In Association with Shades of Soul Ltd

The Alan Hull Songbook (“Lindisfarne”)

with Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson

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Last Show: Wednesday 21 st February 2024

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

We are pleased to present a unique performance of familiar and lost songs written by Alan Hull, performed by Dave Hull Denholm & Ian Thomson of Lindisfarne. More than 25 years on from the untimely passing of the great Alan Hull, his legacy of songs and poetry has stood the test of time and remains an important part of our national culture and heritage. His music inspired a generation of songwriters from Elvis Costello to Noel Gallagher & more recently to Sam Fender, and continues to influence young writers and musicians today. 

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Alan Hull’s son-in-law, Dave Hull-Denholm, gained a unique insight into the music and the mind of Alan while working as his sideman for 2 years or so before his death, as well as his time as a member of Lindisfarne where he has taken over the bulk of the singing role and brings to the stage a poignant and genuine delivery of the songs. 

With the addition of Lindisfarne bass player Ian Thomson the songs retain their essence and purity in a stripped-down form delivered with honesty and unparalleled musicality. 

Dave and Ian have worked up a sizeable repertoire including many of the classics and some recently discovered pre-Lindisfarne songs, which can be found on their album “Some Other Time”.

When Alan Hull, front man and songwriter of legendary band Lindisfarne died his widow Pat asked their son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm to sort through Alan's home studio. Dave discovered dozens of demo tapes of previously unheard material and, along with Lindisfarne bassist Ian Thomson, thought the best way to bring it to the attention of Lindisfarne's faithful fans and the wider public was to record some of the songs. These recordings were released as the album 'Some Other Time' in 2016. In between their other musical commitments – both are members of the Lindisfarne line-up – they tour with the songs from the Album as well as many of the well-known classics.