Bands’ first steps to stardom

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IF live music is your thing then make sure you grab your ticket for “live bands” night at The North Shore, St Peter’s Campus, next Thursday.

Organised by Ian Goodfellow, the event aims to give young Wearside talent the opportunity to play to a real crowd and you don’t have to be over 18 to go along and enjoy the music – you will need ID if you want an alcoholic drink at the bar though.

Ian said: “We have five very good up-and-coming young bands playing a mix of rock and alternative covers, including the Wombats, The Futureheads and Jimmy Hendrix.

“The bands – Rubric, Seize The Day, The Montaulk Project, Bright Shadows and Stalemate – will also be playing their own songs.”

Tickets are £2 and as well as giving the bands an opportunity to entertain a big crowd, Ian is hoping to raise a little bit of money for students who are taking part in the Durham School 2013 World Challenge Expedition.

“The bands are very good,” said Ian. “They are not just a group of lads pretending they know what they are doing.

“They play a lot of gigs in schools so they have a student fan base, but it’s a much better night when they can perform in a venue rather than the school hall.”

More than 300 tickets have been sold so far, but you can pay on the door which opens at 7pm.