LIVE GALLERY: ROB LUCKEY & THE LUCKY BASTARDS, GLENY RAE VIRUS, KATE OLIVER AND ROBBIE LONG @ THE STAG

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Live Gallery:  Gleny Rae Virus, Kate Oliver,  Rob Luckey & The Lucky Bastards with special guest Robbie Long, kicked off their ‘Honkytonk Merry Go Round‘ tout at The Stag & Hunter Hotel last Friday, October 13th, dishing up plenty of foot-tapping Country, Honkytonk, Blues and Western Swing originals and classics, just a magical night of live music, we are still on a buzz from this one. Honkytonk music is making …

LIVE GALLERY: WYSPER ‘FREEDOM AIN’T FREE CHAPTER ONE’ EP LAUNCH @ AT THE STAG & HUNTER HOTEL

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Newcastle rockers WYSPER launched their hot new EP ‘Freedom Ain’t Free Chapter One’ last Saturday, October 7th at one of Newcastle’s hottest live music venues, The Stag & Hunter Hotel , A brilliant night of classic rock and we were stoked to be there in the audience to capture some of the action. WYSPER is David Carrall (Lead Vocals), Matt Bekk (Lead Guitar-Backing Vocals), Shane Stephens (Drums) and David …

GALLERY: THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN FEATURING THE JAMIE MARTENS BAND @ LIZOTTE’S – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH 2017

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Gallery: The Songs of Bob Dylan Show, Local musician Jamie Martens assembled an elite group of talented local Musicians bringing the Songs of Bob Dylan and portray to the sell-out audience these songs like nobody else can with his special unique style. With support provided by local talent Michael Passfiel, Jamie playing acoustic guitar and harmonica. Phil Boon on Bass, Mandolin and vocals. …

GALLERY: AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (NEWCASTLE LAUNCH) @ THE STAG – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

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The Americana Music Association of Australia presented a night of Australian Americana artists at The Stag and Hunter last Thursday, showcasing some of the Hunter Valley’s finest Americana artists, or as the night’s organiser, Natalie Henry would prefer it called ‘Australiana’.  Locals included Magpie Diaries, Nicholas Connors and Dearly Departed joining them on stage was the North coast’s  Lou Bradley and Central Coast Duo Eagle & The Wolf. …

THE AMBASSADOR OF SOUL, THE LEGENDARY ELLIS HALL, TO HIT SYDNEY IN NOVEMBER

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On Thursday, 30 November, Ellis Hall – The Ambassador of Soul – hits Sydney for an exclusive showcase at the iconic Basement, joined by very special guests Clarence Bekker (Amsterdam), Peter Bunetta (Los Angeles), Juan Carlos Portillo (Venezuela), and more. Ellis Hall is an accomplished and prolific performer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with an impressive five-octave range. In a career spanning over four decades, Hall …

GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE SEMI-FINALS 2017 @ THE STAG

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Our gallery of all the action from Semifinals 1 and 2, Passport To Airlie (Newcastle) 2017 at The Stag and Hunter Hotel. 10 great bands and 10 super hot sets at Newcastle’s home of original live music, including Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Boneman, viAgro,  WYSPER, Diplazar, The Reo Fenders, Jackson and Arcades and Lions. Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Diplazar and viAgro will be hitting The Stag stage for the finals this …

GALLERY: BLACK RABBIT GEORGE W/- GEORGIE JONES @ THE STAG & HUNTER HOTEL – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

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Black Rabbit George (Tijuana Cartel) is touring to celebrating the release of his hot new single ‘Bring You In’ and hit The Stag & Hunter Hotel last night for two big sets of Blues and Rootsy folk, that left the big Stag crowd wanting more of this talented artist.  If you’re lucky enough to be at Nimbin Roots festival this weekend you can catch Black …

GALLERY: CHASE THE SUN ‘AIN’T NO LOVE’ TOUR @ THE STAG & HUNTER – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND 2017

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Aussie Blues-rock heavy weights Chase The Sun brought their ‘Ain’t No Love’ tour to Newcastle’s Stag & Hunter Hotel last Saturday night playing to a packed house, the boys rocked the night with two cracking sets of their trade mark thumping Blues-Rock. Newie music industry legend Justin Ngariki opened the night with a superb solo set, bringing up a special guest, Voodoo …

GALLERY: HEAT 4 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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The last of the Heats for Passport To Airlie 2017 went down last Sunday, with the big fathers day crowd enjoying plenty of cool live music from five sensational local bands. On stage for the final heat of the comp. before the finals series kicks off, were Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Slide Milligan and Stone Sun. Congratulations to heat 4 winners Thomas Macokatic, The …

GALLERY: LIVE ‘N’ LOCAL AT LIZOTTE’S – WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 31ST

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We made the trip into Lizotte’s for last Wednesday night’s Live N Local, always great for a midweek fix of live music, Three sets on stage at one of Australias most beautiful venues, damn fine food and cold Coopers Pale on tap what more could you ask for. CMAA Academy of Country Music Graduate, Chelsea Rollings opened the night superbly, this …