Top local performers in store at launch of Fruit Trade Music Club

Mouth-watering is probably the only way to describe the package launched by the new, Hull-based studio and record label which will bring a combination of live music and fine dining […]

Mouth-watering is probably the only way to describe the package launched by the new, Hull-based studio and record label which will bring a combination of live music and fine dining to one of the city’s top hotels.

Fruit Trade Music Club – a spin-off from the Fruit Trade Music studio in Humber Street – is looking for venues around the region as it rolls out the new concept. It will launch on Friday, July 26 at the Mercure Royal Hotel, in the heart of the city centre. On the bill will be Sam Gray, Happy Endings, The Blackbirds and Half Deaf Clatch.

The Fruit Trade Music ethos is the commitment to support regional music talent and help to create a regional music industry full of opportunities for employment and entertainment.  Since its launch in February, Fruit Trade Music has encouraged corporate support for recordings and is building a comprehensive, high quality body of work and performers for live and recorded music.

Malcolm Scott, the man behind it, says: “Fruit Trade Music Club is a concept to take the best of our music talent to venues around the region and beyond.

“Quality will not be compromised in food, entertainment and atmosphere to encourage professionalism in music and performance demanded by a mature audience.”

Tickets for the event in the hotel’s main function room will include a three-course meal and the laid-back approach to the evening will provide the opportunity to chat to the performers between courses and music.

Malcolm adds: “This event is a dream come true. I’m convinced that regional talent deserves to be more widely appreciated and a mature audience deserves to be entertained.

“The audience will get the chance to find out more about the performers during the evening by meeting them in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.  We’re bringing the best talent to families, friends and corporate entertainers.”

Half Deaf Clatch, aka Andrew McClatchie, specialises in raw steel guitar blues and will be the opening performance at the first Fruit Trade Music Club.

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