Brand new venue opens in Sunderland and Smoove & Turrell are one of the opening acts celebrating this special occasion.

Doors: 19:30, performance starts: 20:00
Approx timings: Voices Of Virtue: 20:00 – 20:30, Smoove & Turrell 21:00 – 22:30 (all timings are subject to change)
Location: The Auditorium, The Fire Station
Tickets: £17.60 – Standing and seated tickets available (use the drop-down on the next screen or click on the words General Admission Standing on the seat-map to access Standing tickets)
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Please note that ticket holders will be required to comply with the latest government Covid-19 guidance at the time of the event and will be informed prior to the event of any additional safety procedures that are in place.

Smoove & Turrell are joined by special guests Voices of Virtue, Kay Greyson and Origin Crew for a high energy fusion of soul, gospel and hip hop – the perfect mix to get you on your feet for party season.  

Smoove & Turrell 

The story of Smoove & Turrell began in post-millennium North East of England with a group of working-class lads and a shared passion for soul. Representing the highs and lows of life they combine socially conscious lyrics with irrepressible dancefloor euphoria. Smoove & Turrell returned in 2020 with “Stratos Bleu”, their 6th studio album which went to No.1 in the Official UK Dance Chart. Keyboard player Mike Porter’s collection of analogue synths came to the fore on the new album with a nod to the heady days of early 90’s clubbing which may be a surprise to some but in the context of this band as dancefloor favourites, it makes perfect sense. 

Voices of Virtue 

The North Easts powerhouse gospel choir, Voices of Virtue started out as a duo of close friends (Matti and Chichidubbed Chayil (meaning virtuous woman). As they gained popularity they expanded, growing quickly from a duo to a fullscale choir under the name Voices of VirtueFor this Fire Station opening season party, they kick off the show with an uplifting set of soul/gospel classics.  

Kay Greyson 

Newcastles rising star Kay Greyson fuses modern hip hop with the skill of the golden era. Inspired by 90s hip hop legends, she articulately delivers insight into difficult subject matter while remaining both optimistic and downright funky. 

Origin Crew 

Origin Crew are the North Easts hottest, jaw dropping, eye popping, no holds barred dance combo. 

With kind support from Northern Roots.

This event is part of The Fire Station opening season – Firestarters. Firestarters is commissioned by Sunderland Music Arts and Culture Trust and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.