Sage Gateshead is offering an eclectic programme next week (week commencing 26 March) for music lovers of all tastes.
Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook brings his solo show to Sage Two on 27 March.
The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, celebrate 40 years of the band’s iconic Rumours album on 29 March in Sage One.
Folk Award nominees Lady Maisery showcase their multi-instrumental compositions and flawless harmonies in Sage Two on 1 April.
Tickets are still available for these shows and more, taking place week commencing 26 March.
Glenn Tilbrook plus Charlie Austen
Tuesday 27 March, 8pm, Sage Two
It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. 45 years later, they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers.
Glenn Tilbrook’s solo shows have continued to rise in popularity with his 2016 tour selling out all but a couple of shows. The reasons for this are a combination of consummately professional, yet distinctly personal performances, the familiarity of those wonderful Squeeze songs – both new and old, and the occasional spontaneous interpretation of a respected song by another artist.
Newcastle International Chamber Music Series
Wednesday 28 March, 7.30pm, Sage Two
- Haydn String Quartet, Op.76 No.6
- Britten String Quartet No.2
- Schubert String Quartet in A minor
Newcomers to the series, this prizewinning young ensemble ends with Schubert’s haunting Quartet in A minor.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Thursday 29 March, 7.30pm, Sage One
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2018 with a brand new show celebrating 40 years of the iconic Rumours album.
Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offer a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved bands of all time.
Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
Secret Sisters plus Danni Nicholls
Thursday 29 March, 8pm, Sage Two
There are two ways of handling a dangerous, raging river: you can surrender and let it carry you away, or you can swim against the flow.
For the Secret Sisters, there was a point after the release of their last record when they could have chosen to do neither, instead sinking to the bottom, as the weight of the world washed away their dreams.
They went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, filing bankruptcy and almost permanently trading harmonies for housecleaning.
But there’s a mythical pull to music that kept sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers moving forward, and they came out with a biting and beautiful third LP, You Don’t Own Me Anymore.
The album is a document of hardship and redemption, of pushing forward when it would be so much easier to drown in grief. It’s also a story about how passion and pure artistry can be the strongest sort of salvation. How art is left, like perfect grains of sand, when everything else has washed away.
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St John Passion
Friday 30 March, 7pm, Sage One
- Harry Bicket conductor
- Louise Alder soprano
- James Hall countertenor
- Joshua Ellicott tenor
- Mark Stone bass
- Royal Northern Sinfonia
- Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
- J S Bach St John Passion
A Good Friday performance of Bach’s dramatic Passion. Composed for this day in 1724, the St John is the earlier of Bach’s two surviving Passions, blending the theatrical with the devotional in a masterful account of Christ’s betrayal, trial and crucifixion.
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker plus Samantha Whates
Friday 30 March, 7.45pm, Northern Rock Foundation Hall
With the release of Overnight, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have brought us an album of wonder and depth.
The classic quality of these songs, the meticulous beauty of the arrangements, the blanket-warm production and perfect pairing of exquisite vocals and virtuosic guitar is the culmination of everything these idiosyncratically talented musicians have been working towards since they first met.
Folkworks: Lady Maisery
Sunday 1 April, 8pm, Sage Two
In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.
Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song.
Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery’s distinctive harmonies, sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality.
Since the release of their debut album in 2011, Weave and Spin, Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio. Their second album, Mayday, a darker and more politically coloured record, cemented their growing reputation as a truly unique band on the English folk scene.