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Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard Musical

Consett-born actress and singer Zoe Birkett can't wait to play in front of a home crowd at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Billy J. Kramer

Sixties legend Billy J. Kramer returns to the North East

He emerged from the Sixties music scene that also gave us The Beatles but Billy J. Kramer is still going strong and has a new album

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Folk award winners Roberts and Lakeman head for Seahouses B&B

The latest gig at an extraordinary guest house and live music venue will feature two of folk's most accomplished performers

Rick Wakeman

Review: Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Rick Wakeman showed he is a seasoned performer with a night of music and storytelling at Sage Gateshead

Squeeze's Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook

Squeeze set for Sage Gateshead gig as they head out on tour with John Cooper Clarke

A night of words and music is on the cards when Squeeze take to Sage Gateshead's Hall One with a famous punk poet

Sage Gateshead

Review: This is the Day - Inspiration Choir and Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead

Royal occasions over the years provided the inspiration for the latest Inspiration Choir concert on Tyneside


North East bands on LA-based label perform at o2 Academy showcase

The Kill/Hurts label signed three of the region's up-and-comers and has teamed up with the Alpha night at the venue to showcase its acts

Violinist Bradley Creswick

Review: Unfinished Business, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead

The Royal Northern Sinfonia gave leader Bradley Creswick a platform to dazzle in a concert conducted by Richard Farnes

The Tiger Lillies fronted by Martyn Jacques

Martyn Jacques reflects on 25 years of The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies, a band that enjoys being just a little bit grim, is bringing its distinctive brand of dark humour to Durham's Gala

Reverend and the Makers

Acts announced for inaugural Lindisfarne Music Festival

Musicians from the North East and further afield will entertain at the inaugural music festival near Holy Island

Paloma Faith at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: Paloma Faith at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Paloma wields her Brit Award and a political soulmate at sell-out Metro Radio Arena - and still keeps the crowd on side

Music duo Hyde and Beast

Three of the North East's top bands set to headline Evolution Emerging

Lisbon, Hyde & Beast and Shades will be among the 40 acts playing across nine venues over one day of live music in May

Joan Armatrading

Review: Joan Armatrading at Sage Gateshead

Seasoned entertainer Joan Armatrading shared her music and her memories in an impressive Sage performance

Sir Thomas Allen

Review: John Wilson's Sunday Afternoons with Thomas Allen at the Sage Gateshead

Local lads John Wilson and Thomas Allen put in a wonderful performance in front of a packed Hall One at Sage Gateshead

Rachel and Becky Unthank

Review: The Unthanks' homecoming gig at Newcastle City Hall

The Unthanks' spellbinding harmonies win over their hometown crowd as they promote new album Mount the Air

Spandau Ballet at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Review: Spandau Ballet at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

30 years on from their heyday, Spandau Ballet finally win over our reviewer Graeme Whitfield

Country singer Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter to make his Sage Gateshead debut

Nathan Carter is a bright young talent in the musical sub-genre known as Irish and Country

Irish rockers The Answer

Classic rockers The Answer will take to the stage at The Riverside in Newcastle

The Answer have been the next big thing in classic rock for more than a decade but is the luck of the Irish band about to change?

Rock band Europe

Review: Europe and Black Star Riders, Newcastle 02 Academy

Simon Rushworth enjoyed a relaxed, confident and Geordie-sprinkled performance on Tyneside from the veteran rockers

Lionel Richie in concert

Review: Lionel Richie: All the Hits, All Night Long at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

The music legend returned to Tyneside with a back catalogue of classics to play including Easy, Three Times a Lady and Hello