Tea? Totally.

The first live music event of the year at The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough is on Sunday 27th January and comes in the shape of a FREE GIG from Dressed Like Wolves and The Broken Broadcast. We’re too good to you!

2012 saw The Olde Young Tea House play host to some incredible live music from the likes of Cattle & Cane, The Lake Poets, To Kill A King, Africa Express, Evelyn Burke, Chris T-T, The Daydream Club, By Toutatis, Franz Nicolay, Bob Fischer and many more. To kick off 2013, we thought we’d put on a free gig from two of our favourite Tea-Side acts:

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Teas me, teas me, teas me, baby.

The last tea shop gig was brilliant, wasn’t it!? Brown Hound James was on great form – can’t wait for his debut album. The Dugong covers were a particular treat.

Next tea shop gig promises to be equally brilliant. Tickets on sale now. Thanks to Lyndsay, as always, for the lovely poster:

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We Are Open

Remember when I organised that gig poster exhibition in a pop-up-shop? It was good that, wasn’t it. Well, I talked a bit about Pop-Up Shops and the We Are Open scheme in The Guardian the other day – imagine that. Carli from The Olde Young Tea House was also featured; up the Boro.

Dodgy scan here:

The Guardian

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Tea will rock you.

Sometimes I put on lovely little gigs at a tea shop in Middlesbrough.

Here’s a great video by Jodie Canwell of the Evelyn Burke gig from last February:

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Tea will rock you.

Just put another couple of tea shop gigs on sale. You should probably buy a ticket or two…

Cattle & Cane (acoustic) + Sara Dennis
Sunday 6th May 2012
The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough
7:30pm – £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/165076 or the tea shop

Join Joe, Helen and Frank Hammill of Cattle & Cane for a completely unplugged gig in the intimate setting of Middlesbrough’s The Olde Young Tea House.

Their music is indelibly marked by a sepia-tinted, timeless quality – that could just as easily have emerged from pre-war America as post-millenium Teesside.

Grizzled stalwarts of the North East England musical fraternity are already declaring them the best young band they’ve seen for many a moon, with a breathtaking ability to shift the hardest of hearts with their perfect, soaring harmonies.

Support comes from singer/songwriter Sara Dennis, whose debut album Driftwood is out soon.

No alcohol. Just tea and cakes.

* Please note that this is a standing event with very limited seating available *

William K.J. Anderson (DARTZ/Algiers) + Bob Fischer
Sunday 3rd June 2012
The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough
7:30pm – £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/165077 or the tea shop

Born and raised in East Cleveland but now living in Sheffield, William K.J. Anderson is best known for previously being one third of DARTZ! and currently being one half of Algiers.

Armed simply with his acoustic guitar, William’s solo output is a far cry from that of his bands, with comparisons to artists as varied as Geoff Farina, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine, Skip James and Ben Gibbard regularly being thrown around.

Having shared stages with the likes of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Beth Jeans Houghton and Hyde & Beast last year, William will be performing his first solo gig of 2012 in the intimate surroundings of Middlesbrough’s The Olde Young Tea House.

Support comes from the wonderful Bob Fischer Trio…

No alcohol. Just tea and cakes.

* Please note that this is a standing event with very limited seating available *

Elaine Palmer album launch.

After three brilliant sold out gigs at The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough, I’m pleased to announce that the next one will be on Sunday 1st April and is the album launch gig for Elaine Palmer and her new record ‘Fire and Flames.’

Support comes from Collectors Club frontman Joe Smithson, whose solo stuff is a bit of alright:

Tickets on sale now either in real life from the tea house or online from We Got Tickets: