Matthew Donnachie

COMING UP: Evo Emerging 2015

COMING UP: Evo Emerging 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Saturday 23th May Evolution Emerging takes over Ouseburn with 40 different bands and musicians performing at the 9 different venues, including The Cluny, The Tanners and Retreat. All these local acts from the North East will attract huge masses of fans to the music event which this year will have been running for 7 years. Evolution Emerging […]

 James Stevenson

Evolution Emerging: “Playing live is crucial to an artist’s development and events like this can make a real difference.”

Evolution Emerging: “Playing live is crucial to an artist’s development and events like this can make a real difference.”

It has been a disheartening year for music festivals in the North East with the cancellation of three of the region’s festivals in Split, Evolution and Stockton Weekender. While the region did gain the BBC Radio 6 Festival in Tyneside it was a bittersweet moment; it was a resounding success but it was always a […]

 Adam Delicate

Interview: Hyde & Beast “Everything is quite DIY around here, people do things for themselves”

Interview: Hyde & Beast “Everything is quite DIY around here, people do things for themselves”

We’re fast approaching summer, which means one, well two, things: cider and festivals. For us North East natives, festivals are fast becoming a rarity, despite us arguably producing some real little gems in the last decade, one of these being Hyde & Beast. Northern Lights’ Adam Delicate spoke to band members Dave Hyde and Neil […]

 Matthew Donnachie

Your guide to Evo Emerging 2015

Your guide to Evo Emerging 2015

On Saturday 23th May Evolution Emerging takes over Ouseburn with 40 different bands and musicians performing at the 9 different venues, including The Cluny, The Tanners and Retreat. All these local acts from the North East will attract huge masses of fans to the music event which this year will have been running for 7 years. Evolution Emerging […]

 Adam Delicate

Review: Hyde & Beast @ Surfcafe Tynemouth

Review: Hyde & Beast @ Surfcafe Tynemouth

Sunderland-based band Hyde & Beast rocked up at the Surfcafe Tynemouth in North Shields on Friday night (April 17), playing to a packed-out house. The old-fashioned soft rock band were supported by the young, infectious guitarist Tom Smith, who despite only being 11 has already supported Catfish & the Bottlemen & The Little Comets. The […]

 Adam Delicate

Hyde & Beast set to charm North Shields this Friday

Hyde & Beast set to charm North Shields this Friday

Sunderland-based band Hyde & Beast will be playing at the Tynemouth Surf Café on Valley Parade, North Shields this Friday (April 17). The chilled-out soft rock band are preparing for their summer festivals which include Kendal Calling and Newcastle’s Evolution festival. Fans and new-comers can expect to hear popular new hits such as Keep Moving, […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Hyde & Beast to play end-of-year INDEPENDENT gig

Hyde & Beast to play end-of-year INDEPENDENT gig

After a show-stealing set at 2014’s Split festival, in which they depleted Dizzee Rascal’s crowd in the early stages of the emcee’s set, and a critically acclaimed album released in August, Hyde & Beast are set to play INDEPENDENT to round off, yet another amazing year for the pair. Having sold out the initially planned gig, […]

 

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 […]