Guilty as charged, I do keep rattling on about the North East Music scene here at FATEA but after Cattle & Cane's performance I think I have the absolute right to do so.
The five piece band from Teesside is a family affair, with singers Joseph and Helen alongside brothers Fran and Vin and non family member Tom.
Together they create something special, perhaps the North East answer to Mumford & Sons this musically talented bunch create a free flowing sound that when you listen to them all your worries are taken away.
Having not performed in Newcastle for a while now, it was a big launch for Cattle & Cane to be able to come back to a home crowd and entertain us with their songs of perfection.
Performing at the Head of Steam, it is quite a small and intimate venue and this allowed the audience to get up close and personal with the band. Especially when they sang the song When We Were Children, a song about love and loss- the whole audience were silenced as they sung this, there was not a dry eye in the house- you could almost hear a pin drop. Being at the head of steam it was like we got to experience Cattle & Cane does Radio 1 Live Lounge except it was Newcastle does Live Lounge and it was a moment and an experience of live music that I will never forget. When they sung Sold My Sole, I found myself getting overwhelmed and a little chocked up- the emotion and passion that they put into a performance is something special. And when they put harmonies together is something special and only something you will only get to experience if you are at their gig.
There are only so many hours in a day and only so many gigs we can get to. We'd really like to expand our national coverage of the live scene as it remains the life blood of music.
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