What IS Polestar Live Sessions?

Polestar Live Sessions are a showcase of the hottest grassroots’ North East music, live streamed from Polestar Studios.

We’ve got 8 live streamed gigs across 4 months, live streamed to you, wherever you may be, via Polestar Studios Facebook.

Starting 1st July at 7.30pm, we will be bringing you top North East music talent across a specially curated digital programme. We will also be sharing lots of digital content on social media featuring our Polestar Live Session musicians, so you can properly get to know them and fall in love with them like we do.

All our streams and content will be free, but you can donate. Musicians (of course!) are being paid for their contribution to Polestar Live Sessions, but we are keen that any donations we receive, also go directly to the artists, to support them after such a challenging year in the music industry. And, as Polestar Live Sessions are coming to you, direct from our studios, it will be an opportunity to get to know us better, showcase our refurbished recording studio and see what we do best; supporting the North East music scene to make great music. If you love & support North East grassroots music, you’re going to love what’s in store across Polestar Live Sessions.

Series 1

PLS#1: Kay Greyson

1st July 2021 – 7.30pm

Bajan-Geordie rapper and performer, Kay Greyson delivers a lush energy filled live performance full of her original style and flair.

PLS#2: Lizzie Esau

15th July 2021 – 7.30pm

North East Alt Pop singer-song writer Lizzie Esau and her band serve an alt-pop, textured basslines set full of beautifully honest lyrics.

PLS#3: Bigfatbig

29th July 2021 – 7.30pm

North East powerhouse trio bigfatbig, will pack a punch with this unapologetically fun, fierce and ferocious live stream.

PLS#4: Badmind

12th august 2021 – 7.30pm

R&B Pop duo Badmind are set to serve a lo-fi pop fuelled set infused with a whole lotta soul.

PLS#5: Beth macari

4th November 2021 – 7.30pm

Sassy and soulful singer & songwriter Beth Macari, takes to the digital stage, to deliver an old school soul mixed with a little modern R&B with a side of 90’s girl power.

PLS#6: Albert Smith

9th September 2021 – 7.30pm

Albert Smith joins us for their first gig of 2021 for a set that gently lurches between acoustic chamber pop, to jazzy americana, to energetic alternative/indie and then right back again.

PLS#7: John Dole

23rd September 2021 – 7.30pm

A live streamed set juxtaposing off-kilter beats, smooth instrumentals and funky synths from this experimental electronic and hip-hop artist – John Dole.


7th October 2021 – 7.30pm

Gloriously confident, Martha Hill weaves their unique take on pop melodies over a backdrop of guitars, cellos and synths, thriving in reinvention and fusion.