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What We Do

Need Music Ltd provides great live music for pubs, restaurants, weddings and corporate.

Specialising in acoustic music, we provide a hassle free, bespoke service, offering great singers & musicians fit for your purpose whether it be a chilled guitar vocalist to sit in the corner to create a relaxed atmosphere, or upbeat cover acts playing songs to get your guests up dancing - we have it all.

Please use our contact page to begin the process of booking a fantastic & exciting live act for your occasion.

“Absolutely perfect for the event” – 05/10/17

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for recommending Connor for our events this week. He was absolutely perfect for the event, so talented and such a lovely guy! We had so many people commenting about him and wanting his details.”

Laura Watson
Wylam Brewery

“Great night – would highly recommend” – 18/03/17

“Need Music Ltd organised my entertainment for my 70th party. Great night – would highly recommend for that special night if you have one coming up.”

Jenny Hulet
Birthday Party DJ

“Had a great range of music” – 01/05/17

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“We had a great day, thank you! DJ Nathan was fab! Had a great range of music and kept the day going!
Would gladly recommend to anyone 😊
Thanks again for sorting us out!”
Marie
Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter

“From start to finish catered musically for everyone” – 18/08/17

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“DJ Nathan was fab last night. From start to finish everything was really easy to sort out and DJ was brilliant- catered musically for everyone and just made the night! Please say a big thank you to him and also big thanks to you for sorting it out x”

Simone Banks
Engagement Party @ Blue Flames Benton

“Packed with original and fresh local talent” – 11/10/15

“Need Music offers great live music, packed with original and fresh local talent. I would certainly recommend their services.”

Client Services Co-ordinator
Newcastle United Football Club

“Everyone had an amazing time!” 03/09/16

“Thanks so much for providing the music on Saturday. Everyone had an amazing time! We’ve had so many great comments about the live music.”

Vanessa Adams
Hen Do, The Garden Station

“It was a fab night” – 12/08/2017

“It was a fab night. Jake was amazing and made it even more special for us.”

Toni Campbell
Engagement Party, South Shields

“We had a lovely day” – 02/06/17

“Dave (musician) was great. We had a lovely day, thanks!”

Deborah Syla
Wedding @ Jesmond Dene House

“He focused on the music we love” – 12/08/17

“DJ Bruce was exactly what we were looking for for our wedding party, he focused on the music we love, yet he read the crowd perfectly to pack the dance floor and help us create the most brilliant memories. People will be talking about it for years to come!”

Kate
Clay Barn, Hoults Yard

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you” – 31/08/15

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the guitarists and the DJ who were at our wedding. They were all great, particularly the DJ who joined in and was part of the guests by the end of the night!”

The Haste's
Wedding @ Horton Garage

“Brought a great atmosphere to the event” – 31/03/17

“Just a quick message to say thank you very much for all your help last week. Matty and Aimee were great and brought a great atmosphere to the event.”

Elisa Adams
Maker's Market, Newcastle

“Really impressed by the host and the artists” – 10/04/17

“I just wanted to say thank you for last night, we had a really great time and were really impressed by the host and the artists.

Kieran made us feel really welcome – you have a cracking night going there!

Thanks again and if you ever wanted us to play again, we would absolutely love to work with you again.”

Tom
Scribble Victory Band

“All have been professional and the quality of music has been great” – Jan 2018

“Used Need Music a variety of times over the past year and has provided excellent service and acts. Bruce is friendly, organised and even committed to attending the first few sessions to make sure everything went right. Fast response and has helped me out over a busy festive period when most other agencies couldn’t provide an act. I’ve used acoustic performers and saxophonists, all of which have been professional and the quality of music has been great. Would highly recommend for any business looking to put on some live music or music entertainment in the North East!”

BJammin

“The booking process was seamless and very easy” – Dec 2017

“Amazing DJ service for our Engagement party would highly recommend Bruce and the DJ we had for any event. The DJ had everyone up and dancing and only played music we asked for. The booking process through Need Music was seamless and very easy. Bruce was always there to answer any questions and did so quickly and efficiently.”

Beth Rowland

“The best around” – Jan 2017

“The Best around. Ive worked for Need music on numerous occasions as a Dj. Bruce is an amazing and an extremely reliable booking agent and is finding me work very regularly. Ive attended many of his acoustic nights as well and they’re always great. They’re also hosted by friendly musicians and offer new musicians a chance to come along play the night and get involved with Need music. If you’re a Dj or musician looking for gigs in the North East I highly recommend getting involved with Need Music.”

NE Sounds

“It really made my night & my guests are still talking about it” – Jan 2018

“NEED Music provided a live band for my 30th birthday party at a city centre venue. They arranged a band that suited my requirements & liased directly with the venue so I didn’t have to worry about a thing. The band themselves were really brilliant & even got my young nephew up to play for one song. It really made my night & my guests are still talking about it. Would highly recommend. Thanks guys!”

Ash Dean

“A great variety of talent” – Feb 2018

“A great agency to work for. A great variety of talent if your looking for bookings for your venue.”

Statik Records

“We didn’t have to worry about a thing all night” – Jan 2018

“We used Need Music Ltd for a sound engineer for a charity event we held recently – the service couldn’t have been better! As people who had no idea about the equipment we would have been lost otherwise but Kieran arrived well before the event to help set up and answered any and all questions we had. We didn’t have to worry about a thing all night! Thanks so much!”

Rebecca Embling

“So professional, helpful and easy to work with” – Jan 2018

“I would highly recommend Need Music as they are an amazing company to work for. So professional, helpful and easy to work with and they provide everything that you will need.”

Charlotte Bredael

“Great system, simple to set up”

“Had to hire a PA system last minute for a gig and Need Music were fantastic. Great system, simple to set up and they were really helpful and easy to work with, will definitely be hiring PA from them again. Thanks so much!”

Holly Rees

“A truly memorable occasion”

“Need Music organised my mothers 70th birthday party from first meeting Bruce I could see I was in safe hands. Providing a DJ and live music I also ask if the musician could learn a specific song which meant a great deal to my mother which was no problem what so ever. My mother and her guests had a fantastic time. I’ve no doubt that it was down to the professional approach bruce and his acts bring was definitely a day to remember for all, would recommend need music to anyone after a truly memorable occasion. Thanks Need Music” – May 2017

Peter Hulett

“Tailored to your specific requirements”

“I’ve used Need Music regularly for the last few years. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a PA system that is tailored to your specific requirements. Hugely professional set up, always eager to accommodate any changes that might crop up and genuinely lovely folk to work with.”

Eliza Lawson
Singer, 14/11/16

“Really happy with the price”

“Thanks for the PA hire. Was so simple to set up, and we were really happy with the price. Will be in touch next time we put a band on. Thanks.”

Sarah
Casa Italia, Sunderland, 03/09/16

“You were fantastic and created the perfect atmosphere”

“It has been an absolute pleasure to have you sing on our wedding day.

You were fantastic and created the perfect atmosphere for our guests.” – 29/11/14

Hayley and Dave
Wedding @ Rockliffe Hall

“You have a beautiful voice and you made the night special”

“To Aimee, thank you so much for singing our first dance at the wedding party. You have a beautiful voice and you made the night special.” – 04/11/14

Kate and Gary
Wedding @ Boldon Cricket Club

“You made the whole process so easy and enjoyable”

“Thanks Aimee for playing at our wedding yesterday! You made it so special and everyone commented on how fantastic and original your sets were. You made the whole process so easy and enjoyable and I couldn’t thank you enough! X” – 15/05/17

Amy and Matty
Wedding @ Doxford Barnes

“Not only is he a fantastic musician, he is great at entertaining a crowd”

“Dave played at our wedding and really made our day special! Not only is he a fantastic musician, he is great at entertaining a crowd and getting everyone on the dance floor. His set list was brilliant with something for everyone and our guests have not stopped talking about how great he was! Thank you so much – looking forward to seeing you live again soon!” – 05/16

Michelle & Chris Morris
Northern Ireland

“What a great singer this young man is”

“Dave Red played here at The Bridge last nite and what a great singer this young man is.
New to our pub and he had the place rocking, Thank you Dave!” – 08/17

Elaine Spring
The Bridge Annitsford

“Professional, accommodating and of course talented!!”

“My fiancé and I booked Harry to play at our engagement party at Nancy’s Bordello in Newcastle and we just wanted to let everyone know how professional, accommodating and of course talented he was!!!!! Everyone on the night and afterwards, commented on how fantastic Harry was. I can highly recommend him to anyone that wants a musician to entertain them with a unique, varied and brilliant set that is catered to your taste. He is guaranteed to get people dancing and singing along!!!! Thank you very much Harry for being apart of our special night and making it as memorable as it was!” – 22/06/15

Adam Thompson
Wedding

“Absolutely fantastic”

“Thank you very much, Kirsty and Richard were absolutely fantastic on Monday, so many guests commented to us how great they were.  They really did make our day extra special, we couldn’t recommend them highly enough.  We’re already recommending them to other couples we know that are planning weddings!  We really appreciate how accommodating Grooveline were right from the start, learning a couple of new songs that were important to us, sending us demos, and being incredibly flexible on the day despite the slight delays from the bridal party. Thank you very much once again!” – 06/17

Dave and Gemma
Wedding @ Beamish Hall

“Instant charm and like-ability”

“Another amazing acoustic artist, Holly took to the red carpet bringing with her an instant charm and like-ability. With an array of original music, Holly’s songwriting ability was clear for everyone at Wood’s to hear. Unapologetically down to earth lyricism meant each song took you through a vivid and relatable story.” – 5/5/17

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“Soft and meaningful”

“Soft and meaningful guitar providing suitable backing to a quiet yet strong and purposeful, voice” – 2017

NE Volume

“Lovely stuff”

“Lovely stuff” – 2018

NARC Magazine

“Her track ‘toast’ floored me”

“I was listening to a girl from the North East the other day, Holly Rees, and her track ‘Toast’ and it floored me. It was so brave and created by someone who was really, truly, being themselves. Don’t believe anyone who tells you there is no future in music. There is. All you have to be is good.” – September 2017

Tom Robinson
Interview in Magazine

“Really set the perfect mood”

“Your performance was brilliant and you really set the perfect mood for our night. To be frank we were just not able to find anything quite like you in the North-East, so we were more than pleased and relieved to get you!” – 2017

Gary & Aygul
Wedding @ Brinkburn, Northumberland

“Incredibly professional, yet also warm and friendly”

“Glue were amazing, we were so glad that we stumbled upon their page! They were very organised before the event, and communication with them was very good. They listened carefully to our needs, and were very flexible with timings and organisation. On the evening, they were incredibly professional, yet also warm and friendly. Their performance was out of this world – perfect for the style and ‘vibe’ of the evening. They even learned one of my favourite jazz standards “Autumn Leaves” and performed it for us on the evening – even better, they performed part of the song in French for my French-speaking wife – stunning! Thank you SO much for the extraordinary effort.” – 2017

Simon
Wedding @ Baltic, Gateshead

“A truly captivating act”

“A truly captivating act whose storytelling and earnest wit help deliver an engaging set of truly original songs peppered with some well-chosen covers with their own inimitable twist!” – July 2017

Jon Tait

“It was so enjoyed by everyone”

“Thank you from everyone and particularly me for a fabulous set. It was so enjoyed by everyone and just added so much to the success of the night. Great songs and a fun night. The bar staff loved you and also the punters in the other bar!” – 16/12/17

Alan Shaw
60th Birthday Party @ The Plough, Cramlington

“Will definitely use them again!”

Hired a PA from Need Music without any issues at all and got it on the same day. Great, friendly service at a cheap cost. Will definitely use them again!

John Rootham
23/02/2018

“Amazing interaction with customers”

“Harry was really great yesterday, with amazing interaction with customers, he also had great feedback from customers in the pub.”

Megan, Bar Manager @ The One Eyed Stag
26/02/18

“Always has the crowd in full swing”

I think everyone we have had in, has been really professional, and to an amazing standard. I really enjoyed Kieran, he sounds amazing, and always has the crowd in full swing.”

Sammi, Bar Manager @ One Eyed Stag
20/02/18

“Always a great vibe when playing in Tynemouth”

“There’s always a great vibe when playing in Tynemouth, people there really appreciate live music”

Dave Red, Musician
01/03/18

“A very healthy and eclectic music scene”

“Tynemouth is a vibrant coastal village and with the majority of bars and restaurants there regularly featuring live music it makes for a very healthy and eclectic music scene”

Jack Bowden, Allards Manager
02/03/18

“great music and very professional” – 10/03/2017

“YUMA provided monthy events and a buskers night for my venue for over a year and we really couldn’t fault them, great music and very professional”
_ Deb Woods, 2017, The Tipsy Cow

Deb Woods, The Tipsy Cow
10/03/2017

“Absolutely perfect and so well performed.”

We saw Paul play in Derby at the Book Cafe. His Playlist was absolutely perfect and so well performed. One man and a guitar but so much more! We would highly recommend him….someone similar (one man and a guitar) played our wedding in new zealand and people are still talking about it years on. Wish we could go back and see him again but we have to return home!

Amy Watson, The Book Cafe
07/07/2017

“Great voice, totally organised, learned all the songs I asked him to and sang more on top, and all delivered with a smile…absolute star!!”

Paul performed at my daughters’ surprise party recently, and was absolutely amazing. Great voice, totally organised, learned all the songs I asked him to and sang more on top, and all delivered with a smile…absolute star!! Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Paul, the girls and their guests loved it!

Amanda McPherson, Wonderland Cafe
19/08/2017

“Better than Ed Sheeran!”

We saw Paul play at the Book Cafe last night and loved it.
Better than Ed Sheeran!
Catherine Thomson, The Bookcafe
03/02/2018

Very Poignant And Emotional

Loved watching your performance today. Very Poignant And Emotional.

Neil Watson
08/04/2018

I Think You Have An Amazing Voice

Hi this is Rachael. You sang at my school and I just wanted to say that you are such an inspirational person and I think you have an amazing voice.

Rachael
10/02/2018

Stephen was brilliant last night. Thank you!

Naomi, Ketton Ox Yarm
28/04/2018

Drew Trainor was great for us on Sunday…can we book him again please.

Dave, Board Inn Manager
08/05/2018

He was fab – everyone loved him!

Hi Bruce. Please pass on our huge thanks to Kieran for last night. He was fab! Everyone loved him.

Emily. Private Party at Prohibition Bar
12/05/2018

Dave was excellent last night.

Just to say thanks for last night – Dave was excellent. I will be in touch for more acts.

George, NUFC Golf Club
12/05/2018

Matty and Aimee were great and brought a great atmosphere to the event.

“Just a quick message to say thank you very much for all your help last week. Matty and Aimee were great and brought a great atmosphere to the event.”

Elisa Adams, Maker's Market
31/03/2017

We just wanted to say a huge thank you

“Hi Bruce. We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the guitarists and the DJ who were at our wedding. They were all great, particularly the DJ who joined in and was part of the guests by the end of the night!”

The Haste's Wedding at Horton Grange
31/08/15

People will be talking about it for years to come!

“DJ Bruce was exactly what we were looking for for our wedding party, he focussed on the music we love, yet he read the crowd perfectly to pack the dance floor and help us create the most brilliant memories. People will be talking about it for years to come!”

Kate, Wedding at Hoult's Yard Newcastle
12/08/2017

We had a lovely day, thanks!

Dave Red (musician) was great. We had a lovely day, thanks!”

Deborah Syla Wedding at Jesmond Dene House
02/06/2017

Jake was amazing

“It was a fab night. Jake was amazing and made it even more special for us.”

Toni Campbell Engagement Party, Frankie's Diner S Shileds
012/08/2017

Everyone had an amazing time!

“Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks so much for providing the music on Saturday. Everyone had an amazing time! We’ve had so many great comments about the live music.”

Vanessa Adams Hen Party, The Garden Station
03/09/16

I would certainly recommend their services

“Need Music offers great live music, packed with original and fresh local talent. I would certainly recommend their services.”

Claire Lambert Client Services Co-ordinator Newcastle United Football Club
11/10/15

DJ Nathan was fab last night

“Hey Bruce…DJ Nathan was fab last night. From start to finish everything was really easy to sort out and DJ was brilliant- catered musically for everyone and just made the night! Please say a big thank you to him and also big thanks to you gor sorting it out x”

Simone Banks Engagement Party Blue Flames Benton
18/08/2017

Would gladly recommend to anyone

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“Hi Bruce, we had a great day, thank you! DJ Nathan was fab! Had a great range of music and kept the day going!
Would gladly recommend to anyone 😊
Thanks again for sorting us out!”
Marie, Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter Funday Event
01/05/2017

Would highly recomend for that special night

“Bruce organised my entertainment for my 70th party. Great night – would highly recomend for that special night if you have one coming up.”

(Kieran Taylor performed)

Jenny Hulet 70th Party Byker
18/03/2017

He was absolutely perfect for the event

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for recommending Connor for our events this week. He was absolutely perfect for the event, so talented and such a lovely guy! We had so many people commenting about him and wanting his details.”

Laura Watson @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
05/10/2017

They were so helpful, excellent service & such a fantastic variety of talented singers

I used Need Music to find an acoustic singer for my engagement party and I have to say they are brilliant. They were so helpful, excellent service & such a fantastic variety of talented singers/musicians so much so that I found it really hard to choose. In the end we chose Harry Smethurst and he was amazing, everyone commented on how fantastic he was & asked how we booked him etc. Will defo be recommending Need Music & Harry, thanks for such a brilliant night!

Danni Gibson Engagement Party Spennymoor
28/05/18

Hugely popular and sang a great variety of songs

We used Need Music as entertainment for Rothbury Food and Craft Festival; our crowds were entertained by Patrick and Kieran who were hugely popular and sang a great variety of songs which suited everyone. Some even brought back memories. Thank you Bruce for introducing us to Kieran and Patrick.

The team at Rothbury Food and Craft Festival
07/05/18

Professional and the quality of music has been great

Used Need Music a variety of times over the past year and has provided excellent service and acts. Bruce is friendly, organised and even committed to attending the first few sessions to make sure everything went right. Fast response and has helped me out over a busy festive period when most other agencies couldn’t provide an act. I’ve used acoustic performers and saxophonists, all of which have been professional and the quality of music has been great. Would highly recommend for any business looking to put on some live music or music entertainment in the North East!

Ben Jones Manager Revoltion Bar Sunderland
20/12/17

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Need Music

‘I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Need Music throughout this past season. They were great at accommodating last minute requests and offered us a wide range of artists (Aimee Lambert, Kieran Taylor & Kirsty Forster Duo) who were perfectly placed to our hospitality environment.’

Rebecca Barber Newcastle United FC
01/06/18

He was absolutely brilliant!

We were so so pleased with Joe Reeve (sax) – he was absolutely brilliant.

Harriet Duffus Wedding
26/05/18

Highly recommend, great service thanks Bruce

Anyone need business cards or flyers designed & printed get in touch with Bruce.

Hannah Beauty Therapist
14/05/18

Fast service. Exactly what I wanted

Really happy with how the cards looked, and the delivery was really quick.

Adam Pub Manager
12/04/18

Steph is fantastic!

Steph is fantastic! She created a great atmosphere in the pub I work. Interacts with the customers making a great night. Just superb!

David Fabra The Grosvenor, Nottingham
12/05/18

I would highly recommend Steph for any event

We got married in a church and wanted live music which would set the scene but not be too overbearing. After hearing Steph sing at other events we immediately knew she would be perfect. Steph sang our requested songs beautifully, setting a gorgeous romantic and uplifting atmosphere while we signed the register. Steph was flexible with our requests, great to communicate with and quickly responded to messages. She made everything so easy at a time when you’ve got so much to organise! I would highly recommend Steph for any event, she adds her own little bit of magic to your big day!

Laura Walker Wedding Donnington Park Farmhouse
20/08/18

Would highly recommend!

Martin was great, he’s got a lovely voice, excellent choice of set for our country pub and did fantastic requests which our customers and staff enjoyed. A really nice guy too, professional and friendly.  Would highly recommend!
Pub Manager The Three Merry Lads, Sheffield
10/03/18

His covers were brilliant, we can’t recommend him enough!

“Martin was great! He provided two sets for our wedding party and he helped to make the evening really special. He is a great musician and was really professional (his drummer was great as well!). The guests loved him,and he even took their weird and wonderful requests. His covers were brilliant, we can’t recommend him enough. Book him now!”
Roseanna Barnes-BrettWedding Sheffield
25/10/17

I didnt expect my mum to get up dancing- but she did!

Martin helped make a very difficult day far more pleasant last week.  With his carefully chosen songs he sang his way to making my dads wake, a beautiful celebration of his life. I didnt expect my mum to get up dancing- but she did!
We all danced to his favourite songs and towards the end his set we were jumping up and down & with smiles remembering him to the songs he loved. So thank you Martin you were very much appreciated and gave us some priceless moments at a very difficult time.
Carly, Huntingdon
29/06/17

Conor performed an amazing set and I had really good compliments!

I put together a gig on the 25th November 2017 at the Quantum exhibition centre digbeth. I asked Conor to be one of my acts for me and he said yes. I was overwhelmed. On the day Conor performed an amazing set and I had really good compliments from audience on Conor’s performance. I couldn’t thank Conor enough for stepping up and played a few more songs as some other acts cancelled last minute. Conor was a big help & an amazing performer, I couldn’t of had a successful gig if I didn’t have Conor.

Beth
30/11/17

The dancefloor was full all night!

Steve played at our wedding last month. We thought he was brilliant from the first time we saw him a few years ago. We were having an amazing day anyway and then Steve came on. We had asked him to play our first dance song, which he did perfectly.
From that point on the dancefloor was full all night, he created an unbelievable party atmosphere. All our friends and family have been singing his praises since the wedding. He is an extremely talented musician with an amazing voice and we’d just like to thank him for helping make our day so special!
Matt & Leanne Sharpe Wedding
August 2018

His mix of songs and performance is incredible

After randomly seeing Steve playing on a few occasions, I was so blown away I had to invite him to play at my 30th!  His mix of songs and performance is incredible. His looping ability adds a dimension rarely seen & allows for a big sound and a lot of fun in the performance. What a night! Thanks Steve!”
Ewellina Sherriff 30th Party
April 2015

Two words… Class Act!!”

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“I can honestly say that Steve’s set had the whole place rocking and to this day, his name and ‘that night’ still crops up in conversation. Two words… Class Act!!”
Chris Hockey
November 2015

Totally impressed!

I saw these guys performing at the Travs in Sunniside on 8th June and was totally impressed along with very appreciative audience who gave the best of order, the like of which I’ve not witnessed in a pub for a long time. With Zoe’s vocal and Ken’s perfectionist guitar accompanying they had the perfect blend for a laid back couple of sets that would suit any bar/bistro/restaurant. Popular songs through the decades through to modern classics, Quirky Chords has got it covered. Book them while you can before everyone finds this little gem of a duo and fills their diary. Thanks again!

Hello, the DJ was absolutely amazing

DJ Rob wedding at Horton Grange

Hello, the DJ was absolutely amazing thank you for sorting him! Someone else has asked for booking details…

Brooke, Wedding at Horton Grange
30/06/18

We’d have him (Paul Tabor) play every week!

Head Of Steam Leicester Pub
Zoe, Head Of Steam Pub Leicester
20/06/18

Thanks so much for your help!

Fenwicks Newcastle. Need Music Agency

Hi Bruce, it went really well. Thanks so much for your help!

(Cameron James performance)

Anna Hutchinson, Fenwicks Newcastle
13 & 14 July 2018

They help out in any way they can

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Amazing service as always from need music ran by Bruce, they help out in any way they can. They have a range of styles and cater to everyone’s needs and requests. everyone is always up dancing and having the best time. Thank you”

Sarah Head Of Steam Pub Quayside
26/07/18

We had Kieran sing at our wedding and he was fab!

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All the guests loved him and he made the afternoon. He has a great voice and really good song choices.Thank you Kieran!!!!

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Sarah & John, Wedding at Merchant's Tavern Newcastle
23/07/2018

All the guests loved him…

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Would completely recommend using Need Music to provide music for your event. Bruce was super helpful and knew exactly which one of his acts would be suitable for the party I was arranging. Cannot sing Kieran’s praises high enough – he was fantastic. Really good range of and he had planned the set according to the type of music I had discussed with Bruce. All the guests loved him and he was also very accommodating with our high jinks microphone stealing antics! Thank you so much to both of you! x

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Emily, Party at Prohibition Newcastle
12/05/2018

DJ played everything we wanted!

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Yeah we had  great night thanks Bruce. The DJ (Matty) played everything we wanted to hear. Thanks again for sorting at such short notice.

Gwen, Party at Gosforth Hotel
04/08/2018

By the end of the first song, all eyes faced the stage!

Leftlion
2018

Soulful vocals with ambient sounds

Katie Cooper Musician Nottingham
I'm Not From London Magazine
2017

Patrick was a huge hit…

The music was suitable for everyone form the youngest to the oldest – at one point I looked around and everyone’s singing along!Everyone was talking about how good it was.

Helen, Wedding at Summerhill Bowling Club
19/08/2018

I’ll definitely be booking him again!

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Had Conor play at The The New Sundial for me last night and he was fantastic. I’ll definitely be booking him again!

Chris, The New Sundial Pub
18/08/2018

Absolutely blew the crowd away

Head Of Steam Leicester Pub

Big thanks to Mary Singer for stepping up. absolutely blew the crowd away on Sunday.

Luke, Head Of Steam Leicester
31/08/2018

Aimee was absolutely amazing at our wedding

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Aimee learned our wedding song acoustic, we thought it might me difficult but it was so natural and made walking down the aisle so much easier. Aimee then played at our cocktail hour, loads of our guests commented on how amazing she was. Thank you so much, you really did make our ceremony and cocktail hour so much more personalised!”

Chris and Robyn,  Whitworth Hall
25 August 2018

Alex was a total pro…

“Alex was a total pro, brilliant improvisation on both flute and sax over a variety of soul, hip hop and modern and classic house music. Really easy to work with.”

 

LKP Krissy Kriss. Revolution DJ
04/03/2017

He was great on the night

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“Thanks for setting us up with Alex, he was great on the night and impressed us all. I didn’t manage to catch him as he left but please tell him thank you.”

 

Ben - Manager, Revolution Bar Newcastle
10/03/2017

Such a beautiful voice

“Absolutely an amazing singer, such a beautiful voice for my mums hen do. Unforgettable”

M. Harrison - 5 stars (Facebook)

She was fantastic!

“Paris performed at the launch event of our new community centre, she was fantastic! Everybody enjoyed her and I am really looking forward to seeing her perform again at our music festival in August.”

H. Kerley - 5 stars (Facebook)

Definitely worth seeing live

“Paris is amazingly talented and just puts such expression and energy into her performance. Definitely worth seeing live if you haven’t seen her already.”

T. Kay - 5 stars (Facebook)

Fantastic duo with voices of pure gold

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“Fantastic duo with voices of pure gold 10/10 would listen to them again” –

Ray Stokes, The Brown Bear
14/04/18

Couldn’t recommend Need Music Agency enough

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“They accepted a job with 4 days notice, and quite frankly my fundraiser wouldn’t have happened without them! Highly recommended and can’t wait to work with them again!”

Laura Lindsay
28/08/2018

Would definitely recommend Callum…

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We had him for my Aunty’s 70th he played all types of music was a great night”

Claire Allison

Well recommended. Thank you

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“We booked DJ Callum for my husband’s 40th and he was brilliant. On time, friendly and played some great party songs! Well recommended. Thank you!”

Nicola Barker

Reliable and punctual. A DJ to recommend!

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“Sound lad who produces what you pay for. Wedding was blast thanks to you and your music. Cheers mate”

Lowson Ferguson

He was great with the kids!

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Fantastic… He was great with the kids! Would highly recommend and I’m sure he won’t be beaten on price. Thanks again for yesterday.”

Lisa Barnes

Bruce was very accommodating and professional…

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Having been to several gigs run by Need Music over the years and attended parties where they have DJ’d, we booked them to DJ our engagement party last night. As expected the music was excellent and had everyone up dancing, Bruce was very accommodating and professional as always.

Jess Callaghan, How Do You Do, North Shields
10/09/18

I would highly recommend Vicky and would definitely use her again

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I used Vicky a few weeks ago for a charity day that I organised, Vicky was amazing singing a range of music to please everyone! The whole crowed there that day enjoyed Vicky’s music and kept catching me to say how much they enjoyed her set! I would highly recommend Vicky and would definitely use her again in the future, such a pleasant girl and her presence lit up the stage! Thanks again Vicky!

Olivia Alderson - Black Bull Trimdon
April 2018

Absolutely brilliant!!!!

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Manager of The Red Well, Bernard Castle
20/03/2018

Always an entertainer!

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Plays here every other Friday!

Manager of The Courtyard Knaresborough
10/09/2018

Fabulous DJ provided personal wedding party atmosphere!

Lady Annabella was recommended to us for our wedding by some friends. When we got in touch with her she came round to our house to talk about what kind of music we wanted, and she really listened to us and understood our tastes.  As slightly mature newly weds we like dancing to Motown, Stax and Northern Soul.  We were also able to tell her what not to play!
She was at the venue early and started her set with some cool soul which set a good vibe as everyone arrived.  She continued after the band with great tunes that had everyone on the dance floor until well past home time, showing great expertise in keeping the party going.
Apart from that she also looked fabulous and we would have no hesitation in recommending her for any occasion.
Carol Robinson and Mac McEvoy
21/7/2018

Her wonderful, eclectic sets are matched only by her wardrobe!

We regularly have the honour of DJ Lady Annabella playing for us at our venue. Her wonderful, eclectic sets are matched only by her wardrobe and although we’re not sure if the crowd is here for her music or her personality, either way they always have a great time!

Elliot Towsey, Manager of Billy Bootleggers
13/08/2018

One of the best DJs in the city

DJ Annabella is one of the best DJs in the city and is also very versatile. She rocks it at both of my venues and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any other venue!

Paul Skevington, Owner of Billy Bootleggers and No28
05/05/2018

Absolutely amazing, everyone was up dancing!

Thank you so much for performing at my husbands 30th you guys were absolutely amazing! Everyone was up dancing and has complimented on how fantastic the live music was. Highly recommend this lovely and very talented duo.

Lauren Walker
18/08/2018

She was brilliant!

“Amy sang for a couple of hours at my party in El Paso, Jesmond – she was brilliant! Highly recommend her!”

Rachel Pearson
07/07/2018

A marvellous night for us all to remember!

Our guests really enjoyed the songs of Paul & Dee. They had a great rapport with their audience, and created a relaxed and fun atmosphere with their songs. We found them to be totally professional when we made enquiries and arranged the booking, and punctual and organised when they arrived on the night. Our thanks to them both for providing a marvellous night for us all to remember!

Jen, 26/5/2018
Private party

Bloomfield Duo were simply excellent!

The Bloomfield Duo were simply excellent! Hired them to perform in a small marquee for my Mum’s 75th birthday. Despite the pouring rain and enduring the cold of the Northumbrian summer, Paul and Dee did us proud. They put together a fantastic and varied set to take into account the different age groups and everyone loved it. They had us all singing and dancing too! Prior to the event they had asked me for any specific songs that my family would like and then performed them, which was brilliant! They even learned a special song for my wife and I, very much appreciated and Christy Moore would be impressed! Their banter and general chat with the audience was funny and got us all going. Every one of my family and guests commented how great they thought Paul and Dee were. The sound quality was perfect and Dee’s singing and Paul’s guitar playing were spot on! I would have no hesitation on booking them again. So why not book them, you’ll love them. They are two wonderful people too! Thanks for making my Mum’s 75th Birthday an evening to remember, she has not stopped talking about it, best day of her life, she said! Thanks Dee and Paul, hope to see you again and thanks for “the reel in the flickering light”! 

John Sunderland-Wright, 16/6/2018
Private Party

A joyous concert with lots of interaction and great choice of repertoire!

This was a joyous concert with lots of interaction and great choice of repertoire from rock’n’roll to the present day, which worked very well for the audience. They took the trouble to check who they would be performing to in advance and chose a very appropriate set. They kept the concert moving along swiftly and there was time for banter with some of the audience who were obviously engaged in the performance. Including several medleys allowed you to include a lot of songs, so kept lots of moments of recognition coming. Using PA may not be appropriate in all settings but it worked well in this room, and perhaps, along with your dressed up appearance, helped give the sense of occasion. We talked at the end about Dee leading some clapping actions – which only didn’t happen due to a broken mic stand and you would normally do this. You learned everyone’s names which was impressive! Feedback from the audience and staff was very positive. Thank you for an entertaining afternoon!

Chris Pentney, 7/3/2017
Elswick Care Home

I would recommend Phil ten times over!

“I wanted to say how fantastic Phil Short was playing at our wedding. We had a small
gathering in our garden and wanted some bespoke back ground music. Phil was perfect,
he played songs we picked and learnt a couple of tunes for us too. He has a lovely voice
and is an accomplished guitarist. I would recommend Phil ten times over!”

Jacquie Stobbs-Mutton
Private Party

Gets everyone singing!

Great voice and gets everyone singing!

Caroline Bennet-Parkinson
Frankland Arms

They were absolutely amazing!

Patrick and Kieran were absolutely amazing at my Mam’s birthday party, and we had loads of positive comments about the music!

Jennifer, 02/12/18
Private party

“Absolutely perfect… a delight for us and our guests.”

Everyone at the wedding was really impressed with Lee’s piano playing. The background music that Lee played was absolutely perfect in what was a perfect day in all. Lee gave us a choice of music before the wedding, and it was played absolutely beautifully. You can tell that Lee really loves what he does, and I know I shouldn’t be saying it, but I’m sure Lee played a lot longer then the 90mins we requested, which was a delight for us and our guests. Thank you Lee, we would thoroughly recommend Lee to anyone else!

Simon Boyson, 28.8.18
Wedding Hire

“We highly recommend Lee… He is a star!”

Lee was incredible! Absolutely spot on! He made the evening a truly successful event. Fantastic performance with a high standard professional attitude/presentation.

We highly recommend Lee for any occasion. He is a star!

Colette Buscarini

“A lovely guy and fantastic musician”

Lee was absolutely fantastic. A lovely guy and fantastic musician. Very personable, happy to chat with guests when they bothered him, nice and smiley and just played absolutely the right sort of music for the occasion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!

Mandy Atkin

“He made sure my party went with a swing!”

Lee was brilliant and everyone who came to my party commented on how lovely it was to have live music, how good he was and asked me where I had found him.

He was very reassuring from his first introductory email and very eager to make sure he played the music I wanted and that he fitted in with the schedule. I would definitely book Lee again. He made sure my party went with a swing. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends.

Lesley Leach

Everything we could have hoped for!

Can’t thank Need Music Agency and Bruce enough for all their help in finding a DJ for our wedding reception.

Bruce was so helpful throughout the whole process, happy to answer any questions we threw his way.
Rob was a perfect choice, exactly what we wanted for our evening reception.  He was everything we could have hoped for and his dancing was the cherry on the cake!

Would definitely recommend!

Emma, 21.2.19
Wedding, Wylam Brewery

Fabulous people… can’t wait to see them perform again!

“I met this couple when they appeared in our local pub and they sang at our wedding reception in January. Alisha even learnt a couple of my favourite songs to sing on the night. A fabulous couple of people, I cannot wait to see them perform again!”

Geoff
Wedding Reception

They were incredible!

“These two lovely people performed at our wedding and they were incredible! So easy to work with, 100% flexible and professional. I could not imagine having anyone else who could have made our day as special. Highly recommended.”

Catherine
Wedding

I will be recommending you to everyone!

The service was so good I contacted Bruce last minute and he got everything sorted for me, it was so easy I will be using them again. A big thank you and I will be recommending you to everyone!

John English

Kirsty was excellent!

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Kirsty was excellent, I look forward to booking her again.

George
Newcastle United Golf Club, 16.3.09

Thanks for helping us out

Thanks for helping us out Bruce, we are very happy with your work from the first email through to today. Thank you!

Domingo
The Hilton Gateshead, 19.3.19

Thank you for making our wedding day so amazing and special!

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“Thank you Aimee for making our wedding day so amazing and special! You are an amazingly talented singer and I have not stopped hearing how much everyone enjoyed listening to you. I am so glad I got the chance to have you sing our first dance as it really did make it that bit more special.
Thank you so much again!”

Faye and Michael Sherrington
Black Horse, Beamish 30.3.19

We would love to have them perform here again!

I’d just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Need Music who made our Rum Tasting Event complete with the sounds of Holly’s Steel Pan Band. It went down a treat and what a great bunch of girls! We would love to have them perform here again, we all had a great time!

Victoria Dunn
Owner, One Eyed Stag

She really got our music vibe!

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Ash DJ’d our engagement party at The Head of Steam Newcastle Quayside on 23rd Feb this year. We were so thrilled with the music and felt like she really got our music vibe even though we had only met that evening! We also had some great feedback from guests about the music, so we wondered if you’d be able to provide us with a quote for our wedding!

Rachel Forster
Head of Steam Quayside, 23.2.19

The acts were all perfect!

Tynemouth Food Festival

Thank you for your patience in setting up the music for Tynemouth Food Festival. The acts were all perfect for the event and really contributed to the atmosphere!

Pete Warne, 13.5.19
North Tyneside Council

We would recommend her to everyone!

“Heart Shaped Stone has played at the Alley Cat Cafe in Fenham several times now and is always a great act! She plays some lovely songs, has a smashing voice and does a great job in entertaining. We love Dannielle and her many great musical friends performing on our music nights and would recommend her to everyone. A really nice person and some great performances”

Paul Black 17.3.19
Westgate Ark Visitor Centre Cat Cafe

Great singer

Great singer and a bit of a comedian!

Judith Hardisty 3.5.19
The Welwood, Amble

If you want the perfect performer then please book her!

“Heart Shaped Stone is one of the loveliest performers I know…..very professional…brilliant performer and fantastic song choices and music….if you want the perfect performer then please book her…Mint act!”

Bruce Biddle 28.11.18
Newsham Hotel

Phenomenal!

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Phenomenal performers!

26.5.19
The Garricks Head, North Shields

I will definitely book them again!

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They were fantastic, beautiful voices – I will definitely book them again!

June Howarth, 20.4.19
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Can’t wait to see them again!

Saw Quirky Chords at the Travellers Rest on Saturday 8th of June. They were great. Highly recommended for any gig. Can’t wait to see them again!

Trudie Prest, 10.6.19
Travellers Rest

Everything has been outstanding and professional

Very happy with the DJ provided by Need Music for a family party to celebrate my husband and my 60th plus my nephew’s 30th birthday. From the first contact with Bruce everything has been outstanding and professional. Bruce answered all questions and was extremely helpful. Chris our DJ was amazing and had everyone dancing all night. So many guests informed us how much they loved the music. I would not hesitate to recommend Need Music outstanding in every way.

Eva Miller's 60th party at Hebburn Golf Club
8th June 2019

Can’t recommend Need Music highly enough

We booked Aimee Lambert through Need Music to sing at our wedding and she was incredible. Also, Bruce was a pleasure to deal with, friendly, helpful and responded quickly to any queries we had.

Sarah-Jane Alberici's wedding at Barn On The Bay
25th May 2019

Absolutely amazing from start to finish

Would definitely recommend Need music. We had Aimee sing for my wedding in May, she was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Thank you!

Abbi Wright's wedding at Ramsde Hall
10th May 2019

I couldn’t recommend Aimee highly enough!

Aimee sang at our wedding at the end of June 2019, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! I searched and searched for a singer and found it very hard to find one that I loved, she has a beautiful voice sang our aisle song perfectly! She made the whole process so easy and was very professional the day itself, our guests where all raving about her!

Tom & Liz Siddell's wedding at Carr Mill Dam
22nd June 2019

Absolutely amazing and a really lovely guy!

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Dave Red entertained everyone at our 30th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday night. He was absolutely amazing as well as being a really lovely guy.

We would definitely hire him again. Thank you Bruce for arranging it for us!

Carole Price's 30th wedding anniversary
13th July 2019

Total life saver!

I needed a singer very last minute (for the next day) and one of my friends recommended using Need Music Agency. Bruce was on holiday at the time and took the time to reply straight away with some options, total life saver!!! We booked Jack for the following day to play at a corporate BBQ, He was brilliant and has such a great track list. Very impressed and will def use you again when the time comes. Thank you!!

Leanne Watt's Corporate BBQ at The Ship Inn
22nd June 2019

10 out of 10 from us!

For our annual street party event raising money for Cancer Research we had the pleasure of this fantastic company’s entertainment, who kept the party going with his variety of music which kept everyone singing and dancing. I would definitely recommend this company for any party… thank you so much 10 out of 10 from us.

Lisa Teasdale's street party in Stanley
28th July 2019

Easy to deal with…

Bruce DJed our wedding in Aug 19 at the Boiler Shop and really added to the party vibes! Easy to deal with, and worked with our selections and vibe we wanted. Thanks Bruce!

Andreqw Bower's Wedding at Boilershop
19th August 2019

Could not recommend highly enough!

Bruce from Need Music provided sound tech services at our wedding in August 2019 and did an absolutely stellar job. Despite a last minute venue change due to floods, to a venue with pretty challenging acoustics, Bruce managed to get an incredible sound out of the 7 piece band – many guests commented on how awesome the sound was. Could not recommend highly enough!

Robert Knibbs' wedding in Richmond
3rd August 2019

The music was perfect

Hi. Please could you just let Charlotte and Harry know how great I thought they were on the day! The music was perfect and all the guests commented on how lovely it was. Thanks again.

Elena Maxfield's wedding at Healey Barn
12th August 2019

Kieran provided fantastic entertainment

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Hi Bruce. The party was great and Kieran provided fantastic entertainment. Best wishes.

Clara Hayes' party at Black's Corner, East Boldon
31st August 2019

Thank you so much Need Music

We had DJ Carl for our wedding on 10th August and we were so happy with the service provided 😁 Thank you so much Need Music. Bruce was so helpful in the preparations we can not thank you enough. Louise and Gaz xx

Louise Clark's Wedding at The Coachman
10th August 2019

Could not praise the DJ enough!!

Booked DJ Ged for a 50th party and it was brilliant. Could not praise the DJ enough!!

Debbie Sykes-Walker's Event at Newcastle Uni
7th September 2019

The band absolutely smashed it

I was recommended Need Music Agency through a friend for my wedding. And wow I’m so glad you got me The Crazy Knights band. They were amazing and they even stayed on for longer on the last set. I think they must have been enjoying it just as much as us and our guests did.
I hope to see them again in the future they absolutely smashed it.
Thank you Bruce

Lindsey Longfield's wedding at Leed sIrish Centre
7th September 2019

Bruce Ensured we got exactly what we were looking for..

We contacted Bruce looking for a singer for our wedding. Right from the start Bruce was friendly and chatty and ensured we got exactly what we were looking for. We booked Sam Rae and are so
pleased with what we got. Sam even learnt a new song for us on his guitar and sang it for our first dance. All of our guests commented on how good Sam was and how lovely his voice was. Sam sets such a chilled tone and that’s exactly what we wanted. Thank you
Sam and Bruce for making our wedding day magical. Lots of love The Emersons 09.09.19

The Emerson's wedding at Black Horse Beamish
9th September 2019

I would highly recommend her!

Aimee sang at our wedding, keeping our guests entertained for hours during our photos and at other points during the day. Amazing voice and guitarist and I would highly recommend her! Thank you for adding to our special day. x

Phil and Lowri's Wedding at Caledonia Hotel, Jesmond
21st Spetmber 2019

We would highly recommend you to everyone we know

Bruce we want to thank you so much, you did everything we asked for we would highly recommend you to everyone we know. thank you so much. 5 stars .. if your looking for a wedding party dj or any party Bruce is the one you want xxx

Kim Collom's wedding in Throckley
21st September 2019

Amazing service

Amazing service for a very last minute booking. Bruce so helpful in providing the technical support too. Thank you 😊

Helen Lovatt's Birthday Party, Durham.
12th October 2019

Very Reasonable On Price

Bruce did a brilliant job at our wedding – and was very reasonable on price. Highly recommend

David Loxham/s wedding at Healey Barn
19th October 2019

We Would Highly Recommned

Bruce from Need Music Agency provided a excellent service for our wedding in October 2019, we would highly recommend him, great music selection!

Nathan Lovejoy's Wedding at Rovers Hotel, Gateshead
13th October 2019

Everyone Enjoyed The Music

Thanks Bruce for a memorable night on 12/10/19. Everyone enjoyed the music, 🎼🎤👍

Lynda Simpson's 70th Party at St Matthew's, Blaydon
12th October 2019

It Was Perfect!

Hi Bruce, thanks again for sorting us out with a PA system  in our hour of need. It was perfect!

Faith Bryer-Ash, Work Party, Revolution Bar, Durham
4th November 2019

5 Stars!

Bruce offered great advice and found us a singer to match our likes . Stephen was amazing such a wide range of music and a great talent himself , 5 stars!

Andy Murray's birthday party in Gateshead
9th November 2019

Highly recommended for anyone

Absolutely brilliant DJ provided for our wedding. All of the music was a perfect combination of requests and the style we asked for. Highly recommended for anyone.

Tommy Law's wedding at As You Like It, Newcastle
24th November 2019

Couldn’t recommend Need Music Agency enough

We have worked with Bruce since 2018. Need Music have supplied us with many acts for our events and every performer booked has been a pleasure to work with. Professional, reliable and always great to work with. Couldn’t recommend Need Music Agency enough.

Elizabeth Hall, Third Space Events
28th November 2019

For Venues:

  • We provide the best entertainment
  • 100% reliable and professional
  • Hassle-free service

For Brides:

We provide a range of carefully selected acts that are sure to entertain you and your guests on your special day.

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For Musicians:

  • We offer paid gigs
  • Support to make you a better musician
  • Mentoring
  • You will gain a lot of gigging experience

PA Hire:

We offer PA hire from just £25... this is great for musicians who do not have one of their own. We can also arrange drop-offs to venues for a small additional charge.

A Bit of Background...

North East born Bruce Tate founded Need Music Ltd in 2012 after 10 years of recording and touring as a musician.

After having considerable success with the rock band Jetson (BBC Radio 1 Airplay and 2 UK tours), and completing his degree in Business Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, Bruce cofounded the electro band Viva City, who went on to tour the USA 5 times. This included showcase gigs at the SXSW music conferences in Texas and The Viper Rooms in LA, California. Viva City signed a recording contract which brought about the release of debut album ‘Phobia’.

Bruce left the band in March 2012 to pursue a new career as an events co-ordinator and music promoter. He set up Need Music Ltd - a live music agency which has grown quickly over the past 6 years and are now one of the leading suppliers of live music here in the North East. In 2018 Need Music Studios will be opened in the city centre to help up and coming artists record their music.