SEPTEMBER sees us host a tribute show in honour of The 40th Anniversary of The Gun Club's 'Miami' album. Vintage Glaswegian garage rockers The Primevals will headline. Manchester's Inca Babies; Leeds-based Nervous Twitch and London's Dead Hombres provide the support. Locally based Charlie Thomas will open the show with a solo performance. Doors at 5pm for this one and advance tickets will be £12.
NEWS of three bookings. Firstly we are delighted The Courettes have agreed to come back to the Westgarth having played an impressive set back in October last year. They will be returning in June.
DAVID Lance Callahan of The Wolfhounds will headline a solo show on the back of a follow-up album to his debut solo record 'English Primitive I'. This gig will take place at NE Volume Music Bar in Stockton on Tees in November.
FINALLY we have the full line - up for this year's Riverside Rebellion which will take place later in mid-December. Ex-Boys member Duncan Reid & The Big Heads will headline with Birmingham's Black Bombers the main support. Manchester's Dead Objectives and Cumbrians Voodoo Radio will also be on the bill with local bands The Continental Quilts and Hot Rockets. Advance tickets will be £15.
NEWS of a couple of gigs and a replacement. RUM LAD (solo) will headline a show at NE Volume Music Bar in Stockton on Tees on Friday, 27th May with The White Ribbons and Hot Rockets supporting. This is a co - promotion with Steve White of Pulsebeat Promotions.
BLUE ORCHIDS have now confirmed for Saturday, 24th September, at Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough. Klammer, Ginnel and Cazimi will be the support acts.
IMPERIAL WAX - the rhythm section of the final and longest lasting line - up of The Fall are now confirmed as replacements for the Blue Orchids in March at the Westgarth Social Club. Support comes from Klammer and Cazimi. Pellethead have now pulled out and attempts to replace them at this late stage came to nothing, sadly.
SADLY we have had to cancel The Outcasts show we had planned for Good Friday (15th April). This is entirely due to my employers ( I work for the local authority as an enforcement officer ) informing me just after New Year that staff will no longer be allowed to put AL in over Bank Holiday periods. This is due to high levels of absenteeism over Xmas and New Year to Covid 19 and having no staff to cover the work that was needed. All ticket holders will be refunded.
SADLY our last event of the year (TV Smith) has fallen victim to the Omicron Virus. Tim informed us five days before our date in Stockton on Tees. Other dates in York, Glasgow & Edinburgh have also been cancelled. We have agreed to re-book Tim when things improve. All advance ticket holders will be refunded online through ticket agencies or directly to us on 07769 258035.
WE had a great turnout for our annual all - dayer punk festival (Riverside Rebellion) that we have already decided to proceed with next year's event. This will take place on Saturday, 17th December, 2022, at Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough.
The full line - up will be revealed in the New Year.
MORE bookings confirmed for next year include Martin Stephenson of The Daintees fame playing a solo show in April and Punishment of Luxury return for a fifth time to the Westgarth in December with Rubella Ballet the main support plus Klammer, Cazimi & Cherry & Peesh.
THANKS to everyone who attended The Nightingales gig last Friday at the Westgarth. It was our best attended event since The Delta Bombers were over touring from Las Vegas three years ago. We also had a decent turn out for The Courettes too and the good news is they will be returning to the Westgarth next year. We really appreciate the support for these events from the audience and the bands playing.
THE GODFATHERS show for October has now been postponed and rescheduled for April 2022. The band will be recording a new album and undertaking a UK Tour. All advance ticket holders are valid for the new date. If you cannot make the new date a full refund is available. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
THE COURETTES show for Saturday , 23rd October, will now feature The Continental Quilts as support. Moron-o-phonics can no longer do the gig.
WE are back up and running promoting live music. Our first two shows involved restrictions and featured Helen McCookerybook at NE Volume Music Bar in Stockton on Tees and Paul-Ronney Angel of The Urban Voodoo Machine at the first event back at the Westgarth.
The Courettes have confirmed a booking for the Westgarth on Saturday, 23rd October. Moron-o-phonics will support them. Doors at 7pm and advance tickets are available for £10.
FOUR shows to announce. Firstly, Paul-Ronney Angel of The Urban Voodoo Machine has agreed to do a solo show with Luke Arnold at the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough for Saturday, 17th July. Doors at 7pm.
THE MEMBRANES return to the Westgarth on Saturday, 4th September with a stellar line - up of five other bands. Klammer, Dead Objectives, The White Ribbons, Vile Assembly, Rudi Betamax and Slalom D provide the support. Doors will now open at 3pm and it will run too 11.30pm
OUR Peel Regenerated show returns for one night on Friday, 19th November with Bradford band 1919 replacing the Folk Devils, Inca Babies and The Wolfhounds coming to the Westgarth Social Club on Friday 19th November. Local band Rudi Betamax provide the local support. Doors at 7pm
TV Smith of The Adverts has confirmed a booking for Sunday, 19th December, 2021 at NE Volume Music Bar & Cafe in Stockton on Tees. It will be the sixth occasion Tim has played for us as previous shows took place at The Legion, Libertys and The Westgarth. Doors at 6pm and Cherry & Peesh will be the support band.
ABSOLUTELY delighted to announce we have been added to The Chameleons rescheduled UK Tour for 2022 with the added bonus of The Membranes as the tour support. The band will be playing the Westgarth on Sunday, 13th February, 2022, and doors will open at 6pm and finish around 10pm. The band will be performing their second album live, one that they recorded to get away from Statik Records plus some classic tracks from their back catalogue.
I would like to publicly thank Mark Burgess for his help in us securing a date with them and also their UK agent Ed from Spider Touring Agency who worked with me to help us in getting the band to come to Middlesbrough.
The Chameleons are a band I have been trying to get for the past eight years as their debut album 'Script Of The Bridge' was never off my record player back in the 1980s.
'Tomorrow Remember Yesterday'
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THE NIGHTINGALES show for November is practically almost sold out. Only 13 tickets remain online through SEE tickets. Advance ticket sales priced at £10 have remained healthy on the back of the Stewart Lee King Rocker 'documentary' about vocalist Robert Lloyd. Shrug and The Subterranean Gentleman will be the support bands.
THE GODFATHERS have rescheduled their show from February to take place on Thursday, 7th October, 2021 @ 7pm at the Westgarth. Advance tickets are priced at £15. Southend's Eight Rounds Rapid featuring Wilko Johnson's son Simon and The Continental Quilts will be supporting.
THE WESTGARTH WONDER is set to take place on Saturday, 4th September at 4pm providing we can operate without a reduced capacity for being an indoors venue. This event was planned for last year to celebrate 10 years of promoting live music but we had to cancel because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We have already had acceptances from Dead Objectives, Klammer, Tim Loud (solo) and Slalom D who are providing the back line. We are waiting to hear back from The Membranes to headline the event and Modern Hinterland are set to replace Headsticks who had an outdoor festival invitation offer they could not turn down. Headsticks will play for us another time when things are more stable.
HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK has confirmed she will be playing North East Volume Music Bar in Stockton on Tees on Sunday 23rd May @ 6pm. McCormick and Charlotte Grayson will be the supports. Tickets priced at £8 advance must be bought online as tables in variants of 2,3,4 and 6 from SEE Tickets.
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BLUE ORCHIDS have confirmed a show for Saturday, 5th March, 2022, at the Westgarth. Advance tickets are £10 and the support bands will be Klammer, Pellethead & The Shan. The band feature Martin Bramah who was one of the original members of The Fall. The band have played for us three times before headlining a John Peel Festival and supporting The Nightingales on two of those occasions.
THE OUTCASTS from Northern Ireland have rescheduled their show from last year cancelled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic to Friday, 15th April, 2022. Advance tickets are £10. Supports will be The Filth, Zero Tolerance and Hot Rockets. Doors will open at 7pm.
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