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 …

GALLERY: TORI FORSYTH ‘DAWN OF THE DARK’ ALBUM LAUNCH

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Hunter Valley, Alt. Country artist Tori Forsyth celebrated the release of her stunning debut album ‘Dawn of The Dark‘ with a launch party last night at Newcastle’s Wickham Park Hotel playing to a packed house with her band and special guests including local favourites Carl The Bartender, Ben Leece and Huckleberry, check out our gallery from the night below. Dawn …

GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS WITH SPECIAL GUEST MATT JOE GOW – LIVE @ THE WICKO THURSDAY, MAY 17TH

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Masterful singer and songwriter Grant Lee Phillips returns to Australia this May, with a show here in Newcastle at the fabulous Wickham Park Hotel  on Thursday, May 17th with special guest Matt Joe Gow Over an extensive career, Grant-Lee Phillips has earned a reputation as a songwriter's songwriter – an artist who can deliver lyrical observations with a dry and evocative …

ROSE CARLEO BAND – NEW EP ‘BATTLE SCARS’ OUT THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 20

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The juggernaut that is Rose Carleo Band is unstoppable, announcing the start of their tour in fan heartland – Western Sydney.  Rose has been described as a modern-day Janis Joplin, and her ‘tough-as-nails’ band back her to the hilt, with their gutsy guitars, driving bass and primal beats of four-on-the-floor grooves.  The energy in their video ‘Battle Scars’ gives you …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …