Musical talent to gather for Perfect Combination 3 supporting the Stephen Hughes Foundation

Left to right, Nervous Twitch, Sarah Shiels, and Ted Key. Three of the acts performing at Perfect Combination 3.

The third annual Perfect Combination fund-raising event for the Stephen Hughes Foundation is set to take place at Kardomah 94, Hull, on Saturday 2 February, with shows in both the afternoon and evening.

Showcasing a stellar line up of musical talent from the region, among the 18 acts taking part in Perfect Combination 3 are: Loudhailer Electric Company, Sleeperman, Snake Eye, MG Greaves, The Brontes, Ched’s Bare Bones, Sarah Shiels, The Avenues, Work in Progress, Nervous Twitch, Emily Thomson,  DJ Doodlebugs, Wolfreton School, Diggory Venn, Ted Key, Moscow,  Patton & Steer, and Rebel Sell.  The afternoon show will be hosted by ex Housemartin Ted Key, and the evening show by Burnsy from BBC Radio Humberside.

The event will raise funds for The Stephen Hughes Foundation, set up by Gary and Hazel Hughes whose son Stephen, a Hull born school teacher and footballer, died at the age of 23 of the heart condition giant cell myocarditis.  All funds raised from the event will go towards the main purpose of the foundation of ‘Saving Young Hearts’ via research into Myocarditis.  In addition, the charity supports the development of sport in local primary schools and community groups through their Sport Development Grants.

Gary and Hazel said ‘We are delighted that local musicians are once again giving their time to put on a really enjoyable show in support of our charity – The Stephen Hughes Foundation. Stephen loved live music and going to gigs, both large and small. It is a great privilege and honour that his memory lives on through an event of this nature’.

The event is organised by Andy Richardson and Lou Duffy Howard.

Andy said ‘The last two Perfect Combinations shows have been great nights of music with a really special atmosphere. Initially the shows showcased acts representing the rich musical heritage of the region, and this year we wanted to also include some newer acts too. By having an afternoon and evening show we have been able to put together a really great line up of local talent. The afternoon show is more acoustic based and the evening show has a more rock n roll vibe – definitely something for everyone!’

Tickets cost £5 for the afternoon show and £10 for the evening show. They are available in advance from and in person from Kardomah 94, Wrecking Ball Music and Books in Princes Quay, and Disc Discovery on Spring Bank.

Doors for the afternoon show are 1.30pm and for the evening show 7.30pm.

Links: Stephen Hughes Foundation

[Andy Richardson, promoter]