently been on a BBC Introducing Live Session, and are releasing a new EP in the coming weeks.
Punk bands such as Room 22 and psychedelic grunge bands such as DWAS are also fantastic acts to go and see- they’re bursting with energy and a fresh new outlook on music that provides ultimate nights out.
When talking about music and a good time for all ages, Hull and surrounding areas is a melting pot of a mixture of genres; you just need to know where to look! Check out some of these pages for great bands and artists I’ve found personally to be good fun and extremely talented: