Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra #WinterWatchlist

A digital collaboration between Helmsley Arts Centre and Rural Arts. Watch from the warmth and comfort of your home throughout December, January and February. Everything you watch is streamed LIVE.

Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra (swing, blues and rock 'n' roll).

Live streamed via Rural Arts' Facebook page

This show is a 'pay what you feel' event, if you are able please make a donation on the night.

Rob Heron and Tom Cronin are two of the founding members of Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra. This is a new show, exploring alternative arrangements of their classic songs, alongside new music they have been working on through 2020. Rob and Tom don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, blues, country, rock and roll or whatever else – as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them. The Tea Pad Orchestra are eight years into a remarkable story that began at Newcastle University and now sees them playing venues and festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences – from Hank Williams to Django Reinhardt, Tom Waits to The Beatles – yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.

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