News & Gigs
|Sunday August 18th 2013
Noels, Melton Mowbray
| 2pm - 4pm
|Sunday 25th August 2013
Whitwick Music Festival
We are just back from the Acoustic Festival of Britain. Had a fantastic time. Superb organisation, lovely people, fantastic music and the sun shone for 3 days. Thanks to Mike and the other organisers for putting us on. Awesome !!!
We are very excited to say that Northern Quarter will be playing on the Main Stage at the Acoustic Festival of Britain on Friday 31st May at 1pm. Later in the day on the same stage will be The Proclaimers !
We are pleased to announce another gig on Thursday 9th May at Noel's Arms in Melton Mowbray. Noel's is a popular live music pub which puts on covers bands at the weekend but now under a new landlady is starting original band night on Thursdays. We will be the first to play the Thursday night events. This will also be our first gig in Melton so please come down to see us. Cheers, Gerry, Vicky, Brian, Eddie, Stuart and Dave x
We are looking forward to our next gig at the Red Lion in Mansfield which has been organised by our old friend Pete Shields. Pete loves his music and is a great champion of new music. We did a couple of memorable gigs for Pete up in Barlborough a few years ago so looking forward to a good night.
Thanks to Howard Coleman for putting on a great gig ths week at the Priory. Northern Quarter Look forward to playing at his acoustic special event again soon.
Thanks to the good people of Barlborough for making it a great gig last night. Hopefully we will be back soon.
Photos below from today's gig at the Heather Festival
Were really looking forward to playing again in Barlborough on 28th August. This will be our first gig there since 2009. Great people there and really into their music.
looking forward to playing again at the Heather Festival on 28th July. This will be our 4th year in a row playing there. Its all for charity so please come down and support.
We are really looking forward to playing again at the 4th SoundAwesome Festival on 2nd June.
The Festival runs from 2-4 June at South Wingfield Cricket Club, Derbyshire. This will be our third time at the event.
Thanks to Jon and the rest of the team at SoundAwesome for asking us back.
Happy new year !
Thanks to all our fans who came down to support us at the Musician in Leicester last Sunday evening.
Below is a review of our performance:
"I had seen Loughborough band Northern Quarter before when they played on the BBC stage at the Glastonbudget Festival in 2010 (they were also there last year as well.) The stage filled up with six musicians including two guitarists, the female vocalist - Vicky Warburton - cajon box drum player, side drummer and a wide range of percussion instruments and bassist. Playing a set of their own melodic songs, the singing was satisfyingly well blended, the orchestration varied and the whole set was engaging and enjoyable. Cleverly written original acoustic music.
Very enjoyable" - Arts in Leicestershire
Here are some photos from our recent gig at the Priory
Looking forward ot playing at Howard Coleman's bash at the priory on Tuesday. Last time we played at his acoustic special was in November 2007! All the money goes to OXFAM !
Also looking forward to our very first gig at the Soundhouse in Leicester on 27th August.
Thanks to the organisers of picnic in the park for inviting us to play yesterday.
Looking forward to the gig next weekend at the Heather Festival.
We are just back from our 3rd year at Glastonbudget. We were extremely lucky and managed to play on all 3 days. The festival goes from strength to strength and we think that this was the best year yet (despite the weather !). As usual, superb organisation, great crowd, superb atmosphere, marvelous! Thanks and congratulations to Chris Dunn, Muz and all the other organisers for their incredible hard work.
Check out all the photos by clicking on our Facebook page
We have been rehearsing a few new songs for our next gigs. These are the the Soundawesome festival and Glastonbudget.
Those that turned up at the Maze last night for the Greenpeace benefit gig got a great night for their £4.
It was a pleasure to support the wonderful 'Wholesome Fish'. We really enjoyed their set, great fun.You can see a few songs from our set on YouTube.
Next week (Thursday 3rd February) we are playing a Greenpeace benefit gig at the Maze on Mansfield Rd in Nottingham. We are supporting the Wholesome Fish and we are on at 8 pm - Hope you can make it.
Hi folks, this year we are auditioning for Glastonbudget. The audition is going to be on Sunday 20th Feb at the Shed in Leicester. 50% of the evaluation is based on the number of supporters we get at the gig.
So we are asking for your support. If you can make it, please come down to cheer us on at the audition and bring your friends.
Happy new year to you all, lets hope its a great one!
Our next gig is at the Maze in Nottingham supporting the Wholesome Fish, our first gig at this venue since July 2008 !
22/8/2010 - Next Gig
Our next gig is at Goodliffes in Loughborough, although hopefully we can fit a couple more in before then. Thanks to Brian & all at Lough Acoustic for the gig in the park today - photos below.
1/8/2010 - Thanks to all at the Heather Festival 2010
We are just back from playing for the 2nd year running at the Heather Festival. Thanks to the organisers for asking us back.
31/7/2010 - Thanks to all at Loughborough Acoustic Club
We had a great gig at Loughobrough acoustic club last night. If anybody took any photos please get in touch. Thanks to the John Ablitt for asking us to play and for all the organisers for their hard work at the club.
18/7/2010 - Thanks to all at Aston Well Dressing Festival 2010
We are just back from playing for the 4th year running at the Well Dressing Festival in Aston on Trent. Thanks to the organisers for asking us back.
31/5/2010 - Thanks to all at Glastonbudget 2010
We are just back from playing at Glastonbudget where we played all three days. The weather wasn't as good as last year but we had a fantastic time all the same. Thanks to Chris Dunn and all the organisers for asking us back.
Our performance on the BBC stage on Saturday was recorded and may have been played on BBC Radio Leicester on Saturday night. If you heard it please let us know!
Thanks also to our friends for coming down and to all the people who came along to our 3 gigs. Hopefully we will be back again next year.
23/5/2010 - 3 Appearences at Glastonbudget 2010
We are pleased to announce that we have been asked to play on all 3 days of this years Glastonbudget Festival which is at the usual venue - Turnpost farm over May bank holiday weekend. Last year the festival was a great success and hugely enjoyable so please come again to support us. In addition to playing in the acoustic tent on Friday night, this year we are also playing on the BBC stage on Saturday and on the Charnie Arny stage (which is run by Charnwood Arts) on the Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Chris Dunn from Glastonbudget and Charnwood Arts for inviting us.
Glastonbudget is in it's 6th year and is best known as a festival for tribute bands although there is lots of original music on offer on the 6 stages. See the website for more details at www.glastonbudget.net
8/4/2010 Long awaited Loughborough gig!
We are pleased to announce that we have been asked to play at Loughborough Acoustic Club on Thursay 29th July. This will be our first gig in Loughborough this year!
We will be playing at the Aston on Trent Well Dressing Festival for the 4th year in succession on Sunday 18th July. The sun always shines there!
27/03/10 Northern Quarter night and day at Glastonbudget!
Following our successful appearance at the Glastonbudget launch party, we have been invited back to the festival whch is at the usual venue - Turnpost farm over May bank holiday weekend. Last year the festival was a great success and hugely enjoyable so please come again to support us. In addition to playing in the acoustic tent on Friday night, this year we are also playing on the Sunday afternoon in the Charnie Arny tent (which is run by Charnwood Arts). Thanks to Charnwood Arts for inviting us. Glastonbudget is in it's 6th year and is best known as a festival for tribute bands although there is lots of original music on offer on the 6 stages. See the website for more details at www.glastonbudget.net
6/03/10 Northern Quarter playing at Glastonbudget again.
Following our successful appearance at the Glastonbudget launch party, we have been invited back to the festival whch is at the usual venue - Turnpost farm over May bank holiday weekend. Last year the festival was a great success and hugely enjoyable so please come again to support us.
11/10/09 Recording the new Northern Quarter CD
We have begun recording the 3rd Northern Quarter CD. At the moment there are 9 tracks. Some will make it onto the CD and some may not!
11/9/09 Revamped myspace
We have revamped our myspace page recently and added some different songs. Check it out here
27/8/09 Busy over the Bank Holiday !!
We have 3 gigs over the bank holiday weekend and all 3 are in places we have never played before.Details are above so maybe see you there...
24/7/09 - Some details about the next 2 gigs
The next gig is at the Heather Music Festival which is a well established local Leicestershire festival now in it's 16th year. The festival has prided itself on having an excellent standard of local and national established and new musicians. We are on at 5pm on Sun 2nd.
Following that on Tuesday 4th August we are supporting The Breakdowns at Seven in Nottingham (Canning Circus). The Breakdowns are a great and so we are really looking forward to the evening.
12/7/09 - Thanks to the Aston Well Dressing Festival
Thanks to the organisers of the Aston Well Dressing Festival for inviting us to play again today. For the 3rd year running the sun shone. We have 3 weeks off now while Brian and Matt go on holiday and we will be back at the Heather Festival on Sunday 2nd August. Thanks as well to Burdy the sound man!
1/6/09 - Gig in the park
We are playing a short set (30mins) in Loughborough Queen's Park on Sunday 7th June at 2:30pm. Hopefully the weather will hold out! (p.s. it didn't and this gig was cancelled!)
25/5/09 - Thanks to all at Glastonbudget !
We have just got back from the Glastonbudget 2009 festival where we played in the acoustic tent on Friday night (see the photos page). What a fantastic event! The sun shone and the music played. Thanks to Chris Dunn and all the other organisers of Glastonbudget for the wonderful job they did. Thanks also to the Manchester crowd for coming down to support us. Hopefully we will be back next year.
21/4/09 - Thanks to all at SoundAwesome
Thanks to Jon and all the helpers at www.soundawesome.com for organising the SoundAwesome festival last weekend. It was a superb event and we are already looking forward to playing again at the next one!
18/4/09 - Northern Quarter on BBC Radio Nottingham !
Vicky, Brian and Eddy were interviewed live on the John Holmes show on BBC Radio Nottingham on Wednesday 15th April. They talked about the band and the SoundAwesome gig at the Running Horse. John the played 'more and more' from the "busy missing everything' album. Listen to the interview here
10/4/09 - Northern Quarter on BBC Radio Nottingham !
Vicky and Brian will be appearing on the John Holmes show at 3:15pm on Wednesday 15th April. It will be broadcast live from the market square in Nottingham. They will be talking about the band and the SoundAwesone gig on the 19th April at the Running Horse.
28/2/09 - We are appearing at Glastonbudget 2009 !!!!
We are delighted to announce that will be performing at Glastonbudet 2009 which is held on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of May at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold (near Nottingham.) Glastonbudget is in it's 5th year and is largely a festival for tribute bands but we will be performing in the acoustic tent. See the website for more details at www.glastonbudget.net
28/2/09 - Thanks to all at the Candlelit !
We had a great gig at the Candlelit evening at the Rose and Crown in Barlborough last night. Thanks to Pete for asking us to play and to all the good folk at the Rose and Crown for their fantastic hospitality. We look forward to returning soon.
24/1/09 -Temporary new line up for Running Horse gig !
Tomorrow night's gig at the Running Horse in Nottingham promises to be a great event with the wonderful Becky Syson also playing. It also should be an interesting gig for us as Brian and Matt are both busy elsewhere and we will be joined by Stuart Wood on percussion and Dave Partridge on bass. Stuart has played with us a few times before but this will be the first gig with Dave.
31/10/08 - Review of Hand and Heart gig
Below is a review of our recent gig at the Hand and Heart Gallery in Nottingham by Jon (Snak), proprietor of the www.soundawesome.com website.
Northern Quarter at The Hand & Heart, Nottingham. Wednesday October 29th 2008
The Hand & Heart have a regular Wednesday Accoustic Night but neither Northern Quarter, nor I, had been there before. The venue is upstairs and more like a large lounge than a typical Pub Stage. Luxurious easy chairs, low tables and a glass roof make this an ideal location for small groups enjoying some of the incredible talent to be found.
One example of incredible talent, is Northern Quarter; a five-piece (plus sound man) accoustic band with quite a following in and around Nottingham. I was priveleged to be asked to pop along to hear them play live. I am so grateful that my pre-booked acquaintence was understanding and let me off - better still, he came with me.
Starting with 'Time On My Mind', Northern Quarter kicked off a session that will be with me for a long time. The track itself is somewhat reminiscient of Beautiful South, although you could never actually mistake the two bands. After 'Dreamers Dreamers' they played the gorgeous, haunting 'Tonight'- a song that a friend of mine openly admits, makes her cry - it's that beautiful. Vicky and Gerry harmonise really well; their voices seem to be made for each other, and the songs themselves are, each one, an emotional experience.
The band is much more than Gerry and Vicky - they are more than competently accompanied, with Eddy playing some really neat guitar, backed by Matt playing bass, lending depth to the overall sound and Brian - who played what looked like a tiny box, upon which he sat, banging it with his hands like a drum. But what a box. It's a Cajon, an amazing piece of kit. It would take too long to describe it (look it up) but it sounded at times like a full drum kit - snares and all.
All together, Northern Quarter played 11 songs to delight us, taken from both of their albums and at least a couple of new ones destined, I assume, to become part of their imminent third. It's hard to pick out individual tracks in limited space, but 'Enough' beautifully showed off Vicky's range, 'Love'; soft and gentle, 'A little Bit Lost'; foot-tapping fun and 'It's Only Me', a bit Mick Hucknall-esque were only a part of an altogether excellent evening.
As far as appointing a genre to Northern Quarter, they are hard to pin down. Just when you've ascertained that they're a folk band with their stong acoustic sound, it blends into melodic folk rock and then they surprise you again with counterpoints that bring The Waterboys to mind. But despite these influences, real or circumstantial, Northern Quarter have their own sound and it's one to which you should just sit back, listen, and thoroughly enjoy.
www. soundawesome. com
30/10/08 - Gig at the Loggerheads
We will be playing a 30 minute set at the Loggerheads in Nottingham on Saturday st November. This will be just Gerry, Vicky and Eddy. Brian is busy elsewhere and Matt is waiting for the baby to drop !
16/10/08 - Gig at the Hand and Heart Gallery
We will be playing a 30 minute set at the Hand and Heart Gallery in Nottingham on Wednesday 29th October. We haven't played there before but it looks cool!
28/09/08 - First ever Northern Quarter gig in Leicester!
We will be playing a 30 minute set at the Farside Evening at the Y Theatre in Leicester on Sunday 7th December. Although we have done open mic evenings in Leicester before, amazingly this is our first proper gig there.
5/09/08 - New Songs!
We have recently added 2 new original songs to the set. 'Dreamers Dreamers' by Gerry and 'If you change your mind' which is the first NQ song to be entirely written by Vicky. We now have 4 new tracks ready to be recorded
11/08/08 - New NQ track available for just 19p !!!
We have recently been recording some live tunes in our rehearsal room. One of our new tracks 'end of the day' can be bought for just 19pence by clicking here
August 25th 2008
Thanks to a those who came down to The Loggerheads in Nottingham last night to see us. Our next gig is at The Loft in Nottingham on October 26th so hope to see you there.
July 27th 2008:
Northern Quarter will be playing at The Loggerheads in Nottingham on Sunday 24th August at 8:30pm. There is a BBQ starting at 3pm and lots of other acts are playing. If you have never been to the Loggerheads it is well worth a visit as it has spooky caves which are built into the rock at the back of the pub.
July 20th 2008:
Thanks to all those who attended our gigs at Well Dressing in Aston upon Trent and the Maze in Nottingham the same evening. Here is a photo of the gig in Aston, this was the first full gig with Matt playing his double bass!
June 3rd 2008:
Northern Quarter are playing at the MAZE Mansfield Rd in Nottingham on Sunday 13th July at 8pm
Also that day in the afternoon we will be playing at the Well Dressing celebrations in the village of Aston upon Trent
May 26th 2008: GERRY LAUNCHES ONLINE DOWNLOAD STORE
Gerry has lanched an online music download store gerryfarrow.ithinkmusic.com where you can not only download both Northern Quarter CDs but also a selection of great independant music chosen for the site by Gerry. Check it out and let us know what you think.
May 16th 2008:
Gerry Vicky and Eddy will be playing at the Loggerheads on Nottingham on Sunday 25th May at 5pm. There is a BBQ starting at 3pm and lots of other acts are playing. If you have never been to the Loggerheads it is well worth a visit as it has spooky caves which are built into the rock at the back of the pub.
Thanks to all those who attended the last 2 gigs at the Swan and the Running Horse. Below is a photo of the Running Horse gig which was the first with the new lineup.
May 2nd 2008:
Gerry, Vicky and Eddy will be playing a charity gig at the Swan in the Rushes pub Loughborough on Friday May 9th, aided on percussion by our friend Stuart Wood. Entry is £3 and the money goes to LOROS.
Two days later on Sunday 11th May, the full new line up will be playing at the The Running Horse in Nottingham in the afternoon. Its free to get in, there are 2 other acts and the fun starts at 3pm!
April 13th 2008:
Nothern Quarter are back with a new CD and a new line up !
Busy Missing Everything containing 11 new original tracks is now available to buy from our friends at CD Baby - just click the link. If you want to download tracks rather than buy the physical cd then click here
You can listen to an abridged version of the whole album by clicking on the link on the NQ Music page of this website.
We will also be gigging again soon after a line up change. Dave Browne has now left the band and we thank him for his time with us and wish him all the best with the re-formed Spice Pistols. Eddy has moved across from bass to guitar and we welcome new bass player Matt Casterton.
We will be playing our first gig with the new line up at the The Running Horse in Nottingham on Sunday May 11th at 3pm.
December 30th 2007:
The new Northern Quarter CD 'busy missing everything' is currently being mastered by John Abblet in Quorn and the final touches are being made to the CD cover.
Hopefully the CD will be out by the end of February 2008.
The track listing is:
night of the long knifes
more and more
a little bit lost
everything to me
don't bring me bad news
long walk home
25 more years
the weather's going to break
Northern Quarter Gigs:
Sunday 25th August, Whitwick Music Festival
Sunday 18th August, Noels, Melton Mowbray
Friday 31th May, The Acoustic Festival of Britain, Utoxeter Racecourse
Saturday 18th May, The Anvil Mansfield Woodhouse
Saturday 9th May, Noels, Melton Mowbray
Friday 12th April, The Red Lion Mansfield
Friday 15th February, The Shed Leicester
Tuesday Oct 2nd, The Priory, Nanpanton
Sunday Sept 9th, Loughborough Queens Park
Sunday Aug 28th, The Royal Oak, Barlborough
Saturday July 28th, Heather Festival, Heather Leicestershire
Saturday 4 June, The 4th Soundawesome Festival, South Wingfield Cricket Club
Sunday 5th May, Quorn Football Club
Saturday 24th March, Afro Carribean Club Leicester
Friday 9th March, The Shed, Leicester
Sunday 8th January, The Musician, Leicester
Thursday 27th October, Loughborough Acoustic Club
Saturday 24th September, The SUMO bar, Leicester
Saturday 27th August, The Soundhouse, Leicester
Tuesday 16th August, Howard Colema's acoustic special, The Priory, Nanpantan, Loughborough
Saturday July 30th, Heather Festival, Heather Leicestershire
Sunday July 23rd Picnic in the Park, Queens Park, Loughborough
Sunday 29 May, Glastonbudget 2011, BBC Stage
Saturday 28 May, Glastonbudget 2011, Charnie Arnie stage
Friday 27 May, Glastonbudget 2011, Big Top Stage
Saturday 21st May, The 3rd Soundawesome Festival, South Wingfield Cricket Club
Friday 29th April, The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough - Glastonbudget Fringe
Saturday 23th April, The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough (Jason's 40th birthday party)
Thursday 3rd March, The Maze Nottingham, Greenpeace Benefit gig
Sunday 20th February, The Shed,Leicester
Saturday 5th November, Goodliffes,Loughborough
Sunday 22nd August, Loughborough, Queens Park
Saturday 31st July, Heather Festival, Heather
Thursday 29th July, Loughborough Acoustic Club
Sunday 18th July, Well Dressing Festival, Aston on Trent
Sunday 30th May, Glastonbudget, Charnie Arnie stage
Saturday 29th May, Glastonbudget, BBC Radio Leicester Stage
Friday 28th May, Glastonbudget, campside stage
Saturday 24th April 2010, The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough (Tim's 40th birthday party)
Saturday 20th March 2010, Oddfellows Club, Leicester
Friday 12th February, Glastonbudget Launch Party - The Harrow Inn, Thurmaston
Friday 13th November 2009,Goodliffes, Loughborough
Friday 25th September, The Sherwood, Mansfield Woodhouse
Tuesday 22nd September, The Bodega Social, Nottingham
Sunday 5th September, Loughborough, Queens Park
Monday 31st August, The Talbot, Warsop
Sunday 30th August, Goodliffes, Loughborough
Sunday 30th August, The Hunting Lodge, Barrow Upon Soar
Sunday 9th August, Loughborough, Queens Park
Tuesday 4th August 2009, Seven, Nottingham
Sunday 2nd August 2009, Heather Festival, Heather
Sunday 12th July, Well Dressing Festival, Aston upon Trent
Tuesday 7th July 2009 - The Art Cafe, Mansfield
Sunday 24th May 2009 - Barrow Town Football Club, charity day
Friday 22 May 2009 - Glastonbudget 2009
Sunday 17th May 2009 - Loughborough, Queens Park
Thursday 14th May 2009 - Loughborough Acoustic Club
Sunday 19th April 2009 - SoundAwesome Festival - THe Running Horse, Nottingham.
Photos above by Mervyn Kelly, Yellow Banjo Photography
Friday 13th March 2009 - Glastonbudget Launch Party - The Harrow Inn, Thurmaston
Friday 29th February 2009 - Candlelit at the Rose and Crown, Barlborough (Near Chesterfield)
Sunday 22nd February 2009 - The Robin Hood, Nottingham
Sunday January 8th 2009 - The Running Horse, Notingham (with Becky Syson)
Thursday January 8th 2009 - The Golden Fleece Nottingham
Sunday December 21th 2008, The Loft Nottingham
Sunday 7th December 2008, The Y Theatre Farside Evening, Leicester
Thursday November 20th 2008, The Loft Nottingham
Saturday 1st November 2008 - The Loggerheads, Nottingham
Wednesday October 29th, The Hand and Heart Gallery Nottingham
Sunday October 26th 2008, The Loft, Nottingham
Sunday 24 August 2008 the Loggerheads, Nottingham
Sunday 13th July 2008 (Evening) the Maze Nottingham
Sunday 13th July (afternoon) Well Dressing - Aston on Trent
Sunday 25th May 2008 - The Loggerheads, Nottingham
Sunday 11th May 2008 - The Running Horse, Nottingham
Friday 9th May 2008 - The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough in aid of LOROS
Friday 28th December 2007 - The Three Nuns Loughborough
Thursday 13th December 2007 - The Song Club at the Blacksmiths, Loughborough
Tuesday 11th December 2007 - Best of Open Mke, Bar 7, Canning Circus Nottingham
Saturday 28th November 2007 - Christmas lights turn on Lougborough Market Square
Tuesday 6th November 2007 - Howard Coleman's acoustic special, the doghouse, Loughborough
Sunday 14th October 2007 - The News House, Loughborough
Saturday 14th July - Gerry and Lyn's wedding! Stratford Upon Avon
Sunday 7th July 2007 - Well Dressing, Aston upon Trent
Thursday 19th April 2007 - Loughborough Acoustic Club at the Catholic Club, 20 Fennel St, Loughborough, 8:30pm
Friday 13th April 2007 - The Running Horse, Alfreton Rd, Nottingham
Saturday 10th March 2007 - The Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
23rd December 06 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
15th December 06 Three Nuns Loughborough
Saturday October 28th. 2006 The Running Horse, Alfreton Rd, Nottingham
Sunday 27th August 2006, The Three Nuns, Loughborough
11th August 2006 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
Saturday 17th July 2006, The Running Horse, Alfreton Rd, Nottingham
23rd June 06 Three Nuns Loughborough
2nd June 06 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
May 06 Jack O Lantern Loughborough
?? May 06 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
2nd April 06 Loughborough Acoustic club
31st March 06 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
20th Jan 06 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
18th May 05 Custard Bar Loughborough
3rd June 05 Three Nuns Loughborough
15th July 05 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
28th Aug 05 Three Nuns Loughborough
30th Sept 05 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
13th Oct 05 Quorn Beer Festival Quorn
14th Oct 05 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
9th Dec 05 Valkyries Bar, Loughborough
23rd Dec 05 Three Nuns Loughborough
2001 - 2005 - Ancient History !