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Posted December 11
We are looking for an enthusiastic drummer to join a talented bunch of musicians, rehearsing in Gateshead. We have a full band Coloured girl on vocals including keys and horn section as required. This is mainly a for people who enjoy this type of music. There will be unpaided and paided gigs. Send us any YT or audio links  ideally playing in this style to 07415463533 or email thanks

Posted December 5
Drummer wanted for working North East based Dixon Agency pop/rock club band. Experience, professional attitude and a good work ethic essential. Must have own transport. Must be able to work to a click track. Email or 07983357484.

Posted December 4
Looking for a singer for a established band, we are based in and around, you must be able to drive. We do 4-6 gigs per month. Need to be enthusiastic, good rapport with the crowd and capable of entertaining. We do a mix of 70s 80s and 90s rock so preferably a good rock voice. Gigs waiting for the right person, we are all 40-45yrs old and have no interest in going full time just happy to do a few gigs a month. For more info please email

Posted December 2

Singer looking for Like-Minded musicians to form a Uriah Heep Tribute Band, Guitar, Keys, Bass & Drums. Get in touch if you are interested. Cheers John. 07984 415 265 or email

Posted November 30

Hi, we a quality Newcastle Soul Funk Band looking for a percussionist. First most a conga and timbales player. Electronic percussion also possible. Drop us a line at with basic details, location, experience and any You tube or audio of your playing Thanks

Posted November 29
ĎRockiníRelicsí based on Teesside require a new drummer as our man has left for personal reasons. We are a bunch of mature guys who play a mixed bag of stuff from the 50ís, 60ís and 70ís including Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Searchers, Hank Williams, Beatles, Stones, Chuck Berry, etc..  We play fundraisers, and paying gigs but donít expect to get rich as we mainly play for fun. We practice every Tuesday at a free venue that has a bar ! So if you are interested and like beer, dust off that kit and contact Mike at

Posted November 22
Established Stanley / Chester-le-street indie/rock band looking for Bass Player to play gigs. Lenny K, Cult, Stereophonics, Queen, ZZtop etc. Good Experience, good gear, rehearsal place, ready to go just need the right person, call john 07525 906868 or email

Posted November 20

We are beyond blonde a blondie tribute band and also doing rock / pop from the 80s /90s looking for a committed guitarist with backing vocal , someone easy going as we are a fun band , we are a female fronted band with great plans for the new year , we are currently gigging but unfortunately our current guitarist is leaving for pastures new . Please contact jason on 07940264663 Or email me on

Posted November 18
Lead guitarist wanted for Indie / Rock band The Voluntears get in touch for more details

Posted November 12
Established pub covers bands with gigs snake eyes and the meerkats seek permanent or dep vocalist would suit someone aged 45 plus for more information contact dave on  07761753054

Posted November 4
Experienced Lead Guitarist wanted for a top North East 80s band.Transport essentialPlease send details / videos / sound bites etc. to or call Brad 07889 453024

Posted November 1
Looking for a confident singer to front a 60s based band, open to male or female so long as you have a great attitude, we can work around your material to create a fine rock n roll/early 70s (perhaps later) band, we currently have bass/guitars/drums so if you play an instrument then thatís not an issue it can all fit in. We are based in the Teesside area and are aged 50+ so would prefer you to be local to Cleveland/Teesside. Text 07903466883 for more details

Posted October 30

New frontman for ZEN! We're now on the lookout for our next incredible frontman. If you've seen us play, you'll know what we're after - amazing vocals and charisma to light up the stage. Own transport is essential.If you know of anyone who fits the bill, drop Brad a message at Or send any sound bites / videos and any other useful information direct to  Tel No 07889 453024

Posted October 26

Vocalist and Drummer required to complete Band line-up. Experienced middle aged Guitarist and Bassist based in the Wearside area require Vocalist and Drummer. Age unimportant but must be committed. We are looking to play Blues and Rock by Artists like Rory Gallagher, Jethro Tull, Robin Trower, Gary Moore, Cream etc. If anyone is interested please ring 0191 5658638 or 0191 6708518 for more details and informal chat. Evenings please.

Posted October 23
New Front man wanted for Ďrage against A machineí. Northeast based RATM tribute. Unfortunately Adam has to leave after the new year so we need someone ASAP. If you think you have what it takes please call/text/email:  07984644258 / email

Posted October 20
Original band looking for a friendly Lead guitarist. We play acoustic to alternative rock music and practice in Gateshead. Age does not matter,  we are aged around 50. Email:

We are a 4 piece band based in Durham, we are looking for a keyboard player to thicken the sound up. We play classic rock but are open to suggestions aged between 30 & 45. Preferably have own transport and be able to rehearse. We have our own rehearsal room and pro gear. We have gigs in for 2019 and still taking more bookings. For more info either email details to or ring 07766836614.

Posted October 19

Keyboard player wanted for busy working covers band. BVs a bonus. Extra bonus if also play another instrument e.g. guitar. Musts - own transport, good gear, pro attitude and committed. We are looking for a one band person. Any age considered as long as has experience and ability.  We're a popular club band that does occasional pubs and functions. The band works between Alnwick and Middlesbrough, based around South Tyneside. We play covers from 1960s to 1980s, pop and rock, not your usual club stuff. We usually do 2-3 gigs per weekend. Please call 07713247760 for more info.

Posted October 14
We are looking for a talented keys/guitar player to take over the "Paul Raymond" role in our established UFO Tribute Band. We expect to be playing  around half a dozen gigs next year, at quality venues in the North of England, so potentially an interesting  side project for someone. Rehearsals and auditions will be at The Forum in Darlington. Here is a link to our Facebook page, to give you an idea of what the band sounds like:  . If you are  interested, please call/text Patrick on : 07858 267 561 

Rock covers band looking for a
guitarist to replace current guy leaving in couple of months. Female fronted 5 piece cover band (2 guitars, bass, drums, vocals) gigging 5-6 times a month playing mix of classic/80/90 newer rock covers. Usually pubs, some clubs/parties/weddings. We are a lively band, donít want a shoegazer - decent gear and transport a must, vocals would be good but not essential. We enjoy what we do and have a laugh - if thatís not why you do it, we arenít the band for you. Contact Lee at or text me on 07779083962

Drummer seeking very experienced, talented, versatile and dynamic guitarist, bassist and singer/guitarist for exciting new project, LLF! The purpose is to form a covers band with a difference using a mixture of styles including Rock, Hard Rock, Pop, Alternative, funk, you name it??!! NOT the same old boring covers, the idea is to give people something different to listen to??!! Good stage presence is a must! 30-40! Looking for people who enjoy their music and can give a crowd something they will want to see time and again!! Contact:

Any Drummers, Pianists & Saxophonists who love Bruce Springsteen & would love to join a bass player and Vocalist/guitar player please come forward. A relaxed side project with the aim of gigging a fantastic Springsteen set. We both are in busy bands so if you are in the same situation but have a yearning to embrace The Boss contact Graeme on 07828780565 or Martin on 07876245297.

I play guitar,sing and use a Roland gr-55 for keyboards.I an have a drummer available and would like to get together with a singing bass player and second lead for 60s fun music durham  area to crookcontact colin on 07783081911 or
I have quite  few youtube views if interested

Posted October 6
Bass player required for Durham based Mature 5 piece band looking for a bass player, covering rock, pop and a few well known punk numbers, stuff punters like. We practice in a factory near durham for free, have a good pa etc, we want to be gigging asap, message for details. Eric 07768345944.

Posted October 2
Sax player wanted on a casual dep basis. We are a function band playing all genres . Must have own gear and transport . If interested call or Text Mike on 07496080566.

Posted October 1
Bass player required for female fronted rock band Elenbak. Good gear own transport and commitment essential.We are all in our 40's + but any age considered as long as you old enough to buy a pint and stay out after midnight!For info about set list and gig schedule ring Linds 07973808713

Posted September 30

Lead and Bass guitarists required to complete house band for new buskers night in Whickham  please ring Ray on 07836741723

Posted September 29
drummers and bass players out there who don't want to play heavy metal, thrash, doom and the same classic rock as every man and his dog? Rhythm n Blues with a twist of Soul, something different on offer here. Looking for committed individuals to start a new band. We are fairly mature but any age considered. Must have own gear and transport. Phone 07851330341. Please no texts. If you're interested give me a call.

Posted September 22
Drummer required to complete band with bassplayer/singer , two lead guitarists twin lead harmonies loads of   we are into wishbone ash /lizzyand have a pro sound live northumberland based must be familiar with the music and good  timing a must contact  stuart farkwar

Lead Guitarist
wanted by Established Durham/Newcastle based Country Band. Full set list available. We rehearse in Gateshead at the moment but could rehearse in Durham depending on who applies. For more info contact Tom on 07557409271.

Posted September 19

Bass Player preferably with backing vocals but not essential is required for established North East Club Band working through the Bill Dixon Agency. Covering songs from Santana, Rolling Stones, Springsteen and Boomtown Rats to U2, Simple Minds, Bowie, Deacon Blue and James, to The Killers, Snowpatrol and Stereophonics just to name a few. Working an average of 4 to 5 bookings a month mostly Saturday Nights around the North East area. Full PA and Lightshow and depending on location transport to and from Bookings is available, Experience and a good sense of humour is essential. If interested please contact John on 07393186207, Steve on 07885 037054 or Trev 07378 816927

Sadly our new lead guitarist canít commit.
SO lead guitarist with bvs to potentially play every fri sat sun you donít have to be a rock star . You will be on wages and need transport to my house in boro. But if u live local will pick u up . Work waiting !!

We are looking for a Keyboard player with a pro attitude and pro gear to join our Band, we are an established band playing high end functions, weddings and holiday parks. We have a fully digital PA rig circa 3000w. A complete lighting rig and a diary full of gigs. We are looking for someone who can commit to the band fully, without other band interest or the desire to dep. Must have own transport and willing to travel. We are based in County Durham. If interested please contact Mary on

Posted September 17
POSITION FILLED      POSITION FILLED      POSITION FILLED        POSITION FILLED Singer required for experienced working band based in South Durham/Darlington/Teesside. Must be easy going with pro outlook. Current repertoire is mainly soul/disco/rock orientated but open to other genres. We do 2/3 gigs per month. Chris 07341 334995

Posted September 15
Drummer wanted for North East based Dixon Agency pop/rock club band. Experience, professional attitude and a good work ethic essential. Must be available to gig Friday, Saturday and Sunday with some early set off on Friday. Must have own transport to and from a pickup point. Must be able to work to a click track. Email or 07953357484.

Posted September 11
Experienced mature acoustic guitarist required (with ability to do backing vocals/harmonising) for original songs.Gigs waiting. Must have own transport, good equipment and professional attitude. No time wasters. Newcastle/North Tyneside area. Contact:

Posted September 5
Drummer wanted for northeast based pop/rock club bandMust be available to gig fri/sat and Sundays with some early set off on Fridays.
Must have own transport to and from pickup point which is near Hartlepool. Email or 07397395305Pro gear, click friendly and pro attitude.Would suit someone aged mid20s to early 40s to fit with band dynamics.

Posted September 4

Drummer needed to complete a 4 piece punk / indie band 'The Crillys'. We are based in Sunderland/Newcastle area. Gigs lined up throughout the year so the right candidate can jump right in once up to speed. We have just played an amazing gig at the 02 and have more stuff lined up. we are relying in Dep drummers for the time being but could do with someone to play with us full time.  link to website with soundcloud to give an idea of the songs and also the Facebook page.  if interested please contact Steve at: or 07817443712  or mail the facebook page.

Guitarist, keyboard player and a lead vocalist wanted for new indie / rock band doing a mixture of originals and the odd cover. We are all in our mid 30s. A lead vocalist would be good too. Influences include arctic monkeys, fratellis, liberties, oasis. Anything fun to play with some dirty riffs. We practice once a week in newcastle and have a load of stuff ready to go. We have a few decent contacts and look to be gigging as soon as we can. Looking for someone cool and committed who wants to have fun and have some proper naughty jams. If you have any original material of your own, Then class. Get involved.!!!! mail me on or text me on 07817443712

Posted September 3

POSITION FILLED       POSITION FILLED      POSITION FILLED        POSITION FILLED Looking for a lead vocalist male or female (guitar or keys would help) to join three guys who have been around since the 70s and are old enough to know better. Our lineup is guitar bass and drums. We are rehearsing, with a view to doing some (but not too many) gigs and generally having fun covering rock songs from Thin Lizzy, Free, Bad Company, Thunder, ZZ Top, Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz to name but a few. We are Tyneside based and rehearse in Gateshead. You donít need to be as old as us, but you probably need to be as daft. For more info please email


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Posted December 10
Northeast based drummer looking for regular work, 20+ years experience, good equipment, transport and click friendly. Looking for a minimum of 2 gigs a week on the pub, club, function circuit. Email

Posted December 8

keyboard player seeks band ,pro gear (hammond) etc and.transport.blues,prog,rock,etc maybe tribute band not ska band.will travel for the right band.can also play guitar if required...07931398710

Posted December 3

barry experienced drummer from consett ex blues unlimited shanghai the suspects jiab etc currently working with the meerkats and reload  have deped for frankies cafe the whole hog contraband road runners american girl the boneshakers jukebox jive etc etc i am seeking a working covers pub band doing roughly four gigs a month or more not punk 40s 50s 70s 80s music preferred have an electronic kit acoustic kit mics and powered sub woofer can sing harmony vocals I have reliable transport if interested ring 07722425557 for my videos on utube type in barry ellis dep job or barry ellis reload barry ellis shanghai etc looking for gigs money not important able to dep when free over xmas etc

Posted November 29
Guitar player (including slide gtr. and some backing vocals), available,. mature, very experienced feel player,pro. attitude,. into almost all genres, bar punk and metal. Basically "fishing" to see who,s out there. Ideally seeking mature, committed, enthused, talented people for new project forming or existing band.  No young people (joke!!)  Tel: Mick (Phillipson) on 0191. 4174299.

Posted November 26
Singer Available: I'm mid - late 50s and experienced vocalist. Prefer 60s, 70s and Classic Rock, but will have a go at most stuff. Alternatively could get together with lead guitarist as I have a bass player and would consider trio for Clubs & Pub stuff. Email or phone 07984 415 265

Posted November 23
Drummer available , sonor drum kit , small van for transport loves all styles of music , looking for permanent band ideally but can dep too. Also can play hand drums : congas , djembe and cajon. 07578320720Neal

Posted November 19

Singer, 45 and experienced looking for a Funk/Soul/Disco band. Gateshead/Newcastle area with own transport.GSOH and talent essential.Contact

Posted November 7

Drummer available for bluesy rock band ,Dave Wear whats out there .i am a mature old school rock blues player looking for band ,nothing too thrashy or punk just bluesy rock stuff couple of gigs a month would be nice cheers .own gear and transport .07547576085

Posted November 1

Hi i am a bass player with good gear looking to jion or form band i prefer 60s/70s music as i am in my sixties but will consider anything i am retired so can rehearse more or less anytime looking to team up with some easy going guys no egos please as music should be enjoyed i can sing if required Newcastle Gateshead area prefered contact Sid 07769825392

Posted October 23

I'm looking for a gigging punk band to join! I am a mature bassist of 48 with 30 + years playing experience, extensive touring (nationally and abroad) and recording experience, I have professional equipment (Fender, Ampeg, Marshall) I have a professional attitude and a full driving licence. I am freely available for rehearsals and a busy gig schedule as i'm not tied down by shift work or a young family. I'd prefer to play originals but would consider covers for the right band. call or text 07720642631 

Posted October 17

Guitarist[50s]  Available to join a working covers band preferably local but will travel for right band or maybe find other musicians to form a new band Iíve own Transport and good gear Iím based in sunniside Gateshead areas 07956706795 John.

Posted October 15
Bass player available. 45 years old, mainly into punk/metal. Based in South Northumberland. Transport, Vast collection of basses to suit most styles. Decent stand-up guy. 07473833722

Posted September 20
Anyone out there looking for a Bass-player. After doing pop-punky type stuff, with emphasis on entertainment rather than shoe-staring self-indulgence. You don't need to be musical perfectionists as long as you know how to have fun and entertain a room full of drunks. Based in South Shields/Decent Gear/Transport. No classic rock please. Link to some old stuff. . Contact e-mail Ė

Posted September 17

With many years experience, sound engineer with up to 12k PA see web site for more info  ( looking to fill dates until the end of the year and into 2019 call 07480858471

Posted September 2

Mature Bass guitarist available , very experienced looking for working Club/Pub Band Vocals and Backing vocals excellent gear own transport wiling to travel etc etc call john on 07480858471

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Posted December 12
Markbass TTE500 with Markbass padded gig bag for sale. Perfect condition. £385. Any questions or to view/try out contact Chris 07494514548 or email

Posted November 29
Marshall Combo Amplifier Model : AVT100X; 100W with Digital FX; Excellent Condition; £100 South Shields. To collect unless local. Tony Milburn Telephone 0191 4544252.


Posted November 13
Fender Champion 40 combo for sale. Purchased 6 May 2017 but has never been played at all. Bought by me on instructions of friend but did not fancy learning to play guitar in the end and has instructed me to sell. This is as Brand New, even the instructions haven't been opened. Can demonstrate if you like. Pics at Absolute genuine sale and best offer very close to £120 wins. Contact Colin on 07823 490935.

Posted November 12
Gator GRC -10x6 flight case 10U top, 2U bottom £80, pair EV SX200 300w tops and pair EV-SB120 400w bins £300 the lot will separate. EV P2000 power amp £275. All perfect working order. or 07802664018

Posted November 2
Peavey IPR2-2000 power amp, 2 x 530w @ 4ohms, 2 x 300w @ 8ohms, £250 ono.
Yamaha MG16/4 mixer & power supply, £75 ono.
Alesis rack mount multimix 12R mixer, £60 ono.
Behringer Eurodesk 2442A mixer with power supply & flightcase, spares/repair, offers.
t-amp TA2400 2 x 1200w @ 4 ohms, 2 x 650w @ 8 ohms, spares/repair, offers.
Contact Ian on 01429 299612 (Hartlepool) or email

Posted November 1
Protel lighting Rigg fully flight cased includes stands four channel lights and dimmer pack. Stompa pedals strobes ready to use very bright and compact £150 dave Newcastle 07836 531929           thanks