Local: Birdman Cult
Birdman Cult were formed in South Shields but now appear to be based in Bristol. No matter, we’re still claiming them as one of our own.
Local: BARE ROOTS
There’s no messing around with BARE ROOTS (feel the awesome power of their capital letters). Their sound is all in caps, too.
Get your Gosforth Civic Theatre on
There is so much good stuff happening at the Gosforth Civic Theatre this autumn, but we’ve had a good rummage around their programme and pulled out three of our highlights.
Say hello to Salsola
Salsola, a source tells me (ie Wikipedia), is a kind of shrub or small tree. It’s also the name of an up and coming band from the region who are well worthy of your attention.
The Great Geordie Songbook
The Great Geordie Songbook is going to be very great indeed as it’s coming our way courtesy of Wisecrack Production who have been responsible for some stellar shows over the p...
Local: Courtney Dixon
This Newcastle lass has just released her debut single and it’s had me scrambling around the office shouting: ‘Who the fudge has got my “Amazing New Talent” klaxon?’
Local: No Time For Reason
This Newcastle three-piece are going places if their debut single is anything to go by.
All aboard the prog express
Four times Progressive Music Award winning band, Big Big Train, have a blisteringly good new album out AND a tour. A big big tour.
Local: Fran Minney
Durham born Fran Minney has, what I like to call, “a look”. What’s more, she’s also got, what I like to call, “a sound”. And it’s a ruddy winner.
Is Crimewave a one-man Crimewave? I rather think that he is you know. Say, “Hi! How’s tricks?” to Jake Wilkinson.
Local: Paige Temperley
A singer songwriter from Newcastle who knows how to sing AND write songs? I don’t mind if I do!
Northumbrian four-piece Kkett have just unleashed (and unleashed is the correct word) their debut album and it’s more bracing than a large mug of nettle tea.
Groovin’ on the high seas
Let’s go funk, let’s go disco, and let’s do it on a mini-cruise. Stand by your sequins as Odyssey and Imagination grab their biggest hits and clamber aboard a DFDS ferry that’...