It brings us great happiness to announce the opening instalment of our monthly Sunday Sessions programme. A perfect storm of classical pianos, stripped-back performances, touring artists from across the globe and amazing cocktails & food. Get in. First up we have the fantastic Travis Shaw.
Saltburn singer Travis was recently invited to do a FROM THE GLASSHOUSE session at the prestigious Sage venue up the road in Gateshead and he put together an absolutely spellbinding set, reworking his original material to a bare skeletal frame, letting the raw emotion of his lyrics shine through. Watch the video of Trav and his band collaborator Mark (from the phenomenal Cape Cub no less) performing WILD MIND. Top drawer.
Since the Sage show Travis has developed the set even further, added subtle instrumentation in the form of his bass playing uncle Simon Shaw, and will hit the Base Camp stage on March 20th to debut what promises to be a truly magical show.
Travis has also helped select the supporting cast – two artists new to Middlesbrough who we’re very excited about! For the have the fantastic Melanie Baker. Hailing from the beautiful Lake District, Melanie’s two self-released EPs “Dreamer” (2018) and “Broken” (2020) have got over a million streams on Spotify alone and received radio play from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1. Melanie brought the house down supporting the wonderful Jodie Nicholson at the Georgian Theatre recently – next stop, the Boro, next stop, the World.
Opening the show we have the first EVER show from Will & Sam. You might have seen this pair busking the streets of seaside towns all across our glorious coastline – well we did! And we were that impressed we just had to get them in for a gig. Highly talented, Will writes the tunes and Sam plays the lead guitar. Beauty!
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