Songwriters' Night celebrates sounds of Sunderland and Seaham

A night which celebrates songwriters from across Wearside and East Durham is set to hit the high note.

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 11:00 am
Ani Sandwith

The Songwriters’ Night will see a host of acts performing stripped back acoustic sets.

It will take place at Roobarb & Custard in South Crescent in Seaham and will raise money for Durham Foodbank.

Hosted by performer Marc Oliver, the night will feature YUMA, Ani Sandwith and Harry Hepple and follows the success of a similar event last year.

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Marc said: “Last year’s event was a huge success, so I was really keen to try it again. It was great to see so many people come out in Seaham and enjoy the type of event that rarely takes place in the area.

“All the acts playing have been active performing across the UK, so it will be great to get them in one room and showcase their creative talent.”

YUMA is a Sunderland duo who blend guitar with hook-laden blues and folk-inspired sounds whose music has been compared to Fleetwood Mac and The Civil Wars.

Ani Sandwith’s performance follows a successful year in which she’s graced the stage at Glastonbury as well as venues across the UK.

Meanwhile, Seaham folk singer Harry will be performing on home turf after appearing on TV and in London’s West End.

•Songwriters’ Night takes place at Roobarb & Custard in Seaham from 7.30pm on Thursday, December 22. Tickets are £6 in advance from Tel. 513 1077, at the venue itself or from

There are only 50 tickets available for the night so people are advised to book in advance.