Local: Charlie Soul
Is Charlie Soul the coolest name in pop? (Answer: yes.) And – get this! - it’s not even a made-up stage name! (Well, nearly. Her real name is Charlotte Soulsby. But still.)
Local: Michael Gallagher
He’s 22, he’s from Hartlepool and he’s got it going on. If you’d like to know precisely what he’s got going on then check out this following message.
Local: The Noise & The Naive
A set of drums, a guitar and enough amped up energy to light up a capital city is more than enough to get me on board with this duo.
Local: St. Buryan
Newcastle/Sunderland quintet St. Buryan, how do I love thee, let me count the ways…
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.
Local: Dog Years
I love a band who look like happy and Dog Years are veritably hand-holding happy, and that’s probably down to the fact that they’re about to release their first studio album i...
Local: Dead Like Wolves
Newcastle four-piece Dead Like Wolves have just banged out two new tracks and I’m filing both under “Belters!”
Local: St. Austin
They’re from Hexham (some of them)! They’re from Newcastle (some of them)! And they’ve just released their debut album. It’s really rather good.
Local: Tomorrow Is Lost
If you’re thinking Tomorrow Is Lost look like they play classic rock belted out with all the force of a runaway train, then you’d be right on the rootin’ tootin’ money.
Local: The Voluntears
This is The Voluntears (well, one of them – you won’t believe the trouble we have trying to get decent pics out of bands). But what they lack in good band shots they more than...
Local: The Jet Reds
Blimey! The Jet Reds look like they can handle themselves, do they not. And what they handle, specifically, is indie rock, which goes big in the oomph stakes.
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.