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Live Review : Adam Eckersley Band Live at Central Charlestown Leagues Club – July 23, 2016

by Natasha Wyborn
Adam Eckersley Band at Central Charlestown Leagues Club - 23 July 2016
Central Coast based four piece country rock outfit The Adam Eckersley Band sent the local football club into overdrive last Saturday night with a full on assault of their unique brand of country rock. Lead by one of Australia’s best on the axe, Eckersley is both modest and quiet in approach. Take this man and his band to a performing stage and they unleash the beast within to provide the bands ever growing audience with more than their monies worth.
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Live Review : Culture Club at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – June 11, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Culture Club at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - June 11, 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
He is arguably one of the most famous faces from 80’s music; loud, colourful and flamboyant; he is Boy George. On Saturday night Boy George together with Culture Club originals Jon Moss, Roy Hay and Mikey Craig joined 9 other outstanding musicians to smash live music out of the park at the Hordern Pavilion. Commanding front and centre George was a magnet seeking attention and rightfully getting it.
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Live Review : Apia Good Times 2016 at Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Apia Good Times 2016 at Civic Theatre, Newcastle on June 9, 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
The Newcastle Civic Theatre welcomed a full house last night as the Apia Good Times tour hit town. For the fourth year in a row the gig was a sell-out continuing to astound by drawing fans of all ages to the show.

Opening the evening was John Paul Young. Paying a tribute to the song writing team Vanda and Young ‘Down Among The Dead Men’ hit the spot. With hits like ‘I hate the music’, Yesterday’s hero’ and ‘Pasadena’ you would be hard pressed not to sing and clap along.
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Live Review : Diesel at Nelson Bay Diggers – 13 May 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Diesel at Nelson Bay Diggers - 13 May 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
Diesel stopped by Port Stephens on Friday night as part of his Americana Tour promoting his new album to an appreciative crowd. Playing to a packed house of loyal fans the man himself entered the stage dressed in a tailored shirt and tie. His seven guitars stood in a neat row each itching to be played by the master.
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Live Review : Moving Pictures at Belmont 16s, Newcastle – May 06, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Moving Pictures at Belmont 16s, Newcastle - May 06, 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
Moving Pictures are still performing live, still touring and still pleasing an almost ageless crowd. The original line up of Charlie Cole, Garry Frost, Ian Lees, Alex Smith, Andy Thompson joined by Mark Meyer on drums are not only sounding great but also seem to be enjoying the experience.
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Live Review : The Gum Ball 2016 – Dashville – Hunter Valley, NSW Australia

Review by Natasha Wyborn
The Gum Ball 2016 - Dashville - Hunter Valley, NSW Australia Photographer: David Jackson
Walking into The Gum Ball for the very first time I admit I was unsure what to expect. Rain poured and lightning threatened to end the Friday evening before it even began. Looking around I saw all walks of life from hippies to couples as straight as an arrow and even a mermaid yes you hear right. The common link between all parties was calm, peace and tranquility. I must say from the outset this is the perfect family festival, kids were everywhere and very welcome. There were plenty of activities to occupy them as well. From skateboard ramps to open puppet theatre this was a very clever addition.
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Live Review : The Red Hot Summer Tour at Roche Estate, Hunter Valley – April 16, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Jimmy Barnes at The Red Hot Summer Tour - Roche Estate, Hunter Valley - April 16, 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
A perfect autumn afternoon into night, a well behaved crowd and music history live on stage, as a music lover could you ask for more?

Kicking off The Badloves the audience sang loudly to ‘Green Limousine”, “Lost” and “The Weight”. Lead singer Michael Spiby lead the 5000 plus crowd in song and a fitting warm up of what was to come.
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Live Review : Sarah Blasko at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – April 8, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Sarah Blasko at Enmore Theatre, Sydney - April 8, 2016 Photographer: David Jackson

Sydney welcomed the ‘Eternal Return’ of Sarah Blasko

The iconic Enmore Theatre played host to the beauty and very talented Sarah Blasko on Friday night. Taking in her hometown of Sydney as part of her international Eternal Return tour the audience was treated to a seventeen song set featuring new and old hits.
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Live Review : Chris Isaak at A Day On The Green – Bimbadgen Estate, Pokolbin Australia – April 9, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Chris Isaak at A Day On The Green - Bimbadgen Estate, Pokolbin Australia  - April 9, 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
It was a perfect night for the final a day on the green at Bimbadgen on Saturday. Warm afternoon culminating with a cool evening. At 7.00pm Chris Isaak dressed in his famous 15 kilogram blue mirrored suit took to the stage and shortly after owned it. The 59 year old was in fine form. “I hope I am in the right place dressed like this or I need to go ice skating”, The Californian crooner remains as charming as he is talented. Introducing the audience to an array of hits and covers during his almost 2 hour set.
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Live Review : Melissa Etheridge at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – March 23, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Melissa Etheridge at Enmore Theatre, Sydney - March 23, 2016 Photographer:  David Jackson
Making a welcome return to Australia, Melissa Etheridge was in fine form on Wednesday night. Playing to a sell-out crowd on the first night of a two show stint, Etheridge poured her heart and soul out for a predominantly adoring female crowd. Although older, the crowd responded to the songs with a loud voice of approval. The moment Etheridge walked out on stage she looked at home. There was no holding Ethridge’s fans in their seats, From the first chord to the last, they were dancing in the aisles.
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Live Review : Tedeschi Trucks Band at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – March 22, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Photographer: David Jackson
Tedeschi Trucks Band at Enmore Theatre, Sydney - March 22, 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
The harbour city welcomed two of the best to the Enmore Theatre on Tuesday night. Husband and wife rock and blues outfit Susan Tedeschi and slide guitar maestro Derek Trucks took to the Enmore stage for a sold out event. It was the first time the band had visited Australia since 2013 and the fans welcomed them back with open arms! Fans were treated with numbers from the bands back catalogue and their new album ‘Let Me Get By’ which was featured throughout the two hour plus set.
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Live Review : Hoodoo Gurus + Violent Femmes + Sunnyboys + Died Pretty + Ratcat at A Day On The Green – Bimbadgen Estate – March 5, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Hoodoo Gurus at A Day On The Green - Bimbadgen Winery, Pokolbin Australia - March 5, 2016 Photographer:  David Jackson
Like wow, a clear day, thirty plus degree heat, good wine, and a record 10,000 crowd. That was the setting for Bimbadgen Estate on Saturday as fans come to watch what could be described as the best eclectic line-up the area has seen in years. This event proved a smash, selling out within days of going on sale. An additional 2000 tickets were made available courtesy of a new makeshift stand. The theme for the day was interesting with 5 bands, all from different music categories including college rock to psychedelic punk and the result was spectacular.
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Live Review : Simply Red at Bimbadgen Winery, Pokolbin Australia – February 20, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Simply Red at Bimbadgen Winery, Pokolbin Australia
A return to the valley after a five year hiatus, Simply Red hit the stage with gusto on Saturday night. A perfect venue, weather warm and sunny, concert sold out as you would expect. The Hunter Valley got to continue its love affair with Mick Hucknall and his classy band. Joining the musicians from the side of the stage after a brief instrumental introduction, Hucknall looked happy and at home. Dressed casual but there was nothing unrehearsed about the bands performance. Hitting almost perfect notes from their first song ‘Look at you now’ Hucknall romanced the audience with a very appealing collection of hits. The crowd responded from the onset, “A new flame” signalled a calling to all people to get up and join the party.
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