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Jake Bugg at The Sage: A Preview

Jake Bugg at The Sage: A Preview

Words by Robert Halligan Musician Jake Bugg will be coming to the Sage in Gateshead to end his solo acoustic tour on Tuesday, November 27. The tour began in March at the Innings festival in Arizona earlier this year. After a 12 date North American tour, Bugg performed in Australia before returning home to the […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

X Factor winner Sam Bailey to play at Sage Gateshead in February

X Factor winner Sam Bailey to play at Sage Gateshead in February

From the moment she appeared on 2013’s X Factor, she became one of the favourites to win, and having done just that, Sam Bailey is now on a headline tour for the first time. The 37-year-old has been busy since her victory, racking up a number one on both the singles and albums charts – […]

 Anthony May

Review: Beverley Knight at the Sage

Review: Beverley Knight at the Sage

If there’s a major travesty in the British music industry, it’s that Beverley Knight has never made it quite as big as her international contemporaries. With talent and charisma in abundance, the Brummie soul diva should have a career that knows no bounds. Despite this, she proved this week that she could still whip a […]

 

Barclaycard Mercury Prize – Nick Mulvey, Royal Blood and Bombay Bicycle Club coming to the North East

Barclaycard Mercury Prize – Nick Mulvey, Royal Blood and Bombay Bicycle Club coming to the North East

National music prizes are always a bit of a mixed bag for regional titles – you either get to make a big song and dance about one of your own bright lights getting the recognition they richly deserve, or else you have to spin out some sort of “big thing happen in London, look” article, […]