Newcastle Neo-soul, jazz and hiphop. Portraits offer their contribution to the UK music scene through improvisation, lyricism, arrangement and a strong focus on moving their music forward into unexplored territory.
A brand skanking new solo show at Bobiks “What am I even doing here? Wasn’t I supposed to be famous and successful by now? Is this it? If this is it, I might as well start getting fat.” Meet Kate. She’s a Skank. She could be a successful writer, if she could just concentrate. Instead, her head is filled with recycling concerns, genius ways to ensnare Sexy Gary, and the persistent fear that
her internal organs are against her. Clementine Bogg-Hargroves reveals the witty, dark and often filthy thoughts of an ambitious twenty-something grappling with her uncertain future. How can someone so confident be so terrified?
Head Of Light Entertainment are an alternative, fizzy, summery pop band from Teesside.
They’ve released three albums, had both regional and national radio play (Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music are fans), lots of gushing press reviews, and gigged up and down the UK.
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!
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’
A Poetry Gameshow where panelists fight for the right to recite!
It's poetry, but as you've never seen before in Newcastle.
"One of the strangest, most gloriously original bands I’ve heard for a long time… like Jake Thackray writing lyrics for Crosby, Stills and Nash." Bob Fischer, BBC Tees
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 Clubfrontman/guitarist, Martin Francis Trollope.
The band are currently in the studio, working towards a debut album.
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