Fresh from touring...
Four of Teesside’s most exciting young prospects are performing live at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton, as part of the Tees Music Alliance (TMA) music development project, From Teesside With Love (FTWL).
FTWL Live on Saturday 18th February will showcase a handful of the top talent currently taking part in the project, which this year has seen nine young promising acts receive mentoring in the best ways to use Social Media to their advantage.
Set to take to the stage are indie rockers The Rise, who hail from New Marske, Redcar. Having played relentlessly throughout the region the lads have built an impressive following. Influences from the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Maximo Park are evident in not only their catchy tunes, but also in their high-octane live performances.
Middlesbrough foursome Sailors & Saints will also be performing on the night. Drawing on influences from Biffy Clyro and Kings of Leon, this alt rock outfit is a breath of fresh air on the Teesside music scene. Having released 2 E.P's in the last year the band are full of ambition and are definitely one's to watch.
Newcomers The Weekend Retreat make their Georgian Theatre debut at FTWL Live. The four members are from across the U.K and formed thanks to a love of a good indie tune whilst at Teesside Uni. The band recorded their debut E.P Bang Bang, at the end of 2011 and have been causing a stir ever since.
The final act on the line up, and representing the girls, is prolific singer-songwriter Samantha Durnan. Samantha has been playing guitar since the tender age of 9 and has since released 2 albums, the most recent at the end of 2011. Influenced by the likes of Michelle Branch and KT Tunstall, she has played alongside acts such as Beverley Knight, Ed Sheeran and The Hoosiers.
Tickets are £4 in advance or £6 on the door and can be purchased from www.georgiantheatre.co.uk or call 01642 674115.