Rob Heron and Tom Cronin are two of the founding members of Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra. This is a new show, exploring alternative arrangements of their classic songs, alongside new music they have been working on through 2020.

Rob and Tom don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, blues, country, rock and roll or whatever else – as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

The Tea Pad Orchestra are eight years into a remarkable story that began at Newcastle University and now sees them playing venues and festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences – from Hank Williams to Django Reinhardt, Tom Waits to The Beatles – yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.

Please note: This event has been rescheduled from Thursday 11 February 2021.

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Derby Hall @ The Met
Individual balcony seats £16; tables (max four people) from £48. Prices include fees.

Ticket buyers can choose to sit around socially distanced tables (maximum four people per table) or in individual seats in the balcony. We have removed many of the balcony seats to allow you to sit in socially distanced groups.

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Rob Heron and Tom Cronin

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