This is a database of Newcastle bands from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's, with those who are still treading the boards listed in the still playing section. All those weird and wonderful people that made up the local music scene at the time will eventually and hopefully be recorded here.
So far I have been heartened by the response from people with information about the groups listed, (see Sources Page). Between us, we have probably compiled the most accurate list of groups and players from 'our town' in the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties, ever assembled in one spot.
This is a non profit site, you might call it a labour of love, you might call it an act of folly, you may even call it a total waste of space, but it is a documentation of Newcastle's music history that you won't find anywhere else on the net, or in print.
I reply to all people who submit information and thank them. If you submit stuff and I don't get back to you, it means that your e-mail address is a dud, and did not work.
I must also say that all information on this site has come from people who were in a band that is listed, or people who knew the band. I can not vouch for the accuracy of the information, I have to take it as it comes and put it on site. If you find something that you know is inaccurate, or just a load of bullshit, please let me know and I will remove it. I want this database to be an honest accurate representation of the bands that made Newcastle famous
John Chisholm 1947 - 2011
As you would of read above “This is a database of Newcastle bands from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's, with those who are still treading the boards listed in the still playing section.”
The main focus of NewcastleBandsDatabase will always be to collect information, photographs, biographies, images of clippings and posters on bands from the 20th century before their lost forever.
Meanwhile the Newcastle music scene still flourishes today with new people coming and going so I’ve added pages to list those musos now treading the boards in the 21st century.