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Old January 24th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #81
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For some reason this was linked from the front page of bbc.co.uk today despite taking place last March. Apparently BBC Radio 1 held a 3-day live music event from Newcastle and it seems to have passed us by!

Anyway, pics of the great and the good of BBC radio, ahem, 'larging it' around various city venues can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/inmwtlive/galleries/
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As I understand it, the old fish market on the Quayside is now called the Riverside. Has anyone been to any gigs there? What's it like?
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Old February 9th, 2011, 03:55 AM   #83
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As I understand it, the old fish market on the Quayside is now called the Riverside. Has anyone been to any gigs there? What's it like?
Going later this month to see Terrorvision (reformed 90s rock/pop band). Can't wait!
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As I understand it, the old fish market on the Quayside is now called the Riverside. Has anyone been to any gigs there? What's it like?
I have been twice, once to see a sex pistols tribute band and once to see the gangsters of ska.

They have put a stage up to the left as you walk in, other than that it is almost the same as when it was Sea.

Very few people there both times, I hope it succeeds.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 10:41 AM   #85
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Going later this month to see Terrorvision (reformed 90s rock/pop band). Can't wait!
I remember them, they sang "Tequila" didn't they??
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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #86
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I remember them, they sang "Tequila" didn't they??
Ha, yep but the "hit parade" version of that song is a remix. They're actually a lot less poppy than that. The popularity of that remix actually ruined them which is why they've done nowt for 10 years and thus the reformation now! Should bring a fairly big crowd to the place though - hope the place succeeds as there's a big shortage of decent venues in town now that the O2 Academy has taken the gig monopoly.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #87
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Going later this month to see Terrorvision (reformed 90s rock/pop band). Can't wait!
I used to love them as a kid! I must have played "How to Make Friends..." to death!

When are they on?
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Old February 14th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #88
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I used to love them as a kid! I must have played "How to Make Friends..." to death!

When are they on?
Yeah, that was the first album I ever bought! They're on 24th Feb. Tickets
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Old May 27th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #89
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Positive review in US based website Pitchfork for local band The Unthanks:

The Unthanks are an English folk group led by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthanks. That's their real family name. Though they were born, seven years apart, in the small, Northern English county of Tyne and Wear, they now call Northumberland home. They sing in a regional dialect and with regional accents, and they also organize residential "singing weekends" through their website, traditional holidays that include "singarounds and workshops, short coastal walks, singing in the pub and food to write home about." They're serious about singing.

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Old August 6th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #90
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The 'Ingition Festival' should have taken place today (Sat 6th Aug 2011) at Newcastle Racecourse.
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LINE UP : CALVIN HARRIS
FEEDER
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE
FRANK TURNER
CARL BARAT
THE GO TEAM
MILES KANE
THE WHIP
LITTLE COMETS
YOUNG REBEL SET
LIFE IN FILM
FLATS
AARON WRIGHT
TWISTED WHEEL
BEN HOWARD

Wide range of Food outlets etc etc.
Cancelled.
The amateurs concerned seemed to have no trouble getting on the phone and booking artists and getting 'web devloper' friends to sell ticketes, but heey didn't have the rigour, training and experience to even get their Licence for running such an entertaiment event. Seems their, er, 'track record' consisted of bragging in pubs, impressing people with hot air and promoting nights in the safe confines of their Student Union. But no idea of what we have to do to produce a large public event safely. It beggars belief that so many punters were taken in by their hype and paid for tickets (which the promoter assured the press will be repaid in full).
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Old August 7th, 2011, 12:22 AM   #91
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Still, look on the bright side. If it had gone ahead today, a lot of beatniks would have got pissed wet through.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 01:34 AM   #92
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The 'Ingition Festival' should have taken place today (Sat 6th Aug 2011) at Newcastle Racecourse.
Cancelled.
The amateurs concerned seemed to have no trouble getting on the phone and booking artists and getting 'web devloper' friends to sell ticketes, but heey didn't have the rigour, training and experience to even get their Licence for running such an entertaiment event. Seems their, er, 'track record' consisted of bragging in pubs, impressing people with hot air and promoting nights in the safe confines of their Student Union. But no idea of what we have to do to produce a large public event safely. It beggars belief that so many punters were taken in by their hype and paid for tickets (which the promoter assured the press will be repaid in full).
If anyone fancies popping round to get their money back the attached company search might help...

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Unhelpfully their site [inexplicably in maintenance mode] seems to give their company name as 'Ignition Ltd'. In fact Ignition Ltd is a dormant car hire company based in Kent....

I'm sure this is an honest error. but then not knowing the right name their own company doesn't seem too inconsistent with forgetting to get a licence to run the event.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #93
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Local Bands over the years

Looking through the index at all the music venue subjects, I couldn't see any about local bands, so thought I would add some memories from over the years.

In the 60s, I remember a couple of bands that played at the High Howdon Residents Association hut near Sandown Gardens, up the field from the Mauretania: The Vostox and The Sabines. I think they both played mainly covers from the charts of the time.

Willington High School Youth Club presented The Sect (I also remember they had a band on once called The Sact - maybe an in-joke with that name).

I was also aware of, but hadn't seen at that time, The Junco Partners, as my sister married one of them.

I first started socialising in the 70s and visited venues all over to see live bands. At the University Theatre Bar I saw Last Exit, East Coast, Steve Brown Band, The Young Bucks and Newcastle Jazz Orchestra.

At the Cooperage I saw The Junco Partners, Big Ray and the Hipthrusters and another band whose name escapes me but they used to do a cracking version of the Hawaii 5-0 theme.

I made my way to Blyth Spartans ground once to see an open air concert that was headlined by Brass Alley.

Other bands seen at various locations included White Heat and The Marshall Hall Experience.

In the 80s I sometimes roadied for 21 Strangers (managed by Chas Chandler).

Does anyone else have memories of local bands?
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" another band whose name escapes me but they used to do a cracking version of the Hawaii 5-0 theme."

This perhaps
http://youtu.be/GdNE4TGTGVo
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That's them! Arthur 2 Stroke and the Chart Commandos - how could I forget that name?
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Old August 17th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #96
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I'm not sure why I strayed into this thread as I knew it would make me feel old. The only band mentioned so far that I have heard of is the Junco Partners who took over the residency at the Club A'Gogo from the Animals.

Was the Newcastle Jazz Orchestra any relation to the Newcastle Big Band (of Sting fame though I think a few other people played in it) or even the Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra?
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Old August 17th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #97
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Saw some excellent bands back in the 70's & early 80's at the old Labour Club, Leazes Park Rd on Sunday lunch time.The place really used to rock , sadly now defunct
Oh, saw some crap too.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #98
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Beckett weren't they a local band? There was a lad who i would have a sup with now and again, in the Burton House and Haymarket Hotel , who sang with the King Crabs. He went on to be a big star, his name; Jimmy Bradford aka Jimmy Nail.

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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #99
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Looking through the index at all the music venue subjects, I couldn't see any about local bands, so thought I would add some memories from over the years.

In the 60s, I remember a couple of bands that played at the High Howdon Residents Association hut near Sandown Gardens, up the field from the Mauretania: The Vostox and The Sabines. I think they both played mainly covers from the charts of the time.

Willington High School Youth Club presented The Sect (I also remember they had a band on once called The Sact - maybe an in-joke with that name).

I was also aware of, but hadn't seen at that time, The Junco Partners, as my sister married one of them.

I first started socialising in the 70s and visited venues all over to see live bands. At the University Theatre Bar I saw Last Exit, East Coast, Steve Brown Band, The Young Bucks and Newcastle Jazz Orchestra.

At the Cooperage I saw The Junco Partners, Big Ray and the Hipthrusters and another band whose name escapes me but they used to do a cracking version of the Hawaii 5-0 theme.

I made my way to Blyth Spartans ground once to see an open air concert that was headlined by Brass Alley.

Other bands seen at various locations included White Heat and The Marshall Hall Experience.

In the 80s I sometimes roadied for 21 Strangers (managed by Chas Chandler).

Does anyone else have memories of local bands?
I remember Bob Smeaton singing with White Heat at the Newton in Longbenton years ago I am sure he put together an anthology about the Beatles a few years later.
He also claimed that White Heat could have been as big as U2, they weren't a bad pub group but I am wouldn't go that far.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #100
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Archie Brown and the Young Bucks comes to mind.
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