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Home Alone Live review

Home Alone Live – Sage Gateshead ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   This now Christmas classic was first released in 1990, a movie about a small boy who get’s left home alone at Christmas, pretty much a simple adventure well told and with a fabulous John Williams soundtrack which[…]

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Ricky Ross Short Stories Vol 1

Ricky Ross – Short Stories Vol 1 – Sage Gateshead ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   The year was 1990, my boyfriend at the time and I would sit in the Phoenix Pub in Cramlington whilst I endlessly played the music of Deacon Blue on the Jukebox, I’d fallen[…]

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Elaine Paige

Elaine Paige at Sage Gateshead  ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   There are moments in your life you’ll remember forever, finally hearing Elaine Paige sing “Memory” live is one of those moments. I’ve loved Elaine Paige my whole life, since I was a youngster exploring the work of the[…]

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Seal ‘Standards’ Tour

SEAL ANNOUNCES 2018 UK TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM “STANDARDS”   British soul legend Seal has announced UK tour dates for 2018 in support of his tenth studio album “Standards”.  Including our very own Sage Gateshead on 13th February 2018 .  Backed by a big band, the multi-award winning star will[…]

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Too Many T’s at Think Tank

Better than an away day with your lady to Haiti! Too Many T’s – Think Tank? Newcastle 11th October 2017   We headed down to Think Tank last night for a midweek night of hip-hop, headlined by the amazing Too Many T’s.  It was the first night of the South London rappers[…]

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MEADOWLARK VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘SUNLIGHT’ UNVEILED  UK HEADLINE SHOW STARTS LATE SEPTEMBER – Sat 7 Oct – The Cluny 2, Newcastle Meadowlark have today shared a striking video for their new single ‘Sunlight’. The track is the latest to be lifted from the Bristol based boy-girl duo’s debut album ‘Postcards’ which is out now on[…]

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Brooke Bentham

BROOKE BENTHAM Announces Further 2017 UK Tour Dates  Including Sat 18 Nov The Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne   Following the release of her acclaimed debut EP ‘The Room Swayed’ and a streak of crowd-winning festival performances this Summer, BROOKE BENTHAM, is delighted to announce a series of UK shows throughout Autumn 2017.  Having[…]

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The Billy Joel Songbook review

The Billy Joel Songbook – Sage Gateshead ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   My favourite birthday I can remember growing up was 1984, I was 10 years old and had requested “An Innocent Man” on cassette tape from my parents.  I remember getting up extra early to find that[…]

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Synth Pop Pioneer BLANCMANGE Plays Newcastle   Blancmange are set to release a new album of 10 songs written and recorded by Neil Arthur and co-produced by Benge (Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths and Gazelle Twin co-producer). Blancmange will also embark on a UK tour to coincide with the album’s release. Kicking off in[…]

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HOWIE PAYNE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘MOUNTAIN’ + HEADLINE OCTOBER UK TOUR  RELEASED OCTOBER 27TH ON FULL STACK RECORDS  NEW TRACK ‘HIGH TIMES’ AVAILABLE WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDERS – LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD      HOWIE PAYNE has announced details of his long-awaited new album ‘Mountain’, to be released on October 27th on Full Stack Records and a headline UK[…]

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EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING WINNER BELINDA DAVIDS COMING TO THE CUSTOMS HOUSE   Belinda Davids walked away the winner of BBC One’s Even Better Than The Real Thing at the weekend after a show-stopping performance as Whitney Houston – and now fans can see her next week in[…]

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Lindisfarne Festival 2018 line-up

Lindisfarne Festival offers festivalgoers the chance to curate 2018 line-up as part of major crowdfunding campaign   Following a successful Lindisfarne Festival 2017, which saw a 38% increase in attendees from the previous year and a 3500+ strong crowd, organisers are giving festivalgoers and businesses an opportunity to get more[…]

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STEREOPHONICS ANNOUNCE 2018 UK ARENA TOUR  METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE MONDAY 12TH MARCH 2018   One of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics will embark on a major UK arena tour in February 2018 following the release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’. Twenty years after their debut ‘Word Gets[…]

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Royal Northern Sinfonia review

Opening Night – Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   I have a secret to share…Last night was my very first classical music concert!  Now, I should say that when I was 20 I started teaching myself about classical music, it was one of[…]

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WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE TO APPEAR ON TV AHEAD OF PERFORMANCE AT THE CUSTOMS HOUSE   Whitney Houston fans can get a taste of what to expect from a leading tribute act when she appears on television this weekend. Belinda Davids performs as the iconic singer in The Greatest Love of[…]

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Lindisfarne Festival 2017 hits the right note

Lindisfarne Festival 2017 hits the right note with most successful event yet as organisers start planning for 2018   Lindisfarne Festival which took place on Beal Farm, Northumberland from the 31st Aug to 3rd September 2017 has been hailed a huge success, witnessing a 38% increase in attendees compared to[…]

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Margaret Glaspy and Leif Vollebekk review

Margaret Glaspy and Leif Vollebekk at The Cluny 2 – 8th September 2017   We were lucky enough to pop down to The Cluny 2 last Friday to see American singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy and her support act Leif Vollebekk.  It was a great night of music and one I’ll remember for a very[…]

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The Script

THE SCRIPT ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND TOUR  & SCORE THEIR FOURTH UK #1 ALBUM METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2018   What a week it’s been for Irish three-piece The Script. Their new album Freedom Child has topped the UK Official Albums Chart, seeing off competition from LCD[…]

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John Legend at the Metro Radio Arena

John Legend  ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   John Legend’s Darkness and Light arena tour took to the stage last night at Metro Radio Arena to promote his fifth studio album by the same name. Floating in on a giant grand piano, his voice echoed around the partially[…]

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What’s on at the Sage Gateshead

Next Week (Week Commencing 11th September) at Sage Gateshead   Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce a selection of gigs for all musical tastes, including the launch of the Classical Season, sitarist to the stars Baluji Shrivastav, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, and 80’s sensation Nik Kershaw. This week’s programme also has[…]

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Juice Festival

Juice Festival announces its action-packed programme for 2017 This October, Juice Festival will be taking over cultural venues, libraries and public spaces across NewcastleGateshead with an action-packed nine days of theatre, music, arts, circus, film, dance and everything in between. The award winning and inclusive multi-arts festival, developed by and[…]

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Nick Mulvey

Nick Mulvey – Wake Up Now 10th October – Wylam Brewery, The Palace of Arts, Newcastle   Nick Mulvey is pleased to announce details of his second album, Wake Up Now. It is released on the 8th September 2017 through Fiction Records. In conjunction with its announcement, a second track from the[…]

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For the love of music

New season of classical Sunday concerts for Seaton Delaval   Performed by talented local musicians – starts Sunday 10th September  Building on the success of last season’s classical concerts in Seaton Delaval, local music enthusiast Alan Coxon is planning to delight audiences with an even larger programme this year, starting[…]

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JOHN SMITH ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE UK & EIRE TOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM – ‘HEADLONG’ – OUT NOW Sage Gateshead – Tuesday 17th October, 2017. 8pm   Following the release of his rapturously received new album Headlong, acclaimed singer and guitarist JOHN SMITH has announced an extensive forthcoming UK & Eire headline[…]

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Chase Park Festival

Chase Park Festival blog review ~ a guest blog from Laura at LookAtMyClothes   I love live music, so when I was given the opportunity to head to Chase Park Festival in Saltwell Park, Gateshead, I couldn’t say no.  The weather couldn’t have been better as my partner and I arrived,[…]

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little barrie


LITTLE BARRIE WILL RELEASE THE NEW ALBUM ‘DEATH EXPRESS’ ON 7th JULY 2017 13th Sept 2017 – Think Tank – Newcastle          LITTLE BARRIE will release their highly anticipated 5th studio album ‘Death Express’ on 7th July on Non Delux.  Teaser single ‘Love or Love’ was released last December[…]

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Find The Feeling Pass It On

Scouse Music Mavericks The Coral To Headline Chase Park Festival @ Saltwell   Chase Park Festival @ Saltwell has confirmed a stellar line-up for this year’s August gathering with Liverpool’s seminal indie rock gods The Coral set to roll into town. And we are offering you the chance to win[…]

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Sage Gateshead: on sale from Friday 18th August

Sage Gateshead: on sale from Friday 18th August   Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce three new shows that are on sale now.  Highlights include musical legend Randy Newman, and swing sensation The Glenn Miller Orchestra.   The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Special Guests Swing Time Jivers & Polka Dot[…]

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Newcastle Live Music & Events

Share your events, gigs, nights out & more! Calling all North East bands, music venues, comedians and events organisers…   Did you know you can post your events, gigs and nights out in Newcastle on the brand new Newcastle Live Music & Events Facebook page? Join us and help promote the amazing[…]

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