The Southmartins at The Welly Club
The Southmartins are a tribute to the songs of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins. Formed in late 2009 and gigging regularly ever since have built up a quite good reputation as a live band, playing pubs, clubs, festivals, Paul Heaton’s pub – the Kings Arms on numerous occasions.
With an unbeatable songbook to draw upon including solid-bronze classics such as Happy Hour, Caravan of Love, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her, You Keep It All In and many, many more, the high energy live shows frequently sell-out in advance and garner rave reviews from customers expecting something, perhaps, a little more “traditional”.
“We’re not trying to imitate or resurrect anything. We don’t do all that dressing up stuff but we do have, what we think is, a healthy irreverence for the songs. Sometimes we play them very much like the records and other times we take them somewhere else but all in the name of putting on a good show and putting a smile on the audience’s face and a song in their collective big mouth”.
The Welly is Hull’s legendary alternative night club and live music venue – existing for over 100 years! Hosting [w]eekly club nights playing the very best in: Indie, Pop-Punk, Alternative, Electro, 90s, Rock, and Drum’n’Bass. The Welly consists of three separate capacity rooms W:1 , W:2, LOUNGE, and our hidden ‘Pub in a Club’ Mrs. Wilson’s – named in honour of the woman herself, who ran the club in the early 1960s.