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Presenter – Hello and welcome to documentary hour, were today we will be discussing the feel good music taste of ‘Scally recordings’.
Scally recordings began in 1991 in Hull. She recruited bands by the dozen and was a huge hit. Local clubs around Hull loved the bands that she signed such as –Purple Genius, Primary Field , Haunted Sun and of course Needless Rain
Unfortunately Scally recordings is no longer around, but, I’m sure there are many of you out there that would like to reminisce with us on our weekly documentary hour.
Today we will be talking to Scarlet, owner and founder of scally recordings to see what went wrong, or what went right.
Good morning Scarlet, how are you?
Scarlet – Hey Jade, I’m very well thank you, yourself?
Presenter – I’m excellent, but very curious as to find out what happened with the record company. Tell us a little bit about it.
Scarlet – Well everything was going so well until Purple Genius found another record company who simply offered to pay them more. Since this happened the other bands just slowly deteriorated I guess. Neither the less I still had an excellent time with this band and of course many others, I hear that you have some of the bands appearing on the show this morning.
Presenter – Indeed I do, today on documentary hour we are being joined by the likes of – Primary Field and purple genius. Ahhh, here they are now.
Welcome to the show guys!
(Bands say hey all together)
Presenter – have a seat, have a seat. So guys how are you? Tell us a little about yourselves.
Purple genius – Hey Jade, well were Purple Genius, there’s myself, Craig who is the lead singer and guitarist, Jack who plays drums and Dean who is our Bassist. Basically, we used to be signed up to Scally recordings, but don’t get me wrong Scarlet was excellent at setting up gigs and getting our name out there but, we have always been a band that wanted to grow out of Hull, make ourselves even bigger and this is what we are currently working on. As it stands we are currently signed up to a record company called Dough records. We are in the middle of a UK tour and then shortly after that America. The tickets have almost sold out so we’re very excited about that.
Presenter – That’s excellent guys, and what about your band Primary Field?
Primary Field – Well basically ever since Purple Genius left there wasn’t enough bands going on the record label to perform our weekly tribute gigs and consequently the bands just sort of fell off the radar. I mean myself and Sally still get occasional fan mail and perform at open Mic nights down Newland Avenue and Spring bank, but its hard with only a two man band I play the acoustic guitar and sing and Sally just plays acoustic and the flute, but that’s really about it.
Presenter – Wow! That’s still good though that you’re getting yourselves out there and wanting to be heard though right?
Primary Field – oh yeah definitely, I couldn’t agree more. I mean unlike Purple Rain we never wanted anything big we just wanted to share out skills with people that were interested… Let the fans come to us so to speak.
Presenter – Well, well done. I mean if I had the attitude of giving up I certainly wouldn’t be a top radio presenter now would I?
Anyway, enough about me. Scarlet, tell us more about the record company and your experience with these bands.
Scarlet – okay so my record company began in Hull in 1991, ive never really ventured out of Hull before with my artists apart from once. The band Needless Rain had a gig at The Manchester Apollo, it was huge sold around 2,000 tickets.
Anyway way, yeah, so my record label recruited i would say 30-40 bands. The most famous bands would have been Purple Genius, Primary Field , Haunted Sun and not forgetting Needless Rain. Primarily the bands would play at general open mic nights down newland avenue, princes avenue and in Hulls city centre. Although they mainly played in local clubs such as The Adelphi, Lamp and Welly.
Back in the 90’s the record label was fairly small until about 1997 or 1998 i think. It all started when Purple Genious decided that they wanted to make a move and i guess an impression on the world and called up a club called labyrinth just at the back of the town. There first big break. I mean dont get me wrong its great but the record company just went downhill from there as we all ready said. Officially the record company stopped entirely in 2007 i believe.
Purple Genious – I believe it was early 2008, i think.
Presenter – Well Scarlet, i guess it’s a great achievement on your behalf especially to have such great and huge successful bands that started off from your record label.
Scarlet – Oh yes indeed. It has been great, to see some of the bands again, As well as getting to talk about something that may have gone, But has been a large part of my life.
I hope that music in Hull will blossom again, with so many talented musicians in the area.
Presenter – Right then guys, i believe that’s all we have time for from Scarlet and the bands, stay tuned though guys because next up is Rihanna. Your listening to documentary hour. once an hour every week.
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