THE Northern Echo's music website, Revolution, hosted a sellout gig and showcased some of the region's youngest talent.

Output, a young Darlington band with an explosive sound, greeted fans at The Forum Music Centre, Darlington, to kick off Thursday's event.

They are one of the youngest bands in the region and are made up of guitarists Chris Emmerson, 16, and Joe Newmarch, 16, with Tom Cox, 12, on drums.

They were followed by up-and-coming Tyneside band Greenspace, fronted by 22-year-old singer Hazel Wilde. The rest of the group is Paul Gregory, 28, Ed Smith, 26, and Ol Ketteringham, 27.

Greenspace describes their sound as atmospheric melodic rock, and they are being touted as one of the best North-East acts to emerge in the past year.

The gig finished with Syris, another four-piece band from Newcastle.

Like Greenspace, it was the first time they had performed in Darlington.

Syris are James Earl, 22, singer-guitarist, Graeme Robson, 22, guitar, Rob Ottaway, 24, guitar, and drummer Craig Jeavans, 22.

Gig presenter Cara Paterson, of TFM Radio, said: "The talent on that stage was unbelievable, especially from the Output lads."

The event was sponsored by clothing store Fourth Chamber, in Post House Wynd, Darlington.

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Published: 12/03/2005