BEATS ON BOOK // Newcastle

Bar Loco, Newcastle upon Tyne

Saturday, 7 Apr 2018

19:00 – 23:00

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Teuchter Company & Smack the Lemon present…


What is that?

Beautiful words on rough modulation, improvised horn on lyrical basslines, stanzas you can shake your ass to.

Jazz, funk and words from the finest talents in the country. Come and refuse to dance, or refuse to stop dancing!

You are invited.

+ support from
Twin Beam
Front Step Collective
Leyla Josephine
Jazz Riot
Tony Gadd


Doors 7pm

£4 advance / £6 on the door



Started by Ath and Oscar Cassidy and recently joined by John Pope on bass. Twin Beam play largely instrumental electronic funk informed by science fiction, video games, ambient soundscapes and shimmering soft rock.



Front Step Collective is a group from Newcastle upon Tyne, which fuses music with spoken word under the mantra of raising mental health awareness. Their sound is inspired by a range of influences from dub to soul and hip hop, and has recently acquired the skills of local wordsmith Tom C. Also at present working with other spoken word artists and instrumentalists, the group is always on the lookout for new collaborations to enhance their eclectic sound.



Leyla Josephine is a drama teacher, theatre maker and poet based in Glasgow. In 2014, She won The UK National Poetry Slam held at The Royal Albert Hall by Hammer and Tongue. In that same year, she won Rally & Broad’s Cultural Commonwealth Slam. After taking two years away from the poetry scene and she came back last year to win ‘The Golden Gun’ at Bang Said The Gun in London, Loud Poets’ Grand Slam and was a finalist for The Roundhouse Slam. This year she came second in The Scottish Poetry Slam. She recently performed at Prague Fringe and have been lucky enough to have performed all over Scotland, England, Wales and as far as New York Victoria and Vancouver. She has been published in Gutter Magazine and The High Flight. She’s currently touring her 5 star Edinburgh Fringe show Hopeless which was also nominated for The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Hopeless will be at The Brighton Fringe, The Prague Fringe, Alphabetti Theatre Newcastle, with more to be announced.



Ettrick Skotty Scott is a rhyming gobshite and also CEO at House of RiOT, the company behind the highly acclaimed PiPE RiOT, who the Crack magazine described as "venomous, thoughtful and very funny". In their two-year lifespan, PiPE RiOT played at biker rallies, hardcore punk festivals, supported John Cooper Clarke, China Drum, Sleaford Mods and the Cornshed Sisters and were picked by the BBC as one of the best new comedy acts in the north east, despite them not being a comedy act at all. His latest collaboration, JaZZ RiOT, is with Tyne Valley teenage guitar sensation Demon Dean Parker. Expect skronky jazz riffs and motormouth rhymes about topics such as vaping, online gambling and deceitful, racist cats. Over the coming months, House of RiOT has plans to branch out into techno, Balearic beats and owt else that takes their fucking fancy. It's not about the money (money, money), we don't need your money (money, money). We just wanna make the world think, forget about the cash-stink...



Tony Gadd, founder and host of Gong Fu Poets in Durham was born at Seaham Harbour in 1962, and by anyone's standards has had an interesting, challenging and varied career. Now a poet he revisits his experiences, thoughts and feelings on the stuff of everyday existence. A new voice, with a unique perspective, he's open, honest and engaging and not afraid to say what others avoid.


Bar Loco , 22 Leazes Park Rd , Newcastle upon Tyne