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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 -

"A late surprise addition to the billing was Shipcote & Friends. While their music has a jazzy, old-time flavour and sound, the songs relate to contemporary life – as observed by songwriter Graham ‘Shipcote’ . Warm, positive and uplifting, it was just what was needed"


Were playing Red Rooster Festival again this year- Sat 1st June

Nice piece in The Crack magazine - The Crack Magazine - Shipcote

& a great review from The Rocking Magpienew wood poster

The new album's on sale right here on albums page with the Poster below.

A wonderful hand- made wooden limited edition artwork poster in a style from a bygone era. Its truely a fantasic bit of art from Ocholocopress New York State.

Here's the brand new video for our album "Im Quite Happy with That "



" Shipcote & Friends music’s simply played and with many of the songs dashed in humour, and sang in a warm relaxed fashion, what more could one wish for.

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Were back for a one-off at The Schooner, Gateshead. Our place of residence for over three years in days gone bye. Its a teatime special again on Friday 12th April & were in the bar ( I suppose) . We'll be back at The Arch Sixteen Cafe in May too.






Shipcote & Friends with Archie & Pat @ Sinderhope Village Hall (March 19)

What a lovely night out in the wilds of Northumberland presented by Phil Ogg ( who did a smashing opening set of guitar instrumentals)

Archie Brown & Pat Rafferty did their Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham set afterwards ( well their the nearest version of them in UK anyway) Then we played our homespun self penned geordie swing to the locals in an old school room. We had to get Archie & Pat up for a song or two at the end , as thats what you do when your having a brilliant night !!

2019 - We have a few nice gigs in the early part of 2019 & a couple Summer Festiva'sl confirmed. See gigs for details & announcements- (Was updated March )


2018 - We have a few new dates on the gigs page

Weve recorded our new album with John Martindale in Blank Studios ...its called Im Quite Happy With That" We are having a lauch in early Oct & have a real authentic bluegrass band from East Tennessee, Midnight Run as our opener. We will have a couple special guest too with our band. Its Sun 7th Oct @ Gosforth Civic Theatre

We are having a couple live video's taken at Cafe Arch16 on Gateshead side of High Level Bridge on Sat Sept 22nd - 6.30pm . Please come along & be part of the crowd. We will play some other songs off the new album afterwards







Gigs in North East and elsewhere...


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