Bands playing in the region this week

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunderland Empire, Sunderland.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunderland Empire, Sunderland.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Battle of the Bands, The Three Tuns, Sheriff’s Highway, Gateshead, 8pm, free, Tel 07901 616185.

Last Transmission, As Mercy Calls, The Essentials plus Chris & Alex, The Hearts of Oak, Peterlee, 7.30pm, £4, Tel 586 3118.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Kelly Rae, Hylton Castle WMC, Cricklewood Road, Sunderland, Tel 548 0090.

Nutopians, The Wavendon, Chester Road, Sunderland, 9pm, free.

Rock Solid, Steels SC, Peacock Street West, Sunderland, 8.45pm, c/c.

Stone Idols, Greens, Low Road, Sunderland, 9pm, free, Tel 567 2662.

Fat Man & The Gastrick Band, Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Roker, Sunderland, 9pm, free, Tel 514 3844.

The Rattlers, TJ Doyle’s, Hanover Place, Deptford, Sunderland, 9pm, free, Tel 510 1554.

Rivelino, Chevy’s Bar, Emerson Road, Washington, 9pm, free, Tel 415 3341.

Blue Monday, The Mill Inn, Stockton Road, Seaham, Tel 513 1908.

Green Room, Pemberton Arms, Stockton Road, Seaham, 9pm, free.

Kim & Dave, The Times Inn, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham, 9pm.

Borderland, Buffalos Rock at Houghton Comrades Club, Peartree Place, Houghton, £3 c/c.

99 Clicks, New Inn, Four Lane Ends, Hetton, 8.30pm, free.

The Grumpies, The Big Club, Church Street, Murton, £1.

Sarah Sinclair, The Shack lounge, Cotswold Lane, Boldon Colliery.

Enzymes, The Flat Tops, North Road, Boldon Colliery, 9pm.

Gaslighters, Sleepers, Station Approach, East Boldon, 9pm, free, Tel 537 2921.

Whole Hog, Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, 9pm, free, Tel 388 4749.

Jazz – Hot Fingers, vintage acoustic string music, Daltons, The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, 8pm, £11-£12, Tel 454 1234 (booking fee may apply).

John Charles, National Unionist Club, Laygate, South Shields, 7pm, free.

Black Rose plus Chaos Asylum, The Office, Victoria Road, South Shields, 8pm, Tel 455 6083.

Alexander’s Palace, Cleadon Club, Fulwell Avenue, South Shields, 7pm, free, Tel 456 2599.

Kelly Rox, Perseverance SC, Whitehead Street, South Shields, Tel 07945 383546.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Damascas, Mountain Daisy, Hylton Road, Sunderland, 9pm, free.

Willow, Hepworth & Grandage SC, North Hylton Road, Sunderland, 8.30pm, free, Tel 549 1328.

Central Park, Steels SC, Peacock Street West, Sunderland, 8.30pm, c/c.

Grip, The Londonderry, High Street West, Sunderland, 9pm.

Dek Jackson, The Cliff, Mere Knolls Road, Sunderland, Tel 548 6200.

Dog in a Box, Doxford Racket & Health Club, Camberwell Way, Doxford Business Park, Sunderland, 9pm, free, Tel 511 4400.

Paul Liddell, Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Roker, Sunderland, 9pm, free, Tel 514 3844.

The Grumpies, TJ Doyle’s, Hanover Place, Deptford, Sunderland, 9pm, free, Tel 510 1554.

Green Room, The Ropery, Deptford, Sunderland, 8pm, free, Tel 340 0972.

Steve Tilston trio, The Davy Lamp Folk Club, The Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, 7.30pm, Tel 219 3455.

Tony Liddle Band, Duke of Albany, Albany Village Centre, Washington, 9pm, free, Tel 416 0019.

Alcatraz House Band, The Mallard, Stockton Road, Seaham, 9pm, free.

Kickback, The Philadelphia, Success Road, Houghton, 9pm, free, Tel 584 0356.

The Whole Hog, The Britannia, Newbottle Street, Houghton, 9pm, free.

Richie James, The Beehive Inn, Sedgeletch Road, Houghton, 9.30pm, free.

Michelle Daniels, The Big Club, Church Street, Murton, free.

Alibi, Easington Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, 8.30pm, c/c.

The Sopranos, Hetton Lyons Cricket Club, Easington Lane, Hetton, 9pm, c/c.

Shine, The Shack, Cotswold Lane, Boldon Colliery.

FAB, Colliery Tavern, Hedworth Lane, Boldon Collery, 9pm, free, Tel 07956 001417.

Live music, Sleepers, Station Approach, East Boldon, 9pm, free, Tel 537 2921.

The Monologues, The Newfield Inn, Newfield Road, Chester-le-Street, 9pm, free.

2-80s, Red Lion, Milbanke Close, Ouston, Chester-le-Street, 9pm, free, Tel 597 8136.

Dash, National Unionist Club, Laygate, South Shields, 7pm, free.

Horizon, The Office, Victoria Road, South Shields, 9pm, Tel 455 6083.

Wanderers, Percy Park RFC, Preston Avenue, North Shields, 9pm, free, Tel 257 5710.

a, Legends, Grey Street, Newcastle, three rooms of rock entertainment, 8pm-4am, Tel 232 0430.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Tanya G, Hepworth & Grandage SC, North Hylton Road, Sunderland, 8.30pm, free, Tel 549 1328.

Big Stevie & The Headliners, Hylton Castle WMC, Cricklewood Road, Sunderland, Tel 548 0090.

Kaya, Steels SC, Peacock Street West, Sunderland, 8.30pm.

Acoustic, blues & folk, Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Roker, Sunderland, 9pm, free, Tel 514 3844.

Kim & Dave, The New Ship, Cleadon, 7pm.

Martin Marriott, The River Bar, Fatfield Riverside, Washington, 8pm, free, Tel 07901 616185.

Cadillac 56, New Tavern, Concord, Washington, 5pm.

Evoke, Easington Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, 8.30pm, c/c.

Marie Claire, The Shack lounge, North Road, Boldon Colliery.

Sax Cymbals, The Flat Tops, North Road, Boldon Colliery, 5.30pm.

Russ Tippins Electric Band, Sleepers, Station Approach, East Boldon, 9pm, free, Tel 537 2921.

John Mac, National Unionist Club, Laygate, South Shields, 7pm, free.

Miss Jones, Cleadon Club, Fulwell Avenue, South Shields, 7pm, free, Tel 456 2599.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Rhythm Express, Hylton Castle WMC, Cricklewood Road, Sunderland, Tel 548 0090.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Showcase night inc Minnie, The Three Tuns, Sheriff’s Highway, Gateshead, 8pm, free, Tel 07901 616185.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

Battle of the bands, inc Beth Macari Band, The Clock, Victoria Road East, Hebburn, 8pm , free, Tel 07901 616185.