Holy Now + Dog Years
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Holy Now + Dog Years

Holy Now make indie pop music built around captivating melodies and heartbroken lyrics. Songs about an unwillingness to grow up and stagnate. Timeless pop music with intimate melodies, yelling drums and sprawling choruses. Jangly fuzz pop where euphoria meets insomnia. 

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Bridie Jackson + Andy Neill
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Bridie Jackson + Andy Neill

As a performer, Bridie is best known for her band, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, a folk influenced trio based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. They achieved national recognition after winning the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, having beaten over 8,000 contenders to secure the prize of performing on multiple stages at the legendary festival.

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Tenement & Temple + Gary Miller
Aug
4
3:30 PM15:30

Tenement & Temple + Gary Miller

Folk duo Johnny Smillie and Monica Queen who has sang with Thrum, Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol and Shane McGowan. They love Neil Young and Emmy Lou.

Gary Miller was a founding member and lead singer of The Whisky Priests 1985-2002, now a solo artist. "As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him" - Green Man Review, USA.

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Morning People + Support
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Morning People + Support

Idle Hands have ditched idleness and have become Morning People! The Americana inspired indie pop 3 piece North East band (sometimes 4 in a live setting) are in the process of writing and recording new songs and are ready to step out into the world under their new name.

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Headclouds + Hector Gannet
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Headclouds + Hector Gannet

Headclouds are a five-piece pop group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne

'Guitars drenched in a haze of drifting reverb intertwined with ghostly vocal harmonies' - The Line of Best Fit 

‘I hear bands every week that try to do that jangly, mid-summer pop vibe… Headclouds are well above the lot of them’ - Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1

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Pat McMahon Electric Band + Elaine Palmer
Aug
16
8:00 AM08:00

Pat McMahon Electric Band + Elaine Palmer

Pat McMahon Electric Band is a three piece combo which draws on a wide range of rock, Chicago blues and soul influences. The band comprises Pat on electric and acoustic guitars; veteran session keyboard/bass player, Ray Johns, and George Waters, on drums.

As well performing Pat’s original material, the band cover a fine blend of renowned artists, incl. BB King, John Mayer, Hendrix, Santana, Bill Withers, and Clapton.

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Broken Levee + Support
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Broken Levee + Support

Playing as a trio (sans drums), Broken Levee are a stylish and charismatic blues band with a reputation for surging and full-blooded performances that reveal an impressive trove of original compositions. Their sound echoes the Great British and American blues acts but also delivers a unique and rich new take on the genre. The band are constantly drawing influence from an eclectic range of artists from jazz, funk, soul, rock and indeed the blues!

Lead vocalist Lindsay Hannon has an explosive blues voice, which veers from raucous and ballsy, to vulnerable and tender.

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Duncan Lloyd + Salsola
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Duncan Lloyd + Salsola

Duncan Lloyd is probably best known as the guitarist and musical driving force behind Mercury Music Prize nominated band, Maximo Park, but Lloyd’s frenetic outpouring has also seen him busy with various projects including Decade In Exile, Nano Kino, experimentalists Res Band, and solo work under his own name. It is his solo work which now calls for our attention, with the release of new album ‘Outside Notion’.

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District Attorney + Nel Unlit
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

District Attorney + Nel Unlit

A rare public outing for District Attorney, the band made up of luminaries from former great local bands such as Minotaurs, The Union Choir, Deadly Friend, The Dark Sky Singers and others. Joined for this gig by esteemed local producer and former The Railway Club frontman/guitarist, Martin Francis Trollope. 

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Native Harrow + Support
Sep
15
3:30 PM15:30

Native Harrow + Support

Indie folk pop duo based in Woodstock, New York. 

“Vocalist and guitarist Devin Tuel’s flowy, spiritual voice is timeless, and its fluttering beauty will spark a lump in your throat. ”— Paste magazine

“The band have really hit their stride here, coming into an even more soulful folk style. ”— American Standard Time 

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Mouthful
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Mouthful

Mouthful are a 4-piece a Capella vocal group who make innovative, exciting and original music using only the human voice as an expertly-played and finely-tuned instrument. Bex Mather, Dave Camlin, Katherine Zeserson and Sharon Durant create and perform a diverse range of vocal material inspired by gospel, funk, jazz and global folk traditions. Be prepared to have your preconceptions about vocal music blown out of the water by powerful and exciting original work, and sophisticated and unusual arrangements…

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Port Erin + Support
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Port Erin + Support

Over the past 12 years Port Erin have extensively toured the U.K. performing over 750 shows at some of of the U.K.’s most prestigious venues. They have made appearances at many UK & EU festivals including; Glastonbury Festival, played live sessions for BBC Introducing and their music has been aired numerous times on BBC Radio 6 (Guy Garvey & Tom Robinson). Since their formation, they have diligently been affirming themselves as one of the UK’s hardest working, most loved, unsung and underground DIY bands.

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Nano Kino + What We Call Progress
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Nano Kino + What We Call Progress

Hailing from the North East of England, Nano Kino is the creation of Sarah Suri and Duncan Lloyd. Bonding over a mutual love of Cocteau Twins and early 4AD, their music's ethereal blend is majestic and entrancing. Sarah’s vocals complemented by Duncan’s guitars create an inimitable sonic panorama.

On bass, Andy Martin & Tom English plays drums, live, they bring together these intricate mystical soundscapes to form perfectly crafted songs

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Rob Joice + Swanhunt
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Rob Joice + Swanhunt

Since the release of Rose Tinted Spex, Robert has achieved critical acclaim as a talented, versatile guitarist and musician. He has worked with the horn section of reggae superstars UB40 (Brian Travers, Martin Meredith and Laurence Parry) on the track Cayenne Pepper, and is going from strength to strength asserting a new breed of instrumental rock,blues and funk music.

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Stef Chura + Support
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Stef Chura + Support

An American indie-rock musician from Detroit, Stef Chura first made waves in 2017 when her debut album ‘Messes’ received positive reviews from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and others. 2019’s follow up ‘Midnight’, produced by Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest, has seen Stef up her game to another level, earning rave reviews amid ‘album of the year’ talk from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine. 

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Black Sea Dahu + Support
Dec
1
3:30 PM15:30

Black Sea Dahu + Support

Black Sea Dahu are singer-songwriter Janine Cathrein and a gang of musical cohorts. Think: modern-day Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. But instead of dropping copious amounts of LSD and driving around in a VW mini-bus, they trip out on sound and studio-related cabin fever. They also make some of the most searing, contemporary, Urban Folk around!

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Roller:Trio + J Frisco
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Roller:Trio + J Frisco

Chosen for a BBC Introducing showcase at Band on the Wall in 2011 by tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Mike Chadwick and Kevin LeGendre, Roller:Trio subsequently won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and their eponymous debut album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. That same year they were also nominated for the MOBO Best Jazz Act and Jazz FM Best Newcomer awards.

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Driven Serious + Support
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Driven Serious + Support

“You could file Driven Serious under the banner of folk-rock; but they are so much than that. They have a vibrancy that you can virtually see thrumming off them when they play, passionate and with the handbrake well and truly off, and with a vibe that has had people likening them to The Levellers to The Pogues to The Smiths to The Wonderstuff…” – The Crack Magazine

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The Stroppies + James Leonard Hewiston
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Stroppies + James Leonard Hewiston

Melbourne’s DIY indie outfit, The Stroppies, signed to Tough Love Records are set to release their debut album ‘Whoosh’ in March 2019. Championed by BBC 6 Music, the band’s Lexington, London gig has already sold strongly, and a UK tour will include dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and Bristol. 

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