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SPEAR:LIVE - 2nd performance

Friday, 20th November 2009

00:00 - 00:00

Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt, Middlesbrough


SPEAR:LIVE is the events arm of SPEAR, a programme designed to provide support for unsigned artists and music business of the North East, in particular Middlesbrough and surrounding area.

SPEAR:LIVE is a series of monthly live events that will take place at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt beginning 23rd October. With support from Working Neighbourhoods Fund (Middlesbrough), SPEAR:LIVE will identify the best unsigned artists from the area and plug them into performance opportunities that will be supplemented by the SPEAR:TALK seminars.

It is expected that SPEAR:LIVE will achieve status as one of the most prominent unsigned live music events in the area.  Through the learning they will achieve through SPEAR:TALK, the artists will be best positioned to maximise potential.

The bands involved in SPEAR:LIVE will benefit from:

  • The performance experience gained through all events & the different nature of those events

  • New audiences

  • Profile raising opportunities

  • Strategic support for their artist development

Friday 20th November, 2009

FREE Entry / Doors: 8.00pm / 18+

Jimmy & The Sounds

Like the Gaslight Anthem with a distinctively North Eastern twist, Jimmy & The Sounds play heartfelt indie-rock and create a whirlwind of melody.

O’Messy Life

True believers of the DIY ethic, O’Messy Life have self-released two highly acclaimed EPs this year. Their intense and passionate live shows demonstrate why they have quickly become one of Newcastle’s most talked about bands.


Comparisons to early Bright Eyes are not far off- these Stockton alt-rockers share the same mix of fragile innocence and a sense of urgency to keep the listener guessing.