Shipcote and Friends opened proceeding with 45 glorious minutes of old timey country swing music that had the growing crowd clapping and smiling along to in equal measure. Summertyne Festival , live review July 14
Every song is played out to a lovely sheesh-sheesh beat on the snare drum. There's honky-tonk piano, fiddle, and banjo that could come from Alabama instead of the backstreets of a Northern industrial town. When the pedal-steel comes into play, it will send shivers up your back and down the other side.
Music doesn’t have to be complicated to be great; as this album proves. No Depression June 14
An evening of friendly, heart-warming music which sent everyone home with a smile on their face. Shipcote & Friends show - Live Theatre Wordpress review. May 2014
Shipcote and Friends was a really lovely start to Sunday on the Drystone Stage – the perfect music for a sunny afternoon – mellow and smooth like a fine oak-aged whisky. A great selection of engaging songs, very tastefully arranged, and which the Drystone audience loved. A real connoisseur’s band. Thanks again - Dave Camlin Solfest - Aug 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed Shippy & friends Ireby Fest set. Lovely relaxing music -and a skilled bunch of musicians too. Phil Simpson - Regent Music - May 2013
An end of summer proper 3 day Northumnerland tour special - Gateshead, Warkworth then Corbridge ;-)
We played quite a bit at The Maverick Fest ( 2 shows) , sold a few cds & were as proud as peacocks - see pic. We opened up The Summertyne Festival outdoor stage & had our lazy Sunday morning spot @ Muma Moonshine Fest
Just found this review of our album launch Live Theatre- Shipcote & Friends
Nice review from Alan Harrison in No Depression this month.....No Depression. Also weve had two really great gigs ( Clennell Hall - pic below & Studio In Live Theatre)
May - Three new cds on sale here - on the albums page......& sample music on soundcloud.Just press play tracks.... !!!
April - Had our Album launch at Live Theatre - The Studio with special guest Brendan Croker, & a great review said "They played out their skins"
March - Back at Schooner
Feb - Band members Graham & Cath had an awayday in Darlington recording a duo album. It will be out alongside the Shipcote & friends cd
Jan - Happy New Year, were concentrating not on live gigs, but on sorting a couple cds for recording & mixing...
Gigs in Newcastle and elsewhere...
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