The hotly tipped Tyneside musician and producer, Jango Flash is set to play his debut headline show this March in front of what is expected to be a major sell-out crowd.
Jango Flash and his five-piece band will bring their signature ‘kamikaze pop’ sound to Tyne Bank Brewery in Newcastle on Thursday 19th March.
This inaugural show will launch an ambitious new live music experience which the band will be curating over the coming 12 months. The show aims to fully immerse the audience and celebrate the “thriving arts scene the North East has to offer.”
Jango Flash is the nickname and alias of North Shields native, Jack Angus Golightly who began his musical career drumming with punk, psych-rock and indie bands across the region.
As well as live music from Jango Flash and two support acts – Sunderland DIY punk rockers White Legs and Newcastle singer-songwriter Heidi Curtis – food will be served by the celebrated chefs at ‘Kogarashi’, along with the band’s own session pale ale ‘Jango Unchained’. Exclusive stick and poke tattoos will be provided by 2CAN and Jango Flash’s merchandise and the evening’s branded themes are designed by local artist Josh Aitken. Meanwhile Ouseburne animator and artist George Stewart will be behind the stage’s visual art.
Commenting on the forthcoming event, Jack Golightly said: “Without giving too much away, we are aiming to deliver an immersive ‘start to finish’ experience, where the audience can jet their minds out for the night and forget whatever is going on in their lives.”
“I wanted to celebrate Newcastle’s rich arts scene by gathering the community in an excellent space. Everything on this night has been thoughtfully mapped out to deliver an exclusive experience.”
Having stepped away from the drums and to pursue a career in songwriting and producing, the 25-year-old launched Jango Flash in March of 2018. And after the tragic death of his late older brother Ryan McGee, his passing served as a major motivating force for his music.
Golightly commented: “I know that my drive and hunger for progress comes from losing my brother. After being faced with that, I lost any fear I once had about being out of my comfort zone as a frontman.”
“I remember my brother giving me a message in a bottle on my birthday in 2018, one year before he passed away. He told me to “open this in a year’s time”, so come April 2019 I expected to open up an entire biblical scrawl, but as I unfolded this fortune cookie size note, it just read – “Write a top 5 song in the next 3 years.”
“Something like that doesn’t leave you too easily, so I swore to myself would do everything in my power to make him proud.”
Inspired by artists as diverse as Iggy Pop & The Stooges, The Clash, Nine Inch Nails, Gorillaz and MGMT, Jango Flash has spent the past two years molding his own unique sound with the help of his band, which includes members of indie rock mainstays Little Comets, A Festival, A Parade, The Dawdler and Symphonic Pictures.
The show on the 19th March holds significance for a number of reasons. Golightly explained: “This is us fresh out of the box as a fully-fledged live band, it’s no longer just me sitting in my house producing music until 6am anymore.
“It’s also special to me personally because we are marking this occasion on my brother’s birthday, in memory of his life and in continuation of his love for throwing a great party.”
With the astronomical rise of Sam Fender in recent years, North Shields has earned its place on the map for rising musical talent.
Fender and Golightly have strong ties, both to their hometown and each other. Growing up only a street apart, the two young musicians were friends from a young age and still to this day make time to support each other and their music
Golightly said of his relationship with Fender: “I was the new kid on the block, and I remember Sam walking round the corner to welcome me onto his street wielding a blue lightsaber with his army of disciples.
“It turned out that both of our dads knew each other from back in their school days and ended up writing music together. Our families are very close, so me and Sam became best friends and naturally began playing music together.”
“We still give feedback on each other’s music because we dig each other’s stuff and believe in one another.”
With two music videos under his belt, a four track E.P titled “Money and Medication” set to drop in April and festival slots already booked in for the summer – including the region’s Hit the North Festival and Tipping Point Live – Jango Flash is set to break strong into the UK’s live circuit in 2020.
Tickets for Jango Flash’s debut show in Newcastle are available via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jango-flash-tyne-bank-brewery-tickets-88563974231