Albums to look forward to over the next two months

There have already been a number of big album releases this year - and by the looks of it, 2017 is set to be a great year for music.
South Tyneside College students, and lecturer Tony Pottinger, back row, right, rehearse ahead of their performance at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

Students get dream chance to play at iconic former home of The Beatles

A student band is all set to twist and shout their way into the footsteps of The Beatles.

Alabama 3 onstage at Stockton Georgian Theatre.

Review: Alabama 3, Stockton Georgian Theatre

Monday has never really been a day to celebrate in the culture of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date

Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back.


'No one does it better than South Shields' - Joe McElderry sends Wembley good luck message to the Mariners

One of South Shields' most famous sons has sent a good luck message to the Mariners ahead of their clash with Cleethorpes in the FA Vase final.
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Gary Numan is promoting his new album, Savage.

Gary Numan announces new autumn tour, including North East date

Electro pioneer Gary Numan today announced an autumn tour in support of his forthcoming new album.

Maximo Park - Risk To Exist (Cooking Vinyl)

Album review: Maximo Park - Risk To Exist

This is the sixth studio album by North East indie-rockers Maximo Park, and, quite possibly, the best of their career.

The 100 Voices of Gospel comes to the North East this week.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

It promises to be another good week for North East music lovers, with plenty of great gigs to get you out of the house.

Jermain Defoe and Ed Sheeran met in Newcastle following one of the singer's Divide tour dates.

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe meets Ed Sheeran following North East tour date

With Ed Sheeran performing in the region this week, thousands of people pinned their hopes on meeting the singing superstar.
Ed Sheeran, who is currently touring his new album Divide. Picture: PA.

Review: Ed Sheeran, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

A sold-out date at a venue with a capacity of several thousand is somewhat different to the last time I saw Ed Sheeran.

More than 500 exclusive releases will be available on Record Store Day.

Record Store Day: 10 top tunes to seek out on vinyl

Saturday 22 April is the day vinyl junkies from around the UK have been anticipating for months - the 10th annual Record Store Day.

Maximo Park release their new album, Risk To Exist, on Friday.

Maximo Park announce intimate record shop gigs

Indie-rockers Maximo Park are making a special in-store appearance this week to mark the release of their new album.

The Blow Monkeys performing at the amphitheatre during the 2016 festival.

Summer gigs announced for South Shields amphitheatre

The next batch of free gigs have been announced for South Shields seafront.

Ed Sheeran's two nights at the Arena are among the most anticipated gigs of the year.

7 must-see North East gigs in the next 7 days

It looks like another busy week for North East music lovers, with some cracking gigs to get out and see.

The Farm

The Farm on justice for Hillsborough and playing Sunniside Live + win tickets

If ever there was an anthem that was made to be sung outside it’s All Together Now.

Alesha Dixon. Picture: Julian Brown.

We're talking about a Mis-teeq reunion, says Alesha Dixon

British pop group Mis-Teeq could be about to make a comeback after more than 12 years, according to Alesha Dixon.

Amy Macdonald is at Newcastle City Hall this week.

7 North East gigs you can go to see in Easter week

Even though it's Easter week, there's plenty happening to get music lovers up and about this week.


Vant and Fatherson added to North East festival bill

The final wave of bands for a city centre festival have been confirmed.

Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge announced as final act for this year’s South Tyneside Festival

Get Lost in Music when disco icons Sister Sledge take to the stage in Bents Park this summer.

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