Highlights include:

  • Stereophonics frontman and creative force – Kelly Jones
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel, American jazz guitarist entering the prime of his creative life
  • Psychedelic Krautrock band, Moon Duo
  • Inspiration Choir and Royal Northern Sinfonia, a unique ‘wall-of-sound’ Christmas experience
  • A regular on film sound tracks, including the James Bond and Harry Potter series, Mike Lovatt with Strictly Smokin’ Big Band

Kelly Jones – Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day Tour Plus The Wind and The Wave

Wednesday 11 September, 7pm

Following a hugely acclaimed sold-out run of solo shows; Stereophonics frontman and creative force, Kelly Jones has announced further dates to his Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day Tour for September 2019.

Heralded as one of the finest voices of his generation, Kelly Jones will give audiences a rare opportunity to see unique and intimate performances across an evening of storytelling and song craft.

Fans will hear a wide variety of music on the night, taken from the Stereophonics catalogue of ten albums and their 22+ years’ worth of music including some of the band’s rarely performed songs.  Songs from Kelly’s 2007 solo album Only The Names Have Been Changed will also feature, as well as some brand new songs, all delivered alongside Kelly’s storytelling and tales from along the way.

Kelly said, “I’ll be performing some old songs, lots of songs I don’t normally do, some new songs, songs that have inspired me and stories that have inspired me.  The tour is about overcoming things and moving on from obstacles and building strength from that.  I am looking forward to performing with some new musicians and creating some beautiful moments.”

Book Now: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/kelly-jones-dont-let-the-devil-take-another-day/


Kurt Rosenwinkel Bandit 65

Saturday 28 September, 7.45pm

Kurt Rosenwinkel is an American jazz guitarist, keyboardist, composer, bandleader, producer, educator and record label owner who came to prominence in the 1990s. He is recognised worldwide as one of the most influential guitarists and composers of the turn of the century. A natural innovator, Rosenwinkel’s music is deeply melodic and accessible while simultaneously working on the highest musical levels.

With a career spanning twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton.

Kurt Rosenwinkel is already an experienced veteran with many classic moments behind him and many important innovations on the guitar and as a bandleader and composer, yet it seems that he is just entering the prime of his creative life.

Book Now: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/kurt-rosenwinkel-bandit-65

Big Family Space Travel

Saturday 26 October, 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…Come along to the Northern Rock Foundation Hall at Sage Gateshead where you will join our friendly, live musicians/space travellers for an hour of music and dance that is out of this world!

Who knows where in space you will end up. Five…Four…Three…Two…One…Zoooooooooom!

Book Now: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/big-family-space-travel/

Moon Duo
Sunday 3 November, 7.45pm

San Francisco’s Moon Duo are a psychedelic Krautrock band with chilly electronic underpinnings and drones inspired by Spacemen 3, Silver Apples, and Suicide.

The group formed in 2009 and began issuing releases in short order, including the Love on the Sea 12″ on Sick Thirst, which they followed with the Killing Time EP on Sacred Bones.

Moon Duo made the jump to Woodsist for 2010’s full-length Escape, which offered the most expansive and melodic take on their trippy sounds yet. After touring nearly incessantly following that release, Moon Duo moved their operation to the Souterrain Transmissions imprint in Berlin for Mazes later in the year, recording the set at home in San Francisco and mixing it in Germany.

The album, released in the spring of 2011, followed widely acclaimed performances at SXSW; the band’s sound on that record focused more on tightly written (and brightly produced) songs with fixed drum machine-made motorik rhythms. The set also got the remix treatment later in the year with participation from Psychic Ills, Purling Hiss, and Sonic Boom, to name a few.

Book Now: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/moon-duo/

Folkworks: Andy May Trio
Saturday 30 November, 2pm (Relaxed), 8pm 

Three of the North East’s most sought after musicians, Andy May (Northumbrian pipes), Ian Stephenson (guitar) and Sophy Ball (fiddle), join forces to create a compelling, energetic instrumental act.

Join them in their shared musical home, as heard on their CD About Time, with old tunes from Northumberland, new compositions, and captivating arrangements. Expect tradition and innovation in equal measure, along with an entertaining mixture of history lessons, silly stories and sparkly shoes.

Book Now: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/andy-may-trio/

A Christmas Extavaganza – Inspiration Choir and Royal Northern Sinfonia
Sunday 15 December, 4pm

Inspiration Choir

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Music Director: Gary Griffiths

It’s our most favourite musical time of the year, when once again the massed voices of Inspiration and Royal Northern Sinfonia will join together in bringing you our unique ‘wall-of-sound’ Christmas experience. Inspiration’s blockbuster festive concert has established itself as a firm family favourite, and there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. Old friends join hands with new, in a way only Inspiration can.

Book Now: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/a-christmas-extravaganza-inspiration-choir-and-royal-northern-sinfonia/ 

Mike Lovatt with Strictly Smokin’ Big Band
Saturday 29 February, 2020 8pm

Mike Lovatt is a regular on film sound tracks, including the James Bond and Harry Potter series. He plays lead trumpet with the Grammy Nominated John Wilson Orchestra and the BBC Big Band who featured him in their Maynard Ferguson tribute show; other credits include the 2019 London West End revival of 42nd Street, Skelton-Skinner All Stars as well as recordings with Jamie Cullum and Elton John.

In this show, Michael Lamb’s  Strictly Smokin’ Big Band will host Mike in Hall 2 at Sage Gateshead and is sure to include some numbers from Mike’s album 56 Degrees North, which he recorded with Foden’s Brass Band and features arrangements by Colin Skinner. Mike also features on Seth McFarlane’s recording Once In A While.

Book Now: https://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/mike-lovatt/