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Posted November 21
Lead/acoustic guitarist wanted for Celtic Rock Wedding Function band, Top Rates. Based in Newcastle.   Backing vocals an advantage.
Tel:07463182106  for more info.

Posted November 19

Guitarist wanted for hair metal cover band - Motley Crue, Poison, GnR, Twisted Sister, Warrant etc. Big hair, big egos, tight pants. Looking to do a tribute to this era - we're going for the full look so be prepared to wear a wig (unless you're blessed with a bitchin mane of hair), and dust off your spandex! We don't care about age - we're 30 odd to 50 something -  you just need the energy and sense of humour to make this a fun project. Drop me message if your pants are tight enough!

Posted October 29

Wanted Lead vocals (male or female, strong vocals with stage presence), bass player, keyboard player if you play another instrument ie sax or guitar would be useful, needed to join lead guitar and drummer based in the North East. PA and lighting provided so very little humping to do 2 shows one an eighties show the other many different genres 80s,90s,00s. Ability to own a stage needed, age unimportant male or female. Once restrictions are lifted rehearsing to be done. Tel 07759 045132 email

Posted October 25

Hi, we are looking for a Bass player to join an original band, age unimportant but must have transport and be friendly. We practice in Gateshead. Music is rocky to chilled out. Email

Posted October 7
We are Tin Soldiers - Tyneside covers band doing Small Faces, Kinks, Who, Stones, Animals, Jam, Ocean Colour Scene, Weller, Beatles, Oasis etc. We need a new singer. We have a few gigs under our belt. We'll be looking to gig a couple of times a month when we can
You must : Be able to commit to weekly practice at Traxx North Shields, we've been doing Tuesdays 7 till 9. Have own transport
And most important - Be able to belt out the songs in tune Ideally:
You've fronted a band before Can play guitar Give me a text on 07973321926 if you fancy a try out and we'll get something sorted - thanks, Kev.

Posted September 15
We are looking for a keyboard player with a dynamic attitude to join an energetic group of people who preform all across the North of England and the borders. We are a six piece function band covering music from 70s 80s disco right up to modern day classics. We are double female fronted and a female keyboard player with harmonies would be fantastic. We are looking to create our new show ready for the summer of 2021, must have own transport and Pro Gear. If interested please call Mike on 07496 080 566.

Posted September 9

Singer wanted for rock/pop covers in Hartlepool/Teesside area. Established band for last 12 years. Singer now decided to leave after a great run. Need someone who is flexible and friendly and willing to slot in and bring new ideas. Age not important, male or female. We generally gig once or twice per month and practice regularly at the Pig Pen. In the first instance, please text 07787 100185.

Posted September 3
We are looking for a drummer, for a covers band, we already have vocal, guitar and bass in place just looking for a good drummer, we are all aged around early 40s, so similar age may be a good fit, we do covers by; The verve, Cast, Oasis, Quo, Weller, the who, the Beatles, stone roses, the smiths, OCS, The Jam etc If this interests you, please give us a call on; 07769 864771 Or 07950474031.

Posted September 2

Guitarist and drummer need singer bass player to form rock band both of us have wealth of experience so no time wasters please,indie musos need not apply .call me on 07535552399.

Posted August 25
Bassist, Lead Guitar and Drummer Required for well paid wedding band. I have a number of confirmed, well-paying weddings to perform at in 2021 and am looking for musicians to fill the dates. I am receiving new enquiries daily and expect to have a full diary through summer at least and will pick up more along the way. Its a relatively rocky set with a couple of folk-pop and classic funk tunes thrown in too. If youre in a pub band and are unsure of the wedding scene, let me know and we can talk it through. The earnings are 3 to 4 times what you are currently getting per gig and you can have just as much fun if not more!  Email and Ill send you some more info.

Posted August 21
Covers band The Test Pilots are looking for a new bass player. Excellent bass-playing ability, professional gear and a sense of humour are a must - backing vocals would be a bonus too. We have our own PA system and lights and will look to gig between 2 to 6 times a month when normality returns. If you haven't seen us, we're a laid back bunch but like to play tunes to a high standard. Please get in touch if you think you fit the bill. Contact can be made via Facebook page - or call/text Dave on 07808 888346 for more info - cheers.

We are an established North East based (Newcastle/Gateshead/Durham) five piece band covering Southern Rock, West Coast Rock and Country Rock material. Looking for drummer. We once a week, usually Fri, Sat or Sunday (sometimes but rarely twice) playing pubs and clubs throughout the North East. Our driving force are 3 and 4 piece harmonies and a tight backline, songs by The Eagles, Blackberry Smoke, Neil Young, CSNY, Stephen Stills, The Band, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd etc. Average band age is 60. Some rehearsal rooms are now open so we are looking to audition soon. If this is your thing please call 07505 234 143 

required for The Whole Hog.  Must be experienced, have good gear,  own transport, and ready play several gigs a month. Please email contact details and some info about your experience to With the current lockdown, not much happening re gigs, but it does give us a good time to get a new drummer up to speed, for when we start regular gigs again.

Posted August 17
Were a well-established Northeast Indie rock band looking for a lead guitarist. We have been going for over 15 years now, playing pubs, headlining local festivals and promoting popular indie covers and our own original material recorded on five albums which have been played on radio and received excellent reviews in the press. Wed like to find someone with a dynamic stage personality and capable of demonstrating modern styles and sounds and with backing vocals. Email with details to

Posted August 14
Music Collaboration - Want to get musically active during lockdown? Then I have the answer? I am an experienced Pro level Songwriter Guitarist Musician who is looking for a female vocalist for online music collaboration & recording. All the mandatory tools the incoming vocalist would require are as follows > Audio Interface, Vocal Mic, Computer / Laptop, & be required to install the Free> VST Performer for the Steinberg website. I offer the chance to record live online face to face, and in return offer my services as a musician should the incoming singer have any songs, they wish me to collaborate on. Please provide  audio links and email me at:

Posted July 17
Bass player required to complete line up for 70s 80s and 90s rock band. Alice Cooper, poison, journey, ac/dc etc. Looking to practice soon, hopefully 1-2 gigs a week. Contact Steve 07979593757.

Posted July 6

Country/Irish/Soft rock duo, guitar vocals and Cajon, are looking for a third member who can play an instrument and add some vocals. Gimme a call on 07949 919850, cheers Paul.

Posted June 14

4 piece metal/hard rock band require a bass player to complete the line up in a project. Influences are Metallica, Megadeth, Maiden etc etc. We won't be doing rock classics but focusing on the heavier side of metal. We need a competent player with plenty of stage presence and experience. We are based in and around Durham, age not important as long as the ability is there. This will be predominantly 80s thrash/metal so if you're after Thin Lizzy & Bruce Springsteen this isn't for you. If you're the Cliff Burton style you've got the job ;) own gear and transport essential contact via email

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Posted November 23
19-yr-old guitarist looking to join/form dedicated, ambitious rock band to do covers and originals, would prefer to be the only guitarist but would be more than happy to be lead guitarist with a rhythm guitarist. Based in South Shields/Newcastle but can drive and travel around Tyne and Wear and further afield. Ideally looking for people my age (late teens to mid-20s) but open to *anything* at all. Loads of influences of all genres but mainly Rush, Queen, Slash, Manics etc. If you have any questions at all, text 07914003232 or email

Posted September 7
Guitar player looking for a gig or looking for other likeminded people to put something together. I am looking to join or form a band that does or is interested in playing commercial heavy rock (all decades from 60s onwards, particularly the 80s). Musically tastes are broad but mainly guitar driven bands, I also love 80s pop music and open to suggestions. I am committed and dedicated, have a professional attitude when involved in a project but also easy going I have own equipment and transport. So if this ad is of interest give me a shout on

Posted August 21

Hi i play bass and i am looking to form or join a band my era is 60s/70s some 80s music anyone out there interested in starting a band or looking for a bass player give me a ring on 07769825392 .


Posted July 21

Guitarist looking for a vocalist to form a duo playing most stuff, preferably 60s music with a couple of Shads in the mix , I have 2 sets put together that I can send you to look at, I will be playing all the guitar work and vocal harmonies and can provide the backing tracks if needed, also pa provided ,this project will be for 2021 pub gigs with any luck before , must be 100% committed with rehearsals once a week if possible, if interested get in touch for more info on 07949387293 wallsend area cheers derek.

Posted April 3

Experienced drummer harmony vocalist seeking covers band and gigs after covid nineteen theres no doubt things will change there will probably be less pubs to play in with allot less money to spend on entertainment so I am putting myself forward now as someone willing to play for expenses or maybe nothing after the crises is over as that may be all there is for some time to come got good gear drum mics drum kits and experience so if youre looking to the future and thinking along the same lines note down this number barry from consett 07722425557 can offer cajon and percussion and acoustic guitar if required.

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FOR SALE: S*ldenaf*l tablets (generic Vi*gra). Effective, cheap. Email for initial enquiry. Discretion guaranteed.

Posted November 2

Wanted Boss ME 50B bass multi effects pedal. As long as the pedal has full functionality Im not too bothered about its cosmetic appearance. If you can help please ring or text me on 07854 351665 and Ill respond as soon as I can.

Posted October 20
At home music videos. High quality, stress free and COVID friendly videos for social media or your website. As an experienced videographer, I can guide you through recording the footage at home using everyday tools you will have access to, then I will edit it all together for you to a professional standard. Typically, I can do all this for 60 (12 each for a five piece band!). If you're interested, just get in touch (no commitment) at and I'll explain how it works.

Posted July 22
Cornford Harlequin 6w handwired valve combo. Pine cabinet, V30 speaker. Mint condition, home use only, 300. Chris 07874998377.

Posted June 6
Wharfdale powered monitor speaker 300watt. Ideal for gigs and rehearsal & a good addition to any p.a., a bit scuffed but in working order, 50 no offers. Pick up only no later than june20th.
Ring Mick 07932211593

Posted April 6
Suhr Shiba Drive pedal. Classy, boutique overdrive pedal (metal casing).    Quite a creamy,  "mid" voiced pedal which helps you cut through any band mix.  Probably one of the silkiest, smoothest overdrives on the market.  Very Larry Carlton (ish), and Robben Ford (ish) in character, also  3 way voicing switch can give you a classy, violin,y tone,  plus it  cleans up beautifully from your gtr. volume control.  Mint with orignal box and manual. No offers thank you.   100.  Tel: 0191  4174299.