Here at Prohibition we have the pleasure of working with and hosting events for some of the world’s finest performers and artists. From blues bands to jazz duos, jugglers to stilt-walkers, magicians to drag acts, the list goes on… So! In an effort to showcase just how diverse a range we have welcomed to both our hallowed stages over the last 5 years we’ve decided to start to put together a list of just some of these fantastic outfits and acts. We’ll add to this as we go along and feature bands and performers and acts who have held shows or gigged at Prohibition and those who are booked in for upcoming shows later in the season too.

There will be some we still need to add from our previous year’s diaries, so hold on to your hats…

This should get really interesting!

In no particular order:

House of Trixie Blue, Burlesque Troupe
Duvall Events, Theme Party Nights
My Cold Poison, Acoustic Guitar
Duke De Milo, Burlesque & Cabaret
Bunty Del Mar, Drag Comedienne
The Funk Society, Dance Nights
Ryan Hamilton, Acoustic Guitar
Tony Wright, Acoustic Guitar
Polly Parlourphone, Jazz Trio
Your Casket or Mine, Acoustic Guitar
The Kittens Collective, Burlesque Troupe
Leggy Pee & Charlie M. Montgomery, Ventriloquist Duo
Constance Peach, Burlesque Performer
The Byker Hillbillies, Americana Band
Lindsay Hannon, Jazz Vocalist
Swing Tyne, Swing Dance Performers
In Other Words, Jazz Trio
Adam Night, Hypnotist
Joe Vector, Magician & Illusionist
The Sapphire Whiskers, Burlesque Troupe
Northern Pole Dance Studio, Pole Performance
Felling Stage Society, Amateur Dramatics Group
Big Muddy, Jazz & Blues Band
Coast Road, Acoustic Band
Tatwood Puppets, Puppeteers
Paul Skerritt, Jazz Musician
Cal Halbert, Impressionist & Comedian
Mark Deeks, Pianist
The 3Tones, Vocal Swing Trio
Peg Powler, Folk & Roots Band
Robbie Reay & Willy Cran, Blues Duo
Bethany Ellen Coyle, Songwriter & Musician
Dr. Sketchy’s, Alternative Life Drawing Class
The Radio Kings, Covers Band
Anthony Purdy, Americana & Blues Guitarist
Royal Northern Sinfonia – Secret Mozart, Parlour Sessions
The Velvet Gentleman, Pianist
The Jades, Vocal Vintage Harmony Quartet
Ray Johnson & Richard Herdman, Jazz Duo
Club 30-80’s, Nostalgia Dance Night
The North East Gospel Choir, Vocal Choir
Hildy Harland, Vintage Singer & Performer
Big Blue, Folk Band
The Lambton Big Band, Big Band
Post Modern Jukebox, Swing Band
Trudi Evans, Medium
Driven Serious, Folk Band
Open Heart Comedy, Stand Up & Open Mic
The Tea Time Tassle-Off, Burlesque Competition
Hexham Stage Society, Amateur Dramatics Group
We Steal Flyers, Acoustic Duo
The Peabodys, Americana Band
Helena Davison, Solo Singer/Songwriter
Culture Vulture, Arts Events & Launches
Shade, Drag Troupe
FiveMen NoDog, Jazz & Acoustic Originals
Jammshed, Jazz & Folk Originals
Say What?!, Comedy Improv Group
The Society Four, Jazz Quartet
Jeff Warner & Phil Tyler, Americana Duo

Julija Jaicenaite, Solo Singer/Songwriter
Bonnie & The Bonnettes, Drag Troupe
The House of the Black Gardenia, Jazz Troupe
The Late Shows, Arts & Culture Events
Peter Gilligan, Pianist
Max Easter, Solo Singer/Songwriter
Melody Sproats, Contemporary Performance Artist
Chrystal Lubrikunt, Lip-sync Assassin & Drag Queen
Joe Black, Comedy Pianist & Drag Artist
Paul Dewhurst, Magician & Illusionist
GLAS, Performing Arts Academy
Club Chameleon, Vintage Night Club
Tom Harlow, Drag Artist & Performer
John Logan, Swing Band
Each Peach, Originals Band
Alexis, Solo Guitarist
The Actors Forge, Acting Workshop
Left Hand Lewis, Rock & Roll Pianist
The Andy Lawrenson Trio, Jazz Trio
Brief Encounter, Jazz Duo
Damaris Jean, Vintage Vocalist
Charlotte Forman, Solo Covers Singer
Sam Slatcher, Acoustic Folk
George Sykes, Jazz Saxophonist
The Niffi Osiyemi Trio, Jazz Trio
Sage Academy of Performance Arts
Scott Wainwright, Blues Guitarist
Strictly Speakeasy, Jazz Band
The Seatones, Vintage Vocal Harmony Group
Lido, Magician & Illusionist
Radio Pensacola Band, Jazz Band
The Moonbooth, Vintage Photography
Equity UK – North East of England, Actors Services
Channy, Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter
WEA – North East, Adult Learning Services
Leo Rondeau, Americana Guitarist
Impossible Gears, Steampunk Society
Little Voices, Youth Choir
Paul Grainger, Jazz Bassist
Voshtina Y Su Banda, Cuban Jazz Band
Warren McCartney, Magician & Illusionist
YUMA, Acoustic Covers Duo
Nu Bossa Band, Latin Jazz Duo-Quintet
The Tenement Jazz Band, Dixie Jazz Sextet
The Red Hot Rhythm Makers, Jazz Band
The Cornshacks, Roots & Americana Trio
Ags Connolly, Americana Guitarist
Behold The Brass Kraken, Folk-Funk Band

The Joseph Carville Trio, Jazz Trio
Matthew Lowery, Swing Singer
Tony Washington, Bobby Thompson Tribute Act
Andrea Vicari, Jazz Musician
Zoe Gilby, Jazz Singer
The King Bees, Blues Band
AVO-T, Bossa Band
Oxi-Morons, Theatre & Cabaret Company
Harry Harris, Folk Musician
James Kirby, Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
Michael Grist, Magician & Illusionist
John Wilkins, Americana Guitarist
Tango Zapatito, Jazz Duo
Steven Zodiac – The Gentleman Illusionist, Magician
Lyndon Anderson, Harmonica Player
Peter Case, Americana & Roots Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist
Matt Hercock, Folk Musician
The Gilded Theives, Folk Band
Sam Gibson, Acoustic Musician
Sid Griffin, Americana Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist-Mandolinist
Struggle Buggy, Blues Band
Kim Khaos, Burlesque Performer
The Sandboys, Acoustic Trio
Hoodoo Blues, Blues Dance Class & Social
Reece Sibbald Productions, Pantomime Rehearsals
Debra Milne & Steve Glendinning, Jazz Duo
Siobhan Stanley, Vintage Performance
Queeread, Monthly LGBT+ Book Club
Twice Brewed, Blues & Americana Duo
Papermoon Trio, Jazz Trio
Northern Heart, LGBT+ Social Events Group
Nightbreed, Gothic Dance Night
John Statz, Americana/Folk Guitarist
Alter Ego, Jazz Group
Pinky Deville, Burlesque Performer
Simon Taylor, Acoustic Guitarist
Ceitidh Mac, Cellist & Vocalist
The Stage Door Johnny’s, Male Burlesque Troupe
High Pie Society, Secret Pie Club
Tori Scott, Comedienne & Singer
The Dead Skunks, Blues & Skiffle Band
The Bloomfield Duo, Jazz / Covers Duo
Ramtin – The PianoRam, Pianist
Giggle Water, Vintage Comedy Night
Ebony Silk, Burlesque Performer
The Best Dressed Blues Band, Blues Band
Hattie Murdock/HATi, Singer/Songwriter
Tony Bengtsson, Americana/Folk Musician
How Askew, Blues Guitarist
Blackheart Orchestra, Award Winning Multi-instrumentalists
Michael Littlefield, Blues Guitarist & Vocalist
Dean James & The Black Dogs, Rhythm & Blues Band
Byronic Sex & Exile, Dark-wave Singer/Songwriter
The Dead Seat, Americana & Roots Band
Lil Jim, Blues-Rock Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist
Brendan & James, Pianist/Cellist Duo
The Death Do Us Part Danger Show, Circus Sideshow & Cabaret
Budtet, Jazz Septet
Emma Fisk’s Hot Club Du Nord, Jazz Quartet
Strictly Smokin’ Tiddly Big Band, Big Band

…and so much more to come…!


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