Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce three new shows that are on sale now. Highlights include musical legend Randy Newman, and swing sensation The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Special Guests Swing Time Jivers & Polka Dot Dolls
Sunday 14 January 2018, 3pm, Sage One
The Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Ray McVay present the very best in swing music with the World’s Greatest Big Band. Featuring the energetic Swing Time Jivers and The Polka Dot Dolls singing the songs of The Andrews Sisters. Come and join us and get … In the Mood.
Monday 12 March 2018, 7.30pm, Sage One
Following the release of Dark Matter, his first album of new material in nine years, Randy Newman will be performing at Sage Gateshead as part of his European tour on Monday March 12.Monday March 12.
The tour includes only three UK shows – at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on March 8, Gateshead’s Sage on March 12, and London’s Palladium on March 14 – as well as performances in Germany and Ireland.
Newman began recording in 1968 with a self-titled album. Throughout the 1970s, he released several other acclaimed albums such as 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. He began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s, and his work includes all three Toy Story pictures, A Bug’s Life, and Cars 3.
Most recently Nonesuch released The Randy Newman Songbook, comprising solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman’s five-decade career. His many honours include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 – the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Newman also was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in 2014.
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Wednesday 21 March 2018, 8pm, Sage Two
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.
Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.
Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ‘Hidden People’ & ‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’, fans of acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next.
With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.