A Look Back On 2023 – Kate Relton | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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So… how was your 2023?
A roller coaster, and a wild one at that!

What was your best moment?
Dancing on stage with old friends.

And your worst moment?
Writing off my car.

Who was your favourite band/artist this year?
Niall McCabe has been a late frontrunner!

Your favourite song of the year?
So difficult… right now Niall McCabe’s The Ritual. 

Recommended album?
In Between Thoughts… A New World – Rodrigo Y Gabriela.

Favourite TV show of the year?
Heartstopper.

Your favourite film?
Belfast.

Best book you read?
Small Pleasures – Clare Chambers.

Favourite new word that you learned?
Firkytoodling. (Yes, really!)

Best podcast?
How To Fail.

Favourite venue that you visited?
Darlington Hippodrome.

What was your favourite gig/show of the year?
The Baghdaddies.

Any up-and-coming artists/acts we should keep an eye out for in 2024?
Georgina Gale.

Any predictions for next year?
The year of more… more live gigs, more arts, more people, more projects!

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