North East musician duo set to DJ special set at the recently reopened Gosforth Civic Theatre

Peter Brewis (left) and Paul Smith prepare for their Midnight Callers DJ setPeter Brewis (left) and Paul Smith prepare for their Midnight Callers DJ set
Peter Brewis (left) and Paul Smith prepare for their Midnight Callers DJ set
Organisers are promising it will be a night to remember.

North East music leaders Paul Smith and Peter Brewis have combined their respective record collections to DJ a special set at the recently reopened Gosforth Civic Theatre.

Following a hugely successful re-opening weekend, Gosforth Civic Theatre is to welcome a duo of musical distinction to DJ its newly refurbished auditorium for one night only.

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Maximo Park singer Paul Smith and his long-time collaborator Peter Brewis, from successful Sunderland band Field Music, have created an unforgettable Friday night made up of an eclectic mix of tracks to get everyone moving.

The Friday, September 15 event, Midnight Callers, will feature a melting pot of modern classic and contemporary tunes from the obvious to the obscure, likely to include work from a diversity of hit-makers, from Depeche Mode to Destiny’s Child and from Kate Bush to Kraftwerk.

Paul, who hails from Stockton-on-Tees and studied at Newcastle University before joining the alternative rock outfit that has released seven studio albums and played gigs all over the world, said: “It's not just tunes from our youth; it’ll be anything you can dance to that we both like, from Eddie Cochran to Billie Eilish and Harry Styles.

“We feel indie discos can be very predictable and conservative, so one of the questions we’re asking is, why shouldn’t the suburbs have a fun art-pop dance party? You can definitely expect the unexpected within our personal pop parameters.”

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Events at the venue, including the DJ set, are being used as a way to raise money to provide creative and practical training and work opportunities for young people with and without learning disabilities and autism.

The site first opened its doors in 2016 but a recent £2.4 million refurbishment has seen the space transformed into a modern and accessible community venue.

Discounted advance tickets for Midnight Callers are available at the venue’s website while on-the door tickets will cost £10. Doors open for the event at 8pm.

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