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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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Songs From Northern Britain 3

  Many years ago I released a flexi disc with my band Shrug and an Edinburgh act, Archbishop Kebab. At that time, the late 1980s to early 90s, acts such as Dog Faced Hermans, The Pralines and the Stretchheads would often drive south of the border to play Middlesbrough and Tees, acts such as Spit the Pips would drive in the opposite direction. That was so last century as things moved to a ....


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Withered Hand And Yama Warashi At Waiting Room

Scottish Gospel Folkster Withered Hand takes to The Waiting Room stage this Sunday to bring about some glorious tranquillity in the midst of the jingle jangle silly season. “The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote, in The Independent “Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm” – ‘Artist to ....


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Deer Shed 10 Names First Two Headliners

  Deer Shed Festival has revealed its tenth anniversary edition will feature a return for Anna Calvi as Friday night headliner, Ezra Furman as Sunday night headliner and a host of other artists, including Akala, Sunflower Bean and Gruff Rhys. Sunday at Deer Shed has always been a little different to what you might expect at other festivals. The Sunday headliner went on at around 5pm, ....


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Cattle And Cane Orchestral Magic

  Cattle & Cane share brand new live video from their mesmerising show at Middlesbrough Town Hall with the Northern Orchestra. Led by siblings Helen and Joe Hammill, folk-pop band Cattle & Cane embarked on their biggest ever headline show when they collaborated with the Northern Orchestra for a special one-off performance at the newly renovated Middlesbrough Town Hall on June ....


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Gigs For The Weekend

  This weekend\'s gigs, as featured on Bob Fischer\'s BBC Tees show on Thursday night. Featuring two festivals and a host of great acts - something for everyone right across Teesside. FRIDAY November 16th Sonic Sisters Club #1 Venus, Charlotte Grayson, Loz Campbell and GGAllan Partridge. The Studio, Hartlepool 7.30pm-11.55pm Tickets are £5adv £8otd available from seetickets The Studio presents the first SONIC SISTERS CLUB .... an eclectic aural celebration of ....


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Gathering Sounds

Stockton has never had it so good. Gathering Sounds is another fabulous festival this Saturday (10th November) bringing some of the best emerging talent from right across the north east to audiences in 5 venues in the town. All for only £15 in advance. People are really trying hard for the good people of Stockton and Teesside. Some great names, from Little Comets headlining ARC to The ....


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Island Complex

  Today is Sarah Hayton\'s birthday, a fitting day then to publish a review she recently penned of Island Complex LP by Shrug 2018, Our Mam Records. Shrug released their second long player earlier this year, after an-almost 30 year gap after their debut LP. Septober, Octember, Nowonder, on Our Mams/meantime in 1989. Most probably waiting for a vinyl revival. Island Complex is the latest ....


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All That Jazz

  Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender brought jazz back to the big stage in Middlesbrough on a scale not seen since the Newport Jazz Festival at Ayresome Park some 40 years ago. With acts such as Mingus Big Band, Chris Barber, and rising stars Dinosaur, Hailey Tuck and the rocking Beats and Pieces Big Band this weekend had all bases covered. Something for everyone that can be filed under a small ....


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Twist Helix Lp Launch Triumph

  They came down the A19 from the Tyne and conquered Stockton-on-Tees; Twist Helix album launch was a triumph. In the intimate setting of the Green Room, the electro alt-pop three piece plugged in, played and quite simply blew everyone away. It is an electro pop that draws its roots from back in the 1980s but the dynamism and forward thinking message pins Twist Helix firmly and ....


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From The Big Apple To The Boro For Jools Holland

Jools Holland sets his sights on a return show to Middlesbrough Town Hall next year. From New York to Middlesbrough, the national treasure and former Squeeze legend will make a welcome return to the Town Hall on Saturday, May 18 with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. After a short stint at the legendary Blue Note Café in New York, and a forthcoming short and intimate European club ....


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World Premiere For New Piece At Boro Jazz Weekender

A new piece by acclaimed pianist and composer Nikki Iles is to have its world premiere this month at the Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender. The new commission will be performed by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra as part of their concert at Middlesbrough Town Hall. Over the past couple of years the EQ Project: Remixing the Gender Balance in Jazz has commissioned and premiered new works by ....


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Maximo Park\'s Paul Smith Announces Teesside Solo Album Launch Show

Maximo Park singer, Paul Smith, has announced a special Teesside Album Launch Show for his new solo album at the The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe, Sunday October 28th, 7pm. A great chance to be up close and personal for a very special and intimate launch event. Teesside’s own Paul Smith is best known as the singer of Maximo Park. His Waiting Room show marks the release of ....


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Orchestra Set To Take To Streets Of Middlesbrough

  Residents of Middlesbrough are in for a treat this Saturday, July 7 when a 40-piece Symphony Orchestra Street Orchestra Live! play a whistle-stop tour of the Town arranged by Middlesbrough Town Hall. Supermarkets, prisons, castles, ships - nowhere is off-limits for Street Orchestra Live! With a mission to take orchestral music to everyone, anywhere, Street Orchestra Live! gives ....


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Clint’n’max Comeback?

Clint’n’Max weren’t really a Teesside band. With one member born in Boro, though a Leeds supporting confirmed Stocktonian, and the other who had migrated between the East and West, South and North, they were hardly a band at all. Formed in 1986 through a desire to appear on stage, be chased by groupies and generally challenge, they were offered a deal to make an LP before they ....


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Tees Tunes Live Gig Guide This Weekend

  A week after the superb 70 band 9 venue Stockton Calling and there is no let-up in the local live music scene in fact it is a quite brilliant weekend to be out and about in and around Teesside. I hope this brief toe in the water guide, gives you a flavour of some of the options. Options even in the same venue on the same night. The guide was originally produced pulled together for Bob Fischer\'s BBC Tees Thursday afternoon show. By the way for listeners that may have missed the end my ....


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Rick Dobbing + Jp Riggall – The Sitting Room Guisborough – Thurs 8 March

It had been snowing once again in Guisborough, the perfect weather for J.P. Riggall and his character created for his first two solo albums. A man that lived beyond the edge, isolated in the wilderness in a lonely cabin would easily be able to cope with a bit of snow. We were to find out at The Sitting Room that James character was now facing up to more trials and tribulations for the second ....


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More Artists Announced For Stockton Calling

The Ninth Wave will headline The Storytellers stage at Stockton Calling. Teesside promoters The Kids Are Solid Gold have today announced their line up along with additional bands for The Georgian Theatre, The Green Room, Room 21 at Stockton\'s multi venue Easter Saturday music festival. The Storytellers stage, curated by Teesside promoters The Kids are Solid Gold will be headlined by The Ninth Wave -  a noise pop four piece from Glasgow influenced by 80s new wave and goth pop music ....


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George Boomsma - Do Something With The Night

The very wonderful young talent that is George Boomsma launches his second album ‘Do Something With the Night at the Westgarth Social Club this Friday (16th).  A couple of weeks ago I interviewed the Northallerton singer songwriter for Narc magazine. George is such an interesting person and his music and lyrics so intriguing that our interview stretched far beyond the 500 word count ....


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Sixteen More Additions To Stockton Calling Line-up

The organisers of Stockton Calling are pleased to announce sixteen more bands for the ninth edition of the festival, taking place on Saturday 31st March. Hot on the heels of the release of their latest single, Llovers are making waves with their own brand of indie-pop and will appear at ARC. Ex-Bluetones front-man Mark Morriss opens the ARC stage with his solo acoustic act. Polished indie-pop music from Cape Cub on the KU stage. Boasting millions of Spotify plays and a serious work ethic to ....


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Field Music And The Spitfires For Stockton Calling

The organisers of Stockton Calling are pleased to announce a further two headliners for the ninth edition of the festival, taking place on Saturday 31st March.Following the release of their latest epic album, Open Here, The Georgian Theatre stage will be headlined by Sunderland’s Mercury Prize nominated Field Music; a northern band with an international reputation.  Field Music – ....


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