South Tyneside’s young stars set to shine at music night

SOLO ... Abi Garrido.
SOLO ... Abi Garrido.

A HOST of talented singers from South Tyneside are set to rock the stage next year.

Regular band nights, called Second Tuesday, kick off at the Customs House, in South Shields, in January.

ROCKERS .. The Waiters.

ROCKERS .. The Waiters.

The event, at the theatre in Mill Dam, will give music fans the chance to see some of the region’s favourite bands perform live on stage every month.

It will also give bands the opportunity to show off their talents in front of a live crowd.

The debut show, on Tuesday, January 14, will feature two previous winners of the Pride of South Tyneside Awards’ Young Performer of the Year title.

Headliners The Waiters were given the accolade at the awards ceremony earlier this year and went on to support Liberty X in Bents Park at the South Tyneside Summer Festival.

Also on the bill are 2012’s Young Performer of the Year Abi Garrido, from Jarrow, and four-piece rock band Scarlet Conviction.

Customs House executive director, Ray Spencer, said: “We pride ourselves on supporting local talent, so we’re thrilled to welcome some of the region’s most-loved performers to the Customs House for Second Tuesday.

“We’re looking for talent to star in our future shows.”

Customs House marketing co-ordinator, Sally Hoban, who is organising the event, added: “This is the perfect opportunity for music fans to enjoy up-and-coming talent, and for bands to get that all important experience of performing live.

“The debut show is not to be missed, so come along and support our fantastic local talent.”

Second Tuesday starts at 7.30pm on January 14. Tickets cost £5. To book, go to or call the box office on 454 1234.

Any local performers looking to be involved in a future Second Tuesday events can e-mail Sally at or call 427 8191.

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