Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, blues, country, rock & 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.

This trio show sees them exploring alternative arrangements of their classic songs, alongside new music they have been working on through lockdown.

The Tea Pad Orchestra are eight years into a remarkable story that now sees them playing venues and festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. 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.

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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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Reviews

“Newcastle’s finest swing-honkytonk-rockabilly band.”

fRoots

“Rob Heron evokes the spirit of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt with a quintet that shuffles and boogies with panache. Infectiously good-humoured.”

Uncut Magazine

“Amazing musicians who play with both passion and a sympathetic regard for the history of the genre.”

Maverick Magazine

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