Topic: Who Did You See this Year (2023) ?

Now that my last gig of 2023 is over and done, time I think for a look back over the year to see (?) who caught my ear, and where at...

Southsiders @ Bannerman's; Edinburgh - Godson's fledgling band's early foray on the "live" circuit.

1st - Del Barber @ Ashington; White House
6th - The Pretenders @ Newcastle; Cluny
8th - Seth Lakeman @ Newcastle; Wylam Brewery
10th - Wilson Brothers @ Darlington; Forum
13th - Kris Barras @ Newcastle; Riverside
17th - Rebecca Downes @ Darlington; Forum

1st - Wille & The Bandits @ Newcastle; Cluny
30th - Dom Martin (solo) @ Newcastle; Cluny

1st - His Lordship @ Newcastle; Cluny
2nd - Mark Pontin @ Newcastle; Tyne Bar
20th - Morganway @ Newcastle; Cluny
23rd - Troy Redfern @ Newcastle; Cluny
29th - Si Cranstoun @ Newcastle; Cluny

5th - Henrik Frieschlader @ Hartlepool; S.Durham Social
7th - Cardinal Black @ Newcastle; Anarchy Brewery
12th - The Teskey Brothers @ Newcastle; NX
16th - Dan Patlansky @ Newcastle; Cluny

9th - The Bad Day @ Darlington; Forum

3rd - Trevor Sewell (& Friends) @ Newcastle; Cluny
7th - Siouxsie @ Tynemouth; Priory
30th - Lindisfarne @ Newcastle; Wylam Brewery

16th - Aynsley Lister @ Newcastle; Cluny

3rd - Winery Dogs @ Newcastle; Riverside
4th - Jack J Hutchinson @ Newcastle; Trillians
6th - Bywater Call + Mitch Laddie Band @ Newcastle; Cluny
9th - Dom Martin (band) + Delta Fuse @ Newcastle; Cluny

11th - The Cinelli Brothers @ Newcastle; Cluny
12th - Erja Lyytinen @ Newcastle; Prohibition Bar
15th - Bonham/Bullick Band @ Newcastle; Trillians
21st - Philip Sayce + Troy Redfern @ Newcastle; Cluny

14th - Suzi Quatro @ Gateshead; Glass House (aka Sage)

So, a mix of the usual suspects, old friends and even a few living legends, as well as new faces, though not all of the new faces will be a "repeat experience"; however, support bands Delta Fuse and Alice Armstrong are two I will be watching out for in 2024. Same goes for the venues; it's a great sign that I'm continuing to find new ones in Newcastle, but there's one or two have disappointing sound issues.

When life gives you lemons; don't make lemonade.
Give back the lemons.  Why were the lemons free?  What's wrong with the lemons?
Do Not trust the lemons...