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The Fall Of The Summer Wine

  Last Thursday I cut a hole through the snow zone trekking into deepest West Yorkshire on a quest to see the mighty Fall play in Holmfirth.   I had a real dilemma actually, an offer for a free ticket for Half Man Half Biscuit or a £20 ticket and after work trip to Yorkshire to see The Fall. What made it worse was Teesside was engulfed in a winter freeze and as I set off it was a full blown blizzard raging. There was no competition of course it just had to be The ....

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The Best Band In The World On In Boro – Tonight!

That’s what Channel Four Music said about Scottish greats, Lau. See the hottest folk act right now playing at the Westgarth SC this evening.   Lau have been three times winners of Best Group at the Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2008, 2009 & 2010. Lau are a formidable trio of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Britain today. Their live ....

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Saltburn Social December Special

Saturday the 4th December, Saltburn Spa Hotel will play host to a selection of Teesside’s’ finest musical talent. Dirty Weekend, Bibelots, The Gares, Soviet Disco, Our Secret Sins, The Chapman Family and Save Arcade have been brought together by the team behind “Saltburn Social” to round the year off nicely and with a bit of a bang. Jake “The Saltburn ....

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Wanchope Release Debut Christmas Single

A collaborative effort with lyricist Chris Charlton (ex-Pylon/Chopper) and vocalist Evelyn Burke, the music was recorded at Henry's house in Middlesbrough by Simon "bigWOW!" Whelan and then sent via email down to Chris Charlton in Saltaire. Chris then wrote some lyrics and sent it over to Liverpool where Evelyn Burke recorded the vocals.   The resulting track is available to download from ....

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Twisted Wheel At Inside Out

The Wheel are back! Without doubt one of the most incendiary live bands around right now, you can expect all the hits (Lucy In The Castle, She's A Weapon, You Stole The Sun) as well as a taste of their new material as they get ready to launch their second album.   TWISTED WHEEL with support from JIMMY AND THE SOUNDS & GOY BOY McILROYFRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBERINSIDE OUT, ....

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Mannequin Attic

A few weeks ago I was stuck for an hour when the M1 ground to a complete standstill and threatened to become a car park for the night. The only thing that preserved my sanity was the new demo playing through my car CD system. Mannequin Attic is the group’s name. They’re a high wire rock act, teasing Teessiders with an ear for a sharp tune, and the ability to nail it with a blistering ....

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Acoustic Allstars At The Waiting Room

A special triple line up of local acoustic acts will be this Sunday's entertainment in the back room of the Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe; bringing you accapella renditions of traditional British folk songs by ex-Idiot Savant's Folk Daddy - to the mellow, serene tangerine sounds of WKJ Anderson. Not forgetting the warm and dreamy sounds from the English eccentric Winter Hill Transmission, as a one ....

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Let’s See A Show Of Hands For Folk Champions

  They’ve sold out the grand Albert Hall on no less than three occasions. They’ve headlined major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and played all over the world, from Europe to America, Australia and India. And on Saturday 20 November West Country folk luminaries, Show of Hands, are coming to ARC. The 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners for Best Live Act have built a huge ....

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Electric Kool Aid Cabaret

There is what promises to be a spectacular evening of cabaret and spoken word shenanigans tomorrow at Blue, (the Basement), opposite Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough.   Featuring:   P.A. Morbid – the Boro’s underground visionary legend. Teesside vibes from a poet that has returned from the dark side.   Degna Stone – Teesside launch of her ....

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Waiting For Chris Wood And Sausages

The Waiting Room has enjoyed some incredible sold out Sunday nights of Folk Royalty during their latest run of Matchbox Cabaret events - Peggy Seeger was utterly absorbing two weeks ago, with her amazing life's work and fascinating tales, and two weeks before that Dave Swarbrick lit up The Matchbox with his exceptional musicianship and energy.   This Sunday - Chris Wood rounds up our ....

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Lakeman For The Empire

  Seth Lakeman aim’s for triumphant Teesside return when the Mercury nominated singer songwriter appears at the Empire in December.   Thursday 9th December : Seth Lakeman @ The Empire in Middlesbrough : 7pm : 14+ : £17   Last seen on Teesside performing a sell-out show at ARC in Stockton and headlining one of the stages at Hartlepool's Tall Ships festival, West ....

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Yule Rebel Set

Stockton superstars Young Rebel Set have had an absolutely brilliant year, so what better way to celebrate than to bring their annual festive hometown hootenanny to ARC.   Thursday 23rd December : YULE REBEL SET @ ARC in Stockton : 9pm : 18+ : £6 adv   Box Office: 01642 525199   You don't get described as "huge, life-affirming songs that nod to Springsteen'n'Dylan" by The Fly, "raw and honest and true" by The Guardian and "the perfect antidote to ....

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Arc Welcomes Blues Legend In The Making

  Matt Schofield will be making a stop in the North East following an extensive world tour, when he comes to ARC on Thursday 11 November.   Landing comfortably in Guitar & Bass Magazine’s Top Ten Greatest British Bluesmen of all Time, along with influential guitarists Eric Clapton and Peter Green, Matt Schofield is widely recognized as one of the most distinctive and ....

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Saint Saviour To Sound It Out

    Stockton's Saint Saviour is coming home tomorrow for a one-off performance in Sound It Out Records. The former Groove Armada lead vocalist will be performing her new debut single, “Woman Scorned” at 3pm. It’s an excellent track by the way. Oh and the whole thing is being filmed by local film maker Jeanie Finlay for her forthcoming documentary about the ....

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Musicians Wanted – Flip 4 The Boro

Are you a band/musician who can create music in the moment? Can you be inspired by images of Middlesbrough? Do you thrive on collaboration and creative pressure? If so we need you.   On the afternoon of Sunday 7th November, five teams comprising of a writer/director, two actors, a musician and two further team members picked from the ranks of the Writers’ Block will be assigned a ....

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The Vaccines Selling Fast

After what has been an incredible response the Vaccines show has just been moved to the main room at the Westgarth.   WED 10th NOV THE VACCINES + BILLY THE KID + SAID THE GRAMOPHONE + LENO @ Westgarth SC £6   Tickets have continued to sell steadily and there are now around 30 tickets left across all outlets. This has been TKASG's fastest ever selling show (even quicker than ....

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Carl Eaton

Carl Eaton Live at the Georgian Theatre tonight   Carl Eaton is live at the Georgian Theatre tonight (Friday 22nd October) Doors open at 8pm, £4.50 on the door or £3.50 in advance. Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-On-Tees.   Also on the loosely acoustic is fiery flamenco guitar player Mark Boden and Danny Simcox is making a quick return to the Georgian ....

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Dinosaur Planet Waiting Room

Look out for outer space thrills and spills and a few familiar tunes ta boot when Dinosaur Planet and The Southmartins play The Matchbox Cabaret at the Waiting Room (Eaglescliffe) this Sunday.   DINOSAUR PLANET is a fantastic new full-cast (2 people) Rock musical by Indie Legend MJ HIBBETT. He co-stars with Steve Hewitt in an hour of thrill power featuring dinosaurs, giant robots, space ....

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Bear Driver - Solid Gold

The Kids Are Solid Gold have a brand new show on Saturday, Bear Driver. Sound good to me. Their next show on Saturday is their last one for a month before returning with a couple of unmissable shows. But first, the utterly brilliant, Bear Driver.   Here’s the word from The Kids Are Solid Gold THIS SATURDAY - BEAR DRIVER Brilliant London/Leeds six-piece, Bear Driver, arrive in ....

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Waiting For Dave Swarbrick

This coming Sunday (17th October) The Matchbox Cabaret at the Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe proudly presents...   Dave Swarbrick has recently completed what is - incredibly, his first solo album in 40 years. Raison D'etre has taken 8 years to complete and we are thrilled to welcome Swarb back for what will be one of his first gigs since the album's completion.   Swarb is of course ....

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Ten Feet Taller!

Boro Music Promoters Win Top National Award                                                 Boro based music, comedy and club night promoters Ten Feet Tall have grabbed a sensational scoop for Teesside after winning a major national music industry award – ....

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The Miserable Rich - This Saturday

Next up for The Kids Are Solid Gold at the Westgarth is Brighton's finest, The Miserable Rich. Containing members of The Leisure Society, Sons of Noel and Adrian, and ex-Hope of the States, this talented bunch wowed us when the supported Woodpigeon a couple of years or so ago. Well now they're here headlining in their own right in support of their new album and we're really thrilled to be ....

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The Levellers Turn Inside Out

Folk-punk band Levellers are coming to Darlo and you can get up close and personal in this intimate gig at Inside Out.   The band has announced a “grass roots” tour in November 2010 taking in 18 towns and cities around the UK. After enjoying some sweaty club shows in Europe in 2009 the band have decided to book a tour playing gigs not on their usual UK touring circuit. The band ....

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London’s Six Man Bandwagon Head Up North

Quirky, unique and uncompromisingly a capella group, The Magnets have the stage all set for their performance at ARC on Tuesday 28 September.   After lining up along stage at nationwide music festivals and appearing on national radio, the band members Nicolas Doodson, Michael Welton, James Fortune, Andrew Frost, Stephen Trowell and Derek Elroy, are taking their hit Edinburgh show on the ....

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Erland And The Carnival

ERLAND & THE CARNIVAL - We are delighted that Thursday's show has been nominated this week by the Guardian Guide as a 'Pick of the week'.   THE VACCINES (Jay Jay Pistolet) - tickets are selling fast for this one.   LAU- tickets for the multi-award winning Scottish greats are now onsale from all outlets. This really is an unmissable show and a chance to catch them in a ....

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