spooker attic

Tom Joshua and Dressed Like Wolves
@Westgarth Social Club

First ever Spooker Attic Show. 12th March, Tom Joshua + Dressed Like Wolves 4 pounds in. A new space at the Westgarth Social Club unused since the 80’s. Come help us scare away all the old ghosts. (Max capacity: 25).

Tom Joshua

Reigning from a beclouded north east english town, Tom Joshua write folk songs at heart often wandering into the land of melancholic cello heavy soundscapes, lullabies and nursery rhyme trumpet fanfare. Currently supporting Cattle & Cane on a few dates of their UK Tour. An absoulte hidden gem. Expect to hear more about them this year.

Closed Doors –

Dressed Like Wolves

Dressed Like Wolves is Thornaby’s Rick Dobbing and his Spooker Recs friends making honest, frantic and heartfelt music about all the things and people that surround them.

Loose Tooth (Attic Session)

Richard J. Birkin + Old Muggins, Westgarth SC – March 24th

To celebrate the launch of his new album, Vigils, sound artist, live concert performer and creative technologist, Richard J Birkin brings his truely special music to our little attic in the first Spooker attic show.

Support comes from everybody’s favourite Rockabilly Synth Doo-Wop Light Entertainment trio, Old Muggins and lone Spooker Liam Sanders.


Grawl!x, Westgarth SC – Nov 7th

Grawl!x (pronounced “Grawl-ix”) are a band from the Derbyshire hinterlands, formed as the solo project of one James Michael Machin, formally of the shoegaze-y folks My Psychoanalyst. Ethereal dream pop, twinklings form a halo around James’ angelic voice. Less shoegaze more stargaze.
On Valentine’s Day of 2015, Graw!x released their first album ‘Good Grief’ on Time Travel Opps, available digitally & on vinyl. They then played a bunch of churches.
This February will see the release of their second album ‘Aye’.

Support comes from hometeam Spookers Dressed Like Wolves and General Sherman.

Fiver in.

Tickets here

Sullivan and Gold, Westgarth SC – Oct 3rd

Hailing from Northern Ireland, Sullivan and Gold have now settled in the North-East and headline the next Spooker show on Saturday 3rd of October at the Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough. Offering up their services as a soundtrack for anyone that finds themselves falling in or out of love. Audiences beware. They will charm you, break your heart and then make you laugh through the tears. Gorgeous album For Foes out now.

Support comes from Local spooker comrades Hold Music. They boast a fluid, almost jazz-like sound, where buzzing, post-rock guitars tumble around loose, brushed beats; providing the ideal soundscape for their whispered lullabies about early space exploration and Amelia Earheart.

Nocturnal Dictionary come straight out of Whitby providing second support with their Neo-Psychedelic Surf Jazz. Making serious waves and rightly so (pun very much intended, groan).