We are Tees Music Alliance a not-for-profit organisation operating for the benefit of musicians, their audiences, supporting industries and community groups. Our primary focus is to play our part in building a thriving live music scene in Teesside. We do this through our premises and activities - all of which are operated on a not-for-profit basis, with all income being re-cycled to provide other services and events. Our premises and activities include Recording & Rehearsal facility Green Dragon Studios, two Live music venues The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room and music festival Stockton Calling – a venue spanning music spectacular that takes place in the heart of Stockton on Tees.
TO KEEP OUR ACTIVITIES GOING ON A NOT-FOR-PROFIT BASIS, WE NEED YOUR HELP...
After wowing audiences earlier this year in Stockton Weekender’s Wunderbar Tent, The Urban Voodoo Machine will be snaking their way back up to Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on Friday 7th February.
The Urban Voodoo Machine are a gang of musicians, ramblers and troubadours who as a collective play their own signature brand of ‘Bourbon soaked Gypsy Blues Bop ‘n’ Stroll’ with a notorious live show that transports the audience to a New Orleans vaudevillian circus right before their eyes.
The UKs biggest tribute acts are making their way to Stockton as Counterfest returns for its third year, after two previous sell outs, on Saturday 27th September. Showcasing an eclectic mix of the best tribute bands in the UK, and spanning five decades of music, Counterfest has become a real highlight in Teesside’s musical calendar and is heading for it's third consecutive sell out.
After their show stopping performance earlier this year at Stockton Calling, Lola Colt are set to return to The Georgian Theatre in Stockton to promote their new album ‘Away from The Water’ on Thursday 23rd October.
Novana, the UK’s first and finest tribute to American grunge legends Nirvana, is set to perform a rare show to celebrate the 20th anniversary since the release of the bands MTV Unplugged album, at The Green Room in Stockton on Friday 24th October.
In December 1993 Seattle grunge trio Nirvana performed the most renowned MTV Unplugged set to date. Eleven months later, and seven months after the death of Kurt Cobain, the acoustic session was released, the first Nirvana album released following his death.
Cutting-edge blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith is heading to the intimate setting of The Green Room in Stockton for a rare North East outing on Saturday18th October.
Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music.
Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition Winners Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are set to perform on the H.M Bark Endeavour on Friday 17th October, as part of a new venture by not-for-profit music development organisation Tees Music Alliance (TMA).
The Newcastle based four-piece are set to perform at the venue as the first of many TMA On Tour gigs. TMA are taking to the road with a string of gigs across different venues in Teesside, as they branch out from the two venues they currently occupy, The Georgian Theatre and Green Room.
It is with a heavy heart that we deliver the news that this years Stockton Weekender, which saw the likes of Public Enemy and Happy Mondays perform on the Riverside, was the last.
But we (Tees Music Alliance) are already working with Stockton Council and other partners to explore alternatives. The annual event, held on Stockton Riverside for the last four years, has seen the likes of Primal Scream, Seasick Steve, James, The Pogues, Maximo Park, Jake Bugg, Kodaline, Django Django and more perform.
Stockton Weekender has been named as the only North East festival in The Guardian’s Best Boutique Festivals of 2014 list.
The list puts the event, taking place Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July, alongside critically acclaimed festivals such as Green Man, Festival No. 6, End of the Road and Hop Farm.
With prices at £32.50 a day, £50 weekend and £80 camping, Stockton Weekender comes in at one of the best value festivals on the list.
Record & Rehearse
Take your first steps in honing your craft at our fully equipped rehearsal spaces and recording studio at Green Dragon Studios. Prices are currently £7 per room, per hour - which includes vocal PA and 2 x microphones, and £3.50 during the day (up until 4pm).