14 August 2022

Culture train to arrive in town

The Culture Train Tour 2022 will bring a taste of the Hull music scene to Hedon this Saturday, August 6.

The project, once again funded by East Riding Council’s Active Creative fund, takes established musicians to play to a wide range of communities across East Yorkshire and during 2022 this also includes dates at Cottingham, Howden, Hedon, Driffield and Beverley.

The third date of this year’s tour brings musicians to play at St Augustine’s Church with a line-up of Graham Beck, Sarah Shiels, Jackson D and Hedon favourites Cuba Drive, the headliners.

Graham Beck is an entertaining performer whose repertoire includes songs on fig rolls, scones, rabbits and of course the action man with a head of a giraffe. Several of these songs were performed in his two Britain’s Got Talent appearances. Singer Sarah Shiels and Jackson D have both appeared at festivals across the region for several years, while Cuba Drive performed at St Augustine’s on the Culture Train’s initial visit there in 2019.

The first band will be on for 7.30pm, so people, are advised to come early. The event is free, and all are welcome to come along and enjoy a taste of the Hull music scene. Refreshments will be available.

The Culture Train project was first held during 2017 to help take music from Hull to communities who may have been out of reach of the City of Culture events, via trains running from Paragon Station along the Hull to Bridlington line. This is the fifth year of the project and so far about 100 acts have performed in towns and villages across East Yorkshire.

Twenty established acts from the region’s music scene will be performing at this year’s gigs, including Carrie Martin, Elwhaeko, Sandra’s Wedding, Cuba Drive, Pavey Ark, Emma Fee, the Quicksilver Kings, Arkut Brothers, Marc Clough and many more performers.

Chris Warkup, of Quiet Riot Arts, said: “This is a great opportunity to promote Hull music outside of the city, continuing our project to bring talented musicians to churches and offering a chance to see great local music within your community once again at such a wonderful atmospheric venue.

“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.”

More details on the events can be found on the Facebook page CultureTraintour or @quietriotgigs on Twitter.