WWW Newcastle Bands Database

August Updates

  • * New Bands: The Brew; The Instigators; Monsters; Smoke & Rain; The Unthoughts: Added to the Tenners (10's)

July Updates


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

Passport to Airlie 2018

At The Stag & Hunter Hotel 4:00pm till 8:00pm

  • Heat 1: Sunday the 12th of August
  • Heat 2: Sunday the 19th of August
  • Heat 3: Sunday the 26th of August
  • Semi-Final: Sunday the 2nd of September
  • FINAL: Sunday the 9th of September
  • HEAT 1:
  • Diplazar
  • Smoke & Rain
  • Sky Pilot
  • Suzie Baxter
  • Winner: ?
  • HEAT 2:
  • ?

Passport to Airlie 2018 Details  MG

Newcastle Band Videos

Newcastle Band Videos

Facebook group created by Trevor Dare featuring Newcastle Band Videos from the past to the present.
(Facebook account required)

Newcastle Band Videos FB

The Unthoughts -- Devil's Mind

  • Dave Carter (v, g)
  • Ed Peters (b, orc)
  • Bradley Duncan (g, d, v)

Silverchair -- Reading Festival 1999



Crying Suns -- Hands Up High

Crying Suns -- Individuals

Live at The Air Force Club Newcastle 1988


by Bart Bealmear on DANGEROUS MINDS

Full article here

The Autumn Hearts -- Things Happen for a Reason

  • Dave Robson (v, g)
  • Ron Jackman (g, v)
  • Ed Peters (b, v)
  • Ross Peters (v, d)

More from The Autmn Hearts new EP

Newcastle Live -- REVIEW: The Autumn Hearts New EP

Sparx Live at Panthers 08

In Memoriam

Bob Fletcher RIP

Tribute Page with Bands List

Rockwells/Redback -- Tears Of Blood

The Rockwells -- Summertime Blues

Ward 10 -- Ten

Thank You for 2017

A big thank you to all those people who helped the database keep kicking along with fresh information, photos and clippings in 2017.
Hopefully we will find more in 2018 and keep documenting the great musicians from Newcastle's amazing music history.
All the best for 2018

PS: Any photos, clippings or info..send them to me


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


Too Much Rock 'N' Roll - A Life in Music

by Mark Tinson

Available from MacLean's Booksellers

For Mark Tinson, Too Much Rock And Roll Is Never, Ever Enough

by Steven Pickett

Full Article "Newcastle Live"

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