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  1. Stockton’s elite have joined forces to bring a first class live music experience right to your doorstep. ARC, KU and The Georgian Theatre are showcasing a selection of the best local and touring bands on the scene for an all day Festival on Saturday 3rd April from 12pm. Tickets are available from ARC BOX OFFICE 01642 525199 www.arconline.co.uk/detail.php?id=1918 Doors – 12pm The Georgian Theatre Stage 12.15pm - The Vaudeville Class - Brought to you by Bob Fischer, BBC Introducing on BBC Tees - Mad pop-punk band from Peterlee who dress up in top hats and all kinds of oddness. www.myspace.com/thevaudevilleclass 1.15pm - Jimmy Bullet and the Babyshakers Blood and guts and dirty punk blues in the style of Stooges and MC5. www.myspace.com/jimmybullet111 2.15pm - Lifeless Boro's dukes of metal and mayhem "Most exciting new UK thrash band of 2009" Terrorizer. www.myspace.com/lifelessboro 3.15pm - Russell and the Wolves Rough and ready garage rock with an explosive stage show. Think the Cramps meets The Pixies! www.myspace.com/russellandthewolves 4.15pm - Jimmy and the Sounds Catchy anthemic pop tunes from local lads picking up attention from Musos in the big smoke. www.myspace.com/jimmyandthesounds 5.15pm - The Kiara Elles Hyperactive indie electro reminiscent of The Long Blondes and The Pipettes. www.myspace.com/thechiarals 6.15pm - The Neat Recalling the Manchester of Morrissey and Marr this Morecambe four-piece rightly stand on their own revolutionary two feet. www.myspace.com/uptheneat 7.15pm - The Heartbreaks Recalling the Manchester of Morrissey and Marr this Morecambe four-piece rightly stand on their own revolutionary two feet. www.myspace.com/heartbreaksband 8.30pm - Sharks Pure renegade punk fresh from tours with Gallows and Lost Prophets. www.myspace.com/sharksuk 9.45pm - White Belt Yellow Tag What do you get when you combine former members of Yourcodenameis:milo and The Cooper Temple Clause? Atmospheric, epic killer tunes, that's what. www.myspace.com/whitebeltyellowtag KU Stage 12.30pm - Cold Pistols - Brought to you by Bob Fischer, BBC Introducing on BBC Tees Local stalwarts with catchy sounds and song Peter Sellers sounding very like Eels. www.myspace.com/coldpistols 1.30pm - The Heavy Dense Punky vocals and driving rhythm from ex-members of local legends Grandma's House. www.myspace.com/theheavydense 2.30pm - Temujin A three guitared rock assault like if Billy Corgan lived in Teesside… probably. www.myspace.com/temujinmusic 3.30pm - Soviet Disco Teesside's very own Radiohead - dark and introspective but then down the road to mad and frenetic! Their song Sheila Tequila is an absolute killer of a song. www.myspace.com/sovietdiscomusic 4.30pm - Piskie Sits Distorted indie pop from Wakefield, currently touring with Sam Forrest (Nine Black Alps) to promote their new single Churp, Churp www.myspace.com/piskiesitstheband 5.30pm - Pretty Hickeys Post-punk and Ska-ish with their chanted choruses and sharp-eyed songs of modern life. www.myspace.com/prettyhickeys 6.30pm - Our Secret Sins This Teesside string laced, synth cult pop troupe have been likened to both Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon, not bad. www.myspace.com/oursecretsins 7.30pm - Morning Parade Essex based catchy, quick beat indie band have supported the likes of Reverend and the Makers. www.myspace.com/morningparade 8.45pm - Sound of Guns Scouse rock 'n' rollers with anthemic, raw guitar riffs and songs, just released new single Alcatraz and being touted as the next big thing by BBC bigwigs. www.myspace.com/soundofguns 10pm - Detroit Social Club Having supported Oasis on their final tour, these boys know how to get a crowd going with their own brand of anthemic indie rock. www.myspace.com/detroitsocialclub ARC Stage 12.45pm - Dean and the Monster - Brought to you by Bob Fischer, BBC Introducing on BBC Tees Lovely solo acoustic songs with comparisons to Bright Eyes from this Wheretoland singer. www.myspace.com/deanandthemonster 1.45pm - Cattle & Cane This young-alt folk group from Teesside get things rolling with their shiny eyed sound. www.myspace.com/cattleandcanemusic 2.45pm - The Ryots The hardest working band in Teesside offer up the best in soaring guitars and chant along choruses. www.myspace.com/thoseryots 3.45pm - Be Quiet. Shout Loud! Riotous disco beats + a feather boa-flaunting front man = a stunning live show. www.myspace.com/bequietshoutloud 4.45pm - Sister Rose The La's meets Doves with a bluesy twist. 5.45pm - Fly with Vampires Trademark harmonies, soaring guitars and pounding rhythm section; it’s indie but not as we know. www.myspace.com/flywithvampires 6.45pm - Dirty Weekend Teesside's angels with dirty faces offer us tales and philosophies of hard Northern living. www.myspace.com/dirtyweekendtheband 7.45pm - Bicycle Thieves Hot off the NME Awards Show tour, these Scouse pop dreamers have a fistful of top tunes and they're going to be huge. www.myspace.com/bicyclethievesuk 9.00pm - Little Comets Newcastle boys just back from supporting Delphic with feel good, jarring beat pop-rock www.myspace.com/littlecometsmusic 10.15pm - The Chapman Family NME darlings, and Stockton's biggest export, The Chapman Family return to the ARC stage for the first time since their first ever gig. Since that gig these boys have headlined an NME tour, supported La Roux on her national tour, played the main stage at Leeds and Evolution and this year graced SXSW. www.myspace.com/thechapmanfamily To keep you entertained on route between The Georgian Theatre and ARC /KU you can catch some of Stockton's licensed buskers playing from 1pm until 5pm as part of the new street entertainment initiative to help celebrate 700 years of Stockton Market. What you need to know… Stockton Calling is an all ages event, under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. You've bought your ticket (which gives you access to all venues) and you're ready for action but don't forget… - On the day you will need to exchange your ticket for a wrist band from the Ticket Exchange Point (In Green Dragon Yard). - You will only gain entry to each venue with a valid, intact wrist band. - To purchase alcohol from the venues you will need an 18+ wristband. Proof of ID must be provided at the Ticket Exchange Point. * IT IS AN OFFENCE TO DRINK ALCOHOL IN ALL PUBLIC PLACES IN THE TOWN CENTRE. - Admission to each venue is on a first come first served basis. Once capacity is reached the door will operate on a one in one out policy. - Each venue reserves the right to refuse entry. Would be lovely to see you all there! Thanks for looking.
  2. March/April @ The Georgian Theatre

    Here's whats coming up in the next few months at the Georgian: EXIT BY NAME + FACE THE UNKNOWN + THE WHITE BEAR EXPERIMENT Saturday 13th March Doors 8pm £3.50adv / £5 door Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy, Exit by Name’s set is full of skull-crunching power-anthems. Their songs are rhythmic, melodic and tighter than Simon Cowell’s belt. They have some pedigree too having played with Lost Prophets and Biffy Clyro. LOOSELY ACOUSTIC - RUSSELL & THE WOLVES + MARK BODEN + SAMANTHA DURNAN Friday 19th March Doors 8pm £3.50adv / £5door Surf rocking and blues tinged Russell & The Wolves have been described as sounding like Jesus and the Mary Chain meets The White Stripes. They have shared the stage with acts as diverse as Hatcham Social and Bob Log III. Currently promoting their five track EP Vroom-A-No-No, this is acoustic rockabilly at its best! COMMITTED Friday 26th March Doors 8pm, £3, 18+ Alt Club Expect the very best in rock/goth/alt and cyber tunes from the people who bring you Asylum. YOUNG REBEL SET (SINGLE LAUNCH) + EMIL FRIIS Saturday 27th March 8pm £5adv / £7door A very special night for the (‘spit and sawdust band’) Young Rebel Set, with the launch of their new single Walk On. Very much a story telling band of the same ilk as Bob Dylan and The Pogues, they return to Stockton from their European tour and will have you clapping your hands and stamping your feet. Denmark-based Emil Fris also lands here before embarking on a small tour of the States taking with him laid back songs of broken heart and bitter tales. If Country/blues is your thang, then this is for you…oh yes! LOOSELY ACOUSTIC - HENRY PRIESTMAN (EX THE CHRISTIANS) + CATTLE AND CANE + SARAH PROCTOR Friday 9th April Doors 8pm £3.50adv / £5door Founder member and main song writer for The Christians, who sold over 3 million albums in the 80's/90's. Henry's band The Yachts supported The Sex Pistols in the 70's. In September 2008, Henry released a solo album entitled The Chronicles of Modern Life to much critical acclaim. Henry is a great live act and a top guy. Get your tickets early for this one! Support from Cattle and Cane - fantastic songs filled with heartfelt passion and emotion (demo bowled us over - if Stephen Fretwell had joined the Cranberries!) KING CREOSOTE + THE WOVEN PROJECT Saturday 17th April Doors 8pm £7adv / £9door Legendary Fence Collective founder returns to The Georgian following his fifth album Flick The Vs. All hail the King! OUR SECRET SINS LIVE ALBUM LAUNCH + PRETTY HICKEYS Friday 23rd April Doors 8pm £3.50adv / £5 door Our Secret Sins try to fit again on our stage to celebrate the release of their live album. Excellent swirling organ reminiscent of the 60’s and Syd Barrett but also of the 90’s and The Stone Roses and even a bit of Joy Division thrown in for good measure. Very cool. Taking a bow and first on stage are The Pretty Hickeys - post-punk and Ska-ish, they sound like The Buzzcocks and even The Sham 69 with their chanted choruses and sharp-eyed songs of modern life. BASEMENT FOLK with SERIOUS SAM BARRETT + DAVID BROAD + RIBBON ROAD Sunday 25th April Doors 7.30pm £3.50adv / £5 door A night of the finest underground folk music. Just back from touring the States Serious Sam “a man so talented he'll never be famous” brings his own style of the best traditional and original songs to The Georgian. Support comes from Sam’s partner in crime and equally as talented David Broad and Ribbon Road bringing their beautifully crafted songs and three-part harmonies back to Teesside. COMMITTED Friday 30th April Doors 8pm, £3 See 26th March for details Sound of the NineTEES Saturday 1st May Doors 8pm, £3 18+ A new club night to celebrate all the 90's had to offer. Join us for an eclectic mix of Britpop, Grunge, Dance, Pure pop and everything else in-between. So, if you fancy Pulp, Nirvana or Take That you'll find it (and more) here. All your 90's needs under one roof... go on... you know you want to. Thanks for looking and get yourselfs down to one of these fine events!
  3. Committed

    18+ Alt Club. Expect the very best in rock/goth/alt and cyber tunes from the people who bring you Asylum. Friday 25th September Doors 8pm, £3
  4. Asylum

    A regular night for 13-18 year old alternatives in Stockton on Tees. Playing the music you want to hear. We are dedicated to make this night yours and where you have a say in everything we do. It’s a safe place for the alternative youths who enjoy music, dancing, hanging out and having a great time. So come join us in our madness and enter the Asylum! Thursday 10th September Doors 7pm, £3
  5. Cherry B's presents an evening of Blood Thirsty Burlesque and Stomach Churning Cabaret. Welcoming back some of the amazing Jeepers Peepers troupe, these girls will make you shake in your boots! Featuring the newest members; Pink Champagne, to astonish you with her mysterious circus skills and the Spine Tingling sounds from Miss Plews. So, do you dare to book your table..........?? Tickets are sold per table - £64 per table of 8, £56 per table of 6, £40 per table of 4, £20 per table of 2, plus £6 per extra head per table. Tables are limited so you are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Saturday 31st October Doors 8pm, Prices by table
  6. John Peel Day – Five Years On

    With Shrug, Das Wanderlust, Drunk in Hell, Temujin, British Lichen Society, Golden Starlet DJ sets and more TBC! "There was no-one more important to new, original music, in the world than John Peel. No-one more fearless, and courageous in playing what he believed in. To have such great taste in music and to be so hilariously entertaining, all in one person makes him irreplaceable and an awful loss. To his family, to his colleagues, to the world." Annie Nightingale Need we say more? A day of music in tribute to the late, great John Peel with some of the best Teesside bands around. Saturday 24th October Doors 3pm, £5
  7. Sound of the EighTEES

    We're back for another night of the best 80's tunes you will hear anywhere. Pop, rock, indie and everything in between. Stone Roses to Depeche Mode to Wham. Along with balloons, glo-stix, videos, board games, optional fancy dress and even free nibbles it's the best £3.00 you can spend this side of 1989. All you're guilty pleasures here in one place. You know you want to!!!!! Saturday 17th October Doors 8pm, £3, 18+
  8. Moondance were formed from an acoustic duo ‘Annie and Dave’. Annie moved to America but now she’s back and Moondance have reformed. They play a mixture of their own material and songs from artists as diverse as Counting Crows and K.T. Tunstall (close your eyes, its Dolores from the Cranberries). Sammy Durnan went down a storm at the Fringe Festival – big voice, big future. Cool guitarist Rob Carr completes the lineup. Friday 16th October Doors 8pm, £3adv / £4 door
  9. Idiot Savant “the best thing to come out of Teesside since paint” are the third band to record a live album to be released on TLR (from Teesside with Love Records). Expect a night of brooding melodrama and epic songs from these well-loved Savants. The gig is being recorded and will be released as a full live album later in the year. Thursday 8th October Doors 8pm, FREE
  10. Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

    Seasick Steve's favourite band, The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir are from Calgary, Canada. They play a thoroughly whiskey sodden, 21st century version of blues and bluegrass. This is Americana of the highest, dustiest order, as the band reinvigorate old-time tales with an arsenal of furiously played instruments and hints of Captain Beefheart in the vocals. Sunday 27th September Doors 8pm, £8adv/£10door
  11. Andy Jones & the Norton Rockets will be playing their new critically acclaimed album ‘Are We There Yet’ in its entirety from start to finish! Bob Fischer, BBC Tees said of the album “The perfect British pop album - melodies your milkman can whistle, but with a heartfelt melancholy that’s irresistible. Like ELO sharing Sherbert Dib-Dabs with the Zombies”. Special guests for the night are the fabulous Radio Dynamics and from Manchester, the Tides who have been praised by none other than Mani from the Stone Roses. Friday 18th September Doors 8pm, £3adv / £4 door
  12. A night of psychedelic blues brought to you by Where the Wild Things Are. Just back from touring America THPD played an electric set at the Fringe Festival followed immediately by a live BBC 6 session on Marc Riley. Touring his new album Close to Home ‘the best British roots record I’ve heard in a long long time’ Leeds based SSB’s style of playing is ‘closer to the Mississippi than it is the River Aire’. Buy a ticket in advance and get a free shot of bourbon on the night! Doors 7.30pm, £4 Sunday 6th September
  13. August at The Georgian Theatre

    Come join us this august at The Georgian Theatre! Asylum Wednesday 12th August, 7pm £3 A regular night for 13-18 year old alternatives. Playing the music you want to hear we are dedicated to making this night yours. It’s a safe place for the alternative crowd who enjoy music, dancing, hanging out and having a great time. So come join us in our madness and enter the Asylum! Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.org.uk/content/asylum-0 FTWL Live Album Recording – Our Secret Sins + Support Friday 14th August, 8pm FREE Our Secret Sins are the second band to record a live album for From Teesside with Love Records. This experimental 8 piece that have been referred to as Teesside’s answer to Arcade Fire, not only because of the size of the band but because of their mixture of musical styles and fashions with inventive synth noises, crashing guitars and sometimes Beatlesque slick pop overtones. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.org.uk/conten...et-sins-support Loosely Acoustic - WheretoLand, Jonathon Booth, Elaine Palmer Friday 21st August, 8pm £3 adv / £4 door Bite to eat £7.50 Generating independent record company interest at the moment we are pleased to announce a speedy return to the Georgian by the fabulous WheretoLand! Songs written with fragility and vulnerability capture their audiences. Jonathon Booth who has recently returned from Coventry (we did not send him there) joins us with his acoustically delivered ‘power pop’. Elaine Palmer completes the line up. Elaine will be promoting her forthcoming album. ‘On The Run’ (3 tracks from the album can be heard on Elaine’s myspace). Her last album ‘Waves’ received critical acclaim (Mojo, Uncut reviews) and Radio 2 airplay. Why not make a night of it with our bite to eat offer Enjoy a fantastic meal before coming over to listen to some great music in the Georgian Theatre! We have teamed up with L'Allegria on Bridge Road for a deal that gets you 2 courses + coffee at L'Allegria, entry to Wheretoland, Jonathon Booth and Elaine Palmer and your first drink free in the Georgian Theatre! Regular tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.org.uk/conten...h-elaine-palmer Bite to eat tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.org.uk/conten...c-bite-to-eat-0 Committed Friday 28th August, 8pm £3 18+ Alt Club. Expect the very best in rock/goth/alt and cyber tunes. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.org.uk/content/committed-1
  14. Junes listings @ The Georgian Theatre

    June @ The Georgian Theatre! June is nearly upon us again, and with it brings a whole host of entertainment at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees! Check it out: Milestones Jazz – Extreme Measures Thursday 4th June, 8pm £5 Led by Barbados-born drummer David Carnegie, this recently formed outfit has quickly established itself as the most dynamic group to emerge from the North East in years. Their gigs, including an appearance at the recent Sage Jazz Festival, and our own Riverside Fringe have attracted a new young audience alongside hardened jazz fans, showing that this is music that still has plenty to offer. FTWL Recording - Dirty Weekend + Support Friday 5th June, 8pm £2.50 adv / £4 door Get your weekend off to a mucky start with Stockton’s finest Dirty Weekend, songs from the gutter but surely looking at the stars. A night of gritty urban drama from this quintet of ‘Hooligans’ or sometimes angels with dirty faces. This kicks off our new FTWL recordings and will be released as a live album later in the year by TMA. The Funktion + Monkey Train DJ Paddy M Saturday 6th June, 8pm £4 adv / £6 door The sensational Funktion come to the Georgian with their mix of classic Motown, soul and funk hits – think 4 part vocal harmonies with seamless arrangements and classic songs by Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye + Monkey Train DJ Paddy M will take you into the night with the best soul, ska and R&B around. www.the-funktion.co.uk Milestones Jazz Workshop Sunday 7th June, 12pm – 3pm £3 Milestones Jazz workshops are open to any ages and any genres - the aim of 'Milestones' is to encourage aspiring musicians to further their improvisation skills and experience performing with a professional jazz group in a relaxed environment. For this year’s Milestones sessions we will be forming a special ensemble to perform at the Georgian Theatre as part of the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival Jazz Day on August 2nd. Please email adrian@jazzaction.co.uk with your details if you would like to take part. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend – Sunday papers and nibbles supplied. Milestones Jazz – Ruth Lambert Quintet Thursday 11th June, 8pm £5 Ruth Lambert is an accomplished and versatile jazz singer with an impressive repertoire of standards from the great American songbook. Her first solo album ‘So Many Stars’ was released on the Jazz Action label and tonight she will be singing a selection from her brand new album ‘Easy Street’. Ruth and her musicians were a sensation at this year’s Sage Gateshead International Jazz Festival! Out of Town + Supports 13 Jun 2009 - 8:00pm £2.50 New to the Teesside scene, but having just opened our Woodstockton Fest with a bang, Out of Town are surely a band to watch out for – a bit of indie, a bit of rock and a dash of blues! www.myspace.com/outoftowntheband Milestones Jazz Workshop Sunday 14th June, 12pm – 3pm £3 Milestones Jazz workshops are open to any ages and any genres - the aim of 'Milestones' is to encourage aspiring musicians to further their improvisation skills and experience performing with a professional jazz group in a relaxed environment. For this year’s Milestones sessions we will be forming a special ensemble to perform at the Georgian Theatre as part of the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival Jazz Day on August 2nd. Please email adrian@jazzaction.co.uk with your details if you would like to take part. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend – Sunday papers and nibbles supplied. Milestones Jazz – Nick Pride and the Pimptones Thursday 18th June, 8pm £5 The Pimptones is the brainchild of Nick Pride, a jazz guitarist with a passion for Hip-Hop, Soul and Funk. From supporting Candi Staton and Youngblood Brass Band, to playing The North East Funk and Soul Review and The Gateshead International Jazz Festival, the group’s reputation has grown since its birth in 2007. 2009 sees the release of the quintet's first CD "It's The Pimptones" (Jazz Girl Records) Loosely Acoustic – The Mallon Brothers + The Underdogs + Nigel Cooke Friday 19th June, 8pm £3 adv / £4 door The Mallon Brothers return to the Georgian. Think Van Morrison meets Arcade Fire. A band that grows every time they play our venue! Also on the bill are the Cavern Club regulars, The Underdogs playing a mixture of their own catchy pop songs plus some well chosen classics! Stockton’s very own political folk troubadour Nigel Cooke completes the line up. Milestones Jazz – The Funk Regulators Thursday 25th June, 8pm £5 This 15 piece band recreates the sound of bands like Tower of Power and Earth Wind & Fire. They recently closed the Jazz stage at this year's Fringe Festival when they delighted a full house at the Georgian Theatre. Committed Friday 26th June, 8pm £3 18+ Alt Cllub. Expect the very best in rock/goth/alt and cyber tunes. Exit By Name + Raptastic + Slip + Everending - Homecoming Gig! 27 Jun 2009 - 7:00pm £5 Yes it's true.... back after 2 long years; the original line-up of EBN - with a fresh record deal under their belts; playing their return gig at their spiritual home. Welcome back lads! www.myspace.com/exitbyname Milestones Jazz Workshop Sunday 28th June, 12pm – 3pm £3 Milestones Jazz workshops are open to any ages and any genres - the aim of 'Milestones' is to encourage aspiring musicians to further their improvisation skills and experience performing with a professional jazz group in a relaxed environment. For this year’s Milestones sessions we will be forming a special ensemble to perform at the Georgian Theatre as part of the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival Jazz Day on August 2nd. Please email adrian@jazzaction.co.uk with your details if you would like to take part. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend – Sunday papers and nibbles supplied. Have a good one!
  15. May listings @ The Georgian Theatre!

    May @ The Georgian Theatre! May is here again, and with it brings a whole host of entertainment at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees! Check it out: Committed Friday May 1st – Doors 8:00pm- £3 Door / £2 NUS 18+ Alt Club. Expect the very best in rock/goth/alt and cyber tunes from the people who bring you Asylum. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content/committed-1 Box Office: 01642 674115 Wasted Daze feat. 21 Reasons + Who’s Joel? Saturday 9th May, 8pm £2.50 adv / £4 door Escape artists never die, and good music shouldn't either! Alternative rock / emo / pop-punk is what we're about. Resurrecting the anthems of old, Wasted Daze throws you back to the death of the nineties and the birth of the millenium in style! Showcasing some of Teesside's (and beyond!) best alternative rock bands and then afterwards filling your ears with the songs that inspired (or annoyed!) them to be what they are today! So come re-visit your Wasted Daze with The Georgian Theatre. Myspace: www.myspace.com/wasted__daze Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...feat-21-reasons Box Office: 01642 674115 Loosely Acoustic feat. Radio Dynamics + Be Quiet. Shout Loud Friday 15th May, 8pm £3 adv / £4 door 'Loosely Acoustic’ goes electric for one night only as part of the Building Bridges 'Loosely Acoustic' weekend! Radio Dynamics make a speedy return to the Georgian with their catchy pop rock at its best. Also on the bill are Be Quiet.Shout Loud, heavily influenced by the best of the 80’s and 90’s with a disco beat - this lot will get your feet tapping! Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...uiet-shout-loud Box Office: 01642 674115 Loosely Acoustic feat. Kathryn Williams + Henry Priestman + Andy Jones & the Norton Rockets + Suzanne Elizabeth Marron Saturday 16th May, 8pm £3 adv / £4 door The second of our 'Building Bridges' nights and a real star performer hits the Georgian Stage. Kathryn Williams oozes talent - last time she played at the Georgian she had been performing earlier in the evening at the Sage at Gateshead on the bill with Suzanne Vega. Leader of the gospel-pop hit-makers the Christians, Henry Priestman also joins the bill. His debut solo album ‘The Chronicles of Modern Life’ is having massive TV and radio coverage - this evening certainly promises to be one to remember. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...henry-priestman Box Office: 01642 674115 Milestones Jazz – Durham County Big Band Thursday 21st May, 8pm £5 Two bands for the price of one tonight - the award winning Durham County Youth Big Band and the DA big band come together for an evening of shared jazz enthusiasm and prestigious youth talent. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...county-big-band Box Office: 01642 674115 The Why and Wherefores Friday 22nd May, 8pm £5 adv / £7 door Come and join us at the Georgian for a night of cool contemporary blues and roots from this dynamic five piece band. Take the singer crowned the ‘queen of British blues’, add ‘Cooderish grooves’ from dynamic guitarist, hand the bass lines over to a sousaphone, let loose a truly funky drummer (and occasional didge player) and let a few lap steel lines soar over it all and you have The Why & Wherefores. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...-and-wherefores Box Office: 01642 674115 Milestones Jazz Workshop 24th May 12pm-3pm £3 Milestones Jazz workshops are open to any ages and any genres - the aim of 'Milestones' is to encourage aspiring musicians to further their improvisation skills and experience performing with a professional jazz group in a relaxed environment. For this year’s Milestones sessions we will be forming a special ensemble to perform at the Georgian Theatre as part of the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival Jazz Day on August 2nd. Please email adrian@jazzaction.co.uk with your details if you would like to take part. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend – Sunday papers and nibbles supplied. Please note – there will not be a session on June 21st (Fathers Day) Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...s-jazz-workshop Box Office: 01642 674115 Milestones Jazz – John Warren’s Splinter Group Thursday 28th May, 8pm £5 Formed by highly acclaimed Canadian born composer and arranger John Warren who has long been revered as one of the most original and crafted composers on the British jazz scene, the ‘Splinter Group’ features eight of the regions finest players. Tonight’s concert will feature tracks from Johns recently released album ‘Finally beginning’. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...-splinter-group Box Office: 01642 674115 Committed Friday 29th May, 8pm £3 18+ Alt Club. Expect the very best in rock/goth/alt and cyber tunes from the people who bring you Asylum. Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content/committed Box Office: 01642 674115 Milestones Jazz Workshop Sunday 31st May 12pm – 3pm £3 Milestones Jazz workshops are open to any ages and any genres - the aim of 'Milestones' is to encourage aspiring musicians to further their improvisation skills and experience performing with a professional jazz group in a relaxed environment. For this year’s Milestones sessions we will be forming a special ensemble to perform at the Georgian Theatre as part of the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival Jazz Day on August 2nd. Please email adrian@jazzaction.co.uk with your details if you would like to take part. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend – Sunday papers and nibbles supplied. Please note – there will not be a session on June 21st (Fathers Day) Tickets: http://www.teesmusicalliance.co.uk/content...jazz-workshop-0 Box Office: 01642 674115 Have a good one!
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