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The focus is on female talent at The Studio in Hartlepool on Friday 16th November, as they premiere a new regular club night called Sonic Sisters, with the inaugural event taking a pretty feisty turn. Aiming to celebrate female performers across a broad spectrum of musical genres, and pulling performers in from across the region and beyond, their first event sets out their stall well.

From Leeds, fiery five-piece Venus bring their punky sound to proceedings. Having impressed crowds at Twisterella last month with their attitude-ridden punk rock, they manage to be both accessible and brashly assertive, and their ‘feminism and activism’ energy is highly contagious. Also on a feminist tip, the North East’s own GGAllan Partridge’s radgy noise punk will blow any cobwebs clean out of the venue thanks to what’s assured to be a raucous performance full of ‘shouting, absurdity and dancing’.

Wakefield’s Loz Campbell’s 90’s-inspired sound draws from the likes of Garbage and Nirvana, and her straight-forward heavy rock sound has been likened to Skunk Anansie; while slowing things down somewhat, young songwriter Charlotte Greyson brings a touch of acoustic-driven teenage angst to the evening, she’s an emerging talent who shows promise with her simple and sincere songwriting. 

As well as music, there will be an arty angle to the event, with local artist Slutmouth, aka Bettie Hope, showing off her artworks.


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