Down By The Jetty Promotions was set up in January 2017 because Stephen Harland and Martin Mathers ceased working together in December 2016 after three eventful years together and almost 40 gigs taking place. Highlights included Gallon Drunk, Goldblade, The Membranes, Punishment of Luxury, The Rezillos, Sleaford Mods and The Urban Voodoo Machine.
Stephen set up Down By The Jetty with his partner Wendy Archer whom had retired from her teaching job in South Yorkshire and relocated to Marske to live. It also maintained the Dr Feelgood theme and the first gig involved a sold out concert featuring The Godfathers, making their first appearance on Teesside for over 30 years. The Barb Wire Dolls from LA were also another sold out gig whilst several including 999, The Cravats, Miraculous Mule, The Nightingales and X Ray Cat Trio were well attended.
This year further sold out gigs have included the return of both The BellRays, The Godfathers and another full house for Barrence Whitfield & The Savages.