Category Archives: Peter Coates

Album Review : Matty T Wall – Transpacific Blues Vol.1

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

The more artists I discover for the first time, the more ignorant I think I must be about the music scene!

A CD that dropped into the letter box this week is the new release from Perth bluesman Matty T Wall, which is a collection of some absolute blues classics from some of the all-time greats, performed by Matty and his band, and features a few guest guitarists – with the concept inspired by the Gary Moore release of Still Got The Blues back in 1990.

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Live Review: Country to Country (C2C) at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 28 September 2019

Review and Photos: Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Kelsea Ballerini – Country to Country (C2C) at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 28 September 2019 Photographer: Peter Coates
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Photo Gallery : Country to Country (C2C) at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 28 September 2019

Photographer: Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Midland – Country to Country (C2C) at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 28 September 2019 Photographer: Peter Coates
Midland – Country to Country (C2C) at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 28 September 2019 Photographer: Peter Coates
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Album Review : LEEROY STAGGER – STRANGE PATH

Review by Pete Coates – facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Canadian artist Leeroy Stagger’s name might not ring too many bells with Australian music lovers, but hopefully that situation is about to change with the release of his latest album, Strange Path – released on Sept 13th through True North Records / MGM. Despite the lack of familiarity, Leeroy has so far released 11 albums, 2 EPs and has 17 years as a singer-songwriter under his belt which has seen him develop a reputation as a masterful lyricist and exciting performer, garnering a strong following in his homeland, while also making inroads into both the UK and US in recent years.

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Photo Gallery : Greta Van Fleet at Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane – 3rd September 2019

Photographer: Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Greta Van Fleet At Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane – 3rd September 2019 Photographer: Peter Coates
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Album Review : Kris Barras Band – Light It Up

Review by Pete Coates – facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

KRIS BARRAS BAND  – LIGHT IT UP
Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group – Release Date Sept 13th 

The rise of the Kris Barras Band continues with the announcement of their brand new album Light It Up, which is to be released on the 13th of September via Provogue, a month before their biggest UK headline tour to date.

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Album Review : Jack J Hutchinson – Who Feeds The Wolf?

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

From the opening riff of Justified you get the feeling that what is about to burst through the speakers could be something special. When the Hammond organ and the vocals kick in, the tingles start to run up your spine, and then the middle-eight break hits you like a sledgehammer before the first of many ripping solos puts the icing on the cake. There is so much depth and complexity in the backing vocal harmonies and the underlying melodies that the listener is pulled in deep, and is immersed in the layers.

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Live Review : Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019 Photographer: Peter Coates

The return visit to Australia from this dynamic pair of West Virginian country-rock guitarists stemmed from their eye-opening appearance at CMC Rocks 2018, when the big festival crowds were blown away by the songs, the delivery, and the infectious stage-presence of Donnie and Chris, and their talented band members.

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Photo Gallery : Davisson Brothers Band + Casey Barnes at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019

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Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

Davisson Brothers Band at The Factory Theatre, Sydney – 25th July 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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Album Review : KIRK FLETCHER – HOLD ON

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

KIRK FLETCHER – HOLD ON

Another new name to me from the big wide world of the blues, and another cracking example of the quality of blues guitarists out there today – with a handful of solo albums behind him, as well as three years in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kirk Fletcher has one of the more soulful voices, twinned with a guitar style that brings to mind the likes of Carlos Santana, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Gary Clarke Jr and Eric Gales to name just a few!
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Photo Gallery : AVANTASIA ‘Moonglow’ World Tour 2019 – Sydney and Melbourne shows

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AVANTASIA at THE METRO, Sydney – 12 May 2019
Photographer : Peter Coates

AVANTASIA ‘Moonglow’ Tour 2019 – Sydney and Melbourne shows
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THE METRO, Sydney – Sunday 12th May
THE FORUM, Melbourne – Tuesday 14th May

OVERDRIVE TOURING / OCTANE ENTERTAINMENT / RIOT ACT
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Photo Gallery : Eluveitie at The Gov, Adelaide – 15 May 2019

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Eluveitie at The Gov, Adelaide – 15 May 2019
Photographer : Peter Coates

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Live Review : The Road Hammers + Saltbushsix at Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich – 2 May 2019

Review and photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

The Road Hammers at Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich – 2 May 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

It is not that often that we get the chance to see a cult Canadian country-rock band in Australia, so when they arrange a couple of random sideshows after their Winton Way Out West appearance, it seemed sensible to get to see one of them at least – The Road Hammers were over here a few years ago for CMC Rocks and left a pretty hot reputation behind.

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Live Review : Brett Eldredge & Jon Pardi + Brad Cox at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 29 April 2019

Review and photos by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

Brett Eldredge at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 29 April 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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Brad Cox, fresh from the Snowy Mountains of NSW was a late addition to this bill, and turned up with two of his band to give the crowd a taste of his recent album release from a three piece guitar / mandolin ensemble. Brad is a big man with a huge voice, much in mould of Luke Combs, but with the Australian twist of humour and country that will set him apart. We got a handful of songs from the album, including Too Drunk to Drive and Somewhere Like Cheyenne, and I am certainly looking forward to catch him again with the full band before long.
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Photo Gallery : Brett Eldredge & Jon Pardi at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 29 April 2019

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Brett Eldredge at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – 29 April 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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