Benjamin Smith

Hollyoaks, Matt Cardle, And Covering Evita With A Trumpet – We Meet Paul Liddell

Hollyoaks, Matt Cardle, And Covering Evita With A Trumpet – We Meet Paul Liddell

“There are so many guys who sing and play with an acoustic guitar and it becomes really boring,” says acoustic guitar-playing, singer-songwriter Paul Liddell. It may seem like he’s being hypocritical but Liddell, who lives in Whitburn, insists he’s different. He says he likes Ben Howard but actually his greater influences come from rock bands […]

 Benjamin Smith

Review: The Zero Theorem – Fleetingly Brilliant, But Only Fleetingly

Review: The Zero Theorem – Fleetingly Brilliant, But Only Fleetingly

A plethora of dystopian films have emerged in recent years, Never Let Me Go, The Hunger Games and The Purge to name but a few, and here former-Python Terry Gilliam offers his take. It is familiar ground for Gilliam, who also made Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, but this is nowhere as effective as his previous […]

 Benjamin Smith

Coasts New Single Brings Them To The Westgarth Social Club

Coasts New Single Brings Them To The Westgarth Social Club

Indie-pop newcomers Coasts will be playing in Middlesbrough to promote their new single A Rush of Blood. It is the bands second tour after releasing their debut EP “Paradise” in April 2013. It included the song Oceans which has had over a million plays on Soundcloud. Though only at the beginning of their career, Coasts’ upbeat […]

 Benjamin Smith

Patrick Monahan Returns To The Region With Washington Arts Centre Show

Patrick Monahan Returns To The Region With Washington Arts Centre Show

Comedian Patrick Monahan is bringing his latest stand-up show Cake Charmer to the Washington Arts Centre, as part of his current UK tour. The Teessider, who first performed the show at lasts years Edinburgh Festival, is known for his clean, family-friendly material and joking about his Irish-Iranian heritage. His likeable persona has seen him feature on […]

 Benjamin Smith

Alt-Rock Veterans The Presidents Of The USA Line Up O2 Academy Show

Alt-Rock Veterans The Presidents Of The USA Line Up O2 Academy Show

  American alternative rock veterans The Presidents of the USA are playing a gig in Newcastle after releasing their first album in six years. The Seattle based trio launched a fan campaign last October to raise money for the new album using the PledgeMusic website. The project reached its goal in nine days leading to the […]

 Benjamin Smith

Grunge Duo Drenge Line Up Georgian Theatre Show

Exciting grunge duo Drenge will be performing in Stockton as part of their biggest UK tour to date. The band, which is made up of brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless, have had critical success since releasing their eponymous debut album in August 2013. Their single Bloodsports was featured on Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the world […]