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· One of the world’s best climbers, Sasha DiGiulian, tells her favourite climbing stories and presents her film of the history-making ascent of The Trilogy
· Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown comes to Sage Gateshead to celebrate 60 years in the business.
· GRAMMY award winning singer-songwriter Amy Wadge shares her hits, including the soundtrack to Keeping Faith
· Blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa returns to the UK to perform alongside a hand-picked group of world-class musicians
· Jason Donovan preforms his first music concert tour in four years with his Even More Good Reasons Tour
Sasha DiGiulian - Beyond the Comfort Zone
Monday 17 February, 8pm
Adidas athlete, Sasha DiGiulian, is one of the world’s best climbers, with multiple first ascents and 28 first female ascents to her name, including a route on the North Face of the Eiger, and is the first North American woman to climb the hardest sport-grade mountain.
In Beyond the Comfort Zone, Sasha will tell her favourite climbing stories and present her film of the history-making ascent of The Trilogy, where she became the first female, and only the second person, to climb the Rocky Mountain triple big walls in a single season. Sasha’s talk and film are sure to inspire climbers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Wednesday 26 February, 7.30pm
Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown comes to Sage Gateshead to celebrate 60 years in the business.
Combining timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.
Joe’s band includes: fiddle virtuoso Tom Leary; guitar/mandolin veteran Steve Simpson; ace bass player Andy Crowdy and stalwart band member, drummer, percussionist and singer Phil Capaldi.
Friday 27 March 2020 | 8:00pm
Amy has been performing and releasing music since leaving the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama more than 20 years ago. The practicalities of combining family life with music led Amy to spend more time co-writing with other artistes.
Amy has recently written and recorded six original songs for the hit BBC Wales drama, Keeping Faith. Faith’s Song is the theme song to this series, which won a Welsh Bafta last year.
With a GRAMMY already under her belt for having co-written Ed Sheeran’s worldwide hit Thinking Out Loud, Amy was an obvious choice for lead actress and fellow RWCMD graduate, Eve Myles, when it came to finding the perfect artist to write the music for the thriller series.
Amy was honoured to have been asked and was sent the scripts which she then used to compose the music that would reflect the lead character’s journey throughout the series. Each of the six songs are featured across the episodes and provide an emotional underscore that proved to make a powerful connection between the show’s characters and viewers alike.
Thursday 30 April, 7.30pm
Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa will return to the UK in April 2020 to perform at Sage Gateshead.
Joe’s April 2020 UK tour will feature Joe performing alongside a hand-picked group of world-class musicians playing material from Joe’s latest studio album, Redemption, and his 2016 milestone album, Blues of Desperation, plus classic Bonamassa fan favourites and surprises.
Jason Donovan - 'Even More Good Reasons'
Thursday 1 October, 7.30pm
Jason Donovan came into our lives in the late 80s as Scott Robinson in the hit Australian soap, Neighbours. Throughout 1988/89 he had several hits and his album, Ten Good Reasons, was the best-selling album of 1989.
His hits include: Too Many Broken Hearts, Especially For You (with Kylie Minogue), Any Dream Will Do, Sealed With A Kiss, When You Come Back to Me, Everyday, Nothing Can Divide Us and many more.
Since then, he has rarely been away from stage or screen. Jason’s record-breaking run in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in the early 90s preceded The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Sound of Music, The King’s Speech and Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds.
Jason performed at Concert For Diana, reached the finals of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and Strictly Come Dancing, found his Australian ancestors on Who Do You Think You Are and in 2018/19, travelled the country, completing 125 shows on his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour, including a sold out week at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jason recently worked on his first theatre producing project, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and spent the summer back at the London Palladium as Pharaoh in the sold-out Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his Even More Good Reasons Tour. Don’t miss it!