We’re often asked where there are local ukulele classes for complete beginners and more advanced players. Learn to play your ukulele at local, reasonably priced courses starting very soon. They’re run by a lovely lady called Diane who hosts them in Seaton Sluice & Bedlington. Places are limited so don’t delay, call us at enjoymuzic for Diane’s contact details on 0191 2966544. No need to read music! You will need your own ukulele but we have some great quality beginner ukes in stock now.
The BBC has it all covered. Live streams, play back features, full sets, interviews and more. Head over to the BBC Glastonbury website to check out all their coverage. It’s broadcasting on television via BBC too so do not fear if you’re not a massive fan of streaming on the computer.
Here are 5 bands we think you shouldn’t miss…
PIXIES Saturday – Other Stage 21.00 -22.00
The first return to Glastonbury for the Pioneering American Indie band Pixies since they last played Glasto back in 1989. They might have replaced Kim Deal on bass guitar but they still sound fantastic. If you haven’t heard the Pixies or watched them live they are worth it, I know I was lucky enough to see them last October. You will not be disappointed.
Warpaint – Other Stage, Saturday 15.00 – 16.00
4 piece female band who will entice you into their wonderful dizzy world of vocal harmonies and dreamy guitars. They can also pack a punch when needed. Everyone who I have spoken to said they were great. I agree with them.
Check them out here…
Mogwai The Park Stage Saturday 23.00 – 12.15
The Scottish post rock rockers are back. Experimental, majestically mind bending, well worth their headline slot. It’s one not to be missed.
Dolly Parton – Sunday – Pyramid stage – 15.30 – 16.20
There isn’t much to say as Dolly has spoken for her self in a career that can only be matched by a few. She is GOD so get your cowboy boots on, get into the mud and dance from 9 till 5 (mainly 15.30 – 16.20 though!)
Newton Faulkner Friday – Avalon Stage, 21.45 – 22.45
This man is a dreadlocked wizard on acoustic guitar. Back that up with a smashing voice and a top song writing abilities you have an hour of pure acoustic bliss.
If you want try some more of this year’s hottest bands and other artists including poets and dancers, here’s the BBC’s own pick of the crop…
There are heaps of events and concerts all weekend at Sage Gateshead, late night Jazz at the Jazz Cafe Newcastle tonight and tomorrow and free concerts on the concourse on Sunday afternoon & early evening. This is a massive date in the jazz calendar and includes Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Jazz North and loads of big name artists. If you love jazz, this is a weekend of absolute heaven – if you don’t, go along anyway and discover the right jazz sound for you!
Here’s just one of the fab numbers from last year to give you a taster…
For more info and tickets visit the Sage Gateshead Events Page
Anything that promotes new music, local bands and opportunities for groups looking to widen their audience is a good thing. You don’t often find bands who go to this level of trouble to do it themselves. However, as any band knows, promoters, record labels and agents come and go so taking control of getting the word out there is a smart move on the part of this indie band and their new record shop-come-gig-venue Pop Recs Ltd in Sunderland. Nice one guys!