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Music For The Mind

Saturday the 16th of December 2017
The Stag & Hunter Hotel
From 2:00pm


Raising money in support of mental health
Free entry

New Years Eve 2017

NewcastleBandsDatabase Gig Lst

  • Busta Thong
  • MEX Club Mayfield
  • 9:00pm
  • The Cassettes
  • Mary Ellen Hotel
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  • The Hummingbirds
  • Nelson Bay Diggers
  • 9:00pm - 1:00am
  • The Klassics
  • Pelican RSL Club
  • 8:00pm
  • LOKO
  • The Mark Hotel
  • 8:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Loose Bazooka
  • Tea Gardens Country Club and Motel
  • 8:00pm
  • Marriah
  • Port City Bowling Club
  • 9:00pm
  • Misbehave
  • Jewells Tavern
  • 8:00pm
  • Muzzy Pep
  • William Crightion Band
  • Lennie Tranter And The Bagism Revelation
  • The Junk Yard (Grand Junction Hotel Maitland)
  • Doors open 3:00pm
  • Justin Ngariki and the Dastardly Bastards
  • Wickham Park Hotel
  • 6:00pm
  • Project X
  • Belmore Hotel
  • 9:30pm
  • The Rumor Trio
  • Cypress Lakes Resort
  • 9:00pm
  • viAgro
  • Marks Point Sports Club
  • 8:00pm - 1:00am
  • Mark Wells Duo
  • Queens Wharf Hotel
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  • The Years
  • Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC)
  • 8:30pm till late (Limited Tickets)

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

Tip Jar Song Competition Winners 2017




Tip Jar Winners


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


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)

Pretty In Pink -- Idol Motion

From the 80's

Idol Motion

Catfish Soup -- Ventilator Blues

at The Belmont Hotel

More Video Links

Rock This City

Live music in Newcastle, 1970sā€“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