Music

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

 Emily Mertens

Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

You might recognise Joe Reeve as the enthusiastic saxophonist who regularly performs in Newcastle’s top clubs: House of Smith, Madame Koo and Florita’s. Speaking to Emily Mertens, he reveals why he began this journey and how he hopes it can eventually take him around the world. Many musicians have idols. And these idols influence musicians […]

 Northern Lights

Preview: Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle

Preview: Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle

Words by James Copley Manic Street Preachers return for a mega-gig at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena NME God-Like Genius award winners, and Arguably Wales’ finest rock & roll export, return to the North East on Monday April 23. The Blackwell-born band arrive for a second indie sing-a-long in as many years, after last year’s incredible […]

 Sophie Knight

Review: Sam Smith (21/3/18)

Review: Sam Smith (21/3/18)

“I spent many a night in Powerhouse; my family is from Newcastle, this is my second home.” Sam Smith brought the Thrill Of It All tour to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on March 21 and surprised fans with the story of how Whitley Bay is where his family are from. With the support of his […]

 Daniel Robinson

Arctic Monkeys announce new album and UK tour

Arctic Monkeys announce new album and UK tour

Arctic Monkeys have finally announced details of their sixth studio album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.’ The album will be available from May 11 and was announced via a short teaser which was posted on the band’s YouTube channel. Details of a UK tour have also been announced with Arctic Monkeys playing the Metro Radio […]

 Daniel Robinson

Review: Black Foxxes – 31/3/18

Review: Black Foxxes – 31/3/18

Fresh from the release of ‘Reiði,’ one of 2018’s most accomplished albums, South West three-piece Black Foxxes brought their unique blend of delicate-yet-urgent alt-rock to Newcastle. The incessant conflict of styles within Black Foxxes’ songs is what makes them such an engaging band and that stylistic clash was represented in their choice of support acts; […]

 Amie

Review: The Fratellis – 30/3/18

Review: The Fratellis – 30/3/18

A blast from the past had fans bouncing as iconic Scottish band The Fratellis took to the 02 Academy stage on March 30 with their old smash hits and new tracks from their latest album.  Opening the show with the iconic 2006 single Henrietta, Jon, Barry and Mince Fratelli had everyone singing along as they […]

 Amie

Michael Rice: Interview

Michael Rice: Interview

  If the gigantic smile that’s tattooed to his face isn’t a big enough hint that the news of winning £50,000 is overwhelming, then the fidgeting and sweaty palms do. From small-time busker to winner of BBC One’s All Together Now, Michael Rice talks about his rise to stardom. I didn’t even get a chance […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Review: Paloma Faith at Metro Radio Arena 9/3/2018

Review: Paloma Faith at Metro Radio Arena 9/3/2018

The arena was alive and jumping when Paloma Faith took to the stage. Dressed to impress in a pink fringed dress that strengthens the reputation she has for being a little bit different, she emerged from a trap door at the top of a set made to look like a cave full of crystals. Opening […]

 Emily Mertens

Sam Smith set for Debut Performance at Metro Radio Arena

Sam Smith set for Debut Performance at Metro Radio Arena

On Wednesday, Sam Smith heads to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle for his debut performance at the venue. His most recent album, ‘The Thrill Of It All’, was released in November and features the hit singles ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ and ‘One Last Song.’ It topped the UK Albums Chart in the first week […]

 plamedie

Sunderland Celebrates International Women’s Day with a music showcase at local venue

Sunderland Celebrates International Women’s Day with a music showcase at local venue

Four music acts from North East, England came together to showcase their talents in honor of International Women's Day 2018

Spotlight Music UK hosted their International Women’s Day Showcase at Independent Sunderland on the evening of Thursday March 8. The music event welcomed some of the North East’s talent, such as: Eve Simpson, Twist Helix, Chain the Phoenix and Human X. The event — which took place on International Women’s Day — was certainly special. […]

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