ELO Experience

The ELO Experience

The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.

The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light orchestra to the live stage for over 12 years


Chiedu Oraka was born and raised in North Hull and is of Nigerian descent. He is a rapper and pioneer of the alternative urban scene, fiercely proud of his HU6 postcode and hailed as the sound of northern working-class England. Chiedu has supported some of the UK’s leading Hip-Hop and Grime MCs.

Joseph Coelho won the CLiPPA for his debut collection Werewolf Club Rules in 2015.He is a writer, performer and co-founder of Word Pepper Theatre Company.Joeseph’s poems have been published in several anthologies. Second collectionOverheard in a Tower Block was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2018

LOCATION: Hull Truck Theatre, Studio Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
WARNINGS: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
ACCESS: There are limited wheelchair spaces available. If you are unable to transfer in to a seat please do not book a ticket online, we have wheelchair spaces held back from general sale for you. Please book by calling 01482 323638. If you are unable to communicate via telephone you can also email boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk.



A multi- media performance by students from Sirius Academy West, Ganton School and the Hull Music Service.

Fusing words by the poet laureate Simon Armitage on an intergalactic theme in this year of celebration of the moon landings, with music by award-winning composer and musician John Harle and a light show by Hull-born architect Richard Scott.

With thanks to Wellington College International Shanghai.

LOCATION: Hull College, The Horncastle Building, Charlotte Street, HUll, HU1 3DG
WARNINGS: Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult
ACCESS: If you have any access provision requirements, please contact editor@wreckingballpress.com in advance of the event but please book your ticket first.

Simply Red

Simply Red

Iconic band Simply Red have today announced details of a highly anticipated 13-date UK arena  tour which will head to the Bonus Arena, Hull on 7th October 2020.

Hailed as one of the most successful live acts ever to come out of the UK, Simply Red will be firing on all cylinders delivering their all-time classic hits from a stellar career, such as ‘Stars’, ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘Fairground’ and ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, as well as some raw and soulful new grooves.

Mick Hucknall has been Simply Red’s songwriter and bandleader since the very beginning in 1985, aided by long-serving saxophonist Ian Kirkham since 1986.

The current line-up has remained consistent since 2003, and the new tour will play to the core strengths of this fantastic band. “I want them to enjoy playing, for crowds to get up and move around, and everybody to put their heart into it. It’s all about capturing the groove”, says Hucknall.

Isata Kanneh-Mason: A Portrait of the Life of Clara Schumann

Hull Chamber Music presents Isata Kanneh-Mason – Romance: a Portrait of the Life and Music of Clara Schumann

We are thrilled to open Hull Chamber Music’s 2019/20 season with rising talent Isata Kanneh- Mason. Ahead of her upcoming debut album about to be released on Decca Classics, Isata brings you a musical portrait of Clara Schumann’s life – an intense programme celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

“Isata is an immensely talented pianist with remarkable musicality and a curious mind, always ready to explore new musical horizons.”
Dr Alexander Buhr, Managing Director of Decca Classics

2.30 – 4.30pm: Grace Black piano masterclass for University of Hull music students. Observers welcome.
6.15pm: Pre-concert talk by Libby Burgess on the life and music of Clara Schumann.

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Tickets: £14 / £5. Season tickets are available: please see the Hull Chamber Music website for details: http://www.hullchambermusic.org.uk/tickets.html

Richard Strange performs the Songs of Lou Reed


An exploration of Lou Reed solo songs that are based on characters – including ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, ‘Satellite of Love’, ‘Charley’s Girl’, ‘Caroline Says II’, ‘Oh Jim’, ‘Street Hassle’ and ‘Sally Can’t Dance’.

The band
Richard Strange – vocals, guitar
Terry Edwards (The Near Jazz Experience, also played with PJ Harvey) – musical director, saxophone
Kevin Armstrong (played with Iggy Pop and David Bowie) – guitar
Paul Cuddeford (played with Steve Harley and Ian Hunter) – bass
Florence Sabeva (played with Earl Slick) – keyboards
Dave Imby (Kid Creole and the Coconuts) – drums

Pamela Sue Mann


Michael Matthews in Recital

Hull alumnus classical guitarist Michael Matthews brings an exciting repertoire to Hull Chamber Music, ranging from the mesmerizing sounds of the Renaissance to the vigorous rhythms of Spanish nationalism. Michael was chosen in 2018 by the Tillett Trust, a prestigious placement that includes performances at Wigmore Hall among other leading venues.

Hull Chamber Music’s AGM will take place before this concert at 6pm in the Arts Café. All welcome.

2.30-4.30pm: Guitar masterclass for University of Hull Music students.

Middleton Hall

Chiaroscuro String Quartet

Dubbed “a trailblazer for the authentic performance of High Classical chamber music” by Gramophone, the acclaimed Chiaroscuro Quartet will enchant their audience in a Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven recital performed on gut strings and with historical bows. Not to be missed.

Friends and patrons of Hull Chamber Music are invited to meet the artists for a glass of wine after the concert.

Middleton Hall

West End Nights

West End Nights brings its brand-new show to Middleton Hall. The show promises a wonderful evening celebrating the finest and best-loved songs from the dazzling West End.

Get ready for two hours of musical classics, as well as a selection from some of the latest shows and newest revivals.

You’ll hear songs from some of your favourite musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman, Come from Away, Waitress, Blood Brothers, Chicago and many more – brought together by the stunning vocal talents of the West End Nights cast.


‘A Christmas Celebration’

Seasonal and secular, something for everyone!

The City of Hull Youth Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Jazz Orchestra and Choir present an evening of musical celebration!


Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony, Belfast-born Courtney Lewis opens with Ravel’s enchanting Mother Goose Suite: the five ‘fairytale’ pieces were originally composed for children. Elgar’s Cello Concerto is full of gossamer-light orchestral writing, delicate cello virtuosity and unforgettable melodies, featuring Hallé Principal Nicholas Trygstad as soloist. Sibelius, working on his Fifth Symphony, wrote: ‘It’s as if God the Father had thrown down the tiles of a mosaic from heaven’s floor and asked me to determine what kind of picture it was.’ His picture ends in triumph, the swinging phrases of what he called his ‘Swan Hymn’ ringing out in life-affirming fashion.


The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ – Elvis Presley.

Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), our all-star band and our award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats that span over three decades – from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning 68 TV special.

With nostalgic film footage, and over twelve costume changes, this glittering two-hour production includes classic hits such as That’s Alright Mama, Suspicious Minds, It’s Now or Never, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, If I Can Dream and many more.


Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of That’ll Be The Day!

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party!


Europe’s official 1980’s multi-tribute concert featuring 28 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers.

Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live, with tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Nena, Toni Basil, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Madness and more.

So dig out your 80’s fashions and party.


This concert is a perfect marriage of Italian and German orchestral favourites.

Rossini’s explosive Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers provides a powerful opening, which gives way to Martucci’s lush and pensive Notturno, with its yearning melodic lines and soothing orchestration.

A highlight of this evening is Bruch’s much-loved Violin Concerto No.1 performed by Italian violinist Francesca Dego. This piece unleashes the full spectrum of the instrument and to this day is one of the most popular works in the violin repertoire.

The concert climaxes with Beethoven’s victorious Symphony No.3, ‘Eroica’, iconic for its vast expressive range described in The Guardian’s list of 50 Greatest Symphonies as a ‘set of variations that in one fell swoop reinvent the symphonic finale in a way that arguably only the last movement of Beethoven’s Ninth comes close to.’