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The magnificent Band Of Holy Joy return to the North East on Good Friday at the increasingly essential venue The Engine Room for a night titled Jesus Dies For Somebody’s Sins. The band – whose frontman and original member Johny Brown is from North Shields originally – are promoting last year’s excellent Dreams Take Flight album, described in NARC. as being concerned, as ever, with “the wonder and futility of love, the desperation and beauty in the prosaic, the power of art and music…”, delivered as “a kind of lush, cinematic indie”. Typically for a band that’s always keen to experiment and explore, the line-up for the gig will feature “no drummer, no bass player and no rock affectation”, and is billed as an acoustic-electro set of old, new and unusual material.

Support for the gig comes from the North Shields poet and painter, the Reverend Paul Summers and local DJ Church Of Stagger Lee who apparently plans to “go wild with the dirty and the sublime”.

Band Of Holy Joy play North Shields’ Engine Room on Friday 15th April



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