We’re blogging live here from what might be the best kept secret at the Evolution Emerging festival. It’s a little corner of the festival called The Polite Rooms and whilst the rest of Team Amazing are chasing all over the Ouseburn area of Newcastle, probably stuck in a queue to see some buzzy new band, we’ve just witnessed something quite incredible.
The Polite Rooms is a recording-studio-turned-venue here at Evo Emerging who’s line-up has been shrouded in mystery. Literally. The organisers of the event haven’t released any line-up info, they’re simply announcing the acts on Twitter (@evoemerging) ten minutes before they take the stage with a code-word to get in. Only 15 people are allowed in at a time. Sneaky.
It has made for an incredibly intimate event. The artists chosen are the North-East’s most awe-inspiring, stripped-back acoustic musicians. The atmosphere is amazing; the studio has been low-lit with lamps and the small audience has been sat on the floor giving the whole place a beautiful intimate glow.
We’re currently watching Amy Holford impress with her powerful voice. We recently had her in the studio for a live session which you can check out here.
Each of the sets in this venue are being filmed and recorded for The Amazing Sessions, we’ll have them for you sometime next week. We can’t for you to see them. Until then, we’re off to see more bands!