Swamp HouseNews & Reviews

The Stag & Hunter Hotel just keeps pumping them out with another 4 nights of original live music this week.

Thursday, September 22nd – South Coast singer / songwriter Joe Mungovan kicks off his ‘What Am I Doing To Myself Again’ tour at The Stag.

At the age of nine, a young Joe Mungovan would never have imagined that begging his parents “for a drum kit for Christmas” would pave his way into some of the most prestigious stages in Australia. The now folk singer/songwriter, crashed his skateboard at the age of 13, leaving him unable to play his drumkit and in a wheelchair for 4 months. Joe taught himself guitar and unconsciously developed a indie/roots style which blend together to produce his unique style. With attention to articulate lyrics, catchy melodies and rhythmic detail, Joe’s songs express his genuine emotion. His authenticity and passion is conveyed in his intimate live show, and is an experience not worth missing.

At 21 years of age, Joe has already shared stages with some of Australia’s most well known acts including The Preatures, Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) JOY., and Owen Rabbit. Joe has also played pre-show entertainment at The Sydney Entertainment Centre for Neil Young, Gotye, Paul Simon and Sting.

Friday, September 23rd –  Will see Newcastle Funk masters Plastic Voyage hit the stag. Plastic Voyage is a diverse and energetic groove band based in Newcastle, Australia. Mixing elements of funk, soul, blues, hip-hop, ska, jazz, world music & lounge the group crafts energetic and sophisticated sounds. Their songs will soak though your mind & soul like a the hit of a cocktail: the music is tight but fluid, swinging from smooth grooves and moments of silence to frantic chops and cutting rhythms. 

The crew at The Swamp House highly recommends this one!

Plastic Voyage

Saturday, September 24th – The Swamp Stompers with The Urban Chiefs. The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore, the band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while 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.

The Urban Chiefs, are taking a quality -vs- quanitity approach this year focusing on festivals and music specific venues across Australia, Europe and Canada. They will be hitting the Music FEEDS studio in May to start recording their fourth studio album.

“Mix Woodstock era psychedelia with slide guitar fiery enough to weld a car axle, The Urabn Chiefs are heavyweights in a genre of music that often lack that fire in the belly instinct. Keep the fire extinguishers handy when these guys play!”
CJ PLAIN, Firebrand Rock Radio Detroit USA

Urban Chiefs

Sunday, September 24th – Country music legends, Alby Pool & The No City Limits. Performing since 1992, they have hit up tons of country music festivals such as the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2004, Hats Off Festival, with over 40 years worth of tours and regional stops aswell. Proudly returning to our stage since his last Stag performance last year, it is a night not to be missed.