Robert Plant set to play North East date


Robert Plant will bring his latest collaboration to Playhouse Whitley Bay as part of the coastal festival, organised by North Tyneside Council.

‘Saving Grace’ sees Plant perform alongside vocalist Suzi Dian and a cast of multi-talented musicians for an intimate show with blues, roots and folk on Wednesday, July 8 Sunderland echo reports

The set-up, whose sound has been compared as being anything ‘from a whisper to a scream’, includes Oli Jefferson on percussion, Tony Kelsey on mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars and Matt Worley on banjo, guitars and cuatro.


Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn CBE, said: “It’s a real coup to secure such a great show in a smaller venue like the Playhouse, the audience will be in for a real treat.

“As the frontman of one of the biggest bands of all time, Robert Plant really needs no introduction and I’m sure seeing him and his latest project at the festival will be an amazing experience.

“It’s further evidence of what an important event the Mouth of the Tyne Festival has become over the years and why it continues to be such a huge draw for visitors.”

Robert Plant band the Sensational Space Shifters helped create an environment of “vitality” and said that was the reason why he’s spent most of the past two decades working with them.


“It’s about vitality,” Plant said. “I can’t hold back the hands of time or anything like that, but I can only be in environments where people really, really mean it, musically. Really mean it. In the last 18 years I must have spent 14 of them in the company of these guys. …

We have an inherent capacity to start a new project and know that we have business to do. And so there’s drama, there’s emotion, there’s what I’d like to think is a very, very broad landscape of varied music within what we do, woven together with lyric and melody which has to be appropriate for somebody at my time in the game.”




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