ON STAGE AT THE STAG THIS WEEK – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

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Four stellar nights of original live music on stage at The Stag & Hunter hotel this week!

Thursday, December 1st – See’s one of Newcastle’s most popular jam nights, the monthly Merewerether Fats Blues Jam back for a night of some of the best Blues in Newie.

Mark Salter ‘Merewether Fats’

Friday, December 2nd –  MethodFolk/ Roots/ Rock & Roll – Seasoned session musicians Bill Jacobi and Frank Corby unite to form Method. With the skeletal combo of drums and amped up an acoustic guitar they weave a mix of roots music, folk and heartland rock & roll to create songs that are honest and down to earth.

Saturday, December 3rd –  Liam Gerner And The Sunset Pushers, Folk/ Rock- Liam Gerner left his rural family life in Adelaide hills to seek his fortune in London. Almost immediately he was treated as a “hot new talent” and experienced the music business at its most corporate.Breaking free, he headed to the US, joined Texan country rocker Ryan Bingham’s band on guitar and experienced frontline American roots music. Returning to Australia in early-2013 Liam had his guitar, songs, and Land Of No Roads, an album cut with LA’s finest.

Sunday, December 4th – Matt Stillert,  Alt Blues/ Rock – Thundering riffs, wailing vocals, high energy crescendos, captivating Acapella, unorthodox guitar work, and original storytelling are the backbone of a Matt Stillert show.

‘COMING UP AT THE STAG’

Saturday, December 17th – Jon Toogood with Ben Leece- $20 + bf online / $25 door, get your tickets here now 

Jon Toogood

Jon Toogood is the founding member of two bands, Shihad and The Adults, a solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, radio presenter, mentor, theatre performer and voiceover artist.

Shihad formed 25 years ago in Wellington New Zealand. The band has since: officialSold more than 250,000 albums with two albums certified double platinum and five albums certified gold in New Zealand and Australia. At the 40th AnniversaryOfficialNew Zealand Music Charts Jon was presented with awards for the most singles in the charts by a NZ artist with 25 singles & most number 1 albums by NZ artists with 5 number 1 albums. Jon Toogood has written more NZ radio hits than any other artist in NZ music history and was recently inducted into the RIANZ NZ Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 with a Lifetime Achievement Award – the youngest inductees so far.

Since 1992 the band has toured extensively worldwide with bands such as AC/DC, Metallica, Guns’n’Roses, Faith No More, Silverchair, Midnight Oil, 30 Seconds To Mars. They also won numerous NZ Music Awards for best album, best band, best male vocalist, best single and best rock artist.

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