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We're so very sorry to report that tomorrow night's near sell-out gig at Percy Park RFC in North Shields with Steve Pledger and Ma Polaine's Great Decline has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen construction work taking place at the venue. This has been entirely out of the hands and control of both the promoter and the artists and we are all very disappointed to have been forced to make the unavoidable decision to pull the event.
Full refunds will be issued to all who've bought tickets and all concerned hope that we'll get to see many of you again very soon.
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) In late 2019, Steve put out his first live release, a 7 track mini-album titled 'Alone In The Dark' which was very well-received and featured on Roots & Fusion's list of '25 essential Albums of 2019'. His live music initiative, 'On Trust Events', which was launched earlier on in the year was nominated in the 'Innovation' category of FATEA Magazine's annual awards. 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 Steve Pledger tour dates
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 Ma Polaine's Great Decline tour dates
Percy Park RFC
- Preston Avenue
- North Shields
- NE30 2BE
- 0191 2575710
Steve Pledger image © Neil King - Fatea