Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rock/blues

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rock/blues

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There's a chance to see Teesside band Little Stevie & The Business at one of the region's top blues festivals this weekend.

The annual Stanley Blues Festival is being staged tomorrow at the town's Kings Head Fields.

The event gets underway at noon and ends around 6.30pm and boasts free admission.

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This years line-up is again first-class and, as well as Little Stevie, includes the Big Town Playboys, Lazy Lester with Blues 'n' Trouble, The Nimmo Brothers acoustic set, the Marcus Malone Band, Lightnin' Willie And The Poorboys and the Brendan Healy Big Band.

It should be a great day out - weather permitting of course.

Tomorrow night's planned Blackdog gig at Doctor Browns in Middlesbrough's Corporation Road has been called off because of technical problems.

It's the monthly acoustic jam session at Guisborough's Black Swan pub on Monday. The gig is open to all local music fans and more details are available by calling Kath or Ralph on 01287 634365.

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She, fronted by teen tv star Moose Monaghan, are playing Hartlepool's studio venue on tuesday.

English-born moose appeared in several American kids' tv shows but has now turned to music and the band - based on Tyneside - have been earning some good reviews.

They'll be supported by Lapsus Linguae, who manage the remarkable feat of merging classical piano with punk, techno and metal.

Tickets are just pounds 3 and the studio box office can be reached on 01429-424440.

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Guisborough's Tap and Spile pub features a gig from the crazy gang on Wednesday.

Darlington R&B club's next gig will feature the Ian Parker band a week tonight.

The former Parker's Alibi frontman is rated as one of the best young blues guitarists around.

Tickets are pounds 6 and the gig is being staged at Darlington Arts Centre, whose box office can be reached on 01325-486555.

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The renowned Motel Kings are the latest guests at Guisborough R&B club a week tomorrow.

The band have one of the most exhilarating live shows on the blues circuit.

Tickets are pounds 6 for the gig, which is being staged at the club's usual base, Guisborough Town FC in Howlbeck Road. …

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