January Roundup: Northern, Nocturnal
Updated: Feb 21
After the lull of Xmas/New Year, it felt nice to get back on it.
H I G H L I G H T S
January 23rd: Electronic Music Open Mic Night, Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Another EMOM event held at another brilliant venue. We ended up playing last-on at this open mic so had hours of watching loads of amazingly diverse acts. There was everything from acts creating music with coding and algorithms, to the most rhythmic drummer ever using samples, and a ton of stunning visuals projected on to the wall. We ended up too tired to drive back so we stayed out in an apartment we got on the cheap last minute. It had stunning views of Newcastle - we'd never seen the city like that before - overlooking the Sage and the river Tyne from super high up with our own balcony.
January 31st: On Point Music Conference, The Georgian, Stockton-on-Tees
This was an amazing day of music networking & talks organised by Tees Music Alliance, as part of Independent Venue Week. The North-East music scene is getting seriously ambitious. This part of the UK hasn't always had the most resources in terms of funding for the arts, so it's incredible that these events exist.
The demand is there too - so many great artists and industry pros who show up and share their thoughts with everyone. Shout out to the hostess with the mostess David T Saunders.
The North-East is a great place for music right now. Watch this space. 👀
If you missed it: https://www.facebook.com/events/1117364151928636/