An up-and-coming swing singer from Newcastle is thrilled he is to be in a show featuring Hebburn actors Jason Cook and Steffen Peddie.Read the full story ›
Cheryl's single I Don't Care has gone straight to the top of the UK chart, making her the first British female to have five solo number ones.
The singer from Newcastle, who is also a judge on the X Factor, also had another four number one singles with her group Girls Aloud.
With her latest hit, she has overtaken Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora, who have four number ones each.
However, she has a long way to go to beat the best international female, Madonna, who has thirteen UK number ones, Rihanna who has seven and Kylie Minogue, who has eight.
Rixton stopped by the North East on their radio tour to promote Let The Road. They spoke to Rachel Sweeney about their music-scene takeover.Read the full story ›
After disappointment when the original date was cancelled, a new date has been announced for the T'Pau Pleasure and Pain Tour'.
The Pullman Hotel at Seaburn was due to host the first night of the tour earlier this month, but the gig had to be cancelled following the death of lead singer Carol Decker’s mother.
The group will new head to Sunderland on February 12.
“We were really sorry when the tour had to cancelled but we’re delighted that T’Pau will be back with us early next year.”
Anyone who has bought tickets and requires a refund should contact The Pullman.
Music fans in Whitby have only a week to wait until Musicport 2014. More than 60 acts are taking part in the event 17th - 19th October.Read the full story ›
80's star Carol Decker and her band T'Pau, had been due to launch their Pleasure & Pain Tour on Wearside on October 2nd at the Pullman Hotel. The show has been postponed until February 12, due to unforeseen problems.
"Due to a sudden family illness, the forthcoming T'Pau tour has been postponed,” said a spokesman for the band.
“Dates have been re-arranged for early 2015 and all original tickets remain valid.
“Carol and the band wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused but are looking forward to seeing their fans next year and performing songs from their new album and classic hits.”
T’Pau became an instant hit with their first single, Heart and Soul, which was released in 1987 and led to the group becoming a worldwide success, It was followed by China In Your Hand.
Anyone who has bought tickets and requires a refund should contact The Pullman on 0191 5292020.
All Saints, Gabrielle, Texas and Lulu James performed at SoundWaves 2014 in South Shields. Rachel Sweeney was backstage for ITV Tyne Tees.Read the full story ›
The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.
Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.
As Cheryl Cole walked the red carpet in Gateshead before judging X Factor auditions, we asked her how much time she normally spends in the North East.
X Factor auditions are well underway in Gateshead, with hopefuls queuing to see the four judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh. This man was pulled out of the crowd for an interview - could he be the next North East winner of the X Factor?