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Posted March 27
Newcastle based original Blues/Rock/Soul Jam band forming seek strong Lead Guitarist, Keyboards,Bassist,and Male Vocals aged 20-45. Think late 60s - classic 70s vibes Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen meets Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Sly and the Family Stone, Delaney & Bonnie... Strong songs with room for jamming and improvisation. Professional attitude, Commitment, Style, Gear, willingness to travel and a great sense of humour all essential. Does this sound like something you could to be part of? Drop me a line L. J. on 07896483680.

Posted March 23

Seeking drummer, bassist, 2nd guitarist for rock and roll time wasters please. 07488387221.

Posted March 11

Any Drummers looking to join a Classic Rock / old style Metal covers band consisting of experienced musicians doing Priest, Maiden, Moore, Heep, Dio, but also some tunes that are a little left field. We are active now with our current drummer, and have gigs waiting email if interested.

Posted March 3

required for newly formed Rock and roll band. all ready to go looking to do a couple of gigs a month. if interested tel:07972137456.

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 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 Ė 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 - donít 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 ĎDisneyí punk (Green Day, Fall Out Boy etc, etc)!!!. Just fun to start with - itís not a career! Iím 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 Iommiís 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? Weíre in tees valley and write our own stuff, Weíve 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.
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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.

Posted March 12

Experienced bass player with backing vocals looking for a band, ideally already gigging.Lots of experience with commercial rock and tribute bands.. Good gear, flexible , own transport etc. Contact: or message 07532729179.

Posted February 29

Drummer looking for a country or 60s band, based consett, contact 07707463975.

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 Iím 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 donít 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.

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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.

Posted February 13

Line 6 pod HD  300 amp. modeller.  16 classic,  top amp models,25 overdrives/ distortions,  EQ,s and compressors, 30 analogue and digital delays/echoes, wah,s. reverbs, modulation, phasers, filters, tremelos, choruses, rotary speakers, looping, pitch shifters, harmonizers,. Some authentic,  really usable, warm musical tones here, whatever genre you favour (blues, jazz, pop, country, rock, metal) OR create your own unique custom sound/tone. Plug into PA, /gtr. amp /studio desk,/computer. Mint and working perfectly.   £90.  Tel: 0191 4174299.

Posted January 22

Small band pa: 10 channel beringer pmp; 4000 powered mixer With gator case; Beringer nu1000 power amp; Pair wharfedale 15" titan speakers; Pair of ev300 12" speakers; 4 extra long speakon cables; Manufacturers warrenty included on amps; Nu 1000 warranty until Jan 2022; Pmp 4000 warrenty until Aug 2022. All working well any demo required or more info call dave 07836 531929. £795 will split (all on ebay separate).

Posted January 18

Selmer Treble n Bass 50 mk111 c/w Selmer 2 x 12 cab.
Photos of which can be viewed on the Vintagehofner website under black/silver series 1967-1969.£1250 Dave 07805 190615.

Posted January 13

Allen and Heath qu16 digital mixer gc other than marks left after using scribble strip £775 ovno comes with hard case paul 07852968673.