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November Updates

October Updates

  • * New Soloists: Angie; Greg Bryce; Kenny Jewell: Added to Still Playing


News, Reviews, Announcements, Charity Gigs.

Want to promote or have info on charity gig's, legend gig's or maybe gig reviews, etc. Drop me an email

Tony's Day 2017

In Memory of Tony Coughlan RIP

Sunday the 26th of November
at The Wickham Park Hotel

Tony's Day 2017
  • Ngariki
  • Voodoo Express
  • The Big Red Rockets
  • Southern Under Stars

All proceeds go to the Kids with Cancer Foundation

Rock this City Exhibition

Newcastle Museum
16 Nov 2017 - 04 Feb 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

More Information Here

Tip Jar Song Competition

"Newcastle’s music scene is set to benefit from the launch of a new song writing competition,
backed by a group of well-known Newcastle musicians, as well as the local business community".

More Details Here


You'll need a Facebook account to vote. You can vote for as many songs as you like,
but you can only vote once for each song. Songs are displayed randomly.


LOKO  —  Melbourne Street  —  Newcastle Flyers  —  Incognito  —  Love That Hat  —  The Years


Ward 10--Ten

From the Seventies

Rockwells--Tears Of Blood


  • Ronnie (Rockwell T James) Peel: Vocals/Guitar
  • Bobby Fletcher: Guitar/Vocals
  • Warren 'the Pig' Morgan: Keyboards
  • Grahame 'Face' Perkins: Bass
  • Les Gully: Drums/Vocals

The Rockwells--I'm On Fire

The Rockwells

More Video Links

Catfish Soup -- Ventilator Blues

at The Belmont Hotel

Dave and the Dero's -- Nice legs shame about the face

Bob Hudson -- The Newcastle song (Full version)

Rock This City

Live music in Newcastle, 1970s–1980s

Available from Hunter Press

John J Francis

For all you people out there who have wondered over the years "whatever happened to John J Francis ?", the question has now been answered. There is now an official John J Francis web site at it has been endorsed by John himself and is highly recommended by me as a must visit site. It has history, photos, album reviews and ....... wait for it ....... music downloads.

It is what John refers to as a 'cyber busking' site. You are free to download the music, all they ask is that you make a donation for what you think it is worth to you. A very refreshing concept in this era of internet piracy, fraud and rip off. So what are you still hanging around here for ..... go and check it out.

Do you want to voice your anger at the Japanese whalers?

Go to this web site and sign the petition.Whalesrevenge

If you have a band listed on the site, and you have a Myspace page for it, send me the address and I will put it up with the bands entry. Everybody and their dog has got one. Mine is HERE if you want to check it out.

Music Stuff:

Bio's:'Weld' , 'Midnight Howlers' 'Rimshot' , Contrax , Homegrown , Swanee , Nightmare , Smakka & Waddy , Loud & Proud

Steve McLennan, has done biography's on Barracuda and Freak Shop and Greg Lee Band and Mirage and Anvil Chorus and Idols and Witchdoctors

And a swag of other bio's on Aragon, Backwater, Man'O'War, Raiding Party and Glam Gods.

Peter Wholohan's 2006 benefit show photo's. Click on this link to go there