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Posted February 27
The Delmonts a Cleveland/Teesside based 5 piece rock n roll band (50s-60s) are looking for a guitarist or keyboard to start ASAP.
The band is based in the Cleveland area and try to play a couple of times a month, own transport required.for more details message or call Ray on 07811710823 or email

Posted February 21

Earthshaker a tribute to Y&T require a dedicated drummer. Based in North East. Seaham, Sunderland and South Shields. Gear and transport required. Serious interest only please. Please email 

Posted February 16

Contraband, one of the hardest gigging rock/blues bands with a full diary, require a drummer to replace our current skin basher as he is moving onto pastures new. Must have transport, good gear, ( drum mike's etc...etc..), and be up for regular gigging. If you think you can cut the mustard text me on 07809904838 or email

Posted February 14

Bass player wanted for reforming sunderland based band, age unimportant, must have gear, experience and transport, contact = / 07947591197.
Emerald Stone looking for a bass player with transport. We are an original friendly band, playing a mix of rocky to chilled out music and practice in Gateshead. Music can be heard on

Wanted. We are an established female fronted  5 piece band. based in Gateshead area. We cover a varied set list rock, pop and blues. Fleetwood Mac, Gary Moore, U2, Led Zeppelin The Who and adding more as we speak. All competent and experienced  musicians. We are all over 40 and easy going and rehearse usually once a week. We do have gigs in the diary for 2020. 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 February 13
Tin Soldiers require Sound/Lights Engineer for gig at Queens Head, Cullercoats, Saturday 6th June 2020. If interested please contact direct Lenny 07954488917, Email: or message our Facebook site Tinsoldiers@band.

Posted February 12
Wanted – Lead singer / Frontman for Zen who are the Ultimate 80s band in the North East with a reputation for an incredible live show! If you can play guitar, that is even better!If you've seen us play, you'll know what we're after - amazing vocals and charisma to light up and electrify both on and off the stage.If you know of anyone who fits the bill, drop Brad a message at send any sound bites / videos and any other useful information direct to call Brad directly on 07889 453024.

Lead Guitarist is required by established mature bandOur lead guitarist is stepping down and we need to fill this position as soon as possibleA lead guitarist/backing vocalist would be a bonus but not essentialWe perform songs by The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Hollies, Searchers,Status Quo, Tamla Motown and good old Rock & Roll and all are included in our setWe are all from the Darlington/Teesside area and if interested Please Contact 07467 600761.

Posted February 11

No Dice are looking for a drummer good gear and transport we are a blues rock 4 piece with years of experience playing Clapton, SRV, Paul Rogers Rory Gallagher, and many more if you are interested get in touch cheers

wanted for new female fronted rock covers band, age not important, but the ability to have a laugh, play good music and a bit dedication is. all seasoned players, aged 30s to 50s. materiel ranging from zeppelin to maiden ,audioslave , patti smith, a mixed bag ,no thrash, but open to ideas,not looking to be the next big thing,so if your looking for an income ,this is not the band for you. looking to play couple of times a month ,to a good standard, and enjoy it..based in Dave thanks.

Posted February 10

Bass player wanted for working club band.Regular weekend work playing songs from the 60s to now.Based in Newcastle/Sunderland.Email for more info.

Posted February 8
Bass Player WantedFunction/Wedding band. Professional/Reliable. Good rates.North East area. Tel: 07463182106.

Experienced drummer looking for musicians to start exciting and creative band with style (originals or covers - don’t care as long as it's interesting) - Velvet Underground, Nick Cave, Bowie, Julian Cope, REM, Smiths, PiL, Talking Heads, Wire, Triffids, Doors, Television, Gun Club, Morphine, The National - that sort of thing. Please - No metal, hard rock, blues, Chilli Peppers or ‘Disney’ punk (Green Day, Fall Out Boy etc, etc)!!!. Just fun to start with - it’s not a career! I’m based in Morpeth, Northumberland with own gear and transport etc. Call Ian on 07553 933353 or email

Posted February 6
Bass player wanted to join mature  rock n roll / country covers band beatles elvis cochran quoberry stones eagles roxy shadows cash nelsonventures etc for local gigs good pa systemcontact Ray 07761049849.

Posted February 3
Keyboard/Piano player
with appropriate gear required for different, more eclectic 70s, 80s and modern covers band of various yet accessible genres, based in Redcar. None of the usual obvious songs of well known and lesser known bands for us. Most of the set is keys/piano driven, therefore, we (Vox, Bass, Drums, Geets) need a confident, versatile, talented 'fingersmith'. If you can sing, then that will only enrich the final product, but don't worry too much, as its your tinkling wizardry we really want! Mark: 07754 731189.

Posted February 1
We are looking for 2nd guitarist and a bass player for elvis 50s 60s 70s band.we have shows booked from end of march onwards.only apply if time wasters as had plenty of them down the years.Thanks for looking.Tel 07488387221.


Posted January 27

Cleveland based 5 piece rock n roll band (50s-60s) are looking for a guitarist to start ASAP, we are based in the Cleveland area and try to play a couple of times a month, own transport required.
for more details message or call Ray on 07811710823

Posted January 23
Guitarist wanted for 50s/60s tribute band. We are looking for someone willing to play 6 gigs per month, which is our target. We do have bookings already lined up. We are :- female and male Lead vocalists (our bass player is the male vocalist). Our drummer also sings as does our keyboard player. Our female vocalist plays acoustic guitar. Contact us by email at:- susikeys@live.comLook forward to hearing from you.

Posted January 21

Bass player needed ,must be dedicated ,no time wasters please contact me on 07535552399.

Posted January 20
Country/Irish trio are gonna lose a member of our band so are looking for a replacement. We are me Vocals/guitar and Sue Percussion/backing vocals and are looking for a player to add colour to our sound, be it fiddle, banjo, accordian etc..... anything considered so get in touch and we can have a chat. We have a setlist worked up and look to play 2-4 times a month in venues that suit our vibe. Gimme a shout on 0191 529 3303 or 07949 919850, cheers Paul.

Fiddle Player and Banjo Player
Wanted. We are a 4 peace and, Guitar/Mandolin and Lead Vocals, Lead guitar and keys Harmony vocals, Double Base and harmony vocals. and Drums. We are playing a range of old and modern Country and Bluegrass. If you want to know more please get in touch. We rehearse and Jarrow on a Wednesday night. Money hunters need not apply.
0191 4283385.

Posted January 19
Drummer and Keys who can groove and improvise required for 1 gig a month initially that can be flexible so ok if your in a band Hendrix, Cream, Zepp, Free, Who type vibe....07803640235.

Posted January 17

New Y&T tribute band Earthshaker require a permanent bass player. We are based in the North East UK. Durham, Newcastle, Seaham and Sunderland. Experience, good gear and transport a must. Preferably with vocals for backing/harmonies. Please email or call/text 07976934179 with contact details. Thank You.

Posted January 15

Bass Player wanted for The Whole Hog.  Must have experience, good gear and own transport.  Vocals would be an asset.  We play every weekend, so must be prepared to play regularly.  tel 07880746648.

Blakk Sabbath are an established tribute band in the northeast.We are looking for a new Tony Iommi to help take this band to the next level - touring the UK, Europe and beyond.Do you have what it takes to fill Tony Iommi’s shoes?100% Commitment, Pro attitude, pro gear, a willingness to travel and a great sense of humour are essential.To apply for an audition please ring this number 0191 389 6114, leave a message stating your name, contact details, a brief description of your experience, play us at least one Tony Iommi riff down the phone, then tell us why you would be the best person for this role. Good luck, We will be in touch very soon.

Bass player wanted for working originals and  reforming sunderland based covers band, no age limit but own transport and equipment prefered, 70s to current day,

Posted January 13

Drummer wanted for reforming sunderland based band, age unimportant, contact =

Posted January 11
Teesside based rock n roll band looking for a guitarist to start ASAP, playing songs from the 60s by Little Richard, Cliff Richard etc... contact Steve on 07903 466 883.

Posted January 7

Singer \rhythm player needed to join mature easy going guys for bluesy rock band we are from consett sunderland and Washington and usualy meet up in Gateshead for rehearsals bass drums and lead already in place ,we are looking to do gigs in pubs etc transport is a must ,think zz top ,Hendrix ,cream, lizzy bonamassa .and whatever else floats your boat .tel dave 07547576085 ,

Posted January 4

Drummer wantedband seeking drummer to gig, record, do videos and new songs.Us? We’re in tees valley and write our own stuff, We’ve been compared to REM, and the Cure but we think were a little bit heavier and wider than that due to our newer stuff.We need a drummer who can do more than keep time, we need some creativity as well.If you are interested.Text Tamsin 07486616597.

Posted January 3
North East covers band require a drummer. We play 50 to 60 times a year, but your not expected to play that amount if you can't, we have a couple of people who can fill in. We play indie, punk, rock, pop (when required) and most things in-between from the past 6 decades. We are Teesside/Durham based  and rehearse on a Tuesday . We are well established (8 years in), and easy (we think) to get along with. We need someone who is good (but not flash), no backing vocals (just drum), no ego, and reliable. If you think you may fit the bill, please get in touch, John 07746052440.

The Vinyl Chimes require a keyboard player.We are an established band doing the alternative side of the 80s ( Smiths / Cure / Talking Heads / Dexys / Specials /Madness / Waterboys - need someone prepared to go down the new wave / indie / synth route too.We play on average 3 times a month and have a full diary of gigs taking us into 2021. ( this includes the 02 Academy on April and big corporate event in October ) We rehearse at Gingers in Pelaw ( Gateshead )Send me a message if you think this is for you.Check us out via our Facebook page and there is are also lots of YouTube footage

Posted January 2

Guitar vocals wanted to complete a 60s 70s band with bass drums and guitar three vocals if interested please phone billy on 07877269895 we are from the Newcastle area cheers.

Guitarist and drummer looking for singer, bass player for covers band.must be keen and dedicated as we're both experienced players.looking to create the ultimate covers band .contact me on 07535552399.

Posted December 21

Hey, i'm looking for a songwriter(s) to join forces with and write some top tunes. I have a small studio we can use and endless rehearsal space/time.  If you play keys that'll help but all are welcome. Drop me a message: 07854105994, cheers, Steve.

Posted December 15

Drummer wanted , To join mature Rhythm and Blues band in Hexham tyne valley areas Enthusiasm over Technical Ability We practice in Newbrough village school hall Tuesday evenings 7pm 9pm we play Occasional gigs please contact myself John on 07956706795 or kevin on 07885876461.

Posted December 13
We are an Original Music + Covers band project and require a Rhythm Guitarist with Vocals.We are based in Northumberland.Our music is of Melodic Rock Electric / Acoustic Genre, and we are primary an Original Music Band Project which will combine with Cover Music.We do this because of our dedication to music and creativity and we are certainly not a pay day 3 nights a week gigging band, never the less there will be gigs as we have P.A. etc, so anyone wanting to come on board must be prepared to work in a creative situation musically, we also have our own recording and rehearsal set-up.Please Email:

Posted December 11
Morphine (the band from Massachusetts) tribute band need a drummer to complete 3-piece line-up to start rehearsing with a view to gigging. We're pretty laid back and friendly kind of guys (but enthusiastic and passionate), based around the Newcastle area.  Drop us a text or give us a call Bill 07908 189227 / Derek 07943 627212.

Posted December 5
Drummer Wanted. We are an established female fronted  5 piece band. We cover a varied set list  rock, pop and blues. Popular covers including Fleetwood Mac, Gary Moore, U2, Led Zeppelin  The Who and adding more as we speak. We play pubs in the North east and surrounding areas. All competent and experienced  musicians.  We are all over 40 and easy going and rehearse usually once a week .  We don't gig relentlessly by choice as we want it to be more about enjoyment. We do have gigs in the diary for 2020. If you are interested could you contact Paul  for more details on  07784156891.

Posted December 1
Keys player wanted for new band (drums, bass, guitar so far) playing some sort of Americana cross-over i.e. something different! Hammond and piano sounds most likely with some electronica. We're are driven, experienced, have a broad taste and are keen to get gigging again. Based between Guisborough and Richmond. Interested? Please txt Phil on 0788 7776290 or email

Female Rhythm/Lead Guitarist Wanted: we are a couple of Middle aged Guys (Vocals/Bass and Vocals Keys) looking to form a Pub/Club trio with a girl guitarist. Covers to include 60s, 70s & 80s Pop/Rock classics plus others. Experience essential with Vocals and Harmonies preferred plus ability to contribute artistically. We have superb P.A. and Lighting. Call John on 07590 652590 for chat or send videos or tracks to

Posted November 30
Lead guitarist wanted . Our lead man has moved on to specialise in acoustic stuff so we need a replacement. We are a Teesside based band of ‘mature’ guys playing mainly sixties stuff. Eg Buddy Holly, Searchers, Hank Williams, Beatles, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Van Morrison etc. We have an excellent sound system, a band member who knows how to use it, and all the gear , lights etc to put on a good show. We play for fun not money and always aim to gig approx once a month. So if you fancy joining an easy going bunch of guys, enjoy a beer and a laugh contact me.

Posted November 24

Wanted lead and rhythm guitarists to complete a brit pop style cover band influences includeweller,ocs,verve,oasis.cast, blur etcexperience a must gigs waitingcontact andy 07798852383.

Posted November 22

Looking for an instrumentalist (any instrument considered) who can also sing, to join our trio of drummer/percussion, harmonica, and guitar/vocals, playing a mix of Country (Steve Earl, John Prine), Irish (Classics) and soft rock (Eagles, Tom Petty, CCR). Set List sorted and ready to go, but all input encouraged. If you fancy joining our band gimme a call, cheers Paul (07949 919850).

Posted November 17
Vocalist, or vocalist/musician, male/female, wanted.  We are the SharonStoneS, an established pub and corporate rock/pop band doing around 1 gig a month.  Take a look at   Currently, 3 tyneside-based experienced musicians with a fully equipped rehearsal studio looking for someone who is into live performances (no backing tracks) once or twice a month.  If interested, please send a text to Mike on 07765325269.

Posted November 10
Keyboard player wanted for new functions band looking to start gigging in 2020. We are aiming to gig 3 to 4 times per month and to play upbeat pop/light rock at weddings and clubs. We are currently a four-piece and looking for a keyboard player to complete the line-up. Age and gender are not important. Ability, no ego and own transport are a must. We rehearse near Houghton-le-Spring. If interested please e-mail on
Singer seeking established musician to form a David Bowie covers band. keyboard/synth. Im only looking for casual gigs of maybe 1 or 2 per month. It would benefit if you are a fan of Bowies music as I am. Dont have my own PA so would need to rehearse at a practice studio until gig ready. I live in Ashington so local area preferred unless willing to travel. I am early 40s but your age/gender unimportant as long as you share an appreciation of Bowie. No rush to be ready. Just fun enjoyable sessions until a full set is learned. Text Steve on 07434832315 or email

Posted November 4

Punky Rock singer wanted - Pistols - Billy Idol - Iggy Pop and other Punky Rock classics. Also own stuff. Guitar Bass Drums in place. All been in or in bands. Could be a side project. Reply to

Posted November 2
Drummer required for regular gigging band Lost Plotters plus more work in a side band if you want it. Classic rock with the focus on album tracks rather than singles. 07578773262 or 07871526109.

Posted October 30

Frontman singer required to complete band [ northumberland area] thiny lizzy , wishbone ash , boston , skynard , outlaws  etc
must have transport   tel  elec  07960126113 for more info.

Musicians required for Irish band . Think along the lines of the Dubliners, the Dublin City ramblers, the Kilkennys, the pouges, Charlie and the bhoys and anything else in between. Drums and bass already in place, looking for guitar /vocals and perhaps a mandolin or fiddle player. We are mature musicians with gig experience currently full diary until end of the year but looking to put this together for 2020. We do intend to be busy not just a twice a month thing. If you feel this could be for you please get in touch. No shift workers though. Tel: 07581138244

Posted October 26
Singer / singer guitarist required to complete band forming lads all from northumberland with good gear into pop, rock blues 60s  70s contact keef

Posted October 25
Bass player wanted for established 50s/early 60s Rock n Roll band. Artists include Buddy Holly, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Roy Orbison etc. Permanent or dep player needed. Gigs in diary, good pay, pro band. Contact Jamie on 07877504041.

Posted October 23

Lead Singer/Guitarist sought for North East based function band.
Preferably with band/gigging experience, who can be reliable, have good commitment, own transport and gear with a really GSOH!
Rehearsak Washington.Aiming to cover songs by The Fratellies, Billy Idol, Robert Palmer, The Killers and also pop stuff. Looking to be playing Functions and Weddings, starting in 2020 or maybe earlier, depending on progress! Gigging three times a month on average.So we're looking for someone who knows their stuff, can contribute with a good stage presence for putting on a great show!Genuine replies only, no time wasters please thank you. Email

Posted October 17

Violin/Sax/Flute players wanted for original experienced (formed 8yrs ago) Psych/Krautrock/Spacerock/Electronic/Experimentel Band influences; Can, Gong, Neu, Kraftwerk, Orbital etc. Own rehearsal room 24/7 access in Hartlepool. Age range 30s/40s+. Gigs and Festivals for 2020 already booked. Text 07533401763 or email:

Experienced guitar/singer and bass player looking for drummer for 60s/70s/80s ish music.Looking at 1 – 2 gigs a month ish.Rehearsals in Newton Aycliffe.Ideal for someone who just loves to play.Contact Peter on 07808 501155 or email

Posted October 8
We are a North East based covers band who play pubs, clubs and some charity gigs. We are a five piece band gigging once or twice a month. We are looking to replace our current singer who is leaving to focus on her project with her originals band. We have gigs in the diary before Xmas and into the New Year so are looking for someone who can commit to learning our set and step in as soon as possible!. If interested please contact either Chris on 07788498234; Paula on 07960052004; Matt on 07939933947 or personal message us on our Facebook page:

Posted October 5

Drummer wanted to complete line up for classic rock band based in the tyne valley with own rehearsal space. Covering  Deep purple, Queen, pink floyd, that kind of thing. Ring Billy on 07506919091 for details.

Posted October 4
Teesside based pop/function/pub/club band are looking for a mature bass player, backing vocals an advantage but ok without, you will need to be based in the Teesside/Cleveland area and have your own transport, the band will be covering many music styles and will be starting this new venture as soon as possible. 
email me with your details and contact number at:
Posted October 3
Keyboard player wanted for mature band playing a mixture of all types of music. Only wanting to gig once or twice a month, Newcastle area, contact Peter, 07939227649.

Posted October 2
5 piece Country Rock band Co Durham area looking for experienced lead guitarist, able to use slide & backing vocals an advantage, working band with gigs & Festivals booked, must be able to travel   07932719129.

Rock n Roll guitarist
required to join Cleveland based band,must be based around the Cleveland area and have transport.
if interested then TXT 07903466883 with details.

Rock /Pop cover band 70s 80s 90s seek vocalist.We are a guitar /bass drums band gigging approx once a month up until May when our singer left. We have a studio available at Byker  give me a ring if you're interested or just fancy having a go tel Kev on 07792223152.

Drummer Required for Gigging Band, we are Vienna in the clubs and Kamino in the Pubs, we have good gear with a nice PA and lighting show, the band has some good quality musicians and looking for a solid drummer who fits in the with lads and can commit to gigs.There are seemingly lots of stuff on youtube for both bands that have been recorded by others so you can see what we do, we also have a dep drummer at present so have the time to find the right person.We do 3 weekends of gigs with the 4th weekend off for family time, so if interested please get in touch 07921228003.

Posted October 1

Crimson Skies rock/function band are looking for bass player, we play 2-4 gigs per months around Middlesbrough/Guisborough/Redcar area sometimes travel further if the gig is right. You can check us out on facebook @crimsonskieslive if interested plz txt Nick on 07891086279.
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Posted February 27
Lead guitarist available.Looking to join a cover band.I mainly play rock/pop/blues but I can turn my hand to anything. Influences include Guns N Roses, Led Zep, AC/DC.Confident improviser with blues scales/modes.Quick learner. Previous experience include, pubs, clubs, charity events and private party's. I have good gigging gear and a Van. Based in Ashington Northumberland.Please note I am a shift worker so I do work some weekends. Happy to consider dep work if it's the right thing. Also I am not looking for a new start up project. Cheers Dan 07714087091.

Posted February 17

Ex guitarist looking to work with bands in the Spennymoor , Durham , Bishop Auckland area providing PA and lighting (soon transport). Any bands interested please contact Colin on 07745541848.
Posted February 3
Experienced, mature drummer available and interested in playing pop music and standards from the 60s to more recent times. I live in Willington, County Durham and I have a pro level Tama kit, a Roland TD-30 and transport. I have played pop music, 'old fashioned' soul and standards all my life but I’m not interested in punk or metal thanks. Free to meet or rehearse anytime. Contact Alan: 07464485466.

Posted January 29
Lost my wife and live in Crook. Keen to get together with others for nice music, 50s 60s are my thing [age related] .Local rehearsal place ironworks studio. Loads of time and can travel. I play lead and roland gr-55 synth contact colin on 07783081911 or

Posted January 27

Guitar player available and looking for a regular gigown equipment and transport at the ready.My taste in music ranges from 80s pop and rock, melodic heavy rock and a load other stuff. I am very dedicated when committed to a project so I would appreciate that whoever is interested in this ad to have something concrete on the go.So if interested, give me a shout on 07896 918530.

Posted January 23

Mature bass player wants to join or form a driving R&B band. Call or text Freddy 07964258988. Re-advertised due to time wasters.

Posted January 17

Experienced Rock Drummer available. Based on Teesside. Looking to play covers along the lines of Queen, Floyd, Rush, Porcupine Tree, Deep Purple, Marillion, with a touch of the heavier side of things thrown in. I work shifts at the moment, so flexibility is a bonus. Own quality gear [drums and monitoring equipment] and transport. Find some recording footage here from 2015.  Call Simon on 07538329093, please text first as I don’t answer my phone to unknown numbers, LOL, or email Thank you.

Posted January 10
Mature drummer, competent and still improving, looking for band for fun/practice/gigs on a mainly amateur basis. Fairly eclectic tastes including rock, pop, indie from 70/80s to now. My own electronic kit, time to commit, Newcastle based and generally a great guy who will buy beer at least once. Contact Russell on 07590 438256.

Posted October 28
Lead/Rhythm guitarist looking for a working band. I play most styles but influenced mainly by Rock & Metal. Good quality gear and own transport. Bags of experience and a decent standard of playing ability. Not bad with backing vocals and can manage some lead vocals. Contact Stephen 07766836614. email:

Posted October 20

Hi guitarist available experience of different genres, have worked in  the clubs and pubs can do backing vocals interested in regular work contact 07930257552 or email

Posted October 10
Experienced drummer seeks dep work for club bands or functions bands for club bands I have electronic kit and mixer headphones drum monitor three years experience of click track with destiny dixons club band ten years drum miming in club duo
for function bands acoustic kit mics or electronic kit and many years of fully live band playing in pubs and clubs plus three years click track if you need a dep contact 07722425557 can only travel out of the north east on Saturdays can dep for pub bands or join one with gigs in the diary can sing harmony vocals.

Posted October 8
Guitarist into  60/70s group music kinks  hollies who badfinger etc  pro sound looking to complete  or  join  band  transport  contact  stuart fahkwar

Bass player available Northumberland Looking to join band or start something up Experienced in gigging and recording Covers or originals or both Cheers Txt 07506951863.

Posted October 7
Male vocalist available looking for a gigging band, have a lot of experience have a similar range and sound as Paul Weller, would prefer gigging band but I am also open to other projects even original bands, please text or ring me and I can send some demos of my vocal ability. 07950474031

Posted October 1

Drummer available , own transport and Good Equipment. Looking for a band to slot into. 07578320720 Neal.