Band have a good Feeling about summer South Shields gig

The Feeling are excited about returning to South Shields for a free concert.
The Feeling are excited about returning to South Shields for a free concert.

Pop rock band The Feeling say they’re excited to be returning to South Shields for a summer concert.

The Fill My Little World singers are set to play a free concert in Bents Park on Sunday, July 26.

The gig is part of the South Tyneside Festival and will also see pop songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor take to the stage in the Sea Road park.

It is the second time that both acts have played the seaside gig.

The Brit award-nominated rock band first performed at the festival in 2012.

Bassist Richard Jones said: “We’re feeling great about coming back because we had so much fun last time.

We had a great time last time and are looking forward to playing again.

Richard Jones, The Feeling

“It’s always lovely to be asked to come back and play at a festival or venue again.

“We had a great time last time and are looking forward to playing again.

“The crowd had loads of energy, which always makes for a good show for us.”

The band, who have just recorded their fifth album, say they’ve been busy since they last performed in the town.

Richard added: “We played a lot of shows around the country and then we recorded our fifth album and are in the process of mixing it. We recorded the whole thing in 10 days and it’s very live sounding. We’re very excited to bring it out.

“You’ll have to wait and see what we’ll be performing in Bents Park this time, but don’t worry, all of our classics will be in there, plus a couple of surprise covers for good measure.”

The gig is sure to be an extra-special one for Richard, as he’s sharing the bill with his wife.

He tied the knot to Sophie Ellis-Bexter in 2005, and they have three children together.

He said: “I’m also playing in Sophie’s band so you’ll be seeing me twice. We had a great time on the road last year supporting Sophie’s album Wanderlust, which I played bass guitar on.

“We played several festivals together with The Feeling, which we all really enjoy. It’s a big family affair.

“Apart from recording the new album and playing a host of great shows over the summer, we all have a lot of side projects.

“As I mentioned, I play on Sophie’s records and she is currently recording a new album.

“Paul is an amazing band with his wife Sinead called Sinead & The Dawnbreakers, Kevin and Ciaran have just released their brilliant debut album as The Jeremiah Brothers and Dan has so many projects on the go it’s hard to keep up.”

The concert is one of four consecutive Sunday gigs taking part in Bents Park for the South Tyneside Festival 2015.

For a full line-up of the event, organised by South Tyneside Council, go to www.southtyneside.info/festival