in ,

THE WAR AND TREATY: Bluesfest sideshow heads to Newcastle

If you were lucky enough to be at Bluesfest 2019, you were talking about The War And Treaty. The Husband-and-wife duo of Michael and Tanya Trotter are back for the 2020 festival and, the good news is, they’re bringing their sideshow to Newcastle!

And while many in the crowd at Bluesfest drew the comparison to Ike and Tina Turner, The War And Treaty ooze empowerment and a love of their partnership which was often lost between Ike and Tina. This empowerment and love for each other’s musical talent can be heard on their album, Healing Tide, released in 2018.

Those lucky enough to grab a ticket to their show at Lizotte’s in Newcastle on 8 April 2020 should brace themselves for a night of tears, goosebumps, beaming smiles. The War And Treaty is truly an act you’ll be telling your friends about for years to come.

Michael Trotter and Saddam Hussein’s abandoned piano

Michael Trotter was sent to fight in the Iraq war in 2003. But he wasn’t a fighter, he was a lover of music. A love that he nurtured with an abandoned piano encamped in a Saddam Hussein palace. On his return from the war, Michael pursued a career in music which led him to meet Tanya. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Tanya Trotter’s Sister Act with Lauryn Hill

Back in 1993, Tanya landed a role in ‘Sister Act 2’ that saw her sing a duet with Lauryn Hill. Her background in musical theatre is evident on stage in The War And Treaty where she delivers a magnetic performance with a vocal that will literally make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Newcastle Tickets

8 April 2020
Lizotte’s, Newcastle

Written by Newcastle Live

If it’s on in Newcastle, it’s on Newcastle Live

With this simple philosophy and a passion for local entertainment, Newcastle Live was born.

Newcastle Live is the Hunter’s premier online entertainment and lifestyle guide, a place devoted to all the great things happening in the region.

We’re your one-stop destination to find out what’s happening this weekend and keep up to date with the latest local entertainment and lifestyle news, reviews, features, and giveaways.

Newcastle Live boasts one of the Hunter’s most comprehensive gig and events guide updated every week, where you can easily submit your own event or register your venue.

Sign up to our free eNewsletter to receive the very best of Newcastle Live straight to your inbox every week!