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Musician, Gateshead and Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, North East England

Shipcote and Friends: Gentle geordie country swing

Hiya ••• We are Shipcote & Friends -

check out our new official video

& NEW ALBUM still available - OLD IS COOL AGAIN



& Here's a ticket link for our special show case @ the State Bar in city centre of Glasgow .... its on Sun 9th April with the wonderful Mary Jean Lewis too.



The daftest and coolest video of 2016- Rocking Magpie (Dec 16)

Mr Wonderful's video's wonderful - love the cameo's too - why wasnt I in it ? Steve Drayton "Mr Drayton's record player" - (Dec 16)

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.



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2017- noted early year dates for your diary -, Hawick Folk Club - Mon 10th April & ( The State Bar Glasgow - Sun 9th April ),Clennell Hall Folk Fest - Sat/Sun 20th & 21st May , Maddy Prior's Stepping Stones Fest Cumbria- Sat 10th June

Here's a poster for our Glasgow show on Sun 9th April with the amazing Mary Jean Lewis & One Lowman doing the support


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