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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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Review : Meatstock Festival at Sydney Showgrounds – February 13-14, 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
Meatstock Festival at Sydney Showgrounds
Hair, heat and hunger were the flavour of the weekend at the inaugural Meatstock held at Sydney showgrounds on the 13th and 14th of February 2016. Capitalising on the increasing worldwide trend of BBQ’s and the art of grilling, Meatfest incorporated all the best that a carnivore could want, BBQ’s, beards, butchers, barbers, beers and bands. Too put it simple what more could a fella want for his Valentine’s weekend?
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Live Review : Tamworth Country Music Festival 2016

Review and photos by Nat Wyborn
Tamworth Country Music Festival 2016
Every January the town and people of Tamworth unite to host Australia’s biggest music festival The Tamworth Country Music Festival or the TCMF as it is most commonly known to its patrons runs for 10 days. Now in its 44th year the festival does not look like slowing down.
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Live Review : Photo Gallery : Wish For Wings at The Small Ballroom, Newcastle – December 6, 2015

by Natasha Wyborn
Wish For Wings at The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
For a band that has toured Australia for the past 9 years to finally pull up stumps could be considered both a tragedy and sadly a reality of the times. Fans came out on a hot summer night to witness Wish for Wings last ever show in Newcastle. The band consisting of Rhys Watts (vocals), Aaron Spinks and Andy Barber (guitars), Adrian Spinks (bass) and Steve Kellner (drums). Demanding action from the crowd during the first song, and action is what they got. Moving to the beat of this two guitar attack the fans responded with feet and fists in the air. Watt’s powerful voice backed by the tight band gave us a set which was both exhilarating and exhausting.
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Live Review : Def Leppard + Live at Sydney QANTAS Credit Union Arena – November 17, 2015

Review and photos : Natasha Wyborn – David Jackson

On a hot sweaty Tuesday night in Sydney two bands each responsible for some of the biggest hits in music in the past twenty years joined forces to put on one hell of a show.
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Live Review : UB40 at Civic Theatre, Newcastle – November 18, 2015

Review and photos by Natasha Wyborn – David Jackson
UB40 Live at the Civic Theatre Newcastle, Australia – November 18th 2015
UB40 at Civic Theatre, Newcastle
From the time Brian Travers hit a note on his saxophone until the time the band walked off the stage, there was love, positivity and good vibes in the room; welcome to a UB40 concert.
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