Loudhailer Acoustic Nights at The Back Room, Cottingham
Loudhailer Acoustic is a friendly welcoming all acoustic open mic night of music and spoken word, with a great attentive audience. Expect a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality song writing and some familiar classics from a host of different performers at The Back Room in Cottingham on the firstThursday of every month. Doors are 7.00 p.m. music at 7.30 p.m. £2 entry.
The evening is hosted by musicians Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard who have been running monthly acoustic evenings in East Yorkshire since 2010.
Lou said, “We are delighted to be at The Back Room. It’s a lovely live music venue, designed and built by musicians, with superb acoustics, a great philosophy, and a range of local craft beers to boot.”
Rich explained, “We wanted to create a night where musicians are listened to and appreciated. As a result we are always stunned by the superb quality of song writing in the area and are regularly treated to amazing performances. People often travel from North, South, West Yorkshire and from over the Humber Bridge to join us, it’s a great night out.”
A review and photographs of every Loudhailer Acoustic event appears on Rich & Lou’s website.
Photographer Rich explained, “Our reviews and photo gallery of each event has become a big part of Loudhailer Acoustic and we have blog followers all over the world. It’s good to have a record of what goes on, and it’s especially brilliant that musicians use our reviews and photographs to help spread the word about what they do.”
Rich and Lou have years of experience of the music scene. When they are not hosting Loudhailer Acoustic, they perform as an acoustic duo, and with their full psychedelic electric band, the Loudhailer Electric Co.
Originally Lou was the bassist in The Red Guitars who released two acclaimed albums. First single – Good Technology – was championed by the late, great John Peel. It made number 1 in the Indie chart and number 11 in his Festive Fifty. A handful of top ten Indie hits later they had toured with The Smiths, played numerous BBC Radio 1 sessions, appeared on The Tube, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Oxford Road Show and signed to Virgin Records.
As well as their regular acoustic nights, look out for occasional Loudhailer Specials. BBC television The Voice finalist Sally Barker, and superb singer and guitarist, Nick Harper, son of legendary Roy Harper both sold out earlier this year, and are returning in the coming months.
2015 Loudhailer Acoustic dates: Thursdays August 6th, Sept 3rd, October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd.
2016 dates: Thursday January 7th. February 4th SPECIAL GIG details to follow soon! Loudhailer Acoustic will be on Thurs 11th Feb. Then back to normal, March 3rd, April 7th etc.