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In Memoriam

Keith Shortland RIP


Grant Walmsley pens tribute to Paul Woseen - NEWCASTLE LIVE

Try a Little Kindness,
The Phil Mahoney story

Biography released on the life of Newcastle entertainment stalwart Phil Mahoney.
Newcastle Hearald 10-7-21

More details and book purchase options here

Hey! Rock ‘N’ Roll

By Rick Pointon

Hey Rock n Roll

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

The genius of sound in Newcastle lives on through his innovations

by Mike Scanlon, SEPTEMBER 27 2019, Newcastle Herald

"Alan Edmund Bourne (1924- 2012) was once Newcastle's best-known sound engineer whose work remained his hobby. And what a versatile talent he was."

Full Article Here

A new lease on life for Newcastle Leagues Club Band Room

by Newcastle Live

Full Article Here

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 Slots

Recorded live @ The Family Hotel 19/02/94
Nick Raschke - Guitar/Lead Vocals
Face Perkins - Bass/Vocals
Jeff Macleay - Drums/Vocals


(Rolling Stones) by Bresso & Co. *FIRST TAKE*
Back story: Steve Mac said "Bresso wants to record Midnight Rambler" and we said yes...that's it. This was our unrehearsed first take. Imperfect and perfect (if you get my drift).
Stones fans will understand the philosophy. Loosely based on the 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' live variant.
Mark 'Bresso' Bresnahan: vocals & harp / Justin Ngariki: guitar / Trevor Dare: guitar / Rob Bell: bass / Steve 'Mac' Mclennan: drums
Recorded and mixed by Mark Tinson at Impromptu Studios. Newcastle, Australia. July 2022. Phone footage by Oliver Bolth and Pat Tobin (thanks very much lads).
Justin Ngariki

DV8 - Dry Your Eyes

DV8 Band Page

The Marshall Brothers Band - Younger Now

The Marshall Brothers Band Page

Steve Russell's Blues Power

Hootchie Cootchie Man

Benny & The Jets - Tobacco Road

Benny & The Jets Band Page

The Eighty Eights -- Time Machine

Motels/Eighty Eights Band Page

Dave and the Derros -- Nice legs shame about the face

Live on Countdown

Marriah Band -- Whole Lotta Love

Marriah Band

Crimson Tide -- Eagle Rock

Rocktober for Sam 2016

Crimson Tide

No Reason -- Saviour Song

No Reason

I Go Bang --- Radio Stereo (live)

I Go Bang

Amathyst --- Angels Without Wings

FACEplant --- Love Hate Pain Frustration
Live Black Box

The Australian Beefweek Show --- The Great Keg Show In The Sky

The Bounty Hunters Band - That'll Get Back/Chopped Liver
Live at Hawkesbury Hotel

  • Lyn Hinds (v, b)
  • David Hinds (g, v)
  • Mick O’Shea (d, v)

NBD Page

Jones The Cat - I Want You Still

  • Jack Waterson (v, g, pg, k)
  • Cameron Macey (g, v)
  • Jarrod Wilton (b, v)
  • Tristan Lacey (d, v)

Dragstrippers -- Get Down Get With It (Live)

Great Northern Hotel,Newcastle, 6-11-2010

  • Brad Tynan (v)
  • Gavin Swain (g, v)
  • Matt Gill (g)
  • Dale Townsend (b)
  • Donny Anarchy (d)

Dragstrippers  NBD

East Coast Low -- Gun Club Road

  • Micheal Cornish (v)
  • Geoff Mullard (g, v)
  • Al Creed (g)
  • Chris Hunter (b)
  • Nicholai Danko (d)

YouTube Music - East Coast Low

Southern End -- It's Not The Same

  • Patrick McBeath (v, g)
  • Aidan Liddle (g, v)
  • Andrew Gray (b, v)
  • Duncan Brown (d, v)
  • Official Music Video
  • Mixed/Mastered by Darcy Long
  • Video by Holliday Music

ZOMBONIMO -- Try Harder

  • Kim Abbott (g, v)
  • Tony Rees (g, v)
  • Dan Corbett (b, v)
  • Chad McCamley (d)

ZOMBONIMO Album Launch
'Born to Paint the World Red'
Friday the 15th of March 2019
7:30pm -11:30pm
Grand Junction - The Junkyard

Blackest Sabbath -- War Pigs

  • Jarrod Daunt (v)
  • Ngariki (g)
  • Rob Bell (b)
  • Steve 'Mac' McLennan (d)
  • Live at The Wickham Park Hotel
  • 10-11-18

The Milestones -- Waiting for the man

  • Nick Raschke (g, v)
  • Todd Johnson (v, g)
  • Marty Burke (b, v)
  • Steve Morton (d)

The Milestones -- I shall be released the milestones


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


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