Posted on: December 7th, 2017

Acoustic Magic has given Derek a little Christmas surprise and released his Christmas Single.

It is available from all on-line distributors and is also there to listen to on spotify.

Derek has done so much for music .. listeners and musicians and just for people in general.

It would be lovely if you could follow him and give him a share.

The song is the best too so it is worth it. 🙂


The Gate at Forestburn Gate

Posted on: December 7th, 2017

One of our favourite venues has booked up for another year.

We are so Happy to be part of the music at this great little venue….
If you picture in your head a real traditional country pub, this is it. Set in the middle of beautiful countryside with open fire and the perfect beer Garden this is the  best to spend a Sunday afternoon in any season.

We will be there all year on the first Sunday of the month bringing to you some of our very talented performers.. usually two different ones at each event.

The food is great and the beer is too, mos of all though it is the company. All friends together.. this is a very special place.

Dollimore plays for Acoustic Magic once again.

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017

During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world’s greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri.

His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it’s most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered.

This is his second time with us and we know you are in for a treat.
Support from Steve Wilkinson and Miserable Les
Doors 7pm.
Tickets – £6

24 Hour Buskathon completed!!!!

Posted on: October 20th, 2016

24 fun filled hours of Busking have been completed this weekend and we have raised £340.38 in aid of Diabetes UK.. Sam, Derek, Mel and the kids were there for the duraton….(Special thanks to Sam Gibson/Music who took time out of his busy gigging schedule to be with us)
Now that we have caught up on our sleep it is time to thank all of the people who turned up on the day and those who donated on-line….. we couldnt have done it without you !
Kim Susan Dawson you were a star and donated some really lovely hand made Raffle Prizes.
Miserable Les you arent so miserable after all.. thanks for your donations to the Raffle.
Bill Weir chocolate Raffle Prizes went down a treat. Thanks.
Charles Evans for the Beautiful Water Colour Painting.
Beamish Wild Adventure Park & High Ropes Course The passes are in good hands.. someone is going to have a great day.
And then the performers ….. Derek Allan Sam Gibson/Music Jim Wigfield Keith Blackburn Byson Green Ray Appleby Sam Bosworth Music Dave Cowan Bruno Michaelcar Patrick Carr Lawrence Conway Alan Snowdon Clifford Blakey John Campbell Liam Carr Jimmy Lattimer George Lowrey Miserable Les Valerie Fairless Micky Ball Alan Cook Melanie Allan Curtis Curry Leah Wilson Paul Dixon @Ben Adcock and Bill Sharp
See you all next time ???? 😀
The donation page is still open for a while if you would like to add to it.

Almost half way through the year!!!

Posted on: June 20th, 2016

It has been a great musical year so far.

We have continued to meet some fantastic people along the way. Both the performers and the lovely people that come and support us.

Big Thanks to each and every one of the Acoustic Magic performers who make this whole musical experience so special.

We have had some great people perform for us so far …. including Luke Concannon of Nizlopi.. that was a great night!

We have loads of upcoming gigs.. our events listings are all up to date so please have a look and see if you fancy coming to an event near you..

Lots of All Day events for the Summer Months in some great places.  Lots of new venues and a lot of old favourites.

There are some Big names coming to one of our favourite venues The Newbiggin Maritime Centre this year.. including … Kris Dollimore of Del Amitri – Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff – Barry Hyde Of “The FutureHeads” Plus we have started booking into next year where we will see Ed Tudor pole – and Martin Stephenson among others To Be Confirmed.

See you soon ?


New Year.. New Gigs .. New Magic

Posted on: January 13th, 2016

A New Year and a fresh start for all of us.

Acoustic Magic are taking the first few weeks to get caught up.. book more gigs find more venues, more players and more people to play to.

So far it is all looking good. 32 gigs booked today alone !! Good going. looking forward to every one. The gigs are all so different, even if some are in the same venue the players are different in style and personality so it is like a fresh new gig every time.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful players again this year. Feels almost like a family. It is a nice feeling looking forward to seeing each individual act at each event.

Lots of our favourite venues are continuing to book us for this upcoming year and we are grateful for the chance to see such beautiful places in our region. Some of the venues are in the most picturesque places, it’s nice to go early and just have a look around.

We did so well as a Team last year, long may it continue, see you all very soon.

Live music, friendship and fun 🙂


Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls gig getting closer

Posted on: September 8th, 2015

Tickets are very limited now, not many left at all so, if you were thinking of coming get your tickets quickly.

This is going to be a really special concert… as well as the Headliners “The Wonderstuff’s” members Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls .. we have the amazingly talented Paul Liddell, Hassle and Jon Hodgson

Come and join us and see the talent that Acoustic Magic has to offer

Busy, Busy, Busy

Posted on: April 29th, 2015

This month brings new venues and new performers.We have got so much going on, you have to take a look at our events page and arrange your social life around it.
Some brilliant times ahead, including chilled nights in lovely bars.. all day events and a few famous names….

Rod Clemments will be performing at The Newbiggin Maritime Centre on Thursday 21st May.
Only £7.00 a ticket.. … still some available.

Come and see us somewhere soon. 🙂

Luke Concannon of Nislopi

Posted on: January 14th, 2015

We have a great gig coming up at Newbiggin Maritime Centre with Luke Concannon of Nizlopi. We are very much looking forward to it.
Good news is that you can bag yourself free tickets to the gig and if you are a musician yourself, be in with the chance of supporting him..

Simply go to and follow the instructions on our page.

Basically you have to like our facebook page then share the event.

Good Luck!!

Live Music Venues

Posted on: November 24th, 2014

We are here to bring you great live music, we really do believe that our nights are fantastic. We provide the listeners with a wide variety of music. Each one of our of our players with a different style. We work with performers who are grateful for a platform to showcase their talents.
At the same time we work with famous artists who have topped the charts and sold many albums.
We host gigs in many venues, including bars. These bars are really struggling to keep going, lately we have seen a few of our favourites close down… This is sad for them, sad for you and for our players.
We have lost a few venues that we had monthly spots in and in total this means 40 + Acoustic Magic gigs have been cancelled next year. We are always working hard to find new places to play so in time these will hopefully be replaced. Our nights continue to grow.
Music belongs to all of us, it needs a place to be heard.
Keep up your great support and join us at a gig soon.