Category Archives: Updates

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 ‚ÄúPleasingly 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

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.

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

Kirk Brandon Show Rescheduled + Extra Date

Due to the Tier 3 restrictions being in place until at least the 16th December we have had to reschedule the SOLD OUT Kirk Brandon show originally scheduled for Sun 20th December to Sat 23rd January 2021.

Ticket holders will be contacted directly by Ticket Web with the option of switching tickets to the new date or obtaining a refund.

Any returned tickets will be available here.

https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/an-evening-with-kirk-brandon-the-georgian-theatre-tickets/10758165

A second show has been added for Sun 24th January 2021 and tickets are available now from The Georgian Theatre web site.

https://www.ticketweb.uk/…/an-evening-with…/10805665

Kirk Brandon Shows – Further Update.

Due to the Government imposed lockdown the “Evening With Kirk Brandon” show on Nov 27th at The Georgian Theatre has had to be cancelled.

Ticket buyers will be contacted directly with the option of transferring tickets to the “Afternoon Show” on Dec 20th at the same venue or arranging a refund.

Until the process of contacting ticket buyers has been completed we have had to temporarily suspend sales for the latter show. Hopefully not for long.

Kirk Brandon/Theatre of Hate

The “Evening With Kirk Brandon” show on the 27th November is now sold out. Thanks to everyone who has purchased tickets.

A Second show, “An Afternoon With Kirk Brandon” has been added for Sunday 20th December with doors opening at 4pm at finishing by 7pm

The Theatre of Hate show scheduled for Dec 18th has been cancelled and will now take place on Thursday April 1st at The Georgian Theatre.

Tickets for the original date remain valid for the new show or refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase.

Pauline Murray – Georgian Theatre 31st October – Update.

As things stand the show will go ahead as planned.

If the Tees Valley area is put into Tier 3 then the show will have to be cancelled. Press reports state that a meeting between the Government and the Tees Valley Mayor regarding the switch to Tier 3 has been “paused” with no new date reported.

If the meeting takes place and Tees Valley is switched into Tier 3 before next week this could mean the show being cancelled at very short notice. Hopefully it does not come to this and we get to go ahead.

Any further news will be posted on the social media sites as soon as it is available and also via The Georgian Theatre.