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PBS6: launch of Geordie supergroup

PBS6: launch of Geordie supergroup

North-eastern inauguration of a mixed marriage of folk sounds

Getting to know you: first rehearsal of Geordie folk pioneers PBS6
Common assumptions about the folk scene in Newcastle would conjure up images of regulars at busker’s night in the pubs around Ouseburn valley. Not so far from the truth, perhaps. But a new project started by Will Lang, who happens to be a tutor at Newcastle Universit, is revitalising the North-East’s traditional association with the genre. PBS6, a supergroup - if you will - of young, exuberant musicians from backgrounds varying from jazz to Irish accordion mastery, are launching their new tour at the Sage in Gateshead tomorrow. Building on the likes of The Unthanks’ modern take on Geordie folk, PBS6 twist any connections with smog, collieries and misery to create a “genre-ignoring” sound.
Common assumptions about the folk scene in Newcastle would conjure up images of regulars at busker’s night in the pubs around Ouseburn valley. Not so far from the truth, perhaps. But a new project started by Will Lang, who happens to be a tutor at Newcastle Universit, is revitalising the North-East’s traditional association with the genre. PBS6, a supergroup - if you will - of young, exuberant musicians from backgrounds varying from jazz to Irish accordion mastery, are launching their new tour at the Sage in Gateshead tomorrow. Building on the likes of The Unthanks’ modern take on Geordie folk, PBS6 twist any connections with smog, collieries and misery to create a “genre-ignoring” sound.

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Ah, I did a wee piece on this for the Evening Chron a few months back...sounds interesting!

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