Sage Gateshead: on sale from Friday 9th February
Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce some fantastic shows
On sale on Friday 9 February
Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure, Dougie MacLean, performs some of his unique, roots-inspired pieces.
Jazz-rockers Soft Machine bring their 50th anniversary reunion tour, promising exquisite renditions of tunes from their back catalogue.
Three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters, Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven, and Julia Fordham, will be taking to the stage together performing their classic hit singles.
These are just some of the great shows that go on sale this Friday at Sage Gateshead.
Mary Chapin Carpenter plus Emily Barker
Monday 7 May, 7.30pm, Sage One
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s anticipated new album, Sometimes Just The Sky, is celebration of her acclaimed 30-year recording career. The landmark record features new versions of some of Carpenter’s most beloved songs, as well as one newly written song, which became the title track.
The 13-track album was recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios outside Bath, England. Joined by long-time collaborator Duke Levine on guitar and a handpicked band of musicians, Carpenter reimagined one song from each of her twelve studio albums along with “Sometimes Just The Sky.”
Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold more than 14 million records. With hits like Passionate Kisses and He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, she has won five Grammy Awards, with 15 nominations, two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and is one of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 2016, Carpenter released The Things That We Are Made Of. The album features eleven new songs and was released to overwhelming critical praise.
Special guest on the shows will be Emily Barker, winner of the UK Artist of the Year award at the recent UK Americana Awards.
Birkett & Fisk 2018
Wednesday 20 June 8pm, Sage Two
Emma Fisk (violin) and James Birkett (guitar) perform an opening set of jazz artists Venuti & Lang, as featured on their debut album, before being joined by David Harris (guitar) and Bruce Rollo (double bass) to play the swinging Gypsy Jazz of Reinhardt & Grappelli as Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord.
Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli are familiar to many as stars of string jazz. Less universally known are Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, the Italian-American duo who pioneered virtuosic violin and guitar jazz in the 1920s.
This double bill gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy the music of Venuti & Lang, and Grappelli & Reinhardt in one concert.
Tuesday 10 July, 8pm, Sage Two
Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean has developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and instrumental composition.
He is internationally renowned for his song Caledonia, music for Last of the Mohicans and inspired performances.
His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and an OBE.
Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’
Saturday 4 August, 11am and 2pm Sage One
Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters.
This all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales.
Set amongst Milkshake!‘s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight. The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love.
Tuesday 6 November, 8pm, Sage Two
50th Anniversary Tour 2018.
John Etheridge, John Marshall, Roy Babbington, represent three quarters of legendary group which recorded the acclaimed Softs album, released in 1975. They are completed by outstanding sax star Theo Travis.
These musicians are masters of their craft, both as soloists and contributors to a band, performing exquisite renditions of tunes from their back catalogue. Their concerts have something for everybody with the songs chosen ranging from challenging jazz-fusion, adventurous progressive rock, atmospheric instrumental pop-jazz, and even a little hard rock.
Soft Machine’s new album, Hidden Details, will be release in late 2018.
Woman to Woman – Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven & Julia Fordham – Orchestral Show
Monday 19 November, 7.30pm, Sage One
Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female Singer-Songwriters. Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven, and Julia Fordham will be taking to the stage together performing their classic hit singles and album tracks alongside their sensational band.
In celebration of such a special event, for this show, they will also be accompanied by a stunning 20 piece string orchestra featuring some of the UK’s finest young musicians from the world renowned Chetham’s School of Music.
This unforgettable experience will be a chance to hear much loved songs including Stay With Me Till Dawn, Promise Me, Where Does The time Go, Welcome to the Cruise, Holding On, Happy Ever After and many more, performed like never before.
This is guaranteed to be a truly memorable and special concert.