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Music Editorial

capecub177.jpg A Georgian Christmas

The Georgian Theatre in Stockton have got some real Christmas crackers lined up for December (i.e. really good gigs – not actual Christmas crackers, although they might have those too, you just never know).

Naturally Cattle & Cane’s Christmas show on 9 December sold out long ago but there are still plenty of other gigs at the Georgian this month that have had us yelping “Nice! I’ll have some of that!”

We’re talking about 40 Years of Teesside Punk (Saturday 2 December, 5.30pm, £7.50 adv/£10 door) hosted by Bugsy of The Amazing Spacefrogs and featuring the rollicking line-up of Zeitgeist 77, The Filth, No Way, Alien8 and Johnny Seven.

Also worth getting in a froth about are Dan Donnelly (guitarist with The Wonder Stuff) and Jon Sevink (the man behind the fiddle driven sound of The Levellers). The pair have shared many a bill but only recently started playing together to huge acclaim, giving audiences the chance to hear Levellers tunes in a whole new light, as well as Donnelly’s idiosyncratic take on folk (Thursday 21 December, 8pm, £12.50 adv/£15 door).

Someone worth getting very excited about is local singer/songwriter Cape Cub (pictured – Saturday 23 December, 7pm, £7.50). This local lad makes the kind of sophisti-pop that has a real ethereal quality, and comes laden with more hooks than a Peter Pan fancy dress party. He’s already gained airplay on BBC Radio 1 and racked up millions of plays on Spotify and this should be an extra special gig as supporting will be Llovers (FYI: Very amazing) and Choir of Ghosts (FYI: Ditto).

Also note that throughout December the Georgian will be hosting a series of themed Christmas markets every Sunday as part of their Sunday Social events.

Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton. Full listings and more info: georgiantheatre.co.uk