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2020. That’s all folks!

The rescheduling of the Kirk Brandon show means thats the end of shows for 2020. We only managed to fit 4 shows in this year due to the pandemic but what 4 beauties they were. Sell out shows featuring Kirk Brandon , Dreadzone & Pauline Murray . Gig of the year was a show which sold beyond all expectations featuring a band who in my opinion have released the album of the year. Working Men’s Club . This band will be massive once normality returns, I’m glad we caught them when we did.

Please Support The Georgian Theatre.

I have promoted over a 100 shows now. Most on Teesside and the majority at The Georgian Theatre. It’s fair to say I couldn’t have achieved what I have without the help and support of the venue and it’s staff.

Now in these difficult times the venue could do with some help and support itself. Like so many others the venue is closed and has no revenue coming in.

To help the venue to carry on promoting live music, helping independent promoters to put on shows, supporting local acts and carrying out many other activities in the local community the Tees Music Alliance has began a Crowdfunder campaign to help it get through to the other side .

You can read all about the appeal and donate here

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Pete Wylie Show and Coronavirus Update

Following the latest advice from the Government on the Coronavirus situation, Tees Music Alliance and the Georgian Theatre have advised that all shows will go ahead as planned unless the Artists themselves request to cancel or reschedule.

Latest advice issued on 16.03.20

The Pete Wylie show scheduled for March 27th has now been cancelled. The show will be rearranged and a new date is being sought.

Tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for the new date although refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase.

These are unprecedented times and the situation is changing frequently. Keep checking back on this site, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for any further updates.

Above all everyone take care, look after each other and look after yourselves.

And please don’t hoard food & bog rolls, there’s really no need.

How Many??

Having been prompted by a message from a friend I had to check and discovered that the recent Fallen Leaves gig was the 94th I have been involved in promoting. I say “involved” as 30 or so have been co promotions and I cannot take sole credit for all of them. Others might but not me.
Anyway, 94 down, 4 announced, 1 waiting to be announced and 1 waiting on confirmation of offer (or not!) for June. Assuming it’s accepted then that would make the A Certain Ratio gig in December the 100th. Unless of course something else crops up first!
Here’s the full list of headliners.
04/09/2010 Rock Garden Reunion
04/12/2010 Punishment Of Luxury
03/02/2011 Spear Of Destiny
26/03/2011 Subway Sect
11/06/2011 Inca Babies
02/07/2011 999
08/10/2011 John Otway
09/12/2011 Rezillos
25/02/2012 Wolfmen
05/05/2012 Pete Molinari
01/06/2012 The Cravats
09/07/2012 TV Smith
12/07/2012 Spear Of Destiny
11/08/2012 Penetration
29/09/2012 Martin Stephenson & The Daintees
04/10/2012 Carmel
03/11/2012 Subway Sect
10/03/2013 Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby
16/03/2013 Ruts DC
04/04/2013 House Of Love
27/04/2013 Viv Albertine
24/05/2013 Spear Of Destiny
17/07/2013 Sylvain Sylvain
13/09/2013 Scant Regard
05/10/2013 Polecats
20/10/2013 Monochrome Set
14/11/2013 Pauline Murray
28/11/2013 Ian McNabb
07/12/2013 999
12/12/2013 Theatre Of Hate
01/03/2014 Space Agency
06/03/2014 Kirk Brandon
07/03/2014 Kirk Brandon
29/03/2014 Penetration
25/04/2014 UK Decay
09/05/2014 Rockingbirds
23/05/2014 Hannah Rickard & The Relatives
26/05/2014 Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
31/05/2014 Martin Stephenson
06/09/2014 Secret Affair
12/09/2014 The Boys
18/09/2014 Spear Of Destiny
20/09/2014 Subway Sect
29/11/2014 Pete Wylie
13/12/2014 The Band Of Holy Joy
21/03/2015 Fallen Leaves
11/04/2015 Len Price 3
21/04/2015 Martin Stephenson
01/05/2015 Spear Of Destiny
02/05/2015 Space Agency
19/06/2015 Godfathers
11/07/2015 Monochrome Set
08/08/2015 Kirk Brandon
05/09/2015 Secret Affair
18/09/2015 Penetration
19/09/2015 Band Of Holy Joy
24/10/2015 Evil Blizzard
03/12/2015 Theatre Of Hate
04/12/2015 Fallen Leaves
05/03/2016 Graham Day & The Forefathers
16/04/2016 Fallen Leaves
29/04/2016 Band Of Holy Joy
13/05/2016 Cyanide Pills
16/06/2016 Dead Men Walking
04/08/2016 Penetration
22/10/2016 Space Agency
02/11/2016 Theatre Of Hate
17/11/2016 Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah!
26/11/2016 Dustaphonics
25/02/2017 Jez Kerr Band
11/03/2017 Fallen Leaves
08/04/2017 Galileo 7
20/04/2017 Wire
27/04/2017 Spear of Destiny
25/05/2017 Doctors of Madness
03/06/2017 James Taylor Quartet
16/09/2017 Martin Stephenson
14/10/2017 Brix and the Extricated
20/10/2017 Mari Wilson
28/10/2017 Theatre of Hate
04/11/2017 Fallen Leaves
18/11/2017 Penetration
23/11/2017 Sonic Boom Six
24/11/2017 Len Price 3
09/12/2017 Filthy Tongues
06/04/2018 John Otway
13/04/2018 Chords UK
28/04/2018 Galileo 7
18/05/2018 Spear of Destiny
29/09/2018 Fallen Leaves
26/10/2018 Filthy Tongues
30/11/2018 Monochrome Set
01/12/2018 Theatre Of Hate
09/02/2019 Fallen Leaves

Martin Stephenson – Georgian Theatre Stockton. 16th September 2017

Untitled designFirst show of the Autumn/Winter schedule sees the return of the Tyneside troubadour Martin Stephenson

Martin is an outstanding singer and songwriter, whose career in music now stretches back over thirty years of critical acclaim and relentless touring.

The Daintees became one of the first bands to sign to the Newcastle based label Kitchenware, releasing a string of albums until disbanding in 1992.  Martin has played literally 1000’s of shows, both solo and with the reformed Daintees. This will be his 3rd solo appearance at The Georgian Theatre. Each show is unique, there is no set formula, just great songs mixed with fabulous stories and jokes along side a total engagement with the audience.

Tickets available from the venue and usual on line outlets.

Another new show!

Latest confirmed show features Allan Crockford’s other band The Galileo 7. Allan is of course a current member of Graham Day & The Forefathers and has previously been in a who’s who of the so called Medway scene having been in The Prisoners, The Prime Movers, The Solarflares and played along side James Taylor and Billy Childish. Quite some pedigree.

This show is a joint promotion with Good Hip who regularly feature up and coming young bands at their excellent “Get Hip” nights at the Music Lounge in Stockton. Well worth checking out.

Tickets are on sale now for the show which takes place at The Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough on Saturday 8th April with support from Thee Strawberry Mynde.

Tickets here 

New Show Announced

Theatre of Hate have now been confirmed and announced for a show at The Cluny in Newcastle on Wednesday 2nd November. The band will be touring to promote the first new album in over 30 years entitled “Kinshi”

Sound Reaction will be opening the show and possibly a third act to be added to the line up.

Tickets available on line now from SEE Tickets




The Dustaphonics

I was gutted (in more ways than one!) when we had to reschedule the show that was due to take place in Newcastle last year. Now though delighted that we’ve managed to find a suitable date and can announce The Dustaphonics are playing at The Westgarth Club in Middlesbrough on Saturday November 26th.

The Dustaphonics are quite simply one of the finest live acts you’ll ever see!

Tickets available on line from SEE Tickets