Listen up! Newcastle Live’s monthly podcast is back. In the March episode we chat to Ben Lee who’s coming to Lizotte’s later this month, we check out the new track from local band, Arcades & Lions and we preview the top 5 gigs we’re looking forward to this month. You’ll also here interviews with Michael Spiby from The Badloves and we hear from Tom Burlinson who’s brining his Frank Sinatra show to Belmont 16s.
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Love Is The Great Rebellion is the tenth longplayer from the prolific artist, Lee’s first since album since signing with Warner Bros. Records in Feb 2015. Led by charming single ‘Big Love’, for his latest longplayer the iconic ‘Catch My Disease’ singer returns to the familiar, unabashed sound he’s loved for – upbeat, heart-on-sleeve pop. It’s a family affair, too: Lee’s wife, actress Ione Skye, makes an appearance, as does his five-year-old daughter Goldie and his father-in-law, ’60s folk icon Donovan.
He plays Lizotte’s in Lambton on March 17 & 18.
Arcades & Lions
Arcades & Lions took out the 2015 Youth Rockin’ The Black Dog band competition and have since recorded and are ready to take on the world.
You can find out more about the band by visiting their Facebook page.
Presenting Australian star of stage and screen Tom Burlinson in a new Special Performance of the classic live album ‘Sinatra at the Sands’.
Accompanied by his All Star Big Band Tom sings all the wonderful songs from this sensational recording of Sinatra in his prime. ‘Come Fly with Me’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘One for my Baby’, ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘It was a Very Good Year, ‘My Kind of Town’ and many more!
The original musical arrangements by the great Quincy Jones for the magnificent Count Basie Orchestra will be faithfully recreated by Tom’s big band of some of the best musicians in the country.
Top 5 gigs
Shining Bird at The Small Ballroom on March 11
Milk Records’ Good For You at Bar On The Hill March 13
Ben Lee at Lizottes on March 17 & 18
Dave at The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel on March 19
Super Sundae Fundaze on March 20
They are already a part of Australian music history having become a household name and influencing a generation of musicians and music lovers.
Inspired by the past, The Badloves are a band that’s very much focused on the future.
They play The Red Hot Summer Festival at Roche Estate on April 16
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