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News:January2018    


Sean Webster Band - Feb Gigs...
























Mechanical Mouse Organ gig - at Cluny 2...






























Durham Blues Festival - New Venue...






SteveStock - Magnesia Bank North Shields...





























Urgently required - Singer or Singer/instrumentalist...

Urgently required singer or Singer/instrumentalist for quality music with dynamic experienced musicians.
Brian Hughes.
brianhughesbass@googlemail.com
Tel: 07900184790=



rodfest

Just Announced - Rodfest...


Wednesday 10 January 2018
Featuring….
The KILL UK
The Force...
Sticky Fingers
The Dirty South
Alkatrazz House Band
Deep Purple In Rock

The first"RODFEST"will be at the O2 on Wednesday 10th January 2018

Tickets will be on sale soon with an amazing line up of some of the best bands from the North East,including The Kill,The Force,Sticky Fingers,The Dirty South,Alcatraz House Band & Deep Purple in Rock.Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the life of Rodrigo BVevinoThose of you who know Rod will know that he lived for his family and his music.He was chasing his dream and Im sure Rod would want others to chase their dreams.The Roddy B Fund will make bursaries to young musicians who need a bit of help.People will be able to apply for s small bursary to help them chase their dreams just like Rod did.All proceeds going to ‘The Roddy B Fund’ to be distributed as bursaries to young musicians.O2 Priority Pre-sale – Tuesday 24th October 2017 @ 9am
General sale – Thursday 26th October 2017 @ 9am



Sarah Paterson (Harp) - Jeremy Harbottle (Cello)...











popular concert series is back for 2017-2018! If you like coffee, cake and music then come along! Sunday 15th October, 3pmTP Coffee House, Gosford Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1BBDoors 2.15pm, concert 3pm. Tickets £3, under 12’s free. Available on the door or in advance from www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk




J
USTSO TALENTED - JUSTSO...










NEWCASTLE MATHS GRADUATE LAUNCHES DEBUT ALBUM WITH BAND

At 21, Olivia Morley is poised to set the world alight. Graduating this Summer with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mathematics and launching her band’s debut album, establishes a fantastic foundation for what is guaranteed to be a brilliant future.
At the age of 14, Olivia was given her first piano and started teaching herself through YouTube tutorials and before the year was out, had learnt over 100 songs and written some original tracks of her own.

She took her new found talent and started performing at Open Mic Nights across North Tyneside and Northumberland.

As Olivia explains “Learning music came to me as naturally as maths. I was able to pick up practically any tune relatively quickly, which extended my repertoire and gave me the confidence, early on, to start composing my own music and lyrics”.

In 2014, Just SO was born. Olivia met David Stanyer (Stan) at a buskers evening in Dudley and the two hit it off instantly. Previous to forming Just SO with Olivia, Stan (37) had worked full time as a Civil Servant and in his spare time was in local North East band The Longsands, which produced two original albums and built a good regional reputation. Stan left his full time job in 2014 to focus entirely on music, particularly Just SO.

Stan explains “As soon as I met Olivia I knew we could create a great sound together. We are from different generations, and therefore have a broad base of influencers and styles. However coming from different places makes our music really unique and pretty special. “

Oliva would say her key influencers were big divas such as Beyonce and Celine Dion, leading to Fleetwood Mac and Queen whereas Stan’s eclectic mix of influencers include guitarists such as Eric Clapton and B.B.King and bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

When asked what makes Oliva & Stan AKA Just SO special, they believe they have great chemistry on stage and equaly strong vocals & harmonies.
“The most frequent question we are asked is if we are a couple! And if we are singing about each other” says Stan.

Stan & Olivia have been working hard on their debut Album for two years and are set to celebrate its summer release with a special live performance of the whole album on Thursday September 22nd at The Exchange, North Shields. There are 12 tracks across the album, with a mixed genre of pop, indie and country rock. The songs are about love in the main – how relationships impact on us in a good and bad way! There are also a few tracks exploring the aspiration to achieve.

Olivia adds “We wanted to make an album of greatest hits where the listener wouldn't want to skip a track, and I feel we achieved that. I would say the tracks are good old fashioned pop songs, they're not offensive or political but are reflective of who and where we are today.
Stan has brought his experience and contacts to Just SO, and last year successfully expanded the band with new members including Gareth Dixon on Bass and Paul Reed on Drums.
http://www.justsomusic.com/


Toldyaonce - at Sticky Fingers...

HI its us again! READY to rock and roll at STICKY FINGERS
we had a great time last time and we hope everyone can come and enjoy it again with us!
Playing all kinds of recognisable songs from the 70's and on!
SO! come down Grab a drink and Grab a dance partner!
WE....WILL HANDLE THE REST!





Toldyaonce are at Sticky Fingers Cafe/Bar on August 12th 2017 at 152-154 Linthorpe Rd Middlesbrough Town Centre TS1 3RB...













Vs - Debut 3 Track EP...

Vs



Emerging Leeds (UK) alt/grunge/garage rockers 'Vs' release their debut 3 track 'Reality?' EP release (19th June 2017) via their bandcamp www.vstheworld.bandcamp.com

Vs - BIOGRAPHY
Art moves in cycles. The last few decades have seen the world re-visit the swinging '60's, the psychedelic '70's, and the electric '80's, bringing us up to.... now. Re-visiting the grunge scene with an injection of something just a bit more special comes Vs. this all new, all original, Leeds (UK) based act come packed with echoes of Sound Garden, early Pearl Jam and Nirvana, and blended with the tones of a disenfranchised and forgotten era. 

Featuring Bear on bass, Dave 'Ego' Branigan on drums and Neil 'Shortie' Short on guitar and vox, Vs. is the product of years of industry experience, pouring from previous success with Further From the Truth, My Older Ego and Monster Jaw to name but a few. With their debut single, Listen, already taking the US airwaves by storm, they're now poised for the release of the crushing EP, 'Reality?'. 

Vs. the past, Vs. the future, Vs. the system - become part of the movement. www.facebook.com/VsTheMusic and www.twitter.com/VsTheWorldBand


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