Courtnie Kerr

Eight independent music venues in the North East

The music culture in the North East is constantly growing. With large venues such as the Metro Radio Arena, O2 Academy and City Hall hosting well-known acts, smaller venues tend to get overlooked. Little do some people know, these independent music venues have hosted a range of household names that are known and loved – from Nirvana to James Bay. […]

 Jordan Davidson

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

DIY attitude from Bolton is set to conquer the North East with The Rookery's launch event Saturday February 25.

  Originally hailing from Bolton, music collective ‘The Rookery’ will celebrate their launch in Newcastle on the 25th of February at the Cluny. The event’s goal is to bring music lovers together and round up emerging bands, musicians and creatives from across the North East for an improvised performance. Following a day of drop in […]

 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. […]

 Tom Lainchbury

Interview: The Great Curve talk headlining Evolution Emerging, their debut EP, and Lenny Henry…

For a band who choose “really unprofessional like” when asked to describe themselves in three words, things seem to be going pretty well for The Great Curve. Having released their debut EP, EP1, at a hugely successful gig at Ouseburn Valley last month, the Newcastle based band have been selected to headline Evolution Emerging at […]

 Samuel Hall

Review: Kingsley Chapman & The Murder @ The Cluny

Review: Kingsley Chapman & The Murder @ The Cluny

Upon the death of popular Teesside band The Chapman Family, frontman Kingsley Chapman had no plans for the future. Fast forward over a year and he’s back with a new band, having already performed a handful of well-received gigs. One of these gigs was at The Cluny in Newcastle on February 28. The venue was […]

 Megan Kerr

Lonely The Brave head to The Cluny on their UK tour

Lonely The Brave head to The Cluny on their UK tour

The self-described doom-pop band, Lonely The Brave, will be heading to The Cluny on March 13. This Cambridge born quintet may not have been around for very long, but they have built up a pretty strong fan base in that short amount of time. Gavin Edgeley is the man on the drums, Mark Trotter, Ross […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Mitch Laddie Band impress eclectic crowd in The Cluny 2

Mitch Laddie Band impress eclectic crowd in The Cluny 2

A Schmurda dancing Jesus look-a-like, a student suffering from third degree gurns and a Fenwicks bag wielding pensioner walking into a bar might sound like the start to an awful joke, but it was the reality of the eclectic mix of people gathered in The Cluny 2 awaiting to hear from the Mitch Laddie Band […]

 Tamzin Mead

The Sundowners to play Newcastle’s Cluny 2

The Sundowners to play Newcastle’s Cluny 2

Founded in 2010, the North West based five piece, Sundowners, are kicking off their UK tour in February. Following the release of their debut self titled album on February 9, the band will visit Newcastle’s Cluny 2. Band members Fiona (vocals and rhythm guitar), and Alfie (lead guitar), are the siblings of James and Ian […]

 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 […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Black 'n' Blue to play at The Cluny this weekend

Black 'n' Blue to play at The Cluny this weekend

Seven-piece harmony rock group, Black ‘n’ Blue formed after meeting one another through the SAGE’s Silver Programme, which encourages over 50s to make and learn more about music. The Newcastle based group, fronted by two female singers and backed by five men playing various instruments, are set to bring their unique band to The Cluny on […]