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The Glasshouse



Eastside events present

Shawn James

plus Iona Zajac

Shawn James Web

Eastside events present

Shawn James

plus Iona Zajac


Tickets – £19.30

Pointing to “authentic” performers like Tom Waits (“He has an impeccable ‘no bullshit’ compass”), soul singers like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke or Bill Withers, and the old blues icons who inspired him, James explains, “They weren’t precious about what they did; they didn’t put themselves on a pedestal. I want my music to be respected, but I’ll still sit down at the bar to have a beer with you. My goal is to make music that stands the test of time.

If you come see me play live and expect just one style or aspect of what I do, you may be disappointed to learn that our shows are a roller coaster of emotions, musical styles, intensity & energy. I get bored easily & love to mix things up. Be ready & bring your ear plugs just in case.

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ℹ️ Useful Information

Due to accidental damage, one of the exit barriers in the main Sage Gateshead car park is currently out of operation. Please anticipate some delays in exiting the car park if you’re attending the performance this evening.

We’re working to resolve this situation as quickly as possible but apologise for any disruption you might experience to your journey home this evening.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

5.30pm: Bars open
7.30pm: Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 8.30pm: Iona Zajac
9pm – 10.30pm: Shawn James
11pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change 

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Construction works near Sage Gateshead

Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes. Find out more.

Iona Zajac

Plus Iona Zajac

Iona Zajac is an Edinburgh-born multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist who spends her time between Dublin and Glasgow. She writes of the everyday, of things that make you run faster, of things that make your eyes sting, all centred around the sensory experience of certain affects or emotions.

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