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The Often Herd

The Geordie Hour LIVE concert 2018

Where and when?

The Acoustic Beatles

Sunday April 22nd

Starts 7pm (prompt)

Doors open 6.00

So plenty time to choose which type of pie you’d like (first come first served) You can also peruse the merchandise, buy tickets for our fantastic raffle,stock up on drinks and have a natter.*

The Grange Centre
Newburn Road
NE15 9AF

Take the A69 west from the A1
Throckley is the second major slip road. Ample free parking in the adjoining Sainsbury’s car park.

Geordie Hour favourites since the very early days of the show, Brian and Phil re-create the Beatles music using only two acoustic guitars and two voices.

The pair complement each other perfectly, both instrumentally and vocally; the harmony produced in their performance of Eleanor Rigby illustrates this well.

The acoustic arrangements of the Beatles classics create a fresh feel to the songs and they receive acclaim wherever they perform.

Don’t be shy to ask for your favourite song. They’re very obliging.

Your Compere
Dave Normanton

The Poster

…but whose pies are they?

The Geordie Hour Concert

Not just any old pies!
We’re delighted to say that New Zealand Gourmet Pies will be providing the pies for supper. Made in Kingston Park by Geordie Bakers. These are the best pies around. Check out their online pie shop here!

We’re raising funds for
Hospital Radio for
Newcastle & Gateshead

Radio Tyneside provides a variety of programmes to the hospital wards of Newcastle & Gateshead 24 hours a day - every day. And we’ve been at it over 67

We have a great little team of volunteers to present the shows and work behind the scenes for no money but we do have to pay for music licenses and equipment so we rely donations from the public to keep the service going.

What’s it for?

Radio Tyneside
Registered charity number 500451


Click here to download
a printable poster.

*Not So Small Print - Please read before you buy a ticket
Please note: This is a music concert.

In order for everyone to enjoy it, a respectful concert etiquette will be followed.
Talking and moving around should be kept to a minimum whilst the artists are performing.

The bar hatch will be closed during the performance so make sure you’re stocked up.

There will be several intervals.

If you like background music and a natter with your pals, we can recommend The Engine Inn at Walbottle.

The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation.

Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the band’s vibrant and catchy original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new heights.

The Often Herd will be selling their newly released, self-titled debut EP.  

Regular listeners will know these lads from their days as The Kentucky Cowtippers.

Born in Horsforth, Leeds but Made in Newcastle! Dave has been a major part of our North East music scene since the late 60s as the front man with several bands and a founder member of the world famous Killingworth Sword Dancers.  Not only our Master of ceromonies tonight but Dave works tirelessly behind the scenes helping with organisation and logistics to make sure the evening runs smoothly.

Sorry, sold out.

If you’d like to be on the list for any cancellations please ring 07720 193569

The Geordie Hour The Often Herd The Acoustic Beatles

Billy Mitchell

Ruth LambertBilly Mitchell

Ruth Lambert

Ruth is a talented and versatile jazz singer who has established herself in recent years as one of the UK’s most classy and distinctive jazz vocalists. Balancing a voice of warmth and maturity with spark and charisma, Ruth is in her element whether fronting a big band or working with one or two other musicians to create a more intimate vibe.

As well as her own trio and band, Ruth is the vocalist with the Customs House Big Band. She is also in demand as a vocal tutor and is the voice coach on the Bachelor of Music degree course at the Sage, Gateshead, and also at Newcastle University.

Tonight it’s Ruth and her guitar and some chilled out songs from her massive repertoire.

A regular voice on The Geordie Hour since day one either as front man with Lindisfarne, The Callies or Jack The Lad, Billy is currently touring venues up and down the country with The Lindisfarne Story and The Pitmen Poets.

You may also have seen him as  one half of comedy duo Maxie and Mitch and as a regular feature at all the Sunday for Sammy concerts.  

As a singer songwriter Billy has produced some great albums with his own band. Tonight he performs solo and who knows what songs he’ll choose from that illustrious history to entertain us with. There’ll be a few old favourites we’re sure.

Dave Normanton