In partnership with Creative Darlington and Darlington Borough Council we're pleased to announce a series of live streamed gigs, bringing a fine selection of regional artists to your home in this time of national lockdown.
We’re excited to welcome Anna Leigh Stainton, Jamie Farrell and Nadedja plus a special BIG Little Gigs Silly Singalong Session, all of which will be beamed straight to your screens via Facebook live over the next three weeks. Send them your heart & applause emoji, or pop in your song requests for the full virtual gig experience, right from your living room!
FRIDAY 10/04 @ 7PM
ANNA LEIGH STAINTON
Talented multi instrumentalist from Barnard Castle and recent BIMM Brighton graduate, Anna draws her influences from the likes of Adele, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Pink, Florence Welch and Emeli Sande – the powerful voices of the industry. Switching from soft to stunning in seconds, Anna’s sonorous vocals will send shivers through your screens.
SATURDAY 11/04 @ 2PM
BIG LITTLE GIGS
It’s family time on Saturday afternoon with a Silly Singalong Session from BIG Little Gigs’ own Sarah Wilson and her trusty ukulele. Get making your own bottle shakers and cardboard guitars ready for some musical fun! Expect songs you’ll know and some you don’t all aimed at the usual BIG little Gigs crowd of 0-10 years and their grown ups!
FRIDAY 17/04 @ 7PM
Never more comfortable than when behind a microphone, Jamie’s a local favourite who’s spent years developing his everyman brand of blues rock. With conversational storytelling and bold guitar lines behind him, Jamie’s powerful voice and on-stage charisma never fail to keep an audience smiling.
FRIDAY 24/04 @ 7PM
Born in the North-East of Brazil but now making the North East of England her home, Nadedja’s beautiful music combines her soulful, soaring vocals with piano and acoustic guitar-infused melodies, showcasing her honest, raw and heartfelt lyrics drawn from her experiences. Her debut single, ‘Fire’, was selected as track of the week on BBC Introducing and has been featured on BBC Sounds podcast, 'The Next Episode'.
“Staying connected has never been so difficult, and so important.
Locked away in our homes, it can be easy to lose our connection to the outside world, and to each other. It’s especially tough for artists, whose livelihoods have been swept suddenly from beneath their feet. Hosting gigs like these is a really great way of supporting them, keeping audience interaction alive, and giving gig-goers a little piece of live music experience they’re missing at the moment.
We want these gigs to feel personal, like the next best thing to having the artist right there with you, so comment, chat, applaud, and fill our virtual venue with the buzz of social connection.”
Rob Irish, Tracks
To access any of our FREE darlo@home live stream gigs simply tune in to Tracks Facebook page at the times above, sit back and enjoy!