Celebrating Refugee Week
The truly outstanding The Crossings Band, made up of a mix of refugee and local musicians, are playing the Gosforth Civic Theatre in June.
When WORTHY & AMAZING collide
The ‘What If?’ album features a clutch of top-notch local artists and is raising funds for RTProjects who work creatively with those who experience depression and anxiety. The...
Party like it’s 1985!
Let’s Rock The North East is a new festival coming to Herrington Country Park in Sunderland and features the kind of 1980s acts who really know how to light the party touch-pa...
How great is she?
You have to have some chutzpah, and no little greatness, to take the stage name Emmy the Great, but, thankfully, Emma-Lee Moss (for such is her real name) pulls it off with ap...
Local: Nel Unlit
I really love the cut of Nel Unlit’s jib and if you like your folk bands to take the road marked “Most Interesting Ideas Right This Way” then I’m certain you will too.
Looks like a music hub to me
And what do you know, it IS a music hub, specifically the TCR Hub in Country Durham.
And now, music lessons…
Kathryn Lowdon is a well-known vocal coach in the region – helping countless singers to improve their technique – but she has recently set up a music school in Newcastle city ...
Things to Come
Audiences could be forgiven for thinking that, with its philosopher lecturer protagonist and high-end Paris setting, that writer/director Hansen-Løve’s follow up to 90s-set da...
Teesside lad Rojor has won praise from all quarters in the past and with a beautiful new album out this month, that praise should reach all-new, and all-unprecedented, levels.
LOCAL: James R. Bell
James R. Bell is a Marxist-Leninist writer, poet and critic. I think it’s fair to say that’s him with the megaphone.
LOCAL: James Leonard Hewitson
This is James Leonard Hewitson. He’s the one on the right etc. (Pic: Nick Wesson)
Local: Street Party In Soho
Street Party In Soho are from North Shields, but I suppose Street Party Down The Docks didn’t sound quite so snappy. Whatever. They’re excellent.
This four piece from Newcastle have been pulled together from the remnants of other local bands and their new EP has had me coming over all “Hello! What is this!”