NME darlings The Chapman Family are returning to their spiritual home of The Georgian Theatre, Stockton, as their only North East date on their next single launch tour and are offering a young local act the chance to play alongside them on the night.
The band, who hail from Teesside, have had a very impressive rise to prominence from playing Glastonbury Festival back in 2008 for the first time to supporting acts such as We Are Scientists and 80’s B-Line Disaster to recording a session at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1 and, this year, heading out to SXSW and playing alongside Everything Everything and The Drums as part of the NME Showcase.
Constantly trying to push local music in the area The Chapman Family are teaming up with Tees Music Alliance to offer a young local act the opportunity to play as part of the line up at The Georgian Theatre on Saturday 20 November.
To qualify bands must be; Teesside based, at least two members of the band must be under 18, must have a demo of at least two original songs, a band photo and biography.
There will be two drop off points for demos to be handed into, one at The Green Dragon Studios in Stockton and the second at Steven James Guitars on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. All demos must be received by Saturday 16 October to be in with a chance of winning.
The gig at The Georgian signals a welcome return for the band, who are always a sell out with the Stockton crowd, and will bring back some fond memories for lead singer Kingsley, who previously volunteered at the venue. Support for the band comes from dark and introspective Soviet Disco.
Purchase your ticket in advance and you'll receive a very special limited edition Chapman Family cd which contains rare tracks recorded at Green Dragon Studios.
to Book tel:01642 674115 or book online www.GEORGIANTHEATRE.co.uk