There are four big nights of live music on stage at the fabulous Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle this weekend, kicking off on Thursday, February 2nd with Merewether Fats Blues Jam, 7:30 pm Free Entry – First Thursday of every month The Stag has the Merewether Fats boys in to perform soul ripping, smooth blues. They invite YOU to bring your own instrument of bliss and join in on the fun.
Friday, February 3nd – The Swamp Stompers, 8 pm Free Entry – Funk/ Rock/ Blues – The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore (NSW), the band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Searing slide guitar, contrasting dual-lead vocals, catchy guitar riffs and dubstep inspired didgeridoo soundscapes give this original blues-rock band an irresistible flavour combination that will leave you with an insatiable hunger for more.
Saturday, February 4th – Soul Providers, 8 pm Free Entry – Soul/ Jazz – The Newcastle Music Scene was the launching pad for the musical career of extraordinary Singer/Songwriter Jasmine Abbott. Jasmine started out in 2010 singing and playing open mic nights at venues including The Great Northern Hotel, The Hamilton Station, The Northern Star. This experience led to performing in a variety of projects, including the Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band, blues band Garth and the Apprentices, Jonny Cash Tribute Band, and folk duo Rose and The Sea. Jasmine has performed at the Australian National Jazz Convention 2013, the Wollombi Music Festival in 2016, as well as the Newcastle Jazz Festival the past 3 years running,
Sunday, February 5th – Adam Scriven, 5:30 pm Free Entry – Blues/ Folk/ Rock/ Roots – Adam Scriven, a guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an array of harmonicas, stomp box and yidaki (didgeridoo) coupled with a passion for music that is clear and infectious, Adam incorporates conscious and uplifting lyrics with intricate finger picking, virtuoso and percussive guitar techniques to create a diverse and dynamic live solo show.
COMING UP @ THE STAG