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Image: Vandebilt performing at Motorhouse Studios

As has been reiterated in these pages many times over the last few months, adaptation and diversification is the name of the game for cultural practitioners in the region. Having carved out a reputation as a respected recording studio, Sunderland’s Pamplemousse studios was started by producer and musician Jordan Miller five years ago. Joined by fellow Vandebilt musician Jack Wade in late 2019, the pair had big plans to renovate the studio and push the business forward as the recently reimagined Motorhouse Studios. “This was going well until the lockdown happened in March, and it wasn’t until the end of June before we finally got back to work and started completing the renovation work.” Jack explains. “We soon realised we would have to adapt the business to try and generate some work as with bands not gigging for so long nobody had a disposable income to spend on recording, so we invested in some new equipment and turned our space into a live streaming venue!”

Streaming from their studio space, Motorhouse have already put out some quality content, with full-on performances coming from Smoove & Turrell, Me Lost Me, SQUARMS, Plastic Glass and Vandebilt themselves over the last few weeks. Coming up in December, they welcome Hartlepool’s dream pop band Leopard Rays (Thursday 3rd), funk popsters Picnic with support from RnB folk pop artist Nadedja (Thursday 10th) and on Wednesday 16th December the irrepressible rockabilly honky-tonk sounds of Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, with more shows promised in the new year. Tickets are available via Skiddle.

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