2 Waters/Kinley

Rob Waters and Chris Kinley are the co-founders and partners in Sessions Newcastle, but also performers in their own right. Rob is available as a solo performer for covers gigs and originals alike, with a very extensive repertoire of songs from the 1960s to present day, using a high level of jazz and classical training as well as self-development on both guitar and piano. The real fun starts, though, with the Waters/Kinley duo act. Chris is a drummer by trade but has dulcet tones as a vocalist and is an accomplished self-taught guitarist with an excellent rhythmic, percussive playing style. He also has a large repertoire of covers and originals and can be hired solo upon request.





Waters/Kinley duo shows

No shows booked at the moment.


Rob Waters solo shows

No shows booked at the moment.


Chris Kinley solo shows

No shows booked at the moment.

0 Mike Gatto Band

Mike Gatto Band were hastily put together in 2009 in order to back Mike’s solo set at Richmond Live festival, but have been gigging and recording together ever since. With equal measures of upbeat power-pop and dirty, gritty rock music, their original sets have wowed audiences throughout the North-East… so much so that legendary supergroup Mr. Big selected them (well, an acoustic set from the guitarists) as main support for their 2011 appearance at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. They’re about to release a video for their track “Fast Cars and Razorblades” and their recent EP “Floating Through Reality” is available online, as well as a few videos and other soundbites.
“After seeing a lot of bands last year, Mike Gatto Band are defo one of the coolest; great band with a great future. They’ve got the drive, ambition and talent to go wherever they want to. Welcome here any time!” – Steven Heslewood (MD of Steven Heslewood Media Enterprises & founder/host of “Geek Apocalypse” podcast)

Mike Gatto Band’s gigs

No shows booked at the moment.

Mike Gatto Band

0 Gareth Beddard

Gareth’s distinctive sound is a blend of dynamic foot-tapping acoustic six string guitar and deep husky southern vocals developed over many years of live performances. Initially having a few lessons at 10 years old, Gareth broke away as a self taught musician and singer. Writing his first song at 11 years of age, he continued to develop playing in his local bars and grabbing any chance to perform. Gareth is now a regular performer in many music venues in the north east of England and is becoming a well recognised face within the local music scene. Genre-wise, Gareth plays acoustic rock-blues with a flavour of Americana. He was influenced greatly as a child by his grandfather, Wilf, who regularly played organ in the working men’s clubs and arcade in his home town of Ashington. Wilf taught Gareth to read music but most importantly how to improvise and play music by ear. His improvisational skills credit him greatly, allowing him to change the sound of well known tracks into the styles of blues and rock.

Gareth is inspired by artists such as Shawn Mullins, Darius Rucker, Jon Bon Jovi and The Derek Trucks Band. These influences can all be heard in his unique style.

After his recent marriage to his wife Christine, Gareth will be releasing a brand new track “Honey Smile” written for his wedding day with his best man, Nathan Cochrane from H.E.D. This will be available on iTunes in the very near future and will be followed by an album after a short while.

Gareth currently works part-time as a postman in Ashington to fund his life, allowing him to concentrate on playing as many gigs as he can fit in, including a regular residency at Allard’s Lounge in Tynemouth on a Wednesday evening. He covers an extensive range of music by well known artists with his own twist.

Gareth and his wife are planning on hitting the south coast of Europe in the near future to experience gigging in some new towns, meeting new faces and embrace their love for travelling. Gareth is most certainly a growing artist on the rise with a bright future ahead!


Gareth’s shows

No shows booked at the moment.


Gareth Beddard

0 Jake Houlsby

Jake Houlsby is a 20 year old Indie-Folk act from the north east. Having racked up gigs in venues such as The Sage and The Cluny, Jake’s unique voice and intricate guitar playing have built him a loyal fan base, with Spark Sunderland describing his live performances as ‘truly immersive and relaxing.’

Lyrically, he cites Neil Young as a big influence “When I first heard ‘After The Goldrush’, I was blown away by how much he managed to say so much in so few lines. The way he put it too, it felt so personal.” Musically, however, his background is a varied one. Brought up on the guitar-driven music of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, it wasn’t until the age of fifteen that he decided to sing. From then on, artists such as Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and Robert Johnson helped him discover the artist he was.



Jake’s solo shows

No shows booked at the moment.


Jake’s open mics

No shows booked at the moment.


Jake Houlsby