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Local Favourites

by Shipcote and Friends

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cfmbanks Aside from your own smashing tunes, the choice of the other songs is spot on. The overall sound of the album is warm and inviting. Love it. Thanks! By the way, Cath’s & Malcolm’s contributions are great 👍
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Everynight 02:54
One Day Soon 02:49
Mother Dear 02:47
Hurting You 03:06


George Brainard Photograph - Austin Texas (www.georgebrainard.com )

Local Favourites is a brand new album from Tyneside based Shipcote & Friends. Half the songs were written by local artists we admire & Graham Shipcote wrote the rest. Most are locally themed too. So we have a couple of lesser-known tunes from the highly popular entertainer Martin Stephenson, whom was raised near Shippy in Washington T&W (Tracks 1 & 3). We have the Heaton hipster Rob Heron’s gypsy jazz ode to vino (Track 5) Mush Collective’s talented Nikki Rushton, who Graham has known since her “All Because” days & who’s also based in Newcastle’s cultural hub of Heaton (Track 9) Guitarist Davy Patton was a original local South Shields fixture with Bessie & the Zinc Buckets & wrote this tune for his Sour Mash Trio (Track 10) The bard of Longbenton Nev Clay, the most heartfelt of local songsters (Track 12) & finally a Stew Rickard poem set to music. Stew just lives up the road from Mr Clay in Benton. However, I don't think they know each other (Track 4).
Graham’s songs include local homage’s to Alec Glasgow (Track 7) his Mum (Track 2) & James Renforth (Track 11)


releases August 25, 2022

Graham Shipcote, Guitar, D Bass, Vocals, Cath Reding, Fiddle, Accordion, B vocals, - Malcolm MacMaster, Pedal Steel
Very special guests Track 6 - George Brainard (Vocals), Keith “Chet” Yellowley. (Mandolin), Track 12 - Martin Stephenson & his Highland chums.
Recorded/mixed in Gateshead & Castle Carrock (& Ayr via Malcolm & cyberspace) Spring 2022. Photo by George Brainard (Austin Texas March 2022)


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Shipcote and Friends Gateshead, UK

Quirky songs from geordie’land & Graham Shipcote/Shipcote & Friends, one of the region’s oft-overlooked gems & have been for the last decade.

New digital album 'Local Favourites" out summer 2022

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