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Many of you may already be aware of local troubadour Trev Gibb, having been a notable presence on the North East music scene for several years now in various incarnations, from solo artist and collaborator with the likes of Field Music’s David Brewis to front man in the now disbanded Deerhart. Returning as a solo artist (with live-backing band) in 2013, it seems 2016 may finally be the year Gibb reaps the rewards his incredible talent deserves.

Gibb has spent the last three years recording with producer Mick Ross at Mono Production, culminating in his long-awaited debut album Old Wounds. With the record set for a late Spring release, Gibb is set to launch his single Old Wounds/Skinny Arms at Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on Friday 15th January. If his previous efforts are anything to go by, Old Wounds will be a sublime debut; Gibb has a velvet-like voice that is able to both lift your soul and break your heart. Delicate and filled with longing, his haunting songwriting has the ability to get right under your skin.

Gibb will be joined by his equally gifted backing band, featuring James King and Mark Brown (Lets Buy Happiness and Apologies) and Matt Weaver (A Woman of No Importance and O’Messy Life), with The Futureheads’ Barry Hyde lending his skills to play piano during the set.

Support comes from Jake Houlsby (formerly known as Suntrapp) and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tom Fletcher, who is known for his work with both The Lake Poets and Hyde & Beast. Expect guest appearances from The Lake Poets, Mat Hunsley and members of Minotaurs, adding to what already promises to be a pretty special event.

Trev Gibb, Jake Houlsby and Tom Fletcher play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Friday 15th January.

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