NEWCASTLE BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL 2018 @ THE WICKO – SATURDAY JANUARY 27TH

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The Newcastle Blues & Roots Festival is back for its third year at their new home and Newcastle’s home of the Blues, The Wickham Park Hotel on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. There’s a massive day of live music lined up, the event will also host a wonderful variety of market stalls, a jumping castle, face painting for the kids and food from around …

GRETTA ZILLER AND ANDREW SWIFT ANNOUNCE THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN CARAVAN PARK COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWCASE TOUR

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Social Family Records Alt-country/Americana artists Gretta Ziller and Andrew Swift have announced a massive 22 date tour taking in 22 caravan parks in Victoria and New South Wales in 22 days, before hitting Tamworth Country Music Festival for a swag of shows each. Having just signed with Social Family Records, Andrew Swift is set to drop the first single, Reckless …

THE SNOWDROPPERS ‘WE’RE CALLING IT QUITS TOUR’ @ THE WICKO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

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After ten show-stopping years of hitting Aussie stages, blues rocker icons THE SNOWDROPPERS have announced that they will be breaking up after one last run of shows, their ‘ We’re Calling It Quits’ tour, with the tour hitting Newcastle’s Wickham Park Hotel on Saturday, November 18th. So come on down to The Wicko to catch THE SNOWDROPPERS live for the very last time …

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 …

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 …

AWARD WINNING SINGER SONG-WRITER ANDREA MARR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

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Andrea Marr’s first full-length soul album Natural is a joyous celebration of the music she has always loved – harking back to the glorious sounds of Stax and Motown-era soul, delivered with her own distinctive voice and styleAndrea Marr’s first full-length soul album Natural is a joyous celebration of the music she has always loved – harking back to the …

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 …

LLOYD SPIEGEL ‘THIS TIME TOMORROW’ TOUR – NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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Australian Blues master and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is two months into the tour to launch his new album ‘This Time Tomorrow’ and the ‘sold out’ signs have been hanging on many venue doors thus far. After such an incredible start, Lloyd is delighted to announce new dates in SA, WA, TAS and a handful of other shows on the east …

BLUES LEGEND WALTER TROUT UNVEILS TITLE TRACK FROM “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER” – FEAT. JOE BONAMASSA

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Walter Trout’s new album ‘We’re All In This Together’ has a lot of blues fans eagerly awaiting its release the Friday, September 1st. Featuring a huge line up of some of the biggest names in blues music the 14 track album includes appearances from John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Warren Haynes, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Robben Ford, …

JON CLEARY AND THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMAN – TOURING AUSTRALIA, NOVEMBER 2017

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Posted By: Dave (DOS) O’Sullivan Grammy award winner and iconic New Orleans piano playing songwriter Jon Cleary will return to Australian shores in November 2017 with his band for an extensive national tour, showcasing his album ” Go Go Juice ” Born in Kent in the UK, Cleary grew listening to the music of Professor Longhair, a favourite of his …