YOU wait ages for a bus to come along. Then (if you’re lucky), a vintage one turns up and offers to take you on a tour of music venues which just happen to be hosting a clutch of sizzling Americana bands.
One Saturday, the third in this series of such vintage bus meanders will take its music-loving passengers to The Cluny, The Cluny Two and Gateshead’s Central Bar for an evening of relentless tuneful enjoyment.
The Mastersons, Tom Paley’s Old Time Moonshine Review, Chastity Brown and My Darling Clementine are all gracing the respective bills which will be played out when the bus drops off the audience.
For anyone thinking of buying a ticket, here’s a rundown of the timetable.
At 6pm, passengers can choose to start either at The Cluny 2 with New York-based husband and wife duo, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, who offer a smooth blend of country, folk, indie and rock and have enjoyed raving five star reviews for their debut album Birds Fly South. Or at The Central Bar with the Old Time Moonshine Review, led by American folk and country scene legend, Tom Paley.
Then the bus will do a round trip between the two venues, so everyone can swap around. Then at 8.30pm, the bus will bring everyone from Gateshead over to The Cluny for My Darling Clementine: singer songwriter Michael Weston King and partner Lou Dalgleish with top notch London session players who are making their first collective trip to the region. Rounding off the trip will be US roots singer Chastity Brown who has been touted as a Nina Simone for the 21st century.
Tickets for the transient evening of music and stylish travel cost £15. This includes your right to start a back seat sing-a-long.
Vintage Bus Trip 3, takes place on Saturday, October 20 at The Cluny, Cluny 2, Central Bar. Doors open 5pm (start 6pm in Central Bar and Cluny 2). For more information, visit www.jumpinhot.com