Josh Stothard

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Evolution Emerging returns in its ninth year giving the latest up an coming talent a place to perform. As one of the North East’s biggest events for new music the festival showcases over 40 emerging artists each year across its multiple venues. In the past, Evolution Emerging has unearthed the likes of Hyde and Beast, Shields […]

 sophieheward

North East gigs of 2014 – the Twitter verdict

North East gigs of 2014 – the Twitter verdict

2014 was quite a year for music in our region. From up-and-coming acts like Royal Blood selling out Riverside to legends The Who and Glastonbury headliners Kasabian rocking the Metro Radio Arena, we’ve never been short of some exciting live music to watch. Here’s what some North East Twitter users have to say about their favourite gig memories […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

"I'm extremely excited" – Lake Poets' Martin Longstaff about his future

"I'm extremely excited" – Lake Poets' Martin Longstaff about his future

Lake Poet's Martin Longstaff catches up with Northern Lights to talk about his future, charity and the potential threat to The Cluny and Tyne Bar due to housing development.

Hi Martin, so you have a charity gig coming up on the December 4 at INDEPENDENT for cancer research and the Winter Coats appeal? Yeah, it’s just for two charities I’ve worked with in the past that I like to raise a bit of money and awareness for. So how come you have chosen those two charities […]

 Lee Hawthorn

The Lake Poets and Immy Williams to play Tynemouth Surf Cafe

The Lake Poets and Immy Williams to play Tynemouth Surf Cafe

Before he begins his Winter Tour, which stops off in Germany, after a plethora of performances around the UK, Martin Longstaff better known by his pluralised pseudonym, The Lake Poets, is playing a set in Tynemouth Surf Café. The Sunderland born singer-songwriter, impressed in his set at on the main stage at Split Festival, and […]

 Tor Bainbridge

The Lake Poets to play Sunderland's INDEPENDENT main room

The Lake Poets to play Sunderland's INDEPENDENT main room

The Lake Poets will play Sunderland’s INDEPENDENT main room on Thursday December 4. The acoustic band announced on their Facebook that the Sunderland gig will be in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Winter Coat Amnesty. The gig has also been moved to the main room of INDEPENDENT meaning a further 50 tickets are […]

 

Bernicia Festival attracts thousands of music lovers on both sides of the River Tyne

Bernicia Festival attracts thousands of music lovers on both sides of the River Tyne

With the mainstay North East festivals flickering on and off like old Christmas lights in the last few years, there’s been a severe need for a serious alternative in Tyneside, and after drawing in crowds of over 2,500 across both South Shields and Whitley Bay this weekend, Bernicia might just be the answer. Programmed and […]

 

GALLERY: Evolution Emerging 2014 – featuring The Lake Poets, Crooked Hands, Rossi Noise, and more

GALLERY: Evolution Emerging 2014 – featuring The Lake Poets, Crooked Hands, Rossi Noise, and more

– Featuring The Lake Poets, Crooked Hands, Rossi Noise, and a host of special guests in the secret Stars of Evo Emerging set. All images courtesy of Stephen Noble#####

 Northern Lights

Evo Emerging Sessions: The Lake Poets – Honest Hearts

Evo Emerging Sessions: The Lake Poets – Honest Hearts

Ahead of this Saturday’s Evolution Emerging, the good folks at Spark have managed to pin down some of the most exciting acts on the bill for a series of very special sessions, Live From Studio 5. Taking place across the Ouseburn Valley on Saturday 24 May, Evolution Emerging is the biggest showcase of up and […]

 Gemma Hirst

The Journal Culture Awards 2013

The Journal Culture Awards 2013

Last week, The Journal Culture Awards 2013 took to the stage at the Sage Gateshead, to celebrate arts and culture across the North East over the last 12 months. Hosted by Chris Connel, this was the Live Theatre actor’s second time as the compere, and although it wasn’t quite the Oscars, the awards showcased the […]

 

The Lake Poets Headline Influences Gig In Support Of Tyneside Mind

The Lake Poets Headline Influences Gig In Support Of Tyneside Mind

If there’s one word that’s littered the copy of every ham-fisted interview in the musical press, it’s “influences”. Journalists love to ask about them, bands love to talk about them, magazines and websites the world over are flooded with artists talking about their peers and how they’ve shaped who they are today. That’s all getting […]