THE ELVIS YEARS

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.

That'll Be The Day

THAT’LL BE THE DAY 2019

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!

80’S MANIA

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.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 2019

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.’

Tea Dance

Dance the afternoon away at the Hull City Hall with Blackpool Tower Organist John Bowdler playing all your favourites including ballroom, sequence and Latin. Ticket price includes tea and biscuits (served at the interval).

Miles Kane

Miles Kane

UNDER THE INFLUENCE PRESENTS
Miles Kane

With support from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard

 

MICHAEL STARRING BEN

Michael® starring Ben is a jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson.

As the largest touring tribute to Michael Jackson in the UK today, this award winning production features an incredible live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance routines and of course, the inimitable Ben. The show promises to create the most authentic, lively and powerful re-creation of the iconic superstar you will ever experience.

Michael® starring Ben brings together a fresh blend mixing elements of Michael Jackson’s own stage shows with exciting new arrangements combined with a breathtaking light show to create the perfect celebration of Michael and his music.

This incredible show features not only the greatest hits of Michael Jackson but also The Jackson5. The show includes Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror and many, many more of Michael Jackson’s catalogue of hit songs.

Michael® starring Ben is the latest smash hit theatre production from renowned producer James Baker and features the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman; who not only looks and sounds like Michael Jackson, but has honed his routine so impeccably that audiences believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.

Take a journey back in time as we remember the man, the music, the magic, Michael.

DISCLAIMER : Please note this that this a tribute production and is not endorsed by or affiliated with the Michael Jackson Estate.

James Blunt

James Blunt

James Blunt will visit the Bonus Arena, Hull on Sunday, 16 February 2020 in support of his new album due out in October.

James has sold over 23 million albums and has showcased his wit and charm more recently with his always engaging twitter account. Catch him in Hull early next year for this all-seated concert.

Best known for songs such as You’re Beautiful, 1973, Goodbye My Lover, Same Mistake and much more.

After flirting with electronica on his last album, James Blunt returns to what he does best on new album ‘Once Upon A Mind’, writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head.

Highlights are many and include the breezy first single ‘Cold’, the poignant ballad ‘Monsters’, the pop swagger of ‘5 Miles’ and the country tinged ‘Halfway.’ There’s a warmth that permeates the entire album, and a real sense of personality

GREGORY PORTER

Gregory Porter

The planned visit of Gregory Porter on 17th May 2020 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Ticketholders will be contacted about receiving a full refund shortly. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

As well as a night in Hull, Gregory Porter’s UK tour will also stop off at arenas in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle and feature four nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

With his irresistible warm baritone vocals, Porter  continues to perform to sell-out audiences around the world and has achieved international recognition and acclaim, with both his Grammy-winning selling albums ‘Liquid Spirit’  and ‘Take Me To The Alley’.

They don’t come much cooler than Gregory Porter… a tour not to be missed!

Gregory Porter launched this month, ‘The Hang’, a brand new 10-week podcast series, where you will be able to listen to Porter’s warming speaking voice on a weekly basis, where he sits down with distinguished guests from the fields of art and entertainment.

SHOWADDYWADDY

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Formed in the 1970’s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the world extensively.

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’

The Candlelight Sessions – Leather’o’

Leather’o play tunes and songs from the exciting New Celtic Tradition – they’re festival favourites and are known for their great energy on stage! The standard of their musicianship sets Leather’o apart and they bring a wide range of influences to their playing from folk-rock to classical, jazz to gypsy. The six band members create a rich mix of textures. Based in York, the band has built up their craft through hundreds of performances over the last seven years from their regular pub gigs to festivals and radio appearances. The band’s CD Six was released in 2018 and has been played widely on specialist folk radio shows, including BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio York, Beverley FM and many more.

Tickets £8 in advance / £10 on the door

THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic and an energy and spirit that is impossible to resist.

Back with a Brand new mission, The Chicago Blues Brothers are heading for Detroit to take on some of the biggest and most loved Motown anthems along with all the Blue Brothers classics you know and love. With hits from Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, James Brown, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jackson 5 and the Supremes.

Backed by the multi award winning CBB Band and the incredible Sweet Soul Sisters, a new stage set and state of the art full stage projection – this is one show you can’t afford to miss.

Odette

London-based Singer-Songwriter Odette, and her 5-piece band have been bringing their fresh live sound, to delighted audiences across the country. Her vibrant tracks incorporate folk, jazz, Indian, Mediterranean and African flavours to create a uniquely layered experience.

“You don’t have to like jazz, folk or World Music to appreciate Odette, as her material will appeal to anyone who appreciates good musicianship and music of the highest quality.” Steve Wright, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club

Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets

Under The Influence Presents

Mystery Jets: A Billion Heartbeats

All great albums start from a unique perspective. But try a window on the Strand, in an abandoned office block, overlooking the kind of political upheaval London hasn’t seen in a generation. Mystery Jets’ Blaine Harrison was living as a property guardian right round the corner from Trafalgar Square when found himself witness to an entire year of protests. Every weekend from January 2017 on, people were marching for a different cause: “In the space of six months it was Black Lives Matter, the huge ‘Our NHS’ march, Unite for Europe,” he recalls. “Then the solidarity sleep-out organised by Help Refugees, where we slept in Whitehall for the night… The protestors would wake me up in the morning. I’d just walk down and join in.”

Over the course of that year, Mystery Jets’ sixth long-player, A Billion Heartbeats, was born. “This album wasn’t about making pointed opinions,” says Blaine. “It was about being a mirror for what’s going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling.”

The first single Screwdriver is an uncompromising look at the rise of the rebranded alt-right in the UK, built around a powerfully positive message: “Fight them with love / then the world will be ours”. The haunting, melodic Hospital Radio counteracts images of those “missing in action” or “staring at the ceiling” with a battle cry of “our blood is not for sale”. By turns tender and fierce, abstract and full of classic rock energy, A Billion Heartbeats achieves a balance of passion, fear and hope. In a sense, it’s not just their “state of the nation” record but their “state of a generation” record too.

Omar Puente & His Cuban Allstars Guests

Alex Wilson (Piano)
Dennis Rollins (Trombone)
Naomi Phillips (Vocals)

An Evening for Debbie

Internationally-acclaimed Cuban violinist Omar Puente performs a very special show in honour and celebration of his wife, campaigner Debbie Purdy who died in 2014.

He’ll perform work from throughout his career with his sensational Latin sextet as well as welcoming his very special guests. You’ll find it impossible to sit still!

“A true violin great” Nigel Kennedy