Shipcote – A musician & band based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

We’re on facebook & update fairly regularly & also on Bandcamp

Well Hello everybody

A very warm & cheery welcome to our lovely new website. Look look look, It’s much more simple than our last one , and much the better for it. 

If you need anything, just use the contact page. The album page goes straight to bandcamp now, and we have a nice biography. We will update every show as soon as their booked & have more exclusive items here too .

Oooops, tell all your friends to come visit & thanks so much for caring

OUR NEXT SHOW IS SAT July 20th 2024 – headline at Alston live (St Augustines Church, Alston) 1pm (full band)

In the early autumn Shipcote (solo) will be going on the Jumpin Hot Club revue tour (see below).

Ticket links – our Gigs page

We have a new EP with the wonderful Aurora Strings quartet

Here’s the promo video

The EP is up & on – sale now on Bandcamp

We also have a great review of our album launch Shipcote with Strings live

Our covers album is still only one year old and available – “Local Favourites”

It mainly features just Shippy, Cath & old Shipcote Friend & special guest Malcolm McMaster on steel.

Thats the album front cover below, outside an old shop in Austin Texas- photo George Brainard.


I have a brand new book out about my other musical capers .. as one half of the legendary Jumpin Hot Club

Its available from this link “Jumpin Hot Club Book

Its a heartfelt account by Graham of Jumpin’ Hot Club’s 38 years of live music & all its history.

“Excellent read & beautifully illustrated” – Chep & Barbara

“Absolutely fantastic, it triggered so many memories” – Chet

“Got stuck into it last night, Graham – what a great read and WHAT a GREAT contribution you have made. I am proud to know you and I salute you” – Loudon Temple (Brookfield Knights)

“Really interesting & good” – Charlie Banks

“What a fine book, it really is a great read” – Ian Wilkinson

“Its a great read ” – Smoove

“A warm hug of a book” – Mike Ollier

Other newish albums below……

Local Stars - Shipcote & Friends, 2021

Shipcote – Local Stars review’s – “Songs That Will Take You on a Lovely Summer’s Evening Trip Somewhere Wonderful

“The laid back presentation of the songs on this album creates a lovely cosy atmosphere. Some beautiful songs that show Graham Shipcote’s wonderful talent 100%. ” 

Freddy Celis, Rootstime /Belgium, July 2021

“Rather lovely and thought provoking tales from the mind of the King of Geordicana. For the uninitiated Shipcote treads a lovely path between Old-Timey Country Music, & gentle singer-songwriter fare.

Alan Harrison, Rocking Magpie, June 2021