Independent proudly presents Circuit, Sunderland's freshest gig night introducing the best new bands with talents from across the UK and the world alongside some of the most exciting acts from the North East region.
ft. The Dream Machine + James Leonard Hewitson
THE DREAM MACHINE take their name from ‘Dream Machine’, an invention that recreates hallucinations similar to psychedelics without taking substances, with their music being portrayed as enigmatic, mysterious and very psychedelic. Formed in 2021, the band have already gained widespread support including Steve Lamacq, Radcliffe & Maconie and Chris Hawkins on BBC Radio 6 Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London, Dave Monks on BBC Introducing in Merseyside as well as repeat plays across Amazing Radio. THE DREAM MACHINE eschews a playful take on 60s and the current wave of psychedelic acts.
James Leonard Hewitson is a musician from Hartlepool who plays quirky, melodic guitar pop along with his band. He is influenced by Jonathan Richman, Pavement, Sparks, Adam Green and more. He has had music on Radio 6, Sports Channels, Made in Chelsea and Tattoo Fixers; and has played events like End of The Road Festival and Waves.