An evening of friendly, heart-warming geordie country swingy music which sent everyone home with a smile on their face.- Stu Nimmo- Live Theatre review - May 14
Music doesn’t have to be complicated to be great; as this new Shipcote & Friends album proves- Alan Harrison - No Depression - June 14
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
I thought the piped music was sounding rather good coming from The Barn stage & when I passed, it was Shipcote & Friends playing live. More than a match for any of the Festival artists. Paul Spencer - Maverick Festival MD July 2014
April - We have a nice show coming up at The Low Lights in North Shields- Thurs 30th April. Its ran by muso legend Jed Grimes & is a funky little room...
March - Twas a good night at Beamish Folk Club- one of the best listening audiences in the north east.....& then Upper Brailes, Banbury & Nottingham were a delight...wooweee. Here's the tune " Homewrecking" on you tube, from our trip to the deep south !!!
Feb - Might be going up to Glasgow in summer ... more soon
Jan 15 - Happy New Year Ship'mates...... shows for 2015 are now up on gigs page
Dec - We had a special awayday in Korks,Otley Leeds on Fri 5th... with the great Brendan Croker & pie & pea supper ...one punter quoted - " You have the perfect sound to brighten up a cold winter's evening. Loved the songs. Hope you make it round this way again sometime"
We put the new song " Facebook' from the session on our movies page (Biog)
Oct - Wev'e been booked already for two good Festivals 2015 - Banbury Blues Fest in March & Clennell Hall Folk Fest in May.... we'll have a trip to Nottingham on way back from Banbury too....weve never played there, so come along & be surprised !
Gigs in Newcastle and elsewhere...
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