Enjoy three short solo performances filmed in unusual locations in and around Sage Gateshead, giving new perspectives and angles of the building.
Performing are Anna Hughes, Georgia May and TOMMY, three singer-songwriters / instrumentalists based in the North East. Each perform self-penned songs rooted in the classic sounds of folk and soul, with a fresh twist reflecting the present day.
Artists will be available online to do a Q&A with audience members in the chat during the stream.
Anna Hughes is a fiddle player, singer and composer based in Newcastle. She studied Folk and Traditional Music at Newcastle University, with a year in Finland after being accepted to study at The Sibelius Academy. Intrigued by simplicity and beauty, Anna is committed to finding a personal relationship with folk music. Having lived in many places in the UK is intrinsically linked to her connection to traditional music – its ability to create a sense of home and belonging is something she seeks to incorporate into her work.
Georgia May is a Lo-fi Soulful vocalist, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne with Nigerian roots. Her sound is defined by soothing timbres exposing contrasting emotions of lust and heartache with a poetic lyrical narrative. She’s heavily influenced by 90’s hip hop, RnB and acoustic soul.
Like Joe Cocker before him, Tommy Evans is a skinny boy from the north of England who sings like he grew up in the gospel churches of the Deep South. Inspired by soul legends Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the folk revivalists of the 60s and 70s – Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Willy Nelson – Tommy draws on the timeless traditions of folk, country and soul, penning original songs that twist the old into a reflection of the present. After years of touring the UK and Europe with Newcastle’s acclaimed folk-rock band Holy Moly & The Crackers, Tommy strikes out on his own, with one foot on the platform and the other on the train.
This concert is being streamed for free in support of Sage Gateshead’s ongoing three-year Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance fundraising campaign which was set up in response to the urgent financial challenge presented by Covid-19.
This campaign aims to safeguard Sage Gateshead and the wide range of work we do and will ensure that we’re able to continue our ongoing commitment to artist development.
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