Latest posts by Molly Chard (see all)
- Evil Blizzard – Sound It Out/Georgian Theatre Stockton – 24-10-15 - October 26, 2015
- PREVIEW: The Prodigy / Public Enemy – Metro Radio Arena Newcastle – 26-11-15 - September 21, 2015
- Spector – Sound It Out Records Stockton – 25-8-15 - August 27, 2015
See you at the next gig.....
Part time crime-fighter and music hack, full time idiot and football obsessive.
Spent several years working in record stores in my younger days, and probably several years since nosing around them.
Liable to sing Neil Diamond songs at karaoke if left unattended.
Latest posts by Colin McCann (see all)
- Amber Arcades – Sage Gateshead – 25-10-16 - October 28, 2016
- Steve Mason – Riverside Newcastle – 10-10-16 - October 13, 2016
- Lloyd Cole – Tyne Theatre and Opera House Newcastle – 7-10-16 - October 10, 2016
Latest posts by Joe Fowler (see all)
- Riwaindo – Haioka - December 6, 2016
- Just Being Me – Myles Sanko - October 28, 2016
- Smoove & Turrell – Wylam Brewery Newcastle – 7-10-16 - October 10, 2016
Latest posts by Jess Volpe (see all)
- The Navigator – Hurray For The Riff Raff - February 23, 2017
- Hurray For The Riff Raff – Cluny 2 Newcastle – 19-1-17 - February 5, 2017
- Lindisfarne – Newcastle City Hall – 22-12-16 - December 23, 2016
Owner of the actual clock that Bill Haley used to rock around.
Always having to give Electric Wizard 50p for the meter.
Gave Heartbreak Hotel a five star review on Trip Advisor.
Latest posts by Nick Wesson (see all)
- Surveillance – Vanishing Life - November 10, 2016
- Preview – Slurs – The Northumberland Arms Newcastle – 15-10-16 - October 12, 2016
- Preview – Freakwater – Cluny – 13-10-16 - September 6, 2016
I am an avid music fan and have a propensity for writing about my favourite genres of music. I hope to pursue a career in Journalism and am off to university this year. My musical taste is about as extensive as the Amazon River.
Bald, bearded, rock nerd with a serious photography habit. I can be regularly spotted at gigs around Newcastle; alternative, punk and and bit of metal. I've covered shows, tours and festivals around the UK.
I'm mainly known for my music photography project GJB Performance Photography, which ran from early 2012 to July 2015.
Now photoing for Blank Slate Creative Photography, based in Newcastle. Alongside covering shows for NE:MM.
Latest posts by Graeme Baty (see all)
- PREVIEW: Deathcrusher – Northumbria University – 28-10-15 - September 9, 2015
- Fall Of Troy – O2 Academy Newcastle – 17-08-15 - August 21, 2015
- INTERVIEW: Retriever - August 20, 2015
Latest posts by Andrew Fletcher (see all)
- Melanfonie – Emika - January 17, 2017
- Gurre-Lieder – Arnold Schoenberg – Bergen Philharmonic - November 8, 2016
- Handel’s Messiah – Sir Andrew Davis - November 6, 2016
I also ride horses and can shoot a bow and arrow. One day I fully intend to bring these talents into conjunction with one another.
Latest posts by Lindsay Hannon (see all)
- They Might Be Giants – Riverside Newcastle – 28-1-16 - January 30, 2016
- Only The Now – Tom Robinson - October 5, 2015
- Hermits On Holiday – DRINKS - August 13, 2015
Although my musical tastes are considerably heavier than most, I have an appreciation for everyone, from Elton John to Megadeth. When I'm not reading through my old Kerrang Magazines and playing the latest Municipal Waste cassettes, I'll attempt to give you my perspective on the music to impact Newcastle and the North East. I hope you enjoy my opinions, but even if you don't, I'd still encourage you to read them!
Latest posts by Laura Ball (see all)
- Preview – Orchestra North East – Durham Cathedral – 8-10-16 - September 29, 2016
- Opera North, Die Walküre – Sage Gateshead –6-7-16 - July 8, 2016
- The Evening Hour – The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge - February 29, 2016
Latest posts by Paul Brown (see all)
A few years back I started doing something I never thought I could - writing about classical music. Encouraged by the lovely team at NE:MM I've spent the time since revelling in live performances at the Sage, as well as Corbridge and Durham, and extolling the wonderful virtues of CDs I could not afford to buy. Through NE:MM I've even been introduced to opera, my once hated nemesis!
In the rest of my not-so-spare time, I play the violin locally in the New Tyneside Orchestra and Orchestra North East.
The best bit about all of this? Reading what all the other contributors write about their specialist genre. I learn so much!
Latest posts by Katie Lodge (see all)
- Samling Academy – Sage Gateshead – 23-10-16 - October 30, 2016
- Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1, Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ – Sir John Eliot Gardiner with the LSO - August 19, 2016
- Grażyna Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets – Silesian Quartet - July 21, 2016
I started writing for NE:MM back in 2013, after spending a happy three years living in Newcastle and graduating from a music degree at Newcastle University, studying all sorts of music from rock, to music in the Holocaust, to classical music. After this I moved to Manchester to do a postgraduate teaching degree and I'm now working in the Highlands, teaching woodwind instruments in various schools.
I love all sorts of music, but you'll mainly find me in the classical section of the blog writing reviews on new releases.
Latest posts by Emma Longmuir (see all)
- Gumboots – David Bruce | Clarinet Quintet – Brahms - May 11, 2016
- The Captive Nightingale – Elena Xanthoudakis - March 3, 2016
- Scriabin/Mussorgsky – Alessio Bax - August 25, 2015
Latest posts by Geoff Scott (see all)
- David Gray – Sage Gateshead – 17-12-16 - December 19, 2016
- Pete Wylie – Westgarth Social Club Middlesbrough – 17-11-16 - November 21, 2016
- Interview: Pete Wylie of The Mighty Wah! - October 26, 2016
I've always enjoyed writing, and I fell into reviewing about five years ago when the classical music website Bachtrack happened to be looking for someone to cover a concert in Durham. Since then, I've written regularly for Bachtrack, the Northern Echo, NE:MM and in 2013 I founded Music in Durham, a concert listing and review site for classical music in Durham. My greatest love is baroque music, particularly Handel.
When I'm not writing, playing, singing or running Durham Singers' publicity, I have a day job in international sales, and in 2012 I wrote and published a book about my favourite Russian author, called "Dostoevsky's Russians".
Latest posts by Jane Shuttleworth (see all)
- FEATURE: Lars Vogt - January 1, 2016
- PREVIEW: Haydn: The Creation – The Durham Singers – Durham Cathedral – 21-11-15 - October 16, 2015
- Anacréon – Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment - September 14, 2015
Business Development for Shapeshifter Films: a video director collective producing music videos for numerous major (and local) artists and businesses.
Brass band trombonist and an alternative folk rock band guitarist.
Latest posts by David Smith (see all)
- 65 Days Of Static – Newcastle University – 17-11-16 - November 18, 2016
- Preview: 65 Days Of Static – Newcastle University – 17-11-16 - August 25, 2016
- PVRIS – Riverside Newcastle – 3-4-16 - April 7, 2016
I wrote a book about music once. It's called "The Great Cassette Experiment" and you can buy it for your Kindle. I'm busy writing another one. And the one after that one will almost certainly be a biography of the German genius behind Boney M and Milli Vanilli, Frank Farian.
I was 50 years old when I wrote this, however by the time you read it I will be at least 51.
Latest posts by Les Aitch (see all)
- The Brand New Heavies – Hoochie Coochie Newcastle – 21-11-15 - November 23, 2015
- Soweto Kinch – Hoochie Coochie Newcastle – 25-9-15 - September 28, 2015
- PREVIEW: Soweto Kinch – Hoochie Coochie Newcastle – 25-9-15 - August 29, 2015
Latest posts by Nad Khan (see all)
- Swans – Northumbria University Newcastle – 12-10-16 - October 16, 2016
- Wild Beasts – Northumbria University Newcastle – 8-10-16 - October 12, 2016
- Space – Newmoon - October 9, 2016
I started NE:MM as a magazine back in August 2013 and took it online in March 2014. I have always had a passion for music, and a desire to help popularise music of the type I loved. That led me to promote as 'The Outsider' and 'Common People' until recently and who knows, the promoter bug may bite again soon. As I age I find my own tastes developing and so my enthusiasm now extends to classical, jazz/funk and metal, whereas it used to sit squarely in the pop/indie/folk box. I hope it's infectious and through the efforts of the many volunteer contributors to NE:MM I hope it helps you find new music that you can feel passionate about too.
I now venture into writing, to further my quest into the realms of aural extremity, and to quell the literary beast within.
I hope I can make you slightly smirk but not quite laugh.
Latest posts by Victoria Ling (see all)
- For A Moment, I Was Lost – Amber Run - February 5, 2017
- Martha Hill – The Jazz Cafe Newcastle – 15-12-16 - December 19, 2016
- Ayanna Witter Johnson – Jazz Cafe Newcastle – 9-12-16 - December 11, 2016
I'm a reader, teacher, listener, musician and now writer living and sometimes working in Newcastle.
I've taught English Language and Literature in High Schools for 10 years and hold a PGCE, B.A and MA in English, English Teaching and Media.
I'm a musician and write songs and perform for So What Robot.
My aim with this blog is to become a better writer and communicate my own opinions whilst developing and discovering a writing style of my own.
Played tenor sax with Newcastle Big Band which had Sting on bass in 1970's.
Worked as musical instrument salesperson in J.G. Windows Ltd of Central Arcade until early retirement in 2000.
Met up again with Sting at 2005 big band reunion.
Currently blogmaster of North East jazz blog - Bebop Spoken Here.
I’m mostly attracted to Jazz music in all of its forms, along with Blues, Greig, Messiaen, Stockhausen, Piazzolla, Bryars, The Third Programme, Late Junction, and BBC Radio 6 etc etc.
Basically I like much of the variety of contemporary music of the Modern Era and like to be inspired or surprised by it.I really enjoy live music performances, but Jazz is my main thing, along with contemporary organ music (live at Durham Cathedral) and the Unthanks.I’ve met people with similarly diverse tastes, and don’t worry too much about genres and where they belong. When I like it, I enjoy it !
Hobbies / interests include music, photography, real ales, walking, fresh air.
Latest posts by Helen Mitchell (see all)
- The Shires – Sage Gateshead – 6-12-16 - December 9, 2016
- Underhill Rose – Live Theatre Newcastle – 19-11-16 - November 23, 2016
- Applewood Road – Sage Gateshead – 14-11-16 - November 17, 2016