GALLERY: GW FREEBIRD BLUES BAND – LIVE @ THE WICKO – SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH

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The GW Freebird Blues Band rocking the house at The Wickham Park Hotel last Sunday. The GW Freebird Blues Band features Newcastle rock legend Grant Walmsley (Guitar/Vocals) and his band Holly Wilson (Vocals), Dave Javier (Bass), Shane Landry (Sax), Brad Hodgson (Harp), Tom Blake (Drums)  and  Trevor Parkinson (Guitar).

CALIFORNIA POWER-TRIO RADIO MOSCOW LIVE @ THE WICKO – THURSDAY, JUNE 28TH

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California power-trio Radio Moscow will be touring Australia this June-July, with a Newcastle show scheduled for The Wickham Park Hotel (The Wicko) on Thursday, June 28th. Supports on the night will be Dyer Maker and Vanilla Gorilla The hard-hitting band have carved their own sonic niche in international Blues, Rock and Psych circles since their formation in 2003, regularly playing some of the world’s …

DAVE HOLE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

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Dave Hole announces 10th album ‘Goin’ Back Down’ to be released April 27th and Australian tour dates for May 2018, with a show right here in Newcastle at The Wickham Park Hotel on Sunday, May 6th. At the age of 69, it wouldn’t be a stretch to describe Dave Hole as one of this country’s elder statesmen of the Blues.  Regarded …

PUNKFiSH ‘IF ITS ROCKIN’ EP LAUNCH @ THE WICKO – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

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Newcastle Surf Rockers PUNKFISH with special guest Ian “Pappy” Papworth, will be launching their brand new EP “If It’s Rockin’ at The Wickham Park Hotel this Wednesday, October 25th. Bored after years of bending songs and minds with classic cover mash-ups, PUNKFiSH is getting off the goat boat and heading for the green room. Roughly translated: no more cover versions, lots more original …

THE VENOM LIPS TO DEBUT NEW EP AT AIRLIE BEACH

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Newcastle alt-rock outfit The Venom Lips (formerly known as In Motion), has been making big waves in the music scene since forming in early 2014 and are now set out to debut their new EP at the Airlie Beach Festival Of Music on November 11th, 2017. The self-titled EP comes as the second release for the young band following the …

FRANK SULTANA AND THE SINISTER KIDS @ THE WICKO – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

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Sydney indie bluesman, Frank Sultana and his band, The Sinister Kids will be bringing his ‘SLOW FINGERS RIDES AGAIN’ East Coast tour to Newcastle’s Wickham Park hotel, this Saturday, October 21st for a night of dirty Delta Blues. Celebrating the release of their cracking new single, ‘Walk Away’, Frank Sultana and the Sinister Kids are taking their rock n roll blues …

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: 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 …