From The Glasshouse
From the Glasshouse brings you a garden of musical delights including homegrown talent, wildflowers from further afield, and brand new music which has been lovingly nurtured in our iconic glass building.
Expect special one-off performances, intimate sets, the occasional surprise guest and a cosy and relaxed feel. Offering up a place for you to discover your new favourite artist from folk to pop and everything in between, all for a price that you decide!
This month’s leafy line-up for From the Glasshouse #1 features: alt-pop artist Nadedja who will be playing an extended set, the harmonious folk quartet Balter and singer-songwriter MG Boulter. Keep a look out for From The Glasshouse #2 coming in November – line-up will be announced soon!
If you caught the short performances filmed in unusual corners of Sage Gateshead in our Sage Sessions series, join us for this new, live version on the main stage.
This concert has Pay What You Decide for seats on all levels so you choose how much you pay for your ticket.
From The Glasshouse #2
To be announced soon.
Collecting stories from a life led across Brazil, North America and the UK, Nadedja’s song writing is soulful, truly inspiring and utterly unique. Her dreamy sound emerges from beautiful alt-pop soundscapes, mellow keys, intoxicating electronics and breath-taking vocals. It’s the perfect framework to highlight her inspiring storytelling; the kind of reflective, open and heartfelt lyricism you’d expect from such a unique life story. Described as “classy, dynamic and impressive”, Nadedja’s music has always had the power to mesmerise and captivate audiences – an uncanny, intrinsic talent first visible as a 12-year-old songwriter.
Since the release of her latest singles in 2021, Nadedja has been awarded the esteemed Help Musicians ‘Do It Differently Fund’ and Sage Gateshead’s coveted ‘Summer Studios’ residency. She’s gained national radio airplay on BBC Radio 6, has been shortlisted as a Fresh Fave on Tom Robinson’s ‘Fresh on the Net’ blog and has been chosen as one of Spotlight UK’s ‘Upstarts of 2021’. Nadedja has been championed by BBC Introducing, appearing on BBC North East’s monthly playlist and BBC Sounds podcast, ‘The Next Episode’. She’s also been supported by Amazing Radio, as well as making waves across the world, performing live on Brazilian TV and gaining followers and thousands of streams from 78 different countries.
Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who have emerged from the music scene in Newcastle. Breaking free from traditional forms, Balter create through composed sets of traditional and original melodies and songs. The interplay between two fiddles, mandolin and accordion explores new textures and harmonic possibilities; gelled together with intricate arrangements.
Serving his apprenticeship in numerous bands in the hotbed of the Southend-on-Sea pub rock scene, M G has been quietly working at creating rich and evocative story songs since 2013. Garnering praise from reviewers like Uncut describing his work as “gorgeous in a word” and R2 listing him as “a weapons grade songwriter”, M G creates vignettes of suburban lives and seaside communities and is a contemporary voice in the long tradition of the singer-songwriter.
Often referred to as the artist’s artist M G has been a much sought after collaborator in the folk and Americana scenes, having significant tenures in the Simone Felice Group, The Duke and the King, Emily Portman’s Coracle Band, Blue Rose Code and The Owl Service.
Having previously released two albums and numerous EPs, Clifftown is M G’s most recent and complete work to date creating an immersive world rich with ordinary lives glimpsed through fairground grease and mindless 9 to 5 jobs. As much social commentary as an honest picture postcard of his hometown, Clifftown is an exquisite and life-affirming exploration of modern suburbia and the British seaside by one of the UK’s finest song writing talents.