Where to find local original music in Newcastle

Our little corner of the globe is host to some amazing talent so we’ve put together a list of places you can see some local musos playing their original tunes this weekend.

The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel

Address: 14 Railway St, Wickham

The Lass is Newcastle’s oldest hotel and has become the home for original live music for many Novocastrians. They run an open mic night for all new comers looking to spread their wings as a solo act or as part of a band. The Creative Creatures night (as it’s know) is usually held every second Thursday night. If you would like to play or perform on this “Open Mike” night, you have to sign up before 8pm. If open mic really isn’t your thing, The Lass plays host to live original music pretty much every night of the week with a laid back weekly Sunday sesh in the beer garden.

The Wickham Park Hotel

Address: 61 Maitland Rd, Islington

The Wickham Park Hotel pride themselves on providing Novocastrians with the best live music, beer and friendly and entertaining staff and patrons in the whole of Newcastle. They also play host to a bunch of great live and local original music. It’s not uncommon on any given week to catch local music icons like Grant Walmsley, Bryan McVernon or Fish Fry live on stage bashing out their new material.

The Cambridge Hotel

Address: 789 Hunter St, Newcastle

While the Cambo is best known for hosting big headlining acts from around Australia and overseas they’re also huge supporters of local original music. Not only can you catch a local band supporting headlining acts, it’s quite common for local acts to be given a headline spot themselves. If you’re into a mid week adventure, Wednesday’s Antics Student night is a way to catch local original bands rocking out on the main stage to an enthusiastic audience.

Bar Petite

Address: 5/5 King St, Newcastle

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Bar Petite hosts live original music with a distinctive acoustic vibe. Starting at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm on Sundays. If you like food with your live music, you’re in luck here. Bar Petite serve delicious share plates that are great for a large group of friends or couples. If you don’t feel like sharing, they also offer main meals and nibbles.

Hombre Records

Address: 513 Hunter St Newcastle

In a time where hardcore is dominated by image & trends Hombre strives to bring you hardworking, honest DIY music from all over Australia. They also host live original music gigs for local bands. These guys are new on the block, but we’re hearing great things about it.

These are just a few of the venues hosting local original music on a regular basis. If we’ve missed your favourite original music venue let us know in the comments below.

Written by Newcastle Live

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