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
He writes songs that are warm, humane and down to earth - and also leavened with a little gentle humour. I hope it's only a matter of time before his songs get picked up by more commercial acts. Keep an ear out for Shipcote & Friends, anyway - definitely something of a hidden treasure.
John Davey - Flying Shoes 2011.
Good - humoured & warm - hearted songs celebrating life in a somewhat idiosyncratic & thoughly entertaining fashion. David White - R2 Magazine June 2012
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 July2012
We played quite a bit at Maverick Fest ( 2 shows) , sold a few cds & were as proud as peacocks - see pic
Nice review from Alan Harrison in No Depression this month.....No Depression
Also weve had two really great gigs ( Clennell Hall - pic below & Studio In Live Theatre)
May - Three new cds on sale here - on the albums page......& sample music on soundcloud.Just press play tracks.... !!!
We have lots gigs too....check out the gigs page as were playing our first Festival this month @ Clennel Hall nr Morpeth - Sat 17th
April - Had our Album launch at Live Theatre - The Studio with special guest Brendan Croker, & a great review said "They played out their skins"
March - Back at Schooner
Feb - Band members Graham & Cath had an awayday in Darlington recording a duo album. It will be out alongside the Shipcote & friends cd
Jan - Happy New Year, were concentrating not on live gigs, but on sorting a couple cds for recording & mixing...
Gigs in Newcastle and elsewhere...
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