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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.

Nick
Newcastle Gig Squadron Leader

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Katy J Pearson

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Tickets available here :
https://www.seetickets.com/event/katy-j-pearson/the-cluny/2312909

Bristol-based singer/songwriter Katy J Pearson lends her radiant, high-tremolo vocals to indie pop, 1970s-influenced songs that often share an affectionate, breezy feel. Her debut album, Return, appeared in 2020.
Hailing from Gloucestershire, England, Pearson was originally part of the indie pop duo Ardyn alongside her brother, Rob Pearson. They were signed to London label National Anthem, which put pressure on the siblings to write hit songs; the creative tension soon came to a head, with the label dropping them in the process. Meanwhile, the siblings had been covertly writing songs that they enjoyed, leading to Katy stepping up as a solo artist, with Rob acting as her co-writer. Things started to gel for Pearson after relocating to the Bristol music scene, where she continued to write and try out material. She eventually signed with Heavenly Recordings, which gave her more creative freedom, culminating in the full-length debut Return in 2020.

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Public Service Broadcasting - Sunderland

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A few meetup people went to see PSB at the City Hall about 6 months ago and the gig was very special. I will always remember that gig. So, when I saw this show being advertised I thought we must go back !!

Heres some stuff from their website :
Public Service Broadcasting have been “teaching the lessons of the past through the music of the future” for more than a decade now. 2013’s debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain used archival samples from the British Film Institute as audio-portals to the Battle of Britain, the summit of Everest and beyond. Two years later, The Race For Space used similar methods to laud the superpowers’ rivalry and heroism in orbit and on the moon. In 2017, joined by voices including Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield, Every Valley was a moving exploration of community and memory via the rise and fall of the British coal industry. Pointedly topical in its analyses, it reached number four on the UK charts.
For their fourth album, Bright Magic (2021), the band take inspiration from Berlin: “It’s become an album about moving to Berlin to write an album about people who move to Berlin to write an album…”. Heralded as the band’s most varied and cerebral record, Bright Magic is an impressionist portrait of the city from the ground up, less linear and narrative than previous works, combining PSB’s use of electronics and surging guitar rock with sound samples collected in the city itself to realise the dreams of Berlin they’d constructed in their minds.

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Beabadoobee - NX Newcastle

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beabadoobee (Bea Laus) is a British rock musician and solo artist. She originally gained a following via her Instagram after putting out a few low-fi Bedroom Pop songs, but she quickly switched to a grungy Space Rock sound after picking up a backing band. She came to wider attention after one of her songs went viral on TikTok and signed to the British label Dirty Hit. After releasing four EPs, her first full-length, Fake It Flowers, was released in October 2020.

beabadoobee's sound and image is heavily inspired by 90's lofi Alternative Rock and Power Pop, combining distorted, messy guitars with personal lyrics and catchy songwriting.

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Let's Eat Grandma

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Tickets available from :

https://formpresents.seetickets.com/event/let-s-eat-grandma/the-cluny/2310250?utm_source=(P)%20Lets%20Eat%20Grandma%3A%20On%20Sale%20[Volume]&utm_medium=Newcastle%3A%20Volume&fbclid=IwAR37rmK5vlJ8wGUibcWHL9r3QRrMKQMk66-LPNG0wE8qFAvV6QlOWpLOAMM

Let's Eat Grandma are a British pop group formed in 2013 by musicians Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth. They released their debut studio album I, Gemini in 2016 through Transgressive Records. Their second studio album, I'm All Ears, was released in 2018. Let's Eat Grandma describe their music as "experimental sludge pop".
The girls were both raised in Norwich. They originally met in reception class when they were four, and began making music together at 13. They originally began creating music as a playtime activity. Their band name is taken from a grammatical joke meant to emphasise the importance of apostrophe placement. They have a new album out in April called Two Ribbons, which will contain 10 tracks.

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REARRANGED - Laura Veirs @ Gosforth Civic Theatre

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