Woop woop! Our new album ‘NORTH’ is finally ready to launch, and just in time for Christmas! Join us for an intimate evening at the Cumberland Arms in Newcastle for a night of solidarity, community and Americana music with Gem and the whole band. With support from the inimitable Rhona Dalling.
£8 / 10 entry – but no one turned away.
Gem Andrews’ powerful new album ‘North’ is an intimate and stirring collection of songs which tackles themes of mental illness, poverty, community and destitution. In this dark country album, Andrews opens up the murkiest corners of her mind, and tells stories which are in turn despairing, hopeful and furious. Running through every song is Gem’s spiritual home; the North East of England, sometimes as subject and sometimes as backdrop. The album is infused with the warmth and energy of the region, and pays tribute to local legends, including the late, great poet Julia Darling. Her songs capture the rage of the North, railing against a political class who have destroyed their livelihood and pride and left them to waste.