Temples

Apologies for the lack of updates recently – I’ve been on too many holidays. I’m back in the real world now though, so keep checkin’ back!

After their unreal sell out gig at The Westgarth back in April, I’m absolutely buzzing to be bringing Temples back to Teesside! They’re headlining The Georgian Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees on Monday 19th August with support from the cream of the local crop Goy Boy McIlroy and Alistair Sheerin. Tickets are £8 in advance and are already selling well – early purchase strongly advised:

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Good gigs.

I’ve got some great gigs booked in over the next few weeks… even if I do say so myself! Get some tickets bought and come and have a nice time:

To Kill A King + Fran Muriel
The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough
Sunday 14th April – 3pm – All Ages – £5 adv
Tickets available from the tea house only.

Acoustic matinee gig from the wonderful To Kill A King:

More info: www.fb.com/events/412985832120317/

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JUST ANNOUNCED – GAZ COOMBES

Gaz Coombes

Like pretty much anybody else who grew up in the 90s, I was a big Supergrass fan – which means I’m very pleased to announce this new gig:

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The Fly

So yeah, that Field Music gig I put on the other week was amazing. They really are the best band around right now. Fact! Make sure you pick up their new album when it’s released in February – I’ve had the privilege of getting a sneak preview and blimey, it’s absolutely next level.

Anyroad, there’s a nice review of the gig in this month’s issue of The Fly and to be honest, I couldn’t have said it better myself:

Do It Yourself

On Wednesday 9th March, I’m going to be a panellist at a Generator and TMA event called Compact: DIY. I’ve done a couple of similar things recently including a BBC Introducing event as part of last year’s Stockton Riverside Festival and the feedback has been good, so if you’re in a local band, you should probably come down and ask some questions!

Here’s the blurb from the organisers:

Compact – Digital techniques for musicians and businesses

A series of events over two days at Stockton’s Green Dragon Studios aim to demystify digital techniques to make sure you can get the most out of the internet, email and social media – boosting your fanbase and selling your music.

Hosted by Generator and Tees Music Alliance on the 8-9 March people taking part get the chance to listen to experts explain how they market and sell music to online audiences. There are also opportunities for regional music businesses to get one-to-one advice.

DIY – do it yourself online
6-8pm

Panelists including Henry Carden (DARTZ!/Pay for the Piano), Nick Holden (get-ctrl/FanStar), Sebastian Mysko (Rising Digital) and Matthew Young (Song by Toad) discuss distributing and selling music online.

Topics covered include:

  • How to keep control of your IP
  • Delivering music direct to fans
  • E-commerce for artists and labels
  • How to make money from your music
  • Building your fanbase

Should be an interesting one. It’s free to attend but advance booking is recommended:

http://www.amiando.com/diyonline.html