Mark Tyers

INTERVIEW: Comin’ Straight from the Underground: The Just B

WARNING: There is strong language in the videos.

Since the release of their first album, and a memorable headline slot at Static, North East Grime duo HB (Newcastle’s H-Man and Ashington’s Just B) are arguably the hottest thing in the local underground rap-scene right now and they’re only just warming up.  Mark Tyers caught up with Just B to get his take on […]

 Mark Tyers

Ballad Of The Princess – Leddie MC takes stock of her career to date

Ballad Of The Princess – Leddie MC takes stock of her career to date

Leddie MC is one the North East’s best rappers and producers and one half of Middlesbrough duo L&S.  Fresh from her first gig in 18 months, Mark Tyers talks with Leddie about supporting The Game and Chester P, career lows, getting engaged, her solo EP and L&S’s next album.   MT: So how did last […]

 Melanie Hall

GoGo Penguin to play first Sunderland show this week

GoGo Penguin to play first Sunderland show this week

Manchester jazz trio GoGo Penguin are set to play their first Sunderland gig this week (March 5). The band are now well and truly established within the UK jazz scene and they have helped to bring a whole new group of listeners to the music genre over the last few years. With definitive albums such as Fanfares gaining […]

 Tor Bainbridge

North East Rising comes to Independent, Sunderland

North East Rising comes to Independent, Sunderland

Rowan McCabe’s new show North East Rising is set to take stage at Independent, Sunderland on September 16 as part of Sunderland Stages. Based on North East characters and culture, the show is a mixture of performance poetry, theatre and stand up. In association with Arts Centre Washington, North East Rising is said to be […]