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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Whitel Lies, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and LeAnn Rimes

Here’s our seventh round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Band of Horses, White Lies and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

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The Handsome Family are returning to Gateshead this month.

Handsome Family can be seen plugging Unseen on tour this month

Their latest album might be called Unseen, but US alternative country act the Handsome Family are anything but seldom seen in these parts.

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Aladdin Sane - one of the tribute acts at the Fake Festival which is coming to Tynemouth

Touring festival is back

The UK’s only touring tribute festival is back and is celebrating its 11th year this summer, starting with an event in Tynemouth.

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Brook Miller

Whitley Bay teen in Open Mic final

A Whitley Bay teenager has made it to the national final of a singing competition.

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Dale Mason, Festival on the Wall founder and director. Picture by Craig Connor / North News & Pictures.

Global music stars lined up for new regional festival

Global music stars are heading to the region for a major music festival that could challenge the likes of Glastonbury.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.

Live review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at Playhouse Whitley Bay

Railways over here don’t enjoy anything like the cachet that they do in the US.

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Duo’s tale from West End

Duo’s tale from West End

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back with a date at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

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Junior Turner.

Wallsend’s Junior scoops a US music award

Wallsend singer ‘Junior’ Turner, has picked up a prestigious award at the USA Independent Music Radio Awards.

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North east band STAN release tribute to home city

North east band STAN release tribute to home city

It’s common for musicians to release songs about lifelong love affairs, but for one north east band the subject isn’t about a lover, it’s about their passion for Newcastle.

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Learn the basics of guitar with musician

A six-week guitar course will start on Thursday night in Tynemouth.

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Sting

Sting 'saddened and distressed' by reports of illegal immigrants working on his luxury estate

Sting has said he is "saddened and distressed" amid reports that illegal migrants were discovered working on his luxury wine-producing Italian estate.

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Music, puppets and more

Music, puppets and more

A stellar line-up will be taking to the stage at a North Tyneside theatre over the coming weeks.

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Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell

Taking Lindisfarne to sea

Ahead of their upcoming gig on DFDS’s North Sea Sounds event, we spoke to Lindisfarne’s Ray Laidlaw.

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Professor Robert Winston

Fine line-up at Playhouse

Comedy, music and unusually genetics will be on stage at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay, over the coming weeks.

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A fitting tribute to a musical legend

A tribute to a musical legend will be on stage at a Whitley Bay venue later this month.

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Buskers on the Shields Ferry. Picture by Craig Leng.

Funds from Shields Ferry festival

There was rock n’ rolling on the river as buskers took to the Shields Ferry.

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Nick Cave at work on his latest album.

Nick Cave offering Thursday night at the movies

Alternative rock veteran Nick Cave is no stranger to the cinema, having taken bit parts in films including 1989’s Ghosts of the Civil Dead and 1991’s Johnny Suede and scripted others such as 2005’s The Proposition and 2012’s Lawless.

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Johnny Hates Jazz....but loves Bedlington

Ahead of topping the bill at 'Northumberland Live at Bedlington' this coming Saturday, lead singer of Johnny Hates Jazz, Clark Datchler has sent a message to North-East music fans from the other side of the world.

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St Thomas More School sign-North Shields.

Women’s chorus holds open night

A women’s choir is holding an open evening to showcase its talents and attract new members.

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