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.
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Teesside’s multi-venue, all-day music spectacular Stockton Calling will return on Saturday 4 April 2015 with The Ordinary Boys headlining ARC and Nigel R Clark from Dodgy confirmed to headline The Vault. The festival will be in its sixth year and host venues ARC, Ku Bar and The Georgian Theatre will all be leading the entertainment with many other Stockton venues also involved in the mammoth day of music.
Taking place the week between Monday 26th January – Sunday 1st February 2015. Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that run them, week in, week out. These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.
As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time for the annual return of The Idiot Savant Christmas Pageant with The Idiot Savant Christmas Band at The Georgian Theatre on Friday 19th December. Considered as one of the essential events in the Teesside’s festive calendar, it’s certainly a carol service like no other when one of The Georgian Theatre’s old favourite frequenters Idiot Savant return with their annual Christmas Pageant.
The Georgian Theatre, Stockton will launch 2015 in style with two of Teesside’s biggest band hitting it’s hallowed stage on Friday 6th February. The Ska Beats and The Roundels bring their massive sounds and feel good hits to Stockton’s longest running venue for what has become an annual sell out show.
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.
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).