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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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Album Review : Troy Redfern – The Wings of Salvation

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

TROY REDFERN
Wings of Salvation
Released – September 23rd

Blues-rock guitarist, singer- songwriter and dubbed Britain’s “King of Slide Guitar” Troy Redfern has followed up the excellent 2021 release The Fire Cosmic with a new record in The Wings of Salvation.  This record was crowd-funded through a Kickstarter campaign, and I am happy to say I added my name to the supporting cast for this.

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Album Review : Dead City Ruins – Shockwave

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

DEAD CITY RUINS
SHOCKWAVE
Released – Sept 16th
AFM Records

Melbourne hard rockers Dead City Ruins had developed a reputation in that City in particular as a full-on, flat-out, classic rock band in the Casanovas / Airbourne / AC/DC mould, and released their first album in 2011 which had more of an Ozzy / DIO-era Sabbath feel to it, and instantly broadened their appeal!

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EP Review: Wayward Sons – Score Settled

by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

WAYWARD SONS
SCORE SETTLED EP
Released – 17th June 2022
Frontiers Music

UK rockers Wayward Sons have announced the release of a special new EP, Score Settled. The EP follows the release of their latest studio album, Even Up The Score which came out in October 2021. The EP features three new, unreleased songs that were recorded during the sessions for Even Up The Score as well as three tracks that were previously only released on a physical format, and a live studio version of a track previously released as a studio bonus track in Japan. 

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Album Review : Simon McBride – The Fighter

by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

SIMON McBRIDE – THE FIGHTER
Released – 27th May 2022
EarMusic

Northern Ireland native, Simon McBride is currently on the road with Deep Purple filling in for Steve Morse and has released what he is calling his debut solo album The Fighter, via EarMusic. There were three prior albums released, the last of them 10 years ago, so this is a fresh start in recording terms at least.

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Album Review : Fozzy – Boombox

by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

FOZZY – Boombox
Released – 6th May 2022
Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group

This is the first studio album in 5 years for Fozzy, the powerhouse rock band fronted by the larger than life Chris Jericho, one-time professional wrestler and vocalist for the band for over 20 years now.

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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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Album Review : Casey Barnes – Light It Up

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

CASEY BARNES
Light It Up
Released – Feb 25th 2022

Casey Barnes has been around for more than 15 years now since appearing on Australian Idol in 2009, after releasing his debut album in 2007.  Spending the next 10 years as a hard-working journeyman, recording EPs 3 more studio albums, he released Live As One in 2017 which spawned a couple of solid singles in Just Like Magic and The Way We Ride, as well as the video for the title track.

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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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Album Review : Lee Kernaghan – Live At Deni Ute Muster

Review by David Jackson

Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival 2022

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Released on April 15, 2022, to coincide with his birthday. Lee Kernaghan has provided his thousands of country fans with an opportunity to cruise the highway listening to his past thirty years of hits and memories.

Recorded Live in 2019 at, the Deni Ute Muster live is a compilation of Kernahans greatest hits recorded in one of the unique places on the planet. 

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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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Album Review : THUNDER – Dopamine

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

THUNDER – Dopamine  
Double LP 
Released – April 29th 2022 via BMG

Thunder may be the band who will just never give up – having been a fan from the earliest Terraplane days in the late 1980’s, and having been lucky enough to be present at the 10th Anniversary “farewell” tour in 1999, and the 20 Years & Out show at Hammersmith Odeon in 2009 (despite moving to Australia in 1998) and even getting to shoot the sold-out Hammersmith Apollo show in March 2015, we felt thrilled to get the band to Australia in 2017 for some intimate, but very raucous club shows.

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Live Review : Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival 2022

https://www.goulburnvalleycountrymusicfestival.com.au/

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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