Tracks in partnership with Darlington Borough Council have organised another series of livestreamed gigs. From mid-May 2020, the gigs will bring incredible regional artists to your home to keep everyone entertained and provide something for people to look forward to.

The line-up includes some hotly tipped artists who’ll most certainly do huge things as soon as the world lets them get back out there. There are also two BIG Little Gigs on the programme which are designed to get the whole family involved, with home-made instruments and joining in with plenty of silly songs.

Rob Irish from Tracks said: “These livestream gigs are the new normal at the moment for artists and audiences alike. People have been loving them, and we’ve loved being able to present them. This time we’ve really gone for a cutting-edge line-up with some of the best emerging artists the region has to offer, and it’ll be a privilege to (virtually) see people enjoy their performances straight from their devices.”

Programme by Tracks:

HJM Bradshaw: Thursday 14th @ 7pm
While playing cello for the likes of Nel Unlit, Tom Joshua and John Bramwell, Harriett has recently stepped out on her own into the world of songwriting and taken all her musical virtuosity and crystalline vocal talents with her. Now crafting soaring folk ballads of her own, her ethereal debut ‘Mermaids and Pondskaters’ was picked as a Track of the Week on BBC Music Introducing on BBC Tees.

Eve Conway: Friday 15th @ 7pm
As seen at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019, Eve Conway sings relatable folk ditties that talk of love, loss and the everyday grind, performed with a street swagger that hypnotises as well as energises crowds. Eve is an emerging artist whose gritty brand of pop music is delivered with spine-tingling effect. Armed with her acoustic guitar and vocal pedal, she can fill any space with beautiful and inspiring sounds.

BIG Little Gigs featuring Claire Willmer: Saturday 16th April @ 2pm
Claire Willmer, singer and voice coach from Voices of Darlington, invites you to RAISE THE ROOF with awesome upbeat singing and movement.

Martha Hill: Sunday 17th @ 7pm
After being tipped as one of BBC Introducing’s ‘ones to watch’, followed by a feature on Jools Holland, Martha Hill is one of the most exciting upcoming artists of 2020. Funded by the coveted PRS’s Women Make Music Fund, and also a Rebalance finalist, Hill released her debut EP ‘Be Still’ in October 2019 which received support from BBC 6music, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Spotify Playlists (among others).

Emily Whitfield: Thursday 21st @ 7pm
If you live in Darlington and like good music, chances are you’ve seen Emily touring the town’s venues for years and been blown away by the power of her voice. If you haven’t, then you’re in for a treat with Emily’s with vocal prowess.

Cortney Dixon: Sunday 24th @ 7pm
Championed by BBC Introducing in the North East as one of their Top Ten Tips for 2020, has recently released her new single ‘Nobody Knows’ from the forthcoming ‘Our Intuition’ EP produced by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics/Charlatans).

BIG Little Gigs featuring Sarah Wilson: Saturday 30th @ 2pm
Sarah and her trusty ukulele are back with even more silly songs to share with you and your little ones. Sarah’s previous sessions have featured songs by The Flaming Lips, Bob Marley, They Might Be Giants and more. Grab your shakers and cardboard guitars and join in.

Ridley Woof: Sunday 31st @ 7pm
An old blues soul based in the North East of England, delivering a fiery sermon of split milk and melting shipyards. As heard on BBC Radio 6 music and BBC Radio 1.