Lyricull 2018 Presented By Wrecking Ball Promotions took place 12/15 April at Hull Central Library, where audiences were treated to a stellar line-up: the sparkling Suzi Quatro, a sardonic Chris Difford; a game Glen Matlock and the terrific Kevin Armstrong: with author/poet Russ Litten playing the role of Parky. Continue reading
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With ‘Art Comes First’ emblazoned on the back of her jacket, Pauline Black from British ska revival band The Selecter sets out her stall early with a line about Obama being a black guy in the White house. “What do they have to do to be taken seriously?” she asks. Pauline wearing one of her trademark hats, describes racism as existing like a chill in the air… Continue reading
“There are very few genuine heroines in the music scene,” says Mike sat next to me in the Central Library as we wait for the legendary Viv Albertine to join us at Lyricull. “She was loud and very real,” I think he has a soft spot for her, just hours before he had been in hospital desperately waiting for the all clear, so he didn’t miss seeing Viv in Hull. Continue reading
A four-day festival from 22 – 25 Sept celebrating the best of contemporary British SONGWRITERS… the SONGS that made us laugh, dance, cry and sing along … Four great songwriters talk about their work, outlook and influences at Hull Central Library in conversation with Russ Litten.