Before the Soundcheck a monthly podcast that introduces local musicians from across the region. Each podcast will have a live recording as well as an interview with the artists..
The show will be produced by Matt Dunbar and recorded at a variety of venues in the North East, including First for Music, Morpeth and West Wing Studios, Ashington.
Any new podcasts will be featured below, all are available to download from SoundCloud.
- Before the Soundcheck is currently on a small break in recording, if you would like to be involved in the future please email us via our contact page -
Arieanne Masters -
This episode of Before the Soundcheck features Arieanne Masters. We talk about inspirations, local venues and the art of getting taken seriously.
There is a live performance of her song Heart and Soul at the end of the recording.
Matt Dunbar -
This episode of Before the Soundcheck features one of our hosts Matt Dunbar. We the highs and lows of producing your own work. Songwriting and why music is so important.
There is a live performance of his new song Midnight at the end of the recording.
Alix Alixandra -
This episode features Alix Alixandra, a musician and poet. We talk politics and the need for social justice in the arts, how to get started and where she finds inspiration. Including her song English is a Second Language and her poem Portsmouth.
Brother Joe -
The first Before the Soundcheck recording featuring Brother Joe, talking to us about inspirations, where to play and how he got started in the music world. There is also a live recording of his song Pages at the end of the podcast.
Sam Gibson -
The December edition of Before the Soundcheck featuring Sam Gibson, talking to us about his recent tour and his experiences as a full time musician. There is also a live recording of his song Bitter End at the end of the podcast.