InsidePromotions began back in 2015 when we were hosting small scale music events across the Teesside area - as Inside Teesside. Owned by David Clark, the company has always focussed on growing local talent alongside hosting big name talent from across the globe.
In 2019, InsidePromotions began to book local drag queens on the back of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK Season 1 - we were especially excited to be bringing huge talent to local towns across the north! We also managed to secure Alexandra Burke with support from fantastic local talent.
Our first drag shows, in January 2020, featured Bagachipz in Hartlepool & South Shields, followed by The Vivienne & Bagachipz performing a sell out show in Hartlepool in February. The Vivienne also performed at our own bar, Can Can Bar, the following day alongside drag race legend Cheryl Hole!
On March 20th 2020, our industry was ground to a halt due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic - all of our bookings were indefinitely postponed including drag queens, musicians and performers from across the globe.
However, we’re thrilled to begin re-opening our diaries and booking shows once again. In March 2021, InsidePromotions merged with PHWOAR of Scotland to create the InsidePromotions group wholly owned and operated by David Clark and Phil Walker - two Teesside brothers! Using four local venues across the north east and Scotland, we aim to continue growing and supporting grassroots talent alongside internationally recognised names.