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Autumn with Tankus, The Teapad Orchestra and Rob Heron

  • Cobalt Studios Ltd 10-16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)

Autumn 2017 will mark a full year of our Cobalt Seasonals... 4 parties a year, one for each season, part performance, part art, part live gig, part club night... a journey of unexpected moments, music and dance. Low tech, hands on and high colour! Oct 7th brings us two top party bands, The Teapad Orchestra and Tankus the Henge, along-side artists film, Crystal Meff, DJ Rob Heron and all compared by Lauren Stone.

Tankus The Henge
The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt.

A powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.

With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film and the pump and grind of the Tankus the Henge sound generating a groove that makes it impossible to stand still, their live show ebbs and flows like a small boat on a turbulent sea.

The Tea Pad Orchestra
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

Across the three wonderful albums – 2012’s "Money Isn't Everything", 2014’s "Talk About The Weather" and now the new "Something Blue" – the band have constantly added new flavours to their sound: Heron in particular is a vinyl obsessive, always fired up about some new passion – calypso or boogaloo or whatever this week brings – and that eclecticism feeds into their songs, with the new album adding gospel and rockabilly to the Tea Pad palette.

Later Event: October 11
Life Drawing at Cobalt