Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler At Whitley Bay Playhouse.

Went to Whitley Bay and wrote this for Rocking Magpie

The Rocking Magpie

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler
Whitley Bay Playhouse.
Tyneside
26th August 2022

I don’t remember exactly when it was, but by chance, I first heard Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler being interviewed on the radio.
Throughout, tracks from their soon-to-be-released collaborative album ‘For All Our Days that Tear the Heart’ had been played.
I followed that up with a couple of Youtube videos and subsequently bought the album.
Then, when I saw they were playing a show at Whitley Bay Playhouse, I thought ‘I’m in’ and I’m glad I did.

Confession time.
Despite what I now know of her substantial acting career, on first hearing that interview, I’d never heard of Jessie Buckley and all I knew about Butler was that he had been in Suede; a ‘Britpop’ band I had paid scant attention to.
Over the preceding weeks, I listened to ‘For All Our…

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