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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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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 –Live review -Chronicle May 17 (Sage Gateshead supporting Davina & The Vagabonds)

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. Live Review Cluny2 - May17

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)


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1/07/17- We are starting a new residency , once a month @ Station East in Gateshead. Friday Teatime 6.30. The first one is Fri 7th July 17


2017- May 22nd - We have a series of Three video's coming out live from The Barn in Easington. Here's the first one

March 22nd- 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 20th & Sage Gateshead -Tues 23rd May , Maddy Prior's Stepping Stones Fest Cumbria- Sat 10th June

pic from Sage Gateshead


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