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Posted June 21
Long established North East rock covers band Tumblin' Dice require a capable and experienced lead vocalist to front the band. Mature band members located around Darlington to Hartlepool areas and playing pubs, clubs and festivals across the North East region. We are looking for a singer with some versatility to take the reins, the ability to play some guitar or keyboards would be an advantage but not essential. You must be reliable and have your own transport. Last set list includes songs from Nazareth, Cream, AC\DC, Led Zeppelin, The Cult, Argent, and similar. Contact by Facebook messenger or email at

Posted June 15

Heavy metal band Millennium UK require a lead guitarist for gig set and recording new material. Transport, good gear and positive attitude is essential. We have a promoter with plenty of gigs ahead. 
Contact Paul.

Posted June 8
required for heavy metal band Millennium UK. Experience and enthusiasm essential. Gigs and recording imminent. Good gear and own transport. Teesside based and practising in Billingham. Contact Paul.

Posted June 2
A guitarist who can sing or a singer who plays guitar. Mature well established N.East club function Group need a .s.a.p. Sixties Seventies set lists.  ring me 07480858471 John.

Posted May 31
Singer wanted
. We are looking for a singer following the departure of our female singer during the pandemic. We are a pop/rock covers band based in Hartlepool & Teesside area, playing 1-2 times per month established for over 10 years. Female vocalist preferred but also male vocalist considered. We are an easy going band with no egos and are seeking similar. If interested please text 07787 100185 for more info.

Posted May 30
Mature vocalist looking for a 60s/70s band must be authentic and competent. I've many years experience ,loyal reliable and good fun.Only one request no jam.Text dave 07836 531929.

Experienced Lead Guitarist wanted to complete a Guitar/Vocals duo for the Pub/Club circuit. Backing vocals/harmonies preferred but not essential. Set list will include 60s - 90s pop/rock classics with some country thrown in. Must have stage presence and own transport and be flexible about what is on the set list and have a good sense of humour.
If you've got this far give me a call on 07486 097126. Cheers, John.

Posted May 28

Drummer wanted for female fronted band, experienced band members, gigging from August. Set list includes Blondie, Joan jett, foo fighters, van Halen, no doubt and more rocky/punky genre. All killer nee filler! Ring 07850527374 for more info.

Posted May 21

wanted: We are a North East based covers band who play pubs, clubs, events and some charity gigs. We are a five piece band gigging once or twice a month. We are looking to replace our current female singer who is leaving following a year of pandemic lockdown. We have gigs in the diary before Christmas and so are looking for someone who can commit to learn our set and step in asap. If interested please contact either Chris on 07788498234 or Paula on 07960052004.

Posted May 14
Hi im an experienced female vocalist looking for experienced band members to join me in a new project of rock/blues songs.
Aiming to gig soon in newcastle/Northumberland areaI require lead guitarist, bassist and drummer. Please contact Sue on 07791419573 for further info.

Posted May 12
wanted. We are an established female fronted 5 piece band. based in Gateshead area. We cover a varied set list rock, pop and blues. Popular covers including Fleetwood Mac, Gary Moore, U2, The Who, Deep Purple and adding more as we speak. We play pubs in the North east and surrounding areas. We are all over 40 and easy going and rehearse usually once a week. We want it to be more about enjoyment. We do have gigs in the diary for 2021. If you are interested could you contact Paul  for more details on  07784156891. No time wasters please. We only want to hear from people who  are  genuinly interested and willing to show some commitment. Thanks.

Posted May 7
We are Tin Soldiers, a 4 piece covers band doing mainly classic British 60s / 70s tunes - Small Faces,The Who, The Jam, The Kinks, The Animals, The Stones, Beatles etc with some Britpop - Oasis and OCS
We are looking for a keyboard player to join us to complete the line up and really fill out the sound. Backing vocals would be a real advantage. We're all experienced musicians and have gigs under our belt already so we're pretty much good to go although we've changed singers quite recently. We're looking for someone with gear and transport who can commit to weekly practice on a Wednesday evening at Traxx Studios, North Shields.  Thanks.

Posted May 3
Looking for bass, drums and keys to join female singer and male guitarist for a Fleetwood Mac\Stevie Nicks tribute, if your a Mick Fleetwood or a John Mcvie or a Christine Mcvie we are putting together a show and would love to hear from you (male or female) for functions, clubs, festivals and theatres based in North East. Passionate about playing and easy to get on with the main ingredients we need (we don't do drama), you don't even need to look like them. Why not get in touch by messenger and tell us a bit about yourself. or telephone 07759 045132.

Posted April 28
Accomplished lead guitarist
wanted for Dakota, a quality 4 piece NE rock & indie band 15 years on the scene.  We're looking for someone as similarly capable and easy going as our outgoing guitarist. We're Newcastle based and will be getting back to gigging around the North East 3-4 times a month once restrictions ease.  We're revamping some of our set so you'd not be the only one learning new material. The usual applies: good gear, good attitude, own transport, you know the drill. Contact us via or phone Mal - 0785 0416254.

Posted April 26
We are looking for an experienced keyboard player to join our band, we are an experienced female fronted band playing festivals, corporate events and parties. We have gigs in the diary and are ready to go. Our music style is based on 70s 80s disco right up to modern hits. We are looking for someone with pro gear pro attitude and own transport. We are based in Durham. If interested please text Mike on 07496 080566.

Posted April 17
Bass player wanted for female fronted new band (all experienced members) gigs lined up Influences pop/rock blondue, Joan jett etc
Contact mal on 07535043120.

Posted April 15
Bass player needed for an original band in the Tyne and Wear area. Must have own transport and be reliable. The music is a mix of rocky to chilled. If interested please email

Posted April 4
I am a solo singer/guitarist and mandolin player looking to form electro/acoustic duo/trio, in the Americana/Irish genre. My setlist includes songs by Eagles, Tom Petty, Byrds, Pogues, Steve Earl and many more...As a gigging artist I have good gear inc. PA, and a good rehearsal space in Seaburn. Must be of a decent standard, have an easy going personality and be available to gig regularly. If this is for you please give me a ring on 0191 529 3303 or 07949 919850.Cheers, Paul.

Posted March 8
Heartbreaker, a tribute to Free and Bad Company are looking for a new bass player. Usual requirements:- must have good gear, your own transport, reliable and able to learn the setlist. No multiple band players thanks. The band is also learning a mixed covers setlist to run parallel to F n BC setlist. Mixed covers are varied ranging from The Police, 10cc, Lizzy, Frankie Miller, Nazareth, Zeppelin. Band are around 60 years old age group and based Gateshead, stanley, hartlepool. Gigs are lined up from June usually gigging one or two times a week. Email or phone/text Gordon on 07475029338 thank you.

Posted March 7
Hi we are beyond blonde a female fronted band doing stuff from blondie, kim Wilde, Joan jet cranberries, pink ect looking for a guitarist and maybe a keyboard player 2 we have gigs booked in festivals ect if your interested please email me on or text me on 07940264663.

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Posted June 17
I'm a mature experienced Drummer with pro gear and attitude, looking to join a classic rock/pop club band following a 10 month band breakdown with the covid infection I need to get back to entertaining the punters asap.  I'm into ACDC, Whitesnake, Smokie,  Bryan Adams to name a few but willing to try most genres. Phone John 07771571284.

Posted May 28
Punk oriented fast and powerful drummer seeks punky up tempo band. Hard rock, hardcore, punk, kinda stuff. 48 years old with plenty experience and pro gear ready to go. Own transport and non shift worker. Send me a message. South Northumberland / Newcastle upon Tyne area

Posted April 28

with 25 years experience, can read and play to click, looking for working band, either clubs/weddings or established original acts.  I currently teach drum students, here is a link to my page, aged 40 with van and equipment.  Tel: 07891343524 Olly.

Posted March 26
Double bass player looking to join up with people to play authentic country/bluegrass/blues (not classic rock covers in the style of), for fun and the odd gig here and there (if and when venues open up again). Based in Tynedale. Good gear and transport. Time wasters not tolerated, so if you're 'just putting feelers out' don't contact me. If you are up for it drop me a line at

Posted February 25
Very experienced drummer dep drummer harmony vocalist seeks pre covid established covers band ive got acoustic and electronic kits cajon percussion set up can play acoustic guitar reliable transport willing to play for nothing or expenses if required not looking for new band unless they have contacts for gigs call barry on 07722425557.

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