New year new Samling
Samling, the charity which has helped to nurture the careers of some of the world’s best young classical singers and accompanists, has embarked on a new era with a change of n...
Brothers gonna folk it out
North-east folk duo The Brothers Gillespie have just released their sterling new album, The Fell, and are launching it with a special gig at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle t...
Katie (and maties) return!
Teesside’s Katie Doherty released one of the finest folk albums by any north-east artist this century back in 2007 with ‘Bridges’. And – bunting up! – she’s now back with a ne...
Life’s a Warm Drag
Are you up to speed with LA’s Warm Drag yet? They released one of the more startling albums of 2018 and they’ll be rolling out the big guns when they play The Cluny in January...
Back to the jungle
Three legends of jungle are swinging into Newcastle as part of their UK wide tour in January and we’re predicting a hot and sweaty climate.
How much soul? 100%
When World Headquarters’ head honcho Tommy Caulker and the Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir get together, you’ve got a night of unbeatable, blisteringly hot, soul heaven on your ...
Now tat’s entertainment
The heavily inked Californian duo This Wild Life released one of the sunniest acoustic albums last year with the glorious ‘Petaluma’ and I’m sure they’ll be playing songs from...
The Young ones
Teesside’s all-conquering The Young‘uns have just unleashed a remarkable new album (yep, unleashed) and they’ll no doubt be hitting us up with songs from it when they play wha...
Over here Sons. On me head
Nashville/LA Quartet Rival Sons look like they might know their way around a riff, do they not? And – what do you know – they certainly do! And if you pop along to Northumbria...
Skip to my Lou
Wakefield’s Louise Distras is the modern day voice of punk and with a new album in the offing in 2019 it looks like it’s going to be a big year for West Yorkshire’s finest.
Get your Oates
Jackie Oates is one of the brightest stars in the English folk firmament and she is bringing her supremely affecting songs to ARC in Stockton in early February.
O’Hooley. Tidow. Sorted.
A couple of our very favourite folkies O’Hooley & Tidow will be singing songs from their superb ‘WinterFolk Vol 1’ album when they visit The Cumberland Arms a few days before ...
Have a Divine New Year's Eve
Party Poppers at the ready as The Divine Comedy get set to ring in the New Year with a show at Sage Gateshead on New Year’s Eve. (Legal note: Do the Sage allow party-poppers? ...