From main stage to Maritime

Luke Concannon - formerly of Nizlopi, coming to the Trades Club as part of Heptonstall Festival fundraising event on April 13
Luke Concannon - formerly of Nizlopi, coming to the Trades Club as part of Heptonstall Festival fundraising event on April 13

You’ll probably know him from rumbling in his JCB, the song that captured the nation nearly 10 years ago.

Luke Concannon wrote the now famous JCB Song, which made it to the UK’s number one spot in December 2005 and is remembered as a noughties classic by band Nizlopi.

And now Mr Concannon, the man behind the band, who wrote the hit song based on his childhood memories, will be making a pit stop at Newbiggin Maritime Centre.

As Nizlopi, he has shared stages with a diverse range of artists.

He has toured the UK and Europe with Jamie Cullum, joined Christina Aguilera for two nights at Wembley Arena, duetted with Billy Bragg at the Hackney Empire, and has been supported at headline shows by Newton Faulkner and Duke Special, among others.

Globally-acclaimed musical artist and performer Ed Sheeran was the band’s guitar technician at many of their early shows, and has stated that they were a major influence on his musical style, favouring an acoustic guitar.

On Thursday, July 16, Mr Concannon will be performing live at Newbiggin.

He will be supported by acts We Steal Flyers and Tinny Bennett, and comes to the Northumberland venue fresh from a performance at the Glastonbury festival.

We Steal Flyers are a touring duo of songwriters who have travelled internationally, and play an impressive 250 shows a year.

Meanwhile, Tinny Bennett is an acoustic songwriter from the North East, with strong influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix to The Beatles.

Tickets for the Newbiggin gig are limited so early booking is advised.

They cost £7 and are available online at www.wegottickets.com/event/304621

The event is organised by Acoustic Magic and further information can be found on their website www.acousticmagicc.com