Dave Sherman, manager of the Piper Club on Newland Avenue in Hull is a man on a mission to get some of Britain’s best bands to play in the city and put the Piper Club on the map as one of the North’s most eclectic musical venues.
Appointed in December as the manager of the Piper Club, which was a former cinema and working men’s club, Dave and the team have already set the wheels in motion to showcase the musical talents of bands from Hull and the rest of the country.
“I grew up in Manchester where music is such an integral part of the city. Hull has a wealth of fantastic bands along with a vibrant music scene so I can’t see why it can’t be the same here”, said David Sherman, manager of the Piper Club.
“My aim is to build live music at the Piper and offer the residents and visitors to Hull a place where they can enjoy a wide and eclectic music offer. From pop punk to indie tribute acts, Californian Ska and hardcore, we will hopefully cater for everyone’s musical tastes.
“There’s a real appetite for bands to play at small, intimate venues and the Piper is the perfect place to do this so we’ll be working with promoters in order to secure some great bands. We’re really going to mix up our music offer to complement our existing line-up called Dead Bolt where we play pop punk and metal core. Dead Bolt is hosted on the first and third Saturday of every month. For the remaining Saturdays, we have Atomic where we have 80s and 90s tribute acts as well as other similar bands and DJs.
“Music is such an important part of our offer; we’ve even got two of our team members who play in local bands. Sam Ruddersforth is the lead singer with Colour Line and Ethan Tomlinson is a guitarist with GRatitude who will be playing here as part of our Easter line up.”
Saturday 16th March sees rock trio, the Brew take to the stage at the Piper. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets, which cost £10 plus booking fee, can be purchased by visiting the Piper’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/piperclubhull.
The first of many events planned over the coming months, the Piper Club will be hosting a number of bands in the run up to Easter along with their Beaster Weekend which takes place on Sunday 31st March with an impressive line-up.
Starting things off on Thursday 28th March is The Rile, a band who plays alternative 70s and 80s music and is inspired by bands such as Blondie, the Cure and the Clash. On Saturday 30th March, the Cats Pyjamas presents ‘Ooh La La’ a Parisenne-themed Burlesque and Cabaret evening and on Sunday 31st March, the Piper Club has arranged four bands to celebrate the holiday including the Chronographs, The Fear and Hull-based band GRatitude.
Future events at the Piper Club include:
• Friday 12th April – Suburban Legend with support by Upbeat Allstars
• Saturday 18th May – The Omega Particle
• Saturday 1st June – We Caught The Castle
• Wednesday 7th August – Death Before Dishonour