Los Angeles singer-songwriter Damian Sage returns to New York in April, when the musician looks to put the finishing touches on a forthcoming EP with renowned producer/mixer, Godfrey Diamond. Diamond, who co-wrote, performed and recorded the mega hit “More, More, More,” by The Andrea True Connection, has produced albums for everyone from Lou Reed to Aerosmith and others.
For Sage, music has always been a driving force, even when he was living on the streets with only a guitar by his side. A r...
A whirlwind describes the past six months for the band Love Past Blue. Managed by Vicky Hamilton (early Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Faster Pussycat), the pop-rock sensation quickly has made a name on the contemporary indie music scene. Already a multi-award winning group, fronted by the amazing Clio Cadence, the teenage band has received rave reviews, including coverage in the United Kingdom.
For Love Past Blue, being in the eye of a publicity thunderstorm has been nothing less than remarkable. Th...
MUSIC INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE CELEBRATES 60TH BIRTHDAY
“My life started on April Fool’s day in 1958 in South Charleston, West Virginia. I was the third female child of Woodrow and Clara Hamilton, and God made sure there was a joke in it for all three of us,” and thus began the life of the free spirit, Vicky Lynn Hamilton.
Her story is one of a real-life fairy tale and this journalist has experienced first-hand the oncoming thunderstorm following last October’s trip to New York for the launch of th...
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Glaswegian indie quartet, Wojtek the Bear, have released their new single, Made out of Maps, via Scottish Fiction Records.
Fronted by lead singer, Tam Killean, Made out of Maps is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album, A Talent for being Unreasonable, the drop following the success of their debut EP, Second Nature, released twelve months ago.
Tam, who is joined by fellow bandmates Graham Norris (vocals and guitar), Martin McClements (drums) and Paul Kirkwood (vocals ...
Twister Headline Newcastle’s O2 Academy
Northern rockers, Twister, are to headline the O2 Academy in Newcastle on March 25, the second time they will have done so in less than twelve months.
In May last year the band, fronted by Stevie Stoker, released their ‘Combined State of Mind Collection’ at the venue, Stoker saying: “Headlining the O2 Academy last year was a huge step, especially coming just six months after we’d sold out upstairs.
“What we did, the music we produced over that period, w...
The son of former Newcastle boxing legend John Westgarth, 31-year-old Scott Westgarth, tragically passed away on Sunday night/Monday morning following his fight at the weekend in Doncaster.
Scott, who has been interviewed by our Northern Editor on numerous occasions in recent years, charting his rise in the pro ranks, appeared at the Doncaster Dome opposing Dec Spelman in an English light heavyweight eliminator – Scott won on points.
Having been eligible to contest the Area title in his belov...
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MACARI READY TO UP THE TEMPO IN 2018 BY PETER MANN
The voice of angel, the looks of a fifties movie star, a lady who oozes both style and class well beyond her youthful age.
At just 24-years-old, England’s ‘Northern Queen of Soul,’ Beth Macari, has already done so much throughout her career spanning some ten years, the singer-songwriter having toured with singer/entertainer, Jane McDonald, has starred on Sky One’s Bring the Noise alongside Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie ...
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Redcar writer takes us deep into Toxic City By Peter Mann
In a post-apocalyptic world, the future of Val, the heroine from the imagination of Teesside writer Dangel Angello, comes to life in the first of her two volume masterpiece, Toxic City.
Dangel, the pen-name for Charlotte Teece, resides on the north coast of Redcar and has been writing since her early teens, creating worlds from inspiration garnered after reading science fiction as a child.
Her first taste came from the ...
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Forty years in the Business by Peter Mann
Best known across the region as a promoter and avid fan of Newcastle United, Steve Wraith always had the dream of being an Actor and forty years on things are finally moving in the right direction following a recent appearance in box office smash ‘Rise of the Footsoldier 3.’
Steve, now 46, had his first role at the tender age of six when he played King Canute in a school play; from that moment on he was determined to make it as an acto...
This Sunday the Mayfair JD Sports Domes is to host the England Boxing Junior ABA Championships as regional boxers partake in the finals of the national competition.
As prestigious as the Senior ABA’s has been on the amateur boxing circuit down the years, the Junior ABA’s is seen as being “a pathway to the seniors, the world championships, the Olympics, and beyond.”
Some sixteen bouts are scheduled to take place with boxers from amateur clubs across the region participating.
“These are or futu...
PARKY HEADS TO TYNESIDE BY PETER MANN FOR BRITISH/GLASGOW EYES
Having interviewed, literally, thousands of celebrities over his six-decade career, national icon, Sir Michael Parkinson, heads to Newcastle in a few weeks as part of a national, dual tour.
Appearing at Newcastle’s iconic Tyne Theatre & Opera House, ‘Parky’ as he is more affectionately known, will talk to fans about his lengthy career, those he has interviewed, those he didn’t like interviewing, and those he wishes he had intervie...
VIKINGS OPPONENTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 CAMPAIGN
The line-up for the impending British American Football Association NFC1 North Division have been announced and the newly merged Northumberland Vikings, and their new Head Coach Mike Sholars, can look forward to an interesting campaign.
Trips to Yorkshire to face the Yorkshire Rams and Leeds Bobcats, a game with the Lancashire Wolverines and added spice fixtures against the Glasgow Tigers and a mouth-watering local derby with the Gateshead Senator...
‘All about the Music’ for Lulu
It’s certainly been an incredible career for Scottish pop-rock queen, Lulu and, after six decades in the spotlight, she’s recently concluded what was the biggest tour of her career which is ‘All About The Music.’
Debuting with ‘Shout’ in 1964, Lulu went on to release the first of fourteen studio albums, ‘Something to Shout About’ the following year before embarking on a glittering and successful career at the top.
That rise included three television series’ thro...
UK Leading Fan Artist Set To Spread Wings
By Peter Mann for British Eyes / Glasgow Eyes Magazine
Lemmy and Bowie, Robbie and Freddie, Prince, George, even the iconic Slash, the UK’s number one, leading, fan artist, Lea Williams, has arted them all.
Canvas, cups and converses, her continuing passion, and the sounds of others, flow right through her artwork, most recently portrayed on an online Lemmy competition – Lea beat off stiff competition and, upon emerging victorious, a fan of her work t...
King Kong set for Newcastle Extravaganza by Peter Mann
Tyneside’s music scene will be turned up a notch on November 7 when Ireland’s incredible electronica group, the King Kong Company, sounds light up the Think Tank.
The group, from Waterford, Ireland, were named as their country’s Best Live Act last year, shortly after they released their debut album, and all coming after they wanted to put on a gig to see how they would do – it sold out!
Consisting of Mark White, Tom Stapleton, Alan Aylwar...