Barry Hyde, frontman of the critically-acclaimed Sunderland-born indie band, The Futureheads, is due to play a special date on Tuesday 5th December at the iconic and intimate Jumpin’ Jacks (above the Dog and Parrot) in central Newcastle.
Unlike his other North East tour dates (now sold out), this show won’t be your ordinary solo acoustic gig. On the night, Barry will be headlining an event that will include six up-and-coming songwriters who will play the audience through the decades, starting from the suave 1940s to the new indie-wave of the 2000s, with Barry of cause covering the latter.
Ellie Sunderland will be covering the 40s, Durham finger-picking hero Connor Thomas will be taking care of the 70s, and Heavy Jets frontman Rhys Breen will be covering the 90s.
In terms of Barry’s set, it’s rumoured that he has something a little different in store for gig-goers, as well as obviously playing some of his usual fan favourites and solo work.
The show comes just over a year since Barry’s debut solo release, ‘Malody’, a melancholic and calmer step back from his work with The Futureheads that saw the artist gain notoriety in the music work in the noughties. Although his new material is often the forefront of his solo shows, that’s not to say there won’t be a few Futureheads’ classics thrown in there for good measure.
With much more entertainment to be announced, it’s definitely going to be an unforgettable night.
It’s also advised to get your tickets as soon as possible as the event is heading for a sell-out.
So head down to Jumpin’ Jacks, Newcastle for a night filled with nostalgia.
Tickets, priced at £5.00 in advance, are available from seetickets.com. Tickets on the door, if there are any left, will be priced at £7.00.