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Wednesday June 5th. Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.
Pete Scott & Hired Hands.
Cramlington Folk Club, Benedictine Social Centre, Glenluce Drive,
Southfield Green, Cramlington NE23 6YA.
Contact telephone: 01670 715106 - call to check latest times.


Four intimate gigs spread across the summer - Tickets £10 - Doors 7:30pm.
Pete Scott and Hired Hands are doing a series of gigs at The Boatyard Café,
1 John Street, Cullercoats. Performing some new material, songs from Pete's back catalogue, as well as from the most recent album, Sweet Dreams Of Contentment, the band are back at the coast after their sell-out gig in Cullercoats last Christmas.

This is a much smaller venue than the band usually play, so advance booking is essential. Please choose a date below and click the link to book tickets online. Alternatively, tickets are available direct from the venue:

    Thursday July 26th
    Thursday August 2nd
    Thursday August 9th
    Thursday August 16th

Wednesday May 2nd, music starts 7:30pm.
Cramlington Folk Club, Benedictine Social Centre, Glenluce Drive,
Southfield Green, Cramlington NE23 6YA.


Wednesday December 6th, doors 7:30pm.
The Crescent Club, Cullercoats SOLD OUT.
The venue is on the seafront, very close to the Metro with good parkiing nearby. Pete will be appearing with his band, Hired Hands: Jim Hornsby and Danny Holmes (guitars) and Chris Ringer (double bass).

Tuesday May 16th
Cramlington Folk Club, The Clef and Cask, Dewley, Cramlington NE236DT

Friday March 17th, starts 7:30pm
Whitley Bay Playhouse (with Fake Thackray)
Tickets from


Thursday December 8th, doors 7:30pm, starts 8pm
The Crescent Club, Cullercoats, NE30 4PN

Pete is appearing with his three piece band: Jim Hornsby and Danny Holmes (guitars) and Chris Ringer (double bass). They'll be performing songs from the last four albums plus something new and there will definitely be a pasty-related finale.

Thursday August 4th, 7:30pm
Institute of Mining Engineers, Westgate Road, Newcastle
(next door to the Lit and Phil
Launch of Pete's new album Sweet Dreams Of Contentment

Pete will be appearing with a three piece band: Jim Hornsby on guitar/dobro, Danny Holmes on acoustic guitar and Chris Ringer on double bass. This line up is featured on the album and will be heard on the night performing some of the new songs plus fresh arrangements of some of Pete’s classics like BB King Keyring, Yuri Gagarin’s Banjo
and Anita O’Day’s Hat.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought at the venue, from and from Hound Dog Music, Park View, Whitley Bay.


Saturday Sept 12th, 7pm
Clock Tower Café, Tynemouth
Tickets £7 available July 10th onwards

Thursday Sept 10th, 8pm
Cluny 2, Ouseburn, Newcastle
Tickets £7 from Eventbrite
Also on the bill: Diesel Therapy and Steve Jinski

Friday Sept 4th
Baafest, Bellingham

Monday August 31st, 8pm
String Theory, Heart of Hawick

Friday June 26th
Lymm Festival

Sunday May 31st, 7pm
The Grange Centre, Throckley - a concert in aid of Radio Tyneside.
Also appearing: Prelude and the Keith Stephens Hot Club Trio.
Tickets £10 including supper.
Call 07720 193569 or book online:

Sunday February 22nd, 8pm
The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe.
Details from The Waiting Room website.


Saturday December 20th, doors open 7:30
Porters Café, Tynemouth Station.
Tickets £8 from the venue (0191 258 6100)
or from Hound Dog Music, Park View, Whitley Bay (0191 252 7490).

Monday November 3rd
Sting Theory at The Heart o' Hawick Café Bar, Hawick.

Saturday November 1st
Pete is appearing at Northern Stage, Newcastle, in a concert in aid of the North East People's Assembly. For more information, ticket prices etc, go to the Northern Stage website.

Friday August 22nd, 8pm
The Surf Café, Grand Parade, Tynemouth (sea front).

Friday June 27th, 8pm
Lymm Festival.
The Boat Room at the Golden Fleece.
41 The Cross, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0HR.

Friday June 20th
Porters, Tynemouth.
If you missed Pete's sold out gig at the Surf Café, here's a chance to catch him live at another fine acoustic venue at the coast. Porters is actually on Tynemouth Metro station in what was once the old waiting room.
They serve good beers and wine and provide a nice intimate atmosphere for good acoustic music.
Book a seat by calling the venue on 0191 2586100. Tickets £8.
Tickets will soon be available at Hound Dog Music, Park View, Whitley Bay.

Tuesday May 6th
Cramlington folk club at the Cask and Clef (formerly the Hind),
Dewley, Cramlington.

Friday May 2nd, 8pm
Tynemouth Surf Café, Grand Parade, Tynemouth (sea front).
Pete Live in Concert doing two extended sets.
Songs from five different albums and some new stuff.

Sunday 13th April, 7pm (doors 6:15)
The Stand Comedy Club, High Bridge, Newcastle.
Also appearing Mrs Barbara Nice, Kate Smurthwaite and Lauren Pattison.
Tickets from the venue £15.

Friday February 7th, 8pm
Phoenix folk club, Ouseburn Farm, Byker, Newcastle.
Admission £8.

Thursday January 23rd
The Beamish Mary Inn, No Place, Stanley.
Concert night with Pete Scott - one of the consistently great songwriters to come out of the North East (it says here!).
Support from singers & musicians. Doors open 8pm.
Tickets £4 in advance on club nights or £5 reserved or at the door.


Saturday September 14th
Whitby Coliseum Theatre. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £5.
Pete supporting Fake Thackray.

Saturday August 10th, 8pm
The Nateby Inn, Nateby (near Kirkby Stephen). Tel 017683 71588.

Saturday August 3rd
Redesdale festival.

Thursday July 4th, 8pm
The Polite Room, Durham Gala Theatre (studio).
Pete in concert with support from Alex Butler and We Steal Flyers.
Tickets £5. Book tickets on FaceBook.
Or contact the venue.

Wednesday 26th June, doors open 7:30pm
Album launch and gig at the North of England Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Rd, Newcastle.

Come and join Pete Scott to celebrate the release of his latest album Songs To Sing & Jokes To Tell. Pete will be performing songs from the new album, as well as plenty of old favourites. Buy your ticket in advance and get a free pasty on arrival! Tickets: £5

Tickets available for online purchase from Alternatively, you can reserve tickets by calling the Mining Institute on 0191 232 2201 or you can purchase tickets at Hound Dog Music, 147 Park View, Whitley Bay.

Directions to the Mining Institute

Songs To Sing & Jokes To Tell will be available for purchase at the launch for £10, and is already for sale on this website for £12, including postage and packaging.

Sunday May 26th, 7:30pm
Double header at Porters Wine Bar, Tynemouth Station.
Pete in concert, also featuring the Mike Waller Experience in a repeat of last year's great gig. There are a limited number of tickets (price £10)
so book early by calling 0191 258 6100.

Thursday May 23rd, doors open 7pm
The Café In The Park, Tynemouth (next to the boating lake).

Thursday May 16th
Pete will be appearing in The Humour of Poetry as part of the Iron Age Festival in the Cullercoats RNLI Centre.

Thursday April 18th, doors open 7:30pm
The Berkeley Tavern Acoustic Room, Whitley Bay, admission £3.

Tuesday March 26th, 8pm
Cramlington Folk Club - moved from its usual venue of The Hind to Concordia.

Tuesday March 26th, 8pm
Cramlington Folk Club - moved from its usual venue of The Hind to Concordia.

Friday March 1st, doors open 9pm
Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle.
Jake Thackray tribute night. Pete is one of several songwriters performing Jake's songs, and songs of their own which were inspired by him.
Admission £5.

Saturday February 9th, 9pm
Save Our Libraries A REVUE, Tyneside Cinema.
Pete Scott, The Poetry Virgins, Valerie Laws, Nick Gladdish,
The Dead Peasants.

Saturday February 9th, 10:30am
Save Newcastle Libraries campaign, Denton Burn Library.
Music from Pete Scott, Kyla Clay Fox, Poet Ann Porro
plus writers Mari Hannah, Hazel Osmond and Stephen Shieber.


Monday October 30th
At the Low Lights Tavern in North Shields, Pete will be performing during the interval of the Peter Mortimer play Marmite.

Sunday 28th October
Porters Wine Bar at Tynemouth Station. Pete has set up a gig featuring John Watterson AKA Fake Thackray who performs the songs of the legendary Jake Thackray. All the classic Jake songs like Lah Di Dah and Sister Josephine are included in the set. Pete will also be performing a clutch of new songs, giving them a live work out prior to recording them for his new album in the coming weeks.

Saturday September 8th, 8pm
Live & Local with Landermason and Pete Scott
Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club, NE48 2JY
Tickets: Tel. 01434 220175 or
    go to for special offers!

Friday September 7th, 8pm
40th anniversary of Cramlington Folk Club - at the Hind in Dewley
Also appearing: Prelude

Friday August 31st
Porters, Tynemouth. Also appearing: the Mike Waller Experience.
Tickets £10 in advance, price includes nice food in the interval.
Tickets limited to fifty are available to buy at the venue or from Pete or Mike.

Sunday May 6th, 10:30am
Songwriting Workshop, BAAFest, Bellingham

Thursday May 3rd, 8pm
Bellingham All Acoustic Festival (BAAFest), Riverdale Hall Hotel, Bellingham

Sunday February 12th, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday for Sammy Concerts, Newcastle City Hall


Saturday October 29th, 7:30pm
Jubilee Hall, Rothbury

Friday September 2nd, 8pm
The Rolling Hills Folk Club, George and Abbotsford Hotel, High Street, Melrose

Sunday August 14th, 8pm
The Royal Hotel, Heysham

Thursday August 11th, 8pm
The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster

Saturday June 11th, 7pm
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE
Tickets from

Tuesday May 31st, 8pm
Cramlington Folk Club, The Hind, Dewley, Cramlington

Thursday March 24th, 8pm
The Baa Club, Riverdale Hall Hotel, Bellingham


Saturday November 20th, 8pm
Tarset Village Hall, Upper North Tyne (with Landermason)

Tuesday October 26th, 8pm
Live Acoustic, South Causey Inn, Stanley

Thursday Oct 21st, 8pm
Ashington Folk Club, Ashington Leisure Centre

Changed to Friday October 15th, 8pm
Friday Night Live
Morpeth Conservative Club, 41 Newgate Street, Morpeth NE61 1AT
Tickets £5 - reserve through
or email

Monday September 6th, 8pm
The Polite Room, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Sorry, I hadn't realise that this was virtually sold out in advance
and some people were turned away at the door

Saturday May 1st and 2nd
Bellingham All Acoustic Festival (Baafest)

Saturday April 17th
Porters, Tynemouth

Tuesday March 16th
Cramlington Folk Club, Cramlington, Northumberland


Tuesday December 1st
The Barley Mow, Horseferry Road, London

Sunday October 11th
The Bute Sunday Session, The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Saturday October 10th
St Blanes Hotel, Kilchatton Bay, Isle of Bute

Friday October 9th
The Squat Lobster Bistro, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Monday September 7th
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Friday August 28th
Pegasus Coffee House, Bainbridge Island, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Located in downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. Bainbridge Island is a scenic 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. The coffeehouse was founded in 1979 and has been serving the Bainbridge community ever since. The brick and ivy-covered coffee house is in one of Winslow's oldest historic waterfront buildings. Their trademark coffee is roasted on the island.

Saturday August 29th
Mandolin Café, Tacoma, Washington State, USA

Saturday August 22nd
Vashon Winery Festival, Vashon Island, Washington State, USA

Friday August 14th
Porters, Tynemouth

Thursday May 21st
Love Music, Hate Racism, Studio Theatre, Customs House, South Shields with Prelude and Steve Daggett

Friday April 24th
Porters, Tynemouth

Saturday March 14th
Whitley Bay Golf Club

Tuesday March 10th
Cramlington Folk Club, The Hind Pub, Cramlington, Northumberland


Thursday October 30th
The BAA Club, Riverside Hall Hotel, Bellingham

Sunday September 28th
Forest Hall British Legion Club
Pete in concert alongside the legendary Whittaker Harcourt and Waller

Saturday August 16th
Etal Village Hall

Saturday July 5th
Porters, Tynemouth

Thursday May 29th
Gig and album launch (Why Sing Goodbye Songs), The Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tuesday 18th March
Cramlington Folk Club, The Hind Pub, Cramlington

Saturday 22nd March
Porters, Tynemouth


Wednesday 10th October
The Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne

Yuri Gagarin's Banjo and other stories
"It's a little known fact that Russian cosmonaut and first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, was a virtuoso player of the 5 string banjo. The Russian authorities discouraged him from talking about it as they saw the instrument as a symbol of western decadence. They refused to let him take it with him on the flight. While disappointing for Yuri at the time, it was probably a blessing as there has been little or no research into the effects of weightlessness on a banjo. Find out more about this fascinating sub plot to the space race and other tales of the human predicament in Pete's new show Yuri Gagarin's Banjo and other stories"

Yuri Gagarin's Banjo poster

Friday 9th March
The Golf Club, Kirkby Lonsdale

Friday 24th November
Morden Tower, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wednesday 4th October
Rothbury Roots, Queen's Head, Rothbury

Saturday 26th August
Porters, Tynemouth

Saturday 29th July
St. Mary's Church, Monkseaton

Saturday 22nd July
Phoenix Studio Theatre, Blyth, Northumberland

Saturday 15th July
Whoop Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale

Saturday 1st July
Cramlington, Northumberland

Thursday 8th June
The Tyne, Maling Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
(Part of the Tyne & Tide Festival)

Wednesday 19th April
The Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne

Friday 10th March
Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Tuesday 28th February
Cramlington Folk Club, Cramlington Comrades Club

Pete's latest album:

CD - Sweet Dreams Of Contentment

CD - Songs To Sing & Jokes To Tell

Songs To Sing & Jokes To Tell
available online from:

    CD Baby

Hear tracks from the album

CD - Why Sing Goodbye Songs

Why Sing Goodbye Songs
available online from:

    CD Baby

Hear tracks from the album

Read the album launch review

Watch Pete on YouTube:

    He Said She Said Yeah
    Eddie's Dead
    William Smith and Pauline Jones
    Fantastic Pasty
    Pity The Poor Baritone

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