Alphabetti Theatre Present
Shakk LIVE on The D’Addario Stage, support from Peggy & Taliraw
Tues 19th December 2023
Opener: 19:45 (20min set) - Taliraw
Support: 20:10 (20min set) – Peggy
Headline: 20:45 (60min set) – Shakk
Tickets: £10 full, £5 concession, £3 no questions (limited to 10 and online only)
Running Time: Approx. 105 minutes
Age Rec: 16+
Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly
Bursting onto the music scene in September 2018, Shakk embarked on a musical journey that would see him achieve remarkable milestones. From sold-out EP launch nights to gracing the stage at iconic venues like the O2 Academy, his dedication to his craft was undeniable. Influential figures like Bobby Friction from BBC Asian Network recognized his talent, and Shakk's artistry was honoured with the title of Ride Music Artist of the Year.
However, Shakk's story is more than just a personal triumph. He's been a passionate advocate for his local music scene, tirelessly working to elevate its status and spotlight the talents of the North East. His commitment to his roots runs deep, and it's been a driving force behind his achievements.
In a heart-warming turn of events, Shakk now finds himself at the forefront of BBC Introducing North East, the very platform that initially propelled his own musical journey. As a presenter for this influential program, he is dedicated to nurturing and championing emerging talents from his region, just as he once was.
Today, Shakk continues to champion his beloved North East music scene. His captivating live performances, powerful song writing, and diverse musical range have garnered him a growing fanbase since his debut single. While he now wears the hat of a BBC Introducing North East presenter, Shakk's essence remains firmly rooted in his identity as a dedicated and passionate musician, with a remarkable journey that inspires both on and off the stage.
Hiya mate! Peggy is a rapper based in Manchester, leaning into lofi with his own blend of spoken word. The key to Peggy’s style, is emotion. With each story priding itself in the feelings he is experiencing, often finding beauty in the small things and laughter amongst the pain. Peggy is set to make a grand return with new single ‘Days Go’ soon releasing, and an EP produced by Sindysman slated for the new year.
Czech artist, cellist, singer and composer. She’s been performing for years in Czech with her band, got to the Czechoslovakian Voice and started from scratch again, when she moved to Newcastle. Tali oscillates in between ambient/Art-Pop, Lo-fi Hip-Hop, and Indie cello folk. She performs mainly with jazz-folk musician Tom James, but she also performs in a quartet with Dan Wright (Porcelain) and Mike Mancini (Silk Road). After the release of ‘English Weather’, she performed at various notable North-East venues (Alphabetti Theatre, Prohibition Bar, Cumberland Arms). She was also involved with the Help Musicians programme, which inspired and motivated her to actually start making her third EP by herself, which is gonna be out in January 2024.