Hector Gannet Live at Hall 2, Sage Gateshead

I spot a bottle of Brown Ale in the crowd, held aloft in a time-honoured salute. A show of kinship and respect for a young Geordie musician who is following in the footsteps of those who have gone before. The songs, though contemporary and original, have their roots in the teachings of Dylan, Neil Young and of course, local hero Alan Hull. The bands love of these forbearers is, I suspect,…

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Rozi Plain at Star & Shadow, Newcastle

It’s a chilly Thursday night on Tyneside, for the last few days we’ve had the lowest tempratures of the year and when Rozi Plain and her band take to the Star and Shadow stage, someone calls out ‘You all look cold’. It’s an intro of sorts that brings a wry smile to band an audiance alike.

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