The Hartbeats are local lads. They were pioneers of pop in Hartlepool, heralding in beat culture and pushing out the partnered dancing days of the bigband era.
Theirs is a quite different take on this still massively popular space, yet the sense of magic is still there. John Hart plays his original 60s drum kit for me in his garden - looking out across the fields towards the industrial backdrop of Teesside
Part of my Queen's Rink Ballroom project.