The Culture Train tour rolls into Hedon on Saturday 4th September 2021.
The Culture Train Tour 2021 will once again bring a taste of the Hull music scene to communities in East Yorkshire. The 2020 summer tour was cancelled due to the pandemic but this is rolling once again during 2021 with dates predominantly between September and November at large churches, in a project once again funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s ‘Active Creative’ art fund.
The second date of this year’s tour brings musicians to play at St Augustine’s Church in Hedon once again. On Saturday 4th September there is a lineup of Jim Danby, Imogen Hart, Matt Barratt, Goole band Sandra’s Wedding and Hedon favourites Cuba Drive are our headliners.
These are five acclaimed acoustic acts and a large crowd is expected for the free concert on Saturday evening.
- Jim Danby is a local singer-songwriter who has been very popular on several tour dates through his witty and emotional songs.
- Imogen Hart is an acclaimed singer-songwriter who has performed regularly at events such as Hedfest and Cornucopia and sessions for BBC Introducing.
- Matt Barratt is another Hedon performer and lead singer of the band Kings Horses who released their debut album in 2019.
- Sandra’s Wedding is an increasingly popular Goole band who have recorded three albums and have become one of the favourites of Burnsy on BBC Radio Humberside with a number of live BBC performances since 2018.
- Headliners are Cuba Drive who have been very popular in Hedon for several years and performed at St Augustine’s on the Culture Train’s initial visit here in 2019.
The first band will be on stage at 7.30 pm so people are advised to come early. The event is free so come along and enjoy a taste of the Hull music scene.
“This is a great opportunity to promote Hull music outside of the city and continue our project to bring talented musicians to churches and offer a chance to see great local musicians within your community after a year of lockdown. It is all free so check it out and a big thank you to the Active Creative fund for creating this opportunity for people to get out and see live music once again”
Organiser, Chris Warkup of Quiet Riot Arts
Tips to enjoy the night:
- Please ring CASH for refreshments at the church;
- FACE COVERINGS are welcome although not required.
About the tour:
The Culture Train project was first held during 2017 to help take music from the City of Culture to communities that were not touched by events linked to the 2017 Year of Culture; i.e. Hutton Cranswick and Nafferton via trains running from Paragon Station on the Hull to Bridlington Rail line.
This is the fourth year of this project and so far around a hundred acts have entertained in towns and villages across East Yorkshire from Goole and Bridlington to Brough and Market Weighton.
The evening gigs will be held 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm and next in line are Cottingham St Mary’s on 2 October, Bridlington Priory on 16 October and St Mary’s Beverley on November 27.
Twenty established acts from the Hull & East Yorkshire music scene will be performing at this year’s gigs and this includes people such as Carrie Martin, Elwhaeko, Listening Club, Cuba Drive, Late Night Marauders, The Happy Endings, Laura Douse, The Quicksilver Kings, Edwina Hayes, Gold Needles and many more talented performers.
More details on the events can be found on Facebook and Twitter.