The show is the work of Gary and Jed, who are very well known in the Hull comedy circuit, especially for their involvement with Hull’s 2017 City Of Culture events and Comedy Festivals.
On Saturday night we had the pleasure of attending the Wortley Hotel on Rowland Road for a popular duo, who have performed prime time on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One show live and across the festival & gig circuit. Prior to watching the Duo I had seen good feedback and comments from returning fans. I hadn’t heard of Showhawk before but they are selling out venues across the UK and beyond on their tour.
Firstly a support act from Hull graced the stage called Urban Rain they ran through a setlist of their own songs and threw in a few covers along the way, one being REM. They were a slightly different genre to the main act but nevertheless they were good musicians and the crowd enjoyed singing along.
Soon after Urban Rain left the stage the main act Showhawk Duo got ready to play. The two talented guitarists are named Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright and they use their electro acoustic guitars to produce a genre they call ADM which is similar to EDM (electronic dance music) but the sound and well-known songs are composed of just two acoustic guitars with a lot of tuning and slapping the strings and guitar itself to produce a whole new composition and feel.
Showhawk were no doubt, very talented at playing these dance/trance recreations with what they had. The Duo covered artists songs such as Alice Deejay, Faithless, Clean Bandit and of course their Daft Punk medley that I’d hear so much about. The Showhawk Duo finished the night with Bohemian Rhapsody, which definitely managed to get some audience members singing.
The duo don’t do vocals they leave that to the audience. Which was maybe somewhat lost on the Scunthorpe audience that night in comparison to some of the other gig videos i’d seen. Every song was familiar and easily recognisable. The crowd seemed to enjoy the show with a standing ovation and an encore. Overall it was great night of live music.
It just goes to show though that attending gigs of artists you might never otherwise have heard of can sometimes pay off and turn into a great night of live music.
Other Dates on the Showhawk tour:
|Mar 30||Showhawk Duo||The Underworld Camden Town, GBR|
|Apr 1||Showhawk Duo||Classic Grand Glasgow, GBR|
|Apr 3||Showhawk Duo||The Limelight Belfast, GBR|
|Apr 4||04/04 – The Showhawk Duo||Button Factory Dublin, IRL|
Showhawk Duo Members Jake Wright & Mikhail Asanovic will be performing live at The Wortley House Hotel this Saturday night. Tickets are priced at £15 each, but be quick because the more word gets about that these guys are in town the more the popularity is growing. Doors open at 7pm.
Also if you used to be a resident weekend visitor at Henry’s there’s special guest DJ Si Jay spinning all the Henry’s dance anthems. Continue reading SHOWHAWK THIS SATURDAY // WORTLEY HOUSE HOTEL
WHAT’S ON 18TH-20TH MARCH 2016
Local media give you 9 things to do in Scunthorpe this weekend, most of them aren’t in Scunthorpe! So here are 11 things we picked out of our calendar in Scunthorpe and A few out of Scunthorpe after that. For more events and gigs see the What’s On page for the live calendar.
Child and family friendly (FAMILY EVENT)
Adult/Gig (MUSIC EVENT)
Eating out locally is something we like to do. We try to eat out at least once every other week and so we thought we may as well tell you about it.
We were kindly invited to try out the Sunday carvery at the Wortley House Hotel. Maybe not somewhere you would even think to go for your Sunday dinner?
The meal is very good value as you can see below £7 for a quality Sunday roast.
On arrival to the hotel you feel a very warm welcome. Once directed to the dinning room we kicked off with a starter, garlic mushrooms, which were very tasty chopped up in a thick and creamy garlic sauce and a slice of Bruschetta. The second starter we picked was the broccoli and cauliflower cheese home-made soup which was a nice consistency and moreish. Throughout the meal familiar music was quietly being played in the background, which we quite liked, rather than silence and the sound of cutlery clinking.
For the main course there was a choice of beef, turkey or steak pie. We went for turkey and beef. Both very tender and tasty. The beef melted in the mouth and was not tough in the slightest so there was no saw work involved or vegetables flying off my plate. Same goes for the turkey nice and moist.
The vegetables were freshly prepared and cooked to perfection. Sometimes at other carvery’s we have been to the veg can seem a little limp, too hard or too soft but this was just right. As there’s nothing worse than helping yourself to veg that has been sat in a kitchen then hosting trolley for hours on end under a light. The carrots were very sweet and neatly sliced into sticks rather than chopped.
Good quality cuts of meat were used and the carvery overall was lovely. We will definitely be visiting again when we don’t fancy cooking and washing up.
The staff were all very helpful and polite with smiles on their faces. We also had a 2 yr old with us and the staff were very helpful in sorting out a booster seat and checking we had what we needed. The 2 year old is one of the reasons their isn’t more images so apologies for that.
If you fancy trying somewhere new for your Sunday dinner you can book a reservation at The Wortley Hotel on 01724 842223.
Sunday Lunch is served every week from 12 – 2pm.
January – November:
Main Course – £7.00 p.p.
2 Courses – £10.00 p.p.
3 courses – £12.50 p.p.
Tea / Coffee – £2.50 p.p.
Our Rating (5 Out of 5):
Price & value for money: ★★★★★
Overall Dining experience: ★★★★★
Let us know if you have been somewhere worth shouting about. We are always on the look out for people interested in guest reviewing. Maybe you have tried the food we have and have a different view or opinion. Let us know. Is there somewhere you have heard the food is good…or even poor?