Talk as part of Local History Month 2016.
Guaranteed to get you dancing in the moonlight, sunlight and any other light you care to mention, Indie popsters Toploader are back out touring the UK after an eight year hiatus and stop off at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thurs 20 Oct.
Following lead singer Joseph Washbourn’s opera journey on ITV’s Popstar to Operastar, Eastbourne's favourite sons return to what they do best, with the ‘Only Human’ 16-date UK tour. After reuniting at guitarist Dan Hipgrave’s stag do the band conceived their latest album, Only Human, and injected it with a fresh sound that they’ve always wanted to make.
The new album saw the band work with Morrissey and Coldplay producer Danton Supple, and an album fill of potential pop classics was created. The debut single, Never Stop Wondering, became the unrivalled soundtrack for Sky Sports and BBC, cropping up on major sporting events such as the FA Cup, Formula One, Cricket World Cup and Rugby Six Nations – a national anthem if ever there was one!
The band have certainly come a long way since the release of the hauntingly catchy Achilles Heel back in 1999. A top five album, numerous festival headline slots, TV appearances and THAT song have made them one of indie's shining lights.
Capable of funky blues-rock and soaring string balladry, just try resisting the urge to sing along and tap your foot.
Offering support are two of Teesside’s brightest new bands, Collectors Club and Sister Rose. Both bands have made a huge splash since springing out of nowhere in the last year with huge performances at Intro Festival and Stockton Weekender, wooing thousands of music lovers in the process.
Toploader with Collectors Club and Sister Rose at Middlesbrough Town Hall October 20. Doors: 7.30PM Start time: 8.00PM. Tickets are now on sale and are £15 each, to book tickets, or obtain further information, call the Box Office on either 01642 729 729. Buy tickets for Toploader at Middlesbrough Town Hall online
The Victorian Gothic Town Hall is one of Middlesbrough's most distinctive buildings, providing an ideal-sized setting for big name, mainstream live acts and productions from across the UK.
The Town Hall's typical programme includes something for everyone from classical music to pop and rock, comedy's top stars and craft fairs.
Middlesbrough Town Hall is located on Albert Road in Middlesbrough Postcode: TS1 2QQ, Tel: 01642 729729.
The Main Hall can accommodate up to 10 wheelchairs and the Crypt up to 6 wheelchairs. One free ticket is available for each companion. Please inform the Box Office at time of booking. Please note that the lifts will only hold 330 pounds. Please bear this in mind if you are the owner of a heavy wheelchair.
Enjoy the best of comedy with Sarah Millican, Dave Gorman, Omad Djalili, Jason Byrne and the Big Mouth Comedy Gala raising money for the Yorkshire Regiment and Zoes Place Baby Hospice, rock with Toploader, jazz with the star of our cover Stacey Kent, classical music including the world premiere of Middlesbrough’s very own Symphony!