Les Merchands Etrangers – Fringe @ O’Riley’s – Gallery

An honest and warm appraisal of the very first Hull Fringe show.

February 3rd, 2017 at O’Riley’s, Beverley Road, Hull


The morning after the night before. Otherwise known as a time for critique.
Without introspection, it’s very difficult to get better.

And, you know something? It is very difficult to find fault in last night’s gig.

There were many happy people at O’Rileys last night and a really warm glow about the place.
I have to say that Darren Bunting has generated a proper place to perform.
Great light show and a great sound in a really good space.
The performers were universally great, and I for one would like to thank them for
their time and efforts. In return, I think we can offer them the honour of being there
at the very first Hull Fringe gig. They’ll be able to look back in a few years and say “I was there!”
It was also good to see people from out of the city, (Exeter and Derby) whom we welcomed
with open arms in the great tradition of Hull hospitality.
The very sad thing was that (this is direct criticism of CoC) they had asked in the Tourist
Information Office and of CoC volunteers where they could hear live music and nobody knew.
They were pointed our way by Jaz Bar in the Old Town.

Mike Fuller

Here’s a gallery from the event.
Photographs by RONNIE SOAK

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