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Video stream showcases north east talent ahead of 2022 ambitions

A music event which brought together top musical talent from across the region is set to relive its summer success through a new video stream.

North East FUSE is set to unveil a free video stream of the event, which originally took place on the banks of the River Tyne in August this year at Salt Market Social.

The video production, filmed over two nights, will feature live performances as well as interviews with the amazing artists including L Devine, John Waugh (of the 1975) and members of the house band Fuse Nation.

The very first North East FUSE live music event took place at Salt Market Social back in August, and saw L Devine and John Waugh perform alongside members of Nobby Solano’s former salsa band The Geordie Latinos, combining classic pop tunes with jazz & Latin American rhythms.

Championing the region’s homegrown talent in the regeneration hotspot of North Shields Fish Quay, the event attracted over 350 music lovers from the North East. FUSE hopes to build on this success next year, with hopes for a 2022 event on a bigger scale.

Paul James, organiser of the event and director of Paul James Music, said, “I can’t thank this team enough; we invited the brightest stars in the North East audio, video and lighting design fields to join us on this production. Along with the artists and venue team, they worked together tirelessly and enthusiastically to support our project and deliver an amazing looking and sounding production.

“The strength of the talent involved, including North East acclaimed singer/songwriter L Devine, collaborating with progressive Cuban percussionists & Andean folk musicians, has produced a very high quality, innovative, fusion music project which isn’t to be missed.”

Barney Miller, owner and director of Salt Market Social said: “A lot of hard work went into this project and we were all so excited on the night when everything came together. We’d love to see and host more events like this in the region, the feedback has been excellent.”


To watch the video stream of the first ever Fuse North East event, go to