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News:August2018    


SINGER REQUIRED - FOR CLUB/HOLIDAY CAMP BAND...


Experience preferred; transport; and commitment.
(* We are NOT a pub band)
Work waiting.
DURHAM based.
Phone Kev: 07470449586

 


 

ALT-ROCK TRIO 'RAYNE' - HEADLINE INDEPENDENT THIS AUGUST...



Anthemic alt-rock outfit RAYNE have announced their home-town headline show at the Independent in Sunderland on August 26th 2018.

The band who's sound appeals to fans and followers of The Killers, 30 Seconds To Mars, Muse, Imagine Dragons and Coldplay will be parading new album material for release this year, along side familiar tracks from their 2017 album 'Complex By Design' plus many older songs from the bands archives.

As ambitious and uncompromising as ever, the stalwarts of the North-East music scene have recently released 'Silently Screaming' A single that is available to stream for free and one that delivers a melodically addictive dose of what you'd expect from the guys; seismic guitar tones, multi-layered synths, driving rock rhythms, earworm hook-lines and epic stadium rock overtones. Having wielded their craft for over 20 years together, RAYNE allies Ben Potts (Vox/Bass), Adam Dagg (Guitar/Synths) and Steven 'Nez' Naisbet (Drums/Samples) are a formidable force and creative unit. Melding traditional guitar band tropes with fresher electronic sounds, RAYNE are poised to deliver more music this year - that may well cement their reputation as a band who relentlessly push the boundaries of their musical direction.

Silently Screaming by Rayne

https://m.soundcloud.com/raynemusic/silently-screaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojZ1oCJ-qqI

RAYNE - LIVE @ THE INDEPENDENT (SUNDERLAND): AUG 26th 2018:

Tickets are £5 and available direct from the band.

www.facebook.com/rayneofficial

www.twitter.com/officialrayne

www.facebook.com/Ambiconmusic



Durham Blues Festival 2019 - Mungo Jerry...





Family Orchestra – a new type of orchestra is starting at Middlesbrough Town Hall...

All ages

All instruments

All abilities

This is a day for anyone who plays an instrument to come and make an orchestra for the day. Whether you are an adult who hasn’t played for 20 years, or a child who is just starting out, come along and experience playing in an orchestra! There will be music available to suit all ages and abilities, so bring the whole family and play alongside each other. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment.

The new ‘Family Orchestra’ will meet monthly on Sundays from 10am – 1pm from September 2018, therefore if you can’t make this day, don’t worry, just register your interest using the details below, and we will keep you informed of the monthly get-togethers!

Sunday 15th July, 10am – 4pm

Informal presentation to family and friends at 3.30pm

Tickets: £5 adults, £2.50 children

Book via www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk

Box office: 01642 729729




Durham Blues Festival...





CLASSIC CLAPTON - at Sage Gateshead & Middlesbrough Theatre...



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC CLAPTON (aka After Midnight) the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall will be performing 2 north east shows in April & May. 

 

They will perform all of EC's classic songs including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, I Shot The Sheriff, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally and of course Layla!  There will even be an “UNPLUGGED” segment.


SAGE GATESHEAD (Hall 2), St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Tel: 0191 443 4661           

www.sagegateshead.com

THURS. 26 APRIL

8pm, Tkts £15 seated

                 £12.50 standing

NB ticket prices are subject to handling fee on top of face value


Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA

Tel: 01642 815181        

www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk

FRI. 25 MAY

7.30pm

Tkts £15



www.classic-clapton.com



Kris Barras Band - at Durham Blues Festival...























Inspired by his father at the early age of only Six years-old, Kris was already making an appearance on stage before turning Ten. He has since gone on to spend more than twenty years thrilling audiences throughout the globe playing live. 

The UK based guitarist has extensive experience touring in various bands, throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as both a solo-artist & session-musician. 

The band are booked for some major festivals in the UK and Europe in 2017. These include Ramblin' Man Fair (UK), Rawa Blues Festival (Poland) and Bliuzo Naktys (Lithuania). 2017 has seen the band complete two very successful tours in both the UK and Europe.

A published author who has written many guitar-technique columns, books and instructional DVD’s; Kris Barras has also been a featured lecturer at the distinguished Academy of Music and Sound.  Kris currently writes a guitar technique column for Blues Matters magazine.

After releasing the self-titled demo EP in March 2015, the first full length album ‘Lucky 13’ was released in April 2016. The album received worldwide acclaim and reached number 2 in both the Amazon Blues Charts and iTunes charts. The album was also voted ‘Pick of the month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, as well as winning the Riviera FM 2016 'Album of the Year'.

Kris was nominated for 'Blues Guitarist of the Year 2017' by Total Guitar magazine and voted into the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the World by Music Radar. 

As a side career, Kris used to be a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, training and competing in Las Vegas, Singapore and Thailand.

“People used to think I was crazy to be fighting in cages, risking damage to my hands. Truth is though, I always enjoyed it and found that the fighting world offered me more opportunities than the Music industry. I got to fight in front of 8000 people in Asia.....I would’ve much rather had played to them instead of getting punched in the face!”



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