North East Beat Unsigned

Bands Generate a buzz in the North East

After a great event at the Discovery Museum, Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music) has posted a a comprehensive review of North East Beat Unsigned on the BBC Introducing blog

Follow the above link for Tom's great rundown of all 7 bands.

Alongside regular programmes and events, Generator are often approached to organise and promote one-off live events in the region.  Recent events include Evolution Unsigned and North East Beat Unsigned- a celebration of the North East's young and new musical talent presented by Generator in association with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

The free all-ages afternoon event was held in The Great Hall venue of Discovery Museum, a truly unique venue for 7 emerging bands- Brilliant Mind, Let's Buy HappinessBlack Cab Casino, Vacation Pioneers, Pink Lane, The Anglo Form and Illustrators.

Generator invited artists to apply to play and having received over 40 entries, we selected the best new and young bands in the region to play to three very special guest panellists: 

Tom Robinson
BBC 6Music

Tom is undoubtedly one of the most important radio DJs for emerging music in the UK and regularly helps to boost the profile of many artists from the North East on his national BBC Introducing shows. 

Peter Brewis
Field Music

In massively influential Sunderland band Field Music and through his solo project, The Week That Was, Peter has proven that he can consistently write catchy AND intelligent pop music.  As we eagerly await the next Field Music album, it was a huge privilege to have Peter on this panel as someone the new bands can really look up to.

Claire Dupree

As editor of the region's best monthly music magazine, Claire was the perfect guest for an event that showcases the array of talent in the North East- reliably informed and with a clear passion for emerging music. 

The panellists were extremely impressed with the array of new talent in the region and all the bands were given very positive and constructive feedback to help fast-track their careers.  Keep an eye out for all the bands and expect to hear them on Tom Robinson's Introducing shows in the near future.

For more information on North East Beat Unsigned and other one-off events, please contact Joe via our Contact Us page.

All photos by Jazzy Lemon