Punk night to raise funds for supporting young performers in South Tyneside

A night of punk is aiming to help raise funds to enable a group of performers to realise their dream of creating their own CD.

By Lisa Nightingale
Monday, 23rd May 2022, 10:23 pm

Three-piece band The Undaclass and Denial have been lined up for the gig which will take place at the Elmfield Social Club, Campbell Park Road, in Hebburn, on May 27.

The event is in aid of artists from Into the Spotlight which supports young singers – including those with disabilities – to showcase their musical talents.

It is hoped enough money will be raised to enable the singers to come together to produce a compilation of their work on CD.

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The Undaclass will be performing at a fundraising gig on May 27 in Hebburn.

Ian Curry, a former staff nurse, who set up the group alongside his son Daniel, said: “We have been providing music management services helping singers economically by booking singers into several venues as well as running a community recording studio affordable to all.

“We have been running a lot of the sessions free of charge whilst developing our Compilation CD that we hope to release and distribute as well as play on the radio to help local musicians to develop a fan base.

“We had local Punk band The Undaclass visit our base at ACTS Age Concern South Shields including our recording studio. They were very impressed with what they saw, that they offered to do a fundraising Event to help our Community Group.”

Into the Spotlight was originally set up to support singers, however, have since opened the doors to other types of performers including magicians, dancers and comedians as well as a community choir.

The group currently have more than 1,000 member requests on its Facebook page with interest from songwriters and musicians.

Running orders ranged from schoolchildren belting out numbers in their bedrooms to grown-ups giving guitar solos, living room dance routines – and even a blast of the church organ.

:: Doors to the event on May 27 will open at 7pm with tickets available on the night priced £3.