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Ruth Patterson, front-woman of festival rockers Holy Moly & The Crackers, is going out on her own as a performer in her own right this year and has written and recorded two singles primed for release, the first one being Sink or Swim (out 26th June), a track written about the lack of control Ruth felt when she suffered a panic attack last year.

To celebrate the launch of her solo career and to acknowledge the now postponed concert at Sage Two, Gateshead, which would have marked the end of her Artist In Residence period at Sage, Ruth will hold a virtual concert and live Q&A on Thursday 25 June (from 8:30pm) via Sage Gateshead’s Facebook and Youtube page.

Ruth adds, “I was so disappointed when my chance to perform as Artist in Residence at Sage Gateshead was postponed and when I finally do get to play in Sage Two, it will be a dream come true. Yet it feels right to mark the end of the residency and the culmination of what I’ve achieved with the launch of the single and an accessible virtual concert. It feels like something positive to shout about in uncertain and scary times!”

Sage Gateshead has worked with Attitude is Everything, a disability-led charity supporting organisations to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music and because of this partnership, the concert will be captioned and audio described, something Jacob Adams, Head of Research and Campaigns at Attitude is Everything is very pleased about.

 “Attitude is Everything is delighted to join this collaboration between a Gold Charter venue and an amazing artist involved in our Next Stage Initiative to break down the barriers Deaf and disabled artists face. Together, this event showcases the ways in which online performances and fan interactions can be made as accessible as possible – music industry take note!”

This concert is being streamed for free but Sage Gateshead are asking audience members to make a donation to the campaign to continue their ongoing commitment to artist development. Find out more here

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