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Big Screen TV

Generator Presents: Big Screen TV

Musicians from across the region are the stars of a new online show created to bridge the gap until gigs can safely return. 

Watch episodes here

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Digital stage set for North East  musicians 

Fronted by local comedians Hal Branson and Sammy Dobson,  Big Screen TV will also provide a virtual showcase for music venues around the North East. Featuring Martha Hill, Straight Girl and Sopruh in its launch show - the first of ten programmes that will be uploaded weekly.  

The project has involved recruiting a team of freelancers – most of whom have been excluded from the various Government business support initiatives throughout the pandemic – to film the 30 artists in the 11 venues across the region.  

Big Screen TV Trailer

Watch the trailer here!

Brought to you by Generator
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Illustration & Animation - Josh Aitken
Title music 'Big Screen TV' by A Festival, A Parade

Episode 1

Martha Hill, Straight Girl & SOPRUH 🎧
Featuring Disgraceland Baker Street, Middlesbrough
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 2

Episode 2 - MeLostMe, Merle Harbron and Holly Clarke 🎧
Featuring the Cumberland Arms, Byker
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 3

Episode 3 - A Festival, A Parade; Swine Tax; Yung Hydro 🎧
Featuring the Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 4

Episode 4 - Stilts Foster, Pave The Jungle and Sing Again Syren 🎧
Featuring The Cluny
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 5

Episode 5 - Cortney Dixon, Ceitidh Mac, Phibi 🎧
Featuring the Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 6

Episode 6 - Kay Greyson, Georgia May, Talk Like Tigers 🎧
Featuring Little Buildings, Newcastle
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 7

Episode 7 - Hector Gannet, Benjamin Fitzgerald, Nadedja 🎧
Featuring The Old Church Studio, Thropton
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 8

Episode 8 - Sågaboi, SQUARMS and Trunky Juno 🎧
Featuring The Engine Room, North Shields
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 9

Episode 9 - Lovely Assistant, Ruth Patterson and SL Walkinshaw 🎧
Featuring Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Episode 10

Episode 10 - Dilutey Juice, SHALLOW and Yakka Doon 🎧
Featuring Independent, Sunderland
Presented by Hal Branson & Sammy Dobson

With thanks to Orbis Studios, Commercial Union House

Being involved in Big Screen TV was a lot of fun. After suffering from a creative drought throughout the lockdowns, it was so lovely being back in a room surrounding by creative people, playing music and having fun.

Joe Allan – A Festival, A Parade

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