Category Archives: Newcastle

They’re Back! Scott Russo & Phil Jamieson Team Up For Christmas Shows

Phil Jamieson

They joined forces earlier this year for two SOLD OUT shows in Sydney and Melbourne, and now the rest of Australia will get the chance to experience Phil Jamieson and Scott Russo’s live show.
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Live Review | Radio Birdman @ The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – October 31, 2014

Review and photos by: David Jackson
Radio Birdman @ Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Last Saturday night in Newcastle one could be confused and think they had ventured into a time machine. Travelling back to the year of 1974 when founding Radio Birdman members Rob Younger, Deniz Tek, and Pip Hoyle with Jim Dickson were taking the stage for the first time in a sweaty pub in Sydney, armed with an array of attitude and a brand of unique music about three years ahead of its time. This type of music surely had no place in the Australian pub scene? The hell it doesn’t. This is every bit a part of music history as any other Aussie pub icon band in the last 40 years.
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AS PARADISE FALLS + ENFIELD announce NSW Tour Dates 2014

as paradise fallsRad Records has announced that metalcore outfit As Paradise Falls are set to bring their distinctive blend of pure brute and high energy performance to the ravishing land we call New South Wales. Joining them on these dates will be Gold Coast’s very own Enfield, supported by an array of Aussie locals such as Save The Clock Tower, Awaken I Am, Arteries, The City At Night, To The Grave and many more.

Hailing from the sunny suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, this act is one you definitely do not want to miss. As Paradise Falls played their first gig in 2010 and since, have been working hard to rise above the local music scene masses. They are a band that has earned every opportunity through sheer dedication and perseverance. Combining their love of mainstay hardcore and metal bands such as August Burns Red, I Killed The Prom Queen, Whitechapel and more. As Paradise Falls are proving to be a favourite within the local music scene.
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ANVIL Australian Tour – November 2014 – Supports Announced

AnvilHammerin’ the Anvil… its time for some metal on metal so turn it up for the one true hope in hell as ANVIL make their much awaited return to Australia from the 6th of November in Perth… and after a bunch of interviews over the past weeks Lips and the lads are super excited to be coming back.
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Live Review + Photos | Thirsty Merc @ Wests, New lambton – October 22, 2014

Review and photos by: David Jackson
Thirsty Merc @ Wests, New lambton
Give me twenty good reasons, well to be honest after last night I could give you four hundred. That was the size of the crowd that ventured out on a Wednesday night and witnessed this unique three piece last night on stage in Newcastle.
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DREAM ON DREAMER ”….And The Light Pulled Me Back” Tour | October-December 2014

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Dream On Dreamer (DOD) are pleased to announce the …And The Light Pulled Me Back Tour. After dropping the new single “Darkness Brought Me Here” to the delight of their fans, the band are pleased to follow up the huge demand with a run of 18+ and All Ages shows along the East Coast.

2014 has been a turbulent year for the band with drummer Aaron Fiocca fighting cancer and a member change with the addition of Chris Shaw (ex House Vs Hurricane) on bass. This would be too much to handle for most bands but DOD are stronger than ever and are currently busy writing their third album scheduled for release in 2015. Aaron is now fighting fit and smashing the drums with huge beats and as a whole the band are really excited for the future. DOD can’t wait to test some new material live, plus also play all the fan favorites.
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Don Walker Announces ‘Live at the Caravan’ with the warm neighbourly sound of The Suave Fucks‏

Don Walker

Don Walker releases a brand new live album, recorded at Melbourne’s Caravan Club, featuring songs from the acclaimed album ‘Hully Gully’ and the vast Don Walker catalogue.

Walker has few peers, if any, in illuminating the darker underbelly of the Australian psyche, whether he’s performing with Cold Chisel, Tex, Don and Charlie or solo. Angry women, luck-chasers, heartbroken prodigals who don’t smell good and anyone who just wants to throw the afternoon away on a game of pool – they’re all still there recorded live.
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Photos + Live Review | The Chantoozies @ Wests New Lambton – October 19, 2014

Words and photos by David Jackson

The Chantoozies consisting of Ally Fowler, Eve Von Bibra, Angelica Arnott and Tottie Goldsmith are back.

Taking to the stage and opening with their hit “Love The One You’re With” the girls were energetic and truly having fun. Backed by a 4 piece band their sound was full and their vocals flawless.

The set included a number of covers, most notably the girls version of The Church’s “Under the Milky Way” and a new version of the 70’s Promises classic “Baby It’s You”.
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JOHN LEGEND ‘The All of Me Tour’ December 2014 with special guest Dami Im

John Legend
The supremely talented, #1 charting neo-soul singer JOHN LEGEND is set to thrill his Australian fans this December.

Legend today announced a national headline tour in support of his fourth highly acclaimed album, Love in the Future, featuring six-times platinum ARIA #1 single All of Me.

An Evening with John Legend – teaming the multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter with his super talented band plus a guest string section – promises an intimate show not to be missed, featuring Legend’s intoxicating vocals and incredible musicianship.
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Live Review | Hot Chocolate at Wests New Lambton – October 15, 2014

Review and photos by David Jackson

Hot Chocolate @ Wests New Lambton

Sipping hot chocolate on a cold night is anyone’s idea of pleasure, watching one of the most successful bands of the 70’s play live is perhaps double this.

With a career spanning some 44 years and a huge catalogue of hits, Hot Chocolate entered the stage. Lead by relatively new singer Kennie Simon (Simon joined as lead vocals in 2010) and followed by original members Patrick Olive (Bass), Harvey Hinsley (guitarist) and Tony Connor (drummer), they opened the set with “Everyone’s a Winner”.
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