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(image: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra courtesy of Ian West)

North Eastern Swing takes to the road with Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra play their own brand of Western swing, blues, Gypsy jazz and country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it, and they’ll be setting out on the road to promote their second album, Talk About the Weather.

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Police Dog Hogan

Westward Ho! for urban cowboys, spacemen and all for Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan are heading Westward Ho! in a cheery celebration of their new album Westward Ho! And if you mosey along to take a look at their Shitty White Wine video (see above), you could be forgiven for thinking there’s a certain Urban Cowboy swagger to them, but there’s also more than a little Urban Spaceman to them too, as they play the famous tune with the man himself, Neil Innes.

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