The North East local band scene

A special charity gig celebrating the local music scene as well as a lost loved one is to be held next month in Washington. Featuring six of the most venerated bands hailing from Washington and the surrounding area, The Hometown Parade is not only intended to be a showcase of local bands, but is also dedicated

Why our tribute to Stephen must be upbeat

Tributes were paid today to an “upbeat and always smiling” Teesside lad whose life was tragically cut short in his favourite nightclub. The friends of Stephen Donovan spoke as they announced a musical celebration for him at the Ku Bar, Stockton, where he died. Stephen, 23, an apprentice Corus engineer from Normanby, collapsed in March while