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

Happy New Year All

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 it to me

Newcastle Musicians Fight to Protect City's Entertainment Venues

"NEWCASTLE musicians and music fans have reached a “pivotal moment” in the push to preserve the city’s
live entertainment venues – and been issued with a “call to arms” to join the voices demanding change."
By Helen Gregory.

Full Article "Newcastle Hearld"

Save Our Music Scene

"TWO music industry veterans are urging Newcastle City Council to engage in conversation
about the city’s live entertainment scene before it is too late".
By Melinda McMillan

Full Article "Newcastle Hearld"

Newcastle Blues & Roots Festival

Wickham Park Hotel

Saturday the 27th of January 2018
Doors open at 10:00am
$15 pre sale - $20 at the door

  • Performances by:
  • Groove Examanation: Justin Ngariki, Nick Rashke, Robbie Long & Ben Elliott
  • Papa Pilko And The Binrats
  • Jason Kafoa
  • Blues Exile
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • The Reofenders
  • Roy Rose
  • Merewether Fats Blues Band
  • The Blues Bombers
  • Plastic Voyage
  • Helena Kitley Band
  • Annie O'Dee and the Hotshots
  • Diplazar
  • Paris Grace
  • Plus many more!
  • The event will also host a wonderful variety of market stalls, a jumping castle, face painting and food from around the world.
  • This event is licensed all ages. Children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian.

Rock this City Exhibition

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

More Information Here

A Night for Richard

Wallsend Diggers
Friday the 9th of February 2018

A Night for Richard

Tickets $10


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


Muzzy Pep -- Spose So

  • Errol Moyle (g, v)
  • Scott Blackley (g, v)
  • Nic Munnings (b, v)
  • Luke Bennett (d)

Velvet Underground -- Somebody To Love

From the Sixties

The Velvet Underground -- She Comes in Colours

Velvet Underground

Ward 10 -- Ten

From the Seventies

Nick Patey and The Oxygen Theives -- In the Nick EP (1994)

  • Nick Patey (g, v)
  • Ross Hartsuyker (b)
  • Darren Burtoff (d)

Catfish Soup -- Ventilator Blues

at The Belmont Hotel

More Video Links

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