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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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Folk Festival Gears Up For ‘best Ever’ Event. May 22-25th.

  With only a few weeks left folk fans in the area are counting the days to to once again meeting up with friends old and new for a weekend of fabulous music in the friendliest of folk festivals, Festival On The Moor. 33 acts line up for more than 100 performances over four days. Among them are Internationaly renowned guitarist WOODY MANN, Folk Icons COOPE , BOYES & SIMPSON and RICHARD GRAINGER who appears this year with accordion ‘guru’, CHRIS PARKINSON. Music ....


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Dsf6 Science Tent – No Other Music Festival Does Science Like We Do.

  It will come as no surprise to people familiar with the Deer Shed Festival that 2015’s instalment is going to be far more than your music-dominated festival experience. Whilst music takes the main stage (literally!), Deer Shed Festival is proud of its tradition of variation, diversity, and science! Deer Shed Festival is - Friday 24 July – Sunday 26 July 2015 Baldersby ....


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Music, Magic And Biscuitheads

A week of tops shows in just one week across Teesside. Just on Tuesday at Mix Tape the audience was bombarded by the tempest and fury of Tyneside\'s Kobadelta. With a twitching singer, crooning a dark narrative to a roaring guitar over The Keys, Travolta dancefloor, it was a real cultural crossover on Linthorpe Road. Caught between the gears of the industrial grind, the twisted message ....


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Vant At The Wesgarth Tonight

Promoter Henry Carden (Twisterella) has been in touch to tell us about a hotly tipped band VANT he is hosting tonight at Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough. He says, I’m very pleased to be bringing new Parlophone Records (Blur, Coldplay, Two Door Cinema Club etc) signings VANT to the North East for three gigs in the coming months. VANT’s Mattie Vant is a native North Easterner and in his teens, was frontman of The Small Screen Light Show, who you might remember. They ....


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Villagers Dutch Uncles Du Blonde For Deer Shed

  The North’s favourite family music festival announce the final artists on their 2015 line up, which promises audiences three days of festival heaven in the picturesque surroundings of Baldersby Park. Having already revealed the amazing John Grant, the legendary Billy Bragg and the heart-stopping-ly good, The Unthanks as headliners, they’ve now filled the last few slots to ....


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Split Festival\'s Final Curtain

  Due to financial constraints Split Festival will not take place again. The Sunderland based festival has been a big part of the North East music calendar since it began 2009, but sadly organisers have decided to call it a day. Split\'s Rob Deverson explained the decision: “We are so proud of what we have achieved, but ultimately the economics of live music events has left us ....


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Whitby Raven King At The Waiting Room

A couple of weekends back The Waiting Room served up a night of musical and lyrical collaborations, exploring myths, legends and folklore. There was even a rare appearance from Whitby\'s Raven King before the live exhortation to a brand new book of intercontinental mystery and magic. It was a Sunday evening of very northern talents greeted warmly by a full house of teased and tantalised ....


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Willowman 2015

High tempo ska, classic folk rock and driving punk have been added to an all-star line up at Willowman Festival 2015. The four-day festival in North Yorkshire has already announced co-headliners Echo and the Bunnymen and Peter Hook and The Light. Festival organisers have now filled the supporting bill with latest editions The Alan Hull Songbook, The Toasters from the USA and Goldblade. The ....


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More Acts Announced At Deershed Festival

With over two thirds of the tickets already snapped up and an amazingly good second wave of bands and acts to announce – things are flying at the Deer Shed Festival camp.  Joining confirmed headliners John Grant, Billy Bragg and The Unthanks in ninety acres of gorgeous parkland, will be New Orleans’ punk/soul master, Benjamin Booker; producer and artist, Boxed In; Spanish ....


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