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New musicians looking to gain gigging experience in Newcastle.

Gigs For New Musicians

Are you ready to gig in Newcastle? We regularly host showcase gigs, which gives the opportunity for new musicians to hit the stage. When you gig with us you'll get:

  • Gigs that will hep you hone your talent
  • Promotion on social media
  • The chance to meet other musicians
  • Work towards paid gigs

If you are interested then the first thing to do is record yourself performing a song , upload the track and send it to us via the contact page. Soundcloud and Youtube are generally the best option.

We currently put on these types of gigs at:

  • Pacific House, Newcastle EVERY MONDAY
  • Mr Lynch, Jesmond EVERY TUESDAY
  • Duke Of Wellington, Newcastle EVERY THURSDAY
  • Head Of Steam, Quayside EVERY SUNDAY


Please note acts are typically required to perform for 30 minutes, which equates to roughly 7 songs. We provide the PA system, and you get a free drink for performing. Give it a go! 


"For the last 3 years, Need Music Ltd have helped me make a living as a full-time musician by finding me regular, well-paid gigs in suitable venues across the North-East. Communication is always spot on and what's required of me is always laid out clearly and concisely before each gig. Highly recommended"

Jake Houlsby, Professional Musician


"Need Music Ltd helped me get started as a solo Musician. I would definitely recommend all upcoming musicians to contact need music, as they are a great company to work with"

Lauren Amour, Professional Musician


"Need Music Ltd are enthusiastic promoters of live music. Organised and effective - I know exactly what I need and what's required of me when I'm booked to play leaving me just to focus on the music"

Stephen Mordue, Professional Musician


"Need Music Ltd have been instrumental and supportive to me as a working musician, providing me with plenty of opportunites to help me make a living"

Dave Red, Professional Musician

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