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We do love to see a good collaboration, and this show at Sage Gateshead on Thursday 30th March has all the hallmarks of a great one. Knowledgeable and on-the-pulse curator? Check! Superb venue with great sound? Check! A mint line-up of North East artists? Ch…you get the picture.

The venerable BBC Introducing North East have teamed up with Sage Gateshead for an artist showcase as part of the venue’s From The Glasshouse series, which has been offering up exceptional one-off performances, intimate sets and the occasional surprise guest in the cosy environs of Hall 2.

The March event will see indie singer-songwriter India Arkin offer up a pitch-perfect performance of her idiosyncratic soundscapes and intriguing lyricism, which is often confessional in tone. The songwriter was chosen by HMV to be the first signing to their revitalised vinyl imprint, and her innate musicality is charming and passionate. Also performing will be colourful four-piece The Peevie Wonders, who since their inception last year have really caught the region’s attention thanks to their kaleidoscopic sound which takes in tongue-in-cheek sleaze, exhilarating frenetic instrumentation and not a little bit of sass.

What’s more, the gigs run a ‘pay what you decide’ ticketing system, and there’s some comfy cabaret-style candlelit tables. One more act is TBC, so keep an eye on the venue’s website for updates.

From The Glasshouse presents India Arkin and The Peevie Wonders at Sage Gateshead on Thursday 30th March.

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