What we're about

You love your music, you wanna go see that band, maybe travel to another place just to get your musical fix. Your friends don't get your taste, your drive for the live sound & your hunger for the magic of real performance. Nobody wants to be that lonely last tour t-shirt propping up the bar in a town you don't know, wandering back to your digs, elated with the post gig buzz but nobody to share it with. We get it! We're with you :-)

Here's how it goes: You join up, we post gig details for events up & down the UK, you hit that RSVP for the ones that tickle your muffin, you meet the other squaddies there & Bob's your Marley, problem solved.

Oh, and there's more ... You see any gigs you fancy that ducked our radar, you let us know & we'll post it up here pronto. If non of the other organisers are up for that particular show then maybe you can even host the event yourself, you know, turn up, shake some hands, make some friends, enjoy the show. It's as easy as that, really!

Oh & before you go, just one more thing... If you play in a band & want to promote your live gig here, let us know. Build a fan base, meet your adoring public & fill those empty places in your front row. Get in touch, we're all about the grass roots & local talent. Very happy to host or set you up to host exactly this sort of thing no matter how modest your following currently is.

All musical genres are game, we have no prejudices here. Real music fans know you need to taste it all, right?

Going forward, as you may have noticed, this group is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK but there is no limit to where the gigs we post are happening so we're looking for organisers to help set up Gig Squad divisions all over the UK & perhaps even further afield. This could get big & it should.

Laters, music fans.

Newcastle Gig Squadron Leader

Upcoming events (5+)


Cluny 2,

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing hail from London, UK. They sing loud punk rock songs about the Victorian era, and have been gleefully rubbing the face of present day Britain in the rotten corpse of its past since 2008, in the hope that it will learn from its mistakes (it hasn’t). They have released four critically acclaimed albums, have toured the UK and US, played festivals like Download, Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe and appeared at numerous conventions and events on both sides of the Atlantic.

Spear of Destiny @ Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

Westgarth Social Club

Spear of Destiny is a British rock band, founded in 1983 by singer and songwriter Kirk Brandon (born 3 August 1956 in London) and bassist Stan Stammers (born 19 May 1961). It has had an ever-changing line-up through the years. Their second album, One Eyed Jacks was released in 1984. It reached No. 22 in the UK Albums Chart. Spear of Destiny’s reputation in the mid-1980s depended to a greater extent on their live performances. Spear of Destiny have had 10 UK Singles Chart entries. Four reached the Top 50 but only one made the Top 20 - "Never Take Me Alive" (1987). Their latest album Tontine is one of the best albums I have heard for some time. Tickets are £16.50 and are available from: https://www.ents24.com/middlesbrough-events/westgarth-social-club Travel and times for meeting up will be arranged closer to the date.

Metronomy @ Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Boiler Shop

The 'big name' night-before gig for this year's Hit The North festival comes courtesy of Metronomy. With a litany of albums and singles under their belt, Metronomy are very much a staple of the indie and electro circuit. No doubt there will be a mix of old material and new as they are due to release their sixth album this year to follow up 2016's 'Summer 08'. Old Skool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CiVF7LjKU8 Reservoir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azf0BVBrJ0c The Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnOG67flRA Radio Ladio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6JdELgrxA Tickets are £22.50 +bf https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/hit-the-north-festival-metronomy-boiler-shop-tickets/8872525?pl=boilershop

Prince (AV club tribute)- Late Nite Tuff Guy @ Boiler Shop, Newcastle

In early May Aussie dance legend and ultra Prince fan Late Nite Tuff Guy brings his full audio visual Prince DJ set to Boiler Shop. This is not a band tribute- it is a DJ set/club night. Late Nite Tuff Guy is renowned for his Prince remixes so expect some tweaks on the classics. As well as the Prince set LNTG will be doing an additional disco/funk house set, and there is support early on from another disco/funk dj, Pablo Contraband. 1 hr disco/funk mix @ Mixmag- Late Nite Tuff Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3No-u68Ysik Do I Believe in God? (Controversy remix)- Late Nite Tuff Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcvk2HfEhlo Tickets are £15+ bf https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/prince-x-late-nite-tuff-boiler-shop-tickets/8932545?pl=boilershop

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Suede - O2 Academy Newcastle


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