NEXT GIG - 17th January, 2019, 'The Stanza', at The Sandpiper, Cullercoats, 7-30pm.



                       Gigs   2018 

17TH JAN 10-30AM - BAEDLING MANOR, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

29TH JAN 2PM - MEADOW PARK CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

15TH FEB 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

19TH FEB 2PM - THE WILLOWS CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

27TH MAR 7-30PM - THE SURF CAFE, TYNEMOUTH

6TH MAR 7PM - ELLINGTON INSTITUTE, ELLINGTON, NORTHUMBERLAND

7TH MAR 7-30PM - THE SALTHOUSE, CULLERCOATS

15TH MAR 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

16TH MAR 8-30PM - PLATFORM 1, BEDLINGTON

19TH MAR 2PM - WOODHORN PARK CARE HOME, ASHINGTON, St.PATRICKS DAY PARTY(PRIVATE)

25TH MAR 1PM - GREENBEANS MARKET, WHITLEY BAY

26TH MAR 7PM - 'ARCH REMARKS', STATION EAST BAR, GATESHEAD

31ST MAR 7PM - THE PIE & BOTTLE SHOP, NORTH SHIELDS

18TH APR 11AM - MEADOW PARK CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

19TH APR 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

29TH APR 10AM  - GREENBEANS MARKET, WHITLEY BAY

30TH APR 2PM - WOODHORN PARK CARE HOME, ASHINGTON (PRIVATE)

9TH MAY 2PM - DeBALIOL CARE HOME, NEWBIGGIN (PRIVATE)

14TH MAY 2PM - CHESTER COURT,CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

17TH MAY 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

19TH MAY 3PM - MEADOW PARK CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE WEDDING PARTY)

26TH MAY 1PM then 6-30PM - THE GREAT NORTH FOLK FESTIVAL, BOTTON,YORKSHIRE

27TH MAY 1PM - NORTHUMBERLAND PARK BANDSTAND, NORTH SHIELDS

27TH MAY 7PM - JARROW FESTIVAL

30TH MAY 2PM - BAEDLING MANOR, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

10TH JUN 6-30PM - MR.TIGHE'S, BLYTH

20TH JUN 2-30PM - ASHINGTON GRANGE CARE HOME  (PRIVATE)

23RD JUN 11-50AM AND 2-10PM - WOOLFEST, COCKERMOUTH, CUMBRIA

24TH JUN 1PM - GREENBEANS MARKET, WHITLEY BAY

26TH JUN 2PM - HOLMSIDE CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON(PRIVATE)

3RD JUL 10-30 AM - MEADOW PARK CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

7TH JUL (TIMES TBA) - WHITBY SEAFEST, YORKSHIRE

14TH JUL 12-30PM - BLYTH MARKET PLACE

19TH JUL 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

21ST JUL 11-30AM - BLYTH RECORD FAIR, BLYTH MARKET PLACE

21ST JUL 1PM - LINKSKILL COMMUNITY SUMMER FETE, NORTH SHIELDS 

22ND JUL 5PM - THE RAILWAY TAVERN, ROWLANDS GILL

28TH JUL 7-30PM - WHITLEY BAY COMRADES CLUB (PRIVATE)

29TH JUL 1PM  - GREENBEANS MARKET, WHITLEY BAY

29TH JUL 6PM - THE COBLE INN, NEWBIGGIN

1ST AUG 2PM - BEACHVILLE, NEWBIGGIN (PRIVATE)

12TH AUG (TIMES TBA) - NORTHUMBRIAN DAY, ALNWICK

13TH AUG 11-00AM - CHESTER COURT, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

25TH AUG 12AM (ON FERRY TO S.SHIELDS) 12-45PM (THE STANZA, ST. HILDA'S, S.SHIELDS) - CROSSING THE TYNE FESTIVAL

28TH AUGUST 7PMELLINGTON INSTITUTE, ELLINGTON, NORTHUMBERLAND

1ST SEPT 6PM -  MUSIC NIGHT IN AID OF CANCER CHARITY, THE HUNTING LODGE, MONKSEATON

4TH SEP 2PM - CARE HOME (TBA) (PRIVATE)

8TH SEPT 1PM - NORTHUMBERLAND PARK BANDSTAND, NORTH SHIELDS

30TH SEP 1PM - GREENBEANS MARKET, WHITLEY BAY

10TH OCT 2PM - STATION COURT CARE HOME,ASHINGTON (PRIVATE)

16TH OCT 2PM - CHESTER COURT CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

18TH OCT 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

20TH OCT 8-30PM - JUKE SHED BAR, NORTH SHIELDS

27TH OCT 8-45PM - JUKE SHED BAR, NORTH SHIELDS

3RD NOV 10-30 AM - TYNEMOUTH METRO STATION (ORGANISED BUSKING)

5TH NOV 10-30 AM  - BAEDLING MANOR CARE HOME, BEDLINGTON (PRIVATE)

10TH NOV 9PM - JUKE SHED BAR, NORTH SHIELDS

15TH NOV 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.  CANCELLED

24TH NOV 7-30PM - WHITLEY BAY COMRADES CLUB (PRIVATE)

28TH NOV 8-15PM - THE NEW SUNDIAL, SOUTH SHIELDS

1ST DEC 9PM - JUKE SHED BAR, NORTH SHIELDS

5TH DEC 2PM - BEACHVILLE CARE HOME, NEWBIGGIN  (PRIVATE)

13TH DEC 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

                                                 2019 GIGS

17TH JAN 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

22ND JAN 2PM  - CARE HOME (TBA)

9TH FEB (TIME TBA) - THE GREENHOUSE BAR AND RESTAURANT, TYNEMOUTH

18TH FEB (TIME TBA) - CARE HOME (TBA)

21ST FEB 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

5TH MAR (TIME TBA) - CARE HOME (TBA)

21ST MAR 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

26TH MAR 2PMCARE HOME (TBA)

31ST MAR 10AM - GREENBEANS MARKET, WHITLEY BAY

18TH APR 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

16TH MAY 7-30PM - THE STANZA, THE SANDPIPER, CULLERCOATS.

22ND/23RD JUN (TBA) -  CULLERCOATS FRINGE FESTIVAL

29TH JUN (TIMES TBA) - WOOLFEST, COCKERMOUTH, CUMBRIA

24TH AUG (TIMES TBA) - CROSSING THE TYNE FESTIVAL

29TH SEP 10AMGREENBEANS MARKET, WHITLEY BAY



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Who are Renata & Trev?   We are an international duo. We enjoy singing harmonies and we play a variety of styles, mostly on guitars but also on a range of other instruments. We are both songwriters but apart from our own songs we also perform traditional folk music and we like to do covers of rock, pop, blues, c/w and other musical genres. We are happy to play acoustically or with our own PA.

 We teamed up as a duo in December 2011. We have played extensively around the North East and entertained at various festivals such as the Alnwick international music festival, Roots North in Yorkshire, The 'B' festival in Bamburgh, Woolfest in Cumbria, Festival on the Moor, Driffield folk festival, Crossing the Tyne festival and Stockton pirate festival. We have appeared on several local radio stations and also Chorley FM in Lancashire. We recently released our third CD entitled 'One Little Cloud'. All the tracks on this new CD are our own compositions. Our previous albums are called 'Happy Land and 'The Unicorn' - see below for more info. Playing live we cover a wide range of styles from folk to contemporary and also do songs in different languages including Czech, Latin, French, Spanish, Japanese, Slovak and even Geordie!  Until recently we also ran our own busker's/open mic night each month for two years.


Link to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/RenataTrev?fref=ts 


Links to our sounds:

 http://soundcloud.com/renata-8


Links to our videos:

Original songs -

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_IExoawrN8     = 'Thanks for the wings'

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOm7_noZVtM'Good quality darkness'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqPjeGFLqo0   = 'Happy land'

Covers - 

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YP6i4aCBoKs 'Let it be me'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4fHG9NSDQ8  = 'Bad moon rising'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqIWBNIaY6A   = 'I need you now'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P70IZ7ghG20   = 'You're the one that I want'

Traditional -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oanjMbvXQRs  = ‘Sally Gardens’


Link to our lyrics:

http://renataandtrevlyricsarchive.bitballoon.com/index.html


Trev Reed 

Is a Northumbrian and has been playing in public since 1972. He is a singer/songwriter who also plays guitar, dulcimer, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, bass, harmonica, ukulele, psaltery, percussion and saz. He had his first songs published in 1972 and has been a member of various rock and folk bands through the years. Trev has released many solo records and cds over the years. He has appeared solo on radio Newcastle, Chorley FM, Bishop FM, Lionheart radio, Radio Tyneside, Radio Teesdale and many other stations. He also spent some years writing background music for a drama company based in Newcastle. Trev has been a regular face at many folk festivals around the country and has been a session player on cds by three other artistes. He turned professional in August 2011.

Renata Connors

Hails from Prague in the Czech Republic, had trained as a pianist and dancer in her home country. Already an accomplished singer, she took up the guitar at the age of 16 and has since played and sung in many social gatherings - solo or as a part of various groups.

As a songwriter she likes to express her poetic view of the world and also use her experience of different cultures.
She's lived in the UK since 2002.

Renata plays guitar, mandolin, bass, percussion and keyboards.

 Our FIRST album 'THE UNICORN' containing eleven tracks of both original songs and folk songs arranged by us

IS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY HERE as a digital download: http://renatatrev.bandcamp.com/album/the-unicorn

( CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE FULL SIZE.)

Our SECOND album 'HAPPY LAND' is available to buy at our gigs or contact us and we'll post it to you.

(CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE FULL SIZE)

Our third album, 'One little cloud' contains 12 original tracks. Available at gigs or contact us and we'll post it to you.

                                                             COMMENTS ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM

" My favorite tracks are "The Memories Remain" and "Look at the Moon". Lyrics are great and I smiled at quite a few." Allan McCulloch
                    
"I am absolutely thrilled listening to "One Little Cloud", and I really love it. Your voices complement each other so well. Your harmonies are wonderful. You are both excellent songwriters. My favorites are, 'Child of the Tyne', 'If Only', 'One Little Cloud', 'Look at the Moon' and 'Receipt for a Leech'." Elizabeth Reed 

"Got around to giving your new CD a proper listen. I would say it's your best to date. Just found myself humming your Coffee Kisses song. It could be a smash." Gary McIver

"Had a couple of listens to one little cloud now, really enjoying it. Quality lyrics , vocals and great dynamics with that cheeky northern humour. The smoothness and variety of song styles. The craftsmanship shines through, it’s a winner." Dominic Molloy 


"It's awesome!" Mandy Maxwell

What people say about us -

"DUAL HARMONIES, MELODIC GUITAR, SPINE TINGLING VOCALS - A MUST SEE - WE LOVED THEM SOON AS HEARD THEM. PROPER TALENTED PAIR. "

Juliette Hall, The Turf, Consett.

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“Renata and Trev: Sublime folky melodies and harmonies from a superb male/female duo! "
" Sublime vocal harmonies and melodies help deliver this awesome duo's great original songs and informed choice of covers... check out. "

Jonathan Tait, North Terrace bar, Newcastle.

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"Renata & Trev, what a great duo"

Terry Ferdinand, Bishop FM."

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“Renata and Trev - beautiful harmonies and well-rehearsed arrangements of some of the quirkiest songs I've heard, always a pleasure.”

Ron Brown, Brown Sounds.

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"Renata and Trev, two excellent musicians who do really good self-penned stuff, as well as international folk from Renata’s roots."

Kay D'eath, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Hartlepool.

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"Wonderful musicians and also lovely people. Well worth going out to see. 

Thank you so much for a really great set. I really like your music and delivery and everybody

there also enjoyed it." 

John Harris, The Stannington club, Heaton.

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"This very popular local duo will be performing songs from across the years. Don't miss this fantastic dynamic duo"

Kenneth Anthony Craig, The Bernicea music company.

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"The perfect blend of Folk influenced original material plus singalong popular covers by this even more so popular duo! "

Jon Tait, Bar at the Brandling, Jesmond.

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You've seen them at The Stanza, they're awesome; it's the fab Renata Connors and Trev Reed
"The brilliant Renata and Trev every month bringing their unique sounds to The Stanza which is always a treat."

Mandy Maxwell, poet.
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"I just had to say a big thank you to Renata & Trev for being such smashing guests on my show last night it was a pleasure."

Liz Franklin, radio Teesdale.

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"Some people missed a real treat yesterday.... a rich mix of Geordie & Prague - great sets from these guys! A must for next year's Fest!!"

John Avery (Organiser for Driffield folk festival 2014)

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"Had a cracking night at the old low lights watching Renata and Trev....very diverse range of songs....very enjoyable."

Jan Buglass, musician

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"Tender, yet cutting? Sweet, but funny? It has to be our very own harmonious twosome, Renata Connors & Trev Reed!"

 "........and music from the inestimable Renata & Trev!"

Harry Gallagher, poet/actor/musician

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"This month's Stanza was one of the best I've been to. Enjoyed Renata and Trev."

Steve Urwin, poet.

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"Catch Fabby Renata & Trev at ROOTS NORTH FESTIVAL - taking place this weekend..."

Jeanette Grainger, festival organiser.

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"A talented singer songwriter duo!"

Alnwick international music festival

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"Renata and Trev performed to their usual very high standards and it is always good to have them at our Club."

Eddie Gorman, The Monkey folk club.

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 ""Appearing for the first time at Goodmanham this year.... the fabulous Renata and Trev"

    TONY FLAVELL, ORGANISER OF THE GOODMANHAM ARMS FOLK FESTIVAL 

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