Around this time of year, lots of people are talking new music. Honestly, it’s quite brilliant. It gets people like us a little giddy, as the focus is squarely on new bands and musicians. You hear lots of words thrown around like “horizon”, “tips”, “ones-to-watch”, “futuresounds”. At the Sage in Gateshead this weekend, you can add the following to that list: New Year, New Artists.
Produced in association with Narc magazine – a very good little alternative music/culture print for Newcastle and the North East – New Year, New Artists will see sixteen artists all crammed in to the Sage in Gateshead across Friday evening & Saturday (27-28th January).
Saturday afternoon will host a diverse range of genres including indie, folk, jazz and classical. Featured between 12-6pm are Viennese pianist Christopher Park, award-winning sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun, clarinettist Horácio Ferreira, Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Talisk, Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili, European Young Jazz Artist of the Year Award winner Elliot Galvin, and London-born violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen.
The Saturday evening bill includes former Amazing Sessions guest Amythyst Kiah, rising R&B/pop/funk crossover duo Bossy Love, and electronic/acoustic wonder Anna Meredith – who won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year Award for her debut LP, Varmints.
Tickets for New Year, New Artists are available now – with combined Saturday afternoon/evening costing £21.50. Individual Friday evening & Saturday sessions are also available – get your hands on those here. Don’t forget to check out the February edition of Narc magazine – available in 200 outlets across the North East, and completely free!