A BAND from South Tyneside are hoping they are on the right track for a successful career – after making their recording debut.
The Shake Appeal, whose members come from Jarrow and South Shields, spent last weekend holed up in a studio recording the four songs that make up the Approach With Caution EP.
The five-piece plan to launch the material with a special gig this spring but for now are just happy to have the songs recorded.
Bassist Phil Morgan, from Jarrow, is excited for what the future might hold after the session at Newcastle’s The Cluny Studios.
The 23-year-old said: “This is the first thing we’ve recorded other than a few demos and it’s great to have them ready to go.
“We’ve got a few more tweaks and final mixing to do but it’s pretty much all there.
“Working at The Cluny Studios was great. There have been some good local bands recording there before us and The Cluny itself is one of the best venues in the North East.
“We’ve got a gig next month where we’ll give the songs a run-out, but the big launch will probably be in March – and who knows after that.”
Phil, who is joined in the band by Joseph Inskip and Jordan Johnston on guitar, Matthew Cowey on drums and singer Georgia McRae, also thinks the band offer something different to what else is around.
The five members all met at South Tyneside College and share a passion for alternative American bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Pixies and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
He added: “A lot of bands in the North East at the minute are quite folky and quiet but what we do is a bit heavier and more American influenced. Hopefully, that means we bring something else to the music scene for people with slightly different tastes.”
Anyone who wants more information on the band can search for The Shake Appeal on Facebook or follow them @TheShakeAppeal on Twitter.
The band’s next gig is at Think Tank in Newcastle’s Hoults Yard on February 8 at 8pm alongside local bands So What Robot and Inigo Montoya.