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December 5

Helen McCookerybook with support by Graham Graham Beck

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About The Event

15 Whitefriargate
Hull, HU1 2ER United Kingdom
December 5, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Helen McCookerybook’s songs cover everything from the social impact of new technology to wry observations about relationships. Now a solo guitarist/vocalist influenced by Linda Lewis, Nick Drake and Jake Thackray, her musical journey started as a bass player in a Brighton punk band in the late 1970s. Her previous bands The Chefs and Helen and the Horns were regulars on BBC Radio 1’s John Peel show; nowadays Radio London’s Gary Crowley and BBC6’s Gideon Coe play her new music. Her latest CD is Drawing on my Dreams Drawing on my Dreams, by Helen McCookerybook


GRAHAM GRAHAM BECK – singer/songwriter of ‘quirky’ Surreal ditties that address the important things in life, such as cake, garden gnomes & flying saucers. Ex-art student, ex-life drawing tutor, ex-stockroom assistant (& possibly a few other ‘ex’s’ as well), he ploughs his course through the subjects that other musicians leave well alone – & who would blame them. But as GGB says, “Someone’s got to do it!”.
One man & his keyboard – it’s a Casio at the moment – with auto-accompaniment, & a few stage props, will leap(?!) onto stage at Wrecking Ball & ‘have a go’ at entertaining the audience with wit & err, wisdom. Ten solo albums to his name, he has previously worked with Wreckless Eric, been in numerous London bands in the 1980’s, & supported such acts as The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Tom Robinson & Helen McCookerybook (this will be the fourth occasion). For a few years, he has been part of Hull’s Comedy Festival Fringe, as well as the Freedom Festival, with his comedic routines & silliness. Several songs have appeared/been broadcast on BBC6 Music (via Tom Robinson) over the past few years, plus dare-I-say-it, there have been two appearances on BGT. Hmm…
Has to be seen to be believed (or not).