Lisbon’s Mouth of the Tyne gig will showcase local artists

Whitley Bay band Lisbon headline a Mouth of the Tyne Festival gig at the Playhouse in Whitley Bay on July 9.
Whitley Bay band Lisbon headline a Mouth of the Tyne Festival gig at the Playhouse in Whitley Bay on July 9.
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The full line-up has been announced for the headlining gig by up and coming local band Lisbon at this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

The alt-pop four-piece, who have just finished touring with South Tyneside’s own Little Comets, top the bill at the Playhouse in Whitley Bay on Thursday, July 9.

The homecoming show is hot on the heels of a fantastic 2014 which saw their song Blue Love make the Radio 1 playlist.

Support will come from South Tyneside rock duo Gallery Circus, Whitburn indie outfit Lord Swans, and Newcastle singer-songwriter Immy Williams.

Gallery Circus consists of identical twins Daniel and Graeme Ross, from Boldon Colliery, who thrash out a full-on rock ‘n’ roll sound.

Their upcoming single Hollywood Drip, the principal track on their highly anticipated EP, has been celebrated by an array of big name DJs including Annie Mac, Greg James and Huw Stephens.

Fresh to the North-East music scene, solo artist Lord Swans is already making waves throughout the industry.

Matt Bulmer has received multiple plays on Radio 1’s BBC Introducing with a genre of music that he describes as ‘magma indie.’

Compared to the likes of Biffy Clyro, Swans brings tender verses alongside powerful epic choruses, and his energetic stage presence is captivating yet emotional.

Talented singer-songwriter Immy Williams, who recently performed a live session for BBC Introducing North East, is quickly becoming a name in her own right.

Twin brothers Daniel and Graeme Ross, from Boldon Colliery, make up Gallery Circus.

Twin brothers Daniel and Graeme Ross, from Boldon Colliery, make up Gallery Circus.

Having already supported the likes of Lulu James and Maricka Hackman, and with a headline slot at Evolution Emerging under her belt, she is still just 18.

Taking her inspiration from The Beatles, London Grammar and Lana Del Rey, she has written a number of well-crafted songs that display an emotional awareness which belies her youth.

Tickets for the show are on sale now, priced £10, from the Playhouse Box Office, which is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 2.30pm on Saturdays, and until the show starts on the night.

They can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588 or online HERE.

Matt Bulmer from Whitburn, aka Lord Swans, is a newcomer to the North-East music scene, but is already making waves.

Matt Bulmer from Whitburn, aka Lord Swans, is a newcomer to the North-East music scene, but is already making waves.

Other gigs planned as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival are:

• Wednesday, July 8 - Rufus Wainwright, Playhouse

• Friday, July 10 - Jack Savoretti, Playhouse

• Friday, July 10 - Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, with special guests I Am Kloot, Tynemouth Priory and Castle

• Saturday, July 11 - The Specials with special guest Roots Manuva, Tynemouth Priory and Castle

• Sunday, July 12 - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Christians, James Taylor Quartet, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Kosoti and Olivia Devine, Tynemouth Priory and Castle.

Singer-songwriter Immy Williams is making a name for herself at the tender age of 18.

Singer-songwriter Immy Williams is making a name for herself at the tender age of 18.