Bessie & The Zincbuckets

South Shields band Bessie and the Zinc Buckets became the first act, who hadn’t previously recorded any material, to sell out the City Hall last year. Needless to say, they, and their clamouring fans, are back for a second helpings this year.

“We’ve done it, we’ve sold it oot!” That was the cry of Bessie and the Zinc Buckets’ singer and double bass player, Kevin Charlton, when he and the band walked out onto the City Hall stage last year. The band had decided to hold a special concert to celebrate their 30th anniversary and were astonished when they not only sold all 800 seats in the stalls, but all of the seats in the balcony, too. The band have built up an enormous following over the decades, throughout the north-east and beyond, who just can’t get enough of their good-time rockabilly sound. And they strapped rocket-boosters onto that sound for last year’s raucous gig which damn near loosened the foundations of that venerable venue. They’re back again this December for a gig they’re billing as ‘Santa Claus is coming to Toon’ and they’re asking audience members to get into the spirit of things by donning some suitable Santa garb. They will probably sell out again, but, as a band true to their roots, they’ll never “sell out…”



Permageddon is the ultimate party, wedding and corporate function band, who take the very best of anthemic rock and 80s party pop and create a night of bespoke entertainment. Whether it’s more popular covers for weddings, corporate events, acoustic acts, christmas parties or one of their special 80’s rock Tribute shows, Permageddon is the one for you!

 Comprising of professional musicians with a vast array of talents and performance experience; playing with and supporting the likes of Greg Lake, Example, The Streets, Go West, Eliza Doolittle, Zane Lowe, The Holloways, Ms Dynamite, Shy FX, Roachford, Musical Youth, First Aid Kit and Ed Sheeran and booked for a large variety of clients including the Rugby World Cup Final 2015 at Twickenham Stadium, closing the entire tournament.



Big Red & The Grinners

Featuring banjo, accordion, double bass, acoustic guitars and percussion, Big Red & the Grinners move seamlessly from the likes of Technotronic’s ‘Pump Up the Jam’ to Tony Rice’s bluegrass classic ‘Freeborn Man’, or from Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’ to Kelly Joe Phelps’ masterpiece ‘Window Grin’. Trying to describe the genius of this band is difficult – you just need to see them!

“I’ve been in the music business a long time and it takes a bit to impress me, but stood at the back I was blown away with the quality of the musicianship, humour and sound of Big Red and the Grinners” – Steve Williams, Director, Willowman Festival

“100% Total entertainment” – Veece, Festival Director, Stormin’ the Castle biker’s rally
“These guys stole the show, unforgettable” – Andy Buyers, South Tyneside Council, Mouth of the

Tyne Festival
“Pure genius!” –Jumpin’ Hot Club, Americana Festival, Sage Gateshead



THAT 80s ROCK SHOW is an 80s nostalgia filled, Flux Capacitor powered Time Machine show, performed by a 6 piece live band playing all the biggest 80s rock classics from bands such as Bon Jovi,Aerosmith, Def Leppard, KISS, Whitesnake, Foreigner and Journey.

With over 2 hours of rock anthems and power ballads this ‘Stadium sized’ live music show is a night toremember whether you lived through the 80s or just wished you had, let us take you back!

THAT 80s ROCK SHOW is the ultimate rock tribute to the 80s We pay homage to a whole era that taste forgot, taking in such legends as Guns ‘n Roses, Heart, Europe, Queen, Starship plus many many more

We are a 100% live show with lights, lasers, smoke, vintage audio and more animal print and spandex than is probably healthy, we’re very tongue in cheek and remain family friendly…If we really have too! A show that never fails to get the crowd rocking and loving life. We strongly encourage people to come along dressed up in their 80’s finery. We are yet to leave an audience unsatisfied and completely rocked out … are you ready for THAT 80s ROCK SHOW?




The Dirty South

The Dirty South are a Southern Rock tribute band based in and around Tyne and Wear.

We have been around for some 10 years or so now and have enjoyed playing a number of great events across the region.

The band has a set list based heavily in the golden era of Southern Rock, largely around the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot, although we also cover more recent material such as ZZ Top and Steve Earle.

Named after a Drive-by-Truckers album, The Dirty South have deliberatley set out to try and play a style of music that, although popular, hasn’t been covered by many of the region’s bands, apart from “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” obviously. We do occasionally have to play those ones too. We prefer not to.

As of yet, we don’t play any tracks off the album we took our name from. That will change eventually.