It’s Time to Face the Music: X Factor comes to Sunderland

It’s Time to Face the Music: X Factor comes to Sunderland

The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars as they travel the length and breadth of the country on the 2016 audition tour. The tour will be visiting Sunderland on Saturday 12th March 2016 with auditions at The Bridges Shopping Centre upper […]

 Gemma Hirst

Review: Sam Dickinson @ Alphabetti Theatre

Review: Sam Dickinson @ Alphabetti Theatre

Never have I seen an artist make a come back like Sam Dickinson has tonight (March 4). He has been away from the North East music scene for a while now but at the Alphabetti Theatre (think underground fringe theatre) in Newcastle, Sam certainly had a lot to shout about. Having seen his live performances […]

 Charlotte Burton

Nina Nesbitt released new EP and returns to Newcastle

Nina Nesbitt released new EP and returns to Newcastle

Artists constantly change their genre of music through time with each album they produce, bettering their sound until they find one that fits them. A great example of this is Taylor Swift. In 2006 she was making country music from her bedroom with just her mind and her guitar. Now she is an international pop […]

 Gemma Hirst

Preview: Sam Dickinson

Preview: Sam Dickinson

North East’s answer to Beverly Knight, Sam Dickinson is bringing the classic soul back to the heart of Newcastle. After a long break from music, Sam is back with voice and full band in tune. Raring to go, he will be performing songs from his new album as well as his favourite tracks from his […]

 Luke Smith

Theory Of A Deadman @ Newcastle University | Live Review

Theory Of A Deadman @ Newcastle University | Live Review

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Canadian rockers Theory Of A Deadman back to Newcastle so early into the new year. Sticking a bunch of dudes with loud instruments in a tiny room is always a recipe for one hell of a party, and this show was no exception. Theory, weren’t alone though. They […]

 Adam Bloomfield

My 10 Childhood Albums

Music has always been such a big part of my life, so I’ve decided to write about my top ten albums I had as a child/teenager and I still own to this day. 1.Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets….Just Balls (2002) A gift for my 8th birthday from my parents in 2002 and the […]

 Georgia Trevitt

Preview: Zayn Malik’s Mind of Mine album

Preview: Zayn Malik’s Mind of Mine album

Leaving a big boy band hasn’t always worked out for previous pop stars, but former One Direction member Zayn Malik is hoping for success. Robbie Williams, who left Take That in 1995, proved that a successful solo career is possible when his first single shot to number two in the UK Singles Chart. However, going […]

 Gemma Hirst

Review: Will Varley in Newcastle

Review: Will Varley in Newcastle

As this reviewer ponders around the venue waiting for the Will Varley gig to start, she wonders if she is in the right place, for the rest of the people around her look a little shabby thus making her feel a little uncomfortable and rather overdressed. It is only until the gig starts that she […]

 Luke Smith

Bowling For Soup @ O2 Academy Newcastle – Live Review

Bowling For Soup @ O2 Academy Newcastle – Live Review

Bowling For Soup just rocked Newcastle's O2 academy, check out our review and don't forget your Dickies.

After the apparent heartbreak that was 2013’s Farewell Tour, it seemed like an opportunity lost for anyone who’d never been to a Bowling For Soup show. However like an angel sent from the almighty in a beam of heavenly light, Jaret and the rest of the Soup boys have returned to the UK with their […]

 Michael Cross

Review: Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor

Review: Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor

Now with their fifth studio album debuting at Billboard’s number one, and entering the top five in the UK, Panic! At The Disco’s – Death Of A Bachelor is a rollercoaster of an album. Packed full of anthemic choruses, infectious beats and a relatively new sound, showcases Brandon Urie’s ability to tell a story in […]

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