Westgarth Social Club – Sat Feb 27

Poster for westgarth gig

We will be hawking our second album “ONE OF US DID” (out now) on SATURDAY 27th FEB at the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough. We’ll be joined by Talk Symmetry and The Billingham Forehead.

Striking and contemporary, Talk Symmetry bring a unique twist to electronic music, meshing together synthetic sounds and live guitar melodies, woven with a heady vocal intricacy.

Billingham Forehead features Brian Stevenson, better known from his time in the band Junior Elvis. Currently a two-piece, they sing about love and death (and, formerly, soft drinks).

£2.50 on the door, 8pm start. DOWNSTAIRS ROOM



New CD! One Of Us Did …

Werbeniuk - One Of Us Did CD Cover

We are very happy to announce that our long-awaited second album, One Of Us Did, will be released on Friday 5 February 2016 by Watt Noiz and Smoggy Sounds Records. From scathing political anthems to biting social commentary, it certainly pulls no punches.

The album will be launched with two gigs on Saturday 6 February 2016.

First one is at Sound It Out Records, Stockton-on-Tees, @ 4pm.

We’ll then run up the High Street to The Sun Inn for 8pm – this time with special guests “Monkeys In Love” (Manchester) and “Ten Foot Tom And The Leprosy Crooks” (Whitby).

The CD will be available at these and other forthcoming gigs, from Sound It Out Records in Stockton. The digital version will be on-sale online from iTunes, Amazon, werbeniuk.bandcamp.com and other digital outlets.

Merry Christmas!

Ladies and Gentlemen. A little Christmas gift from Werbeniuk. Free download, but if you want to pass on a little seasonal cheer, feel free to pay what you want. All proceeds will go to to Parkinson’s UK. You can donate directly at https://www.justgiving.com/Diana-Mellor3 as well. See you in the New Year with exciting stuff. Merry Christmas!


Oxjam PosterOur next gig, in Darlington on Sunday October 25th. We’re due on about 5.15pm, at Seen/Inside-Out. We did this last year, and it’s a superb event.

Tickets are priced £8, and allow you to see loads of great bands and musicians in loads of venues all over the town, supporting Oxfam to fight poverty and suffering around the world. They are available from the Oxfam Darlington shop, or Voodoo Cafe, both on Skinnergate in Darlington – if you want to buy online, visit


There’s still a few special earlybird tickets on sale ONLINE for £6 so be quick and get in there before they’re snapped up!

More details on Oxjam Darlo’s Facebook Page, or on the Facebook Event Page.

Cheers! Andy


Apologies for not posting this sooner, but better late than never. We are hosting and playing a We Shall Overcome gig TOMORROW NIGHT (FRI 2nd OCTOBER) at The Sun Inn, Stockton-on-Tees.

Part of a national group of events to show solidarity with those being hit hardest by Government policy.

No entry charge, but PLEASE bring something or a couple of quid to donate to the Teesside Clothing Bank / Stockton Food Bank 🙂

WSO Poster


Saltburn Calling Poster

Some of the very best bands from the North East and North Yorkshire are coming to Saltburn. All non-profit, DIY and full of love. Begins about 2, we’ll be on about 5 or thereabouts.

Tickets £6 in advance from http://bit.ly/1BvgSo2 – also available at Saltburn House. £8 on the door. 10% of door/ticket money goes to Redcar Area Foodbank – the rest goes to the bands and costs.

999 Call For The NHS Event – Darlington Tue May 19th

Werbeniuk will be playing this event in Darlington on Tuesday 19th May. 7pm start, and tickets are £4. It’s a variety night raising funds for 999 Call for the NHS, the group who organised the original People’s March for the NHS from Jarrow to London last August.

There will be music and acts galore presented for your delight and delectation. Steven Carne, “Original DarloMum” is your compere extraordinaire, and as well as ourselves, entertainment will be provided by the Vintage Belles, singer-songwriter Andrew Yeadon, 300 Miler Holler Folk Superstar Icarus Williams, Strap-on Funk Maverick Organist Steve Cooke and sultry chanteuse Joanne Land.

Also, dancing hippos.

See you there! A x

Poster for 999 call event in Darlington

Next Gig – The Studio, Hartlepool, 2nd May


Hopefully this one won’t be hampered by clashing with football, although it is the last day of the season … Hartlepool are away at Carlisle, but it’s league survival at stake … Begins at 8pm, £4 to get in … Can’t go wrong 🙂 A x

HEAD OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT have been championed by BBC and independent radio, notably Tom Robinson at BBC6 Music, and Bob Fischer at the band’s local station, BBC Tees. This, along with some engaging live shows, have helped the band strike a chord with those who like their pop music a little deranged and a lot peculiar. Album number 3 (“our best by a country mile”) is currently being worked on, and is set for release later in 2015.

WERBENIUK. Four, er, seasoned Teessiders and a Skernesider trying to do something irreverent, catchy and different.

The band are a well-established part of the Teesside music scene. Their instrument-swapping and the general on-stage chaos has arguably made them the region’s premier Health & Safety risk, but certainly one of the best and most original live acts around.

MONKEYS IN LOVE are fans of beautiful Italian library music, doom metal, giant costumes, OHPs and canned cocktails. They are always punctual. Come see them play!

All details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073406699342424/