Unthanks

Geordie girls, Mackem lads (and lasses). When the Unthanks and Sunderland came to town

Rachel and Becky Unthank are Geordies, loyal to Newcastle but with family ties to Middlesbrough. Salut! Live is edited by me, a Sunderland supporter, and by happy coincidence most contributors share my allegiance so were chuffed to bits by events... Read more →


Cover Story: (69) Bay of Fundy by the Unthanks, its composer Gordon Bok or Someone Else

CLICK ANYWHERE ON THIS PARAGRAPH TO EXPLORE THE FULL COVER STORY SERIES - COMPARING DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE SAME SONGS AND SOMETIMES TUNES Among the certainties of human existence, death and tax rank fairly high. So, a cynic might say,... Read more →


The Trimdon Grange Disaster: the deadly cost of coalmining and a fitting musical testament

CLICK ANYWHERE ON THIS PARAGRAPH TO EXPLORE THE FULL COVER STORY SERIES - COMPARING DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE SAME SONGS AND SOMETIMES TUNES My Sunderland AFC losing 6-0 today will be labelled a disaster. It is nothing of the sort.... Read more →


Cover Story: (64) Here's the Tender Coming. Mighty Doonans, Unthanks, Dave Burland or Frankie Armstrong

I have said often enough that the Cover Story series is not intended primarily as a competition but aims to alert readers to different treatments of the same songs and instrumentals. Inevitably, however, whether an item is written by me... Read more →


Rachel Unthank: the big interview (3)

Continuing the Big Interview with Rachel Unthank. Part 2 saw her hitting back gently at the attackers This was meant to be the concluding section of Rachel Unthank's interview with Salut! Live. In it, we hear more about Belinda O'Hooley's... Read more →