Up at Clennell Hall Folk Festival last weekend I heard this wonderful group, Shipcote & Friends, The group performs the most enjoyable music, fun, different, bubbly first half of the 20th century stuff - Tom O Donnell ( US folksinger): May 16"
Shipcote and Friends (Graham, Cath, Jon, Bongo and Bry) set the evening up, perfectly. So relaxed and at the same time professional regarding playing Shipcote’s warm, friendly style of Geordie swing jazz, plied in ragtime had people on my table thinking they’d seen the main act.Shipcote’s witty observations complete with an in-the-groove sound would place a smile on a granite wall. - Live review- Maurice Hope: May 16
As the band name suggests; Shipcote and Friends actually a band of craftsmen (and woman) who surround and compliment an excellent singer-songwriter; with each bringing their own skill sets; to create a beautiful overall sound" Alan Harrison. Album launch review Feb 16.
A very polished selection of songs, blended together really well for an album that’s a very pleasurable listen. NARC magazine - Jan 16
“ Shipcote and Friends were 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 whiskey. They have a great selection of engaging songs, very tastefully arranged, which the Drystone audience loved. They are a real connoisseur’s band. Thanks again “ - Dave Camlin, Sol’festival .
“An evening of friendly, heart-warming Geordie country swingy music which sent everyone home with a big smile on their face ”- Stu Nimmo, Live Theatre review.
Oct - We will have a new video all done & dusted this month....should be up by the end of month & is great fun.
We have two special gigs this winter on Dec 8th @ Newbiggin Maritime Centre & later on at Old Cinema Launderette in Durham ( Fri 10th Feb)
Were back at The Schooner this month - 21st Oct 6.30pm
Sept - NARC have a food & drink Festival up at Vallum Farm in Northumberland.Its Sat 10th Sept & were playing early on......midday I think.
Our Sept Schooner gig is off as Jon is away most of the month.
Aug - We are Playing The Country Cantina in Acklington Village Hall on Sat ( 6th Aug) Please come & support.....
or maybe Cluny2 on Sun21st Aug as were doing a brilliant show with NYC band Spirit Family Reunion
July - Were playing Summertyne Americana Festival on Sun July 24th on the outdoor stage...come & join us
Here's a little video we made at Willowman Festival
June - Were at the very popular Willowman Festival near Thirsk -Sun 19th June -1pm acoustic stage....If you live in the area come & see us, weve only ever played in Otley in Yorkshire ;-)
May- Its Clennel Hall Folk Fest this month- Were playing Sat 21st May- teatime.Its a lovely setting near Alwinton Northumberland..get yourself there.
April - Were playing a lovely show upstairs at Live Theatre - Sat 23rd April with Canada prairie music greats Russell de Carle trio...be great to see you.
March- Weve just released our second official video (for Old Is Cool album) ... It cost 8 mix ups & a bottle lemonade(see video's /contact page)
Feb - Were playing Clennell Hall Folk Festival on Sat 21st May .... & Here's a nice little review of our duo supporting Gem Andrews gig at Tyneside cinema cafe from NEMM
Our early 2016 shows are now up, on gigs page
Here's a review of our new album, out 22nd Jan the rocking magpie
Were on Amazing Radio - Sat 9th Jan 6-8pm (think later on the broadcast)
Also you can now buy the new album on this site
You can also now download pics on our biog page
Gigs in North East and elsewhere...
About the band + Image downloads
Contact Shipcote & enjoy movie clips.