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nickgladdish18.jpg Local: Nick Gladdish

I’m more than Gladdish to hear new stuff from this Newcastle-based singer/songwriter. In fact you could say I’m Morethanhappyish.

Nick Gladdish has been a real stalwart of the local scene for a good number of years now. A music graduate, he was one of the founder members of Casualkai, a band who pulled together some highly melodic indie/pop/rock who could also be relied upon for some knockout harmonies. He also ran a very successful acoustic night, which gave a platform to up and coming artists in the north-east. These days he’s striking out on his own and his latest release is the Tall Stories EP. This is a fiver-tracker and a perfect calling card for what he’s all about. That he’s still got that all-important melodic knack is almost a given, but he also knows how to imbue it with a bluesy charm that is utterly infectious. His voice remains as a true as an arrow (really coming to the fore on piano led ballad Box/Isolated) and the EP is also blessed with some beautiful arrangements (check out Better Person, which has a distinct Steely Dan edge to it). And if you’re going to rope in a fellow local artist for a duet, then who better than Meghann Clancy? You’ll find the EP on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc and you can next see Nick play live at The Exchange in North Shields on Sunday 9 April (3pm, £9).

Seek: nickgladdish.com