Category Archives: Live Review

Live Review: Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Felipe Baldomir, and Steph Strings at Drifter’s Wharf, Gosford – 27 Jan 2023

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

Good Vibes Tribe at Drifter’s Wharf, Gosford.  27th Jan 2023

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The extraordinarily talented Steph Strings from San Remo, VIC opened the show on a steamy summer evening on the water in Gosford, and was the surprise package of the night.  A really fresh guitar, harmonica and percussion soloist, showing off some flamenco style and really delicate playing that was mostly instrumental because of “my terrible voice”! That turned out wrong too as Steph showed a clear and pure tone with some ethereal vocals that combined really well with the guitar.

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Live Review + Photos : One Electric Day at Victor Harbour – 5 November 2022

Reviewer Natasha Wyborn
Photos by David Jackson – shotz by jackson

One Electric Day 
Kent Reserve Victor Harbour South Australia
Saturday, November 5, 2022

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Live Review : KINGS OF LEON at Mildura Sporting Precinct – 29 October 2022

Reviewer Natasha Wyborn 

Kings of Leon Set The Town of Mildura on Fire 
29th October 2022
Mildura Sporting Complex, Victoria Australia

Mildura, located in rural Victoria, was the venue for Kings of Leon’s opening show on their long-awaited 2022 Australian tour. Over 10,000 people filled the newly opened complex to hear the band, natives from Tennessee. Comprising of brothers Caleb, Jared, Nathan Followill, and their cousin Matthew Followill. The band played a 25-song set that featured songs from their impressive 20-year career and eight-album catalogue. 

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Live Review : Brad Paisley + Morgan Evans + MacKenzie Porter at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 05 Oct 2022

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

BRAD PAISLEY / MORGAN EVANS / MACKENZIE PORTER
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 05/10/22
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Live Review + Photos: Morgan Evans at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle – 30 September 2022

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

Announced at 2 days notice, and sold out within 5 minutes, local boy Morgan Evans took a couple of days out of the current hectic CMC Rocks and Brad Paisley tour to head home for a one-off show at the Mayfield pub and live music venue the Stag & Hunter Hotel.  Initially planned to be just Morgan doing a solo set, landlord Mick was a bit surprised when a truck turned up with drums, amps and keyboards, and then the whole band rocked up to check out the venue having been onstage at Rod Laver arena 18 hours earlier, and at the airport at 4am to make it happen!  “We’ll make it work” was the phrase when they realised the stage was smaller than their normal drum riser!

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Live Review + Photos : Casey Barnes at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 6th May 2022

by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

CASEY BARNES / JOSH SETTERFIELD
The Cambridge Hotel – Newcastle, NSW
6th May 2022

Casey Barnes

The Cambridge Hotel is a legendary rock’n’roll pub on the outskirts of Newcastle, black painted walls, sticky carpet, signed drum-heads on the walls from some of Australia’s best-known bands, and was once a regular touring stop for international bands when they used to play shows in more than just Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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Live Review : Big Country Festival – 7th May 2022

Review by Natasha Rachow

Big Country Festival  – 7th May 2022
Berry Showground, NSW

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I must be honest; this is one event I have been looking forward to for a long time. This festival has been on fans’ lips for over eighteen months. A sell-out confirmed this day would be enormous, and I was excited to be a part of it.

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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2022 – Day 5

By Wanda Hill

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Take three and the 33rd annual Bluesfest actually happened, much to the relief and joy of the entire Bluesfest community. Five days of celebrating some of the world’s finest musicians amongst old and new friends came to an end on Monday night. The festival grounds will be glad to see us gone, the trodden grass can regrow and the wildlife can get some much needed sleep.   

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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2022 – Day 4

By Wanda Hill

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Crowded House lived up to their name at the Crossroads as they could have filled two big tops with the amount of people trying to get close to the action. Parking sold out early for what was this year’s biggest day at Bluesfest. Pretty much the entire festival patronage gathered to see this much loved band. Despite most people choosing to sing along with Crowded House there was still plenty of awe and devotion for George Benson over at the Mojo,where he was filling the cool night air with romance and nostalgia, perfect for lovers.

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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2022 – Day 3

By Wanda Hill

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Well it’s not a dream, it is real and it’s happening again. After so long without festivals it doesn’t seem possible to see live music, five consecutive days in a row. Day three and everything is smooth. The parking and traffic situation has been sorted, the long queues are a thing of yesterday and everything just feels a bit more relaxed. Families are out with their kids, many having their first ever festival experience.

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Live Review : Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival 2022

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Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival 2022
Shepparton Showground Victoria  
Review by Natasha Rachow 

Photo Gallery : Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival 2022

Driving down to what was a hometown gig, I was full of excitement. Nobody parties like a country crowd, and boy, was this a long time coming. From the beginning, I must compliment the promoters’ commitment to bringing this event to the town; after two years, who would not be excited.

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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2022 – Day 2

By Wanda Hill

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Bluesfest has been reborn in full glory after years of pandemic restrictions preventing the festival from going ahead. Friday’s epic line up saw the venue packed with music lover’s eager to feast on the gods of Australian rock music as well as welcoming international artists who have waited a long time to grace our shores. 

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Live Review : Catherine Britt at Crown Hotel Wentworth – 1st April 2022

Reviewer David Jackson – shotz by jackson   

Every Catherine Britt concert is a reminder of how she is one of country music’s finest vocalists. Hailing from Newcastle, Britt continued her around Australia Bush Pubs Tour at Wentworth on Friday night. Describing her tour as a labour of love inspired by the late Slim Dusty, Britt’s goal is to take her music to every corner of the country. Despite the Covid disruptions, she has managed to cover a considerable amount of it.  Having three golden guitars and nominated for three more from her latest venture, ‘Home Truths’ in Tamworth, in two weeks. Britt has a long history of playing and collaborating with some of music’s best, including Sir Elton John. Britt is an artist that crosses many music barriers from blues to roots to heartfelt country.  

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Live Review : UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS 2022 – Yarrawonga

Under the Southern Stars 
Venue J.C. Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga, Victoria Australia
Sunday March 13th, 2022 

Reviewer Natasha Rachow

Cheap Trick

As I write this review, I cannot begin without acknowledging the determination and commitment of promoters for delivering this show to Australian shores. On what is the third attempt to bring this show to Australian shores it eventually went off like clockwork, providing ticket holders with a killer show on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Victoria.

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Live Review & Photos : Blues on the Mountain – 24 April 2021

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

A regular event in the Mangrove Mountain hall in the past 8 years, thanks to the enthusiasm of promoter Ryan Howard, an evening of Blues / Folk / Roots music from a range of local and national artists, this weekend saw the multi-talented Ash Grunwald head the bill, and he agreed to do two shows to assist with the COVID-19 capacity restrictions.

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