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Fri, 10 Nov



PinDrops 13th Birthday presenting TORIA WOOFF + Andy Oliver + Drew Flanagan

Join us for a candle-lit celebration at @pindropevents' 13th Birthday! Enjoy acoustic music with Toria Wooff's folk-rock, Andy Oliver's LP journey, and Drew Flanagan's soulful folk.

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PinDrops 13th Birthday presenting TORIA WOOFF + Andy Oliver + Drew Flanagan
PinDrops 13th Birthday presenting TORIA WOOFF + Andy Oliver + Drew Flanagan

Time & Location

10 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 11 Nov 2023, 23:00

Hartlepool, Tower St, Hartlepool TS24 7HQ, UK

About The Event

As we continue to celebrate our 13th Birthday, with a series of events at the beginning of November, culminating in an intimate candle lit event presenting;


Awash in a haze of burnt orange and golden browns, Toria Wooff’s world is a colourful palette of opposing plains. A painter, poet, songwriter and storyteller, her songs are steeped in gothic romanticism, pagan and Germanic tradition, enchanted by an alchemy of ‘70s sound and vision where she magically blends the raw power of Led Zeppelin with Alice Cooper’s raven hues to forge her own spellbinding folk-rock concoction.

In an age when punk politics’ grey skies can overwhelm, Toria Wooff’s own darkness offers unexpected solace and leaves an equally poignant mark. Fuelled by the thunder of individual spirit and a beating wild heart, her debut EP Badlands shone a light through sorrow’s cracks whilst extending a withered autumnal branch between stormy skies and solstice aligning her with Mother Nature’s tour de force. “I’m proud to be a young woman who sings and writes songs, and don’t apologise for being drawn to the gloomier things in life,” she says.

With the sonic rabbit hole well and truly open, Toria encountered Joan Baez, Crosby Stills and Nash, Pink Floyd, and Townes Van Zandt. Her roots entwined to the windswept valleys of Lancashire, the rural setting provided a fitting backdrop to the music as she began to sense a connection with the Celtic and Gaelic folklore of her mother’s Scottish heritage. Making past times strangely present with pagan-like spirituality, Toria’s melancholic bite lies between the pages of gothic literature and historical texts.

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Delighted to have Hartlepool exciled ANDY OLIVER playing his very first PinDrop event with us. Andy, a talented artist born in Hartlepool, England. His artistic path has led him from London to Normandy, Carcassonne, and finally to the idyllic shores of Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. Andy's journey began in Newcastle's theater scene, where he graced stages for prestigious companies and made memorable TV appearances. However, the turning point in his life was meeting Janet Bamford during a national tour of "Wild Girl Wild Boy," which ignited a remarkable creative partnership.

In 2009, Andy confronted his alcohol dependency and rediscovered his passion for music. His debut single, "Last Dance," reached the top 20 on iTunes, sparking his confidence to create more music. His subsequent music career saw multiple songs in the top 30 charts across the UK, France, and the US, earning him awards in the United States for his song "Why God Why?" Andy also ventured into film scoring and documentary composition. Today, with his band "Andy, The Sinner and The Saint," featuring Janet Bamford and Tobin Craig, Andy continues to share his captivating music with the world, promising an experience infused with passion, resilience, and boundless creativity. Don't miss this extraordinary artistic voyage.



Introducing DREW FLANAGAN ~ soldier/singersongwriter whose homecoming performance at this year's Deep North Presents festival left us truly inspired. We are thrilled to have him open our show. DREW's music is a heartfelt journey filled with self-written songs that delve into the realms of folk, exploring themes of love, hope, and social commentary, with new music on the cusp of release. For fans of Frank Turner and Beans on Toast, you won't want to miss his performance

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