Opening Times
Box Office

This week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

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Opening Times:
Box Office

This week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

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Backstage: #24 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jon Boden and Elliot Galvin

27 Minutes

Episode 24

Backstage:#24 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jon Boden and Elliot Galvin

Pop queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English folk star Jon Boden and exciting young jazz pianist Elliot Galvin are our guests this month.

Some of the most successful performers are the shapeshifters – the artists who can reimagine their songs for all kinds of line-up from big bands to duos and trios… from playing solo to fronting a full blown orchestra. In this episode of Backstage, Sophie Ellis-Bextor describes what it’s like to sing her disco and house hits in front of a conductor; folk singer-songwriter Jon Boden explains why he loves flipping from performing solo tours to taking big bands like Bellowhead and the Remnant Kings on the road; and we ask pianist Elliot Galvin why he keeps returning to the classic jazz trio.


Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.