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Generator Live Fringe – Curated by Paul Smith

A series of intimate fringe gigs, curated by local music legends in Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees and the Ouseburn.

We’ve teamed up with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Futureheads and Paul Smith from Maximo Park to curate a series of fringe gigs, powered by Signature Brew in the run up to Generator Live 2023.

We’ve teamed up with local music legends Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Futureheads and Paul Smith to curate a series of intimate August gigs in their home towns across the North East in the run up to Generator Live 2023.

Our stage curated by Teesside born and bred Paul Smith from Maximo Park will take place at much loved Stockton venue The Georgian Theatre on Saturday 26th August. 

The Line Up Includes:

  • Trunky Juno
  • Hannah Robinson
  • Nadedja
  • Iris Brickfield
  • Frankie Archer

Paul Smith is best known as the singer for the alternative rock group Maxïmo Park, who released their debut album on Warp Records in 2005. Smith continues to perform and record with the band, who released their seventh album, Nature Always Wins, in 2021, reaching #2 in the UK Album Charts. He released his debut solo album, ‘Margins’, in 2010, alongside ‘Thinking In Pictures’, a book of Polaroid photographs, and has gone one to release three more albums under his own name. He’s also collaborated with Field Music’s Peter Brewis (on the 2014 album, ‘Frozen By Sight’), poet Lavinia Greenlaw, and trip-hop pioneer Tricky, on his Lonely Guest album. His latest collaboration, a modern folk album with Rachel Unthank called ‘Nowhere And Everywhere’, came out on his own label, Billingham Records, in February this year. He has also hosted the Penguin Books podcast.

Paul Smith commented:

“As a Newcastle-based Teessider, I’m interested in the whole North-East music scene, and it’s great to see Generator helping to bring new musicians to a wider audience. I’m happy to be involved in that endeavour by curating a line-up at the Georgian Theatre, a venue I know and love.” 

Selected from our open call applications and powered by Signature Brew – these gigs will showcase the best emerging talent the North East has to offer throughout August in the run up to the big day at Boiler Shop on 16th September. Line Up Announcements Coming Soon!

If you can’t make the festival in September, you can book tickets to the individual fringe gigs on a ‘pay what you can’ basis too!

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