|The Sage, Gateshead|
This is the fifth year they have done this and so we decided to go and see them for a second time. This year I loved hearing a familiar voice, but out of context, and that was Raul Malo who was the lead singer of the Mavericks whose song Just Want to Dance the Night Away was a firm favourite back in 1998.
We also discovered a great young Irish singer Declan O'Rourke who sang Galileo from his debut album in 2004 Kyabram (which has since has been covered by other artists including Josh Groban) and who it turns out has toured with other artists I enjoy listening to such as Snow Patrol and Paulo Nutini. His rendition of Time Machine is to be heard most days in our house at the moment.