Jordan Davidson

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Far too often I hear people saying “music isn’t as good as it used to be” as they reminisce about the good old days when promising new artists could be found on every street corner. To those people I say calmly but firmly “you’re wrong.”

The music scene, particularly in the North East, is every bit as vibrant and promising as it always was – you just have to look a little harder. And a big part of staying in touch with the fantastic artists that modern music has to offer is knowing where to go and see them live. […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Frankie Francis joins Spark

Frankie Francis joins Spark

Spark FM has welcomed a new member to the team in the shape of Frankie Francis. The Frankie & The Heartstrings lead singer will be joining Spark from October 7 for a brand new show titled Pop Recs Radio and will be live every Tuesday from 7-9pm. Frankie Francis is also one of the men […]

 Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Community Award

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Community Award

At Northern Lights we’ve a particular fondness for folks who go the extra mile. Whilst all things arty and cultural are right up our street, we love the people who manage to combine their passions with doing some good and lending a hand in the community. From clubs to discounts, and from co-ops to youth […]

 Ellen McGann

Mackem Mash Up – The Bunker Now Tantalisingly Close To Fundraising Goal

Mackem Mash Up – The Bunker Now Tantalisingly Close To Fundraising Goal

Monumental Music, the group that runs the bunker in Sunderland, is asking fellow music lovers to help them realise their dream of hosting a free music event. The bunker applied to funder, Our Big Gig, to host the Mackem Mash Up, a day of live music and workshops in Sunderland City Centre. Sadly, they missed […]

 Josh Hollis

Younghusband To Play Pop Recs LTD

Younghusband To Play Pop Recs LTD

Pop Recs have announced yet another stellar booking, as Watford-based band Younghusband head down to play at the shop next Sunday. D: We’ve got announcement fever here at #PopRecsLtd. Sun May 11th we have @younghusband1 YES! https://t.co/DWGLq1ZThc pic.twitter.com/BdQNWKjlXj — Frankie Heartstrings (@FrankieStrings) May 1, 2014 With a style all their own and influences as varied […]