Upfront Arts Venue is looking forward to kicking off our 2021 music program with a bang.
We welcome back one of our favourite acts Rob Heron with his new duo for an intimate socially distanced seated performance.
Rob Heron and Tom Cronin don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, blues, country, rock & roll or whatever else – as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them. This duo show sees them exploring alternative arrangements of their classic songs, alongside new music they have been working on through lockdown. Rob & Tom’s band, The Tea Pad Orchestra, are ten years into a remarkable story that now sees them playing venues and festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. The Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences – from Hank Williams to Django Reinhardt, Tom Waits to The Beatles – yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.
For the opening set we have Indie – Folk – Singer Songwriter Melanie Baker from Cumbria performing as a duo with Josh Mark Jackson on backing vocals and percussion.
This will be a great event. Please book in advance if you are interested, as this event will sell out fast.
Tables of 6 socially distanced available.
Table service on all food & drinks
PRE CONCERT SUPPER – (Telephone to book)
Available from 6pm onwards booking essential – phone to book.