Time & Location
27 Nov 2021, 19:30 – 21:45
The Hearth, The Hearth, Main Rd, Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0NT, UK
About the event
Raised on the shores of Belfast Lough in County Down and now living in the Tyne Valley west of Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England (Hadrian’s Wall Country) Gareth has been writing, singing and playing his own songs since his mid-teens. After studying at Newcastle University and cutting his musical teeth busking, playing in local bands and working through his twenties, he turned professional in 2004 and set off on a solo singer-songwriter career which has been gaining momentum ever since. Across that time his music has been featured on BBC Television, national and local radio, and used in a variety of settings - from helping WW2 Arctic Convoy veterans receive the recognition of the UK Government, to the ongoing campaign for international Trade Justice. The broad variety of the subject matter addressed in his songs continues to captivate and engage audiences at live shows up and down the country - odes to iconic Lighthouses, tales of maritime daring and tragedy, tributes to tunnellers in WW1, the landscape of Northumberland’s National Park, songs of hope, love and longing.... and everything in between. Over the years Gareth has collaborated with various artists (Megson, Jez Lowe, Landermason, Yvonne Lyon, Calum Stewart, Rob Halligan) and appeared with many more (Phil Beer, Waterson Carthy, Spiers & Boden, Karine Polwart, Paul Field and Andy Flannagan to name a few).
Gareth will be releasing his tenth full solo album “Truth, Tradition, Prophets & Loss” in October 2021. It follows his last collaborative album “Your Way of Singing” released in August 2019 - which was written and produced in conjunction with Wycliffe Bible Translators after time spent working with Gamo tribal musicians in Ethiopia in early 2019. Alongside gigging throughout the year, Gareth also works on local songwriting projects in the North East of England and is currently Director of Wylam Winter Tales Festival in Northumberland. 2022 will see the release of a follow-up to 2016’s collaboration “The Space Between” with David and Yvonne Lyon based on the Sermon on the Mount. He continues to tour and play a variety of shows featuring material from across his back catalogue like The Seam and North By East.
This gig will be at 50% pre COVID capacity to allow for safe distancing.
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