Live Review: Norman Willmore Sextet – The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen 23.11.2023

Tonight’s gig was very special indeed. Not only because it was set in one of Scotland’s legendary Jazz locations, The Blue Lamp, but because this was only one of two gigs that Norman Willmore’s sextet would perform. Made up of highly acclaimed musicians from around the country, Drummer Corrie Dick and Laura Jurd on Cornett,… Continue reading Live Review: Norman Willmore Sextet – The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen 23.11.2023

Live Review: Joe Ramsey / Marketplace / Noyou – Georgian Theatre, Stockton 29.10.2022

A bit of a home coming for tonight’s gig as local lad Joe Ramsey and the Hartlepool’s Market Place bring their co-headlining tour to Stockton’s Georgian Theatre with Noyou supporting. The night started with Indie darling Noyou taking to the stage. A professional looking band who got right on with the job of entertaining. Sitting… Continue reading Live Review: Joe Ramsey / Marketplace / Noyou – Georgian Theatre, Stockton 29.10.2022

Live Review: Over The Under / Mortal Chains / Nation Of Ruin – NE Volume Bar, Stockton 21.11.2022

Craig Young

A cold Monday night and Stockton has the pleasure of a visit from polish record breakers Over The Under. Having previously done 100 gigs in 100 days I had a feeling tonight was going to be pretty special. Prior to the headliners, we had two local bands to warm up the crowd on this cold… Continue reading Live Review: Over The Under / Mortal Chains / Nation Of Ruin – NE Volume Bar, Stockton 21.11.2022

Live Review: Robert Jon And The Wreck / Bywater Call – Tunnels, Aberdeen 14.02.2023

The uniquely wonderful venue that is the Tunnels in Aberdeen was packed to the rafters for Robert Jon and the Wreck’s visit to Northern Scotland. A friendly vibe with the odd stetson and cowboy boots as the audience patiently waited for the entertainment to start while country rock played in the background. The band had… Continue reading Live Review: Robert Jon And The Wreck / Bywater Call – Tunnels, Aberdeen 14.02.2023

Live Review: Roe / Bigfatbig / Salsola – Student Union, Middlesbrough 04.02.2023

The magnificent Roe had played Middlesbrough previously as a solo act but tonight she returned with a full band to support her new album ‘That’s When The Panic Sets In’. Thanks to promoter The Kids Are Solid Gold for bringing her to Boro with support from Bigfatbig and Salsola It had been a while since… Continue reading Live Review: Roe / Bigfatbig / Salsola – Student Union, Middlesbrough 04.02.2023

Live Review: Motions / Rare Breed / Beatnik – NE Volume Music Bar, Stockton 09.09.2023

A sweaty night of local talent was promised as Teesside metal band Motions took to the NE Volume stage for the first time. Beatnik opened the show bringing with them a huge following and the tunes to match. Looking like a collection of musical decades, they certainly looked the part. They filled the stage with… Continue reading Live Review: Motions / Rare Breed / Beatnik – NE Volume Music Bar, Stockton 09.09.2023