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Newcastle, Middlesborough and Sunderland?

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Looking into the old touring thing a bit more and was wondering if any of you can help. Does anyone know any good promoters/bands/ venues in any of these cities.

Any help would be great.

Cheers

Sam

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we played a place called head of steam and it was really good and teeming full!

seemed to have a good reputation for live music and a good mix of students and older folks

we supported a band called odd shaped head, hit them up and see if theyll reccomend any promoters.

we had them up to drummonds once so im sure if you say your a friend of the little kicks theyd get back to you with at least some names

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Id give Sunderland a miss. Imagine Tillydrone but 10 times bigger with higher unemployment and more crime. It also smells. You can actually smell it from Newcastle.

Newcastle is fine and so is the Boro. But both lack many venues for anything other than ''big name'' acts at least (certainly compared to Aberdeen for example).The promoters are quite picky given neither town has a regular default live music following. If you dont mind travelling 300 miles to potentially only play to 30 to 50 people then its ok.

Leeds is better for gigs and a better selection of venues and has more chance of you getting a crowd and/or sharing the bill with better a known act..... although if you are openly Scottish you are likely to get your heads kicked in on the way out for Pizza.

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The Cluny in Newcastle is awesome, similar layout to room 1 of the Tunnels. I've really liked Newcastle both times I've played there, first time was at the Head of Steam which was alright, but stupidly hot.

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The Cluny in Newcastle is awesome, similar layout to room 1 of the Tunnels. I've really liked Newcastle both times I've played there, first time was at the Head of Steam which was alright, but stupidly hot.

Geordies are nice audiences too.

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When we were on tour last summer we had a night off in newcastle, so we went into some venues to see if there was any space for an opener. The second place we went to was a pub across from that big 'life' centre, called the 'dog and parrot' and we managed to get on this bill with 5 other bands..but then later that night, 2 of the bands pulled out/didn't turn up and 1 band were under 18 and not aloud to play, so we ended up kinda headlining this gig, haha! It was a pretty decent venue, upstairs where u play, think it was called the cedar room..

Also ye, out of all the places we were in the UK sunderland was by far the worst city we'd visited, but the gig was pretty good! In a place called 'the borough' right in the center, so if u still wana go its worth checking out!

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Also ye, out of all the places we were in the UK sunderland was by far the worst city we'd visited, but the gig was pretty good!

Hope you were all wearing helmets and donned your breathing apparatus. I trust you didnt drink the water either.

Anyone going to Sunderland should be payed Danger Money

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dog and parrot is cool and small and doesnt put on huge bands

the stout fiddler is small and doesnt put on big bands

the cluny and head of steam do a lot of smaller bands too

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sunderland is home to the excellent this aint vegas and written from negative. two of the best bands kicking around in the uk

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Cheers so far guys. I've heard The Cluny is a good place. Does anyone happen to have promoter e-mail addresses, or maybe know bands in the areas?

Cheers for the help so far.

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we supported a band called odd shaped head, hit them up and see if theyll reccomend any promoters.

we had them up to drummonds once so im sure if you say your a friend of the little kicks theyd get back to you with at least some names

Could be in a bit of luck with this band. Watch this space!

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