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Lulu Set To Shout At Middlesbrough Town Hall

The incredible Lulu still has plenty to shout about and is back with another fantastic tour which calls in to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday, April 7. The Grammy-nominated singer will be performing hits from her 50-year career, such as To Sir With Love, The Man Who Sold The World, Relight My Fire and of course Shout.   As well as performing songs from some of her musical heroes such ....


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A Celebration Of Graeme Miles At The Town Hall

Some of the country’s most respected names in folk will come together to celebrate the life and music of Graeme Miles, one of the finest songwriters of his generation. The Unthanks, the Wilsons and the Young’uns plus special guests Eliza Carthy and The Keelers will perform at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday, February 12. There is a further concert at Band on the Wall in Manchester ....


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A Few Musical Highs From 2015

It has been another big year for music on Teesside and though it hasn\'t quite finished yet I thought I would beat the field in looking back over a few highlights from 2015 and maybe a couple of recommendations for Christmas gifts. Shy bairns get nowt. There was no Stockton Weekender or Middlesbrough Music Live this year, a sign of the times, sadly. Yet Stockton Calling continues to go from ....


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Christmas Lights Switch On Sets Scene For Christmas

Crowds turned out in force for Middlesbrough’s Christmas Lights Switch On as the festive countdown gathers pace. The highlight of the Yuletide calendar took place on Thursday (December 3) after gale force winds and driving rain forced the original event to be postponed. Centre Square welcomed thousands to a carnival atmosphere, with costumed characters, live music and a visit by Santa ....


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Talented Local Choir Set For Middlesbrough Town Hall

The Classics will be in fine voice at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt on Sunday 6 December, with local singers setting the scene for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon in the third of the Town Hall’s current series of Classical Café concerts. Part of the Town Hall’s classical season thanks to funding from Arts Council England, the Classical Café has an emphasis on emerging and established local musicians. VOX, directed by Jeremy Harbottle, is a mixed voice choir founded ....


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Racing Glaciers At Mixtape

With tracks as infectious as new single ‘Seems Like A Good Time’, it’s no wonder that Racing Glaciers have picked up over 2 million Soundcloud plays and over a million YouTube streams since they first emerged.  See them for free tonight at Mixtape, in The Townhouse, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough (formerly the Keys) Mixtape presents:  Racing Glaciers + ....


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Newton Faulkner At Mbro Town Hall

Newton Faulkner plays a show at Middlesbrough Town Hall next week on Monday, November 16 as part of a tour in support of his new studio album ‘Human Love’ which is released on November 20 by BMG. Since his debut number one album Hand Built By Robots in 2007, featuring hit single Dream Catch Me, Faulkner has released three further Top 10 albums, including the number one Write It On ....


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White Negroes Sunday Boro Finale

After rocking the region this year for their 25th anniversary, legendary North East band The White Negroes are set to play a final Middlesbrough show. The Teesside group have been celebrating their Silver Jubilee this year with show-stealing performances at the likes of the Willowman Festival, Stockton Calling and 4 People Not Profit Festival. Now the Hartlepool band are bringing the curtain down ....


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Top Orchestra & Cellist Heading For Middlesbrough Town Hall

Classical music fans are in for another huge treat, when one of the world’s leading cellists Sol Gabetta joins the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra at Middlesbrough Town Hall next Tuesday. (13 October). Founded in 1870, the orchestra has previously been conducted by legends including Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Strauss. Noted for its rich warm sound, the orchestra is still ....


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Waiting For Gigs

Just had the gig list through from the Waiting Room restaurant in Eaglescliffe for their Sunday shows. There are some real gems amongst them. Last weekend the Winter Hill Transmission and Ben Hopkinson provided magnificent entertainment I am looking to more quality nights in the company of French For Rabbits, Bridie Jackson and Biscuithead and Biscuit Badgers amongst others. Sunday 4th October French For Rabbits + Grawlixes Dreamy, folky pop from New Zealand £6 – 8pm – All ....


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Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott To Play The Town Hall

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have announced a date at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday, October 31 as part of a tour in support of their new album. ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ – due for release on October 23 - is the pair’s second album following the critically acclaimed ‘What Have We Become’. The two albums are their first since the multi-million ....


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Anything But Routine From Serinette

  A single launch is always worthy of support. When the band is as inventive, hard working and thoroughly likeable as Serinette then they absolutely deserve a big crowd. So, I was delighted to see that their launch gig for Routine of the Week, was sold out in a flash. Did I say sold out? That is only half the story. In a bold move by promoter Kaboom music and Arc this was a first ever ....


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From New Zealand To The Waiting Room

  Two hugely acclaimed acts from New Zealand arrive at the Waiting Room on Sunday 4th October. Sunday 4th OctoberFrench For Rabbits + Grawlixes£6 – 8pm – All AgesThe Waiting Room, 9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0BU01642 780465From the remote natural setting of Waikuku Beach, on New Zealand’s South Island, come French For Rabbits. Vocalist ....


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Top Orchestras Heading For Middlesbrough Town Hall

Classical Music fans have an incredible batch of autumn treats coming up at Middlesbrough Town Hall, thanks to funding from Arts Council England. The Dresden Philharmonic and Prague Symphony Orchestras are the latest top international orchestras to grace the Town Hall stage, with homegrown favourites the Royal Northern Sinfonia also set for a welcome return. Renowned international soloist ....


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Sound Of Silence:vol 1

There is a new music festival for Stockton coming soon this September  Saturday 12th. Spread over ARC, TMA’s Georgian Theatre and Green Room the festival will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional folk music, based on a programme pioneered by TMA’s Ben Muriel. With a list of quality names taking part. The Sound of Silence is an event where listening to music is the ....


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The Snake Davis Band: The Classic Sax Solos Tour

Brilliant saxophonist Snake Davis makes a triumphant return to Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt on Thursday, September 24 with a special show celebrating some of the very best sax solos. Joined by Gareth Moulton (Cutting Crew) on vocals, the legendary instrumentalist and his band promise a set littered with more than 20 classics including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Still Crazy After All These ....


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The Magic And The Mystery Of The Nightingales

  I have just realised that it must be all of thirty years ago that I travelled to see post-post nearly punks The Nightingales playing a gig in a little club in Bradford. The social club was a couple of terraced houses knocked into one and only a street away from Bradford City football ground. I had seen singer/wordsmith Robert Lloyd and the weaving, wandering guitars and rumble of drums of the wonderful Nightingales in triumphal form the previous night in Leeds. But they were up against ....


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Southmartins And Dj Al Lover

The Southmartins return to The Georgian Theatre & West Coast super producer makes his debut in The Green Room, Stockton. Coming up this weekend, The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room plays host to one of Teesside’s most beloved tribute acts as well as welcoming an international super producer and DJ, as Teesside based music charity, Tees Music Alliance (TMA) outline ....


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Youngsters Showcase Classical Piece In Centre Square

  Schoolchildren from across Teesside are celebrating the joy of classical music at special events in Middlesbrough. The children have been learning to sing, dance and create new pieces of their own, and came together at the Town Hall on Friday to share their work in a concert entitled ‘Classical Creations’. As well as sharing their own creations, the ‘Classical Creations’ showcase featured massed singing and body percussion in a spectacular and enjoyable ....


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Holy Moly\'s Cracking Waiting Room Finale

  Holy Moly and the Crackers brought the house down on the final Sunday night show of the present season at the Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe. It was a fitting finale, with a full house, clapping, swaying and singing along to a riotous performance from the young rabble rousing folk indie Tyneside 6 piece. Earlier John Harrison minus his Ragmen had delivered a couple of emotional covers in the midst of his highly original gravelly voiced set; pre-Moby Trouble So Hard and a delightfully slowed ....


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First Wave Of Acts Announced For Twisterella Festival 2015

After the success of the inaugural Twisterella Festival last October, Middlesbrough’s most dynamic and forward-thinking independent music promoters, Pay For The Piano and The Kids Are Solid Gold, have announced details of Twisterella Festival 2015. Taking place on Saturday 10th October, the 1000 capacity festival will utilise well-established music venues such as Teesside University ....


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After Avalanche Party Cattle And Cane Tea

This is the tale of two launch gigs, one for an eagerly awaited debut EP, the other for a refreshing new blend of tea. Promoter Henry Carden invited me down to The Olde Young Tea House for a soothing Sunday afternoon acoustic set from Cattle and Cane where their new tea was on the menu. This was the perfect pick me up after Henry\'s rocket fuelled promotion at the Westgarth of Avalanche Party\'s ....


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Raghav Return Is Mela’s Silver Lining

MOBO award-winning singer Raghav is the first headline act to be confirmed for the 25th Middlesbrough Mela. The North East’s biggest multicultural festival is expected to attract record-breaking figures of around 50,000 for its landmark event on the weekend of June 6 and 7. Raghav’s only UK appearance this year is sure to be a popular choice with Mela attendees of all tastes and ....


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Waiting On Anna And Elizabeth

Anna & Elizabeth bring their intimate and haunting traditional music and mesmerizing multi-media show to the United Kingdom for the first time, this May. And we’re proud to welcome them to the Waiting Room! The American duo, based in rural Virginia, springs from the unique talents of Anna Roberts-Gevalt (fiddle, banjo, guitar) and Elizabeth LaPrelle (ballads, banjo), and their ....


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Mela Celebrates 25th Year Of Culture

Middlesbrough Mela, the North-East’s biggest multicultural event, is set to celebrate its 25th year in style on the weekend of June 6-7. Organisers are promising the best festival yet with visitor numbers forecast to even top the record-breaking 50,000 figures witnessed in recent years. Held for the first time in 1990, the Mela has grown year-on-year through the combined efforts of ....


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