Our Friday headliners are The mOObs, who are back again after debuting at our 2016 Festival when they absolutely blew the tent away. The band are also regular headliners Keswick beer festival and we are delighted to welcome them back to to Gateshead.
The mOObs are a 6 piece cover band, playing in packed pubs, clubs & Festivals, playing the kind of music you want to hear. Covering the best tracks from today’s charts, such as The Killers, Kings of Leon and Snow Patrol and reaching back through the years to the 80’s and the likes of The Jam, The Police, The Stranglers and U2, you really should see, hear and FEEL the mOObs at work.
The Revolutionaires – (19:30- 20:30)
Scorching a trail across the live music venues of the land is this sizzlin’ hot 1950’s R&B combo…The Revolutionaires!
Established within the ‘hotbed’ of the North East music scene in the UK, they power out jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting style.
Primarily, they are influenced by 1940’s and 1950’s R&B. In particular, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown, but have adopted a harder and more aggressive approach, synonymous with modern blues artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mike Henderson which helps create their own high energy sound.
Over the last decade The Revolutionaires have established themselves on the UK and European Rockin’ circuit, as well as the Blues scene.
They have toured extensively both home and abroad, performing at festivals in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Malta and Dubai.
Highlights include performing at festivals with artistes such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sting, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Eric Bibb, Albert Lee, Snake Davis and Dave Edmunds.
The band has recorded five CDs to date containing a collection of Hot Rockin’ R&B tracks. Each CD captures the ‘rawness’ and sheer energy of the band, who like to give their performances a ‘hard-edged’ vibe!
Carly McKee Duo – (18:20-19:00)
Carly is no stranger to life on the road, having performed on a UK and ireland arena tour with singer songwriter RJ Thompson, supporting Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues orchestra.
In addition to performing writing and recording her own original material, Carly is also backing singer for SouLutions. Soulutions are a modern UK soul band who have had great success with their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Destiny’ which climbed to #2 in the uk soul charts and rained for a number of weeks.
They are currently enjoying the success of their recently released single ‘I Got To Party’ which was remixed by New York DJ and producer John Morales, as well as being successful in the studio the 9 piece soul band are going from strength to strength with their live shows in the UK and Europe and have a steady tour planned for 2017.
Expect some choice covers, forgotten hits, as well as Carly’s self penned material.
Flipside – (17:25-18:05)
In 2016, a group of young and enthusiastic music loving teenagers, with diverse musical tastes, came together to form Flipside. Solo acoustic singer/song writer Anya Mckenzie joined guitarist siblings Luke and Eva Potts, and drummer Olivia Binns who had already formed an impressive back line. A couple of jam sessions later the chemistry was clear and Flipside were born.
The band have evolved an eclectic set including artists such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Amy Winehouse, The Who, Stereophonics, Joan Jett, Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, Green Day, Blur and Oasis. Cover tracks are approached in an original way, changing arrangements, creating medleys and looking to blend Anya’s vocal range, texture and dynamics with the abundance of power and energy generated by Luke, Eva and Olivia.
It’s been a busy 2016 with the band cutting their teeth on the local pub and club circuit where they have built up a dedicated following of live music lovers of all ages. Their proudest moment came in June when they played to a sell-out audience at the 02 Academy as the main support act.
The band have taken some time out from gigging to work on their first original EP that they are looking to record over the Christmas period. Flipside pride themselves on making sure that the audience enjoy themselves as much as they do, at every gig they play. A must see.
Line up Anya Mckenzie – Vocals/Rhythm guitar, Eva Potts-Lead Guitar, Olivia Binns- Drums and Luke Potts-Bass.
Check out their You Tube Channel for a taste of what’s on offer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1-PpoXkGGyZAGmNrjOIbw
The Juke Joint Blues Band – (16:20 – 17:00)
The Juke Joint Blues Band, was formed in 2014 by four friends playing in various band in the Silver programme run by Sage Gateshead. They have performed lots of gigs, mainly for charity, playing anything from Robert Johnson to Chuck Berry and they very excited to be making their Gateshead Beer Festival Debut.
Silver Skiffle – (15:15 – 15:55)
Silver Skiffle will be playing 20s and 30s Blues, American and English folk songs by artists such as Leadbelly and Lonnie Donegan.
This group formed in 2012 as a new venture in the Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme and have gone on to develop a real traditional skiffle vibe.
Please note: All artists are subject to change without notice. Times may be adjusted without notice
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