Gigs

Gareth Davies-Jones, Annie Ball & Katie Tertell - The Secret Garden Gig

Minsteracres Peace Garden, Minsteracres Retreat Centre, Consett, DH8 9RT

Come and join musicians Annie Ball, Katie Tertell and Gareth Davies-Jones for our last outdoor concert of the season in the wonderfully atmospheric surroundings of the Peace Garden at Minsteracres Retreat Centre. Combining songs, instrumentals and the stories behind them, sit back and let our unique blend of voice, accordion, cello and guitar ease you through a late summer’s afternoon. Minsteracres, just off the A68 above Riding Mill, is a 110 acre estate that formerly belonged to the Silvertop family. It’s a very special place with historic buildings, lots of open space, and a stunning parkland designed by John Dobson who was a contemporary of the great Capability Brown. The grounds have a real sense of calm and tranquility about them and we’re delighted to bring you an afternoon of live music in the Peace Garden - a lush and relaxing space just down from the main house and which adjoins the estates original walled garden. It’s the perfect space to spread out and enjoy a picnic accompanied by our musical programme. If you’ve never been to Minsteracres before we just know you’re going to love it. Come and enjoy a musical afternoon out and discover some new surroundings into the bargain.

PLEASE NOTE: The concert will go ahead in all but extreme conditions (high winds, persistent heavy rain). So please come prepared for cooler weather. Please bring your own seating, picnic and drinks. Toilets will be available at the venue. More details, including gig location map, on the ticket link.

£10.00 Adults, £5.00 Concessions (Please bring your own seating, picnic & drinks)

Gareth Davies-Jones - NEW ALBUM LAUNCH GIG

St James & St Basil's, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 9XP

NEW ALBUM LAUNCH - it's been a tough old time for musicians and performers during the various lockdowns and restrictions. For me, time away from touring has led to the setting up of a home studio, beginning to learn home recording techniques and ultimately the production of my first home based album. Join me and special guests Annie Ball and Katie Tertell as I launch the new collection of songs in the wonderful surroundings of St James & St Basils's Church in Fenham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Bookings, tickets and further details will be available soon.

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Angels, Prison & A New Christmas Single 

My new Christmas single comes out on Friday this week (11th Dec 2020). Back in September 2018 I had 3 or 4 ideas for re-workings of Christmas carols that weren't quite ready to make the new Christmas album I was recording at the time. A new version of "Angels From The Realms of Glory" was one of these. At the time it was just an idea around inverting the magnificent 'Gloria' refrain to make it more of a chorus type vibe. Now, given the home recording 'upskilling' I've been engaged with throughout…

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