Category Archives: Live Shows

Wolfgang Flur – Friday April 2022

2nd confirmed show for 2022 features Wolfgang Flur who was a member of the classic Kraftwerk line up between 1973-1987 and author of “I Was A Robot”.

A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flür was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Flür became the third member of the band in 1973, replacing a drum machine. He was a member of the group from their international breakthrough with the album Autobahn (1974) and remained as they experimented with proto techno on albums such as Trans-Europe Express (1977) and Computer World (1981).

Frustrated with the half-a-decade it took to produce Electric Cafe (1986), he left the band after the LP’s release — it wouldn’t be until a 2009 reissue that Flür received an artist credit on the album. In 1997, he launched his solo career under the name Yamo and released Time Pie, an album that featured work with the experimental duo Mouse on Mars.

 In 2000, he published his memoir I Was a Robot, but the book was pulled momentarily, and re-released with revisions after a lawsuit from the remaining members of Kraftwerk.

A 12″ single named after the book appeared in 2004, and it was included on the 2015 release Eloquence: Total Works, a collection of unreleased Flür tracks dating back to 2002.

His live performance will include the true analogue influences from the early electronic movement, whilst showcasing his modern introductions of pop, techno, and soundtrack sounds. Dedicated fans and pure electronic appreciators will be truly entertained!

Tickets available on line from SEE, Ticketweb etc.

The Filthy Tongues – Sat August 14th

Our next event is special Unplugged show featuring Edinburgh’s The Filthy Tongues on Sat August 14th at The Georgian Theatre in Stockton.

Once upon a long time ago Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson & Derek Kelly were members of a band called Goodbye Mr Mackenzie.

The MacKenzies formed in the early to mid Eighties and as well as Metcalfe, Wilson & Kelly the band latterly featured Big John Duncan and Shirly Manson.

They released a classic debut album entitled Good Deeds & Dirty Rags, an equally classic single The Rattler and for a while looked being a band that made it “big” but record label issues meant that despite having a massive following at home they never really became popular outside the UK and eventually split up in the early Nineties.

Manson went onto join Garbage, Duncan became a guitar tech for Nirvana occasionally appearing on stage with them whilst Metcalfe, Kelly & Wilson formed Isa & The Filthy Tongues with Stacey Chavis on vocals.

The band were active through until around 2010 and releasing 2 albums and contributing a number of songs to the film New Town Killers directed by Skids frontman Richard Jobson.

After a hiatus The Filthy Tongues resurfaced in 2014 without Chavis and recorded a track entitled Lethe Walks which was released initally on You Tube before appearing on vinyl.

In 2016 the debut Filthy Tongues album Jacobs Ladder was released receiving rave reviews across the board with favourable comparisons to many contemporary artists including Nick Cave.

Metcalfe describes the album as “Pleasingly grotty and more than a bit gothic. All based around a dark neo-feudal Edinburgh” whilst Louder Than War magazine described it as “A vivid and visceral exploration of Edinburgh’s underbelly

2018 saw the follow up Back To Hell released following on the dark scenes and tales of Edinburgh it’s predecessor so firmly established. Again Louder Than War were lavishing with their praise “‘This is part of a planned trilogy and is a riveting, driving follow-up. If there’s a more exciting band currently playing north of the border, I’ve yet to hear them.”

Hopefully the 3rd album will see the light of day in 2021.

The past 18 months have been a living hell for many people especially those in the live music industry. Bands have seen their livliehoods being stripped away from them as they have been denied the opportunity playing & recording.

This special one off accoutic show was organised at one of those brief points in time when bands were allowed to come out to play, all be it socially distanced, seated and at reduced capacity but before it could happen the clampdown tightened again and it had to be rescheduled.

Hopefully now as restrictions are lifted and we can look towards getting back to some kind of “normal” this show will provide a bit of a boost to all involved.

Tickets are limited and only available online from this link.

Filthy Tongues – Ticketweb

Kirk Brandon – Georgian Theatre May 27 & 28th

First show(s) back after lock down feature the always excellent Kirk Brandon performing in his unique aKoustiK style at The Georgian Theatre.

The Friday show on May 28th has long been SOLD OUT but tickets are still available for the extra show on Thursday May 27th.

Tickets are only available from this link https://bit.ly/3dEbFBX

There are no supports for these shows but Kirk will be perfoming 2 sets each night.

The Lounge Society – October 3rd

Beyond excited to announce the announcement of The Lounge Society playing The Westgarh Social Club in Middlesbrough on Sunday 3rd October at 4pm.

This show is a co promotional show with legendary Teesside promoters The Kids Are Solid Gold.

While some bands make music that pats you on the back, The Lounge Society makes music that kicks you in the teeth – just like nature intended. Hailing from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, they are the next to emerge from the contagious ‘Calder Sound’, alongside Working Men’s Club, The Orielles and WH Lung. An unruly bunch of talented multi-instrumentalists (Interchanging roles between guitar and bass) The Lounge Society have pioneered a fresh approach to an eclectic range of influences spanning from The Fall and Talking Heads to The Velvet Underground and Fat White Family. Infectious bursts of sound, forged in the darkest underbelly of Post Punk, New Wave and Funk-Punk, sculpted with swirling guitars, heavy bass lines and spiky, angular, driving rhythms.This culminates  in a surging tide of noise that can only be described as Cold War Pop. Their debut single ‘Generation Game’ conbines all elements of their sound, and creates an intense, driving and explosive politically charged anthem. The track released on Dan Careys Speedy Wunderground immediately took flight, with the track becoming the fastest selling 7″ in the label’s history, and the second act to receive a repress of 500 copies, with the only other act to achieve such a feat being Black Midi. 

Tickets available here https://bit.ly/39vy4yr

Goodbye Mr MacKenzie – Rescheduled

Unfortunately due to the uncertainty around holding full sized shows in the summer the decision has been taken to reschedule the Goodbye Mr Mackenzie show at The Cluny in Newcastle to 12th February 2022.

All tickets remain valid for the new date and refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase if required.

Tickets for the show are still available from SEE Tickets etc and from the venue directly when open.

Band Of Holy Joy – October 16th

Mega pleased to confirm the return of long time favourites the BAND OF HOLY JOY to The Westgarth Social Club on Saturday 16th October.

The band release their new album DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT on May 15th on vinyl and CD.

They have also just staged Notes From A Gallery, a four day online collaboration between Band Of Holy Joy and Whitechapel’s Gallery 46.

Dreams Take Flight is the inspiration for eight films, each commissioned for a song on the album. Two films are screened every night during the live streams. Other content includes poetry, soundscapes, debate and light installations from Inga Tillere and Bjorn Hatleskog.

The films can be viewd on line via the bands You Tube channel here

Tickets for the Westgarth show are available here

The Len Price 3 – Sat Sept 18th

A garage pop band hailing from the Medway Towns. Their sound is forged in the Medway tradition, fusing driving energy, catchy hooks and a raw 60’s garage sound. On disc and at live shows The Len Price 3 offer a truly memorable and invigorating sonic experience and make a very welcome 3rd return to The Westgarth Club.

Support for the evening are Teesside’s own The Lemontops

Tickets here: https://bit.ly/3rbCFNb

The band have just released a bew Limited Edition Green vinyl EP entitled “The Strood Recording Company” and very good it is too.

Kirk Brandon Shows – Rescheduled

The Kirk Brandon shows currently scheduled for March 11 & 12th have been rescheduled to Thursday May 27th and Friday May 28th respectively. Hopefully this is the last time we’ll have to reschedule these shows!

Original tickets remain valid for the new dates or refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase. Tickets are only available from The Georgian Theatre for these shows via these links.

Thurdsay 27th May

Friday 28th May