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40 Years Of A Certain Ratio Tonight

  Tonight at Georgian Theatre comes a very special show from one of the most influential post punk funk bands to come out of Manchester, A Certain Ration. The musical force that is A Certain Ratio are celebrating 40 years with a national tour to promote a special box set, released earlier in the year on Mute records. FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER A Certain Ratio (40th Anniversary) ....


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Deer Shed 2020 Announcements

  Deer Shed Festival has announced Stereolab and Baxter Dury as 2020 main stage headliners, alongside other artists heading to North Yorkshire next summer, like Kate Tempest, The Twilight Sad, Sinkane and Snapped Ankles. The family friendly festival takes part between 24th-26th July 2020 at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire After returning to the forefront of the British music scene in 2019 with a seven-album reissue campaign and accompanying live tour, British-French ....


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Sunday Jazz-tastic At Town Hall

  It was a great way to spend a Sunday evening being entertained by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in the splendour of the revamped Middlesbrough Town Hall. A year on since the Town Hall\'s first jazz weekender, the revamped, revitalised venue was hosting a full Sunday of jazz. There were afternoon shows in the Main Hall and even free short performances in the comfort of the cafe setting converted old Fire Station. I was present for the evening finale, with the Scottish National ....


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Gig Guide Fri 25th October

  Your weekly gig guide as featured last night on BBC Tees - Bob Fischer Show. On the anniversary of last year\'s Jazz Weekender we have a special jazz Sunday at Middlesbrough Town Hall. Also of note Boro\'s Alistair Griffin is playing tonight at Hit the Bar a Ainsley Pears goalkick away from the Riverside. FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER Alistair Griffin Eve Conway Hit The Bar 1 Bridge Street West 7.30pm-11pm £13.52 (eventbrite) Alistair Griffin returns ....


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Gigs Week 18 Oct 2019

There are some real jewels in this week’s formidable gig list. Wild Daughter first step outside London is at Middlesbrough’s Auxiliary.  Folklines features at Teesside all stars cast. It is Medway on Tees with the Wildebeests and Be Quiet Shout Loud! Launch their brand new EP with an all day festival – hurry though tickets are almost gone. FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER FOLKLINES At Base Camp 7-10pm £3 OTD Poetry from official BBC Tees poet, HARRY ....


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Gigs For Week Ahead

  Gigs on Teesside for the week ahead, starting tonight Friday 11th October and including Twisterella Festival.   FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER By Your Leave/Heist 2-11/Ashes Of Insurrection Music Lounge 8.30pm- 11.30pm £4 OTD   Heavy Metal Heroes By Your Leave have supported some of Rock\'s premier acts including We Are The Catalyst (SWE) and Darkcell (AUS) and now they\'re bringing the thunder and fury to Music Lounge Stockton For Fans Of: Sabaton, Grand Magus,Iced Earth ....


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Tees Gigs - This Weekend

The weather might be changable and the nights starting to draw in but don\'t be even thinking about staying in with a blazing telly there are gigs, gigs, gigs out there. You need to be stepping over that thrshold and soaking up the live, original sounds. Talking of which we have a brilliant 6 venue, 30+ act festival of emerging talent taking over Stockton. In Middlesbrough it is Art Weekender but look out for live music ain conjunction at Base Camp. What else a genuine music legend comes to ....


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Gigs For Weekend Starting 19 September 2019

    There are so many top shows this weekend, either side of the Tees. Peter Hook shines a light on Joy Division and New Order at Middlesbrough Town Hall tonight. There is a free Studio 64 reunion at Dr Browns, from where you can see the old door to the former subterranean community music hub. And that is just for starters. FRIDAY 20 SEPT Cosmic Circles, Floral Train, BlueD13SEL Music Lounge 7.30pm until 1am £4 Entry Great soul, funk, blue rock ....


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Infant Hercules At Festival Of Thrift

Visitors to this weekend’s Festival of Thrift in Redcar are in for a musical treat when well-known Teesside performer Mike McGrother brings together three of his acts on a single stage. The largest UK festival promoting sustainable living, the Festival of Thrift takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September at Kirkleatham Museum with organisers hoping to top last year’s ....


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Gigs For September 6th 2019

  Here is a list of gigs - some really briliiant names and events over this first full weekend in September. Several festivals and an exclusive one off gig at Middlesbrough Town Hall too. I am going to Mi Mye on Sunday, Last Train Home and probably going to see Punilux 40th anniversary show but Paul Smith and Friends at Middlesbrough Town Hall looks extra special too. FRI 6th September Casual Threats, Ghost Signals, Head of Light Entertainment, DRIPP and Uncle Dudeman ....


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Middlesbrough Mela Returns This Weekend

    Middlesbrough\'s Mela is back with a bang this weekend in Albert Park with a thrilling mix of traditional Asian artists, dance acts, family fun and a brand new alternative stage! The 2019 Mela weekend kicks off on Saturday with an epic opening parade featuring a diverse mix of music, dance, colourful costumes and circus performers to life size puppets and jammin\' beats. The Main Stage has an incredible weekend line-up with acts such as Leddie MC, Komparrison and Navin ....


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Gigs For Friday 2nd August 2019

  Tees-wide gig guide as compiled for Bob Fischer show on BBC Tees on Thursday evening 1st August – you can listen again online and hear some of the music but here are the listings as compiled for this weekend\'s live and original musical offerings. They include two festivals. One festival site having to have been largely rebuilt after the River Swale surged through Swaledale and through the festival site in Richmond. Well done to the organisers for getting everything rebuilt in ....


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Deer Shed Sold Out!

  Deer Shed Festival has sold out its ticket allocation of just over 10,000 paying attendees for 2019. Hotels and B&Bs in the area are at capacity as Topcliffe, a sleepy North Yorkshire Village just outside of Thirsk, prepares to host the tenth anniversary edition of one of the UK’s biggest and best family friendly festival. Deer Shed had sold one third of those tickets after three days of them being on sale, and 50% of tickets had gone by the end of November 2018, ....


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Gigs For Friday 18th July

  Gig list originally prepared for Bob Fischer\'s Thursday night show on BBC Tees - which was played through in the first hour of the 7-10pm show accompanied by splashes of music from some of the acts. FRIDAY 19 JULY James Leonard Hewitson Pellethead Meltwater Georgian Theatre 8pm-11pm £6 adv James Leonard Hewitson is a composer, singer-songwriter from Hartlepool, England.  James took up the trumpet aged 10, and subsequently graduated in Music aged 23. ....


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Elaine Palmer At Velveteen Rabbit

  It sold out ages ago, of course it did. Local lass made extremely good, Elaine Palmer playing on a Saturday night. This is an evening of contemporary country, folk and North Yorkshire style Americana. It is songwriting that springs from family values as much as from the family valleys and hills of the moors. Born of Elaine\'s former watermill home and the fields she and her sisters would ....


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Gigs For The Weekend Ahead

  A list of gigs for the next few days originally prepared for Bob Fischer BBC Tees programme, Thursday 27th June and still available with music from many of the performers on Listen Again. FRIDAY 28th JUNE Head Of Light Entertainment, Thieves Of Liberty, Laura Kelbrick, Jodie Nicholson @ Doc Browns 7-11.55pm FREE Goosed Records presents a celebration of women in Music to mark the opening of our studio. FRIDAY 28th JUNE VINYL Edge bar in ....


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Tom Kitching Rip

I just heard the news of the sad death of a really top guy, big Boro fan and massive music promoter right across our region, Tom Kitching.Tom was a real music enthusiast and his roots in putting on shows went back to the Rockgarden days in Middlesbrough. I don\'t know of anyone that has devoted so many years of their life to promoting live music. Once he put on an artist he would remain loyal putting them on again and again. People I recall him championing around here included  John Otway, ....


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Gig Guide This Weekend

  Some live music for you this weekend - Take That is sold out as for the second weekend in a row there is a large music event on the Tees. We will look elsewhere to see what is happening and where. As presented for Bob Fischer - Thursday evenings on BBC Tees. FRIDAY 31st MAY Nice Guy, Michael Poole and TBC @ Sound Surgery Dr BROWNSGoosed Records 7.45pm – Midnight FREE This week we have Nice Guy (indie rock) headlining Sound Surgery with support from ....


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Big Weekend Travel Reminders Sounded

  Music fans heading for the Radio 1 Big Weekend are being urged to finalise their travel plans. The event - one of the biggest ever to come to Middlesbrough - will feature a number of road closures and diversions in place from May 24 to 26, so prior planning is essential. There will be no dropping off zones or event parking available near the Stewart Park site, so those living within walking distance are advised to save money and make their way on foot. For those arriving ....


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Gigs Guide For 10th May

  Here is a list of gigs this week I compiled for Bob Fischer BBC Tees show on Thursday 9th May. If you listen again tohis show you can alsohear some of the music.   FRI 10th May Fret!, Ihrsan, Ballpeen Musiclounge 7.30pm until 1am £3 Entry A cracking night of surf garage, rock pop indie punk, great music this will be a cracker.Fret - Howling surf garage hardcore https://www.facebook.com/fretband/ Ihrsan - Pop, Rock, Indie ....


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Wilko And Glenn Tilbrook In Yarm

  Not one but two national treasures will be gracing the stage at Yarm’s Princess Alexandra Auditorium next month when Wilko Johnson is joined by former Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook on Thursday 11th April. Following Wilko\'s cancer recovery, the original Dr Feelgood guitarist is back at the top of his game with a rousing return to the live arena, a Number 1 album with Roger ....


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Waiting For My Serious Mann

A beautiful evening of country, folk, roots, two wonderful performers, a velvety voice and a tasty slice of Yorkshirecana, that was the menu in the Waiting Room restaurant last Sunday. Serious Sam Barrett and Jay Moussa-Mann How we lapped it up. Photos by Tracy Hyman Serious Sam Barrett picked up his trusty 12 string and banjo to promote his brilliant new long player Where The White Roses Grow. ....


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Deer Shed Announces More Bands

  Deer Shed has revealed its second wave of bands for the festival’s tenth anniversary edition. Melbourne-based Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever will headline the Main Stage on Saturday night, with the 35 eclectic additions also including Steve Mason, Palace, Lucy Rose, Flyte, The Slow Readers Club, Insecure Men and many more. Deer Shed festival will take place between ....


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The Futureheads Headliners For Stockton Calling 2019

Stockton Calling is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and the North-East’s longest running multi-venue music festival has started the year strongly with announcements coming thick and fast. The festival’s organisers are excited to announce that Sunderland legends The Futureheads will headline the ARC 1 Stage on Saturday 20th April 2019. Returning with a brand-new album after a six-year hiatus, The Futureheads are one of the best loved bands in the north-east - if not ....


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Town Hall Tea Dances Return Strictly In A Good Cause

  He was one of history’s great explorers – but could Captain Cook navigate a dance floor? Find out for yourself when the man himself trips the light fantastic with the return of an old favourite. The newly refurbished Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall will host a fund-raising Strictly Tea Dance in aid of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust on Saturday, January 12. ....


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