We hit the streets on Sunday to see some live music, chat to people enjoying the foreshore and to catch up with one of Newcastle’s friendliest musos, Gleny Rae Virus.
First stop for the afternoon was The Wickham Park Hotel for some live music with Mark Wood.
If there’s anywhere a muso can be assured of a friendly and responsive audience it’s at The Wicko. The modest crowd were constantly appreciative as Mark worked his way through acoustic covers of artists like Neil Young, The Beatles and Johnny Cash.
Next it was off to Honeysuckle for a walk along the foreshore. We chatted to families enjoying a ride along the path and stopping off to eat ice cream wile enjoying the view of the harbour. We also took some shots of the ‘wish wall’ set up outside an empty space just past The Squires Maiden.
Then we popped into the Honeysuckle Hotel to catch some tunes from Ty and chat to people enjoying their Sunday afternoon in the Harbour side venue.
Next stop was The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel to catch a Sunday arvo set from Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys featuring Robbie Long on lead guitar.
We had a chat with Gleny about her upcoming appearance at the National Folk Festival Canberra over the Easter weekend, her new EP and weather she think music can still make a social change. Keep and eye out on the site this week for a full write up of that interview.
After a well received set at The Lass it was a quick trip over to SJ’s in Hamilton to catch Loko who were playing to a big group of people celebrating a birthday.
To finish up the day we headed over to The Premier Hotel for some anthemic tunes from the mighty Glam Slam.
It was great to get out and see a bunch of awesome Novocastrian musos and catch up with people enjoying our city for all it’s beauty and vibrant music culture.
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