Mark Tyers

Live Music Preview: Lloyd Joyce @ Surf Cafe

Live Music Preview: Lloyd Joyce @ Surf Cafe

Mark Tyers talks to Sunderland singer-songwriter Lloyd Joyce about his upcoming gig at the prestigious Surf Cafe in Tynemouth, the local music scene and on the break-up of Sunderland's next big thing; Plecdrum.Inc.

Mark Tyers talks to Sunderland singer-songwriter Lloyd Joyce about his upcoming gig at the prestigious Surf Cafe in Tynemouth, the local music scene and on the break-up of Sunderland’s next big thing; Plecdrum.Inc. Mark : On Friday your playing the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth, that’s quite a venue, pretty much anybody from the region whose […]

 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 […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Lisbon unleash new Life Is Good single at first o2 Academy headline gig

Lisbon unleash new Life Is Good single at first o2 Academy headline gig

It’s a rarity that I miss a gig from Whitley Bay’s Lisbon. The band fronted by Matthew Varty, are, in my opinion, the most promising, up-and-coming act coming from the North East right now. And, their meteoric rise to relative success in the past twelve months has been a pleasure to watch. So, the news […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Oxford band Badlands set to play The Cluny 2

Oxford band Badlands set to play The Cluny 2

Showcasing a trio of southern bands, Badlands headline The Cluny 2 on Monday January 19. With support from their fellow Oxford based Orange Vision and London natives Shark Dentist, Bandlands come to the Byker venue to promote their new EP “Fortune Gone”, released earlier this month. The indie-rock five-piece have earned positive comments for their […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Deaf Havana duo James Veck-Gilodi to play The Cluny

Deaf Havana duo James Veck-Gilodi to play The Cluny

Deaf Havana guitarist and lead singer, James Veck-Gilodi, is coming to the North East between a string of nationwide gigs. In his ventures outside of the alternative rock band, he will be playing a gig in Byker’s The Cluny on Friday January 16, with support yet to be announced. Veck-Gilodi will be backed by multi-instrumentalist […]

 Katherine Shanks

Review: Kasabian at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

Review: Kasabian at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

It’s December 11 and inside Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, a big night is about to take place. After their explosive appearance at Glastonbury, it was only a matter of time before Kasabian made their return to the North East. The release of their fourth number one album 48:13 has seen the band take yet another step in becoming […]