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Sunday, 25 June 2017

A Tribute to #GeorgeMichael Saturday 24th February 2018 7.30 pm @Playhouse_WB


A Tribute to George Michael

Saturday 24th February 2018
7.30 pm
Whitley Bay Playhouse


Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new – Fast Love: A Tribute to George Michael.
This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith and many more. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. As the great man said: you gotta have faith… So book your tickets now!



Tickets costing £21 are available now. 

Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk.

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.





Friday, 16 June 2017

At @TyneOperaHouse 4/11/2017 @MarcAlmond takes us through the #shadowsandreflections of his music.

Marc Almond brings his Shadows and Reflections Tour to Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Saturday 4th November 2017



One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, will take to the stage at Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Saturday 4th November. This very special concert will feature songs and hits from his 36 year career to beautiful new orchestral arrangements of hits, iconic torch songs and 60’s Orchestral Pop for which he has become loved for, from his new album Shadows and Reflections.
Celebrating the synth pop pioneers 60th Birthday year, this concert follows his Top 10 album Hits and Pieces as well as his sold out Spring tour.
As a performer he has been at the forefront of British pop music ever since he found fame in the early 1980s with Soft Cell, before going on to a hugely successful, prolific and diverse solo career that has seen him sell over 30 million records worldwide.

Tickets: £29.50 - £60. Available now from: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk


The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Box Office is open 10am-3:30pm Monday to Friday and event days
Booking and Information Line: 0844 2491 000 (10am – 6pm Monday to Friday)
More information at our Website: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
Facebook: Facebook.com/tynetheatreandoperahouse | Twitter: twitter.com/tyneoperahouse
Theatre Address: 109 – 119 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG


Pete Beat: New EP "Forever" out 1/8/17
www.jowheretogo.com


Thursday, 15 June 2017

#Jaws @JAWSJAWSJAWSSS come to @RiversideNCL 26/11 other tour dates here

JAWS
EXTEND SIMPLICITY TOUR DATES
INTO WINTER 2017



    
Revelling in the jubilant reception to their sophomore record - JAWS - are delighted to announce a fresh run of UK dates that will extend their Simplicity Tour into the Winter months of 2017. 

Lining up 12 new shows for later this year, the dreamy indie pop trio will embark on a succession of live dates kicking off at Reading’s Sub 89 on Friday 17th November, taking in the likes of Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield and more, before rounding off proceedings with a huge homecoming show at The Birmingham Institute on the Friday 1st December. Full dates and details as follows:


November 2017 UK tour dates

Fri, 17 Nov 17 -  Reading -  Sub89

Sat, 18 Nov 17 -  Southampton -  Engine Rooms

Sun, 19 Nov 17 -  Exeter -  Phoenix

Tue, 21 Nov 17 -  Cardiff -  The Globe

Wed, 22 Nov 17 -  Bristol -  The Fleece

Thu, 23 Nov 17 -  Norwich -  The Waterfront

Fri, 24 Nov 17 -  Liverpool -  The Magnet

Sun, 26 Nov 17 -  Newcastle -  Riverside

Mon, 27 Nov 17 -  Edinburgh -  The Caves

Wed, 29 Nov 17 -  York -  The Crescent

Thu, 30 Nov 17 -  Sheffield -  Plug

Fri, 01 Dec 17 -  Birmingham -  The Institute


These additional dates come as something of a victory lap for the Midlands outfit as they look to close out their touring cycle for their warmly received Simplicity record on a high, and before knuckling down on their next studio venture.

With DIY Magazine hailing JAWS’ development into “grunge-infested, kicking and screaming juggernaut”, Simplicity was praised by DORK Magazine who defined the record as “the sound of a band truly becoming their own” and across much of the music press, before finding itself a ubiquitous entry in many of the annual 2016 Album of The Year listings.

The news also follows the recent unveiling of the band’s video for current single ‘Cast’. Like much of the album it stems from, ‘Cast’ is a sonic manifestation of temerity and evokes a sense of self-determination and of overcoming inner turmoil. Accompanied with on-the-road footage shot during some of the band's ecstatic UK shows earlier in the run, the video turns the camera around on the crowds that have feverishly supported Simplicity at the overwhelming gigs and on record. Watch the video for Cast here.





Produced by Gethin Pearson at Vale Studios, Simplicity by JAWS is out now.

JAWS are: Connor Schofield (singer/guitar), Alex Hudson (guitar) and Eddy Geach (drums)

Tickets for all upcoming shows are on sale now and are available HERE




Wednesday, 14 June 2017

#BobMarley #Tribute coming to @playhouse_WB 9/9/17 #whitleybay #reggaeclassics

On Sale Now:
Legend
A Tribute to the Music of Bob Marley
Saturday 9th September 2017
7.30 pm


"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!" – Bob Marley

With the recent national release of the film ‘Marley’ interest in Bob Marley and reggae is yet again high - not that it has ever gone away!

LEGEND perform a Bob Marley show in sound and vision just like you were at a Bob Marley concert. A full evening show features all the hits and more including classic Bob Marley reggae standards:
*Is This Love
*No Woman No Cry
*Could You Be Loved
*Three Little Birds
*Buffalo Soldier
*Get Up Stand Up
*Stir It Up
*One Love/People Get Ready
*I Shot The Sheriff
*Waiting In Vain
*Redemption Song
*Satisfy My Soul
*Exodus
*Jamming
…and much more!

FEEL THE VIBE! PURE ENTERTAINMENT! JUST NOT TO BE MISSED!

Tickets costing £22.50 are available now.

Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk.

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

#doubletrouble when @beanstoast and @SkinnyLister team up for a tour ..stopping at @NewcastleSU 24/11/17

BEANS ON TOAST + SKINNY LISTER

ANNOUNCE DOUBLE TROUBLE TOUR



   
This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK.


Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions they make a perfect match. Both bands are hardworking, fun Loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age-old tradition of English folk music. Together they are given the opportunity to play on bigger stages and bring their shows to larger audiences. Both bands will be playing full sets. It’s going to be one hell of a party. So without furtherado they're proud to announce..




DOUBLE TROUBLE TOUR

21/11 LEEDS Stylus

22/11 MANCHESTER O2 The Ritz

23/11 GLASGOW Oran Mor

24/11 NEWCASTLE Newcastle Uni

25/11 SHEFFIELD The Leadmill

28/11 BIRMINGHAM Glee Club

29/11 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

30/11 NORWICH Waterfront

01/12 CAMBRIDGE Junction

02/12 LEICESTER Dryden Street Social

06/12 CARDIFF The Globe

07/12 SOUTHAMPTON 1865

08/12 EXETER The Phoenix

09/12 BRISTOL SWX

10/12 LONDON KOKO



For Skinny Lister, this tour will wrap up the worldwide campaign of their third and critically acclaimed album 'The Devil, The Heart & The Fight'. Following up on a fully Sold Out UK tour in May after another in October ‘16, extensive tours of Europe and The USA and a Summer ram packed with festivals including a prestigious slot on Glastonbury's Avalon stage on Sunday night.


This tour will also act as the UK album tour for Beans on Toast’s 9th album, released slap bang in the middle of the tour on 1st December. He’ll be bringing a full live band with him with fiddle, accordion and honky-tonk piano playing a mix of brand new tunes from the forthcoming album and old classics from his huge back catalogue.



Both acts release music on Xtra Mile Recordings, home to Frank Turner, Against Me! and Will Varley to name just a few. The label prides itself on community and family values as well as punk rock attitude and incredibly good music.  All of these aspects will shine through in this awesome collaboration of a tour.



More info and tickets

www.beansontoastmusic.com / www.skinnylister.com / www.alttickets.com 

*Tickets on general sale Friday, June 16th @ 10am*



Coming soon: The "Forever" EP from Pete Beat

"Some of these songs sound remarkably Tom Jones with an electro beat, something I've never heard before! I think this works really well in a modern age" : Radio Warwick



#dodgybastards the 8th @steeleye_span album being toured. @cityH4ll 5.12.17

Steeleye Span
comes to Newcastle City Hall
Tue 5 Dec 2017


In an age when it is not uncommon for an artist to take five years to follow up a successful album, the creativity that Steeleye Span displayed in their early years is still astonishing. In the decade between their debut and 1980's Sails Of Silver, they released twelve records alongside touring the world and enjoying a string of hits.

Now with their 50th anniversary fast approaching, the band have come close to matching that work rate - readying themselves for the release of ‘Dodgy Bastards’, their eighth album in twelve years.

Such inspiration has come both from the individuals involved, Steeleye mainstays Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp and Liam Genockey alongside Jessie May Smart, Andrew Sinclair and Julian Littman in the current line-up, as well as the captivating source material – the work of 19th century scholar Francis James Child and his collection of English and Scottish Ballads.

The album is appropriately titled, containing stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirits - the perfect subject material for Steeleye Span's dark take on the music of the British Isles.

Such epic tales require a suitable musical backdrop and the record is firmly in the band's classic musical mould. 'Brown Robyn's Confession' sets the tone but with a new twist, violinist Jessie May Smart taking the lead vocal before the distinct tones of Maddy Prior join her on the striking chorus. Elsewhere each member plays their part, allowing the music to explore a variety of different paths as the songs ebb and flow in keeping with their characters and events - with Prior and Littman even adding a spoken word/rap element to long time band favourite 'Boys Of Bedlam'.

Julian Littman of Steeleye Span says, “on our last album, Wintersmith, we set the writings of the late Sir Terry Pratchett but Dodgy Bastards sees us returning to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound. We’re hugely excited to get the album out there, and to embark on our 2017 UK”.

Steeleye Span plays Newcastle City Hall on Tue 5 Dec 2017 Tickets are £32.00 and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk  or from the Theatre Royal Box office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).



#WhitneyHouston show @WhitHoustonShow @CityH4ll with the amazing @BelindaDavids 13.4.18

The Greatest Love of All
The Whitney Houston Show
Newcastle City Hall
Fri 13 Apr 2018



The Whitney Houston show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda David’s accompanied by the sensational 30 piece National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra this is a beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers.

The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, and more.

The Whitney Houston Show plays Newcastle City Hall on Fri 13 Apr 2018 Tickets are £45.00 and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).  Tickets on sale Friday 16 June from 9am.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Debut EP from @BrookeBentham and the start of a tour at Surf Club #Tynemouth 17/6




BROOKE BENTHAM


Shares new single ‘I Need Your Body’ 

From her debut EP - 'The Room Swayed' - released on June 9

Photo: Jordan Hughes

Homecoming Show in June


"We think Brooke Bentham might be the Angel (Olsen) of the North” - Loud & Quiet

"Brooke Bentham soars into 2017...a formidable transformation” - The Line Of Best Fit

"Exquisite...a vocal that rivals pretty much anyone at this moment in time” - Crack In The Road

"A prodigal talent..a statement of intent” - Clash

Listen to I Need Your Body HERE




Brooke Bentham has premiered new single 'I Need Your Body', the second to be
taken from her debut EP entitled 'The Room Swayed'. This follows the success of
acclaimed return track 'Heavy & Ephemeral', which picked up support across
Radio 1, 6Music and Radio X.

'I Need Your Body' is a melancholic mix of lust and resentment, produced again by Ben Baptie (Daughter, Adele, Lapsley) and pushing Brooke's stunning voice further than ever before. If 'Heavy & Ephemeral' described feeling suffocated in a relationship, 'I Need Your Body' captures that sense of moving onto someone new ("into the night we go, once more") but again falling for the wrong person. Brooke's debut EP, 'The Room Swayed', is themed around those static, unfulfilling moments in a relationships new and old, and the realisation of how to break out of it (in part through writing songs).

Brooke Bentham also has announced a special Tyneside homecoming show this Summer. Having just concluded her first UK tour proper in March with the esteemed John Smith at 8 salubrious venues across the UK inc. London’s Union Chapel, Brooke returns to the North East for a headline performance at the Surf Club in Tynemouth on June 17th. Further dates and festival appearances will be announced soon.


Buy "Heavy and Ephemeral" here

Aged just twenty one, Brooke Bentham's music nonetheless carries the weight of someone who's lived a hundred lives already. She was born and raised in Southshields (just outside Newcastle) before relocating to New Cross to study at Goldsmith's (where she is in the final stages of her degree). Already, her songwriting swells and plummets in ways which feel as inspired by the epic alt rock journeying of War On Drugs or Ryan Adams as the emotional vocal depths of Sharon Van Etten or Angel Olsen: all shot through with remarkably personal, direct lyricism which suggests a maturity and life ethic that's wise beyond her years. 'The Room Swayed' may have been written in an admittedly challenging period, but the results suggest Brooke Bentham is now looking firmly towards a bright future.


'The Room Swayed' EP - will be released on June 9



LIVE DATES

17 June - Surf Club, Tynemouth 

+ More TBA soon… 

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