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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

@MurphysLegacy #IrishDance reborn at the @Sage_Gatehead #discount #ticket offer


Murphy’s Legacy, an exhilarating new Irish Dance show from former  ‘Lord of the Dance’ and ‘Riverdance’ stars is set to launch its world premiere at Sage Gateshead on 31st January 2015.

North East born Chris Hannon, a former lead dancer in ‘Lord of the Dance’, has joined forces with worldwide dance sensation Zach Klingenberg, fellow female lead Katrina Hesketh and world dance champion Kaila-Lee McManus to bring you the next Irish Dance phenomenon.

Right now we are offering an amazing £5 off - just call Sage Gateshead Box Office on 0191 443 4661 and quote ‘MurphysLegacyOffer’.
The Legacy

The Emerald Isle was once a welcoming place, full of fun, peace and tranquillity. However, it was torn apart after years of clan fighting which had left Ireland in complete turmoil. The Murphys, residents of the once beautiful land were in search of a new home, to escape all of the hurt and bad memories. Little did they know their new home, Ishan, was not a welcoming place.

Murphy’s Legacy is a dark yet inspiring tale of courageousness and loss. How far would you go, to save the ones you love? What would you sacrifice, in order to finally achieve peace? These are tough questions that nobody ever wants to face, but when examined, make for extraordinary viewing.

Despite its origins, Murphy’s Legacy spiritually lies in the North East of England. Show creator Chris Hannon, a former male lead in ‘Lord of The Dance’ and co-owner of the internationally recognised North East based ‘Hannon Murphy School of Irish Dancing’, joins forces with worldwide dance sensations US based Zach Klingenberg, fellow former female lead Katrina Hesketh and dance champion Kaila-Lee McManus to bring you what is sure to be a new Irish Dance global phenomenon.

Don’t blink, for this is no ordinary Irish Dance performance, it is a battle of styles, a clash of colours. Murphy’s strong cast give an invigorating performance of traditional Irish Dance, with dark cinematic undertones, creating a show like no other.

This is Irish Dance reborn.


The Story Behind The Story

Behind every great stage production there is an equally enticing story of inspiration and imagination. The Murphy’s Legacy project is one which has been building and developing for Chris Hannon the show creator throughout his whole life…

After spending 13 years in the world renowned ‘Lord of the Dance’ show, Chris always had the desire to find the very best dancers and choreograph a show himself. His biggest inspiration, and the name behind Murphy’s Legacy, comes from Chris’s grandmother Patricia Livingstone, who not only taught Chris to dance as a young boy, but also put Irish Dancing firmly on the map in the North East of England. Music and dance were a huge part of Patricia’s life and her talent was passed down to her daughter Kathleen, and together they have built up one of the most successful dance schools in the region – the ‘Hannon Murphy School of Irish Dancing’. Immersed in this dance background, and lucky enough to work with such a wonderful mix of teachers and fellow dancers, Chris’s dream of producing and choreographing a new Irish Dance show flourished.

After producing four pilot shows throughout 2013, Chris knew that the time was finally right – and now with the best team of people behind him – Murphy’s Legacy could truly become a huge hit. After a chance meeting late last year with John Elliott, an international artist and musical composer and an introduction to music business expert Andrew Archer, both co-owners at Loft Music, the project came together with full momentum. With new musical compositions from Loft, world-class dance choreography from a hybrid of US and UK origins, the heart and desire from Chris, not to mention the fantastic cast of internationally prestigious dancers and musicians, Murphy’s Legacy is set to blow the roof off its world premiere venue Sage Gateshead on the 31st January 2015 and succeed in many venues around the world for years to come.



Tuesday, 27 January 2015

@saxonofficial reschedule their tour : 3rd Feb at @O2AcademyNew

SAXON RE-SCHEDULE UK DATES




NWOBHM legends Saxon have announced the re-scheduled dates for their recently postponed UK shows. The tail end of the UK tour, originally planned for December 2014, had to be delayed due to Nigel Glocker’s sudden health problems.

The drummer, who was taken to hospital with a brain aneurysm, is now back home and on the mend after two surgical procedures; he won’t however be able to perform in the remaining dates and will be replaced by Sven Dirkschneider, the son of Udo Dirkschneider (Accept), who will be joining on stage frontman Biff Byford, Paul Quinn (guitar), Doug Scarratt (guitar) and Nibbs Carter (bass).

Biff says: “It’s great to see Nige on the mend, he will get the chance to see the band from out front for a change.”

Nigel has recently posted a video message on the band’s Facebook page to thank fans and loved ones and update them on his current health status. The remaining members of Saxon are extremely pleased with his fast recovery and are looking forward to finishing what they started, performing the last five shows of their landmark 35th anniversary tour.

The new dates are as follows: 

February 3rd                        Newcastle                                  Academy
February 4th                        Nottingham                                 Rock City
February 5th                        Wolverhampton                      Wulfrun Hall
February 6th                        Oxford                                          Academy
February 7th                        London                                          Shepherds Bush Empire

Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) - all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); PAY AT BOX OFFICE IN PERSON USING CASH AND AVOID BOOKING FEES! please refer to www.Saxon747.com or www.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line - 0844 871 8803) for more info. December’s tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows and new tickets are now available.


The UK dates are to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will take tracks from what is known to the fans as 'The Holy Trinity' - Saxon's seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather

Wednesday, 21 January 2015



THE WORLD'S BIGGEST
80's MUSIC FESTIVAL 
ANNOUNCES 3 UK FESTIVALS IN SUMMER 2015
Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, returns with three UK festivals during summer 2015. Tickets for all three festivals go on sale at9am on Friday 23rd January from the official website www.rewindfestival.com.
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Photo Credit: © Darren Coleman
REWIND SCOTLAND will return for its fourth consecutive year at Scone Palace, Perthon Saturday July 25th and Sunday 26th July with headline performances fromThompson Twins' Tom Bailey and OMD, plus performances from The Orchestra starring ELO former members, Bananarama, Jimmy Somerville, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw, Sister Sledge, Belinda Carlisle, Five Star, Howard Jones, Altered Images, Hue & Cry, Kid Creole, plus many more big names, including for the very first time, ex-Rainbow lead singer Joe Lynn Turner, plus From The Jam featuring the legendary bassist Bruce Foxton.
REWIND SCOTLAND
SCONE PALACE, PERTHSHIRE
FRIDAY 24th JULY - SUNDAY 26th JULY 2015

REWIND NORTH returns for its second year at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire onSaturday 8th August and Sunday 9th August. Headline performances include Human League and OMD, plus a stellar line-up including The Boomtown RatsJimmy SomervilleHeather SmallWang Chung, BananaramaABC, The Sugarhill Gang, Belinda Carlisle, Kim Wilde Soul II SoulDave EdmundsImagination ft. Leee John, Kid Creole, Howard Jones, The Selecter, John ParrDr & The Medics and many more, plus making his Rewind North debut - the one and only Chesney Hawkes!
REWIND FESTIVAL NORTH
CAPESTHORNE HALL, CHESHIRE
FRIDAY 7th AUGUST - SUNDAY 9th AUGUST 2015
REWIND SOUTH at Temple Island MeadowsHenley-on-Thames will return for its seventh consecutive year on Saturday 22nd August and Sunday 23rd August with headliners OMD and Human League, plus star-studded performances from the likes ofBilly Ocean, Kim Wilde, ABCBananarama, Go West, Soul II Soul, Midge Ure,T’PauNik KershawHot ChocolateBelinda Carlisle,  and for the very first time,Black Box, Dave Edmunds, and Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats, plus British Electric Foundation featuring The Noisettes’ Shingai ShoniwaJoy Division’s Peter Hook, Heaven 17’s Glenn GregoryThomas DolbyFairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader and M’s Robin Scott (the latter best known for the worldwide smash hit single “Pop Muzik”), plus more big names!
REWIND FESTIVAL SOUTH
TEMPLE ISLAND MEADOWS, HENLEY-ON-THAMES
FRIDAY 21st AUGUST - SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 2015

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@KingKingUk are coming to #Gateshead @Sage_Gateshead #blues #rock 19/3

King King Coming to Gateshead




The multi-award winning blues outfit King King return to the UK for an 18-date Feb/March 2015 concert tour. King King play Gateshead Sage on Thursday March 19th. Tickets can be purchased online via www.thegigcartel.com or from the official box office on 0844 478 0898. Support on the tour is from Laurence Jones.

The UK tour follows last year’s release of King King’s critically acclaimed second studio album, "Standing in the Shadows". Get Ready To Rock describes King King as, "one of the most explosive rock/blues bands on the planet."

King King are the proud winners of the "Best Band" category at the British Blues Awards for the past three years (2012, 2013, 2014).  What’s more, the band scooped several more awards at the 2014 British Blues Awards including "Band of the Year""Album of the Year", "Male Vocal of the Year", "Bass Player of the Year" and "Drummer of the Year".



The tour precedes their highly anticipated new album “Reaching For The Light” to be released on May 4th via Manhaton Records. King King will be performing songs from the new album while on tour.

KING KING
GATESHEAD SAGE
Thursday 19 March
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR www.sagegateshead.com

Book in person to avoid booking fees if you can!





FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 UK TOUR
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST: LAURENCE JONES

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com
LINCOLN DRILL HALL
Friday 20th February
 2015
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01522 873894
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY
www.lincolndrillhall.com
CHESTER LIVE ROOMS
Saturday 21st February
 2015
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 01244 317171
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD
www.theliverooms.com
LEAMINGTON SPA ASSEMBLY
Thursday 26th February
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office:  0844 854 1358
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Spencer St, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3NF
www.leamingtonassembly.com
NEWBURY ARLINGTON ARTS
Friday 27th February
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01635 244246
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Mary Hare School, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 3BQ
www.arlingtonarts.co.uk
MILTON KEYNES STABLES
Saturday 28th February
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01908 280800
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org
READING THE BOWERY DISTRICT
Sunday 1st March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01189 595 395
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
110-117 Friar Street, Reading, West Berkshire, RG1 1EP
www.thebowerydistrict.co.uk
LONDON BORDERLINE
Thursday 5th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 020 7734 5547
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Orange Yard, Manette St, London, W1D 4JB
http://mamacolive.com/theborderline
EXETER PHOENIX
Friday 6th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01392 667080
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
BILSTON ROBIN
Saturday 7th March
 2015
Tickets £15 / Box Office: 01902 401211
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
20-28 Mt Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk
CARDIFF THE GLOBE
Sunday 8th March
 2015
Tickets £15 / Box Office: 08444 780 898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
125 Albany Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 3NS
www.globecardiffmusic.com
NORWICH EPIC
Thursday 12th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01603 727 727
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD
www.epicstudiosnorwich.com
SHEFFIELD CITY HALL BALLROOM
Friday 13th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01442 789 789
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA
www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
MANCHESTER BAND ON THE WALL
Saturday 14th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 0845 2 500 500
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
25 Swan St, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ
www.bandonthewall.org
LEEDS WARDROBE
Wednesday 18th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01133 838 800
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Leeds Wardrobe, St Peter's Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH
www.thewardrobe.co.uk
GATESHEAD SAGE
Thursday 19th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
www.sagegateshead.com
STOCKTON ARC
Friday 20th March
 2015
Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01642 525 199
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Stockton Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL
www.arconline.co.uk
GLASGOW O2 ABC
Saturday 21st March
 2015
Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0141 332 2232
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
1 Station Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DR
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
ABERDEEN THE LEMON TREE
Sunday 22nd March 2015

Tickets: £15 / Box Office: 01224 337 688
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

News from @Noble_PR : @IanSiegal at @TheCluny on Tues 24/03/15 plus #TourDates


Award-winning British songwriter, Ian Siegal, is set to release “One Night In Amsterdam”, his first full-band live album on CD and vinyl on March 9th.  Released by Nugene Records, the new album dovetails Siegal’s nationwide March UK tour which kicks off at the Chester Live Rooms on March 17th.  Fans can pre-order the limited edition vinyl version of the album here.
While Siegal’s 2014 album Man & Guitar showcased the award-winning British songwriter as a solo acoustic troubadour, One Night In Amsterdam flicks the power switch, markingSiegal’s first live album with a full-throttle electric band. Chalk up another first for the man that Mojo called, “One of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today.”
Siegal is able  to draw on an astonishing eight-album catalogue that has scored him seven British Blues Awards in five categories (he’s also the only Brit ever to receive two nominations at the U.S. Blues Music Awards).  The bar for Siegal’s live albums has been set sky-high by Man & Guitar – recently crowned Blues Album of the Year by Mojo– but from the opening notes of One Night In Amsterdam, it’s clear he’s up for the challenge. The new album includes a free bonus track Hard Pressed – unlocked via a download key available on release day, March 9th.

Photo Credit: © Will Ireland

Chester Live Rooms                                           Tuesday 17 March
Glasgow Stereo                                                    Wednesday 18 March
Aberdeen Jazz Festival                                       Thursday 19 March
Harrogate Ripley Blues                                       Friday 20 March
Derby Flowerpot                                                  Saturday 21 March
Scarborough Top Secret Blues Festival          Sunday 22 March
Newcastle Cluny                                                  Tuesday 24 March
Bolton Railway                                                     Wednesday 25 March
Bristol Tunnels                                                     Thursday 26 March
Norwich Arts Centre                                            Friday 27 March
London Jazz Cafe                                                 Saturday 28 March
Southampton Talking Heads                              Sunday 29 March
Photo Credit: © Marco van Rooijen

#review @nikkershaw @Sage_gateshead 17/9/17

Review: An Evening With Nik Kershaw  at The Sage, Gateshead 17/09/2017 Nik Kershaw has written a lot of songs. Despite a break in re...