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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

Upcoming events (5+)

The Cult @ Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead

Thirty six years in the business, 4 gold UK albums, 4 times platinum in the US. You know this is going to be a good one. Folks who already have tickets are a mix of standing/seated. We can meet for a few pre/post-gig drinks nonetheless.(Its a bank holiday the following day :)) Tickets here: https://tickets.sagegateshead.com/booking/production/syos/51905

The Firrenes - live in Stockton

The Green Room

Join us at the Green Room at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees for an evening of great live music. My name is Julian, and I'm bringing my band The Firrenes down from Scotland for a one-off gig in the Northeast. It promises to be a very fun evening indeed. The Firrenes (pronounced "firreens", rhyming with "beans") are a melodic, song-based rock band performing original material. This concert will feature songs from the band's debut album 'Door Too Wide', with one or two numbers from the classic British and American songbook thrown in for good measure. Think of Fleetwood Mac meets Sergeant Pepper! Middlesbrough-based singer-songwriter Sara Dennis will complete the lineup. Tickets for the concert are available here (£7 plus booking fee): https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-firrenes-the-green-room-tickets/9348975 Here's a location map of the Green Room venue: https://goo.gl/maps/va1moX9iugq I suggest we meet in the bar at the Green Room at 8.00pm for a drink before the gig starts. I should be done setting up and sound-checking by then! The support act will take the stage at 8.30pm, with The Firrenes on at 9.15pm. For preview purposes, you can visit www.TheFirrenes.com, or search for 'The Firrenes' on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, or wherever you normally find your music. I look forward to seeing you there!

Honeyblood

The Cluny,

Slightly bubblegum punky indiepoppers Honeyblood are always a lot of fun. £12.50 at The Cluny, very much looking forward to hearing their new material. Tickets here: https://thecluny.com/listing/honeyblood/

The Alarm @ Georgian Theatre, Stockton

The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

A band I have seen numerous times and they always put on a good show. The following is taken from the venue site and sums things up better than I could... “The Alarm was made in Wales, UK and by the time of 1981's debut single 'Unsafe Building', featured a daring mix of amped-up acoustic guitars, harmonica and passionate vocals that invited the enduring description “Bob Dylan meets The Clash”. This is the sound of The Alarm that has been heard around the world ever since, with 17 Top 50 UK singles, a host of successful albums and over 5 million sales worldwide. Following an initial breakthrough in North America with 1983's 'The Stand’, alongside the evergreen 'Sixty Eight Guns' which smashed into the UK charts soon after, The Alarm headlined their own 'Spirit of '86 Concert' before 26,000 fans in Los Angeles, transmitted around the world to millions via MTV's first ever live global satellite broadcast. In the summer of 1991, the demands of the road were at the heart of a very public swan song for the original members at London's Brixton Academy before the current line up emerged causing worldwide controversy in 2004 through The Poppy Fields 'fake band' escapade. Released to conceal their true identity, the Alarm's first single of the millennium - '45 RPM' would ultimately take their signature electro-acoustic sound into the UK top 40 and back into the mainstream rock culture of North America. The true identity of The Alarm was eventually revealed by the BBC on Top Of The Pops and instantly triggered a rush of global media exposure, culminating in a US TV appearance on CBS Headline News with Dan Rather. The Alarm's return to prominence was halted almost immediately when, in late 2005, Mike Peters was diagnosed with an incurable cancer (A rare B-cell form of Leukemia), forcing the band into playing select shows only, that would be dictated by the chemotherapy / treatment regime that has kept Mike Peters alive ever since. In January 2006, Mike Peters was given the go ahead to resume normal touring and recording duties and the group continued with the release of 'Under Attack' which was bolstered by another Top 30 record in the shape of 'Superchannel' and the live anthem 'Never Give Up Without A Fight'. A year later, Mike Peters founded the Love Hope Strength charity which is dedicated to 'Saving Lives - One Concert At A Time’ and now firmly established as one of the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundations with over 1,800 lives potentially saved through its 'Get On The List' program. Throughout the course of his musical career, Mike Peters (aka The Man in The Camo Jacket), has taken The Alarm from relapse to remission and back, creating a unique musical legacy amplified by its enduring message of Love, Hope and Strength.” Tickets are available from: https://georgiantheatre.co.uk/live-event/alarm

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