Live In the North East's last gig of 2019 is a very special one featuring a double bill of exceptional artists.
Steve Pledger is a nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter who has increasingly been making his mark on the North East music scene since he moved to County Durham from Somerset two years ago.
Expect to be stirred, roused and emotionally engaged by lyrics that will have you cheering one moment and wiping away a tear the next.
Ma Polaine's Great Decline made such an impression with their début North Shields gig earlier in the year that a quick return was inevitable.
Beth Packer's extraordinary voice is underpinned by Clinton Hough's atmospheric and restrained guitar playing. Jazz? Blues? Roots? Something of all those perhaps but theirs is a style uniquely their own: their songs are compelling, sometimes dark, always thought-provoking.
This will be an evening of fine musicianship from artists who defy conventional pigeon-holing and whose songs entertain and challenge. Don't miss it!
Award-winning acoustic singer/songwriter now based in North East of England with songs ranging from fragile reflections on love & loss to blistering protest & social commentary. Debut '14 Good Intentions' (2012) was followed by his breakthrough album 'Striking Matches In The Wind' (2015) & late 2016 the critically-acclaimed 'Somewhere Between' was released. Awarded Album Of The Year by FATEA Magazine and FolkWords (Solo Male category) it also featured on multiple 'Best of 2016' lists. His live performances continue to establish him as "Extraordinary!" (Folking.com) and "One of the UK's outstanding contemporary singer/songwriters.". (Live In The North East) R2 - 4/5 "The world would be a far better place with more of this stuff." (Americana-uk - 8/10) "An object lesson in the craft of contemporary songwriting." (fRoots Magazine) "The type of Folk singing that will long survive all of us." - (FolkWorld)
See 6 tour dates featuring Steve Pledger
Ma Polaine's Great Decline
Ma Polaine’s Great Decline take inspiration from the 1940's jazz of Billie Holiday, the delta blues of Howlin' Wolf and the genre sidestepping of Tom Waits with some good old-fashioned life experience,
See 4 tour dates featuring Ma Polaine's Great Decline
Percy Park RFC
- Preston Avenue
- North Shields
- NE30 2BE
- 0191 2575710
Steve Pledger / Ma Polaine's Great Decline image © Neil King - Fatea