Turn the car around, and get yourself to the Boiler Shop to see the World's Strongest front Man.
Towards the end of the wonderful new album by Gaz Coombes, there is a lyric that perfectly sums up where the 46-year-old’s head is at. It’s halfway through beatific, soaring closer Dance On that Coombes softly croons, “There’s just some days you feel like going back, but the only way is straight ahead.” It’s a lyric that aptly frames Coombes’ approach to making music over the past decade, a road that has led to Turn The Car Around, his fourth record as a solo artist. It’s an album that both taps into the sonic palettes and lyrical themes of its predecessors “2012’s Here Comes The Bombs, 2015’s Mercury-nominated Matador and 2018’s World’s Strongest Man” at the same time as carving a new way forward for one of the UK’s most gifted and cherished singer-songwriters. “There’s a lot of subject matter in there that I’ve played with and maybe not managed to see through in the past. I’ve evolved and I feel like I’ve got better at what I do” he says.
Only one small bag per person is permitted, and it must not be bigger than A4 size (Height: 29.7cm / Width: 21cm / Depth: 15cm). Large bags - including backpacks - are not allowed, so please do make alternative arrangements.
There are no cloakroom facilities in operation. If you really have to bring a bag – and it’s preferable you don’t – please do make sure it's small.
This event is strictly 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. One adult can attend with a maximum of two Under 16s.
Tickets for our shows can be booked online through our Events page, or in person from Reflex Records in Newcastle. Please always use a primary ticket seller when purchasing tickets. Tickets from unofficial sellers may not be valid and you could be refused entry.
The Boiler Shop event space and bar area are located on the ground floor. Once inside the venue, there are no steps. The accessible toilet is located near the entrance, on
the ground floor on the left-hand side.
Booking Accessible Tickets
Boiler Shop has an accessible viewing platform with seats and wheelchair spaces. Spaces on our platform are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis. Please CONTACT THE VENUE to see if there's space in the accessible viewing area before booking. We will send you a private ticket link to purchase a ticket. You can find full details about accessibility at Boiler Shop on our Accessibility page.