Josh Stothard

NARC Fest 2017: Preview

NARC Fest 2017: Preview

The multi-venue festival is back for another year with the event kicking off this July. NARC Fest gathers some of the hottest independent music performers for a night of diverse sounds. The free festival will leave those in attendance spoiled for choice, from alt-rock and psychedelia to noisy DIY pop and Jazz, there is a venue for […]

 Rute Correia

Review: Jamie Woon – Making Time

Review: Jamie Woon – Making Time

It’s been a while since Woon’s debut record, “Mirrorwriting” was released. I remember it too well. While half of the crowd was going nuts over James Blake, Woon’s delicate approach to somehow dubstep-ish and electronic sounds always got me interested beyond the hype. Four and a half years later, my bets that he’d be better off […]

 Andrew Hobson

 Great North Big Band Jazz Festival returns to Sunderland

 Great North Big Band Jazz Festival returns to Sunderland

For the 12th  year Northern musicians will flock to Sunderland  for a weekend of  Big Bands and Jazz in the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival. A total of 27 big bands will be performing at the University of Sunderland’s campus bar North Shore. Festival Director and Judge of BBC One’s Frank Sinatra’s, Our Way. Bill Watson says: “The festival […]

 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 […]