Champagne and Pork Scratchings

Champagne and Pork Scratchings


August 5th, 2013


Three gigs this weekend kept us busy and out of mischief.

The first was a public gig at The Marquis of Granby, a pub that sits at the side of the A692 between Lobley Hill and Sunniside in Gateshead. It’s isolated location gives the pub a certain charm but means it’s a bit of a trek for the punters. We managed to round up 10 or so friends with nothing better to do and got them down for the night and when added to the 10 or so other customers in the pub you could almost say we had a crowd. Regardless of the numbers we had a good night, it was good to be back doing a pub gig in the North East and it looks like we have scored another wedding after talking to a couple at the end of the evening!

Saturday saw us trek down to Barnard Castle for Simon and Nicola’s wedding at Lartington Hall, a new venue on the wedding circuit. We were really impressed with the venue which is as beautiful they come. Equally impressive was the owners, John and Shona’s enthusiasm for their new business. It’s not often you see the owners of a venue like Lartington Hall rolling up their sleeves and being quite so hands on like the rest of their staff in an effort to ensure a great day. If you are yet to book your venue then certainly check them out here.

On Sunday we swapped the high tea and champagne of Lartington for the larger and pork scratchings of Byker Bottom Club but we couldn’t be happier. We dusted off some old classics from The Jam, The Clash and the like and rolled them out for a highly appreciative audience.

Next weekend is another triple for us with two functions before finishing at The Cumberland Arms in Bishop Auckland, County Durham on Sunday evening. See you Sunday Bish-Vegas!