A Perfect Combination: The Untold Stories of Hull Pop

John Peel Didn’t Play Our Single

Poor Howard single cover

From East Hull Ian Priestman started playing in bands at school and went on to form early 1980’s Hull favourites Poor Howard. Now living in the USA Ian continues to record and perform. Here he relates how Poor Howard’s single Maybe Tomorrow was released on Self Drive Records to a disappointing lack of radio play by John Peel.


I’d Been Asked To Join Orange Juice

Stephen Skinner

Stephen was an influential member of the 1970’s Bridlington punk scene. In the early 1980’s he formed International Rescue with Dave Waller who were tipped for great things and appeared on The Tube Hull Special. Still very active in the East Riding music scene he is currently playing  guitar with a reformed International Rescue and  playing bass for Hornsea band Sleeperman. Here he relates how he became a member of Orange Juice.


Rich Rags

Rich Rags with Ian Huner second from left

Ian was the lead singer with Hull rockers Black September and glam sleaze rockers Rich Rags. He later became a music industry executive and now lives in Sydney Australia where he teaches at the Australia Institute of Music  Here he tells how Rich Rags quickly buillt up a live following around the country.


Thin End Of The Wedge

Pink Noise with Nick Clay on the left

Nick moved to Hull in the mid eighties to study Politics at Hull University. He formed the band Pink Noise with friends and they became part of the ‘Adelphi based Hull music scene. He is currently a criminal defence solicitor in Hull. Here he tells the story of the Pink Noise single Thin End Of The Wedge and the political landscape which shaped it.


We Found Each Other Quite Quickly

Tim ‘Deebo’ Dalton

Tim was part of Hull’s embryonic late 1970’s Hull punk scene with people like Roland Gift. Instead of following a musicians route he became a sound engineer at places like Spring Street Theater before touring the world as engineer for bands including the Beasty Boys. Following a degree in Documentary Studies he became an academic. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia and teaches at the SAE Instittute.

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