Ever since The Fumes exploded onto the Aussie rock scene in 2006 with the critically-acclaimed debut album Guns Of Gold, the infamous blooze-rock band have left slack jaws, ringing ears and wagging tongues in their wake. Here’s 5 reasons we think you should head to the Stag & Hunter in Mayfield this Saturday (June 6), to see them live.
The Flumes are sounding tight!
The band is currently on a 4 date run of shows kicking off tonight (June 4) in Sydney, and are really sounding tight and on the money. While The Flumes are well known for their great live performances, there’s nothing like a string of dates to get a band sounding really tight.
Bass in your face
Last time we saw The Fumes they were a duo. Back then you’d be forgiven for thinking you were listening to a much bigger band. The guitar lines were thick and percussive and the drums locked in so tight to the riffs, the resulting sound was much greater than the sum of the two players. We haven’t seen the guys since the addition of their bass player, but we can only imagine it will take the band’s sound to the next level.
The Stag is a great place to see live music
If you haven’t been into the Stag & hunter recently, tonight is a great opportunity to check out what they’ve done with the place. From the reveal of the original ceiling with hanging saloon lights, to the old carnival clown machine in the corner, the bar offers a completely different look and feel to any other in Newcastle. The PA is great and their in house sound engineer really knows his stuff. We love it and we think you’ll feel the same.
Kris Morris is supporting
It’s worth getting in early to The Stag to catch the night’s support act. With equal measures of country heartbreak, down-home blues and rock’n’roll swagger Kris Morris throws down songs that cut deep; full of life and truth. He lights things up and makes them burn. It’s brokenness made beautiful. And somehow always with a wry smile. n the last year Kris has become a fixture of country legend, Bill Chambers’, songwriting sessions. It’s where he’s re-found his creative spark amongst a community of kindred spirits totally committed to the craft.
It’s hard to believe but the Stag & Hunter are footing the bill for this one! Just rock up and you’ll be treated to a night of great original music from two of the country’s most exciting new artists. And with all that spare bread in your pocket you’ll be able to sample some of the great beers lined up on the hotel’s taps, or head in early for a bite to eat. We can recommend the beef burger and the lamb cutlets.
WHAT: The Fumes
WHEN: This Saturday (June 6)
WHERE: Stag & Hunter Mayfield
MORE INFO: http://thestag.com.au/
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