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Newcastle upon Tyne, England Showcase
3 July 2023
At The Cluny 2

The Cluny (Newcastle).jpg


All IC members can submit an application to perform after buying their tickets.

The Indie Collaborative is putting on our first showcase outside of the USA. Newcastle is a great small city in northwestern England. Charming hotels and B&Bs are available downtown and in the surrounding area. The Cluny is a great venue just east of central Newcastle, with easy access via public transportation. The venue has two theaters, and we are in Cluny 2. The venue is handicapped accessible, with an elevator. The showcase will be seated, with up to 135 people. Food and drink are available inside the venue.

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Produced by Eileen Sherman and Grant Maloy Smith

Emcee: Grant Maloy Smith

The Performers So Far:

Alex Otey, Cecil Parker; Christina Tourin; Ed Bazel; Gina Leneé Blackburn, Grant Maloy Smith; Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke; Judy Pancoast; Kris “Halo” Pierce; Lawrence Hancock; Leti Garza; Lynn Yew Evers; Natalie Jean; Noshir Mody; Peter Janson; Tanya Diaz; Trevor Sewell (more TBA)

The Venue:

The Cluny 2

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

United Kindgom


+44 (0)191 230 4474

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This is an indie collaborative SHOWCASE, which means that all registered IC members can apply for one of the limited number single-song (5 minute) performance slots. We will give a performance slot to the first IC members who purchase tickets and request one. All IC members and the public at large are invited to purchase tickets for the show. Only IC members can apply to perform.


If you wish to apply for a 5 minute performance slot, please buy at least TWO tickets. You must also be a member of the Indie Collaborative. There is a question on the ticket order form asking you if you are requesting a performance slot. Tickets are not refundable unless the event is canceled by the Indie Collaborative due to an act of God, prohibition by Federal, State or Local Government, or at the direction of the venue.

If you're buying tickets to come to the show and are not a member of the Indie Collaborative, that's GREAT and we look forward to performing for you! There is no need to join our organization or do anything other than enjoy the show.

We typically have ~20 IC artists performing in 5 minute slots. We normally get 50-100 applications to perform, so please don't be disappointed if you don't get a slot. We do our best to make it fair. Slots are assigned about a month before each showcase.

We are renting a basic backline with drums, an 88-key digital piano (Nord or similar), and bass and guitar amps. DIs for acoustic instruments and microphones will be on stage.


To learn how IC showcases operate, please refer to this page:

Scroll down to the section called HOW SHOWCASES WORK. Please don't ask questions until you have read this section, because it answers virtually everything.


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Travel Information

If you're flying in, Newcastle has an international airport with IATA code NCL. There are flights in and out of Newcastle from all over Europe. Coming from Europe or Asia, most flights will connect in London, Dublin, Frankfort or any of the other large European cities that fly directly into Newcastle.

By rail, Newcastle is easily accessible from just about anywhere in England, Wales and Scotland. The typical trip from London to Newcastle is 3 hours.

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