Local: Blakk Sabbath
It’s Christmas. Sod it. I’m sticking Blakk Sabbath on the Local Scene page. I mean to say, who exactly is going to stop me? Can you guess which band they’re a tribute to…?
If you squint a bit, you might just be able to make out north-east singer, songwriter and musician Bernie Christie. It’s worth the effort, because she’s very good.
Local: You Are The Dead
If you’re in the market for an action shot of You Are The Dead, then cop for this.
Local: Shipcote & Friends
The wonderful Graham Shipcote (pictured) and his band – Shipcote & Friends – are back in October with a super new album which they’re launching at a special gig at the Gosfort...
Newcastle band SHIELDS haven’t released any new material for a couple of years but they’re back this autumn with what those in the know are calling “a bang”.
Local: World of Iggy
I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t that the much-lauded bunch of rhyming gobshites JaZZ RiOT? Well, yes and no. Yes, it is them, but they’ve also got a mutant side project ded...
This smiley looking five-piece are Kahuna and their frothy debut single, Throw, suggests that they have plenty to smile about (ie it’s really good).
Local: Callum Pitt
Can you, in all honesty, have enough Callum Pitt? The answer to that, my friends, is a big fat no.
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 ...
Local scene: Swine Tax
Here’s a nice pic of Swine Tax having fun while mucking around down by a harbour. Do not try this at home kids.
Local Scene: Squarms
Squarms are an electronic duo from Newcastle and, presumably, this is 50% of them.
Almost imperceptibly, Newcastle four-piece The Palps seem to have ensnared my heart. So now you know.
Local: Megan Dhalai
If you like pop and R&B that screams THE SOUND OF NOW, then Washington’s Megan Dhalai should be right up your street.