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Fonda 500 - Super Chimpanzee (Village Records)

Label: The Village

by Nick Boldockon 28th August 2019
Record label set up from the Adelphi and overseen by Fonda 500 and Adelphi boss Paul Jackson. Intended as a label that would promote "music that is either too good for, or beyond the reach of, the British corporate music industry" [...]

Self Drive Records

Label: Self Drive Music

by Nick Boldockon 28th August 2019
Independent label run by local band Red Guitars, primarily as a vehicle for their own records though the label also put out singles by Poor Howard and Jeremy Kidd [...]

Venue: Bonus Arena

by Nick Boldockon 12th June 2019
Originally mooted to be part of the 2017 City Of Culture developments, the Bonus Arena (which was named Hull Venue whilst under construction) eventually opened its doors in July 2018. Appropriately the opening event featured a showcase of local bands put together by the BBC Introducing team [...]

Gillian and Gary Atkinson

People: Gary Atkinson – Document Records

by Nick Boldockon 7th April 2019
I was born in Hull 6th January 1956. My first home was in a prefab on Preston Road. I moved away from the city in 1979 but I am still a Hull boy through and through, and revisit my beloved city several times a year. Hull was where all of the foundations for my love of music were laid. [...]

Label: The Adult Teeth Recording Company

by Nick Boldockon 5th April 2018
The Adult Teeth Recording Company is a label committed to showcasing new acts from Hull, including but not limited to the genres of indie, alternative, electronic, ambient, experimental and spoken word [...]

Venue: Locarno Ballroom

by Nick Boldockon 11th February 2018
A legendary local nightspot of the 1960s, the Locarno was the place to be until its closure in 1971. [...]

Record Shop: DJ’s

by Nick Boldockon 13th January 2018
Record shop specialising in dance music, on vinyl and CD. [...]

Resolve Records

Label: Resolve Records

by Nick Boldockon 21st July 2017
The following post originally appeared on Joe Solo's website (find it here) and is reproduced here with Joe's permission (and a big thank you). So, Joe, Resolve Records then... [...]

Vital Records

Label: Vital Records

by Nick Boldockon 2nd April 2017
Vital Records was formed in 1980 by Nik Townend (after the Akrylykz split) and Nick Stewart, a former art student. [...]

Memorabilia: The Wellington Club / The Welly

by Nick Boldockon 23rd February 2017
Wellington Club flyer from 1980, kindly donated by promoter/musician Tony Menzies.