This week’s preview gets a solid base to build on, a Stone Foundation in fact.
The firmly-grounded Midlands seven-piece soul, R ‘n’ B outfit of that name make their regional debut on Friday when they play a show in Cluny 2.
Brought to Tyneside by the Boss Sounds and 100% Proof promotion partnership, the soul septet have been touring buddies of Two-Tone recording acts, the Selecter and the Specials, in recent years.
The band has the classic Hammond and horns line-up and come to the Ouseburn venue directly after picking-up a trophy at the 2015 Galaxy Music Awards in London.
Tonight’s show is certain to include material from the band’s latest studio efforts – The Three Shades of Stone Foundation – which is due for release in the summer.
Stone Foundation, previously touted as the best unsigned band in the country, have also backed the Northern Soul singer, Nolan Porter, whose song If I Could Only Be Sure was covered by Paul Weller.