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

Shipcote and Friends: Gentle geordie country swing

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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


A very polished selection of songs, blended together really well for an album that’s a very pleasurable listen. NARC magazine - Jan 16

Every week in 2015 I received albums from all around the globe; but none excite me as much as when Shipcote has a new disc. For nearly 10 years now Shipcote; with or without his Friends has been my default setting for cheering myself up when things get bleak; - The Rocking Magpie, new album review, 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’fest .

“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.

"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.Cluny2 album launch review Jan 2016.

I thoroughly enjoyed Shipcote & friends @ The Ireby Fest. Its lovely relaxing music - and such a skilled bunch of musicians too ” - Phil Simpson, Regent Music.

“ I thought the piped music was sounding rather good coming from The Barn stage & as I passed, it was Shipcote & Friends playing live. Their more than a match for any of the Festival artists.” - Paul Spencer, Maverick Festival MD.


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Blog Stuff


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 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

Jan 2016 - Here's two lovely new live review's from our album launch in late Jan

Shipcote & Friends 1

Shipcote & Friends 2

Our early 2016 shows are now up, on gigs page

We are playing at Willowman Festival in mid June. Its just North Yorks so be great to see people there (more details later).

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...


Shipcote Rides Again

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