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Live Review : Zac Brown Band at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – April 1, 2015

Review by David Jackson – sbj.rocks

Zac Brown Band at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - Australia

Zac Brown put his “Toes in the water” in Sydney on Wednesday night at the Hordern Pavilion Sydney April 1st 2015.

Wednesday night, April fool’s day for some, serious business for others. Sydney was longing to be reacquainted with Zac Brown and his band. Touring Australia for the second time in two years, how the fan base has grown from 2013 when he was last here. With a swag of awards, music sales exceeding 7 million and a “greatest hits” album under their belt, the Hordern was about to have its roof raised off.
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Live Review : Jurassic 5 at Newcastle Panthers – March 26, 2015

Review by David Jackson
Jurassic 5 at Newcastle Panthers
To say they were having the time of their lives in Newcastle on Thursday night is an understatement.

The founding six of Jurassic 5 hit the stage with power and precision playing a powerful ninety minute set to a packed and appreciative house. Founding MC’s Akil, Zaakir and Marc 7, moved synergistically with the deep voice of Chali 2na to give the Newcastle fans a real treat. DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist showed the crowd a new concept of becoming portable from behind the confines of their turntables. The portable turntable/drum machine and the extended DJ scratch break ensured fans kept with the rhythm as the four DJ’s briefly left the stage.
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Live Review : NELLY + B.O.B at Newcastle Panthers – January 9, 2015

Review by David Jackson
NELLY at Newcastle Panthers - January 9, 2015

Nelly in the house at Newcastle Panthers 9th January 2014

Newcastle enjoyed music royalty in the house on Friday night. St Louis rapper Nelly came to town and brought class to the Panthers stage. Nelly was in in fine company with Lupe Fiasco performing next to him as brothers in arms as they both took on the massive Novocastrian crowd.
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Live Review – Phil Jamieson & Scott Russo at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – December 21, 2014

Review by David Jackson
Phil Jamieson & Scott Russo at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
What do you get when you combine one of Australia’s best front men in the past 15 years and a former lead singer of a well-known international punk/rock band? Well on Sunday night the smell of sweat from long time music fans was obvious in the air as this question was answered. Phil Jamieson lead singer of Australian band Grinspoon and Scott Russo the Unwritten Law front man brought their acoustic Christmas extravaganza to the Novocastrians. Jamieson and Russo were first introduced to each other’s talent on the 1999 Warped Tour. They have remained close mates since.
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Live Review – The Screaming Jets at Wyong Leagues Club – December 12, 2014

The Screaming Jets at Wyong Leagues Club
Loud, aggressive and proud from the time they hit the Wyong stage on Friday night. If you didn’t know The Screaming Jets were in town, get your hearing checked. The band consisting of originals Dave Gleeson and Paul Woseen who were joined by long-time members Jimi Hocking, Mickl Sayers and Scott Kingman, took to the stage blasting out four songs including the opener “Dream on” before lead singer Dave Gleeson drew breath. “It’s been 25 f#%king years, who would have believed we would make it”. The set turned into a best off collection including originals and covers. “C’mon” followed by the Woseen penned “helping hand” lead nicely into the Barry McGuire classic “Eve of destruction” (written by P.F. Sloan). Throughout the night each band member highlighted their craft, added to by Gleeson also picking up the acoustic guitar.
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