Teesside’s very own folk-pop sensations Cattle & Cane, piloted by the sibling duo of Helen and Joe Hammill, spent an incredibly successful 2017 touring with the likes of Tom Odell, Brian Wilson and The Head & The Heart – and they return home to the North East with a highly anticipated Christmas show at Gateshead’s illustrious Sage venue.
Cattle & Cane earned a wide range of airplay from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music after the release of their self-titled EP release back in 2011. From then on it was onwards and upwards for the Teesside five-piece, and in 2012 they travelled to Beijing, China to play for thousands celebrating the Chinese New Year only to find themselves signing on to Sentric Publishing on their return and recording their debut full-length record shortly thereafter.
The quintet also features two more Hammill siblings in Fran and Vinny who occupy the roles of electric and bass guitarists, whilst family friend Paul Wilson completes the ensemble on drums.
After racking up critical praise from the likes of The Independent, BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary and even pop-rock legend Elton John, Cattle & Cane is a band carving a name for themselves on the UK folk scene today thanks to their immense live performances and intense harmonies.
Speaking of their live performances, The Metro stated: “The band’s live show is magical… get ready to clap your hands and sing along – it’s pretty much requisite at a Cattle & Cane show.”
Having been likened to the seminal Fleetwood Mac, it’s pretty clear that Cattle & Cane is here for the long run. 2018 saw the band head to North America to perform at the prestigious Canadian Music Week in addition to their homecoming show at the recently refurbished Middlesbrough Town Hall marking the band’s biggest headline gig thus far.
December’s performance in Gateshead is set to be Cattle & Cane’s one and only regional gig this Christmas so be sure to grab tickets whilst you still can.
Cattle and Cane will entertain fans at Sage 2, Gateshead on Saturday 22nd December. Tickets, priced at £16.40 in advance, are available to purchase online at sagegateshead.com or by contacting the Sage Box Office directly on 0191 443 4661. Please note: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.