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Posted October 1
Guitar/Vocals and bass player looking for a drummer to complete 3 piece line-up.  About us; both in our 30s, easy going and always have a laugh. Got pro gear from PA to amps/instruments to lights. Website and online presence all sorted.
Genre is rock n roll, indie and punk, good pub juke box tunes. Can provide full set list and sample vid (little old but get the picture from it). Based in Gateshead and Durham, rehearse at Rocking Horse rooms in Durham City. Get in touch if you fancy a jam. call 07511334398

Posted October 1
‘Borderland’ requires an experienced, reliable and enthusiastic keyboard player with harmony vocal ability and a sense of humour. An open mind and willingness to play a wide range of material for pubs, clubs and functions, along with a professional, organised attitude, and your own gear and transport are essential. Currently playing approx. 40 gigs per year, Age 30+ preferred however the right person is more important than your DOB and gender. The band are primarily based in Newcastle/Gateshead. For full details of what we do see our website www.borderlandmusic.co.uk and, if genuinely interested, please contact Mark on 07739 307631 (please leave voicemail) or email: mark_harrison@totalise.co.uk. No timewasters! All gigs booked will be honoured by our current keys player until the right person is found – is that you?!

Posted September 29
Working pub band playing classic rock and some pop require a drummer, currently gigging across the north east, you need to be versatile, easy going and enjoy classic rock music as well as being able to play pop tunes. now and again.
Booked paid gigs throughout October to fill so this is Urgent, we are currently working with deps.
Call Baz 07843988733

Posted September 25
Classic rock covers band require drummer (GnR, Whitesnake, AC/DC, Bon Jovi etc). Strong frontman and harmony vocals with loads of experience, pro gear and attitude. Newcastle based. If interested, give me a call. Cheers 07825800117

Posted September 25
Drummer wanted for 'Guitars n Stripes'  classic rock/pop Dixon Agency Club/pub band. We are looking for a Professionally minded, experienced, permanent drummer with own transport,drum mics and a commitment to working every weekend.We play material from Gary Moore, Queen, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Free,Skynyrd, Rainbow, Guns n Roses,T.RexMust be fit and able to hump gear and help set up the show.The band is based in Northumberland, Bedlington, Blyth and Morpeth.Contact Martin on 07983357484. Email mart24cam@yahoo.co.uk

Posted September 25
Guitarist wanted, preferably with backing vocals for gigging 6 piece male fronted pub/club/function band covering artists from Bryan Ferry, Police, Men at Work, INXS, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Gerry Rafferty, ELO, Paul McCartney, The Cars, Tears For Fears to Keane, The Killers etc.  Based Tyneside
Email: bandtype1@yaho.co.uk


Posted September 23
Popular North East Rock n Roll outfit The Baldy Holly Band are looking for a lead guitarist. The band have a large repertoire and regularly play at weddings, functions, clubs etc so a degree of musical flexibility is required. Band has quite a busy schedule so reliability and 100% commitment are essential. Guitarist needs to be proficient with the Buddy Holly, Cliff Gallup, Scotty Moore styles. Ability to sing backing vocals would be preferred but not essential. Check out our website at www.thebaldyhollyband.com  Get in touch using our website contact details or by contacting Jamie at j.bell415@btinternet.com Thanks

Posted September 23
Fallen Angel requires an experienced bass player as their current bassist has had to leave for health reasons. Pro attitude and all members have a great pedigree. We are a four piece (Female fronted) and do a whole range of genres. We aren’t looking at playing 3 times a week - Aiming to probably do a few gigs a month and then do some festivals/bike rallies/holiday parks when they arise. Backing vocals would be a bonus + area/age/gender is unimportant.
If this is you, contact me on fallenangelband@outlook.com

Posted September 22
Vocalist/Front Man required , for newly formed 4 piece Rock pub rock band, gigs waiting PA/ lights etc  in place. 4/5 gigs per month, based in Newcastle / Sunderland.   All players  high standard. Please no time wasters or dreamers. Contact Gaz 07707718831   or     garrycroft@hotmail.com

Posted September 20
I'm looking for a bass player for an old school blues band guitarist, drummer and vocalist all waiting ready to practise and get out gigging. Any age and preferably from the Tyne and Wear area willing to car share to gigs and practises. Get in touch with Tony. tony60179@gmail.com

Posted September 18
New Punk/Oi! band looking for a drummer in the Bishop Auckland area. We are based in Hunwick, the members are all in other bands but this is a new project. Influences are 4Skins, Blitz, Cockney Rejects, American Oi! & Hardcore, UK street Punk Oi! etc.etc. will be covers to start with then moving onto our own stuff. Practice will be thursday nights in Hunwick 7pm - 9.30pm all equipment supplied, PA, Amps & Drum kit no need to carry gear. We will be looking to casually gig based on members availability. If interested contact Nev on 07402964780 or email neville.blenkinsopp@sky.com

Posted September 15

Ska Band requires Guitarist. We don't gig every weekend but try to book 2 to 3 a month. Guitarist needs to be able to play at a good standard. We play songs by Madness , The Specials, Bad Manners, The Beat, The Selecter etc.  Contact - Gus 07946211899

Posted September 11

Trumpet player wanted urgently ,well established working band ,dont have to be prolific soloist mainly section and harmonies , 07979128268 , thanks.

Posted September 8

Multi - Instrumentalist
needed for a fully live 5-piece band with 5 part harmonies. We are already established and have a full UK diary and have the prospect of some gigs abroad. Playing Social Clubs, Holiday Centres, Hotels, Weddings and Corporate events. If you were interested the position you would need to fill would be Lead guitarist / bass / keys. Shared lead vocal – Harmonies would be an advantage.
Contact Jack Wade 07507520484. Email Jack.wade92@hotmail.com

Posted September 6
We are 3 remaining members of a band that has played on and off for at least the last 12 years (Guitar, drums and female vocals.)  We need a new bass player and a guitarist willing to share lead/rhythm duties. Backing vocals a definite advantage. We are in our fifties. We play a mix of all kinds of stuff. We are based in Newcastle. A sense of humour is essential. We'd love to hear from you if you think you might be interested. If you've never been in a band before don't let that put you off. If you want hassle-free playing fun, we might just be right up your street. Please e-mail us at malcolmconnor@hotmail.co.uk  Malcolm Connor  07980526467

Posted September 5

Lead/rythem guitarist urgently required for N/E soul band. For more details please ring or txt 07860770720 paul

Posted September 5
Wanted singer, guitarist, bass..pays 60 to 100+ per person. for club, function, pub band.big pa, lighting, van etc.  top agency...for more details ring/text 0750 6470377  email  club.dixon54@yahoo.co.uk

Posted September 1

Established 50s rock n roll/rockabilly trio urgently need lead singer-guitarist to join experienced double bass player and drummer. Gigs booked September / October and November.Contact scurbdog@sky.com
Ian 07540167521Stu 07900488499


Posted September 1
Singer for hobby band. We are looking for a mature person who can commit to meeting every week at a venue near Darlington, who is content with only gigging occasionally and has no ambition to make their fortune or the big time! We are an established band but now regard ourselves more of a hobby band playing for fun and our own enjoyment. Our music is mainly 50s/60s/70s easy listening popular favourites, no heavy rock. If you are interested you can email me at pd@bigwig.net or call me on 01325 730450 for more details.

Posted September 1
Female vocalist required for N/E soul band. Must be comfortable singing Aretha, Tina turner etc. Work waiting great oppotunity for the right gal! Please ring paul for more details. 07860770720.


Posted September 1

We are a hard rock/metal band looking a frontman, who's dedicated enough to do at least one rehearsal per week, and gigs as and when, we are a gigging band and have an hour an a half set so far, we don't really have an age thing, so all welcome to try out! If you wanna sing modern and vintage (80s) rock, metal, nu metal, prog rock/metal, covering bands metallica, iron maiden, nirvana megadeth etc etc...... email me or call/text me on 07415473062

Posted August 30
Feed The Bear [70s rock cover band] require a drummer, no time wasters must be able to commit. Call or leave message with Ben 07932717823 or Andy 07890882052

Posted August 30

Original Geordie metal band Tombstone Crow are looking for a new drummer for writing, recording and gigging all over the country.Must have own kit, skills and attitude to do a kickass job!No time wasters!!Newcastle based.Check us out and drop us a line if interested www.facebook.com/tombstonecrowofficial tombstonecrow1259@hotmail.co.uk

Posted August 28

Singer wanted to complete covers band ( guitar, bass, keys and drums) wide and varied set, first class PA and equipment. Sense of humour would be a bonusWith the right singer we're ready to gig (a male voice would be preferable but a girl with the right voice would be ok). If you want to find out more, call or email Len on07944714110 or lenhust@gmail.com.

Posted August 27
Two reforming musicians require a drummer to complete comercial WMC / bar band, based in Sunderland, vocals would be an asset, we rehearse in central Sunderland please contact ..anewbandadvert123@gmail.com wth telephone number and previous experience

Posted August 26

Guitarist and bassist/synth/programming seek drummer for originals project. If you aren't a drummer but are interested feel free to contact me. Influenced by; Pixies, The National, Deftones, Red House Painters, Phillip Glass, Deafheaven, Radiohead etc. Middlesbrough based. Contact bondpeter@hotmail.co.uk.

Posted August 25

Newly formed wedding/ function band, female fronted seeks pro drummer. As this is a new project must be able to commit to weekly rehearsals within the first few months. Practice area available based in Gateshead. Contact danny-pinder@hotmail.com if interested. Cheers

Posted August 21

Established rhythm & blues band seeks bass player. Must have good gear and transport. Email 2tblues@gmail.com or call 0709-203-7199.

Posted August 21
Singer Wanted for working band. Must be easy going, likes a laugh, be part of a team. Music type Pop/Rock Classic rock etc Gigs already booked. Excellent PA in use, also free practice facility. Tel Steve on 07597 464214 if no answer please leave a message.

Posted August 21
Established tribute to the Cavern's beat groups of the 1960s needs a lead guitarist that can sing and. ideally, play keys too. Make a living from your talent! The band is freelance but works regularly for The Dixon Agency and gigs mainly in the North-East and Yorkshire areas. We also gig further afield-so you must be prepared to travel. Take a look at www.thefabs.uk and, if you need more info, get in touch through thefabs@mail.com

Posted August 20

Singer wanted for established punk covers band based in Aycliffe/ Darlington.Can you be Strummer/Rotten/Vanian all in one night? age not important just the ability to do a wide range of punk tunes from 77-80email al.dave@hotmail.co.uk or conatct me on 07789740738.


Posted August 19

13Cities need female singer. We play broad mix of Americana and alt.Country from contemporary artists like Caitlin Rose, Lydia Lovelass and Richmond Fontaine, through Tom Waits and Drive-by Truckers all the way to Glen Campbell and Dolly Parton. We're a gigging five-piece based between Richmond, Darlington and Guisborough. We're an easy going bunch and are driven by playing good music well, so if you can sing and harmonise, want to join a terrific band and play some great music ........... phil@13cities.com, 0788 777 6290 or Shaun, shaun@13cities.com, 01325 350728


Posted August 17

Commitments tribute/soul band require a drummer to complete line up. Back together after lenghly split. Rehearsals between newcastle and darlington so must have own transport. This will be a full on band with plenty work. If you would like to have a good time with some great people and play class music please get in touch. Paul 07860770720. Cheers

Posted August 17

Lead Guitarist 'wanted' with backing vocals, to complete a 'rock based' duo working for the 'Dixon agency'. My guitarist has taken up a new full time post, so I'm looking for his replacement to start early OCT. Gigs are mainly clubs, some holiday camps & some pubs with the odd private booking / parties etc. . . Need to be available for weekend work mainly. All PA equipment & gear with quality backing tracks & van is provided, Play stuff from 60s to present day, It's a very 'varied' set covering all styles of music but delivered with a bit of a (not heavy) but 'Rocky Edge' . If interested - email me back & include name - number - vixen-band@hotmail.co.uk

Posted August 10
Third female vocalist required for commitments tribute/soul band. Must be 100% committed own transport preffered not essential must be able to rehearse and gig as and when. Will b practising between newcastle and darlington. If u can sing lead and backing and are looking for some great fun this is a great opportunity. please contact paul on 07860770720. Cheers

Posted August 9

Established and experienced band working mainly saturday nights around the North East club scene working through The Dixon agency are looking for an experienced singer /frontman.The band consists of drums, bass,keys and guitar, with a full PA and Lightshow and dedicated roadcrew. Kings Of Leon, Stereophonics, Killers ,U2, Snowpatrol, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Kaiser Chiefs, Deacon Blue, James etc just to name a few. Own transport needed unless you live within pick up distance of Hartlepool. Contact Steve on 07885037054 or John on 07747442494. Thanks.

Posted August 5
Keyboard player required for classic rock tribute band. We have gigs booked in , been established for over 2 years and have own rehearsal space. Playing the likes of 70s Rainbow , Dio, and Black Sabbath. Looking for somebody who is available to Gig once to twice a month (Doesn’t have to be your main band as long as gigs are honoured when booked in). If you are interested call me on 07885200390. Cheers Paul.

Posted August 2
Established, working, fully equiped Teeside Rhythm and Blues band looking for a new singer. Must be an outgoing personality to lead the band from the front. We are looking for a vocalist who can hold an audience. Email with contact details and experience please and we will get right back to you. tsb1234@talktalk.net

Posted August 2
Hi. We're a band looking for a singer. We're a covers band with a wide and varied set list, mixed age, first class equipment, no egos and we really enjoy what we do, all you need is the ability to sing and turn up. We're ready to gig are you? We're based in Wallsend and rehearse on Thursday evenings. If you want to   find out more call Len on 07944714110.  Or email lenhust@gmail.com.





MUSICIANS AVAILABLE  
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Posted October 1
Drummer seeking a regular paid gig that will fit around my existing original bands schedule due to a current band I'm involved with disbanding soon. This schedule can be quite sporadic, some months I have no gigs with this band, others 10-15, but I know my gig list well in advance to give ample notice for a dep.Lots of musicians and bands able to vouch for me, 12 years experience of paid work. All enquiries of corse in the strictest confidence, I can send you my availability straight away. 07926611682 Lloyd.

Posted September 24
Guitarist/keys player seeks band.in my 50s experienced player, rock/pop. etc.clubs, function, pubs.good gear and transport.will travel for the right band. northeast area. 07904292115.........

Posted September 20

Bass player available for a working band, experience, good gear and own transport. Based in Peterlee. Can do deps or join full time for right gig. Not Available to gig one weekend out of every six due to shift work. Looking for a casually gigging band and with the aim of playing some good music, having a few laughs and earning some money along the way. Call/Text me on 07565528347 or email me at mike_brockbanks@me.co

Posted September 14
Hi, have just moved to Whitburn and am looking for like minded musos to play live music in the rootsy, bluesy, americana vein. I play guitar ( electric and acoustic) dobro, cbg and learning the banjo. My influences range from recent Robert Plant to Veronica and the red wine seranaders. I have just setup a nice rehearsal space at home and am ready to go, check out some random youtube stuff on paultilley58 and if you are interested ring me on 07443608672 or email me on paul.tilley58@gmail.com, cheers Paul.

Posted September 9
Singer looking to form or join indie/ rock band doing.... u2 oasis kasabian kings of leon reef ocs the who and many more u get picture. Done 100s a gigs got mass experience no egos just luv the buzz. Im a young looking 40 but age not important. Bishop auckland durham area prefered cheers. Please txt or ring paul on.. 07860770720

Posted September 7

Blues guitarist would like to join working band..own transport..good gear...ring 01429 880104...or email jack.laverick@btinternet.com

Posted September 2

I'm an experienced keyboard player with Pro gear looking for a gigging band in the Stockton area. My music tastes are very varied. I am available most weekends for rehearsals and gigs. Please get in touch if your interested. No time wasters or bedroom musicians, I've had a belly full of them. heat1386@yahoo.com

Posted August 16

Bass Player looking for rock/pop/indie/funk/country band (no metal or classic rock). I have years of gigging experience , own gear & transport and based in Sunderland area. Email me your band info at gwhiteheart@yahoo.com. Thanks

Posted August 16

I am a experienced Drummer Looking For a North East based Classic/Hard Rock band. I have my own quality gear and transport. Music like Whitesnake,Bad Company and Thin Lizzy to more modern numbers like Nickelback and Shinedown etc . Contact ruscleflea@hotmail.com

Posted August 13

Singer from Sunderland, young fun bubbly. I have a deep Amy winehouse, Adele sound to my voice. Red head and up for joining a jazzy 90s style band. Contact Michelle- 07584070466
michelleballmusic@hotmail.co.uk


Posted August 10

Drummer seeking a covers band,70s to present. Like Free, Bad Co, Fleetwood Mac,ACDC, Rolling Stones, Nickelback, eagles etc. Morpeth area. For more info ring Dave 07503155778

Posted August 5

Drummer with backing vocals seeks working band Have kit, mics etc and transport also worked with some top north east bands email
Colinscott59@hotmail.co.uk


Posted August 4

Singer looking to form or join indie/ rock band doing.... u2 oasis kasabian kings of leon reef ocs the who and many more u get picture. Done 100s a gigs got mass experience no egos just luv the buzz. Im a young looking 40 but age not important. Bishop auckland durham area prefered cheers. Please txt or ring paul on.. 07860770720.

Posted August 2
Guitarist available. 43, lead and rythym, good gear/transport and reliable. Durham area but will travel. Played pubs and clubs. Will play original or covers, as long as its entertaining. Really like rock, 70s-present, but will play most things. Backing vocals, no shoegazer. Email turnituploud99@gmail.com

Posted August 2

Experienced Drummer seeks gigging Band.....Teesside Based...own transport..Pro Gear Mics etc.call or text 07722586159


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Posted September 23
2 Mackie SRM 450 (grey) the original mackies of this series.
Powered speakers 450 watts RMS  Great speakers, a few marks on exterior but in perfect working order.   £500 ONO
Contact jonathanclappison@outlook.com   Or 07825395342


Yamaha stage custom 5 piece drum kit for sale. Green, with Sabian and Zildjian cymbals, plus all stands. £400 ovno.
A 5 piece drum mics for sale including carrying case, clamps & cables. £60 Ring Dave on 07503155778 for more info.

Posted September 16

HiWatt Hi Gain 50 combo. Reluctantly I'm having to have a clear out so the HiWatt has to go.
This is an excellent 2 x 12 combo with a huge amount of headroom which means a very loud, clean sound which can be "dirtied" with the channels gain. Channel 2 has been tinkered with by Martin of Stoneham amps to sound like one of his own and now has a cracking lead channel too.
The amp is in very good, clean condition with no problems at all and has the channel switching/mute footswitch.
Dare to be different and have a go of this amp. I'm looking for £400.
Here's a link to a review of the amp. Thanks
Kev 07905 124311
    email: kevthewev@yahoo.com

Posted September 15

Fender American Standard Stratocaster - 2002 model in Candy Apple Red, fitted with factory loaded upgrade Kinman Woodstock pickguard and K5 switching mechanism. 
Fantastic original USA guitar with great tone and in excellent condition. 
Includes original hard case, keys, tags, strap and strap locks. 
Reluctant sale! £575.00 ovno. 
Call or text Michael on 07948 392456 to discuss, view or try.

Posted September 13

Pearl export elx drum kit for sale 10,12,14 and 22" bass drum , in blue lacquer finish. The kit comes with Remo pinstripe heads fitted.
£200 , ....... Can also deliver for fuel !
07463 616035

Posted August 27
Pair of 18" eminence kilomax pro speakers for sale,1250watts 8ohm.
Both speakers in good condition.
Bought in march 2011 & removed from cabs earlier in the year, have fitted 4ohm speakers in cabs as part of up grading pa. £200.
Pick up or can deliver for for cost of fuel if not to far from hartlepool. Copntact Ian on 01429 299612 or email at i.arnold@ntlworld.com


Posted August 26

Up for sale is my rickenbacker 330 in fireglo.this is  a fantastic guitar and it has been looked after.it is in superb condition.I bought this guitar new in 2004.you wont find a better example.my asking price is £1000 if interested please contact kevin on 07736577352.

Posted August 26

Pedals for sale:Analogman modded DOD 250 , modded to original MXR Distortion+ specs , mint , boxed , £65.Electro Harmonix USA Big Muff , mint , boxed , £35.DOD FX30B Gate/Loop pedal , mint , boxed , £35.Chris 07874998377


Posted August 6

I am selling my Ashdown Perfect Ten bass practice amp. It’s a great amp for rehearsals too with 30 watts through a 10 inch speaker. In typical Ashdown style it is  built like a brick sh*thouse with excellent 3 band EQ section and bass boost button. OK for 4 or 5 string basses in active or passive style. It also features a headphone output for silent practice, a CD input for playing along with and an extension speaker outlet. Totally reliable. I am asking £75, which is about half the current new price.Contact Kev on 07885 441048 or email at kevinjcparker@gmail.com

Posted August 6

Items for sales: Bass Guitar, Mint condition, Yamaha BB616 5-string bass, comes with gig bag, £250
Bass Amp, Very Good condition, Ashdown ABM 500 watt Evo II head, with 2x Ashdown ABM 300 watt 1x15” speaker cabinets, £850 for the lot.
Electric Guitar, Mint condition, Gibson SG Special Faded Cherry, comes with Gibson gig bag, £520, Effects Pedals (£350 for the lot if anyone wants to buy them as a bundle).
BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay Pedal,
£100, BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator Pedal, £80, BOSS GE-7 Equalizer Pedal, £60, BOSS OC-3 Octave Pedal, £80, BOSS NS-2 Noise Suppressor, £50, AXL – Stereo Chorus Pedal, £30, thanks. Please contact me on 07565528347, collections only please, welcome to come and try before you buy, based in Peterlee, you can email me at mike_brockbanks@me.com

Posted August 4
PA and Lighting Hire. 2K to 5K rigs to suit. Pub to club/function venues. All quality equipment. Please contact Steve on 07702 191092 or steveforrester2005@yahoo.co.uk