Event Preview - 'Songs From Northern Britain'
The local music scene in and around the North East is bursting at the seams with incredible bands and musicians.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for some time now, you will not have failed to notice the plethora of bands that have had an incredible year so far.
Local festivals including Stockton Calling and Twisterella (a personal highlight of mine) have managed to showcase some excellent bands, and that trend looks set to continue.
Take Songs from Northern Britain as an example, promoters The Kids Are Solid Gold & Tees Music Alliance have brought together a remarkable line up of bands from the North East and beyond to provide a day filled to the brim with the biggest and brightest artists the region has to offer.
The acts will be spread across the newly refurbished Georgian Theatre and The Green Room on Saturday the 11th November, with both venues just a stone’s throw away from one another.
In addition to Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland and BBC 6 music, a line-up of over 10 musicians will perform throughout the day, so there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Act’s from as far afield as Scotland will be gracing the two stages, such as Glasgow's The Van T’s , who are sure to be a highlight of the day, bringing their blend of rapturous surf pop and sugar pop harmonies along with them.
Hartlepool natives Plaza are also sure to be a definite crowd favourite with their impressive array of hit tracks, including debut single ‘Totem’, likely to make an appearance. What's more, by the time the boys take to the stage they will have a UK tour under their belts as well as an appearance at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival so the showcase looks set to top off a stellar year for the band..
York based band LUUNA are another must see. With the release of their debut EP ‘The Moonflower EP’ earlier this year, the band have honed a sound all of their own and have managed to create tracks with beautifully written lyrics intertwined with incredible melodies, all of which compliment lead singer Yoshika’s voice perfectly.
The day looks set to be a roaring success and it’s no surprise with the amount of talent on show throughout the day and tickets on sale for the bargain price of £10.00 (plus booking fee), it’s not hard to see why.
The day will draw to a close with a set from the unstoppable tour de force that is Avalanche Party.
Fresh from their killer set at this year’s Twisterlla festival, the band have set the precedent on how to be successful on the local music scene and beyond. This past year alone has seen them embark on successful European and UK tours, as well as performing at Reading Festival for a second successive year. On top of that the band have released the anthemic single ‘I’m So Wet’ and are gearing up for another single release in the coming weeks.
With all the key ingredients needed to make an impact on the ever changing music scene, it begs the question how long before Avalanche Party make the transition from the local music scene to some of the biggest stages in the world, the answer, not long at all.
My advice, grab tickets to see them while you can!
Tickets for the day are available here :