ANDREW SWIFT ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR FRESH FROM THE U.S.

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Hot on the heels of performing at the world-famous Bluebird Café in Nashville as part of Sound Australia’s AMERICANAFEST showcase, Andrew Swift has announced tour dates taking in the rest of the year, proving there is no rest for one of Australia’s fastest rising country artists. ‘King Of The Sky’ is the third single to be taken from Andrew Swift’s …

THE SWAMP STOMPERS DROP ‘SHADOWS ON THE WALL’ EP

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Blues Rockers, The Swamp Stompers are set to release their new EP ‘Shadows On The Wall’ and will be heading out tour later this month to celebrate the EP’s release with a show set for Newcastle’s home of original live music, The Stag & Hunter Hotel on Friday, October 26th! You’ve got to hand it to a band like South Coast NSW …

JAMES VAN COOPER DROPS SECOND SINGLE FROM DEBUT ALBUM

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‘Goodbye My Friends’ is the second single dropped from James Van Cooper’s debut Americana album, Coming Home, out September 7 and now available for pre-order through iTunes.  It follows on from the release of lead single, ‘Passing Through’. James Van Cooper and his 4-piece band will be touring this September/October to celebrate the release of  Coming Home and has just added more dates …

CLAUDE HAY CREATES A NEW GUITAR AND DROPS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

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Blue Mountains man Claude Hay is one of the leading lights of the Aussie festival scene and boasts a slew of loyalists from coast to coast. After 12 years, 4 albums and countless shows and festivals, Claude shows no signs of slowing down as he announces a string of dates for this spring, Including a local show at The Stag & …

GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE – NEWCASTLE 2018 ‘HEAT 1’ @ THE STAG & HUNTER HOTEL

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Passport to Airlie – Newcastle kicked off last Sunday, August 12th at The Stag & Hunter Hotel. This was the first heat of Passport to Airlie 2018 with four sensational bands and artists taking to the Stag’s stage for a super tight heat with a big crowd of punters there supporting them all. A big congratulations to, Diplazar and Smoke & Rain who will be heading straight …

MATT SCULLION DROPS VIDEO CLIP FOR NEW SINGLE ‘ROADSIDE CROSS’

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Roadside Cross, is the latest single lifted from 2018 Golden Guitar winner, Matt Scullion’s album I’m Just A Song, released through Social Family Records. The song that Matt hopes will encourage even just a few people to slow down and not look at their phones while driving, was one that he really didn’t want to write, but he felt it …

GALLERY: Z-STAR TRINITY LIVE @ THE STAG – FRIDAY, JULY 20TH 2018

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The UK’s Z-Star (Zee Gachette) brought her ‘Red Train Blue Train’ tour, debuting her Trio line up ‘Z-Star Trinity‘ with Beck Flatt on drums and Boi Crompton on bass, to The Stag & Hunter Hotel last Friday night. Z-Star Trinity had the packed house rocking all night to three big sets, with Zee’s trademark on-stage energy, red-hot guitar riffs and cracking vocals all …

GALLERY: MIKE ELRINGTON @ THE STAG – THURSDAY, JULY 19TH 2018

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Our gallery from Singer-songwriter/guitarist, Mike Elrington’s show at The Stag & Hunter Hotel last night for what was one hell of a solo show. At almost two metres tall, this man mountain cut an imposing figure on the Stag’s stage with powerhouse vocals and incredible guitar skills to match, Elrington left all at the Stag in awe. Elrington is renowned for his energy driven …

GALLERY: MATTY T WALL ON STAGE AT THE STAG – SUNDAY, JULY 15TH 2018

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West Coast Blues Rocker Matty T Wall and his band (Ric Whittle – Drums & Stephen Walker – Bass) are touring to celebrate the release of his hot new album ‘Sidewinder’ with the tour rolling into Newcastle’s Stag & Hunter Hotel last Sunday night. Man what a night, the Sidewinder album is a favourite on our playlist, but to really appreciate what this artist …

GALLERY: MARSHALL OKELL @ THE STAG – SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH

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Well, what a way to finish the weekend, with a down and dirty night of foot stomping Blues and Roots at The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle last Sunday night. It’s always a killer night of live music and good times on stage at The Stag when Marshall Okell comes to town. On stage with Marshall was Jon Howell (Drums) …