A Perfect Combination: The Untold Stories of Hull Pop

Paul Burwell by Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis moved to Hull in the early 1970’s to study at Hull College of Art, Since arriving in Hull he has been a mainstay of Hull’s jazz and experimental music scene. He is currently a member of the jazz street band Banderama. Here he describes meeting and collaborating with musician and artist Paul Burwell, and how Paul established the Boathouse.


Hull Has A Certain Hullness

Nick Boldock

Nick’s passion is collecting vinyl – especially if it has a Hull connection. In 2105 he established the Hull Music Archive to chronicle Hull’s music scene past and present. Here he discusses the influence of Hull based label Pork Recordings and how music from Hull has a special flavour. www.hullmusicarchive.co.uk


Kid Jensen Played Our Single Every Night For A Week

Rich Cundhill

Rich was a member of Hull new wave band Strangeways before going onto form Fun n Frenzy. Here he talks about recording Fallen Down In Love and the thrill of hearing it being played on the radio.


I Became The Chick Singer At Tiffany’s

Cheap Thrills with Cassie Patton in the centre

Cassie came to Hull to from Manchester to study drama at Hull university in the late 1960’s. An early member of Hull Truck she later decided to concentrate on singing eventually fronting Cheap Thrills. Cassie continues to act and sing in Hull. Here she tells how she became the resident singer at Hull’s premier ballroom Tiffany’s.


It Was 1977 And She’d Discovered Punk

The Brontes with Claire Binnington (third from left)

Claire formed Driffield band the Brontes with her brother Japser Bolton in the mid 1980’s. They toured extensively and signed a record deal with the East German state record label just before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Claire left the band soon after and gave up singing to become the Town Clerk of Driffield – a post she still holds today. The Brontes recently reformed and are playing again.. Here Claire relates how meeting a Danish au pair in London had a big influence on her musical tastes.

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