FRESH THURSDAY // Noya Rao + Lyras

Live Music
Thu 18th November 2021 7pm - 11pm £7 - £10

Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

FRESH THURSDAY is a regular event showcasing exciting new music alongside lots of candles, board games and a homecooked slap up dinner.

If you have a nut allergy or are coeliac please choose the ticketing option that states the correct dietary requirement. Please note booking well in advance for this event is really helpful for us to know how many people we’re catering for!

Noya Rao…

Synth-drenched futuristic soul”

Leeds-based electronic soul quartet Noya Rao are bring their synth-soaked tunes and soul-filled vocals to Cobalt Studios! Since the release of their LP Icaros in 2017, with Gondwana Records the band have been celebrated on the alternative UK Jazz scene and have seen support from the likes of BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio 1 and Worldwide FM. The band represented UK Jazz at SXSW 2021 and have recently been awarded the PPL Momentum Fund. With their latest self-released EP Stay in 2020, Noya Rao are poised to be hailed as the scene’s latest torchbearers.

You can expect an intoxicating mix of jazz, hip hop, and electronica.

FFO: Flying Lotus, Tokimonsta, and Teebs to acts such as Little Dragon, James Blake, and Yussef Kamaal.


Dreamy vocal harmonies with a sophisticated sonic backdrop

Support comes from Newcastle based LYRAS who’s sound is grounded in soul, jazz and contemporary R&B. A home show for the Newcastle based musicians following a string of live summer gigs…

FFO: Hiatus Kaiyote, Corrine Bailey Rae and Moonchild